Psychologists

Annie Ahn, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Annie Ahn, Ph.D.
Annie Ahn, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

Bio

Hello and welcome to the Counseling Center! College can be an exciting time personally, academically, socially and spiritually. I feel fortunate to be part of students’ journey of self-discovery and growth. I am passionate about assisting students overcome challenges and attain lifelong skills. Working at three UC counseling centers and being UC undergraduate and graduate alumni, I am familiar with the quick pace of the quarter system and invested in helping students lead a balanced life that fits their values and priorities. I have special interests in multicultural counseling, Asian American mental health, child-parent intergenerational conflict, identity, intimate relationships, trauma and resilience, family concerns, anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. 

Publications

  • Kim, B. S. K., Ahn, A. J., Lam, A. N. (2009). Theories and Research on acculturation and enculturation experiences among Asian American families. In N. T. Trinh, Y. C. Rho, F. G. Lu, & K. M. Sanders (Eds.), Handbook of mental health in Asian American families (pp. 25-43). New York: Humana Press.
  • Kim, B. S. K., Ng, G. F., & Ahn, A. J. (2009). Client adherence to Asian cultural values, common factors in counseling, and session outcome with Asian American clients at a university counseling center. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87, 131-142.
  • Ahn, A. J. (2008). Bridging Intergenerational Gaps among Korean American Families. Germany: VDM Verlag.
  • Ahn, A. J., Kim, B. S. K., & Park, Y. S. (2008). Asian cultural values gap, cognitive flexibility, coping strategies, and parent-child conflicts among Korean Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14, 353-363.
  • Kim, B. S. K., Ng, G. F., & Ahn, A. J. (2005). Effects of client expectation for counseling success, client-counselor worldview match, and client adherence to Asian and European American cultural values on counseling process with Asian Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 67-76.

Anushree Belur, Psy.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Anushree Belur, Psy.D.
Anushree Belur, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles

Hello! I am glad to be part of the UCI community and serve the needs of students in my role as a psychologist at the Counseling Center. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement. I approach my role as a therapist with the goal of supporting you in this journey by creating a safe place for you to process your thoughts and emotions, and to help you explore and develop coping skills to change unhelpful patterns of behaviors. I have primarily worked with adults who have experienced anxiety, depression, academic concerns, relationship issues, trauma, and grief and loss. Additionally, I enjoy working with students exploring their identity from an intersectional and multicultural perspective. I integrate humanistic and cognitive behavior therapy approaches along with mindfulness practices, as mindfulness has been shown to be effective in reducing stress and depressive symptoms. I strongly believe that individuals are experts on themselves, and therefore, focus on tailoring therapy to meet my clients’ needs.

Liaison:  UCI Care Office and CEU Coordinator 

Publications and Presentations:

  • Balice G., Aquino S., Baer S., Behar, M., Belur, A., et al. (2019). A review of barriers to treating domestic violence for Middle Eastern women living in the United States. Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, 5(1), 30-36. doi: 10.17140/PCSOJ-5-146
  • Balice, G., Behar, M., Abughazaleh, T., Scheneman, K.A., Belur, A., & Baer, S. (September, 2018). Infidelity: A predictor of domestic violence. Poster Presented at Annual Summit International on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan (IVAT) 2018, San Diego, CA. 
  • Belur, A., Balice, G., Aquino, S., Baer, S., Flitter, J., & Scheneman, K. (2018, July). #MeToo: Now what? Exploring the factors and impact of self-disclosure of sexual assault in a public domain. Poster presented the Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies & Counselling Conference 2018, Vienna, Austria. 

 

Cynthia R. Canul, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Cynthia R. Canul, Ph.D.
Cynthia R. Canul, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychologist, Washing State University

Bio

Hello and welcome to the UCI Counseling Center! I am a bilingual/bicultural licensed clinical psychologist and have worked with children, adults, and college students in community mental health and counseling center settings. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced various forms of trauma, PTSD, anger management, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and couples counseling. Stop by and visit the Counseling Center and make an appointment. It always helps to speak to someone who will understand your adjustment on campus and/or struggles in your personal life related to family or other relationships. I try to create a place of warmth, acceptance and support where students can share and feel safe. I believe counseling should help you create your own personal empowerment and emotional wellness. I would like to learn more about you and how your experiences have made you the person you are today.

Recognition: Latina Business Woman of The Year –Recognized by the County of Orange, City of La Habra, and the Senate for the strong commitment to the Latina/o community.

 

Christine Catipon, Psy.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Christine Catipon, Psy.D.
Christine Catipon, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Bio

Hello and welcome to the UCI Counseling Center! As a proud UCI alum, I am thrilled to be a part of the Counseling Center team and support my Anteater community to the best of my ability. I believe that personal growth and healing can be made possible through a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship and in a safe and non-judgmental environment, so it is my intention to provide this for those whom I have the privilege to support. I work from a client-centered perspective that informs my integration of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strength-focused interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual, and my identity as a Filipinx-American infuses a multicultural perspective into all that I do. My goal as a therapist is to help clients develop a solid sense of self, which will enable them to openly connect with themselves and others from a place of authenticity, confidence, and self-respect. My professional areas of interest include depression and anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, diversity and intersectionality, AANHPI cultural concerns, mindfulness, self-esteem, spirituality and adjusting to life transitions. In my free time I love to sing, play the piano, watch movies, and spend time with my family, friends and beloved dog. I look forward to working with you!

Liaison: LGBT Rescource Center

Diana Chan, Psy.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Diana Chan, Psy.D.
Diana Chan, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

Bio

When working with a student, my goal is to understand how that student’s unique life experiences and past relationships have influenced the student’s overall sense of well being. My clinical interests include depression, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, identity, family or intergenerational conflict, Asian American mental health, multiculturalism, and the assessment of learning disabilities. I am bilingual in Mandarin Chinese/English, and enjoy working with students from diverse background.

