Meet the Staff
The staff consists of a psychologist,
counselors, social workers, interns, and support staff
with diverse backgrounds. Members of our staff include:
- Kathleen J. Scott, Ph.D.
Dr. Scott became Director of the Counseling
Center at Salisbury University in 2007. Prior to
that she was Director of Counseling Centers at Rochester Institute
of Technology and State University
of New York at Buffalo. She served as Training
Director in the Counseling Center and as a faculty member in
the Counseling Psychology Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Scott is a licensed psychologist in Maryland,
New York and Virginia and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling
Psychology from the University of Utah in 1985. Her professional
interests include college student mental health, diversity,
ethics, and training.
Nikki Allen Dyer, LGSW,
Nikki joined the counseling staff in 2014. She was a graduate intern in the Counseling Center and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salisbury University in May 2013. In 2000, she earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the College of William and Mary and has previously worked in multiple areas of Student Affairs to include SU’s Office of Student Disability Support Services. Her therapeutic style integrates cognitive-behavioral theory and person-centered approaches and makes use of solution-focused, narrative, and motivational-interviewing techniques. Her clinical interests include identity formation, shame, hope, self-efficacy, and stigma.
- Dawn Harner, LCSW-C, Training
Dawn joined our staff in August 2005.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Salisbury
University in 1996 and earned her graduate degree in social
work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1998.
She joined the Counseling Center after working at the Worcester
County Health Department for nine years providing therapy to
children, adolescents, and families. Her main theoretical
approach is cognitive behavioral therapy using a strengths based
and client centered approach. Specific areas of interest
include: interpersonal relationships, family concerns, self-esteem,
decision making, and adjustment. In addition, Dawn oversees
the Training Program and provides clinical supervision for graduate
interns seeking careers in counseling, psychology, and social
work. She is registered with the Maryland Board of Social Work
Examiners to practice clinical supervision for advanced licensure.
Holloway, LGSW, Counselor,
Cynthia joined the counseling staff in September
2009. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social
Work in December 2006 from Salisbury University, and her graduate
degree in Social Work from SU in May 2009. Cynthia was
a graduate intern at the Counseling Center and enjoys an integrative
approach to therapy. Her areas of counseling interests
include: anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem and spiritual issues.
- Amy Isaacs, LCSW-C, Counselor,
Amy returned to the Counseling Center in
the fall of 2009, having worked here 2006-2008. She obtained
a master of social work degree from University of Maryland-Baltimore
in 2002, an MA in art therapy from George Washington University
in 1999, and a BA from Wilson College in 1969. She has
worked in a variety of settings with children, adults, and families.
- Taylor Rogers, LGSW, Counselor,
Taylor began work at the Counseling Center in 2012. She
earned her graduate degree at the University of Maryland-Baltimore.
- Carol Stange, LCSW-C, Counselor,
Carol joined the staff again in September, 2009 after having
worked here previously. She earned her graduate degree
in social work in 1994 from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
She has worked in a variety of settings with children, adults,
couples, families and groups.
Specialty areas include adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety,
codependency and interpersonal relationship
issues. Her theoretical perspective is eclectic, but she
particularly likes to use cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Tasha Thomas, M.A., LCPC, Counselor,
Tasha has been a member of the Counseling
Center staff since 2001.
She began her tenure as a graduate
intern and returned as a clinician in 2003. She earned
her master's degree in counseling psychology from Salisbury
University in 2001. Upon graduation, she worked in various
administrative positions within Residence
Life. Her theoretical perspective has its foundation in
cognitive-behavioral therapy however she often utilizes an integrative
approach including psychodynamic and solution-based brief therapy.
Tasha also utilizes techniques of energy psychology.
- Anisa Diab, NCC, LGPC, Program Coordinator STAND4YOU,
Anisa joined the Counseling Center staff in 2012 as Program
Coordinator for the STAND4YOU, suicide prevention and mental
health promotion program. Anisa completed her graduate
internship in the Counseling Center at SU during the Spring
of 2012 and earned her master’s degree in Community Counseling
from the University of Scranton. Anisa also graduated from Salisbury
University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Anisa's role in the Counseling Center is to implement training
and awareness campaigns across campus designed to prevent suicide
and promote mental health. Her interests include suicide
prevention, college mental health, diversity issues, spirituality
and counseling, and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy.
- Kim Chaikel, Social Work Intern,
Kim is a graduate student in the Master of Social Work Program.
She graduated from Ramapo College of NJ in 2003 with a Bachelor’s
degree in Psychology. Kim has six years of experience working
with psychiatrically disabled clients who have a history of
hospitalization. For two of those years, Kim worked in the day
program where she facilitated learning and motivational groups.
For the remaining four years, she assisted her clients with
obtaining benefits and other resources to help them with transitioning
in the community.
- Alyssa Healey, Social Work Intern,
Alyssa is a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Social
Work program. She graduated from Salisbury University in December
2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate
studies, Alyssa gained experience conducting research. As a
social work intern, she has had the opportunity to work with
at-risk adolescent females, in both individual and group counseling.
Alyssa also has a special interest in working with young adults,
with a focus on using cognitive behavioral therapy interventions.
- Kara Morrill, Social Work Intern,
Kara is currently a Master of Social Work graduate student at
Salisbury University. She graduated from Salisbury University
May 2013, with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor
in Psychology. During her studies at SU, she worked at three
local elementary schools as a counselor and implemented behavioral
interventions with children. Areas of interest include young
adult mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence.
- Eleanor Coleman, B.S.W.,
Eleanor has been with the Counseling
Center since 1995.
Eleanor is generally the first person with whom people
have contact when they call or come into the center.
She facilitates clients' completion of initial paperwork
prior to intake.
Eleanor also coordinates testing appointments and proctors
tests for students registered with the Office of Student Disability
Support Services who are approved for testing accommodations.
Note: E-mail is not secure means
of communication and confidentiality is not ensured. Counseling
Center staff members will respond to messages at his or her