Core Faculty & Staff

The Rollins Graduate Studies in Counseling Program professors are nationally certified and licensed professional counselors who are committed to providing students with active learning and real-world experience. Faculty offices are located on the second floor of the Cornell Social Sciences Building in the Counseling/Education suite.


Kathryn L. Norsworthy, PhD
Professor of Counseling
CSS 239

BS, Georgia Southwestern College
PhD, University of Minnesota
Post-Doctoral respecialization, University of Georgia
Licensed Psychologist
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Norsworthy’s clinical specialties include trauma therapy, health/wellness counseling, and family and relationship therapy. Additional areas of research and practice are social justice and transnational feminist applications in international counseling; social change, and peace building in South and Southeast Asia; mindfulness in counseling and counselor education; and LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling and civil rights activism.

Alicia M. Homrich, PhD
Professor of Counseling
CSS 237

BS, MS, Florida International University
MA, Rollins College
PhD, University of Georgia
Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage, and Family Therapist
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Homrich is a 1992 graduate of the counseling program. Her areas of professional interest include group work, solution-focused brief therapy, and family strengths and resiliency. Dr. Homrich’s recent scholarship focus is on gatekeeping in the clinical professions as well as determining standards for students’ personal and professional conduct. She oversees the Certificate in Family and Relationship Therapy program.

Derrick A. Paladino, PhD
Professor of Counseling
CSS 240

BS, MEd, EdS, University of Florida
PhD, University of Arkansas
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Cornell Distinguished Faculty Member

Throughout his training, Dr. Paladino gained experience in crisis and emergency services, college counseling, addictions, and has worked in agency settings with adolescents and adults. His clinical specialties are in crisis assessment and intervention, college student development, and multiracial identity. Research interests focus on the multiple heritage population, counselor education and supervision and college student adjustment. He oversees the Certificate in College and University Counseling.

Samuel Sanabria, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling
CSS 226

B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor.

Dr. Sanabria completed his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Florida with an emphasis in sexuality and diversity issues. He has extensive experience counseling couples, families, adults, and adolescents regarding sexual and gender identity concerns. His research interests include ethical practices in counseling, moral psychology, human sexuality, and Latino concerns.

Kyle D. Baldwin, Ed.D.
Clinical Professor of Counseling
CSS 255

B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Rollins College; Ed.D., Argosy University/Sarasota
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr. Baldwin’s clinical experience includes working in private practice, community mental health agencies, and school settings.  Her clinical interests include Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Career Counseling, and Couples Counseling. Additional areas of interest include Counselor Wellness and Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Baldwin graduated from the Graduate Studies in Counseling program in 2002.


Amber Taylor
Associate Director, Student Services
Carnegie Hall 213
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Amber Taylor joined Rollins College in 2012 following five years of student affairs experience in disability services (USF) and residence life (UCF). She earned her master’s degree in hospitality and tourism management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (economics) from the University of Central Florida. Amber coordinates admissions, registration, and student services for the Graduate Studies in Counseling program.

Stephanie Davis
Counseling Program Administrative Assistant
CSS 253

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