Liaison: UCI Law School 

Nicole Chow, Psy.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Nicole Chow, Psy.D.
Nicole Chow, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute

Hello and welcome to the Counseling Center!  I am incredibly excited to be working at UCI and with you all. I work from an integrated approach that is both collaborative and supportive.  College is an exciting time where students get to explore not only their academic interests, but personal and career interests as well.  I strive to create a warm and safe environment for my students as they strive towards their personal and academic goals.  I believe that each individual has their own unique story and experience, and as such, tailor each treatment to the individual based on their needs.  My clinical areas of interest include depression, anxiety, identity development, trauma, relationship concerns and Asian American mental health.  I look forward to meeting you!

Liaison: Student Success Initiatives and eSports

Chun-Chung Choi, Ph.D. Director of Training/ Associate Director

Chun-Chung Choi, Ph.D.
Chun-Chung Choi, Ph.D.
Director of Training/ Associate Director

Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bio

Welcome! It’s a privilege and honor to be part of your journey at UCI! Having been a first generation college student, an international student, and an immigrant, I have been exposed to the feelings of being uprooted and lost sense of belonging. While college and graduate school experiences are exciting and fulfilling, it can also be challenging and daunting. My work then is to provide a safe space for students to share their unique experiences, enhance self-awareness, and to build supportive resources and strengths from within while allowing the recognition and action taking of the impacts from the cultural and systemic level. Collaboratively, I work with individuals with a variety of challenges including but not limited to academic, relationships, cross-cultural, international, trauma, and various mental health issues. I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and English. I look forward to working with you!

 

Publications: 

Suh, H., Rice, K. G., Choi, C.-C., van Nuenen, M., Zhang, Y. M., Morero, Y., & Anderson, D. (2016). Measuring acculturative stress with the SAFE: Evidence for longitudinal measurement invariance and associations with life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences. 89, 217-222.

Rice, K., Choi, C.-C., Zhang, Y., Morero, Y., & Anderson, D. (2012). Perfectionism, Acculturative Stress, and Depression Among International Students. The Counseling Psychologist. 40, 575-600.
 
Oh, E., Choi, C.-C., Neville, H. A., Anderson, C. J., & Landrum-Brown, J. (2010). Beliefs about Affirmative Action Attitudes: A Test of the Group-Interest and Racial Beliefs Models. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 3, 163-176.
 
Rice, K., Choi, C.-C., Zhang, Y., Villegas, J., Ye, H., Anderson, D., Nesic, A, & Bigler, M. (2009). International student perspectives on graduate advising relationships. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 3, 376–391.
 
Nesic, A., Choi, C.-C., & Anderson, D. (2009). Social connections for international students and spouses. In Evans, N., & Andrade, M. (Eds.), International students strengthening a critical resource (pp. 199-207). American Council on Education/Rowman & Littlefield.
 
Parker, M. & Choi, C.-C. (2009). Empathy training for ethnic and cultural awareness (ETECA). ​Tampa, FL: Microtraining Associates.
 
Choi, C.-C. & Lin, J.-c. G. (2008). Assimilation. In Leong, F. T. L. (Editor-in-Chief), Constantine, M. G., & Worthington, R. (Volume Editors), Encyclopedia of counseling: Volume 3. Cross-cultural counseling (pp. 1001-1004). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
 
Wann, D. L., Metcalf, L. A., Adcock, M. L., Choi, C.-C., Dallas, M. B., & Slaton, E. (1997). Language of sport fans: Sportugese revisited. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 1107-1110.

 

Yuri Choi, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Yuri Choi, Ph.D.
Yuri Choi, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, Ball State University

Bio

Hello and welcome to UCI Counseling Center! I have had the honor of working with college students at several university counseling centers and community clinics across the U.S. as well as South Korea, and I am so excited about having the opportunities to be part of your journey at UCI. In psychotherapy, I use an integrative approach, combining client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal theories, within a multicultural framework. My professional interests include multiculturalism/social justice, acculturation, adjustment difficulties, identity development, eating disorders/body image concerns, training/supervision, group therapy, outreach programming, anxiety, trauma, depression, and career concerns. I very much enjoy working with international students, students of color, LGBTQ students, graduate students, and first generation students. In addition, I can offer clinical and outreach services in both English and Korean languages. For my self-care, I enjoy traveling, knitting, practicing yoga, painting my nails, watching movies, going to art museums, taking walks, and being connected with my family and friends.

 

Liaison: Eating Disorder Treatment Team Coordinator 

 

Publications and Presenations 

Pillow, M., Bauer, C., Choi, Y., and Tallent, C. (2019, May). Creating and Maintaining Eating Disorders Treatment Resources on Campus: Navigating Challenges and Tips for Success, Panel Discussion at the Chicago Area College and University Eating and Related Disorders Symposium, Chicago, IL.

Bellare, Y., Michael, R., Gerstein, L. H., Cinamon, R. G., Hutchison, A., Kim, T., & Choi, Y. (2018). Future perceptions of U.S. and Israeli young male adults, Journal of Career Development https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845318763956

Sahai, N., Choi, Y., Hu, T., & Li, F. (2018, September). Considerations for working with international students in the current political climate, Workshop presentation at the 25th Annual Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues and the Role of Counseling Centers, Champaign, IL.

Taylor Damiani, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Taylor Damiani, Ph.D.
Taylor Damiani, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara

Bio: 

Welcome to the UCI Counseling Center! It is a privilege for me to walk alongside you in your journey. As people, I believe that we are more than our pain and want to lead meaningful lives congruent with our values. My approach tends to be compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I aim to provide culturally sensitive, trauma informed therapy, honoring your strengths, experiences, and intersecting identities. I warmly welcome clients from all backgrounds who have experienced marginalization because of race, ability, immigration status, sexuality and/or gender identity. Some of my professional areas of interest include trauma and resilience, power based personal violence prevention, social justice advocacy, collaborative efforts to advance community-level change, and working with international and first generation college students. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, biking, and playing badminton poorly. I look forward to our time together!

