Staff Directory

Administrative Team

Julie PearceJulie Pearce, Psy.D.

Julie Pearce received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Whittier College and her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Biola University. As a first-generation college student who struggled academically during her undergraduate years until finding mentorship and support, she is aware of the unique challenges, as well as the transformative impact, that higher education can have.  Her career has been devoted to collegiate mental health and she is committed to UCS being an accessible and welcoming environment for students that is inclusive and affirming of individual and cultural diversity.  She has considerable experience working with students in the areas of adolescent and young adult development, trauma, relational and family problems, applied sport psychology, and the integration of spirituality, religion and psychology.

Anne EipeAnne Eipe, Ph.D.
Assistant Director and Clinical Coordinator

Anne Eipe received her bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Kent State University. She is the Clinical Coordinator at University Counseling Services.  Anne’s clinical interests include disordered eating and body image concerns, trauma, multicultural issues, and building self-esteem.  She also has an interest in working with international students.  Anne has considerable experience providing urgent care/crisis services to students and facilitating suicide prevention training (QPR – Question, Persuade, and Refer) throughout the campus community.

Pat Alford-KeatingPat Alford-Keating, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training

Pat Alford-Keating received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Oklahoma State University.  She has a passion for training future psychologists.  She embraces cultural humility and is committed to providing culturally-informed therapy for all students. As a psychologist, who identifies as LGBTQIA+ herself, she understands the unique challenges experienced by LGBTQIA+ students. Moreover, as a generalist, she enjoys working with clients on a broad-range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, ADHD, trauma, and disordered eating. Other specialty areas include writer’s block, couples therapy, and group therapy.


Counselors & Psychologists

Daniel AlonzoDaniel J. Alonzo, Psy.D.

Daniel received this Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, his first Master's degree from Arizona State University, a second Master's degree from CSUN, and his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate University.  He is licensed in California both as a psychologist and as a marriage and family therapist.  In addition to his work as a general clinician within University Counseling Services, Daniel also serves as the liaison for Men's Issues on campus.  His clinical interests include working with men's concerns, issues around sexuality and sexual health, sex therapy, LGBTQ mental health, relationship issues, and couples therapy.


Aly Barry, LMFT

Aly Barry received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and her master’s degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University. Aly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. Her training and clinical background includes providing mental health support to individuals, children, and families in both Spanish and English. She has worked in various clinical and educational settings, providing academic support, accessibility to curriculum and mental health services to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. She is passionate about working with a diverse population of individuals undergoing major life transitions. Her clinical interests include the use of a family systems approach and how we relate to others through a multigenerational lens, the use of mindfulness techniques to reduce anxiety, and a client-centered approach to increase self-advocacy skills and encourage identity exploration. As a counselor at UCS, Aly is committed to creating a safe and inclusive space to empower students to build upon their strengths and support them in achieving their personal and professional goals.

Allison BegleyAllison Begley, Psy.D.

Allison Begley received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA (Go Bruins!) and completed her master’s and doctoral degrees from Azusa Pacific University. Allison approaches her clinical work from a collaborative empowerment approach designed to cultivate personal agency while developing appropriate skills to meet present challenges. Areas of clinical interest include: body image and disordered eating concerns, young adult identity development and other life transitions, interpersonal relationship concerns, coping with and healing from trauma, anxiety and depression, substance use disorders,  parenting/family issues, and group therapy.


Gabriella Cuaderes, LCSW

Gabriella Cuaderes received both her bachelor’s (Sociology) and master’s (Social Work) degrees at CSUN. She identifies as a mestiza (person of mixed ethnicities) and queer therapist. As a first generation college and transfer student, she is passionate about providing a safe, nonjudgmental space for students with a focus on helping them to build upon their emotional intelligence and self-advocacy skills as they navigate the higher education system. She has special interests in working with highly sensitive people (HSP), survivors of interpersonal trauma, parent scholars and LGBTQIA+ students. Gabriella is fluent in English and able to engage conversationally in Spanish.


