*Vivian Barnette, PhD., HSP-P; Executive Director
Dr. Barnette is a graduate of Western Michigan University and is a Licensed Psychologist. She holds active memberships in the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, American College Personnel Association, and the North Carolina Psychological Association. Cognitive Behavioral/Interpersonal Process orientation is her theoretical orientation. Interests: individual and group psychotherapy, multicultural counseling and training, identity development, mood disorders, crisis intervention, eating disorders, career development, and psychological assessment. Dr. Barnette is trained in hypnosis and working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder). She also is Safe Zone Trained.
Calena Creft, M.S., NCC, LPCA; Clinical Counselor, Group & Outreach Coordinator
Calena Creft is a 2010 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University’s Community/Agency Counseling program. She served as a counseling intern in Counseling Services in her last year of her graduate studies. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. In addition to her clinical experience, she has experience in coordinating national counseling conferences and program development. Her clinical interests include self-esteem issues, trauma, family related issues, depression, anxiety and personal growth/wellness.
Victoria Dalton, M.S., NCC, LPC; Clinical Counselor, Training Coordinator
Ms. Dalton is a National Certified Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of North Carolina. She has worked in Counseling Services at North Carolina A&T State University since 2002. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. She is a member of the North Carolina Counseling Association, North Carolina College Counselor Association, the American Counseling Association, and North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Her professional interests are college student development, career counseling, date rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. She is also a North Carolina Victim Service Certified Practitioner.
LaKisha Ellison, MSW, LCSW; Clinical Counselor/Case Manager
LaKisha Ellison is a 2005 graduate of Bennett College and a 2007 graduate of Fayetteville State University. Ms. Ellison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is generalist social worker using a holistic approach in counseling individual and couples. She joins the staff at Counseling Services after having worked in educational and behavioral health settings. Agencies worked in include Department of Social Services, Bennett College and the Guilford Center. Her professional interests include academia, trauma, advocacy and work with LGBT individuals.
*Roy Hamilton, PhD., HSP-P; Assistant Director
Dr. Hamilton is a Licensed Psychologist who earned his M.A. from the University of the District of Columbia, and his Ph.D. from Indiana State University. A generalist who works with clinical and developmental issues, Dr. Hamilton uses a Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectic/Existential approach. Interests are: psychotherapy and identity development; relational, multicultural, mood and anxiety difficulties; thought disorder and personality disorders; crisis intervention and psychological assessment. He holds an active membership in the American Psychological Association and the American College Counseling Association. Dr. Hamilton is Safe Zone trained and is certified to use EMDR. He enjoys using pop culture to convey psychological concepts.
Sammy Ngetich, M.A., NCC, LPC; Clinical Counselor, Research & Professional Development Coordinator
Mr. Ngetich is a graduate of Andrews University and a National Certified Counselor. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, North Carolina Counseling Association, North Carolina College Counselors Association, and North Carolina Coalition against Sexual Assault. He has previously worked as a clinical agency counselor and family therapist in both Michigan and North Carolina. His professional interests include college student development, substance abuse prevention and counseling, multicultural counseling and training, personal growth and minority empowerment, academic and career counseling. Current research projects: The interface of religion, psychology and culture in the understanding of health and wellness; Ethnic identity development of African immigrants and its impact on marriage and parenting.
*Daniel M. Paredes, PhD., NCC, LPC; Clinical Counselor, Diversity and Internship Coordinator
Dr. Paredes, a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has been at Counseling Services since 2009. His clinical experience includes work in hospital, outpatient, and college counseling settings. His professional interests include multi/cross-cultural counseling, substance abuse, crisis counseling, wellness, and counselor training.
Dr. Paredes is a member of state professional associations. Dr. Paredes was inducted into the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society in 2001. He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.
*Denotes Safe Zone trained
Safe Zone is a concept used by many schools, organizations and communities. The program promotes awareness and non-judgmental treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people by providing education and training. A safe zone is both a location and a state of mind. We assume that everyone's understanding, experience, and expertise is different with respect to issues of homophobia and heterosexism. Discussion is important to understanding the issues of difference and diversity.