Counseling Services

Our team of mental health professionals all specialize in college mental health and are trained to assess the level of care that you need. The counselor who first meets with you will listen to your concerns and recommend services that will be the most helpful to you. 

 

Clinical Team

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Marisa M. Moore, PhD (she/her/ella)
Director
marisa.moore@marist.edu

Dr. Moore is an intersectional feminist Counseling Psychologist serving as Director of Counseling Services and adjunct instructor for the MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marist. She has worked as a summer camp bereavement counselor for children through Calvary Hospital in the Bronx and with adolescents in juvenile detention centers across Oklahoma. Her college counseling experiences include Oklahoma State, University of Maryland, and University of Pittsburgh. A Bronx-raised Latina, Marisa’s identities and experiences inform her work and commitment to social justice. She tries to practice what she preaches with yoga, setting healthy boundaries, and enjoying new foods as self-care.

Education:
BA Psychology, Binghamton University
MA Experimental Psychology, Iona College
MS Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University
PhD Counseling Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Professional Interests:
Creating an affirming mental health and wellness campus culture; Increasing access to mental health services for marginalized populations; Inclusive Leadership and Mentorship; Self-Care; Research interests include experiences with microaggressisons among women psychologists and graduate students.

 

 

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Naomi Ferleger, PhD (she/her/hers)
Clinical Counselor
naomi.ferleger@marist.edu

Dr. Ferleger is a licensed clinical psychologist who moved from New York City to the Hudson Valley over 25 years ago. She has worked at Marist for 11 years, previously as the Director of Counseling Services. Before Marist, Naomi was dedicated to serving diverse and under-resourced populations in Dutchess County through community-based mental health care. She sees therapy as a way to develop self-compassion, resilience, life coping skills and acceptance. When she’s not at work, Naomi loves practicing self-care by playing with her Goldendoodle Mimi--who you may see roaming around the office sometimes!

Education:
BA, Bryn Mawr College
PhD, Fordham University

Professional Interests:
Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and multicultural social-justice-oriented concerns. 

 

 

Janine Fitzmaurice, LCSW (she/her/hers)
Clinical Counselor
janine.fitzmaurice@marist.edu

Ms. Janine Fitzmaurice is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New York. She has provided counseling services to students as counselor at Marist College since 2007.

Education:
Dutchess Community College
SUNY New Paltz
MS Social Work, Adelphi University

Professional Interests:
Student adjustment, interpersonal relationships, depression and anxiety.

 

 

 

Raphaela Kramer, BA (she/her/hers)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

Raphaela is passionate about mental health work and is excited to be learning and growing here at the counseling center! She actively incorporates her course experience in religious studies, disability studies, women's studies, LGBTQ+ studies into her work. Her earlier work experience includes Community Access to the Arts - a nonprofit that was passionate about nurturing the creativity and artistry of individuals with disabilities through arts. Most recently, she completed an internship at Astor Partial Hospitalization Program where she worked with adolescents leading group therapy grounded in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog Lilly, reading, and rollerblading. 

Education:
BA Psychology, Hobart and William Smith
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marist College (Expected Summer 2022)

Professional Interests:
Social justice, depression, wellbeing, identity development.

 

 

 

Kimberly Marsden, BA (she/her/hers)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

Kim is very connected to the Marist community, as a Marist undergraduate alum and currently a Resident Director for the office of Housing and Residential Life. Kim has previously interned at Family Services in Poughkeepsie, the Family Services Center for Victim Safety & Support, and Mental Health America which have invigorated her passion for helping others and supporting mental health. She is still navigating her professional interests but is excited to further enhance her clinical skills and continue to support Marist students. Kim practices her self-care through crafting, reading, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and cat.  

Education:
BA Psychology, Marist College
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marist College (Expected Summer 2022)

Professional Interests:
Adjustment related to life transitions, anxiety, trauma.

 

 

 

Shannon Walsh, MHC (she/her/hers)

Shannon is a Mental Health Counselor who enjoys watching shows at an almost-expert level, doing her best at tending to her beloved houseplants, ordering takeout, and spending time with loved ones.

Education:
BA Psychology and Women’s/Gender/Sexuality, SUNY Albany
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marist College

Professional Interests:
Multicultural counseling; LGBTQIA+ concerns; Concerns related to sexual and/or domestic violence.

 

 

Elena T. Yee, MS, NCC (she/her/hers)
Clinical Counselor

Elena’s diverse past work experiences in engineering, teaching EFL in Asia, non-profit supervision, student affairs (diversity, inclusion and social justice) and teaching in higher education, and in college mental health have coalesced into an approach to therapy that is flexible, open, and solution-focused. Her approach to wellness and self-care includes daily mindfulness meditation, drinking tea, reading books before bedtime, and taking in fresh air on her tiny balcony. She enjoys tackling a recipe, jumping on her mini-trampoline, talking to friends from afar, and spending time with partner.


Education:
BA Industrial Technology, UMass Lowell
MA Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College
MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rhode Island College

Professional Interests:
Increasing access to counseling for BIPOC and other marginalized populations, broadening consistent assessment for suicidality, and advocating for more diverse representation in college counseling staffing.

 

 

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Jenny Colman, MD (she/her/hers)
Psychiatrist

Education:
BA, Harvard College
MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: NY Presbyterian Hospital/NY State Psychiatric Institute & University of California San Francisco

Professional Interests:
Common concerns of the college population, including mood issues, anxiety, and trauma.

 

Administrative Staff

                                                                                         

Eileen Mastrontuono (she/her/hers)
Office Coordinator

Eileen has worked in the Counseling Services Office at Marist for 10 years and is also a student at Marist, working towards a Bachelors in Professional Studies with a concentration in American Studies. Eileen loves getting to know students no matter how brief her interactions may be with them. She enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with her daughters and going on adventures with her dog Charley!