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Location

Suite 6422 (sixth floor)

Hours

This office is operating remotely and does not have staff on call during weekends, evenings and holidays.

The Wellness Center's Virtual Front Desk is available to answer questions via Zoom 
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST  

Mtng ID: 212 817 7020, Password: 6422

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Our Team

headshot: Robert HatcherRobert L. Hatcher, Ph.D.
Director of the Wellness Center
He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has received its award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Training and Education for his extensive work in training and education in professional psychology. He has made influential contributions to psychotherapy research, particularly related to the therapeutic alliance. He is on the editorial boards of three major journals in the field. He is past president and president emeritus of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics, and serves on its executive committee.

headshot: Arielle ShanokArielle Shanok, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of the Wellness Center for Student Counseling Services
She has been trained in dynamic, family systems, interpersonal, supportive, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies; she integrates these methods to best help each individual student, couple, or group with their particular concerns and goals. She has published articles and book chapters in the areas of psychotherapy effectiveness, gender, money, and adolescent pregnancy. Her approach incorporates compassion, a strength-focus, and multicultural humility.

 

headshot: Nicole Benedicto EldenNicole Benedicto Elden, Psy.D.
Assistant Director of Student Counseling Services
She has been trained in dynamic, interpersonal, supportive, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies and family systems. Her approach is integrative, with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. She has been involved in research in psychotherapy techniques and graduate student development and supervision as well as schizophrenia and first-episode psychosis. Her interests include cross-cultural and minority identity formation, immigration experience, couples and parenting, interpersonal and relationship issues, and adjustment to life transitions.
 

headshot: Inez StramaInez Strama, Psy.D., CGP
Supervising Clinical Psychologist
Certified Group Psychotherapist

She has been trained in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, trauma-informed, Buddhist/contemplative, and group therapies. Her approach is integrative, with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, self-compassion, and multicultural humility. She has conducted research on the identity formation, acculturation, and class mobility experiences of 1.5-generation immigrants. Her interests include intersectionality, mindfulness meditation, clinical supervision, group psychotherapy, and trauma-informed care.
 

headshot: Serena TchaniaSerena Tchania, M.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
Serena is a 6th year doctoral candidate at the City College of New York’s Clinical Psychology program. She approaches therapeutic work primarily through an interpersonal and psychoanalytic lens, with a focus on how clients’ earlier experiences with significant others inform their relationships with themselves and others in the present. Serena believes in a co-created yet client-driven and humanistic approach that respects the individuality of each person and the multitude of their visible and invisible identities. She focuses not only on clients' difficulties but also on their strengths and unique personal narratives. She aims to encourage growth by helping clients become more independent, secure, and satisfied with their lives.
 

headshot: Tema WatsteinTema Watstein, M.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
A clinical psychology doctoral candidate at The City College of New York, Her therapeutic lens is primarily psychodynamic, and she views work with clients as collaborative in the here and now. She has worked with adults, adolescents, children, and couples, and incorporates elements of mindfulness and breathwork into sessions. Her aim is to help clients locate elements of resiliency, hope, and agency through moments of suffering. 
 

headshot: Annie EglesonAnnie Egleson
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
A clinical psychology doctoral student at The City College of New York, she works with children, adolescents, and adults. She approaches her work from within a primarily psychodynamic framework with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and how past experiences inform the present.  Her interests include interpersonal and relationship issues and supportive work during difficult life transitions.
 

headshot: Dave CazeauDave Cazeau, LCSW
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
A social welfare doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center and licensed clinical social worker in New York, he approaches therapeutic work from the Rogerian, person centered perspective.  He believes in clinical support that is non-judgmental, client driven, and collaborative toward helping individuals realize their innate potential.


 

headshot: Julius RobbinsJulius Robbins, M.F.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
He is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Fielding Graduate University, with an M.F.A. in film production from The University of Southern California, and a B.A. in psychology from Georgetown University.  Julius’ artistic background informs his work with clients to encourage creative thought and living.  He approaches his therapeutic work from an integrated and relational perspective, utilizing psychodynamic techniques and focusing on the here and now, resiliency, self-reflection, and the pursuit of a life less encumbered and more fulfilling.
 

headshot: Victoria MartinVictoria Martin, M.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
A clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Queens College, she utilizes an integrative therapeutic framework, incorporating cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic techniques. She views therapy through a humanistic, person-centered lens, emphasizing that individual clients are experts on their own experiences. She aims to provide compassionate care, collaborating with clients in addressing goals for the management of distress, recognition of strengths, and fostering of growth.

 

headshot: Elisa Cameron-NiangElisa Cameron-Niang, LMHC
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
A clinical psychology doctoral student at The City College of New York and licensed mental health counselor, she works with individuals, couples, and families. She has advanced training in dialectical behavioral, emotionally focused, and family systems therapies. Her approach is integrative and focuses on offering a mix of exploring clients’ history as a way of understanding their experience in the present and helping clients implement concrete strategies that support their desired behavior change. She actively attends to her clients’ multiple identities and pays attention to dynamics of race, power, and privilege as part of the therapeutic work. Her aim is to provide transformative experiences for clients by encouraging self-reflection, promoting acceptance, broadening perspectives, and creating supportive conditions for growth. Her interests include identity development, intersectionality, interpersonal and relational difficulties, and life cycle transitions.
 

headshot: Arielle FreedmanAriella Freedman, M.S.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
Ariella is currently a 4th year student at St. John’s University’s Psy.D. program. Her approach is integrative, as she seeks to tailor her clinical work to her clients’ individual needs and characteristics. She places an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and aims to create a collaborative and warm environment. She also strives to incorporate strength-focused work into the therapeutic process, in which she seeks to foster a greater sense of self-efficacy, -esteem, and -reliance within her clients.
 

headshot: Shruthi JayashankarShruthi Jayashankar, M.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
Shruthi is a 2nd year Counseling Psychology doctoral student at Seton Hall University. Her approach is rooted in dynamic and relational therapies, while also building in other facets of treatment based on the needs of her clients. Shruthi also believes in incorporating non-traditional approaches such as creative and artistic coping strategies when working with her clients. Prior to her doctoral degree, Shruthi obtained her BA in Psychology from Baruch College and her MA in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

 

headshot: Cheri DanielsCheri Daniels, M.S.
Administrative Coordinator, Wellness Center
She is a graduate of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, where she received an M.S. in business management.  She also holds a B.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has over 20 years of administrative experience.


 

headshot: Deborah MandasDeborah Mandas
College Assistant, Wellness Center
She assists the administrative coordinator in managing the day-to-day tasks of the Wellness Center.




 

headshot: Grace AcevedoGrace Acevedo
College Assistant, Wellness Center
She assists the administrative coordinator in managing day-to-day tasks of the Wellness Center.