MEET OUR STAFF

Tuttleman Counseling Services is composed of a diverse group of individuals.  Our staff members are generalists skilled at responding to a wide range of issues.

 

Administrative Staff

Andrew J. Lee, Psy.D., Director

Dr. Andrew J. Lee currently serves as the Director of Tuttleman Counseling Services at Temple University. In this role, he serves as the Chief Mental Health Officer for the University and provides leadership and oversight over the center’s core functions of direct clinical services, educational outreach, consultation to the University community, and training of graduate-level clinical staff. In addition, he serves on the CARE team, a multidisciplinary group of campus administrators who serve to identify and address potential students of concern and connect these students to appropriate resources. In addition, he is the Past President of the American College Counseling Association, the premier professional home of college counseling professionals. He has been involved in the field of collegiate mental health for almost 20 years and has previously served as the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Monmouth University and Director of Counseling and Disability Services at Kean University. He has also presented on various mental health topics at local, regional, national, and international conferences and events. Clinically, he specializes in working with young adults who are struggling with integrating distinct worlds and multiple voices into a cohesive and satisfying personal experience as they develop into their adult selves.

Alissa Brown, Psy.D., Associate Director for Clinical Services

Dr. Brown joined Tuttleman Counseling Services as Associate Director for Clinical Services in 2022, with over 19 years of experience working with college students and young adults through her work at Cabrini University, the University of Rochester, University of the Sciences, and in private practice. She is licensed as a Psychologist in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Brown received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship in the counseling center at the University of Rochester in New York.   She has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill College, and University of the Sciences, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychopathology, Supervision, and Consultation, and graduate internship/externship/practicum supervision seminars. She has been providing direct counseling and clinical services since 2002, with a specialized interest in working with college students, identity development issues, life transitions, grief and bereavement, anxiety, and depression.  She also enjoys supporting the growth of new professionals in the mental health fields and has been providing clinical supervision to graduate trainees since 2006.  In addition to her work with college students, Dr. Brown has worked in the public school system, private practice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, crisis response centers, and community mental health.  She is passionate about supporting the holistic wellbeing, growth, and development of college students through fostering an environment where students can safely explore their strengths and growth opportunities, develop healthy strategies for coping with life’s challenges, and create a life of meaning and purpose. 

Denise Walton, Ph.D., N.C.C., Associate Director for Administration

Denise is a Senior Counselor in the Psychological Services unit of Tuttleman Counseling Services and a graduate of Temple University's Counseling Psychology Program. She brings a commitment to Temple students along with over fifteen years’ experience providing mental health counseling services in her local community. Denise has special training in therapy for trauma survivors and is the coordinator of the counseling center’s Trauma Response Team.

Daniel Dengel, Ph.D.,  Associate Director for Training

Dan (he/him/his) is a licensed psychologist and serves as the Associate Director for Training at Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS), as well as the Outreach Coordinator.  Dan completed his undergraduate work in psychology at Shippensburg University and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.  In addition, he holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling (with an emphasis in Student Development from Shippensburg University).  Since 1998, Dan has had clinical experiences in University/College Counseling Centers (Shippensburg University, Dickinson College, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences, & La Salle University).  Dan integrates different therapeutic modalities, such as Humanistic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while working primarily from an interpersonal approach.  He enjoys working with college students who are first-generation, and students who struggle with grief/loss or identity issues.   In his role as Associate Director for Training at TCS, Dan supervises doctoral interns and post-graduate fellows. He approaches supervision from a developmental perspective.  Dan’s main goal is to create a supervisory relationship based on trust and honesty that allows for promotion of the supervisee’s growth through collaborative discussion, reflection, and exploration.  Both therapeutically and in supervision Dan likes to work collaboratively and seeks to empower those with whom he works to reach their fullest potential.  When not being a psychologist, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling, thrift-store shopping, and cooking.

 

Clinical Staff

Psychological Services

Patria Alvelo, Psy.D.

