Staff

*Vivian Barnette, PhD., ABPP

Executive Director

Dr. Barnette is a graduate of Western Michigan University and is a Licensed Psychologist and certified with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She holds active memberships in the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, American College Personnel Association, the North Carolina Psychological Association, and the National Association of Studet Personnel Administrators. 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.

*Anthony Greenidge, MA, LCAS

Clinical Counselor

Anthony Greenidge, MA, LCAS, CSI is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and Hampton University in Hampton, VA. A Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Clinical Supervisor Intern, Anthony brings a wide variety of clinical experience to Counseling Services. Anthony has worked in multiple areas of Higher Education, Community Mental health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Psycho-Social Rehabilitation and Mobile Crisis Intervention since 2005. Anthony’s professional interests include Multicentrisim, African –American Male Identity Development, Domestic Violence Prevention, Healing through Culture, Yoruba Studies and African and Afro-Cuban Drumming.

*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.

*Lindsey Luu, MSW, LCSWA

Clinical Counselor/Community Resource Coordinator

Lindsey Luu is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her Master of Social Work degree in 2013. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of North Carolina.

Prior to working at NC A&T State University, she received clinical training at WakeMed Health and Hospitals performing emergency room assessments and referrals. She is a generalist social worker who enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups. Her area of special interests include college student development, academia, depression, self-esteem, advocacy, relationship issues, and crisis counseling. Lindsey is fluent in Cantonese.

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 and a Licensed Professional Counselor.





Interns

Sierra Hairston

Social Work Intern

Ms. Hairston is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT), receiving her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2013. She is currently a graduate student in the NCAT/University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Joint Master of Social Work Program and will complete her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Health/ Mental Health May 2015. Prior internship experience includes Family Services of the Piedmont's Healthy Start Program (caseworker intern for the in-home parenting education program) and Youth Opportunities' Day Treatment Program (therapist intern in the day treatment program at elementary school academy). Her areas of interest include the following: college student development, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, self-esteem, wellness, crisis counseling, and academia.

Eugenie Yang

Counseling Intern

Ms. Yang is a 2013 graduate from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in counseling at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has experience working with post-secondary students in student development and hopes to better understand and support students through a college counseling setting. Eugenie’s professional interests include multicultural dynamics, LGBTQ concerns, and academic and career counseling. She holds a student membership with American Counseling Association and is an active member of Chi Sigma Iota.


*Denotes Safe Zone trained

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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.