Liaison: Graduate Division

Frances Diaz, Psy.D Director

Frances Diaz, Psy.D
Frances Diaz, Psy.D
Director

Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University

Bio

Hello and Welcome to the Counseling Center! As a licensed bilingual psychologist I have had the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life through a number of settings. As an alumnus of UCI, I feel honored to return and have the opportunity to work with the diverse student population of this university. While I enjoy working with individuals facing a variety of challenges, my special interests are in addressing personal development, impact of family on academic achievement, first-generation college students, acculturation, international students, issues of adjustment, and Latino mental health. I recognize that higher education, whether it is undergraduate or graduate school, can be a difficult yet rewarding time in your life. Know that there are resources available to help you reach your full potential and goals. I look forward to meeting you!

Jessica Eldridge, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Jessica Eldridge, Ph.D.
Jessica Eldridge, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles at Alliant International University

Bio

Hello and welcome to the UCI Counseling Center!   In my work with students, I believe that the therapeutic alliance that develops between the client and the therapist is very important. I put effort and energy into developing a relationship that is caring, trusting, and collaborative. In this way, I think the best work can be done and you can get the most out of your therapy experience.  I enjoy working with a variety of concerns, and my areas of special interest include multiculturalism, identity and interpersonal relationship concerns, the incorporation of art into therapy and self-care, managing stress, anxiety, and depression, LGBTQ issues, and adjustment to transitions and new circumstances. I look forward to meeting you!

Liaison: Interactive Screening Program Coordinator 

Jonathan Flojo, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Jonathan Flojo, Ph.D.
Jonathan Flojo, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon

Bio

I want to help us live with purpose and meaning. Students and I focus on developing understanding, acquiring pragmatic skills, and experiencing compassion. My work centers on the intersection of connection and belonging. I build spaces where we can live authentically in community. In those places, we reinvent our family’s cultural traditions for our evolving world. My interests include educational equity, career and talent development, supervision, mentoring, contemplative spirituality, mindfulness, first generation college students, the LGBTQIA+ experience, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. I have experience teaching in a variety of settings from early intervention to graduate level and I have a background in large-scale implementation and policy research and evaluation. Outside UC Irvine, I am an indoor kid that spends time in mountains, forest, deserts, and tide pools.

Liaison: Middle Earth Residence Hall 

Meladee Garst, Ph.D. Director of Student Educational Programming and Outreach/ Assistant Director

Meladee Garst, Ph.D.
Meladee Garst, Ph.D.
Director of Student Educational Programming and Outreach/ Assistant Director

Bio: 

Welcome to the UCI Counseling Center! Working with the college student population has been my passion since graduate school. I have had the pleasure of working at several college counseling centers all over the United States, recently coming from Kansas! I am proud and excited to be in Califorinia and join the UCI Anteater family. My goal as a psychologist is to help clients reach their academic, social, and emotional goals by providing support, advocacy, coaching, and therapy. I find it very important to have a strong therapeutic alliance in working with clients and provide a space where they can feel safe and comfortable in exploring their presenting concerns. I enjoy working with a variety of presenting concerns but have areas of emphasis in working with LGBTQ identifed students, first-generation college students, students from diverse or marginalized backgrounds, identity development concerns, and relationship issues. I also have a special area of interest in providing outreach and educational programming to the campus community. I find it important to provide educational programming and outreach to our campus as a ways of prevention, but also in reaching students who are in need of counseling services. I look forward to working with you as a potential Counseling Center client or seeing you around campus at an outreach event! In my free time I love to craft by brining new life to old things, cook, hiking and biking, and playing with my nieces and nephews.

Tatiana Richard-Kassar, Psy.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Tatiana Richard-Kassar, Psy.D.
Tatiana Richard-Kassar, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, University of La Verne

Hello and welcome to the UCI Counseling Center! College is an exciting time that can also come with some challenges. Safety is really important and as a therapist I work from an integrative and collaborative approach to help students feel safe as we walk down an exploratory path together. I aim to meet a student where they are at, which allows for a unique experience for every student I work with. Having worked at a number of other university counseling centers, I am extremely passionate about working with young adults and students across the lifespan struggling with anxiety, depression, family/relationship conflict, and any sort of adjustment difficulties. I also have a special interest working with individuals experiencing any degree of disordered eating, body image disturbance, and/or challenge navigating how to “take up space” in the world. As a therapist, I aim to assist students in gaining insight into their intersectional context and strive to support students as they explore their identities and functioning based on where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they are going. I look forward to getting to you know!

Liaison: SOAR Center 

Mary Pat Kelly, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Mary Pat Kelly, Ph.D.
Mary Pat Kelly, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, University of Utah

Bio

Greetings - I am excited to be on staff here because I know that your Counseling Center is an amazing resource for the campus community and for you as a student of the University of California, Irvine. I am privileged to have trained here as an intern at the very start of my career and now to be back working with this dynamic population of students among a team of incredible professional colleagues. I believe that the college years are among the best period in life to take advantage of counseling opportunities because there is so much change going on in your lives and so much potential for positive growth that serves you for a lifetime.

My approach to student concerns combines a cognitive-behavioral framework with a developmental perspective on how your challenges have come to be and how best to overcome them towards optimal personal satisfaction and capability. I work with students on a variety of concerns including academic, personal and relationships issues in a collaborative style where you and I work together to identify, practice and strengthen the understandings and skills that best work to relieve your concerns and remove obstacles in the way of your best life.

Shaozhuan Li, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Shaozhuan Li, Ph.D.
Shaozhuan Li, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, University of Indiana Bloomington

Bio

Hello and welcome to the Counseling Center!

