Staff

Carlos J. Gomez

Welcome to the University Counseling Center website!

Here you will find information about our services and staff, as well as information about our training program, campus resources, and crisis management. There are also links to self-help tools for students and general mental health information.

The college years can be filled with new and enriching experiences but can also present challenges which may interfere with your academic progress and emotional well-being. The University Counseling Center (UCC) is here to help you overcome challenges, attain your life goals and enhance your personal growth. Our goal is to help you make the most of your years here at FSU.

We invite you to explore this website and take advantage of the many services and resources of your University Counseling Center. Thank you for visiting the UCC!

Carlos J. Gomez, Ph.D
Director of the Counseling Center

 

Administrators

Carlos J. Gomez

Carlos J. Gomez, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Director

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal and Relational Development, Group Theory and Process, Training and Supervision, Personality Development, Psychopathology, and Diversity Concerns.
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling, University of Miami.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Existential and General Systems Theories
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors


Donald L. English

Donald L. English, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Associate Director

Areas of Interest: Student-athletes, Psychological Assessment, Psycho-Education, Clinical Systems, Men’s issues, Depression and Anxiety
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis, M.S. Clinical Psychology, Loyola University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, General Systems and Constructivist Approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association,  Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS)


Yvonne Langdon-Maduekwe

Yvonne Langdon-Maduekwe, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Assistant Director for Outreach

Areas of Interest: Relationship issues, Trauma and Recovery, Life Transitions, Self-esteem, LGBT, Family of Origin, Diversity Concerns, and Supervision and Training.
Education: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Howard University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative w/ a focus on Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Multiculturalism, Family Systems, and CBT


Nicole Troelstrup

Nicole Troelstrup, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Assistant Director for Treatment Coordination

Areas of Interest: Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy, Life Transitions and Adjustment, Eating Disorders and Body Image
Education: Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including aspects of Solution-Focused and Humanistic principles with a strong emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral approaches

 


Joshua M. Gross

Joshua M. Gross, Ph.D., CGP, ABPP, FAGPA
Licensed Psychologist

Director of Group Programs

Areas of Interest: Group and Family Psychology
Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, California School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles
Theoretical Orientation: Adlerian Psychology
Professional Affiliation: Fellow, American Academy of Group Psychology; Fellow, American Group Psychotherapy Association; Distinguished Psychologist, Florida Psychological Association; Diplomate in Group Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists; National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology; Certificate of Professional Qualifications in Psychology, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

Josh identifies as a psychologist, father, husband, amateur musician, and raconteur.


Susan Recinella

Susan Recinella, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist (FL and GA)

Director of Training

Areas of Interest: Trauma and Recovery, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief and Transitions, and Supervision and Training
Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Nova University
Theoretical Orientation:Integrative, Interpersonal, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association

Dr. Recinella spends her time in the area of social justice, and enjoys singing, visiting the beach, and traveling.


Christina Church-Hillman

Christina Church-Hillman

Budget & Human Resources Manager

Areas of Responsibility: Christina oversees the completion of all Financial and Human Resource related activities. As Budget Manger Christina works closely with the director to ensure sound business practices. Christina leads three support staff members in being a welcoming team at the University Counseling Center’s front desk.

Christina is a Tallahassee Native who embodies the spirit of southern hospitality. She has worked in the private sector for both for-profit and non-profit groups before joining the Florida State University Community. Outside of FSU, she is an active member of the PTO and Leon Swimming & Diving Boosters as a mother of three student-athletes she spends much of her time at a ball field or on a pool deck.

