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Welcome to Counseling and 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

 


 

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

 


 

Anghela Kane

BUSINESS MANAGER

Education: B.S. in Business Management; working on 2nd degree in Religion and Social Work
Interests: Anghela enjoys reading and hanging out with her family. 

 

Coordinators

 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

REACH COORDINATOR, 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

NOLES C.A.R.E. COORDINATOR

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

 


 

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: Trauma and recovery; interpersonal relationship issues- including peer, family of origin, or romantic relationship concerns; group therapy; couples counseling; grief and loss; attachment and boundaries; reparenting and identity development.
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with emphasis on interpersonal process in therapy and use of attachment-based, psychodynamic, & trauma-informed approaches.

 


 

Michelle Gad, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTATION COORDINATOR

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

 


 

Erin Gallivan, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

GROUP COORDINATOR

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

 


 

Naoya Izawa, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

PSYCHOLOGY RESIDENCY COORDINATOR, LIAISON TO CENTER FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Areas of Interest: Men’s health, Mind and body a holistic approach to mental health, Working with international students, Developmental issues such as Identity development, Self-esteem, Relationships, and Existential concerns
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.

 


 

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, 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, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, DBTC

CRISIS SERVICES 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

 


 

Trinity Weaver, MPH

MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, depression, stress management, health education
Education: Masters in Public Health, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Interests: Trinity enjoys music, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

Clinical Staff

 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

NOLES C.A.R.E. COORDINATOR

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

 


 

Luke Brocco, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal and relational development, family of origin issues, social health & boundaries, effects of modern living, wellness & healthy living, anxiety, depression, transitions & adjustment issues
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Systems Theory, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Problem-solving model, Strengths-based therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Interests: Luke enjoys traveling, camping, practicing fitness, reading, and cheering for the Clemson Tigers and FSU Seminoles

 


 

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: Trauma and recovery; interpersonal relationship issues- including peer, family of origin, or romantic relationship concerns; group therapy; couples counseling; grief and loss; attachment and boundaries; reparenting and identity development
Education: MSW, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with emphasis on interpersonal process in therapy and use of attachment-based, psychodynamic, & trauma-informed 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
Interests: In her free time, Terri loves to spend time with family, experiment with baking, and spoiling her dog

 


 

Rebekah Elliott, LCSW
Licensed Clinical 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, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

GROUP COORDINATOR

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

 


 

Robyn Gast, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

FILM SCHOOL CLINICIAN

Areas of Interest: Adjustment and life transitions, coping/emotional regulation skills, self-compassion, depression, anxiety, relationships, multiculturalism and diversity, LGBTQ+ issues and working with adoptees
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach including elements of strengths-based, client-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy and systems theory
Interests:: Robyn enjoys traveling and exploring new cultures, listening to music, participating in fitness classes, watching movies/tv and attending sporting events. 

 


 

Melissa Hinely, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

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)
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.

 


 

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, 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, Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida
Interests: Magnolia’s greatest honor is being the mother of two exceptional daughters.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, serving in ministry, watching movies and karaoke.

 


 

Naoya Izawa, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

PSYCHOLOGY RESIDENCY COORDINATOR, LIAISON TO CENTER FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Areas of Interest: Men’s health, Mind and body a holistic approach to mental health, Working with international students, Developmental issues such as Identity development, Self-esteem, Relationships, and Existential concerns
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.

 


 

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

 


 

Denesha McCray, LCSW
Licensed Clinical 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

 


 

Michael Nackashi, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

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

 


 

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, 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.

 


 

Sue Shapiro, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, DBTC

CRISIS SERVICES 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

 


 

Brett Smith, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest: ADHD, Student-athletes, Psychological Assessment, Men’s issues, Depression and Anxiety
Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and Client-Centered 
Interests: Soccer, reading science fiction, playing video games and traveling

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Katherine Strauss, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Interest: Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Self-Care, Mindfulness, Adjustment issues, Interpersonal Relationships, Crisis Management, Empowerment
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, East Tennessee State University
Theoretical Orientation: Trauma Informed Integrative Care, Strengths Based, Client Centered and Solution Focused
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, Traveling, Cooking, Walking my dog

 


 

Sarah Sturges, LCSW
Licensed Clinical 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, 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

 


 

Kotrish Wright, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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

 

 

Triage Specialists

 

Leah Fleurimond, M.S.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Areas of Interest: Issues with Family, Depression, Anxiety, Identity, Spirituality and Religion
Education: M.S., Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative; emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment, Mindfulness, and Expressive Art approaches
Interests: Leah enjoys spending time with loved ones, discovering new music, reading and writing poetry, hiking, and serving in community outreach and ministry. 

 


 

Samantha Jacobson, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Areas of Interest: Adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, trauma and recovery, and working with LGBTQ+ students
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University 
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative strengths-based approach, incorporating elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Trauma Informed Care 
Professional Affiliation: National Association of Social Workers
Interests: Watching scary movies with friends, spending time at the beach, reading, and kayaking. 

