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SCS staff clinicians are qualified, experienced, and skilled professionals who are specialists in their respective fields. Please contact SCS to make an appointment for a meeting with one of our staff.
Doug Hankes, Ph.D., Director, Licensed Psychologist
Doug completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas in 1996. He is a licensed psychologist in Alabama and Tennessee. Doug returned to his alma mater in 1998 after working at the University of Tennessee. He holds graduate faculty status in the Department of Psychology, the Department of Kinesiology, and the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling. Doug describes his therapy approach as mindfully eclectic and fosters a collaborative relationship with clients to promote change. He has been actively involved at the national level in sport and exercise psychology and has served on the Executive Boards of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Doug is currently on the APA Division 47 Executive Committee as the Secretary-Treasurer. He is listed on the 2008-2012 United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.
Joeleen Cooper, Ph.D., Senior Staff Clinician
Joeleen completed her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY in Albany, NY. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Virginia Tech's Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center and also has experience working with college students at the University at Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Joeleen's professional interests include intervention and outreach to diverse populations, training/supervision, psychological assessment, group therapy, and relationship issues. Her approach to treatment is integrative, incorporating interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral techniques.
Ann Marie DelSignore, B.S., Senior Staff Clinician
Ann Marie is currently completing a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University. Her clinical interests include trauma, self-injury, interpersonal neurobiology, LGBTQ issues, and the training/supervision of psychologists. She uses an integrative clinical approach that primarily draws from humanistic/existential and multicultural perspectives.
Dustin Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Staff Clinician
Dustin completed his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the
University of North Texas (UNT) in 2011. He has experience working with
college students at the University of Southern Mississippi, UNT, and West Virginia University. His clinical interests include Men's issues, alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues, sports and academic performance enhancement, and assessment and management of learning differences (including ADHD). He is an active member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dustin describes his work with clients as integrative, with particular focus on creating a strong, genuine, and open working relationship through the use of humanistic, emotion-focused, interpersonal, and psychodynamic techniques. He has conducted and participated in youth sport research, focusing on the impact of coaches. In his free time, Dustin enjoys rooting for the New Orleans Saints and is an avid fan of the outdoors, particularly hiking.
Sandra Rodriguez-Siuts, Ph.D., Senior Staff Clinician
Sandra earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech
University in 2011. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at
Florida State University's Counseling Center and also has experience working
with college students at Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State
University. Sandra is of Mexican descent and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Her professional interests include working with diversity and multicultural issues, identity development, issues related to first-generation college students, and shyness and social anxiety. Her therapeutic approach with students is integrative, primarily informed by cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic perspectives.
Brandy Smith, Ph.D., Licensed Staff Psychologist
Brandy (originally from Olive Branch, MS) completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Memphis in 2008. Most recently, she worked with university students at University of Oregon (during her pre-doctoral internship) and then as a permanent staff member at New Mexico State University for almost 3 years. At NMSU Brandy also served as the Diversity Coordinator. Brandy joined SCS in August 2011. Her clinical interests include developmental and relationship issues; grief and loss; supervision; multiculturalism (including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, body size, religion, spirituality, age, gender, ability level, socioeconomic status); and social justice and advocacy. She has a strengths-focused approach to counseling that stems from a humanistic/existential perspective with feminist and multicultural components included.
Kristee Treadwell, Ph.D., Licensed Staff Psychologist
Kristee completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University in 2006. After completing her degree, Kristee worked as an inpatient psychologist at a community mental health center in Tallahassee, Florida for four years. Kristee joined SCS in December 2010 and was excited to return to her alma mater since she received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. Her clinical interests include working with survivors of trauma, anger management and other presenting concerns relative to the college student population, crisis intervention, group counseling, graduate student training and outreach and instruction within the university and larger community. Kristee approaches her clinical work from an integrative perspective as informed by cognitive- behavioral theory and techniques, interpersonal and other psychodynamic perspectives (e.g., object relations).
Vern Russell, Ph.D., Counselor Emeritus, LPC, NCC
Vern earned his doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Georgia in 1981 and has been a licensed counselor in Alabama since 1983. A past Director and former staff member, he was with the Counseling Center for 25 years. He has a special interest in outreach/prevention, the developmental concerns of the college student and creating a context for growth. He enjoys the outdoors, jogging and mindful living on his family farm in Georgia.
Practicum Students 2011-12
Jessica Domino, B.A.
Jessica Hartzog, M.S.
Romero Huffstead, M.S.
Natalie Reiner, B.S.
Ty Stafford, M.Ed.
Last Updated: May 25, 2012