Counseling Services Staff

Executive Director
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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 Student 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.

Assistant Director
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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 active membership in the American Psychological Association and the American College Counseling Association. Dr. Hamilton is a Safe Zone trained and is certified to use EMDR. He enjoys using pop culture to convey psychological concepts.

Clinical Counselor, Groups Coordinator
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Dr. Atticia P. Bundy is a graduate of UNCG and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has been an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA), and the North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) for many years. Dr. Bundy uses solution-focused and CBT techniques but ultimately is a Person-Centered counselor. Her clinical interests include living with anxiety, depression (including grief/loss), healthy relationships, career development, addictions, and personal health and wellness. Her research interests include first-generation college students, homeless children and youth, and at-risk students. She is Safe Zone trained.

Clinical Counselor, Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator
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Dr. Dominiquie Clemmons-James is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and is Board Certified in Biofeedback. She has experience offering individual, group, and couples counseling activities using a multi-systemic approach that is founded upon person-centered therapy. She also has experience providing clinical biofeedback services both traditionally and via an integrative approach. She employs foundations of biofeedback practices with mental health counseling to approach wellness of the mind and body more effectively. Her professional interests are working with veterans, identity development, biofeedback training, relaxation techniques, recovery, and wellness.

Clinical Counselor, Training Coordinator
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Ms. Dalton is a National Certified Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 the 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.

Clinical Social Worker, Case Manager
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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 a generalist social worker using a holistic approach in counseling individuals and couples. She joins the staff at Counseling Services after having worked in educational and behavioral health settings. Agencies worked in include the Department of Social Services, Bennett College and the Guilford Center. Her professional interests include academia, trauma, advocacy and work with LGBT individuals.

Clinical Counselor
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Ms. Gooch received her Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Social Work, as well as her Masters (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from North Carolina A&T State University. Ms. Gooch is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA); and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCAS-A) for the state of North Carolina as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Ms. Gooch utilizes an array of therapeutic modalities and techniques based on the needs of the clients including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy.
Ms. Gooch’s prior experience entails community substance use and therapeutic triage specialist in the emergency department. Ms. Gooch has  provided group counseling, individual therapy, clinical assessments, and referrals. Ms. Gooch enjoys a variety of areas Including substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, student development, interpersonal relationship issues, and advocacy.

Clinical Counselor, Student-Athlete Well-Being Coordinator
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As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC); Dr. Sedegah is committed to assisting individuals with a host of social and emotional concerns using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. Her clinical interests include: dealing with issues related to mood and anxiety, interpersonal relationship problems, motivation and performance difficulties, body image issues, sexuality concerns, major life transitions, and psychological and career assessments. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Applied Psychology, her Masters of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Howard University.

Clinical Social Worker, Community Resource Coordinator
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Andrew Watkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Winston Salem State University and Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina A&T State University. Andrew's profound love for helping people has contributed to his career trajectory in the mental health field. A majority of Andrew's previous clinical experience was in the direct service field where he became proficient in understanding and facilitating Intensive In-Home, as well as Multi-Systemic Therapeutic Services. Andrew utilizes various treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing as well as conducting some clinical assessments. As a clinician, Andrew has enhanced his ability to meet people where they are and provide clinical expertise in overcoming their emotional challenges. Andrew's skill set provides him with a wide range of techniques.

* 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. The discussion is important in understanding the issues of difference and diversity.