Jodi K. Caldwell, Ph.D.
Sexual Assault Response Team Chair
Regent’s Advisor Council, Crisis Network Coordinator
Dr. Caldwell received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology in 2000 from Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, TX, where she also completed her pre-doctoral internship. She joined the Counseling Center staff in August of 2000 as a staff psychologist. She has since served as the Assistant Director for Training, and the Interim Clinical Services Director. Dr. Caldwell has been the Director of the Center since January of 2012*. Dr. Caldwell is Chair of the university’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Teal House: Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center (SRSAC) and represents Georgia Southern to the Ogeechee Judicial Sexual Assault Response Team. On a national level, Dr. Caldwell is currently serving her second elected term to the Directorate Board of the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services of the American College Personnel Association and is a certified Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Responder. Dr. Caldwell’s clinical interests are varied and include women’s issues, multiculturalism, and professional development concerns. Dr. Caldwell was the recipient of a 2005 Award of Merit for “Excellence in Service to the Georgia Southern University Community”, the 2006 “Commitment to Advocacy Award” for dedication to the issue of Sexual Assault Education, the 2010 “40 Under 40” award from the Statesboro Herald for professional achievement, and most recently, the 2014 “Outstanding Contributions to Counseling Center Work” award from Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.
What is your favorite quote? I have too many to pick just one, but my favorite poem is The Road Less Traveled, by Robert Frost.
What is your favorite dessert? Cannoli
*In January of 2018, she became the Executive Director of the Counseling Center for all Georgia Southern campuses.
Johanna Workman, Psy.D.
Associate Director/Clinical Services Director
Dr. Workman earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University – San Diego, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco Faculty & Staff Assistance program. She was born in Gloucestershire, England to a Caribbean mother and a British father, and immigrated to the United States with her parents as a child, first settling in Brooklyn, NY. A traveler, Dr. Workman has also lived in Richmond, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Waterville, ME, San Diego, CA; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Workman has worked in a wide range of settings in both leadership and clinical capacities. She has served as the director of a drug & alcohol treatment program. She has been a supervisor at a behavioral health managed care company. She has also conducted court-ordered dispositional psychological evaluations for juvenile delinquency cases. Dr. Workman’s clinical interests and specialties include: forensic psychology; racial & multiracial identity development; diversity training; organizational consultation; workplace issues; disability evaluations; psychological testing & assessment; eating disorders; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; body image; depression; trauma; domestic violence; psychotic disorders; and substance abuse. Dr. Workman’s theoretical orientation is integrative and incorporates psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and multicultural approaches to therapy.
What is your favorite quote? “All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you.” – Octavia E. Butler
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs when alone in your car? “Water No Get Enemy” by Fela Kuti
Katie Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Director/Training Director
Dr. Jones received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including university counseling centers, an employee assistance program through a large hospital system, adult inpatient assessment, pain management in private practice, and a forensic setting (assessment and treatment in a state hospital for pre-trial, civilly committed, and NGBRI populations). She joined the Georgia Southern Counseling Center staff in September 2015. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, gender and sexual minority concerns, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal skill building, and the development of life-long adaptive coping skills. Her therapeutic style is influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, existential issues, and interpersonal processing.
If you could afford a one week all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would it be? I love to travel! I have spent time in Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. My favorites have been Egypt and Greece! I think the next place on my bucket list is either a safari in Africa or a trip to Vietnam/Thailand! I am a beautiful view seeker.
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs while driving alone in your car? Dreams by Fleetwood Mac & Something to Talk About by Bonnie Raitt… get me every time.
Terri K. Duck, Ph.D.
Safe Space Co-Coordinator
Dr. Duck received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame’s Counseling Center in South Bend, IN. She has worked in many clinical settings including university counseling centers, an addiction recovery center, child and adult outpatient settings, and an adolescent group home. She joined Georgia Southern University’s Counseling Center staff in August of 2016. Her clinical interests include anxiety, gender and sexual minority concerns, perfectionism, and interpersonal concerns. Dr. Duck’s therapeutic style is based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other acceptance- and mindfulness-based strategies with an emphasis on multiculturalism and self-compassion.
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs when alone in your car? Pretty much anything (whether I’m alone or not), but especially Motown, anything from the 80s, or Sam Smith
What is your favorite quote?
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Daisja Dukes, M.Ed., LAPC, NCC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Field Experience Coordinator
Ms. Daisja Dukes is a two-time alum of Georgia Southern Univeristy (double Eagle!). She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology in the Fall of 2012 and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2015. She completed her Master’s Practicum and Internship at the GSU Counseling Center and enjoyed her experience so much that she decided to stay on as a senior staff clinician. Her clinical interests include multiculturalism, women’s issues, group therapy, gender and sexual minority concerns, identity development, relational issues and spirituality. She brings authenticity into the therapy space through the use of honesty, compassion, and a textured understanding of the client’s individuality. Her therapeutic style is also influenced by psychodynamic theory, narrative therapy, CBT skills and techniques, and feminist/multicultural theory.
What’s your favorite quote? I love words, and daily, I find different variations of them being strung together that I love. So this is a hard question. I’ll do my best!
