Part-Time Staff Directory

Susan Makinson

Susan Makinson, MSW, LCSW, Part-Time Counselor

Susan joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in September 2016. She is trained as a licensed clinical social worker with additional training in mindfulness and meditation, DBT and EMDR. Susan operates from a systems theory background and integrates a relational approach with elements of mindfulness and CBT. Susan enjoys working with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. She also enjoys addressing these issues and other mental health concerns at a community level through outreach programs. Susan has worked extensively with and believes in the efficacy of group therapy work. “Groups are initially scary to attend, but quickly become a source of self-reflection, social and emotional support.” One of her favorite sayings is "Live life with no regrets".

Contact Susan at smakinson@stetson.edu

Education

  • MSW, Social Work, University of Utah
  • BA, Social Work, Idaho State University

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida, SW13721
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • Play and sand tray therapy training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy training
  • QPR trainer

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Mindfulness/meditation
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Systems Theory

Interest Areas

  • Mindfulness and stress management skills
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Resilience
  • Family of origin issues
  • Test Anxiety
Nicole Pizza

Nicole Pizza, MS, LMFT, NCC, CPT, Part-time Temporary Counselor

Nicole joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in February 2019 as a part-time licensed counselor. She originally interned at Stetson’s Student Counseling Services in 2014-2015 while she was earning her Master’s Degree in counseling at Stetson University. Her counseling experiences include a children and adolescent Baker Act receiving facility, adult crisis stabilization units at Halifax Psychiatric Center, private practice with families in New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange, suicide screenings with male inmates at the Volusia County Jail, and adolescent substance abuse and human trafficking survivor treatment in a residential facility through Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Health. Aside from counseling, Nicole is also a Personal Trainer. She tries to bridge wellness between the mind, body and spirit for a holistic approach. Nicole understands the hardships and excitements of college as she changed majors and schools numerous times before she ended up where she is today.

Education

  • MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Stetson University
  • BS, Psychology & Business, University of Central Florida
  • AA, Psychology, Daytona State College

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Florida, MT3400
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, 629139
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine, 1180239604
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • Play Therapy Certification, Stetson University
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Relationship Inventory Facilitator
  • Gottman Level 1

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Systems Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Play Therapy and Expressive Therapies
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Interest Areas

  • Family, Couple and Alternative Relationship Issues
  • Behavior Modification (Weight Management)
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
  • Personal Development
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment
Stephanie Potthoff

Stephanie Potthoff, MA, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, Part-Time Counselor

Stephanie joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in August 2016 as a Graduate Counseling Intern. After completing her work with students in SCS, she transitioned into a Professional Staff role as Coordinator of Accessibility and Student Success with Academic Success at Stetson, where she currently works full-time. She began seeing students again at Student Counseling Services January 2019 as a registered intern with the State of Florida. She enjoys working with students in helping them craft their own narrative of their journey at Stetson.

Education

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • BA, Psychology and English, University of South Florida

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern IMH17931
  • Current Clinical Supervisor:
    Rebecca (Becky) Stone, M.A.,
    Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH13264
  • Certificate of College and University Counseling, Rollins College

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Reality Therapy

Interest Areas

  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment and Transitions
  • Healthy Relationships
Michelle Ilugbusi

Michelle Ilugbusi, BA, Graduate Counseling Intern

Michelle joined Stetson University Counseling Services as an intern in August 2019. She has spent time as a crisis counselor, a suicide prevention trainer for QPR, and a case manager for undergraduate students at Rollins College. In addition to her background in crisis and case management, she’s recently worked with Diversity and Inclusion practitioners in the Central Florida area. Helping them transform their companies as they try to become more inclusive. All these experiences, plus her own story as a first generation college student, has fueled her desire to work with college students from diverse backgrounds as they attempt to find and develop their unique identities while also balancing the demands of higher education. She takes an integrative, multicultural, and person-centered approach to allow clients to bring about the lasting change they desire.

Education

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College (in progress; expected May 2020)
  • BA, English Literature, University of Central Florida

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Psychological First Aid Online Training Certificate
  • CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
  • Baker Act and Suicide Prevention Training Certificate
  • Level 1: Disaster Mental Health Responder with the Red Cross
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer
  • Trained Crisis Counselor – Crisis Text Line

Interest Areas

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mindfulness
  • LGBTQA++
  • First Generation College Students
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • OCD
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Crisis
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Grief
  • Resiliency
  • Spiritual Abuse/Trauma
Kate Williams

Kate Williams, BS, Graduate Counseling Intern

Kate joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in August 2019 as a Graduate Counseling Intern. While working in healthcare research for 5 years, Kate gained experience working with individuals from different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has found a passion for getting to know and supporting college students through the stresses and changes that challenge us all. Kate believes that people are not broken but are hurt and trying to heal. She takes a person-centered, collaborative approach based on neuroscience that will help clients understand themselves with kindness and build on their strengths to get where they want to be.

Education

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College (in progress; expected May 2020)
  • BS, Psychology, University of Central Florida

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Psychological First Aid Online Training Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid USA Training Certificate
  • Baker Act and Suicide Prevention Training Certificate
  • Marchman Act Procedures Training Certificate

Interest Areas

  • Neuropsychology
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Mindfulness and Self-care
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Resilience

Providing Services to Graduate Students

Danielle Lindner

Danielle Lindner, PhD, Psychology Resident

Dr. Lindner joined the faculty at Stetson University in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. In addition to teaching undergraduate classes, she conducts research on body image. Dr. Lindner joined Student Counseling Services as a Psychology Resident in July 2018. She has experience working with college students and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, body image and eating concerns, interpersonal difficulties, stress management). Dr. Lindner provides counseling services to graduate students.

Education

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
    Pre-Doctoral Internship, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • BA, Psychology, Nazareth College

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Dr. Lindner is currently working towards licensure.
  • Current Clinical Supervisor:
    Dr. Stacey Tantleff Dunn
    Licensed Psychologist PY5486, Florida

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Interpersonal Process
  • Motivational Interviewing
Lynn Schoenberg

Lynn Schoenberg, EdS, LMHC, Dean of Students and Part-Time Counselor

Lynn came to Stetson in 2007 as the assistant director of Health and Wellness Initiatives. From that time, she has worked with students around substance abuse issues and overall wellness in numerous roles. In 2013, Lynn started working with students in Student Counseling Services. In January 2015, she was promoted to Dean of Students, bringing her passion for wellness and mental health to advocate for all Stetson University students. Lynn provides counseling services to graduate students.

Education

  • EdS, Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
  • MEd, Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
  • BS, Psychology, Lynchburg College

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counseling, State of Florida, MH 16142
  • National Certified Counselor

Note: Lynn is no longer accepting new clients.