UCS

Staff Directory

Administrative Team

Julie Pearce

Julie Pearce, Psy.D.
Director
julie.pearce@csun.edu

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. 

 

Pat Alford-KeatingPat Alford-Keating, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training
pat.alfordkeating@csun.edu

Pat Alford-Keating received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Oklahoma State University.  She has a passion for training future psychologists.  She is committed to culturally competent therapy for all students.  This includes considerable experience working with LGBTQIA clients.  Other specialty areas include writer’s block, couples therapy and group therapy.  As a generalist, she enjoys working with clients experiencing a broad-range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, ADHD, trauma, and disordered eating.

Anne Eipe

Anne Eipe, Ph.D.
Clinical Coordinator
anne.eipe@csun.edu

Anne Eipe received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Kent State University. She is the Clinical Coordinator 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.

 

Counselors & Psychologists

Dr. Marshall BloomMarshall Bloom, Ph. D.
marshall.bloom@csun.edu

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 Founder of The BLUES Project on overcoming depression and preventing suicide.

 

Nathan EdwardsNathan Edwards, Psy.D.
nathan.edwards@csun.edu

Nathan received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Seattle, and his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP).  In addition to his work as a general clinician within University Counseling Services, Nathan also serves as a member of the African American Male Retention Initiative, which promotes academic success and overall empowerment for Black male students. His clinical interests include interpersonal and relational issues, multicultural issues, identity development, trauma recovery, and mindfulness practice.

Alison Freeman

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.
alison.freeman@csun.edu

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.  

 

 

Diane Jung GalloDiane Jung Gallo, Psy.D.
diane.gallo@csun.edu

Diane earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University. She is passionate about working with first-generation college students, Asian American mental health, and helping students who struggle with body image/disordered eating concerns. Other areas of clinical interest are mindfulness, interpersonal concerns, and trauma. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking, yoga, and being in nature.

 

Dr. Young Sun Lee

Young Sun Lee, Psy.D.
youngsun.lee@csun.edu

Young Sun Lee is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA and her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University.  Her clinical interests include identity development, relationship concerns, multicultural issues, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention.

  

 

Marilyn MendozaMarilyn Mendoza, MSW, LCSW
marilyn.mendoza@csun.edu

Marilyn is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her bachelor’s degree from CSUN in psychology and her master’s of social work degree from USC. Marilyn comes to us from Ventura County Behavioral Health where she spent many years providing support and crisis intervention to youth and families in the juvenile justice, foster care, and special education systems. Marilyn also supervised MSW interns from CSUN and developed a passion for helping college students grow personally and professionally.

 

Lori Meono

Lori Meono, Psy.D.
lori.meono@csun.edu

Lori Meono received her bachelor's degree in psychology from CSUN and her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Her clinical interests include depression, identity development, transitional difficulties, relationship problems, crisis intervention, and the integration of music and psychology. Additionally, she has a strong interest in community outreach events.

 

Jose Montes

Jose Montes, Ph.D.
jose.montes@csun.edu

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. 

Amy Rosenblatt

Amy Rosenblatt, Psy.D.
amy.rosenblatt@csun.edu

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. 

Jennifer Sato-VelozJennifer Sato-Veloz, MSW
jennifer.satoveloz@csun.edu

Jennifer Sato-Veloz graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's in Social Work.  Her interest include grief and loss, Asian-American culture, multiracial/multicultural issues and spirituality.  Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety, she has experience helping groups and individuals examine how we have developed habits of thinking/coping and explore fresh new ways of living. Jennifer is also working towards a Masters in Soul Care and Spiritual Direction at Biola University (La Mirada) and enjoys helping other discover more about what makes up their unique identity and strengths. In her spare time, Jennifer like to travel, spend time in nature and create music.

Judy Schmidt-Levy

Judy Schmidt-Levy, Ph.D.
jlevy@csun.edu

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. 

 

Candace SiegmundCandace Siegmund, Psy.D.
candace.siegmund@csun.edu

Candace Siegmund is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University. Her clinical interests include sexual assault/interpersonal violence, body image/eating disorders, women’s issues, identity development, and relationship concerns. She is passionate about helping students to navigate the often stressful process of college and empowering them to make meaningful changes in their lives. 

 

Steve SilverSteve Silver, Psy.D.
steve.silver@csun.edu

Steve earned his bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. In addition to his general clinical work at UCS, Steve serves as the liaison for alcohol and other drug-related issues and concerns on campus. His clinical interests include: substance use disorders, men's issues, interpersonal trauma, identity development, and relationship issues. Steve loves working with college students and supporting them as they navigate this exciting yet often stressful time in their lives.

Paulette Theresa

Paulette Theresa-Schechtel, Psy.D.
paulette.theresa@csun.edu

Theresa received her bachelor's degree from Cedarville University in Ohio and master's and doctoral degrees from Phillips University. She completed internships at both CSUN and California Institute of Technology. Additionally, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at California Lutheran University.

Paulette has taught on the topic of Multicultural Psychology and Social Justice for over ten years. She created a support group for African American/Black female students called Sistahood in the fall of 2013. The overall purpose of the support group is to help young Black female students experience an improved connection to campus life, better peer relationships, and to encourage academic achievement and retention. 

Psychology Interns

Miguel Frank

Miguel Frank
miguel.frank@csun.edu

Miguel is a psychology intern completing his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco. He received his Associate’s degree from City College of San Francisco and his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, East Bay. He has also received Master’s degrees in Counselor Education (San Jose State) and Clinical Psychology (University of San Francisco). Miguel’s previous experiences include providing individual and group therapy in community mental health centers and non-profit organizations. He has also worked as an academic counselor at the community college level, helping students to navigate the transfer process. His approach to therapy is strengths-based and client-centered, with an emphasis on multicultural and humanistic therapy. His clinical interests include multicultural counseling and social justice, ethnic and athletic identity development, working with student-athletes, and destigmatizing mental health in communities of color.

Max MaiselMax Maisel
max.maisel@csun.edu

Max Maisel is a psychology intern and completing his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Brigham Young University. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Master’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. Max has a wide range of clinical interests, which include anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and substance use. He utilizes principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help students identify and pursue what is most important to them. In addition, he is currently teaching the advanced JADE course, a peer education program dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of eating disorders.

Courtney ShenCourtney Shen
courtney.shen@csun.edu

Courtney is a psychology intern completing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from New York University and her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. Courtney's previous counseling experience includes providing individual, couples, and family therapy in community mental health centers and providing individual and group therapy in a women's residential treatment center for co-occurring substance use disorders and complex trauma. Her approach to therapy is strengths-based and client-centered, with an emphasis on multicultural and humanistic therapy (esp. a relational-cultural approach). Her clinical interests include multicultural counseling and social justice, identity development, couples therapy, relational concerns, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and women's issues.  

Psychiatrists

 Jungku Lee, M.D. 

Psychiatric Residents

Randy Mervis, M.D., Supervisor

Michael Burke, D.O.

Jae Kim, M.D.

Michelle Meshman, M.D.

James Quines, M.D.

Alessia Tognolini, M.D.

Peer Education

Samir Hamawe, Peer Programs Coordinator

Lisette Montoya, Project DATE Coordinator

Shaheh Shabanian, MenCare Coordinator

Rosa Tsay-Jacobs, JADE Graduate Assistant

Steven Wang, BLUES Project Graduate Assistant

Administrative Support Staff

Adriana Elegado
Lily Legarda
Cyndi Norris