Counseling Center Staff
Vanessa Caldwell Jenkins, M.S., Senior Staff Counselor, Director
Vanessa Caldwell Jenkins received her M.S. degree in Criminal Justice and Counseling from Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at NOVA Southeastern University
Ms. Jenkins is actively involved in women services. She has been practicing as a counselor for the past 17 years. Ms. Jenkins is a former member of Jerry Kilgore’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advisory Board, a current board member of Virginia Batterers Certification Board, a board member of Norfolk Drug Foundation, and a Spartan Leadership Institute participant. She is also the current chairperson for the NSU Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).
Dr. Douglas J. Newsome, Ed. D., Clinical Director
Dr. Newsome earned his Ed. D. from Nova Southeastern University in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Conflict Resolution. He obtained his M.A. from Norfolk State University in Community Clinical Psychology and his B.A. from Norfolk State University in Psychology.
Dr. Newsome is a Licensed Professional Counselor; Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner; and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider.
Arkitia Pegram-Crawley, M.S., Staff Counselor
Arkitia Pegram-Crawley is a graduate of South University, where she received her M.A. in Professional Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Norfolk State University.
Graduate Student Counselors
Graduate student counselors also provide counseling services at the Center. They are closely supervised in their work by senior counselor staff. The graduate students who provide services at the Counseling Center are enrolled in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, NSU Masters Program in Clinical Psychology, and NSU Masters Program in Social Work.