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: Vice President, Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
Education: PhD, Social Work - 2011

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

Luis Ramirez, LCSW
He, him, his
Title: Director, Counseling & Wellness
Education: MSW - 2000

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

Vinu Arunagiri, PhD
She her, hers
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology - 2021

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

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

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

Andrea Bleichmar, Psy.D.
She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology - 1999

Gabriella Borba, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2007

Crystal Bradley, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - 2008

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

Amanda Casco, PhD
She, her, hers
Education: PhD, Counseling Psychology - 2022
CWS Team(s): Trauma

Moorea Colby, LMSW
She, her, hers
Title: Care Manager
Education: MSW - 2020

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: Assistant Director, Clinical Services and Group Programming – Team Leader
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

Gina DePalo, Psy.D.
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PsyD - 2021
CWS Team(s): Eating Disorder, Gender Team

Elizabeth Duffield, LCSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2001

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

Dominique Eugene, PhD
She, her, hers
Education: BA, Psychology - 1991; MA, Counseling Psychology - 1993; MA, Clinical Psychology - 2014;  PhD, Clinical Psychology - 2018
CWS Team(s): 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

Natalie Francis, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Per Diem Clinician
Education: MSW - 2014

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

Demian Glusberg
He, him, his
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: PsyD - 2022

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

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

Ramya Jayanthi
She, her, hers
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology

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

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

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

Naa-Adjeley “Ama” Kuma, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology - 2022
CWS Team(s): Eating Disorder

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

Helen Kwon, LMSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2002

Amera Labib, LMHC
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MA, Mental Health and Wellness - 2017

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: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PsyD - 2021
CWS Team(s): Trauma

Li Ting “Ada” Lin, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: PhD, Counseling/School Psychology - 2023
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

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

Talia Mandel

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

Neena Mathew, Psy.D
She, her, hers
Title: Clinical Psychologist - Sports
Education: Psy.D, Clinical Psychology - 2022
CWS Team(s): Eating Disorder

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

Michael Nakhla, MD
He, him, his
Title: Associate Director, Psychiatry
Education: MD - 2017
CWS Team(s): ADHD

Giselle Naronzik, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Per diem Clinician
Education: MSW - 2014
CWS Team(s): SRRS

Sarah Nayeem, MD
She, they
Title: Staff Psychiatrist
Education: MD - 2004
CWS Team(s): Gender Team, Trauma

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

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

Hussein Omar, MB Bch, MSc, FRCPsch, CCT
He, him, his

Peggy Papathomas, CRNP, MSN
She, her, hers
Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Education: BS - 2017, MSN - 2020

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

Julia Pressman, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Per Diem Clinician
Education: BA - 2014; MSW, Clinical Social Work - 2019

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

Silvia Re, PhD, LMHC
She, her, hers
Title: Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: PhD, Counseling Psychology - 2023
CWS Team(s): Eating Disorder

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

David Rust, LCSW
Social Worker

Hayley Schiller, LMSW

Linda Sheehan, LCSW

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

Heidi Sommers, LMSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW - 2020

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

Sarah Stephens, LCSW
She, her, hers
Education: MSW, Advanced Clinical Practice - 2007

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

Maria Tapia, LCSW
She, her, hers
Title: Crisis Response Counselor
Education: MSW - 1998

Jingru Tan, LCSW

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

Deb  Weiss, LICSW
She, her, hers
Title: Wellness Counselor, NYU DC
Education: BA - 1991, MSW -  1999
CWS Team(s): CBT, DBT

Christopher Wu, PMHNP-BC
He, him, his/ They, them, theirs
Title: Nurse Practitioner
Education: PMHNP -  2022
CWS Team(s): ADHD, CBT, DBT, Gender Team, Mindfulness, Racial Justice
        
Wern How Yam, PhD
He, him, his
Title: Clinical Psychologist
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology - 2017
CWS Team(s): CBT, SAFE

Satin Zakar, DO
She, her, hers
Education: DO - 2018
CWS Team(s): 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