As part of an effort to increase partnership with cultural and academic-based communities of students at USC, Counseling and Mental Health Services in USC Student Health have designated the following embedded counselors and liaisons for mental health outreach and development of relationships with members of the community. Embedded counselors provide therapy services during their weekly schedules for their populations; liaisons work with program leads to develop programs that are responsive to the community’s needs. Both roles focus on community engagement, outreach, and prevention needs. Social justice, mental health, wellbeing, connectedness, and resiliency are typically the focus while increasing help seeking behaviors, decreasing stigma, and increase accessibility.
Kelly Greco, Psy.D., assistant director for outreach; Summer Zapata, Psy.D., assistant director for graduate student counseling; and Edden Agonafer, Psy.D. multicultural coordinator at Counseling and Mental Health Services in USC Student Health all provide guidance on the programs listed below.
All clinicians are licensed mental health professionals who are clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Keck School of Medicine of USC. All programs and client services of Counseling and Mental Health Services is made possible by the USC Student Health Fee.
Hua Wen, LMFT, Embedded Counselor, APASS
Elizabeth Reyes, Ph.D., Embedded Counselor, La CASA
Kendra Archer, LCSW, Embedded Counselor, CBCSA
Dakari Quimby, Ph.D. (starting 10/1/20), Embedded Counselor, CBCSA
Mary Weber, LMFT, Embedded Counselor, LGBT Resource Center
Matthew Brinkley, Psy.D., Embedded Counselor LGBT Resource Center
Ayoung (Alice) Phang, Ph.D., Embedded Counselor, Office of International Services
Paul Zawacki, LCSW, Embedded Counselor, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Charlie Padow, LCSW, Embedded Counselor, USC Gould School of Law
Erika Nanes, LMFT, Embedded Counselor, USC Gould School of Law
Sarah Schreiber, LCSW, Community Mental Health Liaison for the USC Office of Religious Life
Kathy Rojas, LCSW, Community Mental Health Liaison for the USC Veterans Resource Center
Melissa Pottash, LCSW, Community Mental Health Liaison for USC First Gen Student Programs