Counseling Center Staff
Director of Counseling Center
Nicholas Coleman, LPC
firstname.lastname@example.org | (540) 678 – 4481
Cooley Hall 303
Nicholas is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has worked with individuals across the lifespan from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. He utilizes an integrative approach to tailor therapy to the needs of the individual to include: Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focus, and Positive Psychology. His goal is to help you get the most from therapy. Nicholas’ areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and general stressors of daily life. He feels everyone can benefit from counseling.
Christine Cornwell, LPC
Cooley Hall 305
Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Christine is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), holding a license in both Virginia and Connecticut. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Radford University, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Clinical Counseling from Roosevelt University. She has extensive training and a particular interest in working with eating disorders and body image issues. Additionally, she has a great deal of experience working with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Christine believes in fostering a warm and empathic environment for all of her clients and has a passion for utilizing the therapeutic space as a vessel to help heal root issues her clients may be experiencing. Christine utilizes a relational approach with her clients, while most often incorporating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) into her work.
Additionally, Christine is passionate about Animal Assisted Therapy, having a registered therapy dog herself. Christine and her dog, Brue, are both thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this community.
Counseling Center Clinician
Kathleen Chapman, LPC
Cooley Hall 306
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesdays 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Kathleen Chapman earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology from Shenandoah University and completed her master’s degrees in Counseling and Divinity from Eastern Mennonite University/Seminary. She is currently pursuing licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. Kathleen has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings. She works from a range of therapeutic approaches, utilizing them in a way that meets each individual’s unique needs. Kathleen identifies more specifically with client-centered, cognitive-behavioral and existential theories as well as positive psychology and solution focused. Her therapeutic goals are to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to explore and identify their story while providing guidance leading to a place of strength and healthy transformation. Her personal interests include traveling, music, reading, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Counseling Center Clinician
Erica Penn, LPC
Cooley Hall 304
Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Erica is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with a Master’s degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has worked with children, young adults, and adults in both individual and group settings. Erica believes that the counseling process is a collaborative one and works with clients to help them to achieve their personalized goals. She thinks that no single counseling approach is effective for everyone and utilizes a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Erica’s goal for herself is to provide an open and genuine space to help clients to navigate their path and hopes to empower those she works with to reach their best. Erica lives in Winchester, VA with her husband, daughter, dog and 3 cats. She unwinds and promotes self-care through exercise, spending time with friends and family, reading (preferably Stephen King), and movie nights with her husband and daughter.
Counseling Center Clinician
Jana Rodriguez, LPC
Cooley Hall 301
Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 p.m.
Jana Rodriguez is a licensed Professional Counselor within the state of Virginia. She has a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She has been working in clinical roles since 2015 with individuals with a range of needs and diverse backgrounds. Jana uses a holistic, strengths-based approach that is adapted to each person she serves. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, who utilizes a variety of modalities to support her clients including: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy. Jana attempts to create a safe, judgment-free environment where individuals can learn, grow, and work through their needs.
In her free time, Jana likes to play Pokémon Go in the park with her dog, read, and has family dinners on the weekend.
Counseling Center Clinician (Part-Time)
Dr. Karina Chace, LPC
129A Ruebush Hall
Thursdays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dr. Karina Chace earned her Ph.D. in Jungian Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Portland State University, and a Master’s in Counseling from George Fox University. Her BA in English literature is from James Madison University. Karina was born in New York and lived in Portland, Oregon for 15 years where she was a teacher, theatre director, snowboarder, mountain climber, and lover of nature. Karina now lives in Purcellville, Virginia with her daughter, husband, 4 cats, and 2 dogs. She has a private practice specializing in anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, identity issues, and life transitions. Her clinical modalities include sand tray, art, drama, dream, and narrative therapies in addition to talk therapy. When Karina is not helping people get unstuck, she loves to write, travel, and be creative. An advocate of authenticity, vulnerability, and hard work, she promotes and strives to follow Oscar Wilde’s advice: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Counseling Center Intern
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jennifer is an intern in the counseling center. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shepherd University and is currently working on a Master of Education in Counseling and Development with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Mason University. She utilizes a collaborative approach to counseling and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a humanistic approach, and a strengths based approach through validation, gentle confrontation, and grounding. Her goal is for students to feel comfortable and supported as they open up about concerns such as anxiety, depression, and interpersonal relationships. In her downtime, Jennifer likes to spend time outside (when it’s warm) and cuddled up on the couch with her dog.
Brue is an honorary member of the Counseling Center at Shenandoah University. Brue is a registered animal assisted therapy dog, and has enjoyed helping students for several years now. He is here for pets, but also to help you with your mental health needs. Brue can be seen around campus and finds time to visit the counseling center. Contact email@example.com to find out more about how Brue may be helpful to you.