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2013 - 2014 WMCC Staff

The Counseling Center staff consists of mental health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, and social workers. All are trained and experienced in dealing with issues facing university students. Doctoral candidates in clinical and counseling psychology, working under close supervision, also provide counseling services. A sport psychologist is available for students interested in learning cognitive strategies to enhance their athletic or academic performance. These appointments are made by a referral from the staff. Below is a list of our current full and part-time staff.

Felicia Brown-Anderson, Psy.D. - Advanced Practicum Coordinator
Education: 2003 – James Madison University, Clinical Psychology
Interests: Multicultural issues, Multiracial identity development, self care planning, women’s issues, couple and family issues, group therapy, and training and supervision.

Deidre Connelly, Ph.D. - Sport Psychologist
Education: 1986 - University of Virginia, Sport Psychology
Interests:  Sport Psychology, performance enhancement, stress management, personal success skills.

Christine Ferguson, M.Ed. - Mental Health Services Coordinator
Education: 2004 - Springfield College, Marriage & Family Therapy; 2010 - Columbia College Chicago, Dance Movement Therapy; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor
Interests:  Body/mind connection, crisis interventions, emotional health awareness, alternative therapies in the treatment of emotional and physical wellness.

Patrick S. Hudgins, Psy.D. - Outreach Coordinator
Education: 2005 - The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual therapy, family systems, personal growth and development, and the use of culture and worldview to promote resilience.

Warrenetta C. Mann, Psy.D. - Director
Education: 2004 - Spalding University, Clinical Psychology, Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests:   College Mental Health Administration, cultural issues in psychotherapy, trauma and recovery, women's issues, training and supervision.

Becca Nimmer Marcus, M.S.W., LCSW. - Senior Staff Social Worker
Education: 1982 - University of Illinois, Social Work; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Interests:   Individual and group psychotherapy, relationship (including family) issues, personal growth and development, diversity issues, International student concerns, relaxation and meditation involving the mind and body connection.

William E. Nichelson III, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist
Education: 2010 - University of Tennessee, Counseling Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests:  Disordered eating and body image concerns, trauma survivors, couple's therapy, LGBTQ issues, men's issues, non-traditional and first-generation college students, training and supervision, Emotion Focused Therapy, group therapy, relationship concerns, and personal growth and development.

Susanna Owens, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist
Education: 1999 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Counseling Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests:  Self-concept and identity, stress and coping, health issues, individual and group psychotherapy, clinical supervision/training.

Robert (Bobby) Reis II, Ph.D. - Assistant Director, Director of Clinical Services, Research, & Evaluation
Education: 2007 - University of North Dakota, Counseling Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests:   LGBT issues, men's issues, training and supervision, group therapy, transition concerns (i.e.adjustment to college, graduation, etc), and social justice.

Starlain Saldana, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist
Education: 2009 - University of Oklahoma, Counseling Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests: LGBT issues, women's issues, relationship concerns, training and supervision, personal growth and development.

Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser, Ph.D. - Associate Director, Director of Training
Education: 1995 - The Ohio State University, Counseling Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests:   Individual and group counseling, training and supervision, multicultural counseling, women's issues, eating disorders. Fluent in Spanish.

2013 - 2014 Psychology Pre-Doctoral Interns

Kevin Clancey, M.A. - Pre-Doctoral Intern
Education: 2011 - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology; Psy.D. Student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual and group therapy, grief and loss, the impostor syndrome, issues of diversity, and identity development. 

Ashley Kasardo, M.A. - Pre-Doctoral Intern
Education: 2011 - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Psychology; Psy.D. Student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Clinical Psychology
Interests:   Body image concerns, body size diversity and acceptance, feminist therapy, family systems, time-limited dynamic therapy, mindfulness, training and supervision.

Lindsay A. Sauers,  M.A. - Pre-Doctoral Intern
Education: 2010 - La Salle University,  Clinical Psychology; Psy.D. Student at La Salle University  in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual and group therapy, identity development, emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, reduction of self-harm behaviors, self-care, and wellness.

Ashleigh C. Young, M.S. - Pre-Doctoral Intern
Education: 2011 - Indiana State University, Clinical Psychology; Psy.D. Student at Indiana State University in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual and group therapy, interpersonal and relational concerns, women's issues, interpersonal violence and trauma, issues related to diversity, personal growth and development.

2013 - 2014 Advanced Practicum Trainees

Sara Bock, B.A. - Advanced Practicum Trainee
Education: 2013 (Expected M.S.) - Old Dominion University, Experimental Psychology; Psy.D. Student at Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, relationship skills & concerns, depression, anxiety, personal growth & values, self-care, and family of origin issues.

Erin D. Kurtz B.A. - Advanced Practicum Trainee
Education: 2014 (Expected M.S.) - Old Dominion University, Experimental Psychology; Psy.D. Student at Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual, group, and couples psychotherapy, trama survivors & resilience, stress & coping, identity development, mindfulness, health issues, and emotion regulation.

Joseph (Joe) Minifie, M.A. - Advanced Practicum Trainee
Education: 2013 - Norfolk State University, Community/Clinical Psychology; Psy.D. Student at the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, interpersonal and relational concerns, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family of origin issues and stress management.

Emily Oettinger, B.A. - Advanced Practicum Trainee
Education: 2013 (Expected M.S.) - Old Dominion University, Experimental Psychology; Psy.D. Student at the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Anxiety disorders, depression, mind-body connection, mindfulness meditation, relaxation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy.