Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT, Acting Director of Counseling Wanda’s work is rooted in her conviction that being in relationship is part of being created in God’s image and that the power of relationship to transform us is rooted in the work of the Spirit. She works from an integrated relational perspective and has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, The Gottman Approach, and Internal Family Systems. Wanda met her life partner, Ruth Anne when they were both students at PTS in the 1980’s. Their daughter is currently a college student and they also count Daisy, their Boston Terrier, as part of the family. Professionally, Wanda is a licensed couples, family, and sex therapist and ordained in the United Church of Christ. She graduated from Whitworth University, Princeton Theological Seminary and Council for Relationships (CFR) in Philadelphia. She served congregations in a variety of pastoral roles before joining CFR where she served over 20 years counseling individuals, couples and families, teaching in the Couple and Family Therapy Master’s program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, supervising graduate students, and serving as Director of two counseling offices.
Julie Collins is a Certified Body-Centered Psychotherapy Practitioner, with a specialization in nutrition and wellness interventions for mental health and addiction recovery. With a B.A. and M.A. in somatic (mind-body) and holistic (whole person) health and wellness, she is also trained in somatic approaches to trauma recovery, and movement-based expressive art modalities. Julie creates a safe and collaborative healing environment for individuals experiencing a range of concerns and limiting habits. These may include anxiety and depression, substance or behavioral addiction, health challenges, stress, lifestyle challenges such as sleep, organization/time management, concentration and focus, food and eating, or relating with others. Her main goal is helping clients access the body as a resource, and cultivate self-awareness and resilience that fosters greater freedom, ease, balance, and effectiveness in their lives … study, work, play, and relationships.
Maggie Furniss holds an M.A. and Ed.S. degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Board Certified Life Coach. Maggie has a background in fine arts and has training from the Gestalt Institute and the Psychodrama Institute and she incorporates expressive therapies techniques into counseling. Maggie’s approach focuses on exploring with clients how we are both creations and creators of our circumstances and how the collaborative process of therapy can be helpful in developing new and healthier thinking patterns and behaviors. She enjoys working with students who are experiencing difficulties with life transitions, relationships, depression, anxiety, and co-dependency.
Lynn Shell has worked in Princeton as a board certified Addictions and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, providing services to adults and adolescents since 2008. In addition to her clinical practice, Lynn is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing. Lynn earned a B.S. from Duke University, M.S.N. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. In February 2016, Lynn completed a 2-year fellowship in Integrated Medicine at the University of Arizona giving her the tools to incorporate both alternative and traditional treatment options to our clients. Using the concepts of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, Lynn takes a holistic approach in her care of patients and welcomes the collaboration between herself, the client, and other treating professionals.
Ryan McMillian holds a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School and a Post Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. For the past four years, he has worked for a group practice in Philadelphia, the Council For Relationships, as a Marriage and Family Therapist. The Huffington Post recognized Ryan in an article entitled “15 Black Male Therapist You Should Know.” Ryan brings together hospice chaplaincy experience coupled with a therapy background to train clergy and therapists on grief counseling techniques. He also has served as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter on issues concerning men, shame and anxiety. As a licensed minister in the Baptist church, Ryan explores spiritual concerns in a way that honors the clients’ spirituality and embraces their theological outlook. He is also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, which is used to offer wholeness to couples.
Sarah Yang Mumma is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has been practicing for ten years. Sarah received her Masters of Science in Social work from Columbia University and completed three years of post graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Smith College School for Social Work and is interning at a psychotherapy practice in Philadelphia that focuses on serving the LGBTQ population. Sarah moved to Princeton in 2015 for her spouse to attend Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to moving to Princeton, Sarah lived in Shanghai China for five years and worked for New York University’s Shanghai campus as a counselor.
***Information is shared between the Director of Student Counseling and on-campus counselors during the referral process and as needed to support the wellbeing of students, spouses, or couples engaged in on-campus counseling. If a student shares with part-time on-campus counselors a concern that relates to Title VI or Title IX, consultation with the Director of Student Counseling will take place to further support the student and clarify options to address the situation.