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The Counseling Center staff consists of mental health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, and social workers. All are trained and experienced in working with issues facing university students. Doctoral trainees or candidates in clinical and counseling psychology, under close supervision, also provide counseling services. A sports psychology consultant 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.

Full-Time Staff

Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser, Ph.D.,
(she/her/ella) Director
Education: 1995 - The Ohio State University, Counseling Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests: Individual and group therapy, social justice/multicultural counseling, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, family of origin issues, international student experience, women's issues, body image & eating disorders, trauma work, emotion-focused work, and training and supervision.  Fluent in Spanish.

Joy Badalis, MS - Staff Clinician 
Education: 2016 - Radford University, Counselor Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling; 2021 - Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor. 
Interests: Eating Disorders & Body Image, Trauma & Recovery, Military Concerns & Civilian Adjustment, Identity Development, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Relationship Concerns, Substance Use Disorders. 

Kevin Clancey, Psy.D. – Assistant Director for Clinical Services
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. CMPC -  Director of Performance Psychology
Education: M.Ed., Ph.D. University of Virginia
Interests: sport psychology, performance enhancement, resilience skills & stress management, personal success skills, management of test anxiety, mindfulness training, optimizing mindset

Julianne Davison, LPC – Staff Clinician
Education: 2014 – Drexel University, Master of Arts in Art Therapy
Interests: women’s issues, trauma recovery, interpersonal relationships, eating disorders and body image, grief/loss, mindfulness approaches, anxiety and depression, substance use disorders

Miles Davison, LCSW – Staff Clinician
Education: 2013 - University of Pennsylvania, Master of Social Work
Interests: individual and group psychotherapy, multicultural issues, men's issues, identity development, anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based interventions, family of origin issues, existential concerns, and trauma work. 

Christine Ferguson, M.Ed. - Mental Health Services Coordinator
Education: 2006 - Springfield College, Marriage & Family Therapy; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor; 2010 - Columbia College Chicago, Dance Movement Therapy; 2016- Duke Integrative Medicine, Integrative Health Coach
Interests: Body/mind connection, crisis intervention, emotional health awareness/health coaching, and alternative therapies in the treatment of emotional and physical wellness.

Melissa Noble, Ph.D. – Staff Psychologist
Education: West Virginia University, Counseling Psychology; Clemson University, Counselor Education
Interests: Individual therapy, identity development, relationships, intersectionality of identity variables including religious beliefs and LGBTQ identity, military psychology, first-generation status, and low-income students

Noelle Ostroff, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist
Education: 2022-Chatham University, Counseling Psychology, 2016 Chatham University MA in Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado BA in Psychology.
Interests: Individual and group therapy, family of origin issues, self-compassion development, mindfulness approaches, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, identity/values work, and trauma recovery. 

Stacie Otey-Scott, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist
Education: M.A., Psy.D. - Regent University
Interests: interpersonal relationships, women's health, neurodiversity, resilience skills & emotional wellness, health psychology, spirituality

Alexandra Pappas-Bourdage, Ph.D. - Director of Training
Education: 2016- University of Utah, Counseling Psychology, Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, sexual assault response, relationship issues, family of origin issues, multicultural issues, outreach programming, training and supervision.

Patricia S. Roy, M.D. – Psychiatrist
Education: 2008-John Hopkins School of Medicine, Residency; Commonwealth of Virginia Board Certified
Interests: college mental health, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, chronic pain


2023 - 2024 Psychology Doctoral Interns

Dymond Booth, M.A.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Interests: Individual; Group Counseling; Complex trauma; Interpersonal issues; Suicidality; Anxiety; Depression; Mindfulness; Stress Management; Multicultural counseling; and Identity.

Liabette A. Escamilla, M.A.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University
Interests: Individual, couples, and group counseling; multicultural counseling, spirituality, resilience, mood disorders, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral. 

Tara Rajagopal, M.A.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical and School Psychology at James Madison University 
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, interpersonal relationships, family of origin issues, trauma, multicultural considerations, mindfulness, identity development.


2023 - 2024 Advanced Practicum Trainees
Katelyn J Haschke, M.S.
Education: 2018 - Fort Hays State University, Clinical Psychology; Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Virginia Consortium Program 
Interests: Individual, couples, and group counseling, family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, identity development, multicultural issues, mindfulness, valued living


Karolina Kazlauskaite, M.S.
Education: Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual and group counseling; interpersonal relationships; trauma recovery; substance use; anxiety and depression; mindfulness and compassion-based approaches; multicultural counseling.