Meet Our Staff

 
Darleen P. Dempster

Darleen P. Dempster, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC
Interim Director

Theoretical Orientation and Professional Interests: Integrated and client directed approach that incorporates evidence-based treatment (e.g., Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for a wide variety of conditions with particular emphasis on posttraumatic stress, such as that resulting from sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood abuse, etc. Other areas of interest include LGBTQ wellness and advocacy, eating disorders, grief, couple’s counseling, and relationship issues.

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association

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Shanta Jenkins, M.S., ALC, MAC
Counselor

Theoretical Orientation: Integrated Cognitive/Behavioral approach incorporating various evidence-based treatment modalities working towards developing a healthy mind, body, and spirit

Professional Interests: Substance abuse/dependence, group counseling, co-occurring disorders, life transitions and coping skills, emotional, mental and physical health, self-esteem issues, trauma, anger, stress, and time management, anxiety, depression, couple’s counseling and relationship issues

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, Alabama College Counseling Association, The Association for Addiction Professionals, Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors

Dr. Marjorie Scaffa

Dr. Marjorie Scaffa
Part-time Counselor

Theoretical Orientation: Primarily use a solution-focused, strengths-based approach to counseling with the ability to integrate other theoretical approaches to meet the needs of individual clients

Professional Interests: Wellbeing of health professions students and practitioners, health promotion and prevention, family and relationship issues, grief and trauma

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, International Positive Psychology Association

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Dr. Candace Park
Part-time Counselor

Theoretical Orientation: I approach counseling from a feminist perspective, although I will utilize skills and interventions associated with other theoretical frameworks to fit the needs of each individual client.

Professional Interests: My interests include women’s issues, multicultural competencies, and social justice advocacy. I enjoy working with clients on many different concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I provide counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. My area of expertise is in addressing trauma, particularly with college women who have experienced sexual assault.

Professional Membership: American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Alabama Counseling Association, Alabama College Counseling Association, & Alabama Association for Counselor Education & Supervision

Nathan Booth

Nathan Booth, M.Ed.
Doctoral Clinical & Counseling Psychology Graduate Intern

Theoretical Orientation and Professional Interests: Integrated approach that draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness-based practices. His research interests include issues related to men/masculinity, positive psychology variables such as hope and self-compassion, and help-seeking attitudes on college campuses.

Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association-Division 51 (Study of Men and Masculinity)

Daniel McKelvey, M.A.

Daniel McKelvey, M.A.
Doctoral Clinical & Counseling Psychology Graduate Intern

Theoretical Orientation: I work from a primarily Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical orientation that incorporates client values, interpersonal processes, and cultural sensitivity.

Professional Interests: Trauma, anxiety, depression, undergraduate/graduate school adjustment issues, relationship/interpersonal difficulties.

Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, APA Division 17: Counseling Psychology, APA Division 51: Psychology of Men and Masculinity

Wendy Webb-Solomon

Wendy Webb-Solomon
Master-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

Theoretical Orientation: Integrated approach to meet individual client needs

Professional Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues

Professional Membership: American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association Chapter VII

Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams
Master-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

Theoretical Orientation: Integrated approach used to fit the needs of each individual client

Professional Interest: Substance abuse/dependence, grief, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, boundaries, time-management, health and wellness.

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association Chapter VIII.

Jacob Regal

Jacob Regal
Master-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

Hey there fellow Jaguars! Come on down to the man cave for a man-to-man chat. I used to be a sports director but now I am an intern in the USA Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. I can help with career issues, relationship issues, anxiety issues, and any other problems you might be having. I can also do couples counseling with you and your loved one if you wish. Feel free to stop by to make an appointment!

Theoretical Orientation: I coach with a primary emphasis on client-centered approaches combined with other evidence based game plans that best fit the client needs

Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association and Alabama Counseling Association

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Terri C. Kadel, MS, LPC 
Testing Coordinator

Professional Membership: National College Testing Association