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
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,
Dawn Harner, LCSW-C,
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.
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
Student Counseling Services and enjoys an integrative approach
to therapy. Her areas of counseling interests include: anxiety,
bereavement, self-esteem and spiritual issues.
- Amy Isaacs, LCSW-C,
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
- Carol Stange, LCSW-C,
Carol joined our 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,
interpersonal relationship issues. Her theoretical
perspective is eclectic, but she particularly likes
to use cognitive-behavioral therapy.
- Tasha Thomas, M.A.,
Tasha has been a member of the
Counseling Center staff
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. Ms. Thomas also utilizes techniques of
- Anisa Diab, M.S., NCC, 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 her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Her interests include suicide prevention, college mental health,
diversity issues, spirituality and counseling, and cognitive
behavioral approaches to therapy.
- Amanda Cordrey, Social Work Intern,
Amanda is a graduate student in the Master of Social Work Program.
- Abbey Keppel, Social Work Intern,
Abbey is currently a first year graduate student, enrolled in the Master of Social Work Program. She graduated in May 2012 from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Abbey previously worked with a school social worker counseling at-risk children, and has interned in Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture for the past three summers.
- Olivia Magarelli, Social Work Intern,
is a graduate student enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program. Olivia graduated from Salisbury University in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. As a social work intern Olivia has had experience working with at-risk student and immigrant populations to improve their quality of life. Olivia has a special interest in training further to practice crisis counseling, and substance abuse treatments with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions.
- Lora Wolz, Social Work Intern,
currently a Master of Social Work graduate student at Salisbury University. She graduated from Salisbury University May 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. During her studies at SU she worked at a residential facility for the Developmentally Disabled. She has also volunteered to work with disadvantage youth during her study abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador and at local homeless shelters. Areas of interest include young adult mental health and developmentally disabled clients.
Eleanor Coleman, B.S.W.,
Eleanor has been with the
Eleanor uses her social work background to
distinguish critical situations from typical ones
and to designate an appropriate staff member to work
with each student.
She is generally the first person students talk to
on the phone or see in person when they come into
She provides safety and confidentiality to
students as they begin the counseling process.
Eleanor also coordinates testing accommodations for
students with disabilities.
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 earliest convenience.