Gwen Koenig, MA, LMHC

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Staff Therapist


Gwen is Western's Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. She has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, which she uses in conjunction with acceptance commitment therapy as the foundation for her work. Gwen works with student Wellness Advocates to support the creation of outreach events on campus, meets with students individually, and facilitates groups and substance-related informational workshops.

Professional Interests

Substance use problems; co-occurring disorders; mood disorders; relational issues; trauma; disordered eating; concerns specific to student athletes, LGBTQ+, veterans/military.

Personal Wellness Strategies

Snuggling with my dog, socializing with friends, going for runs, and taking quiet time to make good food or work on art projects!