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Meet the Staff

Cindy March

Cindy March is an alumna of Misericordia University and earned a BSW from the university. She went on to earn a Masters in Counseling from the University of Scranton and then her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. She has worked at Misericordia most years spanning 1988 to the present, taking a few leave of absences to complete her academic pursuits. She spent a year in Ithaca, NY working in the Ithaca College Counseling Center to complete her pre-doctoral internship. Other experiences include internships in private practice work and testing/assessment in an inpatient/outpatient agency geared toward children’s psychological health. She has been the Director of Counseling Center at Misericordia since the fall of 2000. She is a Licensed Psychologist.

Cindy is a generalist in terms of working with counseling issues, however, she has special interest in family issues, gender issues, identity issues, spirituality, anxiety, depression, disordered eating and holistic health. She is also interested in the integration of Buddhist principles and the counseling process, especially the practice of mindfulness.


Courtney Burgess Michak

Courtney Burgess-Michak, MS, LPC  is an alumna of Misericordia University graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.  She went on to earn a Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Scranton and is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Courtney is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

Courtney was a member of the following honor societies Psi Chi and Chi Sigma Iota, Chi Delta Rho.  She also completed practicum and internship experiences at Lackawanna County Drug Court, Clear Brook Manor, a 28 day drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility and Misericordia University.

In addition to counseling a Misericordia University, Courtney is also the coordinator of the Sexual Assault Facts & Education(SAFE)Peer Educators.  SAFE members promote education and awareness on campus to prevent sexual assault thereby building a safer campus community.   Courtney also enjoys promoting wellness on campus by offering workshops on relaxation strategies and assisting in the facilitation of programs on the campus high and low ropes challenge course.

Courtney enjoys helping students with their concerns.  Special interests include anxiety and depression, tapping into student's positive qualities and developing their goals and/or skills to better succeed at college and in life.

On a personal note, Courtney grew up in Queens, NY and currently lives in Shavertown with her husband Gary and two children, Ariana and Thomas.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is also a certified yoga instructor. 



Carol LlewellynCarol Llewellyn is the Administrative Assistant  for the Counseling Center and the Student Success Center.  She has been a Misericordia employee for 30 years and has worked in a variety of departments over the years.  She has been with the Counseling Center and Student Success Center for 15 years now.  In her spare time, when she is not greeting students and directing them to the appropriate resources and/or staff, or keeping all the records and data in order for the Centers, etc., she enjoys golf, reading, knitting and her 2 granddaughters.