Life is a journey filled with challenges and opportunities. My philosphy as a counseling psychologist is to really see and understand my clients as who they are, who they want to be, and what they want to get out of their lives. My work has always been in line with the research results that therapeutic relationship is essential for clients' change and development. Therefore, my goal is to provide individualized and secured space for my clients to explore themselves, as being both independent individuals and interdependent members of their unique context/system. I adopt an intergrative counseling approach consisted of a broad range of knowledge, skills, abilities, research, and intuition, including ACT (Acceptence and Commitment Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Constructivist School of Thoughts, Person Center Therapy, and multiculturism). I believe in the self-agency and autonomy of clients in the process of their exploration and change, I look forward to assisting.

I came to the US from Beijing, China, 9 years ago in pursuit of a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology in Indiana University Bloomington. I graduate in the year of 2017, and have been a licensed clinical psychologist since 2019. I have experience working with diverse student populations, including but not limited to first generation college students, racial/ethnical minorities, second generation immigrants, international students, and I'm particularly interested in cross cultural communication, cultural immersion, and adjustment and adaptation to college life, as well as supporting social justice and equality to underserved/underrepresented students.

To relax, I enjoy cooking, swimming, playing guitar, and reading numerous books.

Liaison: DREAM Center

Debbie Liu, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Debbie Liu, Ph.D.
Debbie Liu, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California

Bio

Welcome to the Counseling Center!  I feel it is a privilege to be part of my clients’ journey as I help students to develop coping skills to manage depression and anxiety, and to begin to live the life that brings them happiness.  I am trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist and use tools from that framework specifically tailored to the needs of my clients.  My clinical interests include social anxiety, PTSD, identity issues and depression.  I look forward to working with you!

Stephanie Loftis, Psy.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Stephanie Loftis, Psy.D.
Stephanie Loftis, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, Pacific University School of Professional Psychology

Bio 

Hello and welcome to the UCI Counseling Center! Working with college students has been a passion of mine since graduate school, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at several college counseling centers along the West coast. As a former UC undergraduate student, I am thrilled to now be a part of the Anteater community and look forward to possibly working with you on your collegiate journey. I believe a strong therapeutic alliance is central to one’s personal growth and healing process; therefore, I work hard to develop a relationship with each student that is trusting, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I work from a multicultural, client-centered perspective, combining cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapies with mindfulness-based strategies, tailoring my style to fit your needs and treatment goals. My approach to therapy can be described as compassionate, active, and gently challenging, utilizing humor and warmth to balance the difficulty of therapy. My professional areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, relationship issues, identity development, life/role transitions, academic/career concerns, and assessment of learning disorders. I welcome all facets of diversity and identity into my practice. I believe our varied, intersecting identities have a profound impact on the way we view and interact with the world, and I also believe that we are innately programmed to strive toward personal growth and wellbeing. I welcome the opportunity to support you on your journey toward harnessing your inner strength and taking steps toward a happier, healthier you.

Liaison: Assessment Coordinator 

Pavaninder S. Mann, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Pavaninder S. Mann, Ph.D.
Pavaninder S. Mann, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

Bio

Greetings and welcome.  In my work with students, I emphasize the importance of personal responsibility, the power of choice, and making informed decisions to improve one’s quality of life.  I believe university students are at an incredibly powerful and meaningful point in their lives, both personally and academically.  Through building of a therapeutic relationship that is based on trust and rapport, my hope is that students will learn how to identify potential road blocks on their journey to success, as well as identify and build upon their own personal strengths and coping skills.  I see my role as a psychologist as multifaceted.  Sometimes I teach students coping skills to manage depression, stress, and anxiety.  Other times I am there to listen to problems they are having in relationships and family issues.  I have experience working with treating depression, stress, and anxiety through cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).  I also have experience with solution-focused, goal-oriented therapy, as well as therapy focusing on relationships and family dynamics.  My goal is to help students learn ways in which they can overcome obstacles and move forward with achieving the goals they set for themselves.  I look forward to working with you here at the UC Irvine Counseling Center.

Shruti Mukkamala, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Shruti Mukkamala, Ph.D.
Shruti Mukkamala, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bio

Hello and welcome to the Counseling Center! I am a former international student who has been living in the U.S. since I came here more than a decade ago. I value education and the opportunities it brings, and look forward to helping students as they navigate their educational journey. My experiences of being a first-generation immigrant and a woman of color in the U.S. have deeply impacted my personal identity and professional interests. I have a particular interest in working with women of color in STEM fields, international and immigrant students, graduate students and Asian and Asian American students. While I enjoy working with a wide range of students related to their concerns, particular areas of experience include body image difficulties, relationships, acculturation, intergenerational communication, anxiety and stress related to discrimination. I work collaboratively within a Cognitive-Behavioral framework and am an advocate for my clients. Along with individual therapy, I enjoy conducting group therapy and engaging in outreach and consultation with the greater campus community. My research intersects with my clinical interests and is broadly focused on racial discrimination and its impact on mental health and lived experience. I look forward to working with you soon!

