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NYC Staff Members

Senior Supervising Staff

Heather Dawson, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, AOD Specialist
Fordham University, Counseling Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Professional Interests: Addictions, affect regulation issues, anxiety reduction and relaxation support; concurrent medical problems, including HIV/AIDS


Regina Hund, Psy.D.
Assistant Director/Director of Training
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic (Relational/Multicultural)
Professional Interests: Training and supervision; LGBTQA concerns and empowerment; multicultural awareness; process of acculturation; adjustment issues; trauma; sexual assault; identity issues; lesbian parenting; psychoanalytic theory; social justice.


Brian A. Petersen, Psy.D.
Associate Director/Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach Services
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Professional Interests: Suicide prevention; community psychology; adolescent and adult psychotherapy; professional supervision; existential psychotherapy; working with creative artists on craft development; paranormal aspects of grief and bereavement.


Richard N. Shadick, Ph.D.
Director
Pennsylvania State University, Clinical Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Theoretical Orientation: Psychoanalytic (Interpersonal/Relational)
Professional Interests: Psychoanalytic theory; child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy; group psychotherapy; psychological testing; trauma and recovery; supervision, suicide.


Faedra R. Dagirmanjian, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Boston College, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Relational, Psychodynamic
Professional Interests: Gender identity and gender role norms/socialization, adolescent and young adult development, college/university students, training and supervision


Yesel Yoon, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Relational, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral
Professional Interests: Emerging adulthood, mindfulness, phase of life concerns/transitions, social/cultural identities, social justice, group therapy, supervision


Adjunct Supervising Staff

Molly Grimes, Psy.D.
Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
Illinois School of Professional Psychology 
New York State Licensed Psychologist


 

Rebeca Gonzalez-Scherman, Psy.D.
Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
Nova Southeastern University
New York State Licensed Psychologist


Adjunct Staff

Nobuko Yoshizawa Meaders, C.S.W.
Intern Process Group Leader
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Universirty of Texas, Arlington
Psychoanalytic Training: Postgraduate Center for Mental Health-Psychoanalytic Institute


Daniella Lukashok, M.D.
Psychiatric Consultant
Albany College of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine (Licensed Psychiatrist N.Y.)
Board Certified in Psychiatry (ABPN) and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Psychoanalytic Training:  The New York University Psychoanalytic Institute.

Gauri Khurana, M.D., MPH
Psychiatric Consultant
Yale University School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine (Licensed Psychiatrist N.Y.)
Board Certified in Psychiatry (ABPN) and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
 


Office of Disability Services - Consultation

Kate Torres, M.Ed.
Associate Director, Office of Disability Services
William Paterson University, Master of Education in Professional Counseling, School and Mental Health CounselingProfessional
Interests: First generation college students with disabilities; acclimation of student veterans and military service members at the post-secondary level; disability as a form of diversity and the social justice movement; improving accessibility for students with severe visual impairments in higher education; web accessibility; Universal Design of Learning; enhancing the student experience for students with disabilities and the co-curricular experience of students with disabilities.

 


Ashley Sanguinetti, MSW
Coordinator, Office of Disability Services
Rutgers University, Master of Social Work
Professional Interests: Holistic wellness approach to working with college students; promoting empowerment and self-advocacy skills at the postsecondary level; implementing best practices when supporting students with disabilities; students with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the postsecondary level; exploring long term impacts of trauma and substance use as it relates to the postsecondary environment; and developing partnerships with community based resources.

 


Malina Persaud, BA
Accommodations Coordinator, Office of Disability Services
Pace University, Bachelors of Psychology
Professional interests: Students with disabilities in the post-secondary environment; suicide prevention when entering higher education; helping students with academic issues when entering higher education; multicultural education; improving society’s overall well-being by helping to improve vulnerable populations; testing anxiety and stress in higher education; benefits of mindfulness for stress reduction in higher education; exploring the impacts of gender roles. ​

 


Office Manager

Maisem Jaloudi, B.A.
Rutgers University, B.A. Sociology


Pre-Doctoral Intern Cohort 2017-2018

Jenna Blewis, Psy.M
Rutgers University NJ-Piscataway/New Brunswick
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology

Alexandria Cara (Alex), M.A
Chicago School of Psychology-Chicago Campus
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology

Sugandh Dixit, M.A.
Duquesne University
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Mark Teles M.A.
Alliant IU/CSPP-San Diego
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology


Pre-Doctoral Extern Cohort 2017-2018

Kristin Kim-Martin, M.ED.
Seton Hall University

Cambria Litsey, B.A.
Fordham University

Margaret McGuire (Maggie), B.A
Fordham University

Yubelky Rodriguez, M.A.
Seton Hall University


Summer Interns 2017

Annabess Ehrhardt
Emory University

Rihab Mahmood
New York University

Courtney Sinclair
Bates College

Gianna Smith
Penn State University