Counseling Staff

Anne E. Fisher, Ph.D.
Program Director

(941) 487-4254
fisher@ncf.edu

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (FL)
Adjunct Faculty Member-University of South Florida; New College of Florida
Education: Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
M.A. (Psychology) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
B.A. (Psychology) State University of New York at Buffalo

Wellness Approach: Integrative with emphasis on psychodynamic, developmental paradigms, and resiliency.

Professional Interests: Psychopathology, forensic psychology, women’s issues.

Keith R. Kokseng, Psy.D. 
Associate Program Director
kkokseng@ncf.edu

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (FL)
Education: Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology) Florida School of Professional Psychology,Tampa, Florida
M.A.  (Clinical Psychology) Florida School of Professional Psychology, Tampa, Florida
B.A. (Psychology) Chapman University, Orange, California

Wellness Approach: Integrative, primarily using multicultural, interpersonal, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches.

Professional Interests: Supervision, Training, Multiculturalism—ethnic minority and other marginalized populations, Health Psychology,  Anxiety, and Mood disorders.

Duane G. Khan, Ph.D.
Assistant Program Director
dkhan@ncf.edu

Licensed Psychologist (FL)
Education: Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) University at Albany, Albany,NY
M.S. (Mental Health Counseling) Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
B.A. (Psychology & Religious Studies) Florida International University, Miami, FL

Wellness Approach: Psychodynamic-Relational and Multicultural, with use of mindfulness,cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused interventions.

Professional Interests: Supervision, Training, Outreach, Multiculturalism—minority stress & intersecting identities; Identity development; Trauma & recovery; Substance use; Anxiety & mood disorders; Career.

Lenore F. Canavarros, LCSW 
Visiting Counseling Specialist

lcanavarros@ncf.edu

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (FL & NY)
Education: Post-graduate training/certification, NY State, (Diversity, Bilingual Services & Cultural Competence), St. John’s University, NY
M.S.W. (Master’s in Social Work- Mental Health) East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
B.A. (Linguistics & a concentration in TESOL), State University of New York at Stony Brook

Wellness Approach:  Integrative with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and evidence based interventions-mind-body, psychodynamic insight oriented, Solution Focused Therapy

Professional Interests: Stress, anxiety, depression and wellness management, Mind-Body interconnection, personal empowerment & resiliency, Positive Psychology, Diverse & transnational clients, Spanish & Portuguese language services, addiction

Jessica Barbalato, LCSW 
Visiting Counseling Specialist
jbarbalato@ncf.edu

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (FL & CT)
Education: M.S.W. (Clinical Social Work) Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, West Harrison, New York
B.A. (Communications) Fordham University, Bronx, New York

Wellness Approach:  Integrative approach, primarily using emotion-focused, insight-oriented and relational approaches

Professional Interests: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, trauma, crisis-intervention, training, resiliency

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mike Stark, Psy.D.
Psychological Fellow/Visiting Counseling Specialist

Education: Psy.D.(Clinical Psychology) William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology),Newton, Massachusetts
M.A. (Professional Psychology) Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Newton, Massachusetts
B.S. (Biomedical Sciences) Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut

Wellness Approach: Integrative approach, including the use of cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Professional Interests: Anxiety and mood Disorders, Trauma and recovery, Health Psychology, Social Skills development

Practicum therapists

Kara Hoff, MA
Practicum Therapist

Education:
M.A.  (Clinical Psychology) Florida School of Professional Psychology, Tampa, Florida
M.S. (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
B.S. (Clinical Psychology) Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Wellness Approach: Integrative, primarily using psychodynamic, interpersonal and mindfulness-based approaches.

Professional Interests: Substance Misuse, Addiction, Relationship Issues, Adjustment Concerns, Sexual Trauma, Anxiety, and Mood disorders.

Brianna Barnes, MA
Practicum Therapist

Education:
M.A. (Clinical Psychology) Florida School of Professional Psychology, Tampa, Florida
B.A. (Psychology and Criminology) University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Wellness Approach: Integrative Interpersonal approach, with use of mindfulness, emotion-focused, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Professional Interests: Adjustment and transition issues, Interpersonal relationship difficulties, Women’s issues, Sexual orientation and gender diversity, Marginalized populations, Anxiety and mood disorders, and Stressful and traumatic experiences. 

Health educator

Robyn Manning-Samuels, B.A. 
Health Educator
rmanning-samuels@ncf.edu

Education: MSPH class of 2020 (Public Health Education), University of South Florida Tampa
B.A. (Psychology and Literature), Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont

Wellness Approach: Trauma responsive and informed education with a focus on restorative response and holistic wellness.

Professional Interests: Intersectional socialist feminism, social justice focused education, media critique, inclusive sex education

Crisis Intervention Staff

Concetta Hollinger-Holmes, LCSW, NCA
Victim Advocate/Rape Aggression Defense Instructor

(941) 504-8599

Education:  BSW & MSW, Florida State University

Wellness approach:  self-compassion, integrative mind-body-soul

Professional Interests: trauma, victimization, crisis intervention and response, sexual violence, domestic violence, homicide survivors

Fitness & Recreation

Colin Jordan, B.A.
Director of Recreation

cjordan@ncf.edu

Education: B.A. (International Studies), University of South Florida, Tampa

Wellness Approach: Creating diverse venues for fitness and athletic activities for the purpose of building a wellness culture on campus

Professional Interests: Building interpersonal and leadership skills through sports and fitness, waterfront programming development

 

JR Ayers
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator for Club Sports & Waterfront
eayers@ncf.edu

Wellness Approach –  Developing professional and leadership characteristics within students so they will have the tools needed after college.

Professional Interests – Coaching and assisting people attain new abilities and to help elevate their perspective of how they see themselves functioning in society.

Office staff

Marguerite Perretta, B.A.
Administrative Assistant, CWC

(941) 487-4254
mcristiani@ncf.edu

Emily L. Goodie, CMA
Medical Staff, CWC

(941) 487-4254
egoodie@ncf.edu