Coordinators

Kadie Ann Bourgoin

Kadie Ann Bourgoin, Ed.S., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Withdrawal and Course Drop Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Mindfulness; Anxiety/Stress reduction; Depression; Biofeedback; Family of Origin issues; Eating Disordered behaviors & Body Image concerns; Identity development; Self- esteem issues
Education: M.S. and Ed.S., Counseling and Human Systems, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: A holistic, solution focused approach to therapy with influences of Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and a Family Systems approach.
Professional Affiliation: American Mental Health Counselors Association


Sylwia P. Hodorek

Sylwia P. Hodorek, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Doctoral Practicum Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Individual and group therapy, training and supervision, anxiety and mindfulness, identity and interpersonal development, family of origin issues, trauma and loss, health psychology, diversity and cross-cultural psychology, and social justice.
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University; M.S.Ed. in Counseling, Hofstra University.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrated cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal process theories within a multicultural framework.

Sylwia enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling with her friends, painting, and relaxing by watching a good movie in the company of her dog.


Naoya Izawa

Naoya Izawa, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Psychology Residency Coordinator, Liaison to Center for Global Engagement (International Students)

Areas of Interest: Working with International Students, Developmental Issues such as Identity, Self-Esteem, Relationships, and Supervision
Education: Psy.D. Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, University of Hartford
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with emphasis on Client Centered, Existential, Solution-Focused approach, and Positive Psychology
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association

Naoya is fluent in Japanese. Naoya enjoys playing golf, bike riding, and watching world soccer games.


Alexandra Johnson

Alexandra Johnson, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Behavioral Health Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Multicultural Counseling, Coping with Medical/Health Issues, Trauma and Empowerment, Relationship Issues, Students from Non-Traditional Family Structures, Anxiety, Depression, International Students
Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, La Salle University
Professional Affiliation: National Register of Health Service Psychologists


Lindsey Kaempfer

Lindsey Kaempfer, LMHC, BCBA, ATR
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Masters Internship Coordinator, Liaison to the Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Committee

Areas of Interest: ADHD, Alcohol and Other Drug Concerns, Trauma and Recovery, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Identity, anger management
Education: MS in Art Therapy from Florida State University, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Florida Institute of Technology.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, and Psychodynamic approaches, and Interpersonal.


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Patricia Monaghan, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Assessment Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Identity and Self-esteem, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Recovery, and Psychological Assessment.
Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology
Theoretical Orientation: Integrated approach that consists of Cognitive-Behavioral, Client-Centered, and Interpersonal approaches.


Annette Peters

Annette Peters, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Research Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Adjustment to College, Interpersonal Relationships, and Identity Development
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado; B.A in Psychology, Baylor University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative and Multiculturalism
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association

Annette enjoys running, hiking, biking and spending time outdoors. She also loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Jessie Spraggins Rochford

Jessie Spraggins Rochford, MS, ATR, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

Eating Disorder Treatment Team Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Women’s and Gender Issues, Eating Disorders, Body Image, and LGBTQ students
Education: M.S., Art Therapy, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation:Humanistic and Existential Theory with an integration of Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Art Therapy Association, Florida Art Therapy Association


Sue Shapiro

Sue Shapiro, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, DBTC

Noles C.A.R.E. Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, Grief and Sadness, Anxiety and Social Fears. Psychoeducation with a focus on learning to cope more effectively –e.g., gaining insight, increasing the ability to regulate emotions, communicate effectively, tolerate stress without making it worse, mindfulness and biofeedback
Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal, Family Systems and Psychodynamic


Jaymee Spannring

Jaymee Spannring, MBA

Mental Health Education Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Awareness, Stress Management, and Training.
Education: MBA, Benedictine University; B.S. St. Catherine University; Certificate in Instructional Design, Stout University

Jaymee enjoys playing sports and staying active, baking, exploring Tallahassee, and spending time with friends and family.


Ilese A. Weingarten

Ilese A. Weingarten, LCSW, CAP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addiction Professional

Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator, Liaison to Dean of Students Case Management Services

Areas of Interest: Women’s Issues, Alcohol and Other Drug Concerns, Addictive Behaviors, Eating Disorders, and Family Concerns
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral , Family Systems, Solution-Focused, and Motivational Interviewing
Professional Affiliation: Certified Addiction Professionals of Florida and Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach

Ilese enjoys reading, going to the beach, yoga, scrap-booking, and photography.

