Clinical Staff

Stacy Blankenship, Counselor

Hi! I am an LCSW with over ten years experience working with folx from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I am an intensively trained DBT therapist, but also enjoy teaching and implementing mindfulness-based self compassion, body acceptance, emotional agility, positive psychology and building resiliency techniques. I welcome and enjoy working with all folx, and have a special interest in working with people living alternative lifestyles (poly/kink/pagan/wiccan etc), people living with neurodiversity and people living in fat and/or ability-challenged bodies.

Juanita Bobo, Triage Counselor

Pablo Campos, Counselor

Generalist Counselor with emphasis on working with BIPOC students.

Mala Chintalapudi, Counselor

As a counselor, I use Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a framework to understand human experience. I use visual arts, mindfulness and experiential techniques to help clients pursue a rich, values-driven life. I am originally from India, but have lived in the United States for several years.  I have a special interest in collaborating with International students and helping them navigate cross cultural barriers and explore how our individual and collective identities influence our life experiences

Alexis Fearrington, Counselor

I’ve been working in the counseling field for 3 years now, first in VA, now in NC. I’m interested in various topics within the counseling field such as anxiety/depression, trauma, ethnic/racial identity, and expressive arts; also using creative strategies for helping people become holistically well.

Jose Flores, Counselor

Hello, my name is Dr. Jose Flores (Psy.D) and I specialize in working with both the BIPOC and LGBTQIA community. I also have an interest in trauma work and helping those who have had a traumatic experience.

Jessica Fundaro, Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Social Worker

M.S.W. (2012)
I am a Puerto Rican woman. I specialize in trauma-focused work and have experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Insight-Oriented Therapy. I am passionate about working with students of color and can provide individual services in Spanish. I enjoy helping students who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and interpersonal, social, or romantic functioning. I also enjoy engaging students around how our thoughts impact our feelings and behavior.

Daniel Goldberg, 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.

Jamal Grimes, Counselor

Generalist Counselor with emphasis on working with BIPOC students.

Lynn Gupton, 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.

Skye Hankins, Counselor

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.

Yuka Kato, Psychologist and Interpersonal Violence Treatment Coordinator

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.

Elizabeth Lancaster, Counselor

Lisa Moran, Counselor

Kelly McConkey, 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.

Kelsey McCorkle, Master’s Level Training Coordinator and Counselor

MA in Counseling Psychology (2012); The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

I have worked as a mental health therapist for 10 years and trained as a yoga teacher in 2017. My primary professional interests include training and clinician development, working with the LGBTQIA+ populations, struggles with relationship to food and body, issues with sex and sexuality, anxiety, and depression. I work from a trauma-informed, intersectional, and wholistic lens.

Kim Nguyen-Dinh, Addictive Behaviors Coordinator

MS (2011) Rehabilitation Counseling, MS (2011) Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling: East Carolina University
Interests include: Substance use disorders, addictive behaviors, anxiety, biofeedback, co-occurring disorders, and cognitive behavioral therapy

Mary Njaramba, Counselor and Clinical Addiction Specialist

M.A Counseling Education 2002 B.A in Education 1994
Interests Include: Working with students on issues related to academic related challenges (study habits, procrastination, time management), relationship concerns, mood disorders ( depression/anxiety), Substance use disorders, general stress, marital/parenting related concerns, adjustment related concerns, grief and loss, cultural shock, challenges of being an international student and self-esteem/ self-confidence related concerns.

I incorporate a collaborative approach to therapy including but not limited to Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution/Strength Focused Brief Therapy. I work as a Generalist Counselor. Languages Spoken: English, Swahili and Kikuyu. Spirituality: Christian. Background: International.

Lindsey Parisi, Clinical Social Worker

M.S.W. (2013)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups. I tailor my clinical approach to students using person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapy. My areas of special interest include college student development, self-exploration, outreach, mindfulness, anxiety, depression, cultural and identity concerns, advocacy, relationship issues, and crisis counseling. I am fluent in Cantonese Chinese.

Victoria Potocki, Coordinator of Eating Concerns

M.Ed./Ed.S. (2012) Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
My primary specialties include eating disorders, anxiety disorders, long-term chronic depression, and other difficult-to-treat disorders. I also have training and experience working with neurodivergent individuals and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. As a clinician, I take a person-centered approach to therapy and help clients identify how their biology, personal history, and current environments interact to create the problems for which they are seeking treatment. I then use the client’s values to help them engage in problem-solving, and develop new coping skills and strategies for interacting with others.

Lauren Rivenbark, Triage Counselor and Clinical Social Worker

My experiences have included working in advocacy, crisis intervention, and trauma treatment. I use a trauma-informed approach and am passionate about meeting people where they are in their therapeutic process. I practice empowerment, gratitude, and ally ship to help college students achieve their personal and academic goals.

Elizabeth Robinette, 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.

Rosa White, Clinical Social Worker and Case Manager

My job as a clinical case manager is to aid and facilitate access to treatment and resources at the university and within the community. I have experience in crisis intervention and use a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach when working with clients.

Yuye Zhang, Counselor

Interests Include: Interpersonal concerns, identity development, LGBTQIA+ issues, grief/loss, trauma, and psychological assessment. Spoken Languages: English and Mandarin Chinese.