About the Staff
Erin Vlach, PCC
Director of Counseling & Wellness: Email | 614.222.4000
Erin Vlach completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Ohio State University in 2010 and was first licensed as a Professional Counselor that same year. While in graduate school, she completed an internship at OSU’s Counseling and Consultation Services and pursued academic specialization in African American studies, HIV/AIDS education, and sexuality studies. She also obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio State. Vlach has experience working with a wide variety of people and contexts. Some of her areas of expertise and interest include personal empowerment, alcohol and drug use, addictive behaviors, sexuality and gender, relationship and sexual violence, multiculturalism, and anxiety and panic. She enjoys using expressive and experiential approaches while emphasizing individuals’ own power and strength in the process of clarifying their needs and decisions.
Wayne F. Babcock, LISW-S
Wayne Babcock completed his master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University where he also earned a bachelor of science in Psychology. He completed his graduate internship training at OSU’s Counseling & Consultation Service (CCS) where he also completed an additional year of post-degree training as a clinical fellow. Babcock has been a practicing clinical social worker in the Columbus area for over 20 years and has worked in numerous settings. In addition to his work at CCAD, he continues to work at CCS as well as at Riverside Methodist Hospital as a psychiatric social worker on an in-patient unit. Babcock works with individuals, couples, and families and has a particular interest in human and personality development across the life span. His breadth of experience in numerous clinical settings is particularly helpful in discerning counseling and psychiatric needs and assisting clients to address their concerns across a wide range of diagnoses. Babcock is a member of the Jung Association of Columbus, OH and likes to integrate clients’ art and dream material in the process of psychotherapy and personal development. He is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Allison F.C. Fagan, Ph.D.
Allison Fagan earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1996 and has been licensed as a psychologist in the State of Ohio since 1998. She also has a M.A. in Educational Policy and Leadership from OSU that she earned in 1985 and a B.A. from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT in 1982. Fagan loves working with college students, and worked in Student Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University and Denison University for six years prior to earning her doctorate in psychology. As a psychologist, Fagan's special interests include managing stress and anxiety, coping with depression, sexual orientation issues, and career decision-making.
Nathalie Fernandez, PMHNP-BC
Nathalie Fernandez received her master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Ohio State University. She is board certified with the American Nurse Credentialing Center to prescribe psychotropic medications and is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association as well as Sigma Theta Tau. She received clinical training at the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Ohio Hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She also received specific training in multidisciplinary work settings and team approaches to mental health care. Fernandez has been a practicing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the last six years with Maryhaven, a rehabilitation center for individuals with addiction and mental illness, where she works with adolescent and adult dual-diagnosis patients in various recovery settings. She is particularly interested in recovery from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as mindfulness and a holistic, strengths-based approach to medicine. Prior to entering the field of psychiatric nursing, Fernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Graphic Design from CCAD. She is particularly empathetic to students’ creative processes and the demands students face.
Cathy McCutcheon, PCC-S, LICDC
Cathy McCutcheon graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Seton Hall University. She completed her Master of Arts degree in rehabilitation counseling from New York University in 1983, and earned postgraduate credits through the University of Dayton in clinical counseling, supervision, and school counseling. Licensed in clinical counseling and chemical dependency counseling, McCutcheon has worked in numerous settings, both in New Jersey and Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her role CCAD, she works at Nationwide Children's Hospital and does private supervision for counseling interns. Her specialties include LGBT issues, depression and anxiety reduction, life transition, AOD (alcohol or drug) issues, learning challenges, and recovery from trauma. She truly enjoys working at CCAD. (She is married to an artist and has a son and numerous friends who are artists.) “Being at CCAD is just like being at home,” she says.
Counseling Center Contact: 614.222.4044 to schedule an appointment with a counselor.