Staff Directory

Mark StevensMark Stevens, Ph.D.


Mark Stevens is the Director of University Counseling Services (UCS). He is a clinical psychologist and has been working at university counseling centers since 1982. Mark specializes in psychotherapy with men, stress reduction and sports psychology. Along with other UCS colleagues, he is the developer of Experience Confidence and Enjoyment in Learning (ExCEL) programs here at CSUN.

Julie PearceJulie Pearce, Psy.D.

Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training

Julie Pearce received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Whittier College and her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Biola University. Her clinical interests include adolescent and young adult development, disordered eating and body image concerns, sexual abuse and trauma, relational and family problems, applied sport psychology, the integration of spirituality, religion and psychology, and the training of students in psychology. 

Anne EipeAnne Eipe, Ph.D.

Clinical Coordinator

Anne Eipe received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Kent State University. She is the urgent care psychologist at University Counseling Services. Her clinical interests include disordered eating and body image concerns, multicultural issues and building self-esteem. She also has an interest in working with international students.


Faculty counselors

Dr. Marshall BloomMarshall Bloom, Ph. D.

Marshall Bloom works with a wide range of issues, including transition to college, relationship problems, overcoming shyness, procrastination, test-taking and public speaking anxiety, and depression. He is involved in training and supervising graduate interns, along with serving as advisor to the CSUN Helpline telephone crisis phone service and is the Director of The BLUES Project on overcoming depression and preventing suicide.

Alison FreemanAlison Freeman, Ph.D.

Alison Freeman works with a wide range of issues including self-esteem, relationships, LGBTQ identity issues, and physical, sexual and emotional abuse. She likes to integrate the arts including movement, art and music into her work with students. She completed her post-doctoral training at UC San Francisco Center on Deafness and is fluent in American Sign Language.

Chris HolmesChris Holmes, Ph.D.

Chris Holmes’s clinical interest is in individual and couples therapy with all ethnicities. He has a special interest in therapy with African-American individuals and groups, hypnotherapy with emphasis in relaxation techniques, and sports psychology with an emphasis in overall performance enhancement.


Erica IdeErica Ide, Psy.D.

Erica Ide received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute. She has worked in a wide array of clinical settings including community mental health, corrections facilities, medical hospitals and university counseling centers. Erica was a post doctorate fellow at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and is currently at CSUN where she conducts individual, couples and group therapy across a diverse range of client populations. During her post doctorate training she has received instruction in cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, treatment of complex trauma and group facilitation. Her clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, survivors of abuse and multi-cultural issues. Erica is facilitating several anxiety management groups at UCS this semester.

 Dr. Araceli MejiaAraceli Mejia, Ph.D.

Araceli Mejia received her bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a focus on Education and Public Policy from UC Berkeley. After working as a software project manager for a biotech company, Araceli’s interest in education and helping others was reinforced. Additionally, her experience with career transitions informs her way of seeing how student’s developed their interests in declaring a major and navigate their major/career options.  As a Latina and a first-generation college student, she has a passion for helping others navigate the university life successfully while maintaining a positive well-being and a connection to family and community.  For this reason, she received her Master’s in School/Community Counseling from UW Madison and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She believes in addressing the whole person by helping with social, emotional, career and personal (i.e., family, relationship, community, etc.,) concerns to help students achieve academic success. Her interests include Latin@s in higher education, first generation college students, positive psychology, multiculturalism, mindfulness, and issues related to social justice.

Jose MontesJose Montes, Ph.D.

Jose Montes is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles campus. His degree is in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural community psychology. He completed an APA internship at University of California, Irvine and was a post-doctoral fellow at University of California, San Diego. He is fully bilingual in Spanish and English and can conduct therapy in Spanish. Jose has a strong passion for multicultural psychology, social justice and involvement. Jose considers himself a Chicano psychologist. His areas of Interest are depression, anxiety, relationships and interpersonal issues.

Dr. Kimberly RobbinsKimberly Robbins, Psy.D.

