Clinical Staff

Laura Castro, Embedded Counselor at College of Veterinary Medicine

M.S.W. (2017)
My areas of interest include ethnic identity development, emerging adulthood, relationship problems, adjustment issues, anxiety, and depression. I ground my work on various theoretical frameworks, such as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Through a strengths-based perspective, I aim to work with each student to craft an individual therapeutic experience that aligns with that person’s values, background, and preferences.

Galana Chookolingo, Licensed Psychologist

Ph.D. (2016)
I have specialized training in working with substance use disorders, trauma, sexual trauma, depression, and anxiety. I use a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach to counseling. My theory is integrative, pulling from relational, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychodynamic theories. I also identify as a woman of color and specialize in treating individuals who have experienced intergenerational trauma, historical trauma, and trauma related to race relations.

Marina Cline, Licensed Professional Counselor and Case Manager

M.A. (2012) Mental Health Counseling, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Interests Include: Interpersonal/relationship issues, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, trauma, multiculturalism/diversity, refugees, survivors of natural disasters, addictions, and case management. My approach to therapy is an integration of humanistic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution focused.

Jennifer Glassmire-Policari, Stepped Care Coordinator and Licensed Psychologist

Psy.D. (2010) Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC
Interests Include: Relationships, grief and loss, family of origin, and mood. I have a specific interest in working with trans students and all in the gender-queer community on issues related to identity. My approach in therapy is based on humanistic principles and through the lens of multiple identities. I strive to create a safe space for students to explore themselves more fully and move toward congruence and authenticity.

Beth Glueck, Licensed Professional Counselor and Triage Counselor

Ph.D. (2013), Counselor Education, North Carolina State University
M.A.  (1999), Community Counseling, Appalachian State University
Provides same day brief screening, crisis assessment, and referral to treatment.

Daniel Goldberg, Licensed Professional Counselor

Ph.D. (2017), Counselor Education, North Carolina State University
Interests include: Interests include: childhood sexual abuse and other forms of trauma, college transition issues, relationships, grief, identity development, depression, and anxiety. In addition to my work as a generalist counselor, I have expertise in the academic functions of the counseling center, including facilitation of semester withdrawal requests, course drops, and similar processes.

Kelly Gould, Licensed Professional Counselor

M.A. (1998) Expressive Art Therapy, Lesley University
Interests include:  Anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, interpersonal/relationship issues, life changes/adjustment issues, and crisis intervention. Provides brief assessments through triage and access to services.

Lynn Gupton, Licensed Professional Counselor and Case Manager

M.S. (1998) Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling, East Carolina University
Clinical Case Manager:  Assist with mental health service coordination and needs (including referral to community resources), and facilitate access to care.

Eileen Haase, Licensed Professional Counselor

Ph.D. (2014) Counselor Education, The George Washington University
My interests include working with survivors of complex trauma such as from physical or sexual assault, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, self-harm, and veterans experiencing difficulties adjusting back to civilian life. Additional areas of interest include working with individuals and group counseling for those with identified disabilities; and those who have sustained a concussion or mild-traumatic brain injury that is impacting their current academic performance, sleep dysregulation, and social/emotional problems, such as with student athletes and their families. I value and appreciate each individual and their unique inherent strengths within their own context when approaching counseling as a collaborative process between counselor and client. My theoretical approach is integrative, strength-based, and solution-focused by nature that considers the many systems an individual identifies with as I believe no one approach fits for all. I also practice from a social justice framework that promotes multicultural sensitivity by appreciating and respecting differences within the counseling relationship. I hope to create a safe supportive space where students feel they can be open and feel heard without fearing to be judged while reaching their goals.

Bradford Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor

M.Ed. (2016) Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
My interest in working with students involve exploring and unpacking masculinity, black male identity, working with athletes multicultural issues and inclusion, meditation, and relationship concerns. I counsel from a person centered perspective with a foundation of unconditional positive regard and empathy for the individuals that I work with.

Gabriela Huffman, Staff Counselor

Psy.D. (2017)
My special interests include relationship/interpersonal concerns, trauma, loss, identity development, family-of-origin concerns, and social justice. My approach to working with students is collaborative and strength-based and I integrate various theoretical approaches including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural perspectives.

Olga Iefremova-Carson, Triage Counselor

M.S. (2017)
I enjoy working with students and applying my knowledge and skills to help them achieve their goals and live their lives to the fullest. My interests include multicultural issues, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and adjustment difficulties.

Rose Jerome, Licensed Professional Counselor

M.Ed (2015) Clinical Mental Health Counseling, NC State University

Michelle Joshua, Licensed Psychologist

Ph.D. (2002) Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas
Interests Include: Behavioral Health and Sport Psychology

Yuka Kato, Licensed Psychologist

Ph.D. (2015) Counseling Psychology, Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
Interests Include: Working with students on issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, multicultural and diversity, vocational, and international students. I strive to create a safe space for students to understand themselves and utilize own resources and strengths to improve overall well-being in mind and body. My approach to therapy is collaborative and integrative, including strengths-based, interpersonal, multicultural, and other strategies. I am a speaker of Japanese.

