Student Counseling Center - East Falls Campus

Staff & Hours

Counseling Services staff is not available after hours or on weekends except in situations of extreme emergencies. In those instances, a member of the staff will be contacted by Safety and Security or other Thomas Jefferson University staff.

Counseling Services Staff

Meghan K. O'Meara, LPC

Meg O'Meara, MA, NCC, LPC, is the director of Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls Counseling Services since 2017. Previous to coming to Jefferson, she was the Assistant Director of Counseling and Coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drug Program at Arcadia University. She is an Adjunct Faculty member in the graduate Counseling Program at Rosemont College and an Adjunct for Community College of Philadelphia teaching classes in their Behavioral Health & Human Services Department.

Meg also coached Division I field hockey at a local University after playing for four years at the University of Delaware. While working at Jefferson East Falls, 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 and friends, checking out local sporting events, and cross-fitting.

Stephen Dorse, PsyD

Dr. Stephen Dorse is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work tends to focus on how we construct relationships in the present to maintain important and sometimes unhealthy connections to our past. By discovering new ways in therapy to approach those old connections, clients are able to move forward, leading less complicated and more meaningful lives. Clinical strengths: crisis, addiction, and loss.

Slade Roff, LCSW

Slade is a licensed social worker who has worked extensively with individuals grappling with grief and loss, substance use and sudden traumatic events. Slade held a position within Moore College of Art and Design’s student affairs office while obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. Back then, Slade hoped she’d one day work as a therapist in a counseling center and is now thrilled to be a member of the SCC team.  Slade takes a relational approach to therapy, highlighting the importance of connection and the role of relationships past and present in our current lives. Slade believes honing in on an individual’s innate strengths and capacities will open a door to continued growth and personal inquiry. When not working, Slade can be found reading, running, spending time with close friends and family and playing with her two cats. 

Emily Lisco, MD
Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Emily Lisco is the Consulting Psychiatrist for the Counseling Service. She received her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed her adult psychiatry residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She has experience working in student mental health,eating disorders, and addictions. She has training in both medication management and psychotherapy. She believes in taking a collaborative care approach with individualized, holistic treatment plans for each patient.  

In her free time, Dr. Lisco is a certified yoga instructor and practices as often as she can.