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Meet the Staff

Counseling Center
Marymount University
Berg Hall, Room 1014
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 526-6861 phone



Counseling Center Staff Members:

Natalie Mitchell, Psy.D. (Director)
Dr. Mitchell is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Oakland University Counseling Center and her pre-doctoral internship at Bowling Green State University Counseling Center. Prior to coming to Marymount, Dr. Mitchell served as a Staff Psychologist at Michigan State University Counseling Center. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and client-centered theories. She specializes in depression and anxiety management, women's issues, relational difficulties, trauma, grief and loss, social anxiety, and identity development. 

J. Megan Telfair, Ed.M., LPC (Assistant Director & Coordinator of Training)
Ms. Telfair is a licensed professional counselor who received her B.A. in Psychology from Haverford College and her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to Marymount University, she completed a post-graduate fellowship in college psychotherapy at Sarah Lawrence College. She draws from a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches, and her areas of professional interest include self-injury, identity development, and working with diverse populations.

Nicole L. Fischer, Ph.D. (Psychological Counselor)Dr. Fischer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Virginia Counseling and Psychological Services. Previously, she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa. Dr. Fischer works from an integrative theoretical perspective, (i.e. psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral). Her clinical interests include multicultural and acculturation issues, trauma, substance abuse/dependence, mood disorders, and group dynamics.

Kara King, MSW (Psychological Counselor)
Ms. King received her B.A. in English from Colgate University and her Masters in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. Ms. King's previous clinical experience includes working as a therapist at First Home Care, a mental health agency in DC, as well as as a social worker in two DC public schools. Ms. King practices from an integrative perspective, drawing from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal psychotherapy theories. Areas of particular clinical interest include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, disordered eating, sexual abuse, and trauma.

Lauren DePompeo, M.A. (Clinical Extern) is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - DC. She received her B.A in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Her training includes psychological assessment at a private practice in Northern VA, individual and group psychotherapy at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, and crisis hotline counseling for a domestic violence shelter for women. Her theoretical approach is integrative, with an emphasis in cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theory. Her professional interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, adjustment issues, and working with diverse populations.

Niles P. Muzyk, M.Psy. (Clinical Extern) is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The George Washington University’s Professional Psychology Program. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University. His training includes individual and group counseling for HIV+ and LGBTQ individuals at Whitman-Walker Health, and psychological assessment and psychotherapy at a community mental health clinic in D.C. His theoretical approach is integrative with an emphasis in psychodynamic theory. His professional interests include relationship issues, attachment, identity development, and grief.

Laura W Reid, M.Psy., (Clinical Extern) is a doctoral candidate in Clinicial Psychology at The George Washington University’s Professional Psychology Program. She received her B.A. in Psychology, Spanish, and German from Middlebury College; her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University; and her M.Psy from the George Washington University. Recently, she has worked in a private assessment practice, as well as counseling at the Center Clinic in DC and the Arlington Free Clinic. Her interests include multicultural therapy, therapy conducted in languages other than English, trauma, and sexual health.


Allied Student Health Center Staff Members:

Letisha Brooks Letisha Brooks (Receptionist)

Luke Grande, M.D. (Psychiatrist)