Staff Directory

 

Summer 2015

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.

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.

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.

Kevin Clancey, Psy.D. – Staff Psychologist

Education: 2014 -The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, the impostor syndrome, existential concerns, grief/loss, active mindfulness, transpersonal psychology, LGBTQ issues, the use of language and metaphors, 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
Interests:  Body/mind connection, crisis interventions, emotional health awareness, and alternative therapies in the treatment of emotional and physical wellness.

Patrick S. Hudgins, Psy.D. – Staff Therapist
Education: 2005 - The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Interests: Individual therapy, personal growth and development, family of origin concerns, multi-cultural issues (identity, ethnicity, social justice, stereotype threat, and micro-aggressions).

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.

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.

 

2015 - 2016 Psychology Pre-Doctoral Interns

 Alexandra Pappas
Education: University of Utah, Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.
Interests:  Individual, couples and group therapy; multicultural issues, career, issues, body image issues, student success skills, relationship concerns, mindfulness and meditation, outreach programing and supervision and training.

 Mark Sanders, M.A.
Education: Wheaton College, Clinical Psychology.
Interests:  Individual and group therapy, existential concerns, personal growth and development, family of origin concerns, interpersonal/relationship concerns, trauma and recovery. 

Rebecca N. Shoemaker, MA.
Education: Chatham University, Counseling Psychology, Psy.D.
Interests: Sexual identity, gender identity, developmental issues, mindfulness, multicultural counseling and diversity issues, group therapy, interpersonal therapy, CBT, and feminist theory

 

2015 - 2016 Advanced Practicum Trainees

Annalucia Bays, M.S.
Education: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.
Interests: Sexual and gender identities, family-of-origin, multicultural considerations, group therapy, interpersonal therapy, women’s issues, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, sexuality.

Denise Calhoun
Education: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.
Interests: Individual and group therapy, substance use, coping strategies, LGBTQ issues, trauma & recovery, multicultural issues, IPT, ACT and CBT.

Tiren A. Parker, M.A.
Education: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual, couples and group therapy, multicultural & diversity issues, interpersonal/relationship concerns, and military/veteran issues.