COUNSELING CENTER STAFF

BRUCE HERMAN, PH.D., DIRECTOR

Dr. Herman graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. He obtained his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He came to UMBC in July 2012. Before UMBC he worked at Towson University Counseling Center from 1999-2012. Prior to that, from 1991-1998 Dr. Herman worked as a Psychologist at Loyola College in Maryland. Dr. Herman has also taught in the Psychology and/or Education Departments at Towson University, Loyola College and University of Illinois. For many years, he also maintained a private psychotherapy practice. He led the Towson University Suicide Prevention Program and obtained grant support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Garret Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant. He is interested in the integration of mindfulness in psychotherapy, campus suicide prevention and mental health promotion, and interpersonal psychotherapy.

PATRICIA WICK, PH.D., ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/TRAINING DIRECTOR

Dr. Wick is a licensed psychologist who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook University and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Wick completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Eating and Mood Disorders at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and then worked in the Sheppard Pratt Health System for six years. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Miami and Towson University and supervised clinical students at Towson as well. Prior to coming to UMBC, she worked in the Student Health and Counseling Center at Goucher College. Dr. Wick has maintained a private practice in the Baltimore area for over 20 years.

SUSAN HAN, PH.D., STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST/OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Dr. Han is a licensed psychologist who graduated from Yale University and earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University. She completed her Pre-doctoral internship at the University of Michigan Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) in addition to a residency year at Cornell University CAPS. Dr. Han is integrative in her approach to therapy, drawing upon humanistic and cognitive-behavioral theories in conceptualizations. Her special interests include cross-cultural counseling, multicultural identity, and the college adjustment process.

BRUCE REGAN, M.D., PSYCHIATRIST CONSULTANT

Dr. Regan graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Social Relations and the University of Maryland Medical School with a medical degree. Dr. Regan is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has held positions as Assistant Professor at UMAB, staff psychiatrist at the Baltimore VA Hospital, Psychiatric Residency Training Director for the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration, Acting Clinical Director of Springfied Hospital Center, Superintendent of Spring Grove Hospital Center, Medical Director of Queen Anne's County Mental Health Center and Medical Director at Way Station, Inc. Throughout his career he has maintained a part-time private practice.

KRISTIN SAGUN, PH.D., SENIOR STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Sagun is a licensed psychologist who graduated from Temple University with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore. In addition to her training and professional experiences in college counseling at a variety of institutions, Dr. Sagun has experience working in other college student affairs settings such as disability services, health promotion, and residential life. Dr. Sagun maintains an integrative focus towards therapy that utilizes a humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic orientation. Her special interests include college adjustment, group counseling, anxiety issues, LGBT identity development, and working with student athletes.

ANN SMITH, MSW, LCSW-C, CASE MANAGER

Ms. Smith graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work and is an undergraduate alumni of UMBC. She has worked as a clinical social worker for the past 15 years, most recently in a group private practice in Baltimore where she continues part-time. Her professional experiences include providing assessment, brief therapy and referral assistance to staff and graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Institutions, and as a therapist and employee assistance clinician in the University of Maryland Baltimore, Counseling Center. She has also worked and trained in community mental health and medical settings. Ms. Smith uses an integrative approach to therapeutic work, with an understanding of psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapies, as well as mindfulness-informed approaches. She is also grounded in the social work tradition of understanding the broader systemic influences and the social justice issues which impact human development and emotional well-being.

EMILIE STUBER-LAWSON, PSY.D., STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST/GROUPS COORDINATOR

Dr. Stuber-Lawson is a licensed psychologist who has worked at the Counseling Center since 2009. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Loyola University Maryland and received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. She completed her Pre-doctoral internship at the UMBC Counseling Center. In addition to previous clinical experience in university counseling centers, she has worked in private practice and community mental health settings. Dr. Stuber-Lawson works primarily from a psychodynamic foundation, and her special interests include identity development, relationship struggles, and mood disorders.

ALEXIS M. MELVILLE, PSY.D., STAFF PSYCHOLOGISTS/MULTICULTURAL COORDINATOR

Dr. Melville graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida and earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship at the University of Akron and her post-doctoral residency at Loyola University of Maryland. In addition, to her experiences at university counseling centers, Dr. Melville’s previous clinical and research experiences include working in community mental health settings and in a variety of school settings providing therapy and assessments. Dr. Melville uses an integrative approach in therapy which include mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral and multicultural perspectives. Her special interests include risk and protective factors within the college population, multicultural and identity concerns, family of origin concerns and substance use within college populations.

DOHA CHIBANI, MSW, LCSW-C, CASE MANAGER

Doha is a magna cum laude undergraduate alumna of UMBC’s psychology program. She went on to graduate with a Master’s in clinical social work from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Prior to joining the counseling center Doha provided therapeutic services to individuals on the Autism Spectrum, refugees, survivors of torture and trauma as well as victims of sexual abuse. In addition to direct clinical practice she has spent several years involved in mental health and social services research. Doha espouses an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates trauma focused cognitive behavioral, developmental and existential components within a solution focused brief model. She has a strong interest in supporting the multicultural and international students, the transfer, commuter and non-traditional returning student body, as well as the LGBTQ population. Doha is fluent in English, Arabic and French.

COUNSELING CENTER DOCTORAL INTERNS

JEFFERY GAUSE, M.S., M.Ed.

Jeffery Gause is a doctoral intern at the UMBC Counseling Center. He is completing his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Jeffery completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at Clark Atlanta University and completed his master's degree in community counseling at Howard University. He has had previous experience working in community mental health centers and university counseling centers. He particularly enjoys the college environment and working with students. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he loves to travel and enjoys the mid-atlantic area. Jeffery's professional interests include muticultural psychology and diversity awareness, LGBTQ issues, identity development including racial and sexual identity development, Men's issues and concerns, developing healthy relationships, and existential topics.

MELISSA HOFFMAN, M.Psy.

Melissa Hoffman is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a doctoral intern at the UMBC Counseling Center and has previously worked in community mental health centers and university counseling centers. Her clinical interests include the college adjustment process, interpersonal relationship concerns, body-image issues, and identity development. Her research has focused on understanding factors that enhance both the therapeutic relationship and psychotherapy outcome. Ms. Hoffman is also passionate about mental health advocacy and outreach within a college campus setting. She is integrative in her therapeutic work, drawing primarily upon psychodynamic and developmental theories.

 

COUNSELING CENTER PRACTICUM STUDENTS

ERYKA BOYD

Eryka Boyd is a second-year student in the Ph.D. program in Clinical & Community/Applied Psychology program. She earned an MS in Community Psychology from Florida A&M University and an MA in General Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

KATIE WRIGHT

Katie Wright is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Human Services Psychology program, Clinical/Behavioral Medicine Track. She earned her MA in Human Services Psychology at UMBC in 2012.

COUNSELING CENTER ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Mrs. PAMELA ARROYO, Administrative Asst. II

Mrs. Mary Lochary, General Assistant

The UMBC Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.