Patria is a licensed staff psychologist and part of the psychological services unit at TCS.  Patria also works as the Diagnostician Supervisor at the Center for Psychotherapy Research at the University of Pennsylvania and is an adjunct professor at Widener University and the Philadelphia Center. Patria earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University.  Patria also holds a Master’s degree in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.  Patria has worked with adults, teens, children, and families in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, college counseling centers, and outpatient behavioral health clinics. Patria’s specific areas of interest include women’s and gender issues, LGBTQ issues, ACOA, attachment, depression, anxiety, and recovery from trauma.

Wendy Chen, M.A., L.P.C., Coordinator for Case Management Services

Wendy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board certified counselor. She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from LaSalle University. Wendy has received training in Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) and Attachment, Regulation and Competency Framework (ARC). In her sessions, Wendy utilizes different therapeutic interventions according to her clients’ needs, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness. Wendy began her career working in a community mental health agency in Philadelphia. She worked with children and adults of all ages, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. Wendy went on to work as a school counselor serving young students in the Philadelphia area. Wendy has also worked in a private practice setting, where she found her passion in working with young adults.

Kaitlyn McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW,  Assistant Coordinator for Case Management Services

Kaitlyn (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and is a therapist as well as the assistant coordinator for case management with Tuttleman Counseling Services. Kaitlyn holds a master's in social work from Simmons University and a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Bloomsburg University. Kaitlyn has worked as an educator as well as a social worker and has a passion for helping students at the collegiate level reach their full potential. Kaitlyn utilizes different therapeutic techniques, dependent on her client's needs, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, aspects of Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as implementing relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Kaitlyn also works from a strength-based perspective, assisting clients in owning their skills, and making positive change within their lives. Kaitlyn believes that mental health is an important aspect in everyone's lives and is something to be embraced and discussed. Kaitlyn prides herself on providing a therapeutic environment where student's can express themselves fully, laugh, cry, and create goals that will help them become the best version of themselves, for themselves.

Michelle Wallace, Psy.D., Assistant Coordinator of Training

Michelle is a licensed staff psychologist and the Assistant Coordinator of Training at Tuttleman Counseling Services.  In their training role, they facilitate programming for our practicum trainees: psychology students and social work interns.  Michelle completed their training at the George Washington University (Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology), and has trained in community mental health, inpatient hospital, and college counseling settings.  In 2016, they came to Tuttleman Counseling Services to complete their doctoral internship. They feel fortunate to have continued to work at Tuttleman in varying capacities. In their clinical work, Michelle draws from contemporary psychodynamic and relational approaches, always striving to emphasize dimensions of intersectionality.  In addition to a passion for supervision and training, they enjoy working with and attending to: attachment dynamics, issues of power and privilege, gender and sexual diversity, family of origin concerns, and social belonging.  In both supervision and therapy, Michelle works to establish a climate of warmth and curiosity, working collaboratively to develop goals and expectations.

 

Group Therapy Program

 

Felipe F. Fuentes, Ph.D. , Assistant Coordinator

Felipe is the Assistant Group Coordinator at Temple University Tuttleman Counseling Services.  Felipe is a true Temple Owl.  He began his career at Temple University as the Residence Hall Director for Hardwick Hall in 2001.  Felipe completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Temple in 2009.  Before completing his degree, Felipe worked as a graduate assistant managing the programming budget for the halls.  He also taught Intro to Developmental Psychology for three years.  In 2010, Felipe returned to his native Puerto Rico to complete an internship with Correctional Health Services where he ran groups for incarcerated men.  Since graduating, Felipe has served Philadelphia in clinical leadership roles with various mental health organizations providing family-based therapy and group supervision.  In 2021, Felipe completed a three-year fellowship with Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ that included teaching group skills to both psychiatry residents and Rowan Medical students.  Felipe's main therapeutic interest is to help students gain the tools they need to succeed while at Temple and beyond.

