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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 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.

Meghan Horn, M.A. (Clinical Extern) is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology - DC. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University, Purdue University of Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her training includes sexual assault crisis hotline counseling, case management and advocacy at the Department of Women's Justice Services in Chicago as well as psychological assessment at D.C. General Hospital for the Re-entry and Sanctions Center, and individual and group psychotherapy at a private practice in D.C. Her theoretical approach is integrative with an emphasis in psychodynamic theory. Her professional interests include anxiety, trauma, identity development, stress management and adjustment issues.

Kara Gruszewski (Counseling Extern) is a student in the Master of Arts program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the George Washington University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and a Master of Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Kara worked with college students as an academic librarian and an academic advisor before pursuing a career in counseling. In addition to her work at Marymount, she currently works with clients at the Community Counseling Services Center at the George Washington University. Kara's professional interests include issues related to anxiety disorders, stress management, depression, healthy relationships, and career assessment.

Analisse Reyes-Coleman (Counseling Extern) is a master student in the clinical counseling program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Walsh University in North Canton, OH. Her professional experience includes working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures as a medical interpreter. Analisse's professional interests include issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment to college, and working with diverse populations.


Allied Student Health Center Staff Members:

Letisha Brooks Letisha Brooks (Receptionist)

Luke Grande, M.D. (Psychiatrist)