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

Bio coming soon

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 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.

 

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.

Kathleen Haughey, MSW, LCSW

Kate is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in PA and NJ. She has been part of Tuttleman Counseling Services in a part-time role since October of 2015. Starting August of 2017, Kate joined full time staff in the role of Referral Coordinator and counselor. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from La Salle University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Widener University.  Prior to joining Temple University, Kate worked at a partial hospitalization program that provided group therapy to young adults who were struggling with a range of mental health issues.  Kate's clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and relationship issues. She has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and uses this approach along with creating a warm and comfortable environment during treatment.

Michelle Wallace, Psy.D.

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.

Mona Sarshar, Ph.D.

Mona is a licensed psychologist at Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) dividing days between TCS and Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She also worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Psychological Studies in Education in the College of Education at Temple University. Prior to TCS, Mona worked as a clinician at Elwyn Outpatient Clinic, a section of Elwyn, the nation’s second largest non-profit provider of educational, behavioral, cognitive and emotional health services, and family support services, to special needs individuals. Mona obtained her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Temple. She is specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and anxiety. In addition, she is involved in scholarly work as an associate editor, consulting editor, and peer reviewer, and has published in the professional literature. Some of her professional interests include providing counseling and psychotherapy in the areas of depression, anxiety, relational problems and personal growth and development as well as conducting psychoeducational assessments. Mona believes strongly in the importance of promoting positive mental health and supporting individuals for personal and social well-being. 

 

 

Group Therapy Program

Katy Cording, Psy.D., CGP, Coordinator

Katy is a Staff Psychologist and the Group Coordinator at Tuttleman Counseling Services. She received a B.A. from Lafayette College in Psychology as well as Women’s and Gender Studies and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. Katy has been working in college counseling for several years, including at West Chester University, Swarthmore College, and Lehigh University. She most recently served as the Group Coordinator at West Chester University’s Counseling Center. She has received extensive training in conducting group psychotherapy and brings this passion for group to TCS. At the core of Katy’s therapeutic approach is the understanding that a trusting, open, and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential to promoting and sustaining change. Some of her clinical interests include: Trauma, Attachment, Depression, Anxiety, Relational Concerns, Grief/Loss, Sexual Assault, Identity Formation, Life Transitions.

 

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. 

 

 

Eating & Body Image Concerns Unit

Avina Khiatani, Ph.D., HSP, Coordinator

Avina (she/her/hers) is a senior staff psychologist and the coordinator of the eating disorder and body image concerns (EBIC) unit. 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. 

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.

Hillary Black, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Coordinator

Hillary is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and joined TCS in November of 2016.  She serves as a counselor and Assistant Coordinator of the SACE unit. Hillary received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology/Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont and her MSW from Simmons Graduate School of Social Work in Boston in 2013. Hillary has experience working in community mental health providing couples and family therapy and has worked at multiple university and college counseling services. After completing her master’s degree she went on to University of California, Berkeley as a Post-MSW fellow with a focus on supporting students around sexual assaults, alcohol and other drug use (AOD), managing medical conditions, and other mental health concerns. Hillary’s other clinical interest are spirituality, grief, LGBTQ folks, first-generation college students, and works from a multicultural perspective. Hillary is thrilled to be joining the Temple University community and honored to provide services to the students.

 

Part-time Staff

Wendy Chen, M.A., L.P.C.

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.

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, M.A.

Demi is an art therapist and counselor, working under supervision to obtain her credentials and licensure 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 able to do so again.

Katelyn Sobon, M.Ed., LPC

Kate Sobon is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about assisting individuals with improving their quality of life and being the best version of themselves.  Kate believes counseling is a collaborative process and she utilizes a client-centered and strength-based approach. She utilizes therapeutic techniques based upon cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. Kate supports individuals in identifying tools and coping skills to elicit change.  Kate's compassion, honest, warmth, and candor aid her in creating strong therapeutic alliances.  Kate earned a BA in Criminal Justice and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.  She is an Associate Adjunct Professor in Temple University’s College of Education. Kate was trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Kate has experience working with diverse populations and believes it is crucial to tailor treatment to the individual and their specific goals.

Yoga/Meditation

Michelle Fuentes, M.A., LPC

Bio coming soon

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

2021-2022

Mary Le, Psy.D.

Mary earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her B.A. in Social and Psychological Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University (Abington) and her M.S. in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Mary has worked in community mental health settings, inpatient hospitals, and healthcare centers. She has experience working with a variety of disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety, substance use disorders, and trauma. Mary implements an evidenced-based approach to treatment that utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). Mary is committed to providing a safe, compassionate, and hopeful space for self-discovery and growth.

Sarah Maver, Psy.D.

Sarah completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Immaculata University. She completed an interdisciplinary B.S. in biology and psychology at Loyola University Maryland and her M.A. in clinical psychology at Immaculata University. Sarah has worked in college counseling, outpatient medical, community mental health, and inpatient hospital settings. In therapy, Sarah primarily utilizes psychodynamic and relational perspectives while incorporating interventions from other modalities. Areas of clinical interest include interpersonal difficulties, trauma, identity exploration, and adjustment. Sarah strives to create a warm and safe environment in which students feel supported as they identify and work toward their treatment goals.

