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Graduate Counseling Program

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.

Faculty

Kathryn L. Norsworthy, PhD

Kathryn L. Norsworthy, PhD

Professor of Counseling

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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.

Caitlyn McKinzie Bennett, PhD

Assistant Professor

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B.S., M.A., & Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Bennett's clinical specialty focuses on anxiety, stress, family of origin issues, sexuality, and LGBTGEQIAP+ experiences for adolescents, young adults, and couples. She also integrates a holistic approach to counseling to help clients increase awareness and coping related to the intersection of physical and mental health. Dr. Bennett's research agenda has focused on neuroinformed counseling approaches (i.e., neurofeedback training) to mitigate experiences of anxiety, stress, and depression. Her scholarship also focuses on utilizing evidenced-based counseling practices (i.e., acceptance and commitment therapy).

Derrick A. Paladino, PhD

Derrick A. Paladino, PhD

Professor of Counseling

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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.

Samuel Sanabria, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling and Department Chair

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Associate Professor of Counseling, Department Chair
B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Sex Therapist.

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

Leigh DeLorenzi, PhD

Leigh DeLorenzi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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B.A., University of Miami; M.A., Rollins College; Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr. DeLorenzi has a clinical specialty in the treatment of trauma, and has spent her career counseling children, adults, families, couples, and groups. She serves as a consulting psychotherapist at The Center for Physician Wellbeing where she focuses on program development and burnout prevention for physicians and mental health professionals. Her current research seeks to examine the impact of wellbeing initiatives within the medical and mental health training environments. Dr. DeLorenzi's scholarship also focuses on standards of professional conduct and gatekeeping practices across the mental health professions.

Kyle D. Baldwin, Ed.D.

Kyle D. Baldwin, Ed.D.

Clinical Professor of Counseling

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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.

Staff

Amber Taylor

Amber Taylor

Associate Director, Student Services

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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

Stephanie Davis

Counseling Program Administrative Assistant

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Stephanie joined the staff at Rollins College, Hamilton Holt School in 2013 after nearly 10 years of Administrative Support services at various units within Orlando Health. She completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rollins College in 2015. Stephanie supports the Graduate Counseling Department at Rollins with a myriad of administrative duties, including event management.