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Frances Callahan, LCSW-C 


Clinical Manager 

Frances has worked as a mental health clinician and clinical leader at JHU since 2010. In addition to leading JHSAP, Frances serves as Clinical Manager of the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team (BHCST). Before she led clinical teams, Frances counseled Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students, and prior to her clinical social work career, taught yoga and English literature. Frances believes that to help effectively, it’s essential to understand people’s strengths and challenges in the context of their environment She is grateful that her work helping Johns Hopkins students, and helping faculty and staff support students, allows her to positively impact students and the context that’s affecting their wellbeing. 


Grace Abel


Administrative Assistant

Grace joined Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program in the Fall of 2020. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science & Global Studies from Lehigh University. Grace enjoys working with students and helping others. Outside of work, she enjoys dog training and crafting.


Melissa Weaver, LCSW-C 


Student Assistance Clinician 

Melissa has been a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland since 2007 and has worked in diverse clinical settings before joining JHSAP in 2019. While she welcomes all students who come to her for support, Melissa brings extensive experience, specialized training, and deep compassion to her work with people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Additionally, she has expertise with ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, and attachment/ family of origin issues. Melissa uses a client-centered, strengths-based approach and partners with clients to co-create an individualized mental health wellness plan that best works with their unique needs.  


Jenn West, LGPC


Student Assistance Clinician

Jennifer joined the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance program in November of 2020. She received a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Temple University and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked as a journalist and editor and transitioned to her current career in counseling after feeling moved to directly help people on a broader scale. In her clinical counseling career she has worked with employee assistance programs and has also worked in the college counseling center setting. Taking a person-centered approach to counseling, Jennifer’s areas of clinical expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, grief, and assistance with addressing relationship issues. In her current role she focuses on clinical work as a student assistance clinician as well as plans programming and support for students of color, with the goal of providing emotionally safe, culturally competent counseling and overall support for marginalized populations at Hopkins. In all things, her main priority is to foster an environment of kindness, compassion and respect.

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Trish Henry, LPC, LCPC


Student Assistance Clinician

Patricia Henry has been a clinician in the mental health field for over 10 years. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech. Patricia is dual licensed in Washington, DC, and Maryland. She enjoys working with students of all backgrounds, and has extensive experience working with international and immigrant populations.

Prior to her work at JHU, she was the on-site clinician for a federal government agency and worked as a clinician for several internationals organizations, non-profits and government agencies. Patricia takes an integrative approach to counseling drawing upon cognitive behavioral, solutions focused and mindful based theories. She believes in utilizing the inner strengths of clients to impact positive growth. Areas of expertise include anxiety, perfectionism, depression, relationship issues and mindfulness skills.


Updated 4/2022

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