Jordan Seidel, Psy.D. 

Jordan completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. Before that, she completed her B.S. in Psychology at Fordham University, and her M.A. in General Psychology at New York University.  Jordan has experience working with substance use disorders, relationship concerns, depression and anxiety symptomatology, bipolar spectrum disorders, as well as trauma – particularly within emerging adult and adult populations. She also has experience working with clients who are working to explore their sexuality and/or relationship with their gender. Within the therapy room, Jordan utilizes an approach rooted in both humanistic-existential and psychodynamic psychologies – while using the therapeutic relationship to inform the work and provide for corrective emotional experiences. Additionally, Jordan values mindfulness and the use of CBT and DBT tools with intentionally. Ultimately, she seeks to empower her clients by focusing on their strengths, while creating and maintaining a safe and compassionate therapeutic environment.

Hanh Tran, Psy.D.

Hanh is a Psy.D. graduate who obtained her degree in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. She completed her B.S. in Psychology at University at Buffalo and her M.A. in Forensic Psychology at George Washington University. Hanh has worked in the community mental health, partial hospital, and college counseling settings. She most enjoys working with emerging adults and clinical interests include anxiety, adjustment, and attachment. Hanh works from an integrative approach but is grounded in the psychodynamic and relational perspectives. In therapy, Hanh strives to create a supportive space in which students can successfully navigate their challenges. When not working as a therapist, Hanh enjoys watercolor painting and relaxing with her two cats .

Doctoral Psychology Interns

2021-2022

Laura Fischer, M.S.

Laura is a Ph.D. candidate in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Northeastern University. She completed her B.A. in psychology at the University of Rhode Island, and her M.S. in psychology at Drexel University. Laura has worked in college counseling settings, as well as partial and outpatient hospital settings with individuals experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, mood, and eating disorders, trauma, family of origin issues, and concerns related to identity development. Laura’s approach to therapy is integrative, utilizing evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy within a relational framework to support students in working toward their goals. Laura strives to practice with cultural humility and sensitivity, attending to areas of privilege and oppression, and promoting clients’ strengths.

Megan Ingraham, M.S. 

Megan is a Ph.D. student in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Seton Hall University.  She completed both her B.A. in psychology and her M.S. in counseling psychology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. Amanda 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.

Colleen Kase, M.S.

Colleen is a sixth-year student in the counseling psychology doctoral program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her B.A. in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Maryland. In the past, Colleen has worked in college counseling centers and community settings. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ and women’s issues, eating concerns, and family of origin concerns. Colleen’s theoretical orientation is integrative, with an emphasis on interpersonal, humanistic, and feminist-multicultural approaches.  She is passionate about helping clients develop greater self-compassion and explore the impact of attachment experiences, social roles, and systems of power and privilege on their concerns.

Walter Stamp, M.A.

Walter is a Ph.D. candidate in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Howard University in Washington, DC.  He completed his B.A. in psychology at Butler University and his M.A. in counseling  psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.   Walter has worked primarily with college students and veterans. He has particular experience working with the LGBTQ community, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and couples counseling, along with various communities and cultures. Walter works from an approach that emphasizes a psychodynamic and humanistic perspective.  In therapy, Walter operates from the viewpoint that individuals have within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and for altering their self-concepts, basic attitudes, and self-directed behavior; these resources can be tapped if a definable climate of facilitative psychological attitudes can be provided.

 

Part-Time Clinical Trainees

2021-2022

Andrew Jaskot, M.A.  

Andrew is a PsyD student in clinical psychology doctoral program at Chestnut Hill College. He completed his B.S. in psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his M.A. in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Indianapolis. In therapy, Andrew utilizes evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well evidence-supported techniques and the use of psychodynamic approaches.  

Danya Kats, B.S.

Danya (she/they) is a Master of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to beginning her master’s training, Danya received her B.S. in psychology from Lafayette College and completed graduate coursework at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain in Berlin, Germany. She has primarily worked with children and adolescents in educational settings, in addition to volunteering with incarcerated women. Danya’s therapeutic style is relational and psychodynamic in nature, although she is also interested in narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She is especially interested in the impacts of complex trauma on long term mental health.  When working with Danya, you can expect authenticity, humor, and an exploration of personal values.

Maxine Koza, B.A.

Maxine is a Master of Social Work (MSW) student at The University of Pennsylvania.  Maxine completed her B.A. in psychology from Rutgers University. Maxine has worked in incarceration and community health settings. She is looking forward to working in a college counseling community.  Maxine works from a holistic lens but synthesizes various treatment models including psychodynamic, internal family systems, and mindfulness approaches.  In therapy, Maxine hopes to create a safe and inviting space in which individuals can feel comfortable. When not working as a therapist, Maxine enjoys cooking and watching documentaries.

Teresa Rosenberger, M.A.

Teresa (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Lehigh, University. She completed her B.S. at Duke University in 2015 and holds a Master's degree in teaching. Teresa has worked primarily with students in educational settings, including universities, and understands the importance of mental health support in student success. In therapy, Teresa aims to create a collaborative, supportive, and warm environment for students to explore their relationships with themselves, with others, and with their surrounding environments.

 

 

 

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

Bio coming soon

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 trhe 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.