Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling Services! Our team of psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists is committed to supporting you throughout your time as a student at CUIMC. We encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Counseling Services offers assessment, short-term individual and group psychotherapy, medication management, as well as linkage to community-based providers for ongoing treatment, as clinically appropriate. 

We see approximately one third of students on campus and provide support for anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to grad school, relationship issues, experiences of bias, discrimination and harassment, eating disorders, and substance use, as well as other concerns.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Training Program

Counseling Services is a diverse and talented team of clinicians with exceptional experience in providing psychotherapy in higher education and community settings, and we provide a one-year postdoctoral psychology training program. Our current postdoctoral psychologist trainee for 2022-2023 is Tania Chowdhury, Ph. D. She works in both individual and group therapy settings to integrate a variety of therapuetic approaches to meet the needs of CUIMC students.

  • Marisa Enrico, PhD

    • Director

    Marisa Enrico joined Student Health in 2022 as the Director of Counseling Services. Dr. Enrico comes to us from the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health where she served as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Program. While there, she also was the coordinator of the Psychology Externship/Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and School-Based Mental Health programs. 

    As an experienced mental health clinician, Dr. Enrico uses an integrative approach rooted in trauma-informed care and a variety of therapeutic modalities designed to meet the individual’s needs. She is attuned to the cultural dimensions of therapeutic work and uses these approaches in both direct clinical care and in her teaching and supervision.

    As an administrator, Dr. Enrico is focused on improving service delivery and access, care coordination, and integration. She is creative and innovative in her approach to program development and is a tremendous asset to our team and our community.

    Education

    • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • M.S.T., Pace University
    • BA, Lehigh University

    Certifications & Licensure

    • Licensed Psychologist in New York State

    Professional Experience

    • Director & Supervisor, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
    • Psychologist, Private Practice
    • Adjunct Associate Professor & Supervisor, Pace University
    • Psychologist, The School at Columbia University

    Memberships

    • American Psychological Association (APA)

    Awards and Honors

    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    Dr. Marisa Enrico
  • Jannett Santana, LCSW

    • Associate Director

    Jannett Santana joined Student Health on Haven in 2022 as the Associate Director of Counseling Services. Ms. Santana previously worked at Metropolitan Center for Mental Health in several clinical and administrative roles. Most recently, she served as the Director of the Intake and Referral Department. She also served as the primary contact between the Intake and Admissions Departments and referral partners.  In her administrative work, Ms. Santana has continued to focus on providing expedited access to quality care. Ms. Santana has participated in program development with the goal of improving care and meeting clients’ diverse needs. As a clinician, Ms. Santana approaches patient care from a trauma-informed, person-centered perspective while remaining mindful of cultural identities.

    Education

    • MSW, New York University
    • BA, Vassar College

    Certifications & Licensure

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State

    Professional Experience

    • Director, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
    • Lead Social Worker, Eastside House Settlement
    • Columbia Community Advisory Board

    Memberships

    • National Association of Social Workers
    Jannett Santana, LCSW
  • Heather Holtman, EdD

    • Senior Psychologist

    Dr. Heather Holtman joined CUIMC Student Health on Haven in 2019. Prior to assuming the role of interim associate director, she worked for three years as a staff psychologist at Counseling Services. Dr. Holtman’s areas of specialty include working with eating disorders and depression using varying modalities of treatment, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, positive psychology, and group therapy. She also has experience with career and vocational counseling.

    Prior to joining Student Health on Haven, Dr. Holtman served as a clinician on several college campuses— including The City College of New York and John Jay College of Criminal Justice— and provided individual psychotherapy, group therapy, outreach, and crisis intervention to students. Dr. Holtman has served as a clinical supervisor and training director to master’s and doctoral level graduate students.

    Education

    • EdD,  Rutgers University
    • MSEd, Fordham University
    • BA, Brandeis University

    Certifications & Licensure

    • Licensed Counseling Psychologist in the State of New York

    • Certification - Two Year Specialty Training Program in the Psychotherapy of Eating Disorders from The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

    Professional Experience

    • Staff Psychologist, The City College of New York
    • Faculty Substitute Counselor/Training Director of Graduate Externship Program, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • Counselor/Associate Degree Program Coordinator, CUNY Research Foundation
    • Vocational Counselor, Columbia University Center for Career Services

    Awards and Honors

    • American Psychological Association Multicultural Events Grant

    Memberships

    • Eastern Group Psychological Society
    Heather Holtman, EdD
  • Rahul Chauhan, PhD

    • Psychologist

    Dr. Rahul Chauhan is a licensed psychologist who has been treating people with significant stressors, bereavement, depression, and anxiety in private practice since 2010. Prior to joining CUIMC Student Health on Haven, Dr. Chauhan provided psychological services at university, hospital, and research settings. He has enjoyed teaching doctoral and masters level courses in clinical supervision and multicultural psychotherapy. Dr. Chauhan received his doctorate from Fordham University and completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of clinical interest include psychocultural identity development, crisis intervention, and psychodynamic theory.

    Education

    • PhD, Fordham University
    • MSEd, University of Dayton

    Certifications & Licensure

    • Licensed to practice clinical psychology in the state of New York

    Professional Experience

    • Private Practice – Northern Manhattan
    • Bronx Family Court
    • New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University
    • State University of New York/F.I.T
    • University of Pennsylvania

    Memberships

    • New York State Psychological Association
    Dr. Rahul Chauhan
  • Tania Chowdhury, PhD

    • Pre-Licensure Psychologist

    Tania Chowdhury joined Student Health in 2022 as a postdoctoral psychology trainee. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University and her predoctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Tania’s clinical training highlights her commitment to working with the historically underserved. She is a former fellow of the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, selected to promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations. She has experience providing comprehensive psychological services to children, families, and adults with varied psychiatric presentations across university, outpatient hospital, inpatient hospital, and community mental health settings. Tania employs a multidimensional, integrative clinical approach, prioritizing evidence-based practice while considering the systemic drivers of mental health inequities, as well as clients’ experiences as shaped by their social contexts and their proximity to power, privilege, and oppression.

    Education

    • Ph.D., New York University
    • M.Phil., New York University
    • M.A., William Paterson University of NJ
    • B.A., Rutgers University

    Professional Experience

    • Adjunct Professor, New York University

    Memberships

    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
    • International Council of Psychologists (ICP)
    • The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

    Awards and Honors

    • APA Minority Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS)
    • Han Zhang and Jinlan Liu Dissertation Research Award
    • SPSSI Grant-in-Aid
    • AAPA Division on Students Social Justice Award
    Tania Chowdhury, PhD
  • Cécile de Lardemelle, Psy.D.

    • Psychologist

    Cécile de Lardemelle joined Student Health on Haven in 2022. Dr. de Lardemelle is a bicultural and bilingual French-American psychologist. She completed her training in NYC in school/child psychology and worked in schools and community outpatient settings with children, families, and adults. Her background in developmental psychology helps her to better understand how personalities grow and adapt throughout life. Most recently, Dr. de Lardemelle worked at Metropolitan Center for Mental Health as a psychologist and supervisor.  Using a strengths-based and culturally responsive approach she incorporates psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic tools and strategies into her work with clients to understand and address challenges and stressors. She approaches her therapeutic work with compassion and is affirmative of clients’ individual experiences and needs.

    Education

    • Psy.D., New York University
    • MBA, ESSEC Business School, France

    Certifications & Licensure

    • Licensed Psychologist in New York State
    • Certificate from Institute for Psychoanalytic Training And Research

    Professional Experience

    • Psychologist & Supervisor, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
    • Site Supervisor, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training And Research On-Site School Program
    • Consultant, Management Consulting

    Memberships

    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Institute for Psychoanalytic Training And Research
    Cécile de Lardemelle, Psy.D.
  • Laura Dieppa Perea, MD

    • Psychiatrist

    Dr. Laura Dieppa Perea joined Student Health on Haven in 2021. She is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in adults, adolescents, and children. In treatment, she aims for a collaborative approach, combining psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy depending on each individual’s needs. Dr. Dieppa Perea has experience working with multicultural and linguistically-diverse patient populations with varying degrees of psychiatric illness and substance use, and provides care in Spanish and English.

