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 therapy, social justice/multicultural counseling, LGBTQ+ related concerns, family of origin issues, international student experience, women's issues, body image & eating disorders, trauma 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.
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. 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
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.
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.
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
Aiyanna Archer, M.S., M.Psy.
Education: George Washington University (Psy.D. candidate), Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (Normal, Alabama), Saint Augustine's University (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Interests: Aiyanna works from a psychodynamic lens. This means that during your time with her, identifying how past experiences and beliefs, might contribute to present patterns, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs will be incorporated in the counseling sessions. Specific points of interests related therapy include racial injustices, specifically among students of color maneuvering through White spaces, safety among marginalized populations, and fostering a corrective experience within children and adolescents to effectively manage worldly experiences.
Kate Ramsdell, M.S.
Education: 2019 – Loyola University Maryland, Master of Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, anxiety disorders, grief/loss, eating disorders and body image, relationship issues, identity development in emerging adulthood, integration of play in therapy
Noelle Ostroff, MA
Education: Chatham University Counseling Psychology Program (Psy.D. Candidate), 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.
2021 - 2022 Advanced Practicum Trainees
Emily Junkin, B.A.
Education: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D., in progress), Old Dominion University (M.S. in progress), Auburn University (B.A., Psychology)
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, interpersonal concerns, anxiety disorders, stress management, family of origin concerns, substance use, multicultural approaches, identity development, college mental health.
Laura Kenneally, B.A.
Education: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D., in progress), University at Albany, SUNY (B.A. Psychology)
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, couples therapy, interpersonal concerns, relationship issues, family of origin issues, multicultural issues, identity development, college mental health.
Sherri Tschida, M.A.
Education: 2020 – Fielding Graduate University, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Interests: Individual and group psychotherapy, anxiety disorders, adjustment, grief/loss, depressive disorders, performance and heatlh, chronic pain and rehabilitation, and trauma.