Meet Our Staff

We Are Here to Help You Succeed

There are many reasons why someone might seek counseling. Many people who attend counseling are bright, skilled, and stable people seeking help with problems in a specific area as well as personal growth and development. We believe that it takes a great deal of strength and courage to ask for help and support, and that seeking counseling is a sign of good mental health by showing that you are ready to take control of your life. The Student Counseling Center (SCC) values each person for their unique personality, experience, culture, and perspective.

 

Meet Our Staff

Each clinician is trained to assess and treat a wide variety of concerns, although some staff have particular areas of expertise. Clinicians also are available to consult on a variety of issues affecting student growth and development. If you are a new client and would like to meet with a specific clinician, you may request her or him. However, the first available appointment may be with a different provider. In that case, you would have a longer wait time for your first appointment.

Administrative Staff

Carvella A. Hudson
Executive Administrative Assistant
Ms. Hudson is the first person that will greet and speak with staff /students upon coming to the counseling center. When not at the counseling center, Ms. Hudson enjoys reading, dancing and exercising.

Tierra Major
Prevention and Outreach Program Coordinator
Ms. Major received her BS in Sociology from Tuskegee University. Ms. Major assists UMB students by providing prevention programs and initiating counseling center outreach across the UMB campus. When not at the counseling center, Ms. Major enjoys reorganizing her home and creating holistic remedies.

Clinical Staff

Emilia K. Petrillo, LCSW-C
Executive Director of Student Counseling Center & Educational Support and Disability Services
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
BSW, Skidmore College (N.Y.)
MSW, Columbia University (N.Y.)
Addictions Specialist: Adelphi University (N.Y.) and South Oaks Institute (N.Y.)
Professional interests: Counseling administration and promotion of mental health, multicultural counseling, men's issues, LGBTQIA+ sexual and gender identity concerns, social justice and empowerment, women of color experiences and Latina(o) Americans experiences, family of origin concerns
Theoretical orientation: Psychodynamic, multicultural, CBT, interpersonal process, mindfulness, and acceptance
Additional language: Spanish

Jenna Silverman, PhD
Clinical Director of Student Counseling Center, Licensed Psychologist
BA, Grinnell College
PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Professional interests: Interpersonal relationship concerns, body image and eating disorders, emotional regulation, multicultural and diversity awareness, cognitive therapy, group psychotherapy

Marquette Turner, PhD
Staff Psychologist/Training Director, Licensed Psychologist
BA, University of Virginia
PhD, Temple University
Professional interests: Anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, interpersonal relationship concerns
Theoretical orientation: Cognitive and behavioral approaches, integrative approaches

Cassandra (Cassie) Moon, PsyD
Staff Psychologist/Outreach Director, Licensed Psychologist
BS, University of Cincinnati
PsyD, Hawaii School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University
Professional interests: Life transitions, LGBTQIA+ issues, social justice and advocacy, trauma, self-esteem and self-compassion, stress management, emotion regulation, and interpersonal concerns
Theoretical orientation: Psychodynamic, integrative, multicultural, existential, person-centered, mindfulness, and dialectal-behavioral

Chaia N. Grubbs, LCSW-C
Senior Counselor/Referral Assistant, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
BA, Spelman College
MSW, University of Maryland Baltimore
Professional interests: Racial trauma, LGBTQIA+ issues, social justice and advocacy, perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, interpersonal relationship concerns, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, family of origin concerns, BIPOC experiences, and intimate partner violence 
Theoretical orientation: Psychodynamic, multicultural, liberation-focused, mindfulness, cognitive and behavioral approaches

Patricia Attman, MD
Psychiatrist
BA, Goucher College, Baltimore
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Professional interests: Psychopharmacology, neurobehavioral science, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, women’s issues, integrative health care 

Sharen Bisson, MD
Psychiatrist
BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University
Professional interests: Psychopharmacology, mood disorders, anxiety disorders