Jeffrey Del BosqueJeffrey Del Bosque, M.A., LMFT

Jeffrey Del Bosque earned his Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Biology with a minor in Creative Writing from UC Berkeley, and completed his Master’s degree at John F. Kennedy University, School for Holistic Studies in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Somatic Psychotherapy. Jeffrey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Jeffrey also completed the Advanced Studies Program in the practice and teaching of Yoga Asanas and Pranayama at the Yoga Room in Berkeley, CA.  Jeffrey has experience working with youth, young adults and their families involved with the criminal justice system; youth, young adults and their families dealing with cognitive and behavioral challenges; and people dealing with chronic and severe mental illness and substance use.  Jeffrey has over 15 years of experience leading groups in art therapy, music therapy, relaxation, cognitive skills, mindfulness, movement, substance use recovery, and trauma recovery. Jeffrey strongly believes that all people deserve quality mental health care that supports their personal and unique mental, physical and spiritual needs.  Jeffrey works from a holistic perspective and when it is right for clients integrates art, music, mindfulness, sensory awareness, movement, and breathwork into their treatment. 

Allison Freeman and service dog, Hank

Alison 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.  



Marlon James BriggsMarlon James Briggs, MSW, LCSW

Marlon Briggs received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare and Justice and Master’s degree in Social Work from CSUN. Mr. Briggs is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has professional experience working with domestic violence survivors; those with severe mental health related challenges; foster youth; and young men in the juvenile system. He returned to CSUN in 2019 due to his passion to serve students in navigating school and life balance, as well as finding a sense of self for students in a university setting. He has special interests in working with students from historically disadvantaged and low-income communities, as well as students of color, and students who identify as men. His clinical interests include depression, anxiety, interpersonal trauma, emotional literacy, relationship issues, identity and intersectionality, as well as grief and loss.

Eugene Kogosov standing outdoors in front of trees.Yevgeniy (Eugene) Kogosov, Psy.D.

Eugene Kogosov earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSUN and his masters and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles campus. He completed his APA-Internship at Kansas State University, Counseling Services and post-doctoral fellow at Santa Monica College Wellness Center. He is bilingual in Russian and English. His clinical areas of interest include depression, anxiety, and crisis intervention. He also is passionate about the area of Burnout and Self-Care, as his dissertation focused on this topic.


Aida KohantebAida Kohanteb, Psy.D

Aida Kohanteb received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UC Berkeley and then completed her clinical doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of La Verne. Aida is bilingual and fluent in English and Farsi. Her clinical interests include attachment issues, interpersonal challenges and identity development. Aida maintains an egalitarian and compassionate approach to providing care while simultaneously honoring the unique identities of those she works with to support them in achieving their goals and living a meaningful life. She hopes to provide a safe space for students to share their personal experiences and emotions with the goal of promoting overall wellness.

Eva Kram standing in front of trees and campus buildingEva Kram, Psy.D.

Eva Kram received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chapman University, her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at University of Southern California, and her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Her passion in psychology is working with diverse individuals going through important transitional periods. She is particularly knowledgeable about treating anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal challenges, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Eva generally approaches therapy from a third-wave cognitive-behavioral perspective, focusing on instilling hope, providing psychoeducation, generating insight, and teaching tools for clients to take with them. She also incorporates a relational perspective, encouraging people to explore their interpersonal patterns within the therapy relationship.

Hope LeddingHope Ledding, LMFT

Hope Ledding earned her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Hope is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 6 years in practice. Hope has enjoyed providing psychotherapy to a diverse array of community college students, youth, families, and elders, before coming to CSUN. Her therapeutic approach is highly personal and collaborative, focused on creating an environment of warmth, compassion, and respect. Some of Hope’s areas of interest include identity development, multiculturalism, trauma, family and relational issues, humanistic therapy, somatics, and spirituality.

