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.

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 orientation, 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.   

The Counseling Center staff at the Tampa campus are listed below. Please click here 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

Josephine Chu

Josephine Chu Kai Shin,
Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist, Interim Assistant Director for Clinical Services

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Director for Training

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


Professional Staff

Jason Axford

Jason Axford, M.A., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Campus Emergency Response Coordinator

Courtney Coggan

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

Rachel Gilmore

Rachel Gilmore, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Cindi Glidden Tracey

Cindi Glidden-Tracey, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Lashley Marks

Lashley Marks, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Postdoctoral Fellowship Coordinator 

Hege Riise

Hege Riise, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Doctoral Internship Coordinator

Dani Rosenkrantz

Dani Rosenkrantz, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator

Heather Walders

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

Diane Williams

Diane Williams, MSW, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker, Referral Services Coordinator

Susie Yi

Susie Yi, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Gabrielle Zimmerman

Gabrielle Zimmerman, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Part-Time Professional Staff

Cassandra Alvarado

Cassandra Alvarado, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist


Lisa Beckman, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Darleen Gracia

Darleen Gracia, Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist

Disha Patel

Disha Patel, Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist


Psychology Residents

Doctoral Interns

Graduate Student Clinicians

Professional Administrative Staff

Marsha Beharry

Marsha Beharry
Client Services Assistant

Amanda Haas

Amanda Haas
Clinical Administrative Specialist


Nazaret Rodriguez
Staff Assistant