Meet Our Staff
Nikki earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s of Social Work Degree from SU. She completed her clinical internships in the Center and at a community-based mobile crisis agency. Nikki previously worked in multiple areas of Student Affairs including SU’s Office of Student Disability Support Services. Her clinical interests include hopefulness, belongingness, and self-compassion. In her clinical work, Nikki strives to foster empowerment in clients while integrating cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, person-centered, and mindfulness-focused strategies. Nikki is registered with the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to provide clinical supervision to staff for advanced licensure, she coordinates the center’s mindfulness meditation program, helps with coordination of clinical and daily center operations, and is a member of the Association for the Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services.
Dawn joined the Counseling Center staff in 2005. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at then Salisbury State University in 1996 and earned her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1998. She previously worked in Worcester County providing school-based therapy to students in a K-12 educational setting, conducted diagnostic evaluations for the Circut Court, and was a member of the county's Crisis Response Team (CRT). Dawn is the center’s Training Coordinator and provides clinical supervision and training for graduate interns. She is also Maryland Board Certified to provide clinical supervision to staff for advanced licensure. Dawn is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA), the International Alliance for Threat Assessment Teams (InterACTT), and the Maryland Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Affinity Group. She is a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) and serves on the university's Coordinated Care and Response Team. Outside of her Counseling Center role, Dawn is also an Adjunct Faculty member for SU's School of Social Work.
Cassidy earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Millersville University in 2009, and her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University in 2014. Prior to working at the Counseling Center, she gained experience working in an outpatient setting providing mental health and drug and alcohol counseling to clients of all ages. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling, with focuses on Person-Centered, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Relational Therapy. Her clinical interests are in anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+, impacts from family relational issues, and improving self-awareness and acceptance. Cassidy also coordinates the center’s assessment efforts, manages the website, and oversees outreach.
Dr. Tyutyulkova received her medical degree from the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria, and trained in psychiatry at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, where she was a chief resident and later, an attending psychiatrist on the Trauma, Psychotic, and Eating Disorders Services. Dr Tyutyulkova has maintained private practice in Baltimore since 2002 and has provided services to students at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center since 2017. Dr Tyutyulkova’s treatment philosophy is centered around creating a partnership to help the person make informed decisions about their care. Treatment recommendations are informed by the best available evidence and tailored to the unique needs, preferences, and values of each individual.
Taylor earned her undergraduate degrees in Behavioral Sciences with certification in Children’s Advocacy in 2014 and in Human Services from Delaware Technical & Community College in 2012. She is currently a graduate student from Wilmington University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her professional experience has consisted of working with survivors of trauma and vulnerable populations through the State of Delaware. Her clinical interests include building self-awareness, strengthening core relationships, and traversing ambivalence through life changes.