About Us

Meet Our Diverse Staff

The USF Counseling Center staff is committed to supporting the mental health and wellness needs of our diverse student body. Each clinical provider is prepared to use evidence-based interventions in our short-term, goal-oriented model to help students manage common concerns seen at university counseling centers.

We are staffed with professional administrative staff,  leadership team members, professional clinical staff (full & part-time), and clinical trainees (full & part-time). Collectively, our staff share many cultural identities with the students we serve. These include, but are not limited to, race, gender, age, body size, language, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, social class, religious affiliation, and ability. Students can expect all staff members to respect and affirm their intersecting visible and invisible identities. Clinical providers will work with students to establish confidential and trusting counseling relationships that consider the impact of cultural identities on the counseling process. Please click on each staff member’s name to learn more about us.   

Feel free to click on staff members who have bios to learn moe about the Counseling Center staff at the Tampa campus, which are linked below. You may click on the embedded links to view the staff members at St. Petersburg Wellness Center and the Sarasota-Manatee Counseling & Wellness Center.

 Leadership Team

Scott Strader

Scott Strader, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Director

Carmen Moedano

Carmen Moedano, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Associate Director of Clinical Services

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Associate Director of Training

Due to administrative responsibilities, leadership team members are rarely able to meet with students on an ongoing basis for counseling.


CLINicAl Staff

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Courtney Coggan, M.S., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Aaron Collier

Aaron Collier, BA
Graduate Student Clinician

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Jessica Dandan, PhD.
Licensed Psychologist

Rachel Gilmore

Rachel Gilmore, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Jessica Gonsalves

Jessica Gonsalves, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Lashley Marks

Lashley Marks, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Senior Clinical Coordinator 

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Lucia Martin, MS, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Disha Patel

Disha Patel, Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist
Part-Time Professional Staff

Hege Riise

Hege Riise, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Meagan Santiago

Meagan Santiago, LCSW
Licensed Clinicial Social Worker

Heather Walders

Heather Walders, MSW, CPH, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Outreach Services Coordinator

Diane Williams

Diane Williams, MSW, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Referral Services Coordinator


Professional Administrative Staff

Marsha Beharry

Marsha Beharry
Staff Assistant

Amanda Haas

Amanda Haas
Clinical Administrative Specialist