Meet the Counseling Staff


CPS Counseling Staff

All CPS counseling staff are specialists in college mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, test anxiety, and relationships.

Laura Alie
Laura Alie, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Interests: LGB identity development, gender identity and transgender identities, 1st generation college students, multicultural counseling, career development.
Elizabeth Aranda, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: multicultural psychology, feminist therapy, identity development, LGBTQ identity development relationships/couples, and first-generation students.
Susan Bell, PhD
Assistant Director, Outreach and Consultation Services;
Licensed Psychologist

Interests: suicide prevention, post-traumatic reactions, graduate student issues, integration of psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Yu Bi, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: anxiety and Depression; Helping International Students and Asian American Students; Emotional Crisis.
Additional Languages: Mandarin
Sasha Blum, PhD
Licensed Psychologist, Incentive Awards Program Counselor
Interests: low income and first generation college students, underrepresented student populations, sexual trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and career development.
Don Capone, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist Interests: cognitive-behavioral approaches to reducing anxiety, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, LGBTQ stressors and relationship challenges, coping with a loved one's mental illness, strategies for managing ADHD, mental health law, couples counseling and conflict resolution.

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Kin Ming Chan, PhD
Licensed Psychologist Interests: multicultural counseling, international students' adjustment issues, Asian students' identity development, LGBTQ issues, spirituality & mindfulness, holistic well-being.
Additional Languages: Cantonese
Richard Chiovarelli, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: anxiety, life transitions, multicultural issues, family conflict, relationship issues, couples therapy, and fulfilling one's academic/career potential.
Aaron Cohen, PhD
Licensed Psychologist Interests: Residence Life, adjustment/transition issues, Psychological First Aid, psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities, outreach and consultation.

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Claytie Davis III, PhD
Training Director;
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: multicultural counseling/supervision issues, black racial identity
and mental health/academic performance, career and life development coaching, ethics.
Jean Franco, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: Life transition issues, stress, brief therapy; intersections with class and LGBTQ. Managing learning, psychiatric, and other disabilities; and neuro-diversity.
Matt Goodman, PhD
Licensed Psychologist Interests: constructivism, using emotions in psychotherapy, masculinity and psychotherapy.
Amy Honigman, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: Transitions, anxiety, mindfulness/meditation, stress, wellness and resilience, diversity and belonging and LGBTQ ally
Carrie Guthrie, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Interests: mental illness early intervention and recovery, impact of mental illness on family, LGBTQ issues, family of origin issues, transition/adjustment
Holly Landsbaum, MSW Licensed Clinicial Social Worker
Interests: Interactive and supportive counseling to help meet academic and life goals. I work collaboratively to help you understand your unique life experiences in the context of your background and multicultural identities. I enjoy helping students with a broad range of concerns including: academic, relationship, family concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, being successful while living with serious and persistent mental illness and coping with crisis.
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Paige Lee, PhD
Licensed Psychologist Interests: cross-cultural counseling; academic, career, student development and family of origin issues; alcohol and drug use; crisis intervention.
Karen Lee Tsugawa, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Interests:developmental struggles, relationship issues, family dynamics, multicultural concerns, Asian-American identity development.

Bree McDaniel, PsyD
Registered Psychologist
Interests: African American/Black racial identity development, queer students of color, LGBTQ identity development, gender nonconformity, first-generation college students, identity intersection, multicultural counseling, complex trauma, adjustment/transition issues, anxiety, depression.
Chris McLean, PhD
Assistant Director, Career and Academic Programs;
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: family of origin issues, career development, sports psychology, cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression and anxiety.
Terrie Moore, MS
Career Counselor, UC Berkeley Staff Career Development Program
Interests: Career development throughout the adult lifespan based in understanding both oneself and the world of work.  Cultivating resilience amid the dynamic landscape of work in the 21st century.  National Certified Counselor and MBTI Certified Practitioner.
Veronica Orozco, PhD Licensed Psychologist
Interests: resilience of Latina/o students and other first-generation, low-income, underrepresented students, undocumented students, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, career development, loss/grief, relationship concerns, family of origin issues, LGBTQ ally.
Additional Languages: Spanish 
See her Staff Highlight Page
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Diana Peña, PhD
Licensed Psychologist

Interests: LGBTQ affirmative therapy;  immigrant and undocumented student mental health; queer students of color; spirituality;  Latino/a family health; grief/loss; adjustment; career development; sports psychology

Jonathan Peretz, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
Jeffrey Prince, PhD
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services; Licensed Psychologist Interests: campus mental health administration, career development, lesbian/gay/bisexual issues, psychological assessment.
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Gloria Saito, PhD
Associate Director, Counseling and Psychological Services; Licensed Psychologist
John Sauvé, PsyD
Coordinator of Group Program;
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: coping with transitions, managing depression, LGBTQ issues, professional ethics.
Samuel C. Tourek, PhD
Licensed Psychologist Interests: working with student athletes, mindfulness meditation, men’s issues, existential psychotherapy, multicultural competence in counseling, attachment, and brief/accelerated and experiential psychodynamic psychotherapies.
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Jung Yi, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
Additional Languages: Korean
Linda Zaruba, PhD
Triage/Crisis Manager;
Licensed Psychologist
Interests: depression and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychological consequences of reproductive events in women's lives, eating disorders.
Christine Zhou, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Additional Languages: Mandarin

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellows

Adisa T. Anderson, Ph.D.
Washington State University
Interests: African American/Black/African descent mental health and racial identity development, multicultural counseling/supervision issues, men’s concerns, underrepresented populations (e.g., students of color, 1st generation college students), alcohol and drug use, sexual-decision making, intimate relationship issues, spirituality, complex trauma, adjustment/transition issues, academic, career development, anxiety, depression, holistic well-being, outreach and consultation. Integration of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions.
Mark Barajas, Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
Interests: multicultural counseling, Latino racial/ethnic identity, grief and loss, men's concerns,  LGBTQ concerns, affects of parental alcoholism/drug abuse, 1st generation college students, undocumented
students, immigrant and international students, emotion-focused brief
(Additional Languages: Spanish)
Natalie A. Campos, Psy.D.
The Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Interests: identity development, LGBTQ issues, eastern and holistic approaches to mental health and well-being, multicultural psychology, and women's issues. 
Christine Chih-Ting Chang, Ph.D.
Loyola University Chicago
Interests: multicultural counseling, loss & grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, transition and adjustment, relationship issues.
(Additional Languages: Mandarin)
Karina Ramos, Ph.D.
University of Oregon
Interests: multicultural counseling, low income and first generation college students, underrepresented student populations, immigrant and undocumented mental health, sexual trauma, grief/loss, adjustment
(Additional Languages: Spanish)


Doctoral Psychology Interns

Yi Du, M.S.
Iowa State University
Interests: multicultural counseling, college adjustment and identity development, depression/anxiety, relationship concerns, emotional awareness, disordered eating and body image, career exploration, psychological assessments.  (Additional Languages: Mandarin)
Ivonne Mejia, M.S.
Loyola University Maryland
Interests: multicultural counseling; Latin@ mental health; underserved/
underrepresented student communities (e.g., first-generation, undocumented, students of color); identity development; adjustment/transitional concerns; relationship issues.
(Additional Languages: Spanish)
Heath Schechinger, M.S., M.Ed.
University of Kansas
Interests: LGBTQ identities, alternative relationships (kink, polyamory), anxiety disorders, 1st generation students, multicultural counseling. 


