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.
Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser, Ph.D. - Director
Education: 1995 - The Ohio State University, Counseling Psychology; Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interests: Individual and group counseling, training and supervision, including marginalized identities, multicultural counseling, women's issues, eating disorders. Fluent in Spanish.
Annalucia Bays, Ph.D., CGP - Staff Psychologist, Group Therapy Coordinator
Education: 2018 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Counseling Psychology
Interests: group and individual psychotherapy; marginalized/underrepresented social groups; sexuality, race and ethnicity, anxiety, gender identity, relationship difficulties, sexual assault/trauma, family-of-origin, women’s issues, and other cultural factors; clinical leadership, supervision, teaching/training, and program development.
Felicia Brown-Anderson, Psy.D. – Assistant Director for Research, Evaluation, & Outreach
Education: 2003 – James Madison University, Clinical Psychology
Interests: diversity issues, Multiracial identity development, relaxation techniques for stress management, adjustment to college, group therapy, outreach, college mental health research, and training and supervision.
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. - Certified Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Education: 1986 - University of Virginia, Sport Psychology
Interests: Sport Psychology, performance enhancement, stress management, personal success skills, management of test anxiety, mindfulness training, optimizing mindset
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.
Jennifer Floor, Psy.D - Staff Psychologist
Education: 2010 - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Interests: Individual psychotherapy, trauma and recovery, grief and loss, women's issues, family of origin concerns, relationship issues and training and supervision.
Patrick S. Hudgins, Psy.D. – Staff Therapist
Education: 2005 - The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology.
Interests: individual psychotherapy, personal growth and identity development (race, gender, class, sexuality), family of origin concerns, multicultural concerns (social justice, marginalization, oppression), and the adverse impact of systems on individual and group mental health.
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
Alexandra Pappas, 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
2020 - 2021 Psychology Pre-Doctoral Interns
Leanna Pittsenbarger, Psy.M.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, identity development (race, gender, religion, sexuality, etc), working with current and former athletes, LGBT+ related concerns, family of origin concerns, social justice & issues surrounding power/privilege/oppression, and interpersonal relationship concerns.
Nicholas Borgogna, M.A.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical & Counseling Psychology at University of South Alabama
Interests: Sexual compulsivity and addiction, anxiety, romantic relationship issues, and interpersonal concerns.
Bella Schiro, M.A.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland; Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College, 2017
Interests: Individual and group therapy, identity development and intersectionality, multicultural concerns, interpersonal concerns, building self-compassion, stress and anxiety management, processing grief/loss.
April Martin, M. A.
Education: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology; Wheaton College (IL) Graduate School Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, complex and acute trauma, historical trauma, women’s issues, depression, spirituality, racial identity issues. .
2020 - 2021 Advanced Practicum Trainees
Charlotte Dawson, B.A.
Education: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (PhD Candidate), University of Virginia (B.A. Psychology)
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, interpersonal concerns, women's issues, sexual minority issues
Madison Smart-McCarthy, M.A.
Education: Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Virginia Consortium; Masters in Clinical/ Community Psychology, Norfolk State University
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy (for relational concerns), mindfulness techniques, psychological assessment, working with individuals that experience anxiety, depression, adults ADHD, and learning disabilities
James Macchia, M.S.
Education: Clinical Psychology (Ph.D., in progress) - Virginia Consortium Program Experimental Psychology (M.S., 2020) - Old Dominion University Psychology (B.A., 2017) - Binghamton University
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, LGBTQ+ health, substance use, neurodiversity, interpersonal and relationship concerns.