– I am human; therefore nothing human can be alien to me.
– The wisest of us see pain as a traveling professor, and say to it: “Come in and don’t leave until you taught me all that I need to learn.”
– You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.
– Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it you cannot practice any of the others consistently.
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs in the car? “When I See You” by Fantasia and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by ‘The Voice’ Whitney Houston
What do you think is the best television comedy of all time? I would have to say “Martin.” I’ve seen the reruns 1,000 times and I still crack up like it’s the first time.
Kenneth R. O. Englund, M.Ed., LAPC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Mr. Englund earned his Master of Education in Counseling Degree with a dual emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Stephen’s College and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Wyoming. He has worked in a variety of outpatient settings including university and college counseling centers, community mental health centers, and in private practice. His clinical interests include ADHD, addiction/addictive behaviors, anxiety, gender and sexual minority concerns, identity development, and issues concerning morality, existential meaning, and religion. His therapeutic style is influenced by Attachment Therapy, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Social Constructivism.
What type of music do you listen to? Before I started college or even thought about becoming a therapist, my master plan was to be a rock star. Fortunately, that didn’t pan out but I still really love rock/pop/punk/emo stuff from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. Most everything from Bon Jovi, The All American Rejects, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Maroon 5, and Blue October.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I consider myself 75% nerd and 25% athlete. I like to read and discuss philosophy, read comics, play tabletop & video games, work out, stay active, play sports, and spend time with my family.
C. Adam Hogue, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
LGBTQ+ Initiative Liaison
Mr. Hogue is a two time graduate of Georgia Southern University and is currently pursuing his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy through ULM. He joined the staff at the Counseling Center on the Armstrong campus in October of 2016. Mr. Hogue has experience providing services in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, public service, and private practice settings. His clinical interests include relational issues, identity development, sexual minority concerns, and systemic issues.
What is your favorite quote? I have too many to list but Mark Twain is always a good choice. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain.
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs while driving alone in your car? There are songs by Queen that it is just impossible not to sing along to but I feel that way about a lot more music than I can list.
Angela Landers, M.S., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Ms. Landers received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology at Georgia Southern University. In addition to providing individual and couples counseling, Ms. Landers enjoys offering workshops that focus on wellness such as Mindful Yoga, a yoga class infused with meditation practice. Ms. Landers’ clinical interests include relational issues, anxiety, coping skills, women’s issues, multiculturalism, and identity formation. Her counseling orientation is integrative with an emphasis on interpersonal-process, humanistic, and cognitive perspectives.
What is the best television comedy of all times? No doubt about it – The Office. I rarely go more than a few days without quoting something from that show!
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs when alone in your car? Any of my favorite “80s Ladies” – Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Pat Benatar.
Lauren O. Patterson, Psy.D.
Sexual Assault Response Team Co-Chair
Sexual Assault Student Educators Advisor
Social Media Coordinator
Fraternity & Sorority Life Liaison
Dr. Patterson received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Georgia Southern, making her a proud “Triple Eagle.” She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Purdue University Counseling and Psychological Services in West Lafayette, Indiana. Following internship, Dr. Patterson quickly returned to Statesboro to continue serving the Georgia Southern student body. She is Co-Chair of the Georgia Southern Sexual Assault Response Team and heads planning and implementation of many programming initiatives, including Sexual Assault Awareness Week. She serves as Co-Director of the planning committee for the Georgia Southern Walk A Mile in Her Shoes©. She is a certified R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense instructor. Dr. Patterson also serves on the Board of Directors for the Teal House: Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. Dr. Patterson’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, sexual violence and trauma, relationship concerns, multiculturalism, rural mental health, women and gender issues, and gender and sexual minority concerns. Her therapeutic style is integrative of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Feminist Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.
What is your favorite quote? “It is the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho. And basically everything Kurt Vonnegut ever wrote and/or said. Hi ho.
What is your favorite dessert? Cake, cookies, candy, pie. All Desserts are my favorite desserts. I could never choose just one!
Andie Pusser Eaton, Psy.D.
Safe Space Co-Coordinator
Dr. Pusser Eaton earned her doctoral degree from Mercer University’s Clinical Psychology program and completed her pre-doctoral internship here at the counseling center. Her experience has primarily been with college students across the state of Georgia, but she has also worked with younger adolescents in a school setting. Her clinical interests include anxiety, addictive behaviors, and co-occurring mental health and medical conditions. Her theoretical style is informed by person centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapies.
What is the best television comedy of all time? There are so many great comedies on TV; I would say it’s a tie between How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs. I could watch either one of those every day of the week.
What is your favorite food? Vegetarian pad Thai.
Nikita D. Robinson, M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
International Student Liaison
Ms. Robinson received both her B.S in Psychology and M.Ed in Community Counseling from Georgia Southern University. She has experience working with several different populations to include substance dependent, adolescents, and adult males. Ms. Robinson has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, prison/risk reduction, and crisis management. Her clinical interests include: educating sex offenders, life and coping skills, and behavioral intervention. Her therapeutic background is influenced by humanistic therapies and CBT.
