Meet the Dornsife Embedded Counselors

To make an appointment with these embedded counselors, Dornsife students can log in to MySHR. 

Navigate to Appointments > Counseling and Mental Health > Initial Appointment > Embedded Therapist (Dornsife College)

The Screenshot Guide and Appointment Guide are available to help you navigate.

Note: If you would like to connect with a specific therapist, contact Student Health at 213-740-9355 (WELL) or send an email to studenthealth@usc.edu to reach the Counseling and Mental Health scheduling desk.

Riley Davis

I received my Master of Art in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley. As a provider I show up with openness, humor, creativity and heart. My work is inspired by many approaches including Mindfulness & body-oriented practices. I am excited to collaborate with Dornsife students – tapping into and building upon the abundant wisdom and skills that all students possess in reaching their unique and self-defined goals. I am queer, nonbinary and I use they/them pronouns.

What interests you about working with the Dornsife students?

  • I’m excited to work with a student community that has so many different passions and skills represented within!

What do you do to “de-stress”?

  • To destress I cook, go for walks outside, ride my bike, have a call with a friend who makes me laugh, read, watch a show or put on a favorite song and have a solo dance party.

Jiyun Kang

I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University in Indiana. As a first-generation immigrant and a former international student, I am passionate about working with students with multicultural backgrounds. My professional interests include: ADHD, anxiety, depression, career, relationship, intersecting identities, and bilingual counseling (English and Korean).

What interests you about working with the students in Dornsife?

  • I love the diversity of the majors/minors in Dornsife, which will give me an opportunity to work with diverse students with various challenges.

Do you have a favorite quote that keeps you motivated?

  • “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~Carl Gustav Jung

What do you do to “de-stress”?

  • Read detective books, watch animation movies, sing, and practice mindful cooking and baking.

Tiffany Nakamura

  • I was born and raised in O’ahu, Hawai’i and am an identical twin!  I attended the University of San Diego for my undergraduate degree in psychology as well as my graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling.  My clinical expertise and interests are in Asian American mental health as well as Eating Disorders (I spent nearly a decade treating them at UCSD).  I also enjoy research and am interested in treatment development and outcomes of Eating Disorders, particularly with Dialectical Behavior Therapy and radically open Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I culturally identify as a second-generation Okinawan-Japanese American.

What interests you about working with the students in Dornsife?

  • Having had a liberal arts education in an environment where diversity was poorly represented, I’m passionate about working with more diverse and marginalized communities, with the goal of empowerment and success, in whatever capacity that means for the student.  I was also pre-health for most of my undergraduate years and understand the rigors, stress, and pressure of a pre-health experience.  I strive to make mental health more accessible and work to de-stigmatize what it means to get help.  I’m excited to work with students of Dornsife to cultivate a place of support, safety, trust, and respect that ultimately allows each student to achieve their goals and life worth living!

Do you have a favorite quote that keeps you motivated?\

  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Laozi

What do you do to destress?

  • Cuddle with my pups, do yoga (I’m a certified yoga instructor), play video games, rock climb, and explore the foodie scene.

Kathy Rojas

I have a B.A from Occidental College in psychology and an MSW from USC with a concentration in Work & Life and a subconcentration in Military Culture. I am currently the liaison with the Veterans Resource Center.  I have a special interest in working with BIPOC students, first generation students, Veterans, survivors of trauma, students living with chronic illness and STEM students.

What interests you about working with the students in Dornsife?

  • I like to work with students from a wide range of academic interests and backgrounds which Dornsife provides. I also like the idea of being available to students outside of a medical setting.

What do you do to “de-stress”?

  • I like to de-stress by making time and space to be alone and recharge my introvert battery.

Sabrina Schoenberg

I received my BA in Behavior Biology at Johns Hopkins University and my MSW at USC! My professional interests include college mental health, crisis intervention, anxiety, identity development, family issues, women’s issues, bipolar disorder, intergenerational trauma, and deepening personal connections. I believe that culture, family, and systems affect our mental health and I practice with an awareness of this. I believe that you are the expert in your personal culture and identities!

What interests you about working with the students in Dornsife? 

  • Many of my personal interests and my undergrad major would have been within Dornsife. I enjoy relationship-building and look forward to the opportunity to get to know the leadership and school and to help build a culture that supports student wellness! I am also passionate about decreasing barriers and stigma to seeking mental health support and think having counselors in an academic center is an exciting step!

Do you have a favorite quote that keeps you motivated? 

  • I don’t really have a favorite quote, but I keep a note of inspirational moments in my life that keeps me motivated.

What do you do to “de-stress”?

  • I play with my adorable dog, sing, take barre classes and talk with friends and family.