Staff

Carlos J. Gomez

Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services 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. Counseling & Psychological Services 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 Counseling & Psychological Services. Thank you for visiting!

Carlos J. Gomez, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling & Psychological Services

 

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, Liaison to University Health Services, Liaison to FSU Athletics

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, Liaison to C.A.R.E., Liaison to FSUPD

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


Rebecca Whitfield

Rebecca Whitfield, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Assistant Director for Treatment Coordination

Areas of Interest: Trauma and Recovery, Anxiety, Stress Management, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-esteem, Education and Awareness of Mental Wellness, and Supervision and Training
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, Client Centered, and Trauma Focused CBT
Professional Affiliation: National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Forensic Counselors


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
Interests: 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
Interests: 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, SHRM-SCP

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.
Interests: 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

Jenna Banks, Psy.D.

Jenna Banks, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Doctoral practicum coordinator

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, LGBTQ issues, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Outreach & Advocacy, and Group Therapy
Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and emotion-focused treatment
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association
Interests: Jenna enjoys preparing delicious meals, video and board games, movies and theater, and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats Kenji and Cleo.


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Lindsay Barbee, LMHC, ATR
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Withdrawal and Course Drop Coordinator, Alcohol and other drug Programs coordinator, 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


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Julia Coelho, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Masters Internship Coordinator, Post-masters residency coordinator

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


Madalyn Conetta, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Victim Services coordinator

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 with a focus on Interpersonal Process and Trauma Focused approaches


Sylwia P. Hodorek, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

behavioral health consultation 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
Interests: 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
Interests: Naoya is fluent in Japanese. Naoya enjoys playing golf, bike riding, and watching world soccer games.


 

Chasma Mathis

Chasma Mathis, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

REACH Coordinator

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: Interpersonal Relationships, Identity Development, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Sleep, Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Interpersonal, Narrative, Multiculturalism, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Also informed by Cognitive-Behavioral and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association and American Group Psychotherapy Association
Interests: Annette enjoys running, hiking, biking and spending time outdoors. She loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Jessie Spraggins Rochford

Jessie Spraggins Rochford, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered & Board Certified 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: Mental Health Training, Mental Health Awareness, and Resiliency
Education: MBA, Benedictine University; B.S. St. Catherine University; Certificate in Instructional Design, Stout University
Certified Trainer: Mental Health First Aid, Resilience
Interests: Jaymee enjoys playing sports and staying active, baking, exploring Tallahassee, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Clinical Staff

Madison Allen, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal relationships, Adjustment concerns, Identity exploration and development, Family of Origin concerns, Anxiety disorders, self-esteem concerns, and Couples therapy
Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis; M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis
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


Karima Anderson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Trauma and Recovery, Stress Management, Adjustment and life transitions, Grief and Loss, Attachment and boundaries, Interpersonal relationship issues- including peer and family of origin
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including elements of Cognitive Behavioral, Strengths-Based, Solution Focused, and Client-centered therapy, with a trauma-informed lens
Professional Affiliation: National Association of Social Workers
Interests: Being active, hiking, camping, fishing, live music, volunteering as a Guardian Ad Litem, and spending time with her three dogs. 


Jenna Banks, Psy.D.

Jenna Banks, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Doctoral Practicum Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, LGBTQ issues, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Outreach & Advocacy, and Group Therapy
Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and emotion-focused treatment
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association
Interests: Jenna enjoys preparing delicious meals, video and board games, movies and theater, and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats Kenji and Cleo.


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Lindsay Barbee, LMHC, ATR
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Withdrawal and Course Drop Coordinator, Alcohol and other drug Programs coordinator, 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


Katherine D. Beattie, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Early Childhood Trauma; Grief and Loss; Difficult Interpersonal Relationships; Power/over structures that perpetuate systemic oppression
Education: Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, Carlow University
Theoretical Orientation: Primarily Relational with an emphasis on practicing culturally relevant psychotherapy
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association


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

Liaison to Interfaith Council

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


 

Brittany Benton, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Interest: Grief and Loss, Childhood Trauma, Interpersonal Relationships and Family Conflict concerns, Attachment, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care and Family Systems Theory
Interests: Crocheting, traveling, and trying a different variety of foods and restaurants, spending time with friends, family, and one sweet, spoiled pup


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Julia Coelho, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Masters Internship Coordinator,  Post-masters residency coordinator

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


Madalyn Conetta, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Victim Services coordinator

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 with a focus on Interpersonal Process and Trauma Focused approaches


Rebecca Conrad, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

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


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
Interests: In her free time, Terri loves to spend time with family, experiment with baking, and spoiling her dog


Rebekah Elliott, LCSW
Licensed Social Worker

Areas of Interest: Adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, substance use, stress management, coping, self-esteem and identity, interpersonal relationships, and boundaries
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative strengths-based approach utilizing Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed Care
Interests: Hiking, camping, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family


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 interpersonal process approach and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, and American Group Psychotherapy Association


Bryan Goldin, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Identity and Self-Esteem, Adjustment issues, Interpersonal Relationships, and Cultural Diversity
Education: Psy.D. 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 and Florida Psychological Association
Interests: 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.


