Personal Counseling Center Staff
Rosemary F. Mugan, PsyD
Susanne E. Danish, PhD
Interim Director of Personal Counseling, Associate Director of Training, Staff Psychologist
Rosemary is an alumnus of Providence College, having graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and currently teaches in the Masters in Counseling program at PC. Rosemary received both her masters Doctorate in Psychology from the University from Hartford. Her professional interests have been in college mental health having done training in counseling centers at Trinity College, a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her post-doctoral training at Roger Williams University’s Counseling Center. Rosemary has been interested in working with students in their own personal processes of growth and change as students examine their sense of self throughout the collegiate experience and the impact of culture on that experience. She is also interested in working with students around issues of grief, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Susanne is a licensed clinical psychologist in RI. She received a BA in psychology from Rutgers University, a MSEd in Therapeutic Interventions and a Professional Diploma in School Psychology from Fordham University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University. Susanne came to us after completing a doctoral internship at Fordham University’s Counseling Center and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at URI’s Counseling Center. Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist, Susanne worked in the New Jersey school systems for eight years as a School Psychologist. Susanne’s professional interests include identity exploration, personal and spiritual growth, healing trauma, woman’s and men’s issues, managing stress, developing self-care and compassion, attachment and love, building healthy relationships, and creativity.
Susan Ellingwood, MSW, LICSW
Substance Abuse Counselor Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor
Susan serves as a Clinical Counselor and as a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Personal Counseling Center. Susan is a Rhode Island licensed clinical social worker. She earned a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and a B.A in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies from Rhode Island College. She received additional training in Comprehensive Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training, Group Therapy, Holistic Health and Wellness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She enjoys using an integrated and eclectic approach in individual and group therapy.
Fr. Joseph J. Guido, OP, EdD
Senior Staff Psychologist - On sabbatical through Spring 2016 semester
Fr. Joseph J. Guido, O.P. is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island and holds a joint appointment as Senior Staff Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology. A graduate of Brown University, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and Harvard University, he is interested in and has written about trauma, attachment and loss, mourning and resilience, the therapeutic relationship, and the role that faith can play in coping with adverse experience.
Meeckral Searight, LICSW
Micki is a Providence College alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She earned her Master’s degree in social work from Rhode Island College and has over 15 years of experience in mental health/human service settings. Micki spent much of her time post-licensure with the Providence Center, working clinically with children, families and adults in various programs, including outpatient and in-home settings within the agency, and also has vast crisis intervention experience within an emergency room/hospital setting. She is experienced working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and utilizes a solution focused, cognitive behavioral treatment approach in her work with clients.
Brynheld Martinez Zavaras, PhD
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow
Bryn received her B.A. from McGill University with Double Major concentrations in Psychology and Economics and her M.A. from Concordia University in Child Study. She completed her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Rhode Island in 2015, where her research focused on life satisfaction of expatriate students in international schools. Her clinical interests include issues of diversity and inclusion, cultural adjustment and mobility, relationship concerns, and stress management.
SInead McCarthy, MA
Adam Vose-O'Neal, BA
Clinical Psychology Intern
Sinéad is currently enrolled as a student in a Doctorate of Psychology program through William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) in Newton, Massachusetts. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in May 2013. She joined the PC Personal Counseling Center in August 2014 and has enjoyed working with students throughout this transitional period in their lives. She often incorporates therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and a psychodynamic approach.
Social Work Intern
Adam Vose-O’Neal is a clinical social work intern. He will complete a Master’s in Social Work from Boston University in 2016. His clinical interests include substance use, trauma, co-occurring disorders, stress-management, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy.