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Kristen Wheeler (Matthews)

Kristen remains active in both soccer and volleyball, as both were loves through high school and college. She was the goalie for Mary Washington's club team during her years at school and still continues to play in goal occasionally, but mostly on coed teams in the field. She spent 6 years as a physical therapy tech in a pediatric office in Richmond, Va. where she found a passion for helping kids with all abilities reach past their potential. She currently serves as an attendant for a few of the families she met at during her time as a tech, providing care and companionship to the kids while also continuing to push them towards their goals. Kristen married in 2018 and continues to beat her husband in soccer any chance she can. … [Read more...]

Michaela De Asis

I graduated from Mary Washington in 2016 with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I then went on to attend George Mason University for my Master of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization Degree and will be graduating in May 2018. I am passionate about working with children with anxiety and behavior issues and am expanding my knowledge and clinical skills in Play and Family Therapy under the supervision of Cathy Canfield, LCSW for my Clinical Placement. I also have experience providing in-home based case management services to the elderly on Medicaid in Washington, D.C. Additionally, I have worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for two faculty members at George Mason's MSW program from 2016-2018. I plan to continue providing therapy and case management services upon receiving my Master's in May and ultimately work on my licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. … [Read more...]

Leanna Papp (’14)

I began the doctoral program in Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. (Thank you for preparing me for grad school! Coincidentally, there's another UMW alum in my cohort but she got her BA in History - small world!) … [Read more...]

K. Elaine Williams (’74)

After obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University in 1992, I have been working as a specialist in treating people who have anxiety disorders. Before entering the doctoral program, I worked for several years in substance abuse and community mental health programs. … [Read more...]

Kelsey Williams

After finishing her Master's in Elementary Education at UMW, Kelsey decided to switch career paths and become a Child Life Specialist. She recently started working in this field at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Kelsey works with pediatric patients and their families to help them cope with hospitalization, surgery, and procedures using a variety of techniques, including play therapy, coping/relaxation strategies, developmentally appropriate education and preparation, and procedural support/distraction. … [Read more...]

Megan Graham

Received a master's in counseling psychology with a concentration in forensic counseling from Northeastern University in Boston in May 2010; completed Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health Professions requirements for licensure as mental health counselor this November. Currently employed as an individual, family, and group therapist at a nonprofit agency providing crisis stabilization and residential treatment for children ages four - 12. … [Read more...]

Ellen Murray

Completed a masters program in Child and Adolescent Psychology with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in August 2012 following completion of an applied research program titled, "Supporting Military Families Receiving Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy". Ellen works as a Case Supervisor with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) in Alexandria, VA, and is currently working on courses for completion of her BCBA, with Florida Institute of Technology. … [Read more...]

Jennifer Smith Hamner

Class of 2000; After finishing 9 years of work as a full-time guidance counselor, I became a stay-at-home mom to our first-born son, Zachary John in June 2011. Zachary is now 2-years old and recently became a big brother. My husband and I welcomed our daughter, Kathryn Joy into the world on November 24, 2012. … [Read more...]

Rosana Marzullo-Dove

Rosana Marzullo-Dove (’11) is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC. She has completed a Barcelona, Spain - study abroad program in the spring ’12 (Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Ethnically and Racially Diverse Populations) and is starting her first-year practicum in September ’12 at Williamsville Wellness in Hanover, VA, a residential facility for gambling addiction. Thanks Rosana Marzullo-Dove … [Read more...]