    Dr Dieppa Perea has worked closely with veterans and college students. Her areas of interest include anxiety and depressive disorders, first episode psychosis, psychological trauma, young adults, psychiatric illness in health care practitioners, and psychodynamic theory.  

    Education

    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    • General Psychiatry residency, Boston University School of Medicine
    • MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
    • BS, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus

    Certifications and Licenses

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • New York state medical license

    Selected Publications

    • Peters J, Dieppa-Perea LM, Melendez LM, Quirk GJ (2010) Induction of Fear Extinction with Hippocampal-Infralimbic BDNF. Science 328:1288-1290.
    • Dieppa-Perea, LM, Newsome B, Henderson, DC. Physician Burnout. Ok to Proceed? What Every Health Care Provider Should Know About Patient Safety. (2018).

    Memberships

    • American Psychiatric Association
    • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Laura Dieppa Perea, MD
  • Mara Eilenberg, LCSW

    • Psychotherapist

    Mara Eilenberg joined Counseling Services at Student Health on Haven in 2021. She has extensive experience working with young adult and adolescent populations and is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). Her areas of specialty include working with people diagnosed with anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, prodromal psychotic illnesses, eating disorders and schizophrenia.  

    Previously, Mara worked at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) in numerous clinical and administrative capacities, most recently as the Clinical Director of the Children’s Day Unit, and as the Associate Director of the NYSPI Social Work department. As a clinician at NYSPI she provided IPT to adolescents and adults in research studies which examined conditions and evaluated best treatments for depression, PTSD, and complicated grief. On the Children’s Day Unit at NYSPI, she oversaw the clinical care of all day patients. Additionally, she supervised social work interns in all aspects of clinical practice and case management with families of adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders, school refusal/avoidance behaviors, and eating disorders. She developed and implemented a specialized intervention for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with OCD.

    Education

    • MSW, New York University
    • BA, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

    Certifications & Licensure

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State
    • Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, American Institute for Psychoanalysis, Karen Horney Center
    • Seminar in Field Instruction, New York University

    Professional Experience

    • Associate Director, Social Work Department, NYSPI
    • Social Work Clinician and Supervisor, General Clinical Research Unit, Schizophrenia Research Unit, Children’s Day Unit, NYSPI
    • Psychotherapist, Center for Prevention and Evaluation, NYSPI
    • Research Clinician, Department of Neuroscience, NYSPI
    • Social Work Clinician, Jacobi Medical Center

    Memberships

    • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    Mara Eilenberg, LCSW
  • Maya Fukuda, LCSW

    • Psychotherapist

    Maya Fukuda joined CUIMC Student Health on Haven in 2018. Prior to Student Health, she worked as a Spanish-speaking psychotherapist in community centers and social service organizations, with high-risk, marginalized populations dealing with complex traumas and dual diagnoses.

    Maya has a background in individual and group therapy, family therapy, mindfulness practices, and holistic healing. She works from a relational, strengths-based, ecological, and collaborative approach, through a social justice, multi-cultural, and feminist lens. Maya is interested in identity development and transitions in young adults, especially with regards to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity. She launched and facilitates Student Health’s First Gen group, and enjoys helping students come together as a community. She often incorporates mind, body, and spiritual practices to encourage self-compassion.

    Education

    • MS in Social Work, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
    • BA in Sociology, New York University

    Certifications & Licensure

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State
    • Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) certified
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) certified

    Professional Experience

    • Psychotherapist, Union Settlement Association
    • Clinical Social Worker, La Casa De Salud
    • MDFT Therapist, Children’s Aid Society

    Awards and Honors

    • BA in Sociology cum laude

    Memberships

    • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    • The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG)
    Maya Fukuda, LCSW
  • Mercy Alejo

    • Administrative Assistant

    Mercy joined the Student Health on Haven staff in 2015. Prior to joining Student Health , she worked at New Age Training where she provided support to students and faculty staff. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Baruch College in Business Administration. When she is not working, Mercy enjoys learning other languages and cultures. Her current goal is to become fluent in three additional languages (French, Italian, and Korean). She also enjoys monitoring the financial stock market and other investment activities as well as reading, tennis, running, and listening to music.

    Education

    • BBA, Finance, Baruch College

    Professional Experience

    • Receptionist, New Age Training
    Mercy Alejo