Our staff members are professionals trained in psychology and other mental health fields. We are interested in students and college student development. We may be seen on the campus in a variety of settings including conducting workshops in the residence halls and teaching classes. We especially enjoy working on projects to support a campus culture that is safe, respectful and accepting of the racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, sexual, gender, and ability diversity of all its members. A few examples of our recent work include:
- Cultural adjustment readiness workshops for students participating in Loyola’s social justice living-learning trips abroad;
- MAP (Multicultural Awareness Program) Orientation presentations;
- Participation in Sister-to-Sister meetings;
- Regular meetings with Disability Support Services to coordinate support for students with disabilities and to suggest policy changes that will improve the environment for all;
- Let’s Talk section in the ALANA Anthem which offers tips for healthy adjustment, managing stress, and better relationships;
- Co-creators of Loyola’s Safe Zone Training;
- Participation in Women of Color Reading Group;
- Training student leaders to recognize and interrupt situations where sexual assault, harassment, and relationship violence could happen and;
- Co-leadership of development and dissemination of results of recent Campus Climate survey
Jason A. Parcover, Ph.D.
Jason completed his doctorate in counseling psychology at Southern Illinois University. Jason enjoys working with relationship difficulties (including relationship with self), family concerns, men's issues (and women's issues too), and grief and loss. He has specialized training working with those who have experienced trauma, therapy groups, and enjoys outreach presentations, supervision, and teaching. Jason is an ally of ALANA Services and Spectrum and is committed to providing culturally sensitive services and to issues of social justice. His clinical and supervisory approaches draw from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and feminist/multicultural theories, and mindfulness techniques. On a personal level, Jason enjoys playing piano, reading almost anything, working out, spending time outdoors, and playing with his family.
Sheila V. Graham, Ph.D.
Sheila received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. A Black-Latina, Sheila strives to understand the emotional experiences of marginalized groups while working with privileged communities to create culturally safe environments. Her clinical work is founded in the principles of Relational Cultural Theory with mindfulness based interventions. Sheila enjoys working with students to increase their understanding of relationships and healthy connections with others, as well as with themselves. She is also passionate about social justice issues, interpersonal development, racial/cultural identity development, first generation college students, and multicultural competence. In addition to connecting with family, friends and loved ones, Sheila likes to spend time crafting, quilting, listening to audio-books, playing board games and watching political thrillers.
Jennifer Stevens, LCSW-C
Assistant Director Clinical Services
Jennifer received her masters of social work degree from Salisbury University. She completed clinical internships at the Life Crisis Center of Salisbury, Md. and Salisbury University Student Counseling Services. Jennifer also has experience in community mental health and has special interest in the areas of trauma, women's issues, and relationship concerns. Through her background in sociology and social work, she has developed a passion for social justice, seeking the expansion of choice and opportunity for all cultural groups. Outside interests include spending time with friends and family, reading, and playing with her dog, Stella.
Claudette Williamson-Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Training
Dr. Claudette Williamson-Taylor received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University and coordinates the training programs at the Center. She wears many hats in higher education including educator, supervisor, and researcher. With a holistic approach, she has special interests in identity development, relationships, adjustment, interpersonal trauma, and loss. She strives to support students in navigating the university experience and often works with first generation college students, women, and individuals from cross-cultural backgrounds. She aims to reduce stigma that prevents help seeking and is curious about differences in personal and social reasons for activism. A big fan of quotes, you will often hear her say “what’s the worst that can happen?” and “start where you are.” Her favorite pastime is dancing.
Kourtney Bennett, Ph.D.
