COUNSELING CENTER STAFF
The Counseling Center staff includes psychologists, social workers, a psychiatrist and psychology and social work graduate students. While some of our staff have particular areas of expertise, each staff member is trained to assess and treat a wide variety of concerns. Staff at the Counseling Center are also available to consult on a variety of issues affecting student growth and development. This consultation may include providing information and handouts on a chosen topic, assisting with workshop design, or facilitating a desired program. If you would like to consult with a staff member, please contact the Counseling Center at 202-319-5765.
Kathryn Campana-Scherer, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist (Virginia Commonwealth University). Psychodynamic andcognitive-behavioral therapies; short and long-term individual, couples, and group therapy; women’s issues; LGBT issues; relationship issues; forgiveness of self and others in relationships; substance misuse and abuse; use of creative methods (specifically san tray and art) in psychotherapy.
Sabrina Crawford, Psy.D. Staff Psychologist (George Washington University). Psychodynamic therapy, trauma and abuse, multicultural issues, women's issues, group therapy and identity development.
Heather Diamond-Fisch Predoctoral Psychology Intern (George Washington University). Psychodynamic therapy;individual, group and couples therapy; relationship issues; sexual assault and domestic/dating violence; multicultural idenity formation; eating disorders; religious/spirituality issues.
Mark LaSota, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist and Director of Outreach (University of Nevada, Las Vegas). Cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapies, anxiety conditions (with an emphasis on perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders), masculinity, and themes associated with privilege.
Afiya Mangum, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist (Howard University). Narrative therapy, group therapy, relationship concerns, identity development and dilemmas, student of color concerns and race-related stress, women and young adult concerns, wholistic health and wellness, social justice.
Angiolina Melchiorre, M.D. Staff Psychiatrist (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, Gemelli Polyclinic). General Adult Psychiatry.
Karen Miller, L.I.C.S.W. Staff Social Worker (Washington University). Individual and group therapy, cognitive-behavioral, trauma focused, and adjustment and transition issues.
Koko Nishi Predoctoral Psychology Intern (George Washington University). Integrative with a strong emphasis on Psychodynamic, Cognitive-behavioral and Multicultural theories, life/role transitions and identity development, women's issues, interpersonal relationships, multicultural/diversity issues and mental health issues in higher education.
Monroe Rayburn, Ph.D. Director, Counseling Center (University of South Carolina). Cognitive-behavioral and humanistic psychotherapies, depression, self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive and related anxiety disorders.
Leigh Stewart, Psy.D. Staff Psychologist (The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies; individual, couples, and group therapy; trauma, especially unwanted sexual contact; women’s issues; and relationship issues, especially long-distance relationships.
Lisa Strauch Predoctoral Psychology Intern (George Washington University). Psychodynamic and integrative therapy, relationship issues, trauma, identity development and adjustment.
Dorothy Van Dam, L.I.C.S.W. Staff Social Worker and Director of Externship Training (Columbia University). Individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy.
Jeffrey R Volkmann, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist, and Director of Internship Training (George Mason University). Humanism, Positive Psychology (e.g. Forgiveness, Humor), The Integration of Therapeutic Modalities, Cross-Cultural and International Psychology, and Group Therapy.