Winthrop University: Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Meet the Counseling Staff

 

 
 
 

Gretchen BaldwinGretchen Baldwin, PsyD, '00

Clinical Coordinator for Counseling Services, Licensed Psychologist

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I am a proud Winthrop Eagle (Class of 2000), and I earned my Psy.D. from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology.  I am licensed as a Psychologist in South Carolina.  Working in Counseling Services is a unique opportunity to work with college students of many ages and many walks of life.  I love to hear people's stories and share in their journey.  It's amazing to walk through the counseling process with clients as they move from a place of pain to a place of thriving and satisfaction with life.  My practice is heavily influenced by Mindfulness and Acceptance (ACT, DBT, etc.) strategies.  Professionally, I am very interested in how Mindfulness and Acceptance strategies aid in management of strong emotions.

 

Headshot of Jessica HudgensJess Hudgens, MA, NCC, LPCA

Outreach Coordinator, Staff Counselor

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I received my Bachelor’s in History and Psychology from Winthrop University (Go Eagles!) and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2016 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and graduate certificates in Expressive Arts Therapy and Systemic Multicultural Counseling. I consider it a great honor to be able to hold a safe space and be present for students who are brave enough to speak their stories aloud. My practice is influenced by Dialectical Behavioral, Relational Cultural and Narrative therapies and I frequently utilize the expressive arts (including visual arts, writing, music, and movement) in my work with students. I love the arts for their ability to both expose and contain our pain and messiness. I love working with students of all different backgrounds and have particular interest in working with those students struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, body image issues, and self-harm.  I am a member of a number of professional associations and the Vice President of the newly formed SC chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

 

Headshot of Kwabena SankofaKwabena Sankofa, MS, EdS, PhD

Training Coordinator, Staff Counselor

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My love for counseling is manifold.  I enjoy helping students to confront and overcome their disabling academic and emotional life challenges thus enabling them to graduate with their self-created inclinations to fulfill their professional and life's goals.  I relish the special expression on students' faces when they achieve an in-the-moment enlightenment and complete self-awareness of the problems that have long undermined their emotional health — "I finally got it."  I just love it when my clients are about to graduate or have graduated and communicate their appreciation for the help their therapy sessions have provided them.  In counseling, I use Analytical, Narrative & Person-Centered Therapies.  I find it particularly enriching designing mental health-related intervention programs and working on policy development.  I recently discovered that training and supervision at times rival individual therapy as one of my top five professional interests. 

 

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Bry-Anne E. Jones, MSW, LISW-CP, CCTP, ’01,’11

Clinical Supervisor, Office of Victims Assistance

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Student, Graduate student, Alumna, Police Officer, Victim’s advocate and now Clinical Supervisor for the Office of Victim’s Assistance, I have had many roles and titles at Winthrop University and I am proud of them all. Every one of them has led me to my current position and for that I am grateful. I get the opportunity to serve individuals that have experienced sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and/or victims of crimes or discrimination based on bias in a clinical capacity. As a Victim services provider (SC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my practice is influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapies, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Trauma Informed Care. My professional goal is to work myself out of a job by assisting survivors with developing the tools they need to thrive in the aftermath of traumatic events.

 

Suze Joseph

Suze M. Joseph, M.Ed., LPC 

Staff Counselor, Office of Victims Assistance

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I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and grew up in Canada and Boca Raton, Florida. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University (Go Noles!) and graduated from Winthrop University with my Masters in Counseling & Development with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am passionate about working with trauma survivors. My favorite aspect of being a trauma therapist is the privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before.  My background includes working with individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, homelessness, mental illness, and victims of human trafficking. In session, I implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Person Centered Therapy.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Nationally Certified Counselor.  I am also a Fall 2011 initiate of the Rho Kappa Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

Headshot of Jackie ConcodoraJackie Concodora, LPC

Director of Health and Counseling Services

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Last Updated: 10/19/21