Counseling & Accessible Education Services Staff
Scott Strader, PhD, Director. Scott obtained his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has been licensed as a psychologist in Florida since 1995. His predoctoral internship was completed at the Ball State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center. He received his BA degree in psychology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and his master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. He has been director of the Eckerd College Counseling Center since 2005 and previously worked in community mental health settings with clients of all ages. His clinical interests include solutions-focused psychotherapy, working with gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/questioning individuals, multicultural psychology, and outcome measurements in psychotherapy. Scott is a member of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)
Trajana Thomas, PsyD, Staff Psychotherapist. Trajana (“Tre”) completed her PsyD in clinical psychology from Argosy University in Tampa, after receiving her M.A. in individual, couples, and family therapy from the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. degrees in French and Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her predoctoral residency was completed at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and her postdoctoral fellowship at New College of Florida. Tre’s clinical interests include identity development, social anxiety and self-image, diversity and social justice, behavioral addictions, coping with loss, and health psychology. Her therapy approach includes interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral interventions while employing positive psychology and mindfulness-based strategies. Tre strives to empower individuals with proactive coping skills to self-monitor stress management, cultivate resilience, and maximize functioning in a short-term treatment approach.
Sarah Siegrist, MS, Staff Psychotherapist. Sarah received both her BS and MS degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, as well as community mental health centers. Sarah is licensed in Florida as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and is a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). Her areas of interest include grief and loss issues, family dynamics, and issues related to developing and maintaining a sober lifestyle.
Bryanna Campbell, M.A., Psychology Extern. Bryanna is a doctoral candidate studying Clinical Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP) at Argosy University in Tampa. Bryanna has a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from FSPP. Her interests include family and relationship concerns, women's issues, interpersonal process psychotherapy, group therapy, and issues of cultural diversity. Bryanna approaches her clinical work from an integrative perspective, emphasizing developmental, interpersonal, and cultural dynamics.
Alexandra (Sandra) Hollander, Psychology Extern. Sandra received her Bachelor's degree in Human Development from Eckerd College in 2012. She is pursuing her Master's degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Born and raised in Germany, Sandra has also lived and worked in several different countries. She was employed in higher education in Chicago, IL and has taught at Gulfwinds Montessori in St. Petersburg, where she developed her interest in working with children, teenagers and young adults with a clinical focus in social media addiction and autism. Her therapy approach includes rational emotive behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral interventions, multicultural approaches, and mindfulness practices.
Cassandra (Cassie) Sines, M.A., Psychology Extern. Cassie is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology in Tampa where she recently completed her M.A. in the same department. Cassie has a B.A. in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, where she also worked as a Resident Advisor for 3 years. Her interests include working with college students, anxiety issues, substance abuse, and the impact of technology on people's mental health.
Justin Wright, M.A., Psychology Extern. Justin is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology in Tampa. Justin has his B.S. in Psychology from Lambuth University and his M.A. from Western Kentucky University in Clinical Psychology. His areas of interest include sports psychology, mindfulness, positive psychology, forensics, trauma and substance abuse. Justin approaches his clinical work from an integrative perspective while emphasizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and rational-emotive behavioral techniques.
Alicia Woods, Office Manager. Alicia has over 12 years of experience in medical billing and insurance claims. Prior to coming to Eckerd in October, 2004, she managed a private practice physician's office in St. Petersburg.