The Department of Counseling
For Faculty & Staff

 

Liaisons to Academic Departments
The Counseling Department assigns counselor liaisons to academic and student service departments. The purpose of the counselor liaison is to act as a consultant to faculty and staff that observe students with distressed, disruptive or dysregulated behaviors. The list of counselor liaisons can also be obtained from the Counseling Services website. During business hours Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, you can call the Counseling Department (212.237.8111) and request a consultation. The counselor liaison will assist you in assessing concerns, gauging the safety risk and developing appropriate responses. When appropriate, the counselor liaison will recommend referral to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) or the Security Department. During all other hours contact the Security Department at 212.237.8888.

Counselors

COUNSELING FACULTY/STAFF LIAISON SPECIALTY/AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
LIAISON DEPARTMENT(S)

Gerard W. Bryant, PhD
Director of Counseling
Room L68.05NB
646-557-4552
gwbryant@jjay.cuny.edu

Training & Supervision
Crisis Management
Stress & Coping, Trauma
Law Enforcement


Behavioral Intervention Team
Honors Program
Macaulay Honors College
Pre-Law Institute                           

Ma'at E. Lewis, PhD
Deputy Chair
Room L68.08NB
212-237-8148
malewis@jjay.cuny.edu
Training & Supervision
Spirituality & Mental Health
Stress & Coping, Trauma
Racial & Multicultural Issues

Economics
History
McNair
Accessibility Services

Robert DeLucia, Ed. D
Professor
Room L68.11NB
212-237-8142
rdelucia@jjay.cuny.edu

Heather Holtman, Ed. D
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Room L68.13NB
212-237-2131
hholtman@jjay.cuny.edu

Family/Marriage Counseling
In-Service/Police Development Program

 

Vocational Counseling
Anxiety/Depression
Police Leadership Program
Multicultural Counseling
 


Law
Police Science
CJA
Protection Management
Public Management

Katie Gentile, PhD
Director, Gender Studies

Associate Professor
Room L68.15NB
212-237-8110
kgentile@jjay.cuny.edu

Impact of Gender Related Violence
Trauma, Intimate Partner and Family Violence, Stalking
Sexual Abuse and Assault
LBGTQ issues, and Eating disorders

Crisis
Domestic Violence Concerns
Art and Music

Bursar Office
Financial Aid

Jessica Greenfield, LCSW
Women's Center Counselor
Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Advocate
Women's Center
Room L67.09NB
212-237-8184
jgreenfield@jjay.cuny.edu

Trauma Counseling and Posttraumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) as they relate to sexual assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse
Intimate Partner Violence
Bilingual Social Work Practice and LGBTQ issues
(Spanish speaking)

Crisis
Domestic Violence Concerns
Title IX/Gender Based Violence
Christine M. Givens, PhD
Associate HEA Counselor
Room L68.10NB
212-484-1369
cgivens@jjay.cuny.edu
Crisis Intervention
Trauma Counseling Relationship & Couples Counseling

English
Library
Philosophy
Public Safety
Mickey Melendez, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Room L68.06NB
212-237-8101
mimelendez@jjay.cuny.edu

Multicultural Counseling
Men's Issues
Student Athletics


Anthropology
Athletics
Physical Education
Career Services
Science

Elena Beharry, PsyD
Associate HEA Counselor
Room L68.08NB
212-237-8148
ebeharry@jjay.cuny.edu

Psycho-educational Assessment (Non-Discriminatory Assessment)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Group Program


Economics
History
McNair
Accessibility Services

Cary Sanchez, PhD Associate Professor
Room L68.15NB
212-237-8147
csanchez@jjay.cuny.edu

 

Peer Counseling Program Coordinator
Muliticultural Counseling
Crisis Intervention/Trauma Counseling


Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Admissions

Rachel Shanken, LMHC
Associate HEA Counselor
Room L68.07NB
646-557-4808
rshanken@jjay.cuny.edu

Anxiety & Depression
Career
Existential/End-of-Life Issues


Academic Advisement
Health Office
JStop
Registrar Office
Kathy Stavrianopoulos, PhD
Associate Professor
Room L68.12NB
212-237-8146
stravrous@jjay.cuny.edu
Graduate Externship Training Program
Couples' Counseling
Relationship Distress & Anxiety
Self-Regulation, Trauma
Academic Achievement

African American Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Communication and Theater Arts
Betty Taylor-Leacock, M.S., P.D
Associate HEA Counselor
Room L68.09NB
212-237-8140
bltayor@jjay.cuny.edu
Safe Zone Initiative
LGBTQ & Allies Club Advisor
Peer Programs
Outreach

Multicultural Counseling

Graduate School
Interdisciplinary Studies
Math
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Lynette Cook-Francis , Chairperson
524 West 59th Street, Room L65, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8100, Email: lcook-francis@jjay.cuny.edu