William Nation, Ph.D.
I received my PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and joined the JHU Counseling center for my internship training in 2020, then as a permanent staff member in fall 2021. Before that I completed my master’s degree at Loyola University Chicago and my bachelor’s degree at a tiny liberal arts college, Cornell College. My training has taken place in community mental health, college counseling center, and private practice settings, giving me a wide view of the mental health world. My primary clinical and research interests are in social isolation, especially in how people react to and understand isolation and disconnection. Clinically I also focus on integrating nerd culture and gaming into therapy spaces, such as utilizing Dungeons and Dragons to help groups foster connection and learn social skills. I most commonly work with depression, anxiety, disconnection, and questions of meaning and life change. My main focus as a therapist is on the big picture, what my clients want/need and how to get there. For me the most important thing is that my clients life meaningful lives to their own definition, I just do my best to customize treatment spaces to help the process along. Along the way we figure out what works and what doesn’t, hopefully building a new and more useful system. In my capacity at JHU I also have a strong focus on issues of social justice and advocacy, as sometimes the systems that need to change are not our internal ones.
When not at work I enjoy gaming of all types, especially those that tell stories. I spend time with my dog, watch sports, and consume media like comics and movies. In a world where it is safe to do so, I also enjoy going to fandom conventions, concerts, and sporting events of all types.
Morgan Christie, Ph.D.
Staff Counselor/Coordinator of Services for FLI Students
Susana Ferradas, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Training, Senior Staff Psychologist
Fred Gager, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services
Devonna Jacobs, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Services for LGBTQ Students