Meet the Team

Who We Are

A Counseling Center Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

Florida Gulf Coast University Counseling and Psychological Services is a department within Student Success Enrollment Management. Our services are designed to provide accessible and quality counseling and therapy, consultation, instruction, education, and assessment for the university community. Our services are based on acceptance, understanding, respect and care for all who seek services. All currently registered students are eligible for services in the counseling center.

The staff is comprised of full-time and part-time professional counselors and therapists. Licensed psychologists, masters level counselors as well as graduate level interns under the supervision of one of the licensed clinicians provide needed assistance. A psychiatrist is also available for consultation. 

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Meet Our Team


Jon Brunner, Ph.D. 

Senior Director, Counseling and Wellness Services

Dr. Jon Brunner is a Florida licensed psychologist.  He is a founding staff member of FGCU beginning his employment in 1996. 

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Michael Ghali, Ph.D. 

Clinical Director and Group Program Coordinator

Dr. Ghali is a Florida Licensed Psychologist.  He has been with CAPS at FGCU since 2009.  If you don’t have the chance to work with him individually, look for him giving presentations or jogging around campus.

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Laura Wright, Ph.D.   

Training Director

Dr. Laura Wright is a licensed psychologist and has worked at CAPS since 2005.  Dr. Wright serves as Training Director and founded the APA accredited Doctoral Internship at FGCU. 

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Julie Rego, Ed.D., LMHC, ACS, CCPT.

Director of Outreach and Prevention

Dr. Rego has a Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision.

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