Krystal L. Meares, Licensed Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator

Ph.D. (2014) Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia
Interests include: psychological assessment, family-of-origin concerns, multiculturalism and diversity, identity development, grief and loss, supervision and training, and sport psychology. I practice from an integrative approach which is culturally informed, primarily driven by interpersonal and dynamic theories, and supported by evidence based practices

Kelly McConkey, Licensed Professional Counselor

M.A. (2011) Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Post-Masters Certification in Expressive Arts Therapy, Appalachian State University
Kelly is a licensed professional counselor with an integrative theoretical orientation. Her approach to counseling includes humanistic perspective, cognitive behavioral techniques, expressive arts therapy and mindfulness-based practices. She offers counseling for such issues as: general stress, academic/time management, anxiety, depression, sexual assault, grief and loss, relationship/interpersonal concerns, sexual identity exploration, life changes/adjustment, and psychosis.

Kim Nguyen-Dinh, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

M.S.(2011) Counseling, East Carolina University
Interests include: Substance use disorders, depression, biofeedback, co-occurring disorders, dreams and cognitive behavioral therapy

Mary Njaramba, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

Macdara O’Sullivan, Substance Abuse Coordinator and Clinical Social Worker

MSW (2006) Social Work, New York University
My work is based on principles of compassion, curiosity, collaboration, harm-reduction and empowerment to promote healing and positive change.   I regard symptoms, whether related to anxiety, depression, substance use, compulsive behaviors, low self-esteem, or unsatisfying patterns in relationships as opportunities for growth.  My specialty area is in substance abuse and other risky and addictive behaviors.  My approach accepts people wherever they are ready to begin the process of healing, growth and positive change around their own goals including reduced risk moderation or stopping.

Elizabeth Robinette-Wade, Licensed Professional Counselor

M.Ed. (2010), Counselor Education, North Carolina State University
Interests include: Working with students with ADHD and learning differences; grief and loss; exploration of family of origin issues; relationships; development of identity and improving self-esteem; anxiety and mood disorders; issues facing lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered students. Together, we will work to enhance your awareness and understanding of the way you experience yourself, the world, and others. Therapy also focuses on coping with your unique concerns and challenges and making meaningful change through recognition of your personal strengths and resources. My role as a counselor is to provide you with the tools, support and structure to help you move toward hope, growth and positive change, in the context of a safe, secure, and therapeutic relationship.

Tammy Rose, Master’s Level Training Coordinator and Clinical Social Worker

MSW (1996), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
I believe in the capacity of each student to make lasting, positive changes.  I view therapy as a collaborative process and offer a warm, supportive, non-judgmental, interactive and solution-focused approach. I enjoy working with students where they are ready to begin and helping them set goals building on their current strengths and resources.  Areas of clinical interest include: mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder), outpatient substance abuse treatment, family of origin concerns, trauma, grief / loss, women’s issues, work / life balance, stress / time management, life transitions / adjustment concerns and relationship issues.

Liza Sagor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW (2009), Social Work, University of Michigan
Interests Include: working with survivors of trauma, multicultural issues, body image concerns, identity development, relationship difficulties, family-of-origin issues, sexual orientation and gender identity concerns, and group therapy. Theoretically, I work from an integrative approach incorporating interpersonal, humanistic, and Gestalt perspectives. I strive to build collaborative and authentic relationships with students and to create a safe and supportive space where students can gain insight, take risks, and make the changes they desire.

Rebecca Schwartz, Licensed Psychologist, Eating Disorder Coordinator

Psy.D. (2014), Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
Rebecca Schwartz received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. She completed her Pre-Doctoral internship at Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the New College of Florida’s Counseling and Wellness Center.
Rebecca integrates several orientations in her work, including psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindfulness practices—depending on the students’ needs. Rebecca aims to meet each student on their own terms. Her professional interests include eating disorders, identity development, gender and sexuality issues, relationship concerns, mood disorders, and health psychology.

Ariane Smith-Machin, Licensed Psychologist

Ph.D. (2008) Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas
M.A. (2002) University of Minnesota, Kinesiology with Sport Psychology emphasis
B.A. (2000) Franklin & Marshall College, Biological Foundations of Behavior with a Concentration in Neuroscience
Interests Include: Working with clients in the areas of sport psychology, eating disorders, body image, confidence, mindfulness, self-acceptance, and perfectionism

Bridget Wolfe, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

M.S.(2010) Counseling, East Carolina University
Interests include: Substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Tina Yang, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Triage Counselor

M.S.W. (2015)
Provides same day brief screening to assess for needs, crisis services, and referral for treatment.

Melissa Yarborough, Interpersonal Violence Coordinator and Licensed Psychologist

Psy.D.(2012) Clinical Psychology, Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy UniveristyI have a collaborate approach to therapy and work from an integrative framework. I frequently use humanistic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories in my work. My interests include working with the college population and helping struggling students achieve their goals for success. I have a passion for working with interpersonal violence survivors, survivors of other forms of trauma, family of origin issues, and the LGBT+ community.