Current Trainees

Elise Anderson, Post-Masters Fellow

M.A. (2018)

I utilize a person-centered approach to meet each student where they are in the moment. I am committed to cultivating an intersectional, culturally-affirming, and trauma-informed practice. I draw from principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relational-Cultural Theory in my clinical practice. My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, identity development, women’s issues, trauma, relationship issues, and body image concerns.

Matt Bishop, Master’s Level Intern

B.A. (2013)

I believe that a therapeutic experience is most transformative when it is collaborative, empowering, and tailored to the individual.  I aim to provide that experience by using a relational approach that is informed by each person’s unique culture and values.  I integrate this framework with evidence-based interventions grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, identity development, interpersonal relationships, adjustment issues, and coping with trauma.  That being said, I conceptualize each individual using a wellness model where the focus is on the person as a whole and not limited to their identified problems or potential diagnoses.

Laura Castro, Post-Masters Fellow

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.

Brooke Harris, Post-Master’s Fellow

M.Ed. (2018) Clinical Mental Health Counseling

A longtime member of the Pack, I received a B.A. in Psychology in 2014 and a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2018 both from NC State. My clinical interests include but are not limited to relationship issues and interpersonal violence, trauma, disordered eating and body image concerns, diversity and multiculturalism, and adjusting to big changes in life. I utilize a person-centered and relational-cultural approach to work with clients to achieve wellness and better quality of life.

Hillary Halpern, Doctoral Psychology Intern

M.S. (2014)

My approach to counseling is tailored to meet each client’s needs. Using a feminist-multicultural lens, I draw from relational, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral frameworks to support my clients in working towards their goals. Understanding relationships and early experiences, enhancing self-compassion, and building emotion regulation skills are central to my counseling work. I have special interests in women’s mental health, pregnancy & parenthood, reproductive choices & sexual health, family relationships, and managing strong emotions.

Kate Hibbard-Gibbons, Doctoral Psychology Intern

M.A. (2011)

Kate is a Ph.D. student in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. She views counseling as a place where a person comes to be their true and authentic self and share their story. Additionally, she believes that cultural context is a significant part of who a person is and influences how the person interact with others. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, issues around eating and body image, relationship concerns, transition and adjustment, and sports psychology.

Olga Iefremova-Carson, Post-Master’s Fellow

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.

Will Jordan, Master’s Level Intern

B.A. (2009)

I believe that an honest connection between counselor and client is the foundation for growth through counseling. As I develop as a counselor, I am focusing on forging genuine, trusting relationships with clients. I work from a humanistic perspective, but I have interests in existential therapy and reality therapy. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, life transitions and identity development.

Meagan MacLellan, Master’s Level Intern

B.A. (2016)

I have a passion for helping people to find the healing that they desire and to be able to make the changes that they seek. I offer a safe space in which clients can explore what they wish to and work with me in a collaborative fashion. I use an integrative approach, drawing primarily from person-centered theory and cognitive behavior therapy. My special interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and loss.

Carley Niland, Post-Master’s Fellow

M.S. (2017)

I aim to help students feel empowered to address their personal and interpersonal development and to work towards optimum wellness. I approach counseling as collaborative relationship that focuses on the student and their strengths, and I inform the process through the use of integrated theories that include person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and relational-cultural. My primary areas of interest include anxiety, depression, self-acceptance, identity, interpersonal relationships, and trauma.

Jasmine Peters, Post-Master’s Fellow

M.Ed. (2017)

My clinical interests include multicultural/diversity concerns, identity development, interpersonal conflicts, addictive behaviors, and the LGBTQ+ community. In my work, I utilize ACT and feminist therapy in an effort to empower clients to use their voice to make decisions that align with their desired life values while also acknowledging how the intersection of one’s identities can create challenges along the way.

Alex Thompson, Doctoral Psychology Intern

M.S. (2014)

A Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology at the University of North Texas, Alex is passionate about her work with all students, in which she aims to develop empowering relationships characterized by empathy and acceptance. She has particular interests in working with student-athletes and those with disordered eating/body image concerns, as well as helping students develop unique identities rooted in their value systems.

Courtney Wade, Master’s Level Intern

B.A. (2014)

Brittany Woolford, Doctoral Psychology Intern

M.S. (2016)

I completed my BA at Whitworth University, and will finish my Ph.D. at The University of North Texas this May. I work from the perspective that psychological distress comes from interpersonal dysfunction. My clinical interests include working with clients who are struggling with interpersonal relationships, family of origin, loneliness, and couples counseling. My theoretical orientation is Interpersonal Process Theory integrated with Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.

Tracy Yang, Doctoral Psychology Intern

M.A. (2016)

An international student myself, I am passionate about working with students with diverse backgrounds. My interests also include significant life changes, identity development and formation, multicultural awareness, interpersonal relationship, and adjustment. I strive to create a safe space for students to have their voice heard, and support them in the process of giving meaning to their lived experiences.