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Note: We do not make appointments via email.
To make an appointment please come by 118 Reynolda Hall or call 336.758.5273.

 

James Raper, Ph.D., LPC-SHeadshot edited darkerer
Interim Director; Counselor

Training
Colgate University (B.A., Religion)
Wake Forest University (MA.Ed., Counseling)
Syracuse University (Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision)
Internship: Hobart & William Smith Colleges Counseling Center

Clinical Interests
Suicide assessment and intervention; Identity issues; Disordered eating and body image issues; Relationship dysfunction; Crisis intervention; Clinical supervision; Threat assessment and management; Counseling center administration. Separate from my role as a counselor, I co-chair the Wake Forest University CARE Team which helps to maintain the safety and wellbeing of the campus through threat assessment and early intervention with individuals in distress. I have also been an adjunct assistant professor in the WFU Department of Counseling and enjoy training the next generation of counselors.

Counseling Style
My work with clients incorporates developmental, psychodynamic (interpersonal), cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness approaches.  I strive for my clients to experience me as safe, direct, thoughtful, and compassionate.

Personal
I have a great partner and two wonderful sons with whom I enjoy spending most of my time outside of work. I love movies (especially documentaries), music, This American Life, college athletics, photography, and military history. I’m attempting to learn how to cook and have yet to send my partner to the hospital with any illnesses as a result of my dishes, so I consider that a success!

I can’t say enough about the amazing mental health professionals at the University Counseling Center and professionals throughout the Division of Campus Life – I consider it a privilege to work with them every day.

 

20131107cameron6956Alan Cameron, Ph.D.
Associate Director; Psychologist

Training
University of North Carolina (B.A., English)
Wake Forest University (MA.Ed., Counseling)
University of North Carolina (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology)
Internship:  University of Delaware Counseling Center

Clinical Interests
Clinical supervision and training; Technological applications to counseling center administration; Anxiety reduction strategies; Relaxation training

Counseling Style
For the past 25 years, I have worked with Wake Forest students at the university counseling center. My clinical interests include: the normal developmental transitions of college students, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. I particularly enjoy working with graduate and professional students in both the individual and group counseling settings, and value collaborative relationships with other Wake Forest entities. I approach counseling from an interpersonal perspective, with specific attention to wellness and holistic well-being. My goal is to help students make choices that will positively enhance relationships and their Wake Forest experience.

 

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Staff Psychologist

Training
Miami University (B.A., Psychology and Sociology)
Wright State University (Psy.D., Clinical Psychology)
Internship: Purdue University Counseling & Psychological Services Center

Clinical Interests
I have a special interest in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds including international and first generation students, student-veterans, and LGBTQ students.  Concerns related to acculturation, minority stress, identity development, mood and anxiety disorders, intimate partner violence, and ADHD represent areas of clinical focus.

Counseling Style
My therapeutic framework is rooted in Multicultural and Cognitive-Behavioral theories.  I actively seek to understand the world views of my clients and to incorporate these views into our work. It is also my belief that a positive therapeutic alliance is the mechanism of change, healing, and growth.

Personal
I enjoy being outdoors and maintaining an active lifestyle. Spending time with my son and our two dogs, traveling, listening to music, and sweating it out in group cycling/spinning classes, Zumba, and cross-training are some of my favorite activities.

Favorite quote: “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

DC HeadshotDenisha Champion, Ph.D., LPC
Staff Counselor

Training
Clemson University (B.A., Communication Studies)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.S., Counseling)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Ph.D., Counseling and Counselor Education)
Internship: Wake Forest University Counseling Center

Clinical Interests
Multicultural/Multi-ethnic concerns; Issues affecting students of color; Substance abuse and prevention; Wellness, Mindfulness, and Holistic health; Eating concerns; Family relationships; Counselor education and supervision. The presenting concerns I typically work with include anxiety, depression, family relationship concerns, disordered eating, identity concerns, issues of race and ethnicity, as well as individuals seeking counseling for personal growth and development.

Counseling Style
My counseling style integrates a blend of interpersonal and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to help students explore the connection between their thoughts and emotional experiences. My clinical experience has been primarily college student developmental concerns; and I have also done clinical work in substance abuse outside of the university setting.

Personal
I grew up in South Carolina and love the warmth of the south. When I’m not doing my life’s passion of helping students deal with personal concerns and reach their goals; I can be found dancing it out in a Zumba class,  breathing it out in Bikram yoga,  or at a spa. I love trying to recreate the comfort foods my southern grandmothers made and visiting friends spread across the country.