Liaison: Womxn's Hub and Cross Cultural Center 

Publications

  • Mukkamala, S., & Suyemoto, K. L. (2018). Racialized sexism/sexualized racism: A multimethod study of intersectional experiences of discrimination for Asian American women. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 9(1), 32-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aap0000104

Jessica R. Ortega, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist/ C.O.A.C.H. Program Coordinator

Jessica R. Ortega, Ph.D.
Jessica R. Ortega, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist/ C.O.A.C.H. Program Coordinator

Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University

Bio

Bienvenidos! (Welcome!) I am delighted and privileged to be able to work with you amazingly gifted UCI students whether it be through therapy or community outreach, which may include teaching, workshops, and mentoring.  My work with students is guided by a multicultural lens that seeks to understand and honor their unique stories and intersectional identities within their social-cultural communities.  I feel that cultural humility is salient in my role as a therapist. As a first generation to college, Latina, I am mindful of my own story, how that has shaped my worldview and the importance of cultivating a space of inclusivity. I intentionally seek to facilitate opportunities for authentic expression from my clients and encourage them to honor their strength and resiliency. I too learn from my clients.  Although I work from a generalist approach, I do possess clinical interests that include working with issues related to college adjustment and academic persistence, Latin@/x mental health, the 1st generation and transfer student experience, eating disorder/body image concerns and spirituality in the healing process. I embrace an additional passion for leadership development, training and peer program coordination and supervision. Ultimately I see myself as an advocate to our students and seek to serve as a resource and bridge for them as they navigate the college experience. It brings me great joy serving our student community, and ultimately empowering them to own their stories, and strengthen their voice, spirit and leadership as agents of change. On a personal note, I have a passion for dance, teaching Zumba and enjoying quality time with my family and friends. Have a blessed day!  Zot Zot Zot!!!

Liaison: Mesa Court Residence Hall and C.O.A.C.H Coordinator 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Dixon Rayle, A., Sand, J. K., Brucato, T., & Ortega, J. (2006). The “Comadre” group approach: A Wellness-based group model for monolingual Mexican women. Journal of Specialists in Group Work, 31, 1-20.
  • Ortega, J. (2019). Supervising paraprofessionals: A multicultural perspective. In T.R. Burnes & J. E. Manese (Eds.), Cases in multicultural clinical supervision: Models, lenses, and applications (pp. 97-113). Cognella, Inc.

Kanwarjit Pahwa, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Kanwarjit Pahwa, Ph.D.
Kanwarjit Pahwa, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, University of Tennessee At Knoxville

Bio

Hello and welcome to UCI Counseling Center! I am excited to be a part of the UCI community and provide quality psychological services to contribute to student’s mental health. As much as college can be exciting, it sometimes can be overwhelming due to various adjustment challenges. I am grateful to be at the Counseling Center to extend my unconditional support for those who want to bring change in their current situation. As a former international student and a woman of color, I recognize that culture and various identities play a vital role in our lives. My work centers around building meaningful therapeutic alliance with clients, while also practicing from evidence based approach. My work is embedded in principles of social justice and multiculturalism. In my career, I have been privileged to work with students from diverse backgrounds and identities. My professional area of interest includes, but is not limited to: working with international students, undocumented students, Asian American mental health, marginalized groups, traditional and non-traditional first generation students, adjustment to college, cultural adjustment, relationship problems, academic problems, career issues, anxiety, depression stress and time management.

Liaisons: International Center

Ylena D. Shayne, Psy.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Ylena D. Shayne, Psy.D.
Ylena D. Shayne, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, Biola University

Greetings and welcome to the Counseling Center! I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to come alongside and assist UCI students as they work towards achieving their academic and personal life goals. I approach students’ concerns with benign curiosity, compassion and tenderness and encourage students to do the same. Using an integrative treatment approach, I facilitate deep, mindful reflection upon personal experiences and authentic expression of affect, with the intention of moving students toward greater insight, self-awareness and overall wellbeing. I also welcome humor into the therapeutic process, recognizing that levity can often provide relief from challenges and facilitate positive change. I work with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, partner relationship issues, adjustment to college/career, and personal/sexual/gender identity development. I also have a special interest in working through issues associated with the intersection of spirituality and mental health, sexuality and/or sexual identity; concerns related to diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder; and animal-assisted therapy as a health service psychology intervention.

Liaison: Disability Services Center 

Spurty Surapaneni, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Spurty Surapaneni, Ph.D.
Spurty Surapaneni, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Counseling Psychology, Iowa State University

Bio:

Hello and welcome to the Counseling Center!

As a clinician, I am passionate about how stories shape who we are and how we navigate the world, specifically how experiences of disempowerment and disconnection impact view of self and others. I use a strengths-based approach to help students identify strengths and increase self-confidence, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. I truly believe that a warm, genuine, and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential to helping students feel empowered and connected to self and others. If I am your counselor, I look forward to the honor of hearing your story and helping you navigate your path at UCI.My professional interests include identity development, self-compassion and self-empowerment, multicultural concerns-cultural trauma, working with Middle Eastern and South Asian populations, destigmatizing mental health, group therapy, outreach/prevention, and supervision/training.

A bit about me: I am originally from India but moved to the United States when I was 8 years old. I have lived across the globe from places in India, Kenya, and the United States. Being a world traveler, I absolutely enjoy learning about and immersing myself in new cultures. I have a strong passion for social justice and advocacy and look forward to continuing that at UC Irvine. In my free time, I love to puzzle, read mystery thrillers and of course binge Netflix! I am excited to be here and learnall the gems this Irvine campus has to offer. Go Anteaters!

Liaison: Group and Workshop Coordinator 

Saimir Thano, Ph.D. Senior Staff Psychologist

Saimir Thano, Ph.D.
Saimir Thano, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Clinical Psychology, Alliant IU/ CSPP - Los Angeles

Bio

Mirësevini (Welcome) to UCI Counseling Center. I feel fortunate to be part of the CC team and for the opportunity to give back to the UCI Community. I am dedicated to providing the support needed for students to live a more successful and healthier life. I have a holistic approach to working with students, which includes the mind, body, and emotions. I view individuals as whole beings who are made up of interdependent parts with each part playing an important role for optimal psychological wellbeing. I work with students to obtain physical, mental, and emotional balance. As a first generation immigrant I am also sensitive to issues of diversity, thus in my work I utilize a multicultural lens while focusing on the therapeutic relationship. My clinical areas of interest include acculturation related issues, adjustment to college, men's issues, first generation and/or transfer students, non-traditional and international students, and ethnic identity issues. My research focuses on multicultural/multiracial relationships, the impact of acculturation on psychological wellbeing and romantic relationship satisfaction, and ethnic identity as a protective factor. I look forward to hearing from you and working together to reach your goals.

