Student Co-Directors
Colin VaughColin Vaughn, M.Ed. - Clinical Director

Colin Vaughn is a third-year doctoral student at William & Mary, pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. He previously worked as an Intensive In-Home Family Therapist in the Middle Peninsula /Northern Neck region of Virginia. Colin believes in the strengths of families and the ability of family members to come together to support one another during difficult times.



Jeremy Goshorn, M.S. - Assistant Clinical Director jeremy_goshorn.jpg

Jeremy is a second-year doctoral student (Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision) at William & Mary. Jeremy completed his master's in College Counseling at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Jeremy's clinical experience includes individual, grief and loss, family counseling, and substance use/addictions counseling. Jeremy enjoys meeting new families, finding their strengths, care, and love for each other, and working together to reach their counseling goals. 

Doctoral Level Staff
Laura Pignato
Laura Pignato, M.S.

Laura Pignato is a third-year doctoral student (Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision) at William & Mary. She received a B.A. in Sociology and B.S. in Psychology at Louisiana State University. Afterwards, she continued her education at Loyola University New Orleans where she received a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Currently, her research interests include intersectionality curriculum in counselor education and betrayal trauma, specifically focusing on counselors’ awareness of marginalized populations in family counseling, especially Latina females and intimate partner violence. Following her passion for advocacy, she is serving on the American Counseling Association graduate student committee and a student representative for the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Sean Newhart
Sean Newhart, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCC

Sean is a third-year doctoral student in Counselor Education & Supervision program at William & Mary. He received a B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University and a Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University. Sean’s past clinical experience includes working in a partial hospitalization program, working as a direct care staff in a group home, and working in a college counseling center. Sean currently works as a counselor in the New Horizons Family Clinic as well as serving as a counselor at Christopher Newport University’s Office of Counseling Services. His clinical and research interests include counselor advocacy, college student development, and the influence of family support on adolescent development. Sean enjoys live music, history, and outdoor activities.

Nancy Chae, M.S., LCPC (MD), NCC, NCSCNancy Chae

Nancy is a second-year doctoral student in the Counselor Education & Supervision program at William & Mary. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland, and a national certified counselor and national certified school counselor. She earned her BA from the University of Virginia, and MS in School Counseling and PMC in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Nancy previously worked as a school counselor in Baltimore City. She enjoys supporting PreK-12 students and families, especially those from underrepresented populations. 

David Gosling, NCC
David Gosling
David is a second-year doctoral student in Counselor Education & Supervision program at William & Mary. David is a nationally certified counselor with research focused on combat experience, police work, and immigrant communities. His former work is in adventure therapy, policing, and the military. He has hopes of one day starting a program that brings veterans and troubled teens together in a wilderness therapy setting.


Shuhui Fan, M.S., NCC
Shuhui Fan

Fan is a second-year doctoral student in Counselor Education & Supervision program at William & Mary. She received her B.S. in Applied Psychology from Southwestern University in China and M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University. Fan's clinical work experience includes working in a school, a mental health agency, a substance abuse agency, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) company. Her research interests include multicultural counseling, multicultural supervision, and counselor education and globalization.


Masters Level Staff

Abigail HarrisAbigail Harris

Abigail is a second year Master's student in the Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling program at William & Mary. Abigail graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University. In her undergraduate years, she worked with special needs preschool students, and has had extensive experience with childcare throughout her life. At the practicum level, Abigail worked with bereaved clients and individuals who are part of the elderly community. She has a passion for working with families, and uses a structural therapeutic approach in order to ignite change within a family. 

Philippa ChinPhilippa Chin

Philippa is a Master’s student in the Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling program at William & Mary. Growing up in England and Jamaica has led to her interest and implementation of a multicultural perspective in her counseling sessions. She has also lived in New York, Florida and the Washington DC area, where she worked for 20 years in the financial and cosmetology fields. Philippa brings years of varied life experience to New Horizons! Her prior counseling experience involves addictions support groups and co-parenting. Her hope after graduation is to work with couples and families from a wide range of varying backgrounds and lifestyles, to promote healthy communication and understanding within the home.


Madeline Vann, MPHmaddie_vann2.jpg

Madeline has a Master’s in Public Health degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, and completed her undergraduate training in Psychology and Communications from Trinity University in San Antonio. She completed a family therapy practicum at the Middle Peninsula Northern Neck CSB and has volunteered locally with programs assisting adults living through homelessness. Madeline is interested in trauma-informed care, working with multi-stressed families and couples, and including nature, art, storytelling, movement, play, and other expressive media in her work with clients. She currently serves as a member of the statewide Behavioral Health Study Committee for the Virginia League of Women Voters, is a ParksRX Ambassador (, and is an active Master Naturalist, with a focus on introducing young people and families to Virginia’s forests and wildlife.

Amber ButlerAmber Butler

Amber is a second year Master's student in the Couples, Marriage & Family Counseling program at William & Mary. Amber graduated from The University of Virginia in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Bioethics. As an undergraduate, she had a position providing residential and community-based services to at-risk youth. Following her undergraduate education, she has been working as a community-based counselor providing intensive in-home  counseling (family and individual sessions) as well as mental health skill-building services to members of the Williamsburg and Newport News community.  At the practicum level, Amber has provided therapy to clients of all ages. She has worked with those who have intellectual disability, schizophrenia, depression, trauma, anxiety, and various other clinical mental health diagnoses. As a family therapist, Amber enjoys working with families with adolescents as well as couples/close relationships. Following this program, Amber would love to use her counseling skills to work with military families. 

Elizabeth Scott, MMSelizabeth_scott.jpg

Elizabeth is a second year Master's student in the Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling program at William & Mary.  She received a BA in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, and a Master's in Medical Science from Emory University's Physician Assistant program. After working for many years as a Cardiothoracic Surgery PA in hospital based practices, she hopes to broaden her caregiver role to include mental health.  Following graduation Elizabeth is interested in helping couples and families achieve mental, spiritual and physical wellness, with a specific focus on integrating her clinical experience as a PA to counsel health care workers, and families with members suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses.