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).  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.

Quetta N. Nicholson,  Assistant Director for Operations

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.

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.

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.

Chenchen Dai, Ph.D.

Chenchen holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University, as well as a 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.

Devan Gardner, LCSW, MPH

Devan (she/her/hers) is a senior staff Licensed Clinical Social Worker at TCS. She graduated with her dual Master in Social Work and Master in Public Health from The University of Georgia. Devan previously worked with adolescent survivors of trauma and abuse. She has experience working as a college counselor at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and looks forward to providing excellent clinical care for students at Temple.

 

Therapy with Devan can feel like a safe space to have meaningful and transformative dialogue. In her role, she works with students to identify a treatment plan that will help in navigating: life transitions, relationships, trauma, identity work, family concerns, stress/anxiety, negative thinking patterns, self-esteem, etc.

 

Devan has extensive training and experience with reframing unhelpful thoughts, imposter syndrome, decreasing stress & anxiety symptoms, and embracing identities. Her commitment to clients is to show up authentically, and to provide a safe space that allows them to do the same! While the work of therapy can be challenging and complex, she does her best to make it enjoyable, productive, and worthwhile!

 

Case Management and Referral

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

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 and Referral

Kaitlyn (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and is a therapist as well as the assistant coordinator for case management and referral 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.

 

Group Therapy Program

Coordinator

Coming soon

Gloria McGillen, Ph.D., Assistant Coordinator

Gloria (she/her) is the Assistant Group Coordinator at Temple University Tuttleman Counseling Services.  She completed her doctoral training in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri, and completed 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.

 

Yoga/Meditation

Kiera McCarthy, M.A.

Kiera McCarthy (she/her) is a license-eligible therapist with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Towson University. Prior to graduate school, Kiera worked for seven years in workforce development programs in Baltimore, supporting humanitarian immigrants and other folks with marginalized identities to find stability and meaning through a sustainable career. Kiera has also been practicing yoga for over ten years. In 2020, she completed her yoga teacher training and believes strongly in the benefits of yoga and other mindfulness techniques. By braiding together person-centered, relational cultural, and mindfulness approaches, Kiera aims to create a therapy environment that is compassionate, collaborative, and strengths-based. 

 

Resiliency Resource Center

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

 

Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (SACE) Unit

Nicole Ramspacher, M.Ed, LPC, Assistant Coordinator

Nicole (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and the Assistant Coordinator for 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. Nicole is a proud Temple Owl and earned both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Nicole has worked in nonprofit victim service organizations for over 7 years and has a passion and commitment to working with students who have experienced interpersonal violence and trauma. Nicole takes a collaborative and strengths-based approach to her work with clients and views therapy as a safe space intended for healing, support and transformation. 

 

 

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.

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. 

 

Current Trainees

Post-Graduate Counseling Fellows

2023-2024

Amalia Hubal, Psy.D.

Amalia (she/her) completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from La Salle University in 2023. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at Rutgers University in 2018, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at La Salle University in 2020. Her clinical interests include neurodiversity (including autism and ADHD), emotion regulation, self-compassion/self-esteem, and fostering interpersonal/social connections. Amalia works in a trauma informed, person-centered, and strengths-based way, utilizing evidence-based techniques from orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based therapy. Amalia strives to create a safe, non-judgmental space for each individual, and finds her purpose and joy in being able to empower others and witness them recognize their growth, resilience, and ability to create change in themselves and their world.

Charlotte Strauss-Swanson, Ph.D.

Charlotte obtained a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from 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. 

Paul Burns, Ph.D.

Paul is completing their PhD. in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Texas Tech University and defended their dissertation in August 2023. Paul completed their B.S. in Psychology at the University of Florida in 2018 and their M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University in 2021. They conceptualize clients using relational cultural theory (RCT) and seek to understand how relationships contribute to health and well-being, and vice versa. Paul’s clinical interests include interpersonal functioning, emotion regulation, and identity development, particularly among LGBTQ young adults. As a therapist, Paul is devoted to co-creating an environment of warmth, trust, and honesty with their clients. Outside of work, Paul spends their days playing video games and cuddling with their two cats, often at the same time. 

Rob Durst, Psy.D.

Rob (he/him/his) received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford. Prior to his graduate training, Rob earned his B.A. from Ursinus College. Rob takes an interdisciplinary approach to therapy, as he focuses on existential themes, mindfulness, CBT, and strengths based and positive psychology interventions. Rob helps students to feel empowered and view themselves as an active and capable presence in therapy. He works collaboratively with students to help them recognize their unique and innate strengths. Additionally, Rob focuses on connecting as fellow human beings, which also allows him to individualize treatment for each student and prioritize a multicultural and social justice frame work. In his free time, Rob enjoys watching the Phillies, all things Disney, and outdoor activities. 

Doctoral Psychology Interns  

2023-2024

Adam Pettitt, M.S.

Adam is a Clinical Psychology Ph. D. Student at the University of Oregon. He completed his B.S. as a double major in Biology and Psychology at Western Oregon University. His clinical interests include working with marginalized individuals, especially LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations. Additionally, he also works with students struggling with ADHD. Adam takes an integrated approach to therapy, with training in Relational-Cultural theory, CBT, and Interpersonal Process. In his free time, Adam enjoys board games, rock climbing, fantasy novels, and spending time with his friends.

Joyce Kong, M.S.

Joyce (she/her/hers) is a Psy.D. student in the clinical psychology program at Chestnut Hill College. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at West Chester University and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Her clinical interests include identity exploration and development, interpersonal relationships, multiculturalism, trauma, and psychological assessment. She takes an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from psychodynamic and relational-cultural perspectives. Joyce emphasizes a collaborative therapeutic relationship where the focus is on fostering personal growth and healing. She is committed to providing a supportive space for students to process challenging life experiences and to explore sociocultural factors and identities that may intersect with those experiences. More personally, Joyce loves cooking, traveling to new places, fantasy football, catching up on TV shows, and being active. 

