Carroll College, Helena Montana

Meet the Staff

Jim Rogers, Psy.D

Jim RogersDirector of Counseling Services

Jim came to Carroll College after a number of years of working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings including therapeutic boarding schools in Alaska and Montana as well as during his year of internship at the student counseling center at the University of Wyoming. He received his B.A. degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, his M.S. in Counseling and School Psychology from Utah State University in Logan, and his doctorate in Professional Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

The college years are often one of great transition, regardless of age, and he finds it very rewarding to be able to assist students with that process often assisting in removing obstacles that might be preventing them from reaching their personal goals, academic goals, and their potential.

Jim is married and his wife is also a psychologist. They have two children, the oldest is in graduate school and the youngest is in college. They have lived in Montana since 1999 and both like to hike, be it in Montana or on their trips to southern Utah. They also enjoy camping, cross-country skiing, leisure reading, and landscaping their yard into gardens. Their Golden Retriever, Jessie, is training to be a therapy dog and joins Jim at work. They also have two cats that prefer to stay at home.


Kyrie Russ, LCPC

Associate Director of Counseling Services

Carroll College Counseling Intern Kyrie RussKyrie is very excited to return for her fifth year as a counselor in the Wellness Center. She started as a clinical intern in Counseling Services during her graduate training and decided she never wanted to leave. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Great Falls and a Masters in Adult Education from Buffalo State College in New York. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development from Montana State University. (If you can’t be a Saint, you might as well be a Bobcat!). Kyrie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Kyrie has spent much of her working life helping young adults develop life skills and achieve personal and career goals. As a counselor, she is especially interested in helping clients develop a positive self-image as they navigate major life transitions and deal with emotional health concerns, such as depression and anxiety. She is additionally a certified Intuitive Eating counselor and has a special interest in working with eating and body image concerns.

Kyrie is a small-town Montana native. She recently moved back to the Helena area after living on the East coast while her husband served in the military. She is the mother of two fabulous daughters, a seven year old and a three year old, which provide plenty of daily adventures and lots of questions (“but WHY mommy?”). In her free time, she loves to read just about anything, sing, travel to new places, and watch Seinfeld re-runs, among other things.

Anna Rolando, LCSW



Anna is very excited to be joining the Carroll College wellness team as a counselor. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University (sorry -- once a 

‘Zag, always a ‘Zag!) and her Masters Degree from Eastern Washington University. She joins the wellness team after 11 years as a hospice social worker. Her areas of interest include grief and loss, suicide prevention, addictions, health care, and resiliency. Anna is looking forward to helping students navigate these important college years and hopes to assist students identify and build upon their strengths in the face of challenges.

In her free time, Anna enjoys being the mother to two remarkable kids – Avery and Elise – and spending time with her husband, her sister, and her amazing circle of friends. Born and raised in Butte and Helena, Anna has a deep love for Montana, it’s natural beauty, its history, and its people. Anna and her family enjoy camping in the summer, skiing in the winter, and catering to their dogs all the time! When she has a spare minute, Anna also enjoys reading and, of course, watching college basketball.