Kimberly Robbins earned her bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Biola University and her master's degree in counseling psychology from California Lutheran University. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in family psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California. Her clinical interests include self-esteem, anxiety and relationship issues. Her passion is working with adolescents and adults on identity development, specifically, how family dynamics, as well as religion and spirituality, impact the development of one’s sense of self.


Dr. Amy RosenblattAmy Rosenblatt, Psy.D.

Amy Rosenblatt earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio University and earned her master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Amy has a strong passion for working with and advocating for the LGBTQ community. She also works closely with student-athletes as a means to improve athletic performance and enhance overall well-being. Other areas of clinical interest include interpersonal concerns, identity development and using mindfulness to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Judy Schmidt-LevyJudy Schmidt-Levy, Ph.D.

Judy Schmidt-Levy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Utah. She joined the staff of University Counseling Services in 1989. Her clinical interests include trainee supervision, career development, eating disorders and couples counseling. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Psychiatry Residency Training, student affairs representative to the faculty senate, and faculty appointee to the Board of Directors of the University Student Union.


Bruce ShapiroBruce Shapiro, Ph.D.

Bruce Shapiro is a generalist with specific interests in individuals who have experienced childhood trauma, grief and academic therapy. He is also a part-time lecturer in the department of psychology. 



Dr. Veronica SullivanVeronica Sullivan, Ph.D.

Veronica Sullivan works with a wide range of issues including eating disorders and body concerns, emotional eating, relationships and couples therapy, anxiety and identity issues. As a first generation college student herself and former resident assistant, she also enjoys working with these populations. In addition, she is involved in training and supervising graduate interns and serves as faculty liaison for the JADE (Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating) peer education program, which focuses on prevention and awareness around issues of eating disorders and promotes healthy body image and size acceptance. She leads a six-week "Body Esteem Boot Camp" each semester to encourage positive body esteem and is an instructor for the RAISE Your GPA course.

Paulette TheresaPaulette Theresa, Psy.D.

Paulette Theresa is a licensed family and marriage therapist, and has a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Phillips. She completed internships at both CSUN and California Institute of Technology. Additionally, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Student Counseling Services at California Lutheran University.

Paulette formerly served as clinical director of Prototypes Women's Center, an alcohol and drug recovery residential program for women and their children. She has worked with a variety of community programs coordinating a substance abuse treatment center on Los Angeles Skid-Row for women of color at high risk for HIV or AIDS. She also ran a crisis intervention street outreach program for homeless youth through the Hollywood YMCA Counseling Center under contract with Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Pre-doctoral interns

Nathan EdwardsNathan Edwards

Nate received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Seattle.  He is currently working towards completion of his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP).  Nate’s clinical interests include interpersonal t and relational issues, identity development, trauma recovery, and mindfulness practice.


Steve SilverSteve Silver

Steve received his Bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University, with a major in Cultural Anthropology.  He earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Los Angeles, California.  He is currently completing a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at CSPP.  Steve completed his previous training in a university counseling setting and enjoys working with student populations.  His clinical interests include anxiety disorders, men’s issues, interpersonal trauma, and relationship issues.  Steve is an avid runner and can likely be found training for a marathon at any given time of the year.


Stephanie Van StralenStephanie Van Stralen

Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Social Change.  She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in San Diego, California.  Stephanie is currently completing a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at CSPP.  Her clinical interests include identity development, men’s issues, LGBT-related issues and interpersonal difficulties.




Dr. Ernest RasyidiErnest Rasyidi, M.D.






Dr. Lina AugiusLina Augius, M.D, M.P.H.






Psychiatric residents

Randy Mervis, M.D., Supervisor

EC Porter, M.D.

Jose Aguilar, M.D.

Paul Chung, M.D.

Dave Seigler, M.D.

Sarah Domb, M.D.

Elena Hunanyan, M.D.

Cole Marta, M.D.

Jeremy DeFranco, M.D.

Gurman Bhullar, M.D.

Peer Education 

Andrea 'Drea' Elzy, M.Ed., Peer Coordinator
Maggie Stoicof, Project D.A.T.E. Coordinator

Administrative staff

Adriana Elegado
Lily Legarda
Cyndi Norris

Graduate assistants

 Samir Hamawe