Phoebe Brosnan Hall, M.A.

Phoebe (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Boston University. She completed her B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing at Barnard College and her M.A. in clinical psychology at Boston University. Phoebe’s clinical interests include identity development, self-compassion, life transitions, and generalized anxiety. In working with clients, Phoebe utilizes evidence-based techniques and principles from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). As a therapist, Phoebe is committed to creating a safe, supportive space for clients to explore their identities and build effective coping strategies. 

Teresa Rosenberger, M.Ed.

Teresa (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. candidate in the counseling psychology program at Lehigh University. She completed her B.S. at Duke University and an M.Ed. in Human Development at Lehigh University. As a therapist, Teresa is dedicated to building a collaborative space where students can feel curious, empowered, and supported. Her approach to therapy integrates contemporary psychodynamic and feminist theories, and her clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, trauma and post-traumatic growth, and identity exploration and development. Outside of work, Teresa enjoys rollerblading, reading queer fiction, teaching yoga, and painting.

Part-Time Clinical Trainees

2023 - 2024

Isa Bruner, M.Ed.

Isa (she/her/hers) is a Psy.D. student in the clinical counseling program at Chestnut Hill College. Isa has committed to Philadelphia while completing her academic training, earning a B.S. in Psychology from Drexel University and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Her areas of clinical interest include individuals on the autism spectrum, substance use disorders, trauma, psychosis, and psychological assessment. She works to operate from a therapeutic style rooted in psychodynamic conceptualization, while using skills from dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) as well as concepts rooted in feminist and existential psychology. She aims to work in collaboration with students as they learn more about themselves and their history, as well as empower and develop strategies for change where students desire it.

Jasmine Sun, B.A.

Jasmine (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Drexel University. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of clinical interest include multicultural identity development and health psychology. In therapy, Jasmine utilizes evidence-based intervention such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). As a therapist, Jasmine is dedicated to understanding and learning about client’s struggles and promoting growth and wellness in the individual. 

Johnny Siciliano, M.S.

Johnny (he/him) is a Psy.D. student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Chestnut Hill College. Johnny completed his B.A. in Psychology from Rowan University and completed his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. His areas of clinical interest include severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, depression, anxiety, and psychological assessment. His therapeutic style synthesizes various treatment models including psychodynamic, systems, and trauma-focused approaches through a feminist lens to understand how both history and social factors are impacting the student. In therapy, Johnny aims to help students gain insight through mutual collaboration, and to foster an environment of warmth, trust, and safety. He is dedicated to understanding how both personal and social factors are contributing to struggles in the context of each student’s unique cultural identifiers.

Matt Gitlin, M.A.

Matt (he/him) is a Psy.D. student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at La Salle University. He completed his B.A. in psychology at Lock Haven University and his M.A. in clinical psychology at La Salle University. His clinical interests include social anxiety, trauma, mindfulness, resiliency, and therapeutic uses of games. His therapeutic style draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). In therapy, Matt focuses on developing insight and empowerment.

Front Office 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).

Christine Greipp, D.O.

Dr. Christine Greipp earned her doctorate in medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Biddeford, Maine and is a licensed physician in Pennsylvania and New York. She completed her residency at Albany Medical Center, where she also worked in the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center and Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC), in a variety of settings, including inpatient, consultation, crisis intervention, outpatient, and community mental health. During her last year of residency, she also worked as consulting psychiatrist at Siena College in Loudonvile, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts and completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Harvard University. Christine also holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, where she specialized in medical librarianship. Prior to medical school, she worked in patient education and shared decision making at Massachusetts General Hospital and values a collaborative approach. She brings a variety of therapeutic approaches to her work and especially enjoys working with students and adult learners. Christine was born and raised in Philadelphia and is excited to be back in her hometown as a member of the Tuttleman Counseling Services team.

TCS @ HSC staff

Health Sciences Campus

Aisha Renée Moore, MSW, LCSW, Associate Director of TCS at Health Sciences Campus (HSC)

Aisha (she/her) is the Associate Director Tuttleman Counseling Services at the Health Sciences Campus. She is a licensed clinical social worker providing counseling services to students. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a 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. She has completed EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training. Aisha's approach with students is to join from a place of humility. A priority is to co-create a safe enough space for them to find their voices which lends itself to addressing concerns together.

Jonathan Colvson, MSW, LSW

Jonathan (he/him) is a licensed social worker and serves as a staff clinician for Tuttleman Counseling Services at the Health Sciences Campus. Jonathan earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate training at Bryn Mawr College and the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia.

Jonathan approaches therapy with openness, compassion, curiosity, and humility. His therapeutic stance is informed by feminist, multicultural, queer, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed frameworks, and by his lived experience as a biracial man. In his free time, Jonathan dabbles in visual arts, music, and literature.

Karina Wiener, MSS, LCSW

Karina is a Licensed Social Worker and works as a staff clinician at Tuttleman Counseling Services at the Health Sciences Campus. Karina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Haverford College and her Master of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College. Karina has worked with students and young adults in outpatient, community mental health, peer support, and career counseling settings. 

Karina's priority as a therapist is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to be heard, understood, and accepted. As a social worker therapist, Karina is especially interested in supporting clients through their process of knowing themselves within their unique familial, cultural, and systemic contexts. Her therapeutic approach is informed by psychodynamic, relational, strengths-based, and trauma-informed modalities, and integrates behavioral techniques from DBT, CT-R, and MI.  Karina is a white, multicultural (proficient in Spanish), queer, cis woman who enjoys the process of learning and growing alongside her clients.