Beneisha Hires, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Treatment Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Trauma and Recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal Relationships, Grief and Loss, Family Conflict, and Identity and Self-esteem
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, University of South Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach including aspects of Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Client-Centered approaches


Sylwia P. Hodorek, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Behavioral health consultation 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
Interests: 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

RENEW Supervisor

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


 

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Jessica Johnston-York, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, depression, gender and sexuality concerns, disordered eating and body image concerns, sexual trauma, self-compassion, relationship counseling, outreach, supervision, and group therapy
Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Tech University
Theoretical Orientation:Integrative with an emphasis on person-centered therapy and emotion-focused therapy within a multicultural framework
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association
Interests: Jessica enjoys reading, playing games (board, video, and roleplaying), hiking, cooking and baking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dog and cat


 

Chasma Mathis

Chasma Mathis, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

REACH Coordinator

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


Denesha McCray, LCSW
Licensed Social Worker

Areas of Interest: Attachment issues, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief and Loss
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy
Interests: Traveling, running, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends


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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


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Mary Norman, LMFT, NCC
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Relationship Concerns, Attachment Issues, LGBTQ+, Whole Body Wellness
Education: M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, University of Central Florida
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and mind-body exercise
Professional Affiliation: National Board for Certified Counselors, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Interests: Mary enjoys doing POP Pilates or yoga, trying new vegetarian food, drinking local coffee, crafting, exploring nature, and enjoying live music


Annette Peters

Annette Peters, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Research Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Relationships, Identity Development, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Sleep, Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression
Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Interpersonal, Narrative, Multiculturalism, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Also informed by Cognitive-Behavioral and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association and American Group Psychotherapy Association
Interests: Annette enjoys running, hiking, biking and spending time outdoors. She loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Kenya Urcuyo Rich

Kenya Urcuyo Rich, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Liaison to Student Veterans 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
Interests: 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-BC, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered & Board Certified 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

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


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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, working with students who are Trans and LGBTQ+, Family of Origin work, identity exploration and development, Communication (having difficult conversations, and Social Justice Advocacy
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, Narrative Therapy approaches, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Professional Affiliation: National Association of Social Workers
Interests: Being 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

Liaison to DSA Professional Development Committee

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


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

Liaison to Campus Recreation

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, depression, adjustment and other phase of life issues, relationships, resilience, spirituality, men’s issues, well-being, and health/fitness
Education: M.S. and Ed.S., Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach using primarily ACT, Positive Psychology, and CBT. My focus is on improving overall well-being and long-term resiliency in every aspect of life
Professional Affiliation: National Board for Certified Counselors, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science


Kotrish Wright, RCSWI
Counselor

Areas of Interest: Trauma Informed: Stress management and self-care, anxiety and depression, trauma and anger management, self-esteem, and family conflict as well as faith-based and multiculturalism
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative using Strengths-based, Systems Theory, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Interests: Kotrish enjoys serving in ministry, working out, laughing endlessly, trying new dishes/cuisines, listening to live music, reading, traveling, spending time with loved ones, encouraging others to reach their goals, cooking for friends/loved ones, and watching mindless television to relax.


Maris Young, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Treatment Coordinator

Areas of Interest: Depression, Anxiety, Crisis work, LGBTQ+ issues, Trauma, Family of Origin concerns, Grief and Loss
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, 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 Interpersonal Therapy approaches
Interests: Spending time with friends, family, and two dogs, playing board games and trivia, reading, trying new, local restaurants

Trainees

Olivia DeAngelo, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Anxiety; Self-Esteem; Stress and Burnout; Relationship Issues; Psychological Assessment
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology, Tennessee State University; M. A. in Clinical Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association
Interests: Olivia enjoys being outdoors, hiking and kayaking. She also loves music and singing. She is a big fan of the shows Friends, The Office, and Survivor.


