Faculty and Staff -- 2020-2021

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The Counseling Center

 

Counselors & Case Manager

Julien Almonte

 Julien Almonte, Ph.D.
 Social Media Coordinator
 Assistant Professor/Psychologist
 she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative while focusing on narrative, existential, psychodynamic, and interpersonal approaches. Work within a multicultural and feminist framework while considering the impact of systemic oppression, racism, and injustice.

Special Areas of Interest: Working with women of color, social justice and diversity issues, Latinx concerns, first-generation students, eating and body image concerns with a focus on body liberation, trauma informed care, existential concerns and grief.

Fun Fact: Julien has three cats that she adores, Ginny, Dobby, and Cedric!

Favorite Quote: "Your silence furnishes a dark house. But even at the risk of burning, the moth always seeks the light." - Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

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 Judy Bijoux-Leist, Psy.D., LMFT
Group Coordinator & Social Justice Coordinator
Assistant Professor/Psychologist
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integration of psychodynamic, family systems, bio-social and multi-cultural approaches

Special Areas of Interest: Relationship issues: families and couples. Identity development (gender, race, religion, abilities). cultural/bi-cultural, immigrant issues*, biracial / multiracial issues*. Social justice. Retired physician with strong interest helping individuals with physical health related stressors** (sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, cancer…) Mood Disorder, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder*, Grief and Loss, Complex traumas*

Fun Fact: Judy loves to dance!

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Liz Carper, MS. Ed., LPC
Outreach Coordinator
Instructor/Counselor
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach with a strong focus on interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and DBT techniques

Special Areas of Interest: Trauma, personality issues, family of origin/relationship concerns, sexual assault, grief and loss, and life transitions and adjustment

Favorite Quote: “A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” -B.F. Skinner

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Caitlin Cassidy, Psy.D.

Caitlin Cassidy, Psy.D.
Webpage and Digital Technology Coordinator
Instructor/Psychologist
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative with a strong focus on third-wave behavioral interventions that seek to balance the need for both acceptance and change (e.g., DBT, Mindfulness, self-compassion, and cognitive-behavioral interventions). 

Special Areas of Interest: Emotion dysregulation, self-harm and suicidality, anxiety, shame and guilt, and personality disorders.

Fun Fact: Caitlin loves all things food, including trying out new recipes (especially sweet treats) and different restaurants in the area.

Favorite Quote: “Keep going. That’s all you have to do, ever. You really don’t have to be amazing, or fierce, or beautiful, or successful, or good. Just keep going, please. Slowly is fine. Crawling is fine. No feeling is final. Except hope.” –Glennon Doyle

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Arthur Dalton, Psy.D
Post-Doctoral Fellow
he/him/his

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, drawing primarily from existential-humanistic, relational and third-wave behavioral approaches

Special Areas of Interest: Anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, grief and identity exploration.

Favorite Quote: “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Research

  • Dalton, A., Nelson, E., Lustig, J. & Cardaciotto, L. (2019, May). Conservatism beyond political affiliation: How social and economic conservative beliefs shift in the face of one’s own death. Poster presented at: 31st APS Annual Convention; 2019 May 23-26; Washington, D.C.

 

Dr. Rachel Daltry

Rachel Daltry, Psy.D.
Chair/Director
ISP Coordinator & Data and Assessment Coordinator
Associate Professor/Psychologist
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, drawing primarily from ACT/third-wave behavioral approaches and interpersonal theories. Strong focus on self-compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance.

Special Areas of Interest: Anxiety; perfectionism and self-criticism; guilt and shame; interpersonal difficulties; grief and loss; identity development; sports psychology.

Fun Fact: Rachel is the proud mom to Muddy Puddles.

Favorite Quote: “Being human is not hard because you’re doing it wrong, it’s hard because you’re doing it right.” – Glennon Doyle

 

Bree Gould, Psy.D.

Bree Gould, Psy.D.
Instructor, Psychologist
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Relationally oriented; incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, emotion focused and interpersonal techniques in the therapy process.

Special Areas of Interest: Adjustment concerns, identity concerns and development, relationship concerns, emerging mental illness

Favorite Quote: "The only way out is through." - Robert Frost

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Yuhong He

Yuhong He, Ph.D.
Instructor/Psychologist
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach grounded in psychodynamic and relational/interpersonal theories, with heavy influence from cross-cultural and multicultural psychology.

Special Areas of Interest: Cross-national/cultural adjustment, transition, identity exploration, interpersonal and family of origin issues, anxiety, international/exchange students, Asian Americans, vocational/career development, training/supervision, outreach.

Favorite Quote: "I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

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Tammy Ahn Hock

Tammy Ahn Hock, MS, LPC, CAADC
Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor
Instructor/Counselor
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation/Special Areas of Interest I utilize cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and motivational-based strategies to assist my clients with addressing anxiety and panic, depression, trauma, anger, substance abuse, body image and relationship issues.

Fun Fact: Tammy is an avid runner and has finished 5 marathons, including the New York City Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon and Baltimore Marathon. She also enjoys weight and strength training, hiking, cycling and yoga.

Favorite Quote: “If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.” – Anonymous

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Meg Hoffer-Collins

Meg Hoffer-Collins, Psy.D.
Instructor/Psychologist
they/them/theirs

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal process incorporating dialectical-behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and self-compassion techniques.

Special Areas of Interest: Clinical interests include anxiety, depression, family and relationship distress, and working with diverse student populations (including LGBTQ+ individuals, students of color, students with disabilities, and international students.) Research interests involve social support networks of LGBTQ+ college students and the co-occurrence of LGBTQ+ identity and autism.

