Alissa L Brown, PsyD
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Dr. Brown joined Cabrini’s Counseling and Psychological Services as Director in 2018, with over 15 years of experience working with college students and young adults through her work at the University of Rochester, University of the Sciences, and in private practice. She is licensed as a Psychologist in Pennsylvania. Dr. Brown received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship in the counseling center at the University of Rochester in New York. She has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill College, and University of the Sciences, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychopathology, Supervision, and Consultation, and graduate internship/externship/practicum supervision seminars. She has been providing direct counseling and clinical services since 2002, with a specialized interest in working with college students, identity development issues, life transitions, grief and bereavement, anxiety, and depression. She also enjoys supporting the growth of new professionals in the mental health fields and has been providing clinical supervision to graduate trainees since 2006. In addition to her work with college students, Dr. Brown has worked in the public school system, private practice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, crisis response centers, and community mental health. She is passionate about supporting the holistic wellbeing, growth, and development of college students through fostering an environment where students can safely explore their strengths and growth opportunities, develop healthy strategies for coping with life’s challenges, and create a life of meaning and purpose.
Hillary A. Graham MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Degrees and Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania MS in Counseling from Chestnut Hill College (PA) Specialization in Trauma-Focused CBT from Chestnut Hill College (PA) BA in Clinical Psychology from Temple University
These are remarkable times, as we respond to the changes brought on by COVID-19! I have been privileged to work alongside people of all ages, races, and beliefs, which has offered me the advantage of a wide perspective on life. One of my main goals is to help you integrate the solutions we discover in session into your daily life. I have dedicated my professional life to gaining the skills to partner with you, so you can feel excited and encouraged to consider your life and all its purposes with confidence with renewed happiness.
Topics I Address: I have advanced training in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, family therapy, and career challenges/transitions. In addition, my professional experience has afforded me the opportunity to be able to respond to numerous counseling topics. Every single person with whom I enter a therapy session is unique and my response to their needs is tailored to best meet their goals. I look forward to partnering with you to find mindful solutions to challenges and desires you have in your life
My Thoughts about the Therapeutic Process: The decision to come to therapy represents a new time of change; when you recognize the disparity between what you are currently experiencing and what you would like to experience. Therapy provides an opportunity to respect oneself and one’s desire to gain self-awareness, insight and to create a new path towards greater self and life fulfillment. Engagement in regular therapy sessions respects and honors you and your desire to initiate, maintain and celebrate desired changes in life.
Bryan Peightal, PsyD
Dr. Bryan Peightal is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined the Cabrini counseling staff in August 2019. Prior to that, he had worked in college counseling centers at both University of the Sciences and Bryn Athyn College, as well as maintaining a private practice specializing in providing therapeutic and testing services for individuals across the lifespan diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Bryan integrates psychodynamic and systemic theories into his practice. He believes that interpersonal relationships and systemic dynamics, as well as one’s search for meaning and insight, are the vehicles in which positive change can occur. Bryan appreciates the unique nature of each of his clients and thinks the beauty of therapy is tailoring his approach to each person he gets the opportunity to engage with clinically. Bryan received his PsyD in Clinical Psychology, as well as his MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, from Chestnut Hill College. He completed his undergraduate education in Psychology at Temple University.
Evelyn Jones Busby, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Morgan Tannoia, MS
Morgan Tannoia endorses a client-centered approach that involves collaboration between therapist and client in understanding the individual’s needs and strengths. Her clinical interests include but are not limited to trauma, transitions across the lifetime, attachment, human diversity, and empowerment. Morgan is trained in psychodynamic and systems theories, and utilizes an integrated approach employing various interventions from different schools of thought. Prior to this clinical practicum, she gained experience in psychodiagnostic assessment at Rutgers University. She also has experience and clinical interest in group and individual counseling in forensic settings. Morgan received a BA in Psychology at Stockton University and a MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. She is currently in her fourth year of the Psy.D. Clinical Psychology program at Chestnut Hill College.
Naylah Toole is a Graduate Intern working with the Counseling staff for the first time this year. She is currently a third-year Graduate Student studying Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Trauma Studies at Eastern University. While at Eastern, Naylah works as a Graduate Mentor for the College Success Program (CSP). The CSP serves as a support program to undergraduate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by offering individual and group services. She received a B.A in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2019.