Students on the Pace Pleasantville Campus

New York City Staff

Senior Supervising Staff

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.

Richard Khan, Psy.D.

Associate Director/Director of Training
Marywood University, Clinical Psychology
New York State and New Jersey State licensed Psychologist
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, CBT
Professional Interest: Training and supervision, college/university students, gender identity, men’s issues, sexual orientation, complex trauma, acculturation/diversity, group therapy

Wendy Gonzalez-Canal, Ph.D.

Assistant Director/Group Coordinator
Ball State University, Counseling Psychology
New York State and New Jersey State licensed Psychologist
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal/Psychodynamic from a Multicultural Lens
Professional Interests: Interpersonal and relationship concerns, adjustment and identity development (racial, LGBTQ+, immigrant), trauma and recovery, group psychotherapy, training and supervision

Rhea Benjamin, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Graduate Center, City University of New York, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, and CBT informed
Professional Interests: Outreach, coping with anxiety and depression, multicultural psychology, issues related to race, gender and identity development, family systems, and complex trauma.

Part-Time Staff

Lanaya Wade, Psy.D.

Part-time Staff Clinician/AOD Specialist
George Fox University, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychoanalytic and CBT informed
Professional Interests: Positive psychology/human flourishing, harm reduction, multicultural psychology (racial, differently abled, LGBTQI+, immigrant, gender, religious and chronic poverty trauma), psychological testing, the Arts.

Erin Carpenter, Psy.D.

Part-time Staff Clinician
University of San Francisco, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic
Professional Interests: coping with depression and anxiety; trauma and recovery; identity development; relationship concerns; LGBTQ+ issues

Adjunct Supervising Staff

Rebeca Gonzalez-Scherman, Psy.D.

Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
Nova Southeastern University
New York State Licensed Psychologist

Regina Hund, Psy.D.

Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist

Support Staff

John Machado, B.A.

Office Coordinator

Adjunct Staff

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.

Nobuko Yoshizawa Meaders, C.S.W.

Intern Process Group Leader
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
University of Texas, Arlington
Psychoanalytic Training: Postgraduate Center for Mental Health-Psychoanalytic Institute

Health Service Psychology Interns 2020-2021

Gregory Weil, M.A.

The New School for Social Research
Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Irina (Serena) Tchania, M.A.

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Sekinat (JoJo) M. Kuku, M.A.

William Paterson University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Victoria Navarro, M.A.

William Paterson University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Health Service Psychology Externs 2020-2021

Benjamin (Ben) Dukas, B.A.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Daniel (Dan) Collins, M.S.Ed

Fordham University
Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

Emma Ritter, B.A.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Liorah Rubinstein, B.A.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Summer Interns 2022

Andrea Gonzalez Mendoza

University of Connecticut

Liliana Conroy

Vassar College

Suhani Ravani

The University of Texas at Austin

Thu Nguyen

Soka University of America