Angel LiraAngel Lira, LCSW

Angel Lira is an alumnus of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) having received both his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy (2013) and his Master's Degree in Social Work (2019). Angel is a first-generation college student and is bilingual in English and Spanish. His experiences as a first-generation college student and first-generation Mexican American have shaped his special interests which includes working with first-generation college students, undocumented students, students from historically underserved or low-income communities, and students who have been part of the juvenile or foster youth system.

Angel is registered with The California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to returning to CSUN as a Counselor, Angel obtained experience working with adult intensive services and transitional-age youth (TAY).  He has served as both a therapist and a case manager serving the homeless population, TAY, and other marginalized groups. His clinical interests include depression, anxiety, identity development, relationship concerns, interpersonal trauma, emotional literacy, identity, and intersectionality.

Marisol Lopez, ACSW

Marisol Lopez, ACSW, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Marisol serves as a mental health liaison for all student-athletes and assesses student-athletes needs for psychological, psychiatry, medical and sports performance-related services. She provides consultations, crisis intervention, and case management, and works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team of professionals (UCS, sports medicine staff, etc.) to support the holistic care of student-athletes and address their unique mental health/wellness and sports-performance-based needs.

Prior to joining CSUN University Counseling Services (UCS) and Athletics department, Marisol obtained over 8 years of experience working with individuals in various outpatient/inpatient mental health settings. As a former high school student-athlete and first-generation college student, Marisol is aware of the unique challenges and pressures faced by individuals who are expected to excel in their respective sports while simultaneously managing their mental well-being. This personal connection has fueled her dedication in destigmatizing mental health within athletics and firmly believes that fostering mental health awareness among student-athletes is of paramount importance. Additionally, Marisol aims to continue to contribute to the creating of a nurturing and empathic environment where student-athletes can thrive both in their sports and in their mental well-being.

In her free time, Marisol enjoys going on walks with her 2 dogs, working out, and watching/attending live sports games. Go Rams!

Araceli MejiaAraceli Mejía, Ph.D.

Araceli Mejía graduated as a first-generation college student from UC Berkeley. While working as a Software Project Manager for a biotech company, her passion in multiculturalism and education was reinforced and fueled her motivation to return to higher education. She earned her M.S. in Counseling at UW Madison and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. As a graduate student she also conducted scholarly research related to well-being, multiculturalism, spirituality and predicting academic persistence among Latinx college students. Her personal and professional journey has influenced her interest in: first-generation college students, undocumented college students, students of color, LGTBQ-affirmative therapy, career development, culturally informed therapy, depression, anxiety, identity development and relationship concerns. In working with college students, she hopes to create a safe space built in trust, respect, care and compassion where students can learn and begin to heal.

Araceli’s passion for serving BIPOC college students is rooted from her own experience of growing up in South Central Los Angeles and being raised by immigrant parents. Spanish is her first language and she also embraces cultural ways of healing.

Marilyn Mendoza

Marilyn Mendoza, MSW, LCSW

Marilyn is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years experience helping students of all ages and backgrounds reach their personal and academic goals. She believes in building strong relationships with the intention of empowering students to tap into their own strengths.  Marilyn has a background in community based mental health and worked with youth in the foster care, juvenile justice and special education systems. She currently provides individual therapy for CSUN students and runs the Parent Support Group for student parents on campus.  Marilyn is the liaison to Residential Life/Student Housing and supports those students living on campus by providing consultations, workshops and Let’s Talk. She knows that asking for help can be scary and difficult but Marilyn is here to listen, openly and nonjudgmentally.  Marilyn is a CSUN Alumna, a mom of two college students (one at CSUN) and loves dogs.

Abram Milton

Abram Milton, Ph.D.