Liaison: Arroyo Vista Residence Hall; PEER Educators Coordinator

Rodolfo Victoria, Ph.D. Director of Quality Assurance/Assistant Director

Rodolfo Victoria, Ph.D.
Rodolfo Victoria, Ph.D.
Director of Quality Assurance/Assistant Director

Counseling Psychology, Teachers College - Columbia University

Bio

Bienvenidos! (Welcome!) It is a tremendous pleasure to be part of the Counseling Center here at UC Irvine. As a first-generation college student, my personal experiences have influenced my research and clinical interests which have focused on racial & ethnic identity development as well understanding how individuals navigate through various, and often conflicting, cultural demands. Together, students and I work collaboratively in enhancing self-awareness and exploring how our personal and collective, cultural histories influence our present day-to-day functioning.

I strongly believe that each of us has the resiliency to work through life’s hurdles and I help students identify these inner strengths with empathic support & insight. While therapy can be a challenging process, I encourage students to challenge and identify potential psychological barriers & patterns that prevent them from achieving their personal/professional goals as well as developing meaningful relationships. I look forward to working with you!!!

Publications

  • Carter, R. T., Mazzula, S., Victoria, R., Vazquez, R., Hall, S., Smith, S, Sant, S., Forsyth, J., Bazelais, K., & Williams, B. (In Press). Initial Development of the Race-Based Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale: Assessing the emotional impact of racism. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy.
  • Kohatsu, E., Victoria, R., Lau, A., Flores, M., & Salazar A. (2011). Analyzing anti-Asian prejudice from a racial identity and color-blind perspective. Journal of Counseling & Development, 89(1), 63-72.

Vivian Yamada, Psy.D. Clinical Director/ Associate Director

Vivian Yamada, Psy.D.
Vivian Yamada, Psy.D.
Clinical Director/ Associate Director

Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bio

Welcome! College and graduate school can be so fulfilling, but can also lead to many stressors and challenges. I greatly value the opportunity to work with UCI students to help them navigate their roles as students and their additional relationships with family members, friends, romantic partners, colleagues and others. I enjoy working with students who have a variety of concerns and adapt my therapeutic approach to what a particular student needs. Most importantly, I believe a client needs to feel safe and understood given the vulnerability that can be present in counseling. In addition, I frequently find it helpful to explore how a client’s various relationships can function better in the client’s life as these relationships are often connected to their concerns. Some of my special interests are couples therapy, trauma and abuse, and multicultural issues including LGBT and multiracial/multi-ethnic issues.

Liaison: Student Health Center Primary Care

Clinical Social Worker

Yesenia Flores, LCSW Clinical Social Worker

Yesenia Flores, LCSW
Yesenia Flores, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

University of Southern California

Welcome to the Counseling Center! I am excited to be part of this amazing team as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have worked providing case management services to children and families in the welfare system, as well as with clients struggling with severe mental illness in the inpatient mental health setting. I have also taught case management to undergraduate students at the University level.  I am passionate about working with students and connecting them to the appropriate services to help them reach success in their education and life goals. I’m excited to work with you and contribute to your success at UCI.

Liaison:  Campus Social Workers and Local Community Agencies 

Ilana Rosenberg, LCSW Clinical Social Worker

Ilana Rosenberg, LCSW
Ilana Rosenberg, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

The University of Toronto

Bio

I am thrilled to be a part of the Counseling Center team and the UCI community! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker originally from Canada and have also lived and worked in the mid-west.  As a Counseling Center social worker, I can advocate for UCI students and provide them with referrals, resources and support if required.  I hope I can help you thrive and succeed here at UCI!

Liaison: Campus Social Workers and Local Community Agencies 

Heather Schmidt, LCSW Clinical Social Worker

Heather Schmidt, LCSW
Heather Schmidt, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

Cal State University Long Beach

Bio

It’s an honor to work at the UCI Counseling Center as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked across Los Angeles and Orange County providing case management services to clients from a variety of personal backgrounds, including those struggling with severe and persistent mental illness as well as substance abuse. My passion is to help others get connected to services that can help support their life goals. I hope I can be of help and support to you in your time at UCI!

Liaison: Campus Social Workers and Local Community Agencies 

Psychology Interns and Postdoctoral Fellow

Lydia HaRim Ahn, M.A., M.S.Ed Doctoral Intern

Lydia HaRim Ahn, M.A., M.S.Ed
Lydia HaRim Ahn, M.A., M.S.Ed
Doctoral Intern

Graduate Program: Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Bio 

Hello! Welcome to the UCI Counseling Center. I feel privileged to be in this space and to serve the UCI campus community. My approach to therapy stems from a psychodynamic, interpersonal approach while incorporating a multicultural framework. I hope to create a safe and comfortable environment where you can express yourself and be heard. Together, we cam explore what is going on in the here-and-now and connect our present and past selves. We will work together to notice patterns within the therapeutic context and in our lives to gain an awareness and understanding of how our previous experiences shape our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. In addition, I strive to understand how our cultural background and experiences of power, privilege, and oppression can shape our experiences and sense of self. My hope is that we can develop a strong relationship and work together to create a meaningful life that is consistent with your values and goals. My clinical interests are experiences of oppression among marginalized communities especially students of color, international students, and immigrants, racial socialization, parenting, attachment, interpersonal concerns, body image, therapist training, and trauma. I love to hike, read, play volleyball, dance, yoga, and write Yelp reviews. I look forward to the possibility of working with you. 