 

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Administrative Coordinator

Training
Florida International University (B.B.M., Business Management)

Professional
As the Administrative Coordinator for the University Counseling Center, it is my goal is to create a warm, friendly environment where students can feel safe and welcome.  I aspire to make every encounter with our office be not only helpful for our students, but also pleasant and accommodating.

Personal
I grew up mainly in South Florida; however, I spent several years of my early childhood living overseas in Panama and the Bahamas.  I love to volunteer and am involved in a two major philanthropic organizations that keep me quite busy and involved in the community.  When not indulging my passion for volunteerism, I can normally be found at home, baking up a storm in the kitchen and enjoying the company of my husband and our beloved dog, Dexter.

 

Robert McNamara, Ph.D.20130905mcnamara8629
Assistant Director for Clinical Service; Psychologist

Training
Ithaca College (B.A., Psychology)
Colorado State University (M.S., Counseling Psychology)
Colorado State University (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology)
Internship:  Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center, Virginia Tech

Clinical Interests
Substance use prevention, treatment, and research; Clinical systems administration; Clinical supervision and training

Counseling Style
Most of my professional work has been with adolescents and college students, and I have experience with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, identity issues, and relationship difficulties. My counseling style incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral, interpersonal process, and motivational interviewing approaches to psychotherapy, with particular attention to the developmental needs of students.

Personal
I grew up in central New York, but have called the southeast home for a number of years. You may find me running or cycling around Winston-Salem, or out for a walk with my family. I also enjoy cooking, movies, and spending time with my wife, young daughter, and yellow lab.

 

Anna Leisa Sauser, MS, LPC-A
Staff Counselor

Training
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (B.A., Journalism; B.A., Middle Eastern History)
South Dakota State University (M.S., Counseling)
Internship: The Mood Treatment Center and Salem College Counseling Services

Clinical Interests
Compassion; Mindfulness/Acceptance; Transitions and identity development; Faith and spirituality; International student life; Women’s identities and wellbeing; Grief/Loss; Stress, anxiety and depression; Career concerns. I lead occasional workshops on mindfulness, yoga, and mindful eating.

Counseling Style
I hope to create a supportive, engaging (and maybe even fun!) space for each student. My approach is most closely aligned with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Most of us have had little training in how to work with thoughts, feelings and stress in a way that is congruent with our deepest values, so we are all beginners.

Personal
I’m a certified yoga instructor, and a certified non-snob. I like to run and cross-train. During my college years, I traveled a lot, and lived in the Middle East for awhile. I love to learn. Best of all, I have a great husband and an adorable pup.

 

Marianne Schubert, Ph.D.MS avatar
Staff Psychologist

Training
University of Dayton (B.A., Psychology)
Southern Illinois University (M.S., Counseling Psychology)
Southern Illinois University (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology)
Internship: Southern Illinois University Counseling Center

Clinical Interests
Counseling Center Staff Development; Psychology and Spirituality; Mindfulness; Personality Variations

Counseling Style
I have worked extensively with undergraduate and professional students as a psychologist and former director of the Wake Forest University counseling center. My clinical interests are broad, and include college student adjustment, grief, family problems, and relationship concerns. I draw from many orientations in my counseling work, including humanistic, existential, interpersonal, family systems, and cognitive psychotherapy approaches.

Personal
I am originally from Buffalo, NY, and lived in various other parts of the country prior to settling in the southeast. Despite residing in North Carolina for many years, I continue to miss the snow! My personal interest include hiking, gardening, and music.

 

 2014-2015 Graduate Interns

Carlos Bello, B.S.
Intern

Education
University of North Carolina Greensboro (B.S., Human Development and Family Studies)

Clinical Interests
Interpersonal relationship concerns; Trauma; PTSD; Depression; Relaxation training; Mindfulness; Concerns related to acculturation; Working with first-generation students.

Counseling Style
I counsel from an Interpersonal Process approach. Therefore, I believe that problems clients face can sometimes be understood to be interpersonal in nature, and that the therapeutic relationship itself is an important avenue for helping clients resolve problems. My counseling style is also influenced by the Cognitive Therapy model, which proposes that unhelpful thoughts and beliefs are usually the source of emotional and behavioral problems. We may spend some time identifying these unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, and work towards changing them.

Personal
I grew up in Miami, FL and am the son of Cuban immigrants. I’ve lived in North Carolina since 2007, and I have really enjoyed it here! In my spare time I like to be with friends and family, kayak, play pool, exercise, and read.