Abram Milton received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Chapman University and his masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University.  Dr. Milton joined University Counseling Services as a staff counselor in October 2018. Within CSUN, he works with university students and has placed a special interest to work with military veterans, Muslim students, men of color, and international students. Dr. Milton also continues his research on Sleep Paralysis as a member of Social Psychiatry Research Unit at the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, CA, and his research on Free Arts and Trauma at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.  Major psychological research interest include military, veterans, posttraumatic stress, traumatic brain injury (TBI), trauma, substance abuse, addictions, suicide, interpersonal relationship, mindfulness, spirituality, men issues, international students, grief & loss, gender violence, diversity, and university counseling.

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. 


Sunil ObediahSunil Obediah, Ph.D.

Sunil Obediah earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from CSUN, his master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, and his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.  He holds clinical interests in the areas of depression, relational issues, and crisis intervention.  In his role as liaison to the International and Exchange Student Center, Sunil is very interested in the concerns and welfare of international/exchange students.  Other interests include health psychology; issues faced by South Asians and by graduate students; group psychotherapy; and training of interns at varying levels of experience.  Sunil is highly committed to creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for all students to explore their challenges.  He works collaboratively with students towards obtaining increased insight and/or the development of symptom relief.  He is passionate about supporting students and helping them to achieve their academic and personal goals as they make their way through their degree process.

Juan OrtizJuan Alberto Ortiz, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Juan Alberto lived for 30+ years in Mexico where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and later earned his Master’s and Ph.D. in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy. Later, he moved to New York where he earned his Master’s and Psy.D. in School Psychology, and then completed internships at both SUNY and CSUN. He has provided clinical services in Spanish and English. His clinical interests include: depression, anxiety, interpersonal trauma, cultural diversity, as well as grief & loss.


Amy Rosenblatt

Amy 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.  As an out, gay therapist herself with extensive experience working with Queer and Transgender clients, Amy cares deeply about serving the mental health needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.  Amy also has considerable experience supporting the mental health and sport performance needs of individual student-athletes and teams, and takes great pride in working collaboratively to improve student-athlete well-being.  Amy has many years of experience with anxiety management, including facilitating improved coping at both the individual and group levels.  Mindfulness practices and social justice considerations are frequently woven into Amy’s approach in supporting the mental health needs of our wonderfully resilient CSUN students.

Doreen SalzDoreen Salz, LCSW

Doreen received her BA in Psychology at UCLA, MA in Education at CSULA, and Masters in Social Work at UCLA.  She has been working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families within school- based settings for the past 25+ years.  She has experience working with individuals with a variety of issues/diagnoses, including ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Cognitive Therapy and utilizes this modality when appropriate.  Her approach is to consider the whole person in their environment, help them build upon their strengths, and enhance their overall functioning.    She is excited to be working with the college population, and is eager to help CSUN students through this challenging but rewarding stage of life.

Jennifer Sato-VelozJennifer Sato-Veloz, MSW, LCSW

Jennifer Sato-Veloz is a licensed clinical social worker and graduated from the University of Southern California.  Her interests include supporting others in coping with depression, grief and loss, Asian-American culture, multiracial/multicultural identity and spirituality. Jennifer enjoys helping others explore their own unique identities, strengths and story. In addition to counseling, Jennifer also holds a Master’s in Soul Care and Spiritual Formation from Biola University. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time in nature.


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. 


Steve SilverSteve Silver, Psy.D.

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.  Any student with concerns about their substance use can call UCS to schedule an assessment with him, in order to be linked with the most appropriate level of support.

Paulette Theresa-Schechtel

Paulette Theresa-Schechtel, MFT, Psy.D.

Paulette Theresa-Schechtel received her bachelor's degree from Cedarville University in Ohio and master's and doctoral degrees from Phillips Graduate University. She completed internships at both CSUN and California Institute of Technology. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at California Lutheran University. In addition to working as a generalist at UCS, she created a support group for African American/Black female students called Sistahood in 2013, and originated WISDOM in 2017, which is a mentorship program that encourages academic achievement for Black female students. Her clinical areas of interest include anxiety, relationship issues, couples’ therapy, and grief and loss, as well as Multicultural Psychology & Social Justice, which she has taught for 15 years. She is committed to helping students maintain psychological well-being as they walk through their academic journey.