Liaison: Cross Cultural Center and Womxn's Hub

Gabe Corpus, M.A., M.S. Doctoral Intern

Gabe Corpus, M.A., M.S.
Gabe Corpus, M.A., M.S.
Doctoral Intern

Graduate Program: Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University

Bio 

Hello and welcome! I am excited to come back to UCI as an Anteater Alum graduating in 2014 to provide mental health services for the community. As a Doctoral Intern this year, I hope to connect with all students as a resource for understanding their mental health, therapy, and how to live healthy lives.  I’ve worked in multiple college counseling centers and I am always astounded by the creativity, resiliency, and energy that college students have. I know that college is a time where you can explore your identity and what it means to be independent, but that it can also be stressful or lonely.  My approach to therapy is strengths and compassion based utilizing a multicultural lens. I also use mindfulness practices to help ground and give space my clients.  As a 2nd generation Filipino American student, it is important for me to connect on all the different intersecting layers of identity that we may have as well.  My clinical areas of interest include Asian American Pacific Islander issues (with a focus on Filipinx communities), identity issues, adjustment to college, and navigating interpersonal relationships.  Outside of work I am an active gamer, I play the ukulele, I love cooking, and spending time with friends and family.  I look forward to working or talking with you! Zot Zot Zot!

Liaison: Student Success Initiatives 

Shao-Jung "Stella" Ko , M.Ed. Doctoral Intern

Shao-Jung "Stella" Ko , M.Ed.
Shao-Jung "Stella" Ko , M.Ed.
Doctoral Intern

Graduate Program: Counseling Psychology, University of Denver

Bio

Hello Anteaters! I am excited and honored about serving the UCI Community and facilitating some of your healing journeys! As a first-generation, Asian international student myself, I am passionate about helping students with cross-cultural adjustment, college stress management, career decision-making process, and identity exploration using a strength-based approach. I view humans as resilient learners who are capable of developing healthy coping skills through empowerment and guidance. As your therapist, I will invite you to set goals for therapy and I foster progress towards your goals while exploring the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I consider a collaborative, trustful relationship as the key to effective psychotherapy, and I strive to understand my clients in a multicultural lens to establish a nonjudgmental space. Being a proud Taiwanese, I am fluent in providing counseling in both Mandarin Chinese and English. Aside from clinical work, I love doing arts, baking, eating, hiking, and hanging out with cats. I look forward to hearing your story and bringing your strengths to action!

Liaison: Internatioinal Center 

Apoorvee Sawhney, M.Ed. Doctoral Intern

Apoorvee Sawhney, M.Ed.
Apoorvee Sawhney, M.Ed.
Doctoral Intern

Graduate Program: University of Missouri, Counseling Psychology

Bio: 

Welcome! Congratulations on making it to this point in your personal and professional journey. I feel grateful to be able to work alongside UCI students to support them in achieving their unique goals. I see the relationship between myself and the students as sacred. There is power in creating a space that is safe, trusting, and warm. I believe that positive psychological change occurs when an individual is freed to become and experience one’s authentic self within a supportive relationship. As an international trainee I am also sensitive to issues of diversity, thus in my work I utilize a multicultural lens. I work with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, adjustment to college/career/U.S, family concerns, spirituality, and identity development. I also enjoy engaging in outreach and consultation with the campus community. My clinical and research interests include multicultural issues, mentorship and training, and career development.  On a personal note, I enjoy connecting with family and friends, exploring new places, and eating desserts! I also practice Nichiren Buddhism and love spending time with my community. I welcome the opportunity to support you by tapping into your happier and healthier self as you give yourself the gift of therapy!

Liaison: Graduate Division 

Lupe Herrera, Psy.D. Postdoctoral Fellow

Lupe Herrera, Psy.D.
Lupe Herrera, Psy.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Program: Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology

Bio:

Welcome! It is an honor and privilege to be a member of the counseling center team and to work with UCI students. My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, compassionate, and exploratory. I welcome and embrace diversity in treatment, as my work is guided through a multicultural lens. As a Mexican-American, Lesbian, cisgender woman, I understand the importance of creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive space. In treatment with me, I desire for you to come as you are and intentionally work towards providing a safe, supportive space. My clinical areas of interest include adjustment to college, women’s issues, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, sport performance, Latinx mental health, and LGBTQIA+ and multicultural issues. I also have a special interest in working through issues associated with intersectionality of identities. On my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, quality time with family and friends, Crossfit, and playing soccer. I look forward to the possibility of working with you here at UC Irvine Counseling Center.

Liaison: UCI Athletics

Support Staff

Erika Anuskiewicz Management Services Officer

Erika Anuskiewicz
Erika Anuskiewicz
Management Services Officer
Bio
Hello Anteaters!  I am the Counseling Center’s Management Services Officer and have been with UCI and the Counseling Center since September 2018.  The majority of my professional career has been in human resources, marketing, and administration, but I have also gained a lot of valuable experience through many years of volunteering for community organizations.  I am responsible for ensuring that the behind the scenes operations of the Center are running smoothly and providing human resources support to the Staff.  I also supervise the Administrative Staff so you will probably see me answering the phones and helping out at the front desk from time to time.  I value the importance of higher education and have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC San Diego and a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University.  I look forward to helping the center help you!

Mala Chawla Administrative Assistant Temp

Bio: 

I am thrilled to be a part of the UCI Counseling Center team! I recognize the immense pressure and challenges that students face today as I have two college going kids myself. We are here to help and support you so please do not hesitate to reach out.

Tracee Dones Administrative Assistant Temp

Bio: 

Hello Anteaters, Welcome to the counseling center! My name is Tracee Dones, and it is an honor to be a team member of the counseling center. At UCI, we believe that the overall counseling experience should be a collaborative and supportive journey to help every student achieve their goals while connecting with the resources and services they need. I believe that as humans, we thrive when we feel secure and safe. Outside of work, when I am not traveling, I enjoy going to concerts, sporting events, and spending quality time with my family. I look forward to meeting all of the students that walk through the door!