Clinical Staff

Kadie Ann Bourgoin

Kadie Ann Bourgoin, Ed.S., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Withdrawal and Course Drop Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Mindfulness; Anxiety/Stress reduction; Depression; Biofeedback; Family of Origin issues; Eating Disordered behaviors & Body Image concerns; Identity development; Self- esteem issues
Education: M.S. and Ed.S., Counseling and Human Systems, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: A holistic, solution focused approach to therapy with influences of Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and a Family Systems approach.
Professional Affiliation: American Mental Health Counselors Association


Kimberly Bechtel, LMHC, ATR
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

Areas of Interest: Multicultural counseling; Interpersonal skills and Relational Development, Identity and Self-Esteem; Depression and Anxiety; Adjustment and Family of Origin issues.
Education: Master of Science in Art Therapy, Florida State University. Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Registered Art Therapist.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative using Cognitive Behavioral, Systems Theory, Narrative and Art Therapy techniques to provide solution focused care that is both trauma informed and strengths-based
Professional Affiliation: American Art Therapy Association, Florida Art Therapy Association

Interests include painting, photography, reading, travel, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


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Julia Coelho, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Areas of Interest: Trauma and Recovery, Sexual and Domestic Violence, Family of Origin issues, Grief and Loss, Attachment, Anxiety, Depression
Education: M.S. and Ed.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach using aspects of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Interpersonal, and Narrative Therapy


Marsha L. Cohen

Marsha L. Cohen, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Diversity (especially related to religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, and gender identity), the Highly Sensitive Person, Positive Psychology, Interpersonal Relationships, and Supervision/Training
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a strong Humanistic base and influences of Interpersonal and Multicultural approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA)

Marsha enjoys baking, dancing, music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Madalyn Conetta

Madalyn Conetta, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Liaison to Victim Advocate Program

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal relationship issues- including peer, family of origin, or romantic relationship concerns; couples counseling; trauma and recovery; grief and loss; relationship/domestic violence; attachment and boundaries; adjustment & life transitions; identity development; anxiety; and anger management
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach drawing from Interpersonal, Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Solution-Focused approaches


Terri K. Duck, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Group Therapy, Gender and Sexual Minority Concerns, Mindfulness, Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Interpersonal/Identity Development.
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Louisiana Tech University.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, and Strengths-Based approaches, through a feminist lens, to focus on increasing acceptance, self-compassion, and valued living.

In her free time, Terri loves to spend time with family, experiment with baking, and spoil her dog.


Erin Gallivan

Erin Gallivan, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Relationships, Women’s Issues, Mindfulness, Adjustment, Anxiety, Identity/Personal Development, Group Therapy, Supervision, and Social Justice Advocacy.
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal process approach, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association (APA), Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17), Psychology of Women (APA Division 35), and Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)


Sylwia P. Hodorek

Sylwia P. Hodorek, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Doctoral Practicum Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Individual and group therapy, training and supervision, anxiety and mindfulness, identity and interpersonal development, family of origin issues, trauma and loss, health psychology, diversity and cross-cultural psychology, and social justice.
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University; M.S.Ed. in Counseling, Hofstra University.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrated cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal process theories within a multicultural framework.

Sylwia enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling with her friends, painting, and relaxing by watching a good movie in the company of her dog.


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Magnolia Hood, M.S.Ed., LMHC.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Areas of Interest: Anger and Stress Management, Grief work, Training and Supervision, Trauma-Informed Therapy. Exploring the cultural implications of minorities seeking mental health services (i.e. women’s issues in mental health, and integration of faith-based modalities).

Education: M.S.Ed., Counselor Education with a Specialization in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Theoretical Orientation:  Integrative approach with a foundation of Strengths-Based and Client-Centered techniques, CBT, Family Systems, and multicultural/faith-based frameworks.
Professional Affiliation: Florida Counseling Association

Magnolia’s most important roles are that of wife, and mother. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, serving in ministry, watching movies and karaoke.