Lori Williams Lori Williams, Psy.D.

Lori Williams received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from CSUN and her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She also received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Lori is bilingual in English and Spanish and she has a strong interest in community outreach. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, identity development, transitional difficulties, relationship problems, and crisis intervention. Music is one of her greatest passions and as such, she also enjoys the integration of music and mental health.


Post Doctoral Counselor Fellows

Joshua ChowJoshua Chow, Psy.D.

Joshua Chow (he/him/his) received his Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity from UC Davis. He received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. His clinical interests include work with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students, LGBTQIA+ folx, people with experiences of trauma, and communities on the downside of power. He is honored to support students in being curious about their own story and the messages that society tells them. Josh believes the strength and vulnerability that students bring into their brief therapy and group therapy can provide healing, community-building, and the rewriting of challenging narratives.

Seung Yoon LeeSeung Yoon (Christina) Lee, Psy.D.

Seung Yoon (Christina) Lee received her undergraduate degree in Seoul, Korea. She received her first master’s degree in theological studies in marriage and family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, DC, and received her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University in Virginia. She is bilingual in Korean and English and has worked with diverse college students in the DC metro area. She enjoys helping students increase self-awareness, manage difficult transitions, and explore their own voices and identities. Her clinical interests include trauma, multicultural issues, grief and loss, and integrating religion/spirituality and clinical psychology. She is also passionate about working with international students to decrease stigma in seeking mental health services and increase resources and support.

Jennifer Rubalcaba, Psy.D.

Jennifer (Jenn) Rubalcaba (she/her/ella) received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Alliant International University CSPP in San Diego. Jenn is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her clinical interests include work with Latinx/o/a individuals, first-gen, and undocumented/mixed status students. Jenn is passionate about providing services to college students with concerns about anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, transitions, as well as immigrant communities with concerns about acculturation and multicultural/diversity issues. Jenn utilizes an integrative approach to treatment, drawing upon CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Feminist-Multicultural and Interpersonal therapy approaches. 

Psychology Interns

Jemima Ruth Bagcus, M.A.

Jemima Ruth Bagcus received her bachelor's degree from UC San Diego and her master's degree from Rosemead School of Psychology through Biola University, where she is also currently working towards completing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her clinical interests include working with young adults and professionals as she has received training at university counseling centers and intensive outpatient treatment settings. Ruth utilizes a holistic, integrative approach to treatment that borrows from relational-dynamic and attachment theories alongside dialectical behavior therapy skills and concepts. Ruth is bilingual in Tagalog and English and is passionate about working with AAPI communities, especially by empowering the voices and experiences of Filipino/a/x identifying students. She’s excited to support students by creating individual and group spaces for personal introspection and exploration towards healing, growth, and wellness. 

Ramon D Garcia, B.A.

Ramon Garcia (he/him/his) earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baruch College in the City University of New York (CUNY). He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at the University at Albany, SUNY. As a first-generation college graduate and current graduate student, he is passionate about working with students who will be the first in their families to pursue college and/or a graduate degree. He is also passionate about working with EOP students, as he was an EOP student at Baruch College (SEEK). Ramon's other professional interests include working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students as they navigate racism on systemic, social, and internalized levels, supporting students who are struggling with sadness, motivation, self-esteem, and imposter syndrome, and assisting students who are struggling with relationships. Ramon loves to work collaboratively with students to explore their challenges with a curious, compassionate, and nonjudgmental lens. 

Jazzmyn Ward, M.A.

Jazzmyn Ward (she/her) received her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminology with a minor in African American Studies from UC Irvine and furthered her education with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology here at CSUN. Jazzmyn is currently completing her final year in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at UC Santa Barbara and has been working with diverse undergraduate and graduate students for the past 5 years. Her clinical areas of interest include trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, and Black Psychology. As a Black, multiracial woman, I am especially passionate about collaborating and supporting BIPOC students’ healing processes. 