Resiliency Resource Center

Steven Hulcher, Psy.D., Coordinator

Steve received his Psy.D. from Immaculata University and is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania.  Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he practiced psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker having obtained his MSW from Boston College.  His orientation is relational psychodynamic with the utilization of cognitive behavioral and strength based therapies.  While practicing as a psychologist, he maintains a social work perspective in which context, environment, and multicultural factors play an important role in client functioning and coping.  He has worked with adults, couples, and children and has experience with individual and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient programs. His interests include the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders as well as the role that attachment plays in mental health.  He also has worked extensively with men and has experience in treating sexual dysfunction. He believes that the most important element to successful therapy is the establishment of a collaborative and safe environment that allows for growth in self-understanding.

Brandon LaBarge, M.S., M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Assistant Coordinator

Brandon is a National Certified Counselor.  He received his B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern State University.  He also has a M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University.  Brandon spent the last several years in Georgia working with children, adolescents, and adults in a community mental health clinic.  He has worked with diverse populations and his clinical interests include trauma, anxiety disorders, interpersonal relationships, and stress management.  Brandon’s approach to therapy involves a collaborative and experiential approach with each client.  His therapeutic style promotes openness, self-awareness, and engagement with the use of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and positive psychology techniques.  He aims to provide a space where clients can increase valued-living by better identifying obstacles and managing stress.

 

Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) Unit

Sharon T. Kotch, Psy.D., Coordinator

Sharon serves as the Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness Coordinator (CASA-C) at TCS.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist in NJ and in PA.  Sharon earned a Bachelor's Degree in psychology from the University of Scranton, a Master's Degree in counseling psychology from Immaculata University and a Doctorate in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital and at Rutgers University's Counseling Center, Camden, NJ.  Sharon joined TCS in June of 2019.  She has 29 years of experience in substance use disorder treatment and mental health counseling.  She has worked in a variety of settings to include healthcare centers, group psychology practices, federal correctional institutions, nursing homes and college counseling centers.  Her professional interests include substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, women's issues, supervision and training, as well as interpersonal relationships and family of origin issues.  She utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, in addition to mindfulness and motivational interviewing strategies in her work with students.  Sharon believes in the resiliency of individuals and in helping students develop effective strategies leading them to improved emotional wellness and academic success. 

Anthony Sica, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Assistant Coordinator

Anthony Sica (he/him/his) is the assistant coordinator of the Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) Unit at Tuttleman Counseling Services and a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. Anthony is a proud alum of both Temple’s Counseling Psychology program and Boyer College of Music. He has clinical experience across a multitude of settings, such as working with youth battling addiction and homelessness in inner-city Philadelphia, providing trauma-informed care within community mental health, and with administration, teachers, and students in the Upper Darby School District for the Center for Supportive Relationships.

Anthony is also passionate about counselor education and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the College of Education and Human Development instructing graduate and undergraduate courses covering all facets of psychotherapy, including fundamental techniques, group counseling, crisis intervention, and legal and ethical issues in counseling psychology.  His approach to treatment is relationally focused and person-centered while being supported by evidence-based practice such as DBT, CBT, IFS, and EMDR

Eating & Body Image Concerns Unit

Coordinator

Coming soon

Lenni Marcus, LCSW, Assistant Coordinator

Lenni Marcus (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker and the Assistant Coordinator of the Eating and Body Image Concerns unit. She received her B.A. in psychology and sociology from Hamilton College and her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work. Lenni has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health, outpatient, and most recently an inpatient setting in Houston, Texas, providing individual, group, and family therapy to young adults.  Lenni draws her expertise from attachment, trauma, and relational psychodynamic theories, while simultaneously considering how systems and the greater social landscape can both cause harm and foster resilience.  As a therapist, Lenni hopes to use the co-created therapy space as a vehicle for better self-understanding and an opportunity to collect new experiences.  She sees therapy as an opportunity to foster personal liberation by way of creating and claiming one’s narrative.  Some of Lenni’s specific areas of interest include trauma, attachment, LGBTQ+ related issues, eating and body image concerns, and family dynamics.

Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (SACE) Unit

Aisha Renée Moore, MSW, LCSW, Coordinator

Aisha is a licensed clinical social worker providing counseling services to students.  She is also the Coordinator of the Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (SACE) Unit at Tuttleman Counseling Services. In this role, she provides specific case management and counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and to those experiencing domestic/dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.  She earned a BS from Carnegie Mellon University and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Aisha has worked in a number of clinical settings including private agencies, community mental health, and college counseling centers. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy, as well as case management to children/youth, adolescents, adults, and families. Aisha’s clinical interests include grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, sexual health, and the impact of violence.

 

 

Part-time Staff

Courtney L. Henry, Ph.D.

Courtney is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her doctorate degree from Utah State University in 2013, completing her internship at a university counseling center. She has provided therapy to clients in various settings but is excited to be working with college students again.  She is particularly interested in mindfulness-based interventions and animal-assisted therapies, and has a registered therapy dog who helps people remember to be in the moment.  Courtney coordinates the training program on assessment.

Demi LeLeux, ATR-BC, LPC

Demi is a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor in the state of PA. She holds a Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. In her work, she integrates knowledge and interventions from developmental, cognitive, behavioral, and creative modalities. She practices from a strengths-based perspective, which acknowledges that people have the capacity within them to attain positive growth. She views the therapy space as a sanctuary, an open space to safely uncover and explore anything that may be going on in life. She has a passion for working with college students and is excited to be doing this work.

Avina Khiatani, Ph.D.

Avina (she/her/hers) is a senior staff psychologist. She graduated with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in 2015 and has been licensed as a psychologist since 2017.

Growing up in the diverse city of Hong Kong, Avina developed a passion for understanding the role of identity in relationships and in mental health. She completed her education in Southern California before moving to Texas and Oklahoma to complete her practical training. She worked at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma providing counseling services, assessment, supervising trainees and teaching psychology students. She joined Tuttleman Counseling Services in August 2021.  Avina focused her research on cultural identity and work with international students. She has also gravitated towards work with BIPOC-identifying clients, as well as clients who have experienced sexual assault and trauma. In her work, she frequently encountered clients who were struggling with their body image and eating concerns. Avina developed a passion for understanding and empowering clients who have struggled with body shame and perfectionism be it a result of biology, relational hurts, trauma, or social expectation.

As a clinician, Avina utilizes an empathic approach with her clients, recognizing that everyone is a human and is deserving of respect. Her approach is based on attachment and systems conceptualizations while she integrates CBT and DBT interventions to provide structure in treatment. She is collaborative, compassionate and genuinely enjoys her work. Her interests include good food/cooking, trivia, standup comedy (viewing), dance, good movies, lo-fi music, and her three goofy pets. 

Yoga/Meditation

Maegan D'Amato, MSW, LCSW

Maegan is a part time Therapeutic Counselor at Tuttleman Counseling Services, and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in PA and NY. After graduating with a BA in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH, Maegan relocated to Brooklyn, NY, where she later earned her MSW at the Silver School of Social Work at NYU. In addition to college counseling experience, Maegan spent nearly a decade working as a learning specialist at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she provided counseling and advocacy support to students with a variety of disabilities, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, learning differences, Autism spectrum, and physical disabilities. She also has experience working with LGBTQ+ students as well as students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Maegan moved to Philadelphia in November 2020 and joined TCS in September 2021.

In addition to her clinical training, Maegan is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, a Certified Usui Reiki Level I practitioner, and a mindfulness meditation teacher. Maegan’s approach to therapy is warm and compassionate, utilizing mindfulness-based interventions and the therapeutic relationship as vehicles for healing. Maegan’s clinical interests include trauma-informed care and complementary and alternative therapies. Her other interests include cooking and eating, hiking and camping, thrifting, gardening, and her dog and two cats.

Current Trainees

Post-Graduate Counseling Fellows

2022-2023

Megan Ingraham, Ph.D.

Megan obtained her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Seton Hall University.  She completed both her B.A. in psychology and her M.S. in counseling psychology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.  Megan has worked primarily with college students and children who have experienced trauma and abuse, and has experience treating anxiety, depression and mood disorders, trauma recovery, and LGBTQIA+ specific concerns and needs.  Megan works from an integrative approach that emphasizes an existential perspective.  In therapy, Megan is committed to building rapport with students in order to foster reflection, self-empowerment, and skill-building.

