Jonathan Ritz

Jonathan Ritz

Jonathan Ritz, LLPC 

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Jon serves as the director of student wellness and embedded CAPS counselor for MSU’s College of Arts and Letters and is a faculty member in the professional and public writing program. He is also a lay hospital chaplain and has completed clinical pastoral training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. In his free time, he enjoys writing, backpacking and marathon games of Monopoly with his family. 


  • University of Nebraska, Ph.D., English 
  • Spring Arbor University, M.A., Counseling 

Professional interests: 

  • Acceptance and commitment  therapy 
  • Positive psychology 
  • Creativity and wellness 
  • Healthcare counseling