 


 

Hannah Kinnon, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Areas of Interest: Attachment and boundaries, adjustment and life transitions, emotional regulation skills, trauma and recovery, family of origin, spirituality
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University 
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative trauma-informed approach focused on client-centered and strengths-based therapy using Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.
Interests: Hannah enjoys camping with her family, reading, serving in ministry, and playing board games with friends.

 


 

Candice S.E. Youmans, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Areas of Interest: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment & Life-Transitions, Identity, Self-Esteem, Self-Care, and Mindfulness
Education: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-Based approaches.
 

 

Trainees

 

Yoojin Cho, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Relationships, Attachment, Adjustment Issues, Depression and Anxiety, Grief and Loss, and Working with International Students.
Education: Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. M. A. in Clinical Psychology.
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Client-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy approaches.
Interests: Having quality time with family and friends, watching movies and k-dramas, and exploring local coffee shops and restaurants. 

 


 

Olivia DeAngelo, M.A.
Psychology Resident

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.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

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

 


 

Madison Estrada, M.S.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Stress and Anxiety, Student Athletes, Panic, OCD, Psychological Assessment, Sleep Difficulties, Health Psychology, Depression, Outreach, Grief and Loss
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi; M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Pittsburg State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, person-centered approach, with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as third-wave CBT, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Madison conceptualizes clients holistically, considering all domains of health, while taking a skills-based, solution-focused approach.
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, APA Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, National Career Development Association, and Graduate Women in Science
Interests: Madison enjoys serving in ministry, spending time with loved ones (including her spoiled Yorkie-Poo!), participating in daily weightlifting and high intensity interval training (HIIT), crocheting, watching college basketball (go Duke!) and NFL football (go Chiefs!), and exploring the beautiful Tallahassee parks.

 


 

Shelbi Fisher, M.S.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Anxiety and Depression; Interpersonal Functioning; Emotion Regulation; First-Generation college students; Sport and Athletics; Coping with Athletic Injury
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Counseling and School Psychology, Florida State University; M.S. Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education, Indiana University Bloomington; B.S. Psychology, certificate in Clinical Psychological Science, Indiana University Bloomington
Theoretical Orientation:  Integrative with a focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Process
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association
Interests: Shelbi loves to read and enjoys watching college sports with her friends. She likes spoiling her goldendoodle Mooney, as well as running and playing golf. 

 


 

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

 


 

Mandy Hughes, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

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.

 


 

Erin Morpeth-Provost, Ed.S., M.S., NCC
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Anxiety and depression; relationships and attachment issues; identity and self-compassion; existential concerns and meaning in life; family of origin issues; grief and loss; suicide prevention and outreach
Education: Doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin; Combined M.S./Ed.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University; B.S. in Psychology and Religion, Florida State University
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on humanistic theory, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT)
Professional Affiliation: Florida Psychological Association, National Board for Certified Counselors, American Psychological Association, American College Health Association
Interests: Erin enjoys horseback riding and all-things animal related, especially spending time with her dogs, Landis and Tally. Erin also loves attending concerts, college football, HIIT workouts, sailing/boating, and rewatching Parks & Rec.

 


 

Carley Peace, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of Interest: Anxiety; depression; self-esteem; career concerns; adjustment and transitional issues; interpersonal relationships; and psychological assessment​​​​​​​
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, Florida State University​​​​​​​
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a focus on cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and interpersonal process approaches​​​​​​​
Professional Affiliation: American Psychological Association; National Career Development Association​​​​​​​
Interests: Carley enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and trying to keep her cat, Pinto, out of mischief.

 


 

Christine Perry, B.A., B.F.A.
Practicum Intern

Areas of Interest: Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Trauma, Identity and Self-Esteem ​​​​​​​
Education: Master of Science Candidate in Art Therapy, Florida State University; B.A. in Art History, Appalachian State University; B.F.A. in Studio Art, Appalachian State University​​​​​​​
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with an emphasis on Humanistic, Person-Centered therapy, and Mindfulness ​​​​​​​
Professional Affiliation: American Art Therapy Association​​​​​​​
Interests: Christine enjoys thrifting, trying new foods, knitting, painting, and making jewelry. She loves spending quality time with her family and friends, and spoiling her cat. 

 


 

Sara Staley, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

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.

 

Support Staff

 

Aisha Dugan-Wright

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 


 

Christian Koller

CLERICAL ASSISTANT

 


 

Janine Mitchell

CLERICAL ASSISTANT

 


 

Mikayla Rivers

CLERICAL ASSISTANT

 


 

Debbie Robinson

Administrative ASSISTANT

 


 

Mark Tombrink

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

 

Graduate Assistants

 

Jillian Konopa, M.S.

RENEW GRADUATE ASSISTANT

 


 

Miyeon Yeon, M.S.

RESEARCH GRADUATE ASSISTANT

 

Federal Work Study Students

 

Adyn Register

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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