Naoya Izawa

Naoya Izawa, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Psychology Residency Coordinator, Liaison to Center for Global Engagement (International Students)

Areas of Interest: Working with International Students, Developmental Issues such as Identity, Self-Esteem, Relationships, and Supervision
Education: Psy.D. Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, University of Hartford
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with emphasis on Client Centered, Existential, Solution-Focused approach, and Positive Psychology
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association

Naoya is fluent in Japanese. Naoya enjoys playing golf, bike riding, and watching world soccer games.


Alexandra Johnson

Alexandra Johnson, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Behavioral Health Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Multicultural Counseling, Coping with Medical/Health Issues, Trauma and Empowerment, Relationship Issues, Students from Non-Traditional Family Structures, Anxiety, Depression, International Students
Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, La Salle University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, using Cognitive, Behavioral, Humanistic, and Psychodynamic Therapies within a strong Multicultural framework
Professional Affiliation: National Register of Health Service Psychologists


Lindsey Kaempfer

Lindsey Kaempfer, LMHC, BCBA, ATR
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Masters Internship Coordinator, Liaison to the Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Committee

Areas of Interest: ADHD, Alcohol and Other Drug Concerns, Trauma and Recovery, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Identity, anger management
Education: MS in Art Therapy from Florida State University, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Florida Institute of Technology.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, and Psychodynamic approaches, and Interpersonal.


Chasma Mathis

Chasma Mathis, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, Multicultural Counseling, Relationship Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Adjustment to College, and Stress Management
Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, primarily using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Process approaches within a Multicultural framework
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association


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Patricia Monaghan, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Assessment Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Identity and Self-esteem, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Recovery, and Psychological Assessment.
Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology
Theoretical Orientation: Integrated approach that consists of Cognitive-Behavioral, Client-Centered, and Interpersonal approaches.


Annette Peters

Annette Peters, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Research Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Adjustment to College, Interpersonal Relationships, and Identity Development
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado; B.A in Psychology, Baylor University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative and Multiculturalism
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association

Annette enjoys running, hiking, biking and spending time outdoors. She also loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Julius Rainey, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Interest: Family of Origin, LGBTQ issues relative to family of origin, Gender issues, Couples.
Education: Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Valdosta State University. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Theoretical Orientation:
General Systems Theory, Structural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy.


Phil Randall

Phil Randall, Ph.D.
Staff Clinician

Areas of Interest: Group Therapy, Couples, Interpersonal Functioning
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, East Tennessee State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Client-Centered therapies

Phil enjoys fixing things around the home that are (and are not) broken, photography, electronics/computers, cooking, and leisurely walks. Most of all, he loves spending time with family and friends.


Kenya Urcuyo Rich

Kenya Urcuyo Rich, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Liaison to Student Veteran Center

Areas of Interest: Stress management, trauma, eating disorders, multiculturalism and diversity, adjustment to college, relationship issues and EMDR therapy
Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Miami
Theoretical Orientation: Primarily Cognitive-Behavioral informed by psychodynamic and interpersonal approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association

During her free time, Kenya loves to spend quality time with her family. She also enjoys attending cultural events in the community, practicing health and fitness like running and yoga, and dancing Salsa and Flamenco.


Jessie Spraggins Rochford

Jessie Spraggins Rochford, MS, ATR, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

Eating Disorder Treatment Team Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Women’s and Gender Issues, Eating Disorders, Body Image, and LGBTQ students
Education: M.S., Art Therapy, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation:Humanistic and Existential Theory with an integration of Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Art Therapy Association and Florida Art Therapy Association



Sue Shapiro

Sue Shapiro, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, DBTC

Coordinator of Noles CARE 

Areas of Interest: Relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, Grief and Sadness, Anxiety and Social Fears. Psychoeducation with a focus on learning to cope more effectively –e.g., gaining insight, increasing the ability to regulate emotions, communicate effectively, tolerate stress without making it worse, mindfulness and biofeedback
Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal, Family Systems and Psychodynamic


Ashley Hammond

Ashley Sonnone, M.S., ATR-BC,LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Board Certified Art Therapist

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Relationship issues, Stress Management, Identity Development, LGBTQ+ concerns, Self-Esteem, Family of Origin issues, and Self-Care.
Education: M.S. in Art Therapy, Florida State University; B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology, University of Albany
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on Person-Centered theory informed by Mindfulness-based, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic approaches. 
Professional Affiliations: American Art Therapy Association

Ashley enjoys going to the beach, making art, exploring Tallahassee, and kayaking.


