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Location

Suite 6422 (sixth floor)

Hours

In Person: Tues 11-3 & Thurs 9-2
Remote: Mon, Weds, and Fri 
No staff on call during weekends, evenings, or holidays.


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

Mtng ID: 212 817 7020, Password: 6422

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Our Team

headshot: Robert HatcherRobert L. Hatcher, Ph.D. (he/his)
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. (she/her/hers)
Deputy Director of the Wellness Center for Student Counseling Services
She has had the great privilege of serving the GC student community for the past 14 years. She has been trained in dynamic, family systems, interpersonal, supportive, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and group systems therapies; she integrates these methods to best help each individual student, couple, or group with their particular concerns and goals. Co-editor and co-author of Thriving in Graduate School: The Expert’s Guide to Success and Wellness, Dr. Shanok has additionally 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. (she/her)
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 (she/they)
Supervising Clinical Psychologist
Certified Group Psychotherapist

She has been trained in trauma-informed, psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral, Buddhist/contemplative, and group therapies. She has published a book chapter on accessing counseling and disability services in graduate school. She has conducted research on social class and ethnic identity formation in 1.5-generation immigrants. Her therapeutic approach is relational and integrative, with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, multicultural humility, meaning-making, and helping clients find a compassionate balance between change and acceptance. She is interested in the sequelae of developmental, acute, and/or systemic trauma, as well as clinical supervision. Welcome!

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: 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.

Gabriella RobinsonGabriella Robinson, M.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
A fifth year clinical psychology doctoral student at The Graduate Center CUNY, Queens College. Her therapeutic approach is integrative. She strives for the sessions to be collaborative and engaging in nature with the goal of fostering resilience. Prior to her doctoral degree, Gabriella obtained her MA in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from The New School for Social Research. One of her chief interests is in researching and providing culturally responsive treatments.

Headshot_Kendell DoyleKendell Doyle, M.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
Kendell Doyle is a 4th year doctoral student at the health psychology and clinical science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has training in behavioral, cognitive and emotionally focused treatment techniques. As such, she likes to take on an integrative treatment approach in order to provide individualized care that best fits the client’s needs. She has experience working with individuals, couples and families coping with various concerns. Ms. Doyle’s research interests include how interpersonal relationships impact coping processes and health behavior among patients coping with chronic illness and their families. 

Headshot_Erzulie CoquillonErzulie Coquillon, JD, MA (She/her/hers)
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
She is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Fordham University, where she is affiliated with the Culture, Migration, and Community Research Group. Prior to beginning doctoral studies, she also completed a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a J.D. Her approach to therapeutic work is compassionate and integrative, and she strives to foster a supportive environment for clients' growth.



Headshot_Danielle HazeltineDanielle Hazeltine, M.A. 
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services 
She is a clinical psychology doctoral student in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science program at the Graduate Center. She has training in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and depression, with experience working with individuals with trauma histories, anxiety, and depression. She has co-authored publications examining a wide range of topics including the effects of nutrition on mental health symptoms, prenatal stress and children’s brain health, and the long-term health effects of PTSD. Currently, Danielle is interested in examining the relationships between depressive symptoms, lifestyle behaviors, and the immune system. 

Headshot: Tingyun TsengTingyun Tseng M.A.
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
A clinical psychology doctoral student at Adelphi University, Her therapeutic lens is a primarily psychodynamic framework with an emphasis on the relational approach. She incorporates cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral techniques in sessions. She has worked with adults and adolescents. She aims to help clients promote a depth of self-understanding and compassion of the self and others through supportive and collaborative efforts. Her interests include interpersonal and relational issues and identity development.

headshot: Shiyun ChenShiyun Chen, M.A. (She/her/her)
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
Shiyun is currently a 3rd-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Long Island University Brooklyn campus. She has been trained in dynamic, mindfulness-based therapy and family systems. Her approach is integrative, with an emphasis on multicultural humility. She focuses on helping the clients explore how their identities (race, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.) interact with each other and how they impact the clients’ well-being. Her current research focuses lesbian mental health.

Headshot: Yasmine AwaisYasmine Awais, LCAT (she/they)
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
Yasmine is a PhD Candidate in Social Welfare at The Silberman School of Social Work/The Graduate Center and is a licensed creative arts therapist, with board certification and registration in art therapy (ATR-BC). Using a multicultural feminist therapy approach, Yasmine sees the person as an individual in the context of various systems, including family (bio and chosen), community and society. As an art therapist, Yasmine believes that metaphorical and artistic expression can assist with understanding the self, how we interact with others, self-reflection, and promote healthy life transitions. Multicultural feminist therapy and art therapy complement each other, as our identities shape expression and relationships (to others, ourselves, our loves, and our work). Prior to her PhD studies, Yasmine worked with persons, families, and communities impacted by systemic oppression and medical conditions. Yasmine received a Masters of Arts in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA in Psychology from City College (CUNY).

Headshot: Molly FinkelMolly Finkel, M.S.Ed (she/her/hers)
Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services
Molly is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. In 2020, she received her M.S.Ed in Counseling and Mental Health Services from the University of Pennsylvania. Molly has also received extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy approaches, having worked at the Beck Institute for CBT and the Aaron T. Beck Center for Psychopathology Research. Despite this sturdy foundation in CBT, her approach is integrative, as she seeks to focus on intersectionality, interpersonal dynamics, and systems as key factors in clients’ experiences. She also places an emphasis on the therapeutic alliance, as she believes that a warm and collaborative bond is essential for fostering insight and therapeutic progress. In working with clients, she intends to address specific symptoms and challenges, while also helping clients to harness established strengths and foster a sense of hope, purpose, and meaning. ‚Äč

headshot: Cheri DanielsCheri Daniels, M.S.
Administrative Coordinator, Wellness Center
Location Vaccine Authority, GC

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.