College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Applied Human Sciences

Graduate Assistants

The University of Northern Iowa Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Program currently has seven graduate assistants working for the program. As graduate assistants, we stay busy assisting our cooperating professors and working hard each day to better the program. This semester has been particularly busy working to prepare for CACREP re-accreditation visit. Graduate assistants also work as liaisons of information between students and faculty. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the graduate assistants listed. 

Graduate Assistants

Cindy Enyart


Cindy Enyart is a first-year graduate assistant in her second year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Child, Adult, and Family Services. Upon graduating from the counseling program, Cindy is interested in working in a correctional facility or a community mental health center. She also hopes to work with therapy animals in the future. 

Claudia Gonzalez


Claudia Gonzalez graduated from UNI in 2014 with a major in Communication. This is her first year in the School Counseling program at UNI. In the future she hopes to be a high school counselor in San Antonio, Texas. She also hopes to volunteer with non-profit organizations and work with the Hispanic community.

Matthew Manley


Matthew Manley received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in May of 2014 with a major in Psychology and a minor in History.  This is his first year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at UNI.  In the future he would like to work with adults with substance abuse problems.

Coleen Cecile Tanyag

Coleen Cecile Tanyag Graduate Assistant

Coleen Cecile Tanyag is a second-year School Counseling graduate student and graduate assistant in the University of Northern Iowa Counseling Program. She graduated with honors from Truman State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Philosophy and Religion. After finishing UNI's counseling program, she hopes to work as a high school counselor and basketball coach around her hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.

Sunnycho (Sunny) Teeling


Sunny Teeling graduated in 2012 from Upper Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a business minor. This is her first year as a part of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at UNI. Sunny's future plans include pursuing a doctoral degree and focusing on a career working with children and adolescents.

Courtney Yoachim


Courtney Yoachim is a first-year Clinical Mental Health graduate student and graduate assistant.  She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in criminal justice Spanish, and piano music. Upon graduating from the counseling program, Courtney is interested in working with people recovering from abuse and trauma.