Meet the Staff

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Patricia RobisonPatricia Robison, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling & Psychological Services
Licensed Psychologist

As director, Dr. Patricia Robison oversees the general operation of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She also provides supervision and mentorship to the CAPS pre-doctoral interns as well as unlicensed clinical staff. In her clinical role, Dr. Robison provides individual and group counseling to FSU students and develops and conducts outreach programs. Her orientation includes interpersonal, humanistic, existential, Jungian, and transpersonal psychological theories. She is also a certified graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Science. This training alongside insights derived from a desert Vision Quest permits her to incorporate the transpersonal mysteries of soul and spirit into her work with others. She has experienced and witnessed non-ordinary states of consciousness, including spiritual awakenings and existential crises and is adept at exploring and understanding such experiences without discounting or pathologizing them. Dr. Robison embraces the new movement of inter-spirituality that includes esoteric contemplative traditions across all world religions, East and West. Her spiritual mentors have included Buddhists, Native Americans and Christians. Her professional interest areas include personal/spiritual growth and development, Jungian dream analysis, existential concerns, women's issues, LGBTQ issues, the management of stress, depression, and anxiety, and the overall improvement of one’s psychological and spiritual well-being.

Kelly BaileyKelly A. Bailey, Ph.D.

Kelly provides counseling to students on an individual, couple, and group basis, conducts career, personality, and learning disability assessments, and provides outreach programs upon request. Within individual and group therapy, her interest is to collaborate with clients to develop goals related to enhancing their psychological well-being (meaning in life, connectedness, autonomy, competence, optimal cognitive and physical functioning) and to provide them with lifelong mediators of change, for example, tools to increase psychological flexibility, mindfulness, perspective-taking, acceptance, and commitment to values. She loves working with college students and believes her purpose is to help others be their best selves.

John DeHartJohn DeHart, Ph.D.

John provides individual therapy for FSU students. His clinical interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, health psychology, personality disorders, and LGBTQ and diversity issues in psychology. John grew up in Central PA and completed his doctoral degree in Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. After completing his Pre-Doctoral Internship at FSU, he joined CAPS as a full-time counselor.

Andrea EmerickAndrea N. Emerick, MS, NCC, LCPC

Andrea is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Her approach to mental health is from the perspective of inspiring change by treating the whole person. Andrea utilizes an eclectic blend of treatment modalities, e.g., Interpersonal, Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, etc. in order to promote positive choices and stronger coping skills that ensures improvement in quality of life.

Nathan BridenolphNathan Bridenolph, MS
Doctoral Practicum Student

Nathan is currently completing his PhD in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has spent his career after the military working with at-risk-youth. Nathan provides individual therapy for FSU students. His clinical interests include college transition for veterans and first generation students, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma, attachment, and multicultural issues in counseling.

Ajab AminAjab Amin
Doctoral Intern

Ajab is currently completing her PsyD in Counseling Psychology at Northwest University. She believes that the therapeutic relationship and process are a powerful tool in restoring the individual to wholeness. She approaches therapy from a Humanistic/Existential orientation, thus, striving to understand the client’s human experience rather than just the presenting symptoms. Therapy with Ajab is highly focused on the individual; she considers the person’s needs, goals, personality, and cultural influences, striving to understand how one's physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional parts interact with each other. She draws from other orientations including psychodynamic, emotion-focused, cognitive behavior theories, art and strength-based approaches.

Gloria EiselGloria Eisel
Administrative Assistant

Gloria is the administrative assistant for CAPS. She is responsible for the smooth operation of the front desk and will be the first one to greet you when you call or stop by the office.

Counseling and Psychological Services
    Cumberland Hall
    Phone: 301.687.4234
    Fax: 301.687.3065
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