Meet the Counseling Department
Fax Number: (651) 696-3366
Students are assigned a counselor according to last name.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with your school counselor, please click on the appropriate link or e-mail below.
Mrs. Mansur is our counseling office assistant. She started this position in 2022.
Mrs. Mansur is a St. Paul native. She went to high school at Archbishop Brady High School in West St. Paul.
Mrs. Mansur loves spending time with family, watching old movies, baking, crocheting and spending time outside.
Mr. Brewer is a school counselor and has been at CDH since 1997.
Mr. Brewer grew up all over the country - he lived in eight different states before he turned 18! After high school, he started college at the University of North Dakota, and then transferred and graduated with his bachelor’s degree from UW La Crosse. He then earned his master’s degree at UW Stout. Now, he lives in a house he built with his own two hands with his wife, five kids, and Miley the Mastiff.
Mr. Brewer loves hunting, coaching football, movie trivia, and 80’s music. Try to catch him on 80’s Friday, when he plays the 80’s classics in his office.
Mrs. Young has been a school counselor at CDH since 2017, and was a counselor at other schools for 14 years prior to joining CDH. She works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Mrs. Young started her college career at UW La Crosse, transferred after freshman year, and graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Studying abroad in Ecuador was a transformative experience. She earned her master’s at the University of Minnesota as well, after living in New York for a year. She worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the Covenant House, nannying, waitressing, and lifeguarding all in the same year; New York is an expensive place to live! She now has a husband, three kids, and a shih tzu named Blanca.
Mrs. Young likes to read, run, bake, and spend time in nature. She believes that time and nature are two great healers.
I completed Graduate school at Lewis University (School Counseling and Guidance); Undergraduate - University of Northern Colorado (Psychology)
I worked previously as the Recruitment Coordinator and Associate Director of Lasallian Volunteers.
When looking for a ministry this year, the Christian Brothers of the Midwest recommended Cretin-Derham Hall. In interviewing, I was struck by the clear, intentional dedication to building community. Having worked at a variety of Lasallian institutions, I am excited to work with the students, families, and staff of CDH as we grow in faith, service, and community. I enjoy walking with young people as they experience 'ah ha' moments and more fully grow into their potential.
I grew up on the west coast. I have worked with young people and families for 10+ years and find that I often learn more from my students than they learn from me. I consider myself a jack of all trades and enjoy a variety of hobbies when I am off the clock.
Ms. Shead is a school counselor who has been at CDH since 2016.
Ms. Shead loves to spend her time with her three kids and her 13-lb Chiweenie named Beast. She is a huge fan of football and snowmobiling and spending time at the family cabin. She grew up in Lakeville, went to the College of St. Benedict to earn her undergraduate degree, and then received her master’s at the University of New Mexico.
Education: University of Kansas - BFA Interior Design
Previous work: University of Kansas
CDH has top notch academics and service standards and I am excited to be a part of this community!
I've worked in a handful of different industries and worn many different hats, as they say. Each of these experiences has really allowed me to grow as an individual and a colleague. What I've learned through it all is that I love working with and helping people! I have wanted to be a high school counselor since I was a teenager so it's truly a gift to be able to live out that dream.
I grew up in Eagan and still live south of the river. I have a wonderful husband, a spunky 2 year-old daughter, and an extra smiley 4 month old son. I enjoy trying new foods/restaurants, traveling, listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, and being on the lake! I love coffee, sweets, and heart-to-hearts.
My college experience was out of this world and I have a true passion for helping students find the right fit for them!
Ms. Carroll is our registrar. She has been at CDH since 2009, and registrar since 2017.
Ms. Carroll grew up in St. Paul and graduated from CDH in 2000. After high school, she went to the University of Minnesota to earn her bachelor’s degree, and the University of St. Thomas for her master’s. Now, she is married and has a son.
She enjoys going to the gym and running. She also loves to travel and studied abroad in China while in college.
Chemical Health Counselor
Ms Esping came on board to CDH as a chemical health counselor in Sept 2023. She received her licence in 2022 and also serves as an Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Benilde St Margaret’s High School.
Watershed events include moving to Chicago from Iowa where Ms Esping grew up, traveling the country performing in penitentiaries, backpacking around Europe, and establishing her life and career in the Twin Cities. Ms Esping is passionate about recovery from substances and helping people live a chemically free life. She holds a BA from the U of Iowa, an MFA from the U of MN and a diploma in addiction counseling from Minnesota Community and Technical College.
Ms Esping enjoys yard work around her South Mpls house, exercising, meditating, eating well and seeing other colleagues theatre work.