Part-Time Staff Directory

Susan Makinson

Susan Makinson, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., 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, biofeedback 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 had 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

  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Utah
  • B.A., Social Work, Idaho State University

Licensure/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)

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

Interest Areas

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

Nicole Pizza, M.S., L.M.F.T., N.C.C., C.P.T., 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

  • M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Stetson University
  • B.S., Psychology & Business, University of Central Florida
  • A.A., Psychology, Daytona State College

Licensure/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, M.A., 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

  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • B.A., Psychology and English, University of South Florida

Licensure/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
Princessa Long

Princessa Long, M.A., Graduate Counseling Intern

Princessa joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services as an intern in August 2018. She has found that her passions lie in empowering the student and older adult population. She has experience working with individuals from different ethnicities, religions, ages, and economic statuses. In addition to her education in nonprofit management and psychology, she has obtained valuable skills in her past careers in investigations, volunteer coordinating, and sales. These skills include over 10 years of experience in building rapport with clients, interviewing, providing customer service, and leadership. She takes a collaborative, Gestalt, multicultural and person-centered approach when helping clients accomplish their goals.

Education

  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College (in progress; expected May 2019)
  • M.A., Nonprofit Management, University of Central Florida
  • B.S., Psychology, Florida State University

Licensure/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

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Mindfulness and Self-care
  • First Generation College Students
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Career and Work life
  • Workplace Issues
  • Attachment and Family Systems
  • Grief
Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan, B.S., Graduate Counseling Intern

Michelle joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services as an intern in August 2018. Her experience includes work as a crisis specialist, a graduate and teaching assistant, and she has served on various committees for professional organizations, including the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American College Counseling Association. As a first-generation college student, she understands the unique challenges that higher education can bring. She takes a collaborative, integrated approach to counseling, helping clients find their personal strengths and develop resiliency.

Education

  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College (in progress; expected May 2019)
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • A.A., Psychology, Daytona State College

Licensure/Certification(s)

  • Psychological First Aid Online Training Certificate
  • Baker Act and Suicide Prevention Training Certificate
  • Marchman Act Procedures Training Certificate
  • Disaster Distress Helpline Training Certificate
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline training

Interest Areas

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Crisis Work
  • Death, dying, and bereavement
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • First generation college students
  • Mindfulness, meditation, and stress management
  • Multicultural concerns
  • Suicidal ideation

Providing Services to Graduate Students

Danielle Lindner

Danielle Lindner, Ph.D., 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

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
    Pre-Doctoral Internship, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • B.A., Psychology, Nazareth College

Licensure/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, Ed.S., L.M.H.C., 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

  • Ed.S., Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
  • M.Ed., Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
  • B.S., Psychology, Lynchburg College

Licensure/Certification(s)

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

Note: Lynn is no longer accepting new clients.