New Leaf Clinic Interns

Doctoral Interns
 
Nathaniel Mason

Nathaniel Mason is a first year doctoral student at William & Mary in the Clinical Mental Health & Addictions Counseling program. "I got into counseling through a myriad of self-discovery, meditative spiritual work, and learning to not always have normative judgments of the world around me. I feel passionately that addictions cover a wide-range of one's life outside the standard association of drugs and alcohol. Attention, affirmation, sex, and other facets of interpersonal dynamics can manifest themselves in a powerful addiction cycle, which is where I felt the 'community' piece fit in perfectly with my professional interests. These are struggles that everyone navigates through at some point or another. I have personally felt more content and peaceful in the last few years and am happy to share my discoveries through our counseling services. You deserve to feel content because you're worth it."

 
Leila Warraich

Leila Warraich is a first year doctoral student at William & Mary pursuing a Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision. Leila completed her MS in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in May 2018. While in her masters she interned at Advanced Behavioral Health working with children, families and adults on Medical Assistance in Baltimore City. She also used to work on campus at Hopkins facilitating BASICS sessions for students with the Health Education office. Leila is very passionate about mental health and especially in eliminating stigma surrounding treatment. She is looking forward to working with clients at the New Leaf clinic this year!

Second Year Master's Interns
 
Grace DeVries

Grace DeVries is a second year student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.Ed. program. She graduated from the University of Richmond in 2016 with degrees in both History and Psychology. Grace enjoys working with college students and takes a collaborative approach to support clients through their unique college journey. After her Practicum experience working with court-mandated clients who struggled with substance abuse, Grace decided to combine her interest in the substance abuse field with her desire to work with college students though this position at the New Leaf Clinic. In addition to this position, she is also an intern with the Christopher Newport University Office of Counseling Services.

 
Jenna Dickerson

Jenna Dickerson is a second year Master's student in the Clinical Mental Health & Addictions Counseling program. Jenna graduated this past May from the University of Virginia, where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies. She began interning at the New Leaf clinic in the beginning of her first semester at William & Mary. During her time at the University of Virginia, Jenna became involved with a mentoring program connecting college students with at-risk middle school girls in the Charlottesville area. Through three years and several roles within the program, she began to realize that mental health and substance abuse issues affect everyone, no matter their age, race, gender, or sexuality and knew without a doubt that this is the population she wants to help. Jenna hopes to pursue mental health counseling at the collegiate level while attempting to raise awareness of the addiction issues that often go unaddressed on college campuses.

 
Mariah Sinden

Mariah Sinden is a second year Master's student in the Clinical Mental Health & Addictions Counseling program. Mariah's interest in human behavior and thought was first sparked through her undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia. Over the past couple years she has experienced immense self-discovery and personal growth by dedicating herself to yoga practice, exploring mindfulness practices, and confronting her own substance issues in therapy, and she is eager to offer insights and guidance to others through counseling so they too can find empowerment to change. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, Mariah has found deep fulfillment guiding others down a path to better physical and mental well-being, and she hopes to continue in that pursuit by integrating yogic and meditative practices with mental health counseling in the form of yoga therapy.

 
Madeline Vann

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 who are living with substance abuse or are in recovery  She currently serves as a member of the statewide Behavioral Health Study Committee for the Virginia League of Women Voters, is a ParksRX Ambassador (www.gwaparkrx.com), and is an active Master Naturalist, with a focus on introducing young people and families to Virginia’s forests and wildlife.

 
Chain Wang

Chain Wang is a second year Master's student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Chain graduated from College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy in 2017. He spent his first year practicum working with adolescents who have substance abuse issues and part of his second year internship as an LGBT counselor. He has a broad interest in areas related with substance abuse, sports psychology, and LGBTQ and sexuality issues. He is very excited to join New Leaf and provide a safe place for students who need it.

First Year Master's Interns
 
Michael Noel

Michael Noel is a first year Master's student in the Clinical Mental Health & Addictions Counseling program. Michael graduated in 2017, with a B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University. Since graduating he has worked as a Behavioral Support Clinician, working with children diagnosed with autism. However, he believes that his philosophy is more directly influenced from his time as an undergraduate student, where he was a part of two research teams; one examining purpose in life, and another delving into the effects of illicit substances. "It is my firm belief, that the best application of these experiences is to apply them equally to the field of substance abuse counseling."

 
 
Deborah Park

Deborah G. Park is a first year Master's student in the Clinical Mental Health & Addictions Counseling program. Deborah earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature & Culture from Yonsei University. She is excited to work with clients at the New Leaf Clinic. She hopes to walk alongside her clients on their journey to inner peace and well-being.