CWS counselors are psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, nurse practitioners, and advanced trainees in those professions. Our counselors are diverse in background and expertise. They are well equipped to work with students confronting a broad range of issues including, but not limited to, substance use, LGBTQ+ concerns, eating disorders, interpersonal conflicts, identity issues and a host of other concerns. We also have counselors embedded in various schools and programs across the University: CAS, Gallatin, Law, Dental, Social Work, Steinhardt, Tisch, Stern, Silver, CMEP, Islamic Center and Athletics.

Counseling Team

Zoe Ragouzeos, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: AVP, Student Mental Health & Executive Director, CWS
Education: PhD, Social Work - 2011

Regine Bruny-Olawaiye, MD, MBA
She, her, hers
Title: Associate Director, Wellness Emergency Response
Education: MD, MBA - 2003

Brunhild Kring, MD
She, her, hers
Title: Associate Director, Psychiatric Services
Education: MD - 1978; Psychiatrist - 1983
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Gender Team, SAFE, Psychiatry Team

Luis Ramirez, LCSW
He, him, his
Title: Associate Director
Education: MSW - 2000

Robert Abel, DNP, PMHNP-BC
He, him, his
Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Education: DNP
CWS Team(s): Eating Disorder, Gender Team, SAFE, Psychiatry Team

Alexandra Ackerman, MD

Stefanie Allister, PsyD
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PsyD
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Eating Disorder, SAFE

Marwa Assar, PsyD
She, her, hers
Title: Psychologist
Education: PsyD, EdM

Bassem Badr, MD

Nicholas “Nick” Baitoo, LCSW
He, him, his
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2017

Sanam Bamshad Alavi, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor /Clinical Psychologist
Education: PhD, Psychology - 2015
CWS Team(s): CBT

Mariel Bazil, LCSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2013
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Racial Justice, SAFE

Sarah Bees, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW

Amy Beleckas, LMSW
She, her, hers
Title: Care Management Specialist
Education: MSW - 2016

Sofia Berne, LMSW

Yatrika Bir, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW - 2016

Matthew Blanchard, Ph.D.

He, him, his
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: BA, University of Pennsylvania - 1997; PhD, Columbia University - 2017

Gabriella Borba, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Per Diem Clinician
Education: MSW - 2007

Amanda Cabaday, JD, LMSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: JD - 2004; MSW - 2017            

Sian Caisey, LMHC
She, her, hers
Title: Mental Health Counselor
Education: MA, Mental Health Counseling - 2005

Lauren Cona, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor / Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2010

Genny Cuocci, LCSW-R, CASAC
She, her, hers
Title: Team Leader / Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2010
CWS Team(s): SAFE

Emily Daugherty, LMSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW - 2021

Theresa Decker

Ounkar Dhami
He, him, his
Title: Wellness Counselor, NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MSW

Brooke Donatone, Ph.D., LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Staff Social Worker
Education: MSW

Gina DePalo, Psy.D.
She, her, hers
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Education: PsyD - 2021
CWS Team(s): Eating Disorder

Pegah Eftekharzadeh, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: M.Ed.; PhD
CWS Team(s): Racial Justice, Trauma

Fiona El Bassuni, MSc
She, her, hers
Title: Wellness Counselor, NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA - 1990; LLB - 1992; Honorary BA - 2004; MSc - 2015

Danielle Elleman, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Associate Director of Sexual and Relationship Support Services
Education: MSW - 2006
CWS Team(s): SPACE, Trauma

Jude Elysée, PsyD
He, him, his
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PsyD
CWS Team(s): DBT, Trauma

Thiago Fernandes, Psicologo Psicoterapeuta

He, him, his
Title: Global Wellness Counselor, NYU Florence
Education: BA/MA, Clinical Psychology - 2005; MA, Counseling Psychology - 2010

Silvia Fiammenghi, Psy.D
She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor, NYU Florence
Education: BA/MA, Psychology, PsyD

Lindsey Foster, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW

Melissa Franklin, LCSW
She, her, hers    
Title: Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2006

Lucía García-Giurgiu, MA, LCSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2016; MA, Child Development - 2016; MA, Psychology - 2013

Tara Gore, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PhD, School Psychology - 2019

Liqun Hu, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Psychologist, NYU Shanghai
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology

Christian Haase, PsyD
He, him, his
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Education: PsyD - 2021
CWS Team(s): SAFE, Trauma

Grace Hudson, LCSW-R

She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW
CWS Team(s): Mindfulness

Brooke Hunter, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Manager
Education: MSW - 2008

Andrea Jackson, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW - 2012

Veronica Jarrett, LCSW

She, her, hers    
Education: MSW - 2012
CWS Team(s): CBT

Sonja Johansson, PsyD
They, them, theirs, She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor / Clinical Psychologist
Education: PsyD - 2019
CWS Team(s): DBT, Gender Team

Marie Jules, LMSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW

Sarah Kearney, LCSW

She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2014

Lindsey Keck, LMSW

She, her, hers
Title: Care Management Specialist
Education: MSW - 2016

Meghan Kelley, LCSW-R
She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor, NYU London
Education: BA, Psychology - 1993; MSW - 1997

