Graduate Assistants

Samantha Lohorn, Graduate Assistant

MA.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2017), UNC Pembroke

Interests Include: anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, sexual identity concerns, LGBTQIAA+ population advocacy efforts, academic counseling, higher education achievement, academic coaching, expressive arts therapy, and counselor training and supervision. Current research interest include counselor trainee self-efficacy with crisis intervention and the use of expressive arts in supervision and training.

Giovanni Häertel, Graduate Assistant

M.Ed. (2010) Counselor Education, University of North Florida

Interests Include: Human Sexuality / Queer Studies / Identity Development / People of Color

Works primarily as a Graduate Assistant with our Academic Counseling Services helping students with the Withdrawal Process.

Tabitha Haynes, Graduate Assistant

M.A. (2010) Mental Health Counseling, North Carolina Central University

Interests Include: anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, multicultural counseling competency, gender roles/issues, racial/ethnic disparities in mental health, outreach and prevention. As a person-centered professional, I believe that we have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and personal growth leading towards self-actualization. Counseling is a collaborative effort and equal partnership. My current research efforts focus on African American women, feminist perspectives in counseling, empowerment and strength. I believe that the basic principles of advocacy — helping people to be their best — is a fundamental part of the counseling profession. Being supportive and compassionate, are at the core of my professional counseling identity. I have a strong interest in educating and instructing students, as well as, other professionals in the area of counseling supervision, mental health stigma among communities of color, diversity, and cultural competence.

Bredell Moody, Graduate Assistant

M.Ed. (2016) Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Interests Include: Social Justice / Empathy Development / People of Color

Works primarily as a Graduate Assistant with our Academic Counseling Services helping students with the Withdrawal Process.