Kelly Dillon, M.A.
Practicum Counselor

Areas of Interest: Stress and Anxiety; Identity and Self-Esteem; Mood Dysregulation; Interpersonal Relationships; Personality Development
Education: Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, Florida State University; M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida; B.S. in Psychology, Villanova University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association
Interests: Kelly enjoys visiting Orlando theme parks, participating in runDisney events, watching Villanova and FSU basketball, and playing board games with friends


Michelle Gad, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

Areas of Interest: Psychological Assessment, Health Psychology, Family of Origin Issues, Stress and Anxiety, Personality Development, Resilience, and Social Justice
Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Adler University; M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Adler University; M.S. in Forensic Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Adlerian theory
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association; North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
Interests: Michelle enjoys going to Disney World, playing tennis, traveling, finding new coffee shops, and spending time with family and friends


Jungyeong Heo, M.A.
Practicum Counselor

Areas of interest: Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Adjustment Concerns, Multiculturalism, and Perfectionism
Education: Doctoral student in Counseling and School Psychology at Florida State University; M.A. in Psychology at Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea)
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association
Interests: Jungyeong enjoys painting, watching TV shows/movies, reading, traveling, and playing badminton


Melissa Hinely, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

Areas of interest: Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Adjustment Concerns, Identity Exploration and Development, and Substance Use
Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Georgia Southern University; M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Georgia Southern University
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic with an emphasis in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT)
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association
Interests: Melissa enjoys baking and cooking, crafting, and spending time with her dog Georgia. Her Saturdays in the Fall are often spent watching college football and cheering on both Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia.

 


Mandy Hughes, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Attachment and Identity Development, Trauma and Empowerment, Interpersonal relationships, Couples Counseling, Spirituality, Adjustment and Life Transitions, EMDR, and Biofeedback
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Biola University. M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Biola University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on Attachment-based Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
Interests: Mandy enjoys spending time with her dogs and friends, fitness and health, jogging, dance lessons, golf, comfort food and a good movie, and exploring new restaurants.


Dan Krizan, M.S.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Depression, and Group Therapy
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; M.A. in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Barry University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution focused approaches
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association
Interests: Swimming, hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants


"Keelan Lowrey"

Keelan Lowrey, B.S.
Master's Intern

Areas of Interest: Trauma and Recovery, Stress, Depression and Anxiety, Identity and Self-esteem, Relational Attachment Issues, Personality Development, Resilience
Education: Master's student Career Counseling Ed.S. M.S.; B.S. in Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach using a variety of frameworks including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Interests: I love being outdoors and playing any sport imaginable, but soccer is by far my favorite. Big fan of a good book. I am also a massive TV show and movie connoisseur.


Michael Nackashi, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Interpersonal Challenges, Multiculturalism, and Outreach
Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University. M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), and Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT)
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association


"Lauren"

Lauren Sakowitz, B.S.
Master's Intern

Areas of Interest: Individuals with disabilities, depression and anxiety, mindfulness, interpersonal relationships
Education: Ed.S. & M.S. student in Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University 
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach with emotion-focused, solution-focused, and interpersonal approaches
Interests: Traveling, going to the beach, and playing with my pup


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

Areas of Interest: Life Transitions and Adjustment, Identity Development, Post-Traumatic Growth, 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
Interests: Marissa enjoys making art, being outdoors, and spending time with her cat, Rascal


Sara Staley, M.S.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Anxiety; Depression; Adjustment and Transitional Issues; Identity and Self-Esteem; Gender and Diversity Issues; LGBTQ+; Interpersonal Relationships
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, NOVA Southeastern University, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach pulling from a variety of frameworks including Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic approaches
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association
Interests: Sara enjoys having quality time with friends, listening to music, playing videogames and spending time with her three cats. She also enjoys watching TV/movies, spending time in nature (when it’s not too hot outside!) and attempting to befriend wildlife.


Tyler Wood, M.Ed.
Practicum Counselor

Areas of Interest: Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Adjustment Concerns, Identity and Self-Esteem
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, Florida State University; M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville; B.A. in Psychology, University of Kentucky
Theoretical Orientation:Integrative with emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and acceptance-based approaches
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association
Interests: Tyler enjoys spending time with friends and his dog, watching college athletics, woodworking, staying active with outdoor activities, and bringing the outdoors inside with a collection of houseplants.

 

Support Staff

Lissa Cone

Administrative Associate


Aisha Dugan

Administrative Assistant


Debbie Robinson

Clerical Assistant

 

Graduate Assistants

"Fahad Al Amer"

Fahad Al Amer

RESEARCH Graduate Assistant 


"Jillian Konopa"

Jillian Konopa, M.S.

RENEW Graduate Assistant

 

Federal Work Study Students

"Angelina Grosso"

Angelina Grosso

Marketing Assistant


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Dyshia Maxwell

Research Assistant


Christian Pruitt

Marketing Assistant


Adyn Register

Research Assistant


Carlisle Ziesig

REACH Research Assistant

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