Counseling Center

 

Holloway Hall

Meet the Staff

The staff consists of a psychologist, counselors, social workers, interns, and support staff with diverse backgrounds.  Members of our staff include: 

Director:

  • Kathleen J. Scott, Ph.D. kjscott@salisbury.edu
    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.

Senior Staff:

  • Nikki Allen Dyer, LGSW, nadyer@salisbury.edu
    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 Coordinator/Counselor, daharner@salisbury.edu
    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 Holloway, LGSW, Counselor, cbholloway@salisbury.edu
    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, apisaacs@salisbury.edu
    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, tjrogers@salisbury.edu  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, castange@salisbury.edu
    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, tkthomas@salisbury.edu
    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, ajdiab@salisbury.edu
    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.

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Interns:

  • 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.

Administrative Assistant:

  • Eleanor Coleman, B.S.W.,  eacoleman@salisbury.edu 
    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 earliest convenience.

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