Kourtney completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and earned her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. Prior to joining the Loyola University Counseling Center, Kourtney worked in community mental health, college counseling, and career development center settings with children, adolescents, and adults. She implements an integrative approach to counseling, based upon the person’s needs and the therapeutic relationship, which is often informed by relational, humanistic, and multicultural perspectives. Kourtney’s clinical and research interests include multicultural identity and intersectionality; interpersonal relationships; trauma; adolescent health and development; vocational development; social justice and advocacy. In her free time, Kourtney enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Frances Mallari, M.Phil
Frances is completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at George Washington University. She completed her internship at the Counseling Center of the Catholic University of America. Her other clinical experiences include The Meltzer Center for Psychological and Community-Based Services and The Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Frances takes an integrative, collaborative approach to therapy, using empirically-supported cognitive-behavioral treatments with humanistic-existential elements. She also uses practices central to mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Multicultural issues are a passion of hers — both personally and professionally, and she is constantly searching for creative ways to adapt treatments and interventions to consider an individual’s multiple intersecting identities. She specializes in working with emerging and young adults who experience mood and anxiety disorders related to life transitions, identity exploration, relationship issues, and adjustment difficulties. In her spare time, Frances enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, exploring places through food, and creating playlists for very specific situations and moods.
Bradley Bryk, Psy.D.
Brad is completing his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and he received his master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. He completed his doctoral internship at Catholic University of America’s Counseling Center. Brad has special interests in the areas of athletics, identity development, anxiety concerns, interpersonal relationships, and social justice issues. He utilizes an integrative approach to his clinical work, which is informed by interpersonal, third wave CBT, and multicultural perspectives. In his free time, Brad can be found working out, cheering for the New York Jets and New York Yankees, reading books, practicing yoga, and spending time with his family (which includes his dog, Willy Wonka).
Yanhua Li, LCPC
Yanhua attended Johns Hopkins University and Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland since 2003, she has worked in community mental health agencies, college career centers, and private practice. She is passionate about helping students adjusting to and thriving in college (and beyond). Her hobbies include martial arts (Qigong and Taiji), hiking, traveling, and cooking.
Julie Phillips, LCSW-C
Julie is a part time staff member. She received her MA in Counseling from New York University, specializing in college student health and wellness. She received her MSW from Columbia University, focusing on clinical counseling and women’s issues. Her internship experiences were at Goldwater Memorial Hospital in the HIV Unit, Mt Sinai Hospital’s Rape Crisis Center, and Columbia University’s after hours emergency response team. She worked at Seton Hall, Barnard College, and Columbia University focusing on college student health and mental health, and then spent 5 years in the NYC Public Schools as a School Social Worker. In her practice she is particularly interested in women’s issues, trauma, and mindfulness. She is happy to return to college student mental health at Loyola. Certified as a yoga instructor for adults and children, she is passionate about yoga and mindfulness. In her free time, she loves traveling, reading, and running, as well as spending time with her two daughters and husband.
Daphne Reinhart, LCPC
Daphne is a part-time staff member. She completed her M.S in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and both a B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Athletic Training from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her clinical training experiences included counseling in a women's prison and area College Counseling Centers, focusing on trauma and women's issues before developing her specialty in treating Eating Disorders in adolescents and adults. In the years leading up to becoming a licensed therapist, Daphne enjoyed a career working as a Certified Athletic Trainer with student athletes on the high school and collegiate levels, in particular with college ballet dancers. In her practice she draws on a warm, strengths-based approach from an interpersonal, humanistic and multicultural lens. Daphne enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, traveling and reading.
Dina Sokal, M.D.
Dr. Sokal is a board certified psychiatrist in both adult psychiatry and adolescent/child psychiatry, having completed medical school and the adult psychiatry residency at the University of Maryland. The child psychiatry fellowship was completed at the University of Maryland and Sheppard Pratt. She has a private practice in Owings Mills, and has worked at student counseling centers, schools for children with emotional issues, treatment foster care agencies and community mental health centers. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, running and singing in a choir.
Constance graduated from the University of Baltimore with a BA degree in Accounting and loves working in higher education. She manages the day to day operations of the Counseling Center which include greeting clients who visit the center, answering the phone and setting up appointments. Constance enjoys shopping at flea markets and yard sales, crafting, movies, and spending time with her family.
Hayley graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a BA in Communications and came to the Baltimore area from her hometown in Central PA. She works alongside Constance to greet clients, make appointments and answer the phone. When she's not working in the Counseling Center, she enjoys reading, baking, going to the movies, and crafting.