Counseling Services Staff

Dr. Marie Shaw, Director/Psychologist
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University Tennessee-Knoxville
M.A., Exercise and Sport Science, University of NC at Greensboro
B,.A., Psychology, Binghamton University
Licensed Psychologist & Health Services Provider

 

Areas of Interest: Trauma, disordered eating, sport psychology, and interpersonal/relational therapy
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA), Association for University & College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCD)

Anita Smith, Counselor
B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia
M.Ed., Counselor Education, University of Virginia
Ed.S., Counselor Education, University of Virginia
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

 

Areas of Interest: Life transitions, racial and sexual identity, cultural stress, grief, anxiety and depression, and relational concerns. Utilizes a counseling approach that draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches to highlight self-awareness, balance, acceptance, and positive change.
Professional Memberships: American College Health Association (ACHA)

Bruce Nelson, Counselor/Coordinator of Outreach
M.S.W., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Clinical Psychology with Counseling Minor, Appalachian State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


 

Areas of Interest: Trauma, loss, and life transitions; student adjustment issues; anxiety disorders; applying a "strengths-based" approach to the growth of individuals and critical incident management
Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Chris Troxler, Counselor
M.A., English Literature, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Clinical Psychology, California State University at Sonoma
B.A.., Swarthmore College
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

 

Areas of Interest: Couples counseling, crisis intervention, rapid problem-solving techniques, psychology of creativity, and learning disabilities
Professional Memberships: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Dr. Christine Borzumato-Gainey, Counselor
Ph.D., Counseling & Counseling Education, University of NC at Greensboro
M.A., Community Counseling, Rollins College
B.A., Philosophy, University of Central Florida
Licensed Professional Counselor

 

Areas of Interest: Family and interpersonal relationships, identity development, interpersonal violence, mood and anxiety management, substance use/abuse, grief, self-esteem, and personal growth. She is strengths-focused, empowering, and LGBTQ+ affirmative.

Jennifer Brigman, Counselor
B.A., Psychology, University of NC at Chapel Hill
B.A., Music-Vocal Performance, University of NC at Chapel Hill
M.S., Counseling, University of NC at Greensboro
Ed.S., Couples & Family Counseling, University of NC at Greensboro
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor


Areas of Interest: Spirituality/religion, mindfulness, couples and family/relational therapy, and social justice concerns
 

Missy Mellinger, Care Coordinator
B.B.A, Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
M.Ed, College Student Affairs Administration, University of West Florida