Meet the Counseling Services Staff
Amy Henning, M.Ed., joined the Arcadia community in August 2014 as Director of Counseling Services and the Alcohol and Other Drug program. She is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience, primarily in a university setting, having earned her M. Ed. in counseling psychology from Temple University
and a B.A. in psychology from Rutgers, The State University of NJ. Amy spent eighteen years at Drexel University as the Associate Director of Counseling providing administrative oversight to the counseling center and direct clinical services to students. In addition, she established the training program at Drexel’s Counseling Center for masters and doctoral level trainees and created the peer counseling helpline. Though a generalist with an integrative therapeutic style, Amy has a special interest in working with college students with eating issues and body image concerns. In addition, she has spent several years providing clinical supervision for trainees and staff and continues to finds that process extremely rewarding. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and attending the various sporting events and activities that her two daughters are involved in.
Cynthia L. Rutherford, L.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Masters Degree in Social Service and a Masters Degree in Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She is now a counselor at Arcadia, after having served for a number of years as Director of Counseling Services and the Alcohol and Other Drug program. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of Delaware. In addition to her work here at Arcadia, she has a small private practice in Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a college counselor, Cynthia worked in several psychiatric hospitals primarily with adolescents. Particular areas of interest include young adulthood development, cultural and diversity issues, and working with abuse survivors.
Christine Coppa, L.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker and has been a part-time counselor for twelve years at Arcadia University. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Elizabethtown College, a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at Villanova University and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) at California State University Long Beach. In addition, Christine is an Assistant Professor at Community College of Philadelphia teaching in the Behavioral Health and Human Services curriculum. Christine encourages students to identify and develop their strengths and coping skills as part of the therapeutic process. She also values humor, people's creativity, and enjoys using expressive arts approaches in her counseling practice.
Meghan O'Meara, LPC, NCC has been a counselor at Arcadia University for over five years. Meg acquired her M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University, after completing the Bachelor of Arts program in Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. After receiving her M.A., she acquired certification in Drug & Alcohol Counseling from Villanova University. Prior to working at Arcadia, Meg worked as an adolescent counselor in Camden, NJ. She also coached Division I field hockey at a local University after playing for four years at the University of Delaware. While working at Arcadia, 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 & friends, checking out local sporting events, and crossfitting.
Megan Bartlett, LPC, NCC joined Arcadia's Counseling Services in December 2011. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Gettysburg College and her M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University. Prior to joining Counseling Services, she worked in the field of neuropsychology research, as well as adolescent addictions counseling. She enjoys writing poetry and non-fiction and has published an essay on body image and a book on eating disorders. She is currently working on her second book. Her hope, as counselor at Arcadia University, is that her varied professional and personal experiences will guide her as she journeys with students on their path to emotional, social, and spiritual wellness.
Counseling Center Interns
Debi Murtagh, Graduate School of Social Work, Bryn Mawr College
George Lutchendorf, LaSalle University's Master's in Profressional Clinical Counseling Program