Erica Johnson, Psy.D.

Erica completed her Psy.D. and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her B.S. in Psychology at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, she has previous clinical experience in college counseling and integrated behavioral healthcare. In the past, Erica has worked with clients who were challenged by life transitions, grief and loss, relationship conflict, trauma, and racial/diversity experiences. She also has experience treating depression disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. In therapy, Erica uses an integrative approach of evidenced-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. As a therapist, Erica is passionate about providing clients with a personalized experience that enables them to achieve greater levels of clarity, restoration, and internal and external peace through self-reflection and skill development.

Gloria McGillen, Ph.D.

Gloria (she/her) is a Post-Graduate Fellow with a clinical focus in Tuttleman Counseling Services' Group Therapy program. She completed her doctoral training in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri, and her doctoral internship at the APA-accredited training program at the University of Missouri Counseling Center. Previously, she earned an MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and a BA in Liberal Arts from the interdisciplinary Great Books program at St. John’s College.

 

Gloria has practiced in university counseling for several years. Her approach to therapy is trauma-informed and begins with building a warm, trusting relationship in which her clients are able to feel welcomed and valued. She helps clients to identify limiting or ‘stuck’ personal and relational patterns and to practice skills to increase their psychological flexibility and insight. She also attends to how culture and economic factors play a role in distress and healing. Her relational approach to therapy reflects her training in feminist, multicultural, and brief psychodynamic models of care. She also draws on emotion-focused, parts-based, and expressive arts therapy approaches to teach techniques for personal change. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, community organizing, live music, and playing with her dog, Lola.

 

Doctoral Psychology Interns

2022-2023

Austin Angiollilo, M.A.

Austin is a PsyD student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at La Salle University. He completed his B.A. in psychology at West Chester University and his M.A. in clinical psychology at La Salle University. Austin has worked primarily with high school and college students, and has experience treating trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Austin has additionally worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community. Austin works from an integrative approach that utilizes DBT and CBT informed skills and interventions while emphasizing an interpersonal and relational-cultural perspective. As a therapist, Austin is dedicated to creating a nonjudgmental, empathy driven space focused on balancing acceptance and change.

Chenchen Dai, M.Ed. 

Chenchen is a Ph.D. student in the Counseling Psychology program at Lehigh University, where she also earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services. Prior to graduate study, Chenchen completed her Bachelor’s degrees from Peking University, China. Operating through dynamic, relational, and feminist lenses, Chenchen is particularly passionate about working with individuals facing challenges related to interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, identity exploration and integration, immigration and acculturation, and trauma and growth. Chenchen is a firm believer in the healing power of respect and egalitarianism. She is committed to proving a therapy space in which individuals’ strengths are seen and voices are heard.

Jerry Martin, M.A.

Jerry is a PsyD student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at La Salle University. He completed his B.A. in psychology at Temple University, and his M.A. in clinical psychology at La Salle.  Jerry has worked with adults of all ages with a variety of issues, particularly treating anxiety, OCD and related disorders, and depression. Jerry works mainly from an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach, which incorporates mindfulness, open acceptance of all internal experiences, and a commitment to doing what matters most. He hopes to help students identify and work towards their goals and values by creating a warm, authentic, nonjudgmental space.

Charlotte Strauss-Swanson, MSW

Charlotte is a Ph.D. student in counseling psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She has a B.A. in sociology from Occidental College and an M.S.W. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Charlotte has primarily worked with college students and adults who have experienced interpersonal and other traumas. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, relationship issues, and has also provided support and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence. Charlotte is guided by interpersonal process and multicultural feminist theories and utilizes a collaborative, strengths-based approach in therapy. Charlotte is also dedicated to examining the ways that power, privilege, and oppression impact individuals and their concerns.   

 

Part-Time Clinical Trainees

2022 - 2023

Ashley Foye, B.A.  

