Contact us

Due to confidentiality concerns, please do not email Counseling Services staff directly. Students may contact Counseling Services staff by using our secure MyHealth portal. Students may log into the portal by entering their Network username and password.

 

Elizabeth Jodoin

Elizabeth Jodoin, Ph.D.

Director of Counseling Services
864-503-5195

Dr. Elizabeth Jodoin is the Director of Counseling Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate. She obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, focusing her research on college counseling and college student mental health. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Springfield College and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Jodoin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and Georgia, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina, and a Board Certified – Telemental Health Provider.


Elizabeth Amoroso

Elizabeth Amoroso

Administrative Assistant
864-503-5195

Beth is our full-time administrative assistant in Counseling Services. She has over 10 years of experience as an assistant in various office settings. Prior to becoming full-time, Beth worked for the University in a part time capacity for three years.  

Originally from Northwestern Pennsylvania, Beth moved here with her husband in 2000. Together, they enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends and attending various car shows and charity events with their Corvettes. They also have an 8-year-old Great Dane named Megan.


Deidre

Deidre Dixon

Administrative Assistant

864-503-5195

Dee is the part-time administrative assistant in Counseling Services. She relocated to the Upstate after working 25 years at a Washington, D.C. law firm. She also serves as a clerk for the South Carolina voting polls.


Taylor Looney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Taylor Looney

Clinician

Taylor Looney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Associate. Taylor received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Religion with a concentration in the Bible from Southern Wesleyan University. Taylor is also a Board Certified – Telemental Health Provider.


Tony Perdomo

Tony Perdomo

Clinician

864-503-5195

Tony Perdomo has a Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg (now Upstate) and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

Tony is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in a private practice setting since the early 2000s. He is also an approved supervisor for Social Work and others seeking to get licensed. His training is focused on effects of trauma, family systems, child development as well as biblical counseling.

Tony currently teaches in the Psychology Department as an Adjunct Professor teaching Child Advocacy and Abnormal Psychology. He loves helping others and looks forward to helping the students at USC Upstate. Tony is a Board Certified – Telemental Health Provider.


Michelle Wardy

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

864-503-5192

 

Michelle Wardy, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of South Carolina. She is a 1997 graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences-Gerontology and a 1999 graduate of National University, located in San Diego California, with a Masters in Career Development and Community Counseling. Michelle has worked in a several clinical settings with experience and training working with a variety of issues and disorders affecting individuals across all age groups.   She has extensive and specialized training in the Grief and Loss Process.


Mitch Dawes - Graduate Student Trainee

Mitch Dawes

Graduate Student Trainee

Mitch Dawes is currently working on a master’s in counseling at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. His did his undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University.


Erin Cato - Graduate Student Trainee

Erin Cato

Graduate Student Trainee

Erin Cato has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from North Greenville University. She is currently a graduate student at the University of South Carolina in the Master of Social Work program. She is in her third and final year of the program.


Sarah Dame - Graduate Student Trainee

Sarah Dame

Graduate Student Trainee

Sarah Dame is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work, with a concentration in health and mental health, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Converse College.