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Counseling Services Staff

Administrative Staff

Dr. Jana Lynn Patterson, PhD., Associate Vice President of Student Life & Dean of Student Health & Wellness
Reporting Dean
Phone: (336) 278-7200
Fax: (336-278-2875

Bruce Nelson, Director
Phone: 336-278-7280
Fax: 336-538-6506

Linda Springs, Program Assistant
Phone: (336) 278-7280
Fax: (336) 278-2879


Clinical Staff

Bruce Nelson, Director
Phone: (336) 278-7282
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m...- 5:00 p.m... Monday-Friday
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: NASW

Chris Troxler, Counselor
Phone: (336) 278-7290
Office Hours: 8 a.m..-5:00 p.m.. Monday-Friday
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, learning disabilities.
Professional Memberships: AAMF

Christine Borzumato-Gainey, Counselor
Phone: (336) 278-7292
Office Hours: Monday 8:00-5:00; Tues.- Friday 8:00-2:30
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: Utilizing an active, collaborative and strengths-based approach in working with individuals, couples and groups. 
Issues including relationships, depression, anxiety, substance use/abuse, sexual orientation, body image, loss, and adjustment.

Jennifer Brigman, Counselor
Phone:  (336) 278-7286
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.. - 5:00 p.m..
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, grief and loss, couples and family relationship issues, multicultural issues, systemic therapy.  Helping to build coping skills in relation to adjustments and life challenges, self-care.

Anita Smith, Counselor
Phone: 336-278-7288
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m..
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: Transition and adjustment challenges, recovering from grief and loss, multicultural issues, anxiety management, problem-solving skill development and personal growth.  Applying a collaborative and solution-focused approach to achieve positive change.