Fun Fact: They enjoy playing board games and tabletop roleplaying games, reading, and hanging out with dogs.

Favorite Quote: “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. They are chaotic, sometimes painful, sometimes contradictory, but they come from deep within us. And we must key into those feelings and begin to extrapolate from them, examine them for new ways of understanding our experiences. This is how new visions begin, how we begin to posit a new future nourished by the past.” - Audre Lord, 1982 interview

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Maria Marcelin

Maria Marcelin, LCSW, M.Ed.
Veterans Counselor
Instructor/Part-time Counselor 
She/they

Theoretical approach: Client-centered, biopsychosocial model from which Narrative, CBT, EMDR, and Gestalt elements integrate to promote a culturally competent, collaborative, strengths-based and emotions-focused approach.

Special areas of interest: Traumas (interpersonal abuse/neglect, transgenerational, systemic/historical), the mind-body connection, issues related to identity development, adjustment, moral injury, sexuality/LGBTQ+ and gender, and fish-out-of-water experiences. Multicultural issues (immigration/Third Culture Kids, foster histories, mixed socioeconomic class experiences) and issues of emotional and systemic justice.

Fun Fact: Instead of Santa Claus, Maria gives her child a gift and greeting card from an important historical or cultural figure for the winter holidays.

Favorite Quote: “Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.” Audre Lorde

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Dr. Kristin Mehr

Kristin Mehr, Ph.D.
Training Coordinator & Tenure and Promotion Coordinator
Associate Professor/Psychologist
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integration of primarily interpersonal, psychodynamic, and ACT theories with appreciation of multicultural identities and societal influences. Strong focus on self-compassion, acceptance of emotions, and mindfulness techniques.

Special Areas of Interest: Relational issues; family concerns; perfectionism and self-criticism; guilt and shame; grief and loss; sexual assault; body image and disordered eating concerns; identity exploration

Favorite Quote: "You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging." - Breneé Brown

 

Lori Mina, LPC

Lori Mina, LPC
Philadelphia Campus
Instructor/Part-Time Counselor
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Integration of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, DBT and mindfulness-based approaches.

Fun Fact: Lori enjoyed skydiving while enjoying the views of the Pacific Ocean!

Favorite Quote: : "Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." - William Shakespear

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Nardi

Samantha Nardi, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: I work from a relational, psychodynamic perspective prioritizing the therapeutic relationship as a mechanism of change. I integrate techniques from mindfulness, ACT, DBT, and Gestalt modalities to support healthy coping, self-compassion, and development of insight. I believe in understanding the individual within the context of the systems around them, including oppressive societal forces that impact psychological wellness.

Areas of Interest: self-compassion and self-criticism, individuation from family of origin, grief, and complex trauma

Fun Fact: I have a cat and a dog, both named after It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia characters!

Favorite Quote: "Don't wonder why people go crazy. Wonder why they don't. In the face of what we can lose in a day, in an instant, wonder what the hell it is that makes us hold it together." -Grey's Anatomy

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Stephanie Sibley, Psy.D.

Stephanie Sibley, Psy.D.
Clinical Coordinator
Assistant Professor/Psychologist
she/her/hers

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal and psychodynamic approaches. Also integrates elements of cognitive-behavior therapy, mindfulness and family systems

Special Areas of Interest: Trauma, family of origin concerns, interpersonal concerns, multicultural/diversity issues, spirituality, anxiety, depression and shame/self-compassion.

Favorite Quote: “Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.” - Brené Brown

 

Janelle Siblert

Janelle Silbert, M.A.
Clinical Case and Referral Specialist
she/her/hers

Areas of Interest: the therapeutic relationship; identity development, salience, and intersectionality; eating disorders and the relational self; shame and self-compassion.

Fun Facts: In Janelle’s free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her amazing catastrophically precocious daughter, and planning how she will s

Favorite Quote: Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. ― Brené Brown

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Ken Volk

Ken Volk, Psy.D.
Instructor/Psychologist
he/him/his

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal process therapy and time-limited dynamic psychotherapy, with influences from ACT and CBT within a multicultural framework

Special Areas of Interest: Working with clients who have experienced difficulty with or are currently navigating interpersonal trauma, family of origin concerns, self-compassion, multicultural issues, bicultural and Latinx identities, grief and loss, and OCD.

Fun Fact: Ken enjoys time with friends and family, playing or watching sports (especially soccer), board games, and cooking or trying new foods

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Therapy Dog

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Muddy “Mudd” Puddles
Embedded Therapy Dog
he/him/his


Special Area of Interest: Spending time with students, faculty, and staff; making people happy; belly rubs; dog treats
Fun Facts: Muddy loves to sleep, eat, and play with his doggy friends. He is dislikes baths/water and doesn't like to play fetch.
Favorite Quote: “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Marley

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Kelly Donegan
Clerk Typist II
she/her/hers

 

Fun Facts: Kelly loves spending time with family, cooking classes, playing card games, corn hole, the beach, Nashville, reading, and chocolate. She adores her 2 German shorthair pointers (Nylah and Murphy) and her grand fur baby Tucker. She also loves Muddy like one of her own and spoils him at work with Rachel Rays Meatballs.

Linda Ryan

Linda Ryan
Administrative Assistant

Fun Facts: In her free time, Linda enjoys reading, going to farmer's markets and flea markets. She loves animals and taking her rescue dog, Milo, to the dog park where he plays well (mostly) with the other dogs.

Favorite quote: Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! - Anne Frank

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