Embedded Staff

Matt Bishop, Counselor at College of Veterinary Medicine

I use an ACT-informed approach coupled with interventions from many frameworks including narrative therapy, expressive arts therapy, and DBT. I love working with young adults and especially on issues related to anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and identity development.

Joe Burke, Counselor and Professional Development Coach at Institute for Advanced Analytics

Laura Castro, Counselor at College of Veterinary Medicine

M.S.W. (2017)
I’m a licensed clinical social worker with interests in identity development, multicultural concerns, learning strategies, and interpersonal concerns. I am a relational therapist with fundamentals in CBT and social justice. I enjoy working with the Latinx population and with trainees. I completed my MSW at UNC and my Post Master’s Fellowship at NCSU’s Counseling Center.

Martika Hubbard, Sport Psychologist

Michelle Joshua, Director of Sport Psychology

Ph.D. (2002) Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas

Current professional areas of interest include team dynamics and culture; high performance mindset; injury recovery; and issues salient to LGBTQ+ and international student-athletes. My approach is strengths-based, positive, and holistic and I am a strong advocate for an integrated care/performance team model. Whatever my role, my mission is always to help create the mindsets and environments that help people thrive, in sport and life.
Interests Include: Behavioral Health and Sport Psychology

Hannah Lavasque, Counselor at College of Engineering

Miranda Liu, Counselor at College of Engineering

Arianne Smith-Machin, Sport Psychologist

Dr. Ariane Machín is a Counseling and Sport Psychologist who works with individuals, teams, and coaches through a holistic and positive psychology lens. She provides sport performance consulting in addition to individual psychotherapy, and works on issues including adjustment to college, sport injury, anxiety, depression, confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.

In addition, Dr. Machin also works with individuals experiencing body image and disordered eating patterns. She has given presentations at national conferences and published numerous articles on her work with body image and eating disorder interventions within the female population. Dr. Machin was a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Academic Psychiatry, and served as the Chair of the Public Interest Committee for the Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Luke Strawn, Counselor at College of Sciences and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

While eclectic in theory and practice based upon individual experiences and concerns, I approach counseling through a person-centered focus while also implementing techniques associated with mindfulness and unconditional positive regard. When necessary, I also approach counseling through a solution-focused lens to account for a short-term counseling model.

I have a strong interest working with LGBTQIA+ clients, specifically with gender and sexual identity concerns, as well as those whose lives are impacted by substance use. I also firmly believe that a multifaceted approach to counseling benefits my clients, all of whom possess individual life experiences based upon their intersectional identities. Everyone has their own stories, shaped by identities and experiences, and I strive to honor these stories and create a space that is healing and supportive.

Bridget Wolfe, Counselor and Clinical Addiction Specialist

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