Social Work Interns

Jon Crain, B.A.

Jon Crain is a Social Work Intern in the second year of the Master of Social Work program at CSUN. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from CSUN in Africana Studies with a focus on Urban Education systems and a minor in Communication Studies. His clinical interests include working with students in higher education with an emphasis on first generation college students as well as former foster youth. He aims to contribute to academic success through supporting the well-being of students.

Kamyar Jarahzadeh, B.A., M.S.

Kamyar Jarahzadeh (he/him) holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Master of Science from the University of Oxford in Migration Studies. He is currently a second-year graduate student at CSUN in the final year of a Master of Social Work degree. Prior to transitioning to the social work field, he worked internationally to support refugees and migrants as a nonprofit professional. His clinical interests include anxiety and depression management, grief and loss, multicultural social work, and intersectionality. He is passionate about encouraging his clients to engage and explore all parts of their identity to support their healing journey.

Celeste Nectoux, B.A.

Celeste received her Associate's degree in Psychology from Antelope Valley College and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from CSUN. She loved CSUN so much that she came back and is currently in her last year of clinical training in the Masters of Social Work program. Celeste has a strong passion for helping students navigate their college years and cope with all the anxiety and stress that comes along with it. Her clinical interests include life transitions, anxiety, depression, and intrapersonal skills.


Jungku LeeJungku J Lee, M.D.

Jungku Lee attained her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. She completed her Internship in Psychiatry at the San Mateo County Psychiatric Residency program and at the University of Colorado Psychiatric Residency Program based in Denver, CO. After graduating from the General Adult Psychiatric Residency training in Colorado, Jungku finished a year of fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the UCLA in Southern CA.

Jungku has worked as a Staff Psychiatrist in different Counties over the past 3 decades, including outpatient mental health centers in Ventura County, Los Angeles County and Santa Barbara County. Jungku has worked for almost a decade with the Crisis Team in Ventura, and has worked with the Full-Service Partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. She has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating patients who suffer enormously from their serious and persistent mental illness. Additionally, Jungku has engaged in private practice, and has also been working with young college students at the Cal Lutheran University Health Services for many years, addressing their depressive, anxiety, sleep-wake disorders, neurodevelopmental, and other psychiatric conditions.

Irrespective of the client population, Jungku finds the practice of psychiatry hugely rewarding. She is the mother of two young daughters, one still in college, and one recent college graduate. Jungku identifies as a foodie.

Jacqueline WiebeJacqueline Wiebe, M.D.

Jacqueline Wiebe graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Cell Biology, and from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with a Medical Degree. She then completed residency training in Psychiatry at UC Irvine, and an ECT Fellowship at Duke University. She has wide experience in varied psychiatric settings and has had the privilege of working with the university student population for almost two decades. Dr Wiebe has a passion for understanding the biopsychosocial components that contribute to the complexity of clinical presentations in different stages of life.  She brings her love of art and science as well as her rich experience of living in different countries and cultures to determine an individual course of treatment.  She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and pets.

Psychiatric Residents

Jonathan Mason Allen, M.D.
Tracy Johnson, M.D.
Mia Kunitomo, M.D.
Jennifer Mogi, M.D.
Sandy Peoples, M.D.
Veronica Sanchez, M.D.
Samir Shah, M.D.

James Randy Mervis, M.D. - Supervising Psychiatrist

Peer Education

Steven Wang, Peer Programs Coordinator

Neena Ramirez, Blues Project Graduate Coordinator
Katherine Cifuentes, Blues Project Student Coordinator

Hoang-Ly Do, JADE Graduate Coordinator
Sophia Witwit, JADE Student Coordinator

TBD, Project DATE Coordinator
Angel Tiznado, Project DATE Student Coordinator

Administrative Support Staff

Rose Bermudez
Lily Legarda
Kaela Meakin
Cyndi Norris