Staff and Hours

No appointments are needed during DROP-IN HOUR (1-2 PM WEEKDAYS). If you are not able to stop by during this time we ask that you make an appointment.

Counseling Services staff is not available after hours or on weekends except in situations of extreme emergencies.  In those instances a member of the staff will be contacted by Safety and Security or other University staff. 

Counseling Services Staff

Director

Meghan K. O'Meara, LPC

Meg O’Meara, MA, NCC, LPC, is the director of Jefferson University – East Falls Counseling Services since 2017. Previous to coming to Jefferson, she was the Assistant Director of Counseling and Coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drug Program at Arcadia University.  She is an Adjunct Faculty member in the graduate Counseling Program at Rosemont College and an Adjunct for Community College of Philadelphia teaching classes in their Behavioral Health & Human Services Department.

Meg also coached Division I field hockey at a local University after playing for four years at the University of Delaware. While working at Jefferson – East Falls, it is Meg’s desire to work with and support students during this critical phase of developing personhood. She recognizes that equipping students with problem-solving and decision-making skills will make a lifelong impact on their ability to face life’s challenges. In her time away from the office Meg enjoys spending time with her family and friends, checking out local sporting events, and cross-fitting.  

 

Assistant Director

Susan Nagy, LCSW

After earning her graduate degree in Social Services from Bryn Mawr College, Susan worked in a variety of settings including college counseling, community mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, and private practice. Through her experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various settings, Susan has developed a passion for helping young adults navigate the unique transitional issues and developmental tasks that may arise during late adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Susan views therapy as a collaborative, solution focused effort so that each individual client will experience a process which works best for them.

 

Counselor

Kristina Lohre, LCSW

Kristina Lohre, LCSW, has been working as a counselor for over 15 years and is in her 3rd year working at Jefferson. While living in Philly, she has worked in many different areas of the city – volunteering at CHOP, doing field research with Penn’s Graduate School of Education, working as a counselor at Renfrew’s Residential Treatment Center and then as a supervisor and team leader at Renfrew’s Day Treatment Program. While living in New York City for 8 years, she worked in community mental health centers in Brooklyn and Queens and as a school social worker for a charter school’s inaugural year.

Kristina was drawn to college mental health after a year spent interning at NYU’s Counseling Center and since arriving at Jefferson she has created mindfulness workshops for students, a grief group, and a group for women with eating or body image concerns. She has received training in various evidence based therapies including mindfulness techniques, clinical hypnosis, and cognitive behavioral therapies and continues to integrate her skills to serve the needs of each individual who walks through her door.

The unique community of PhilaU and now Jefferson has been a favorite place to work and she is constantly challenged and inspired by those who come into her office and share their stories. Kristina's interests and endeavors include writing about mindfulness, yoga, her family and friends, her lovely urban neighborhood of Queen Village, and advocating for preventing burnout in mental health workers and similar helpers.   

 

Consulting Psychiatrist

Eileen Bazelon, MD

Clinical Interns

Candace Stone

Candace Stone is currently a graduate student at Eastern University. She is working towards a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Trauma Studies. Candace earned a B.A. in Psychology from the Richard Stockton University.

In 2010, Candace relocated to the District of Columbia for a semester of leadership training and engagement as part of the Washington Internship Program. In 2011, Candace lived aboard the MV Explorer for four months, traveling, and studying internationally as a participant of the Semester at Sea program.  In 2012, Candace relocated to New Orleans to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer for several months through the City Year program.

Candace has had experience working in mental health services and school settings with at-risk youth and families throughout Camden, Trenton, and Philadelphia. Some of her favorite self-care activities includes writing songs and poetry, crocheting, couponing, aromatherapy, D.I.Y. projects, and nature walks.

 

Lee Bard II

Lee is a first year masters-level intern in Counseling Services. Lee studies Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Villanova University and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science at Ball State University in Indiana. During his time at Ball State University, Lee worked for three years on the Diversity Outreach Team facilitating LGBTQ+ ally training, facilitating programming to connect international and domestic students, and educating various student populations about topics relating to women and gender, LGBTQ+ issues, and multiculturalism.

At Jefferson - East Falls, Lee hopes to support professional staff in their continued efforts to tailor opportunities available through Counseling Services to the needs of students. He also hopes to help students explore their own identities and beliefs as they explore a new, challenging, and exciting chapter of their lives. In his free time, Lee enjoys film, theater, working out, and spending time with friends and family.