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Julia Storace, M.A., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Areas of Interest: Adjustment issues, anxiety, stages of development and change, multicultural counseling, working with international students, substance abuse treatment and recovery, empowerment and stress management.
Education: M.A. in Community Counseling, University of Saint Joseph
Theoretical Orientation: Existential paradigm drawing from evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral interventions and Narrative Therapy.
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, learning about different cultures, trying new foods, traveling to new places and raising my children.


Sarah Sturges

Sarah Sturges, LCSW
Licensed Social Worker

Liaison to Pride Student Union

Areas of Interest: Gender and Diversity Issues, Trauma and Recovery, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Empowerment, LGBTQ+, Family of Origin, Women’s Issues, Communication and Social Justice.
Education: MSW, Clinical and Social Policy Administration, Minor in Women’s Studies, Florida State University, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Theoretical Orientation: Strengths-Based with aspects of Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma-Informed Care and Narrative Therapy approaches.
Professional Affiliation: National Association of Social Workers

Sarah spends her time outdoors, hiking, biking and kayaking, along with reading a good book and practicing yoga.


Brittany Thorn

Brittany Thorn, Ed.S., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

RENEW Supervisor

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Adjustment & Life Transitions, Family Conflict, Interpersonal Relationships, and Anger Management
Education: Ed.S. & M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach including aspects of Solution-Focused, Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems

Brittany enjoys traveling, photography, baking and spending time with family and friends.


Marcée M. Turner

Marcée M. Turner, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Multicultural Inclusivity, Interpersonal Relationships Concerns, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, First-Generation College Students, and Supervision and Training
Education: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a foundation of Person-Centered, multicultural, and cognitive-behavioral approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)

Marcée enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Lindsay Wahila

Lindsay Wahila, LMHC, ATR
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Liaison to Fraternity and Sorority Life

Areas of Interest: Stress management and self-care, adjustment issues and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, self-esteem and identity, substance abuse concerns, anger management
Education: Master of Science in Art Therapy, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic and integrative, focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Client-Centered and Solution-Focused approaches


Ilese A. Weingarten

Ilese A. Weingarten, LCSW, CAP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addiction Professional

Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Coordinator,
Liaison to Dean of Students Case Management Services

Areas of Interest: Women’s Issues, Alcohol and Other Drug Concerns, Addictive Behaviors, Eating Disorders, and Family Concerns
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral , Family Systems, Solution-Focused, and Motivational Interviewing
Professional Affiliation: Certified Addiction Professionals of Florida and Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach

Ilese enjoys reading, going to the beach, yoga, scrap-booking, and photography.


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Katharine Whealdon, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Treatment Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Mental Health Awareness, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem issues, and Interpersonal Relationship Issues.
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution-Focused, and Motivational Interviewing.


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Kevin Winship, Ed.S., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Areas of Interest: Men’s Issues, anxiety and depression, adjustment and other phase of life issues, relationships, resilience, spirituality, well-being, and health/fitness.
Education: M.S. and Ed.S., Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach with a focus on improving overall well-being and long-term resiliency. 
Professional Affiliation: National Board for Certified Counselors, International Positive Psychology Assn.

Trainees

Madison Allen, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal relationships, Adjustment concerns, Identity exploration and development, Family of Origin concerns, Anxiety disorders, self-esteem concerns, and Couples therapy.
Education: Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis; M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis (2017); B.S. in Psychology, Clemson University (2014).
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach to therapy, emphasizing the use of multiple theories including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), Attachment theory, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association

Interests: Madison enjoys traveling, attending Clemson University football games, and spending time with her dog, Rhett.