Career Counseling Interns

career counseling interns

  • Lillian Gonzalez, B.A. (MFT candidate), University of San Francisco
  • David Hayden, B.A. (M.A. candidate), St. Mary's College
  • Christina Cadang, B.A. (M.S. candidate), San Francisco State University


Molly Anderson, NP Mark Choa, MD Ron Elson, MD
Joan Facher, MD
Interests: general psychiatry, developmental issues.
Adam Frey, MD William MacMorran, MD
Maria Cristina Mendoza, MD Todd Mitchell, MD
Chief of Psychiatry
Interests: depressive disorders, anxious disorders & trauma, neuropsychodynamics, psychodynamic psychotherapies, student/young adult populations, and education
Kristine Panik, MD

CPS Administrative Staff

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Mahdi Ardestani Administrative Assistant Jennifer Corcoran
Records Coordinator
Lindsay Corcoran
Scheduling Coordinator
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Charmaine Harris
Administrative Assistant
Valerie Luluquisen Administrative Assistant Judy Patton
Administrative Assistant
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Michele Swide
Administrative Assistant
JoAnn Torres
Business & Operations Manager

Career Counseling Library Staff

Chris Garcia, B.S.
Administrative Assistant
Career Counseling Library
Paula Jung, M.A.
Library Manager
Career Counseling Library

Social Services Counseling Staff

Social Services staff specialize in helping students with the following health related concerns: pregnancy, nutrition, alcohol/drugs (one's own use or a friend or family member's), relationship violence, sexual assault/rape, and chronic or newly diagnosed illnesses or accidents. Counselors provide education, counseling, advocacy, referrals and assistance with academic, financial and related issues that may arise as a result of the above.

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Hillary Black, MSW
Clinical Social Worker
Interests: Alcohol and Other Drugs counseling, trauma counseling, sexual assault, spirituality, couples and family counseling, pregnancy, interpersonal violence, Internal Family Systems, informed by a multicultural perspective.
Paula Flamm, LCSW
Social Services Manager
Clinical Social Worker
Interests: health issues, pregnancy, violence, and post-trauma issues, health care systems and social work administration.
Maayan Greene, LCSW Clinical Social Worker
Interests: eating disorders, trauma issues, healthy relationships, identity development, mindfulness practices, including MBCT and DBT techniques, depression and anxiety, wellness and self care.
Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga
Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga
Clinical Social Worker University Village
Interests: immigration and mental health, attachment and dyad work with parent and child, infant mental health, healing trauma in children, Latino mental health, understanding cultural implications in mental health, art therapy, community mental health, bilingual/bicultural clinician.
Additional Languages: Spanish
Lisa Min, MFT
Clinical Social Worker
Interests: sexual assault, healthy relationships, trauma, chronic medical conditions, pregnancy issues, multicultural counseling, minority identity development, Asian-American, Asian & international student issues, holistic approaches to self care.
Additional Languages: Korean, Japanese
Toby Morris, MS, RD Registered Dietitian
Interests: Medical nutrition therapy for disease management and prevention. Specific areas of interest and expertise include weight management, eating disorders, and mindful eating.
See her Staff Highlight Page
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Tobirus M. Newby, MSW, ACSW
Clinical Social Worker
Interests: alcohol & other drugs counseling, domestic violence & sexual assault intervention, sexual health risk reduction, LGBTQ issues, trauma counseling, spirituality, intersectionality & multiculturalism.

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Robin Walley, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker Interests: alcohol and other drug counseling, harm reduction, LGBTIQ issues, multicultural issues, navigating multiple identities, self-injury.

Social Work Fellows

Molly Bilick, M.S.W.
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
Interests: Depression, anxiety, adjustment to college, trauma counseling, Alcohol and Other Drugs counseling, sexual assault, pregnancy, interpersonal violence, underserved populations, crosscultural counseling with a social justice perspective.
Karen Tsai, M.S.W.
Smith College
Interests: intersectionality and multiculturalism, social justice, psychodynamic psychotherapies, trauma healing, DBT, mindfulness and yoga, mind-body-spirit wellness, expressive arts.


Administrative Staff

Kimberley Mims
Social Services Assistant




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