Nancy Hernandez Administrative Assistant Temp

Nancy Hernandez
Nancy Hernandez
Administrative Assistant Temp

Bio: 

Hello fellow Anteaters! My name is Nancy Hernandez and I am a fellow UCI alumus (zot zot zot). I received my Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology in June 2021 (yes, I was a pandemic graduate). As a first-generation, low-income, adult learner, transfer student, I found navigating higher education to be difficult and stressful; however, the UCI Counseling Center helped me learn how to balance my load and also directed me to other helpful on-campus resources. In addition, the counseling center helped me learn more about myself and my habits, so I am excited to provide the services I needed to succeed as a student to my fellow UCI family! I also worked as a server at UCI Catering and as a Peer Educator for the Student Success Initiatives as an undergraduate student, so I am knowledgeable on the campus as well as other helpful resources for low-income and first-generation students. Please stop by our front desk and ask me questions about our counseling center services and I am happy to answer any questions you may have pertaining to my experience as a transfer student or student worker on campus. Quick study tip: lo-fi study beats/tranquil music helped me stay focused and relaxed as I studied!

Jamie Jones Counseling Center Coordinator

Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
Counseling Center Coordinator

Bio: 

Jamie Jones is the Counseling Center Coordinator and has been with UCI since 2004. She provides administrative support to the Counseling Center staff and is happy to assist students, staff and others with questions regarding the services offered by the Counseling Center. Jamie is also Green Dot certified and believes that UCI can be a leader in reducing violence on college campuses using proactive violence prevention strategies and good bystander intervention. Jamie also facilitates HealthRHYTHMS drum circles for various departments on campus for teambuilding and stress reduction. She has a B.B.A in Marketing from Texas Tech University and has many years of experience working in Academic settings here and abroad. She has also held positions working for large corporations and small businesses. She is happy to use her organizational, business and support skills to assist students and staff here at UCI.

Sofia Men Administrative Assistant Temp

Sofia Men
Sofia Men
Administrative Assistant Temp

Hello and welcome to the UCI Counseling Center, Anteaters! As a proud UCI alumna with a BA in Psychology, I am honored to serve you. As a first-generation, low-income, Asian American, navigating higher education was difficult for me, however, the counseling center provided me with the guidance and resources that I needed to thrive and succeed. I was able to learn crucial skills to navigate my interpersonal relationships, overcome anxiety, and healthy coping skills to deal with stressful situations. I am eager to help other students who may also be struggling. I feel so privileged to be able to give back to the campus and community that transformed my life. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding our counseling services or campus life, I would love to help you!

Alice Nguyen Administrative Assistant Temp

Alice Nguyen
Alice Nguyen
Administrative Assistant Temp

Bio: 

As a UCI alumna with a B.A. in English, I am honored to serve you at the Counseling Center’s front desk. Having pursued higher education as a first-generation student and Vietnamese American woman, I understand that college students face unique obstacles and believe that they deserve the utmost support from their campus community, so that they may have fulfilling college experiences. During my time here, I have had the privilege of working as a Peer Academic Advisor for the School of Humanities and as a Contact Tracer for the COVID-19 Response Team in the Program in Public Health; as such, I am excited to continue helping UCI students at our very own counseling center. Please feel welcomed to reach out to us so that we may assist you!

Brianna Wynn Pinkerton, B.S. Administrative Assistant Temp

Brianna Wynn Pinkerton, B.S.
Brianna Wynn Pinkerton, B.S.
Administrative Assistant Temp

Bio: 

Greetings Anteaters, my name is Brianna Pinkerton and I’m excited to work for UC Irvine’s Counseling Center. I graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Business Management, August 2019. Education is very important to me which is why I look forward to servicing our students, parents, faculty, and staff. Cheers to a successful school year and congratulations to all future endeavors!

Nicole Rivera Administrative Assistant Temp

Bio: 

Hello, I am so grateful to be here with all you fellow anteaters and help you all in anyway I can. Coming from working in the healthcare and pediatric field, it’s an honor to be able to expand my learning here as well as share my knowledge. College can be a time of great change, transition and excitement. Please do not hesitate to give us a call or come into the office as we are all here to assist, help, listen and get you the assistance you need. We all need a little guidance, laughter and a breath of fresh air now and then, just smile.

Valerie Ruiz Administrative Assistant

Valerie Ruiz
Valerie Ruiz
Administrative Assistant

Bio: 

Welcome to the Counseling Center Anteaters! What an honor it is to be here at the UCI counseling center. Having a B.A in Psychology from Cal State Dominguez Hills is an amazing feeling as I am the first generation to go to college. Studying in field of Behavioral Psychology was important for me because mental health should be acknowledged. I am here to help, listen, and get you connected to the right services that you are looking for. Outside of the counseling, I love to spend time with my family, go to target, and watch movies.

Olivia Sheppard Administrative Assistant Temp

Olivia Sheppard
Olivia Sheppard
Administrative Assistant Temp

Hi all! I’m Olivia, an Admininstrative Assistant here at the UCI Counseling Center. After a few years developing a background in social services and community healthcare, I’m thrilled to be back on a college campus. I have a strong appreciation for public institutions, especially universities, where the density of resources is unparalleled and my value of information and resource accessibility is shared. It’s important to me that students from all backgrounds feel comfortable with and entitled to every resource the university has to offer. I look forward to contributing to this and to students’ academic and personal success through the work we do here at the Counseling Center. Zot.

Victoria Tibbetts Administrative Assistant

Victoria Tibbetts
Victoria Tibbetts
Administrative Assistant

Bio

As one of the Counseling Center’s front desk staff, I enjoy getting to interact with all the students who call us or come through our doors, and to help them find the type of services that are right for them.  Feel free to reach out to us if you’re ever in need of a little help; that’s what we’re here for!