What is the best television comedy of all times? I have a lot of favorite shows, most of them older but The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin take the cake! I can and do watch the episodes over and over again, with the same novelty of years ago.
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs when alone in your car? Lay Me Down by Sam Smith. Or anything Sam Smith! I’m in love with his voice.
What is your favorite quote? “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” ~Unknown
Linus the Therapy Dog
Linus was rescued from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 2011. He has lived in Mississippi, Louisiana, and now resides in Georgia. He became a certified Therapy Dog from Therapy Dog International in 2016, as well as a Canine Good Citizen. Linus was the 2017 winner of “Best Behaved” at Downtown Statesboro Development Authority’s Paw-Walk. His clinical interests include attentive listening and use of silence. Linus enjoys kayaking, most outdoor adventures, bone stealing, and is a beach enthusiast. He also may have a French accent.
Favorite food: Filet Mignon
Doctoral Interns 2018-2019
Bailey Correll, M.S.
Ms. Correll received her B.S in Psychology from Georgia Southern University and her M.S. in Health Psychology from Mercer University. She has experience working with several different populations including college students, individuals with disabilities, veterans and active duty military service members, and individuals with dementia or traumatic brain injuries. She has also worked in community mental health. Her clinical interests include coping skills, behavioral interventions, depression, anxiety, family relationship concerns, and women and gender issues. Her therapeutic approach is heavily influenced by humanistic therapies and cognitive behavioral therapies.
What is your favorite quote? “Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet-scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.” – Beau Taplin
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Learning and creating are two of the greatest joys of my life. I knit and spin when my mind is tired, but my hands need something to do. I grew up in a culture where food was an expression of love; I enjoy cooking, canning, and definitely eating. I am an absolutely podcast fanatic. Lore is my favorite. I also enjoy spending time with my cat, Koschei and my dog, Otis.
|Deonna Kitwana, M.A.
Predoctoral InternMs. Kitwana received her master’s in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she is currently completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including university counseling, community mental health, and forensic settings. Ms. Kitwana has experience in working with domestic violence survivors and adolescents. Her clinical interest include: multicultural concerns, African American studies, identity development, expressive arts, and trauma-centered treatment. Her therapeutic style is influenced by psychodynamic and interpersonal therapy.What song do you sing at the top of your lungs when alone in your car? I pretty much love singing anything I can perform to, so I love singing anything Beyoncé, Jasmine Sullivan, and Fantasia.
What is your favorite food? I love eating, so it’s extremely hard to choose one thing, but if I had to select a type of food it would definitely have to be soul food.
Practicum Therapists 2018-2019
2018-2019 Practicum Therapists: Mr. Miller, Ms. Williams, Ms. Patel, & Ms. Kibler
Renae Kibler, B.A.
Ms. Kibler received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and later her teaching certificate in 2014. She has helped women in the hospital giving birth as a doula, worked with adolescents as both a tutor and a teacher, helped women and children at domestic violence shelter, and recently worked with families as an in-home counselor. Ms. Kibler’s professional interests include working with women, gender identity, and family systems.
Justin Miller, B.S.
Mr. Miller received in bachelors degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern in 2016, with minors in philosophy and religious studies. He is currently completing his second year of the doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program at Georgia Southern. His clinical interests include anxiety, depression, gender/sexuality concerns, minority concerns, healthy coping, and multiculturalism. In his spare time he appreciates nature, community, a good book, and his cat Carl.
Chandni Patel, B.S.
Ms. Patel received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Mississippi State University in 2016. She is currently in her second year at Georgia Southern completing a Master’s of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in several counseling settings including hospitals and private practices. Ms. Patel’s professional interests include anxiety, self-esteem, multiculturalism, and motivation. Her personal interests include spending time with her dog, painting, and watching Marvel movies.
Lynell Williams, B.S.
Ms. Williams received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Georgia Southern in 2016. She is completing her second year of her Masters of Education degree with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her professional interests include anxiety, depression, and periods of transition (i.e. the transition to college).
Coordinator of Office Services
Mrs. Donaldson is a Coordinator of Office Services for the GSU Counseling Center, and she joined the staff in February of 1990. She greets students when they come to the Center, makes sure they fill out the proper paperwork, and assists them in gaining access to the help they need. Mrs. Donaldson also schedules appointments for the entire staff, including practicum students and interns. Additionally, she is responsible for the client database, processing medical withdrawals, helping students with testing, and assisting with other administrative duties when necessary.
What is your favorite quote?
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain.
Or help one fainting robin unto his nest again. I shall not live in vain.
What song do you sing along with the radio at the top of your lungs while driving alone in your car? “She Drives Me Crazy”
If you could be a super hero, what would your name and special power be? Touched By An Angel- Angel
What was your most embarrassing moment? Getting caught in my pajamas and no way to get back into the house.
Mrs. Johnson is the GSU Counseling Center Budget Analyst, and she joined our staff in December of 2000.
What is one interesting fact about you? I used to be very shy.
If you could take a one-week, all expense paid trip anywhere in the world, where would it be? Ireland
What do you think is the best television comedy show of all time? The Andy Griffith Show
What was your most embarrassing moment? There are too many to pick from!!