The providers of Counseling Center consist of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Psychologist who are dedicated to the personal growth and development of Longwood students. Advanced graduate student interns also provide counseling services under the supervision of the professional staff.
We invite you to take some time and browse the biographies below and to ask about your counselor's background and training. It is important that you have confidence in your counselor and her/his ability to help you.
The Counseling Center staff request that you do not use e-mail to set up an appointment, as these messages are not confidential and we cannot always respond to your message in a timely manner. If you would like to set up an appointment, you may stop by our office or call (434) 395-2409.
Maureen J. Walls-McKay, Psy.D.
I'm glad you are checking out the Counseling Center website and hope you find the information you are looking for to help you or your friend make a healthy next step. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of the Counseling Center. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and I spent my internship year at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center. In 1995, I relocated from Pittsburgh to Farmville to join the Longwood community.
Although I am a generalist, areas of professional interest include solution-focused treatment of depression, anxiety, grief / bereavement, family issues, adjusting to change / life transitions, relationship concerns, and resiliency following trauma. My approach is respectful and empowering, and focuses on helping each student to become more intentional about the changes they wish to make. I view my work with students as a privilege as they continue their journey and create the life they desire and deserve.
In addition to providing individual sessions to students, I enjoy a number of additional roles at Longwood. I am happy to present to a club/organization/classroom/residence hall to speak about wellness and mental health. I also teach Longwood Seminar and a number of classes in the College and Community Counseling graduate program. I am proud to be the faculty advisor and to work with an amazing group of Citizen Leaders as they plan the annual Relay for Life event on campus. I serve on many campus wide committees, including the Sustainability Committee, and First Year Reading Selection Committee. You will also see me working out in the Health & Fitness Center during the early morning spinning class and eating in the d-hall most every day at noon.
The joys associated with my personal life include a wonderful husband (Bluegrass Billy), two yellow labs (Mason and Harley), a cat (Summer June Bug), many fabulous friends, and family. Bill and I enjoy hosting dinner parties and theme parties at our home and I enjoy scouting out the next antique to carry home (especially wooden boxes/crates), the newest paperweight to add to the collection, and a fun Curious George item to join the growing homage to the mischievous monkey. I also strive to be more and more sustainable with each day (which is why my favorite 7 year-old sometimes calls me "Green Maureen") and one reason I commute on my three-wheeled scooter whenever possible.
I was born in Lakeland, Fl. When I was four my family moved to Farmville where I remained until the end of high school. Following high school, I attended Appalachian State University where I received a B.S. in psychology.
During my time in high school and college I had a variety of jobs; all of them outdoors. I became an employee of Longwood University in April 2006. Outside of work I enjoy a multitude of activities such as gardening, going to the movies, traveling, and hanging out with my sweetheart. One of my favorite activities is fishing.
David Davino, Ph.D.
Although I was born and raised in Massachusetts, virtually all my higher education has been out of state. In 1994, I graduated from the College of Wooster with a major in political science and a minor in psychology. My focus in a career path in psychology shortly followed after graduation where I worked as a residential counselor for a non-profit organization assisting people with serious mental illness to adapt to independent living. I was later accepted into the James Madison University's community counseling program and graduated with a M.A. and an Ed.S. During my time at JMU, I was fortunate to intern at the university's counseling center.
From 2000-2005, I worked for Valley Community Services Board as an Access/Crisis Clinician. My job responsibilities included counseling, screening for social detox, prescreening for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, and crisis intervention. In 2003, I became a licensed professional counselor (LPC) for the state of Virginia. In 2005, I was accepted in West Virginia University's counseling psychology doctoral program. My practicum experiences at WVU included working two years at the university's college counseling center and a one year practicum at Allegheny General Hospital in neuropsychology. I completed a pre-doctoral internship at the university counseling center at The University of Memphis.
I was offered a job as a counselor at the Longwood University's Counseling Center which I happily accepted. I also serve as Training Coordinator. My professional interests include stress management, career concerns, depression, gender issues, couples/interpersonal relationship concerns, and gay/lesbian/bisexual issues. In my spare time, I enjoy movies of all kind. I am also eclectic in my reading interests which range from literature, popular fiction, philosophy, political science, and of course, psychology. I find cooking to be a "Zen-like" experience and have collected many Italian recipes from my father. Growing up in Massachusetts has made me a big Boston sports fan and I follow the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.
My name is Tami Strout. I am a counseling intern at Longwood University for the 2013-2014 academic year under the clinical supervision of Dr. David Davino (Licensed Professional Counselor). I am also a third-year graduate student at Lynchburg College working toward the completion of my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Among my academic/professional interests are the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, the role of diet and exercise in mental health, exploration of self, career counseling, and recovery from trauma. I primarily counsel from a Cognitive Behavioral orientation informed by Feminist Theory. I enjoy professional research and working with the students, faculty, and staff here at Longwood.
When not at Longwood (or LC) I spend time with my husband, three children, a few food friends, four cockateils, and a guinea pig. I also enjoy hiking, crafting, cooking, reading, shopping, music, and exploring all that Virginia has to offer. I will someday see the world - one vacation at a time.
I grew up about an hour away from Farmville in Chesterfield County. I attended Longwood University for my undergraduate degree in psychology, and after graduation I moved to northern Virginia to look for work. After two years of working in northern Virginia as an administrative assistant, I knew my heart was still set on becoming a counselor, so I returned to Farmville to pursue my master’s degree in mental health counseling. I am in my final year of the counselor education program, and am thrilled to be part of such a positive group of students and faculty. I am a counseling intern at Longwood University for the 2013-2014 academic year under the clinical supervision of Dr. Mindy Moellmer.
You may see me on campus in the study abroad office working as a graduate assistant for the Office of International Affairs. You can also frequently find me in the gym taking one of my favorite group fitness classes, like kickboxing or Body Pump. Between work and classes, I enjoy sampling the sushi in the student union.
In my free time, I love to cook, especially trying out new vegan or vegetarian recipes. I also enjoy hiking, fishing, reading, going to concerts, and I am a huge football fan (go Cowboys!).
Counseling Graduate Assistant
I feel privileged to share that I have grown up in a large and loving Puerto Rican family. Food, dancing, friends and loved ones have always been focal points in my life. Born and raised in the D.C. Metropolitan area I obtained my higher education at Southern Virginia institutions. I graduated from Radford University in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Dance Education. Immediately thereafter, I relocated to Farmville, Virginia to begin my graduate studies in counseling at Longwood University. I am a counseling graduate assistant at Longwood University for the Spring 2014 term under the clinical supervision of Dr. Maureen Walls-McKay (Licensed Clinical Psychologist). I am looking forward to completing a dual Master of Science in School and Mental Health Counseling in May 2014.
While in Farmville, I worked at Centra Southside Community Hospital in the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Department as a medical office receptionist. Prior to commencing my third and final year of study in the Counselor Education Program, I completed 300 hours of my graduate internship with the City of Alexandria, Department of Community and Human Services, Child Welfare Division. My work there in the Child Assessment and Treatment Center for Health (CATCH) program, provided me the opportunity to learn about at-risk children and families and foster care. I am delighted with the opportunity to expand my versatility and skill set as a developing counselor, and to collaborate with other students. I look forward to serving the Longwood community at the Counseling Center!
Michael E. Judd, M.D.
Adult/General and Adolescent Psychiatry
M.D., Ross University School of Medicine, 1987
General psychiatry residency, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2001
Practicing in Lynchburg since July, 2001
Board Certified in Psychiatry
Specialty areas: Mood and anxiety disorders, women's mental health issues, and student health.