Bernadette “Bernie” Kerr, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2013
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Mindfulness, Racial Justice

Constanza Kiesel, LMSW, Licensed Psychologist
She, her, hers
Education: MSW

Eunsung Audrey Kim, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Social Worker
Education: MSW

Priya Kundu, DO
She, her, hers
Education: Medical Doctor, Psychiatry - 2011

Talya Landau, LMSW
She, her, hers
Title: per diem Wellness Counselor
Education: MSW - 2020

Jiyoon Lee, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Team Leader / Clinical Psychologist
Education: PhD - 2012
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Racial Justice, SAFE

Jin Lee, PsyD
He, him, his
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Education: PsyD - 2021
CWS Team(s): Trauma

Tiffany Llewellyn DSW, LCSW
She, her, hers    
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: BSSW, MSW, DSW
CWS Teams(s): Mindfulness, Racial Justice

Lorraine Lothwell, MD
She, her, hers
Title: Staff Psychiatrist
Education: MD
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Eating Disorder, Gender Team, Psychiatry

Yang LU, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor, NYU Sydney
Education: MSW - 2011

Colleen MacPhee, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Social Worker II, Sexual Misconduct Support Services
Education: MSW - 2015
CWS Team(s): CBT, SPACE, Trauma

Katy Maggio, NP
She, her, hers
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Education: MS, Advanced Practice Nursing - 2016
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Eating Disorder, Psychiatry

Talia Mandel

Joseph Manera, PsyD
He, him, his
Title: Staff Psychologist
Education: PsyD

Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW

She, her, hers
Title: Senior Clinical Social Worker
Education: BSW, MSW, PhD
CWS Team(s): ADHD, CBT, Eating Disorder

Paige McAdam, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Team Leader
Education: MSW - 2013
CWS Team(s): DBT, Trauma

Anne M. Slocum McEneaney, PhD, ABPP
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist Team Leader
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology - 1990
CWS Team(s): DBT, Eating Disorder

Lea Micic
Education: MA, Counseling - 2017
CWS Team(s): CBT, DBT

Vedrana Mladina, PhD

She, her, hers
Title: Associate Director of Counseling NYUAD
Education: PhD - 2003
CWS Team(s): CBT

Christopher Mooney, LCSW
He, him, his
Education: MSW - 2010
CWS Team(s): ADHD, CBT, Mindfulness

Yvonne Negron, LCSW-R
She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2007
CWS Team(s): SAFE, Trauma

Tali Neuhaus, LMSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2019

Charlean Norford, MA
She, her, hers
Education: MA, Psychological Counseling - 2018

Tiffany Parris, PsyD


Colleen Phillips, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PhD, Psychology - 2016
CWS Team(s): ADHD, Mindfulness, SAFE, Trauma

Sohamy Pinard, PMHNP
She, her, hers
Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Education: Masters

Siobhan Pokorney, LCSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW; PhD Candidate

Wanda Ramos Duchatellier, LCSW-R
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 1990
CWS Team(s): Mindfulness, Trauma

Erika Richman, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Assistant Director, Counseling & Wellness Emergency Response
Education: MSW - 2005

David Rust, LCSW
Social Worker

Delia Salem, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Tandon Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2012
CWS Team(s): ADHD, CBT, Racial Justice

Hayley Schiller, LMSW

Linda Sheehan, LCSW

She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2006
CWS Team(s): Gender Team, Mindfulness, SAFE

Julia Shiang, EdD, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Staff Psychologist, Psychology Training Director
Education: EdD, Human Development - 1981; PhD, Clinical Psychology - 1992

Andrene Spencer-Lovejoy, PsyD, MATM
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PsyD, Clinical Psychology - 2019; MA, Theology and Ministry - 2019

Lauren Stahl, DPsych
She, her, hers
Title: Wellness Counselor, NYU Sydney
Education: BS, DPsych

Andrea Stopa, LMSW
She, her, hers
Title: Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2020

Jingru Tan, LCSW

Jessica “Jess” Tasca, PhD

She, her, hers
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology - 2021
CWS Team(s): Eating Disorder

Eric Thurnauer, DSW, LCSW
He, him, his
Title: Staff Social Worker College of Arts and Science
Education: DSW - 2018
CWS Team(s): DBT, Mindfulness

Victorio “Vic” Tolentino Jr., JD, MPH, NP
He, him, his
Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Education: JD - 2001; MPH - 2007; MSN - 2010
Teams: Psychiatry

Varsha Vaidya MD
Title: Staff Psychiatrist
Education: MD

Stephen Vivar, LCSW

He, him, his
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW - 2012

Siobhan Walsh, LCSW
She, her, hers    
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW

Brittany Whittaker, LCSW
She, they
Education: MSW
        
Wern How Yam, PhD
He, him, his
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology - 2017
CWS Team(s): CBT, SAFE

Sara Zeugmann, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Wellness Counselor, NYU Berlin
Education: BA/MA, Experimental Psychology; MS, Psychology; PhD, Psychiatry

Jinzhao “Clare” Zhao, PhD

She, her, hers
Title: Licensed Psychologist
Education: PhD, Counseling Psychology - 2019