Ashley is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  Ashley has completed a B.A. in psychology from Rosemont College.  Ashley has worked with individuals across the lifespan but is particularly interested in working with emerging adults and adults within the African American and LGBTQ+ community.  Their therapeutic style synthesizes various treatment models including internal family systems, intersectionality, social justice, optimal conceptual theory and mindfulness approaches.  They aim to help students understand struggles in the context of their unique developmental histories and cultural identities.  

Carla Capone, M.S.

Carla is a 4th year PsyD student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Chestnut Hill College. She completed her B.A. in psychology from Penn State University in 2018. She has worked primarily with adults and has experience treating substance use, depression, and interpersonal difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with individuals with concerns related to borderline personality disorder (BPD), such as emotion regulation, anger, or self-harm. Carla practices therapy from a psychodynamic framework that emphasizes understanding our personalities in the context of relationships.

Jamie Serlin, B.A.

Jamie is a Master of Social Work (MSW) student at Bryn Mawr College. She completed her B.A. in public policy and French from the University of Michigan and worked as a speechwriter before making the shift to social work. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in an acute care setting, but she is excited to work with students on the unique challenges that come with campus life. She hopes to help students develop coping skills and gain insight into themselves and others so they can make the most of their university experience.

Olivia Romano, M.S.

Olivia is a Psy.D student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Chestnut Hill College. She completed her B.A. in psychology at Rutgers University and her M.S. in clinical psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Olivia has worked with adolescents and young adults in various settings including outpatient clinics, private practice, and residential treatment facilities. She specializes in working with anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and family of origin issues. Her therapeutic style synthesizes various treatment models including psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral. Olivia is dedicated to creating a safe therapeutic space that promotes awareness, empowerment, and growth.

Front Office Staff

Quetta N. Nicholson, Administrative Coordinator

Quetta started at Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) as a temporary employee intermittently for two years before joining TCS full time in 1997. Her infectious smile and meticulous demeanor makes her a valued addition to our staff.

Patrice Howerton,  Administrative Specialist

Patrice has been an employee for over 22yrs at Temple University beginning September 1991 in the Diagnostic Imaging Department.  In 1996, she transferred to Student Health Services and, in October 2008, she joined Tuttleman Counseling Services.  She continues to provide excellent customer service.

Destiny Marulanda,  Administrative Specialist

Destiny Marulanda started at Temple University in the Tuttleman Counseling Service in October 2021. She serves as the primary contact for our Psychiatry Staff.  She hopes to assist students through providing amazing customer service.

Debra Vann, Customer Service Assistant

Debra Vann started at Temple University in the Tuttleman Counseling Service in August 2013.  She is looking forward to a rewarding experience in providing quality care.

Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Team

Peter A. DeMaria, Jr., M.D.

Dr. DeMaria is a Psychiatrist and the Coordinator of Psychiatric Services at Tuttleman Counseling Services. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Temple, he was the Medical Director of the Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Program of Thomas Jefferson University and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College. He also served as Psychiatric Consultant at Jefferson’s Family Center Program, a program for addicted pregnant and parenting women. Dr. DeMaria graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Board certified in psychiatry with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry, Dr. DeMaria is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and certified in addiction medicine by ASAM. In October 2001, he received the Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Methadone Treatment Association for his outstanding service in the methadone treatment field. In May 2003, he was awarded the Nancy C. A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education by the American Psychiatric Association for his outstanding and sustained contributions to medical education.

Alia Bajwa, M.D.

In addition to serving as Tuttleman Counseling Service’s second full-time psychiatrist, Alia holds the title of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine.  Alia is a graduate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and completed her residency training at Temple University, where she was chief resident.  Alia’s clinical interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, emergency and crisis psychiatry, and the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Jacob Harel, M.D.

Jacob obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College and went on to complete his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Miami and Thomas Jefferson University.  Jacob uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness strategies.  He enjoys using these therapy modalities to help clients improve their mental health and overall performance.  His interests include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and OCD.  In addition, he holds interest in the intersection of sports and mental health and is certified in Mindfulness Sports Performance Enhancement (MPSE).

Marna Sternbach, M.D.

Marna is a part-time psychiatrist at TCS.

Christine Greipp, D.O.

Coming Soon