Sean Anderson, Ed.S., RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Areas of Interest: Adjustment Issues; Anxiety and Depression; Mindfulness and Meditation; Wellness and Happiness; Resilience.
Education: M.S. and Ed.S., Counseling and Human Systems, Florida State University.
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic and Integrative with a focus on Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Positive Psychotherapy approaches.

Sean enjoys traveling, reading, sports, and vainly attempting to teach his dog new tricks.


Jenna Banks, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, LGBTQ issues, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Outreach & Advocacy, and Group Therapy.
Education: Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; B.S. in Psychology, Florida Atlantic University Honors College.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and emotion-focused treatment.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association.

Jenna enjoys preparing delicious meals, video and board games, movies and theater, and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her cat named Milo.


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Camille Benito, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Attachment, Identity, Family of Origin issues.
Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches.
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association.


Rebecca Conrad, M.S.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest:Eating Disorders and Body Image; Substance Use Disorders; Identity Development; Self-Esteem; Attachment; Interpersonal Relationships; Depression; Anxiety.
Education: Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at Georgia Southern University; M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia Southern University; B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University.
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic with an emphasis in existential, interpersonal, and psychodynamic approaches.
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association


Paul Eastman, Ed.S.
Doctoral Practicum Student

Areas of Interest: Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Academic Issues.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in the Combined Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, Florida State University;
M.S./Ed.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University; B.A. in Psychology, University of West Florida.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis in Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered approaches.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association.

Paul enjoys cooking, videogames, stand-up comedy, and traveling.


Bryan Goldin, M.S.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Depression. Anxiety. Substance Abuse. Identity and Self-Esteem. Adjustment issues. Interpersonal Relationships. Cultural Diversity.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University. M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral. Solution focused. and Psychodynamic approaches.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association. Florida Psychological Association.

Bryan enjoys listening to music. Playing video games. Watching movies/TV shows. Soccer and basketball. He also enjoys trying to make others laugh with silly jokes and the occasional pun.


Jessica Langley, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: First Year College Students, First Generation College Students, Outreach and Supervision of Doctoral Students
Education: Current doctoral intern with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C.; M.A. in Clinical Psychology, The Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University- 2018; B.S. in Experimental Psychology, The University of South Carolina Upstate - 2015
Theoretical Orientation: Primarily Cognitive-Behavioral, but will integrate or practice with other theoretical knowledge (e.g., Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy) when necessary. Currently expanding practice with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and techniques in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association.

Interests: Exercise, Hiking, Crafting, Spending time with her family and her animals (Bella & Lennox).


David Murphy, M.Ed.
Psychology Practicum Student

Areas of Interest: Mindfulness, Anxiety and Depression, Men's Issues, Identity Development, Spirituality, Group Therapy, Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery, Vocational concerns.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in the Combined Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, Florida State University;
Master of Education in Counseling and Career Development, Colorado State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a foundation of Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral approaches.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA), Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13 of APA), National Career Development Association.

David enjoys running, hiking, mountain biking, and all things outdoors. He also loves spending time with family and friends.


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Marissa Sowinski, M.S., ATR-P, RMHCI
Provisional Registered Art Therapist

Areas of Interest: Life Transitions and Adjustment, Identity Development, Veterans Affairs, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Family of Origin Issues
Education: M.S. in Art Therapy, Florida State University 
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative Art Therapy practice with a focus on Client-Centered and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Art Therapy Association

Marissa enjoys making art, being outdoors, and spending time with her two cats.

Support Staff

Lissa Cone

Administrative Associate


Aisha Dugan

Administrative Assistant


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Paunise Pierre

clerical Assistant


Debbie Robinson

clerical Assistant


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Wayne Turner

Technology Specialist

Graduate Assistants

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Tiffany Brown, M.S.

R.E.N.E.W. Coordinator

 

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