Director
Ann Booth, Psy.D.

Associate Director
Mary Murphy, L.M.H.C.

Full-Time Personal Counselors
Leathe Allard, Ph.D.
Danielle DePalma, L.C.S.W. 
Winnie Eng, Ph.D. 
Kim Montagnino, Ph.D.
Sergey Profis, Ph.D.

Part-Time Counselors
Kristi Basile, M.A. 
Nikka Dela Cruz, L.M.S.W
Joanna Feinman, Ph.D.
Anna Ivanova-Tatlici, L.M.H.C.

Psychatric Nurse Practitioner
Kathy Cilione, M.S., NP

Graduate Practicum Students
Samantha Escobedo, BA
Edyta Knoblach. M.S.
Valentina Pasquale, B.S.

Support Staff
Michele Karpeles, M.A.
Lisa Avila

 

ann Dr. Ann Booth, Psy.D., Director of the Counseling Center, is a New York State Licensed Psychologist. She holds a B.S. in Psychology, an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Booth completed a clinical internship at Southern Illinois University Student Counseling Center, and also served as a Staff Psychologist at Stevens Institute of Technology.  In addition to clinical work, Dr. Booth has also served as a Senior Director of Student Services. Her clinical interests focus on trauma and survival, substance abuse, gay and lesbian issues, anxiety, and self-esteem strengthening. She works full-time at the Counseling Center and provides personal counseling for students.
MaryMary Murphy is the Associate Director of the Counseling Center and is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  She holds a  B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology from University College Galway, and an M.Sc. in Counseling Psychology from Trinity College, Dublin.  She is a Registered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland.  Ms. Murphy has over 20 years experience in clinical settings in the United States and Ireland.  Since 1994, she has served as a counselor both in this Center and the Office of Disability Services.  Ms. Murphy has a continuing interest in physiological factors that can influence psychological issues, and the range of methods used to train self-regulation.  She especially enjoys helping students identify and overcome issues that may hinder their academic success. She works full-time at the Counseling Center and provides personal and academic counseling for students.
LeatheDr Leathe Allard is a New York State Licensed Psychologist.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from Boston College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University.  She completed an assistantship at Fordham University’s Counseling Center, a doctoral internship at California Polytechnic State University Counseling Center, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Loyola Maryland University Counseling Center.   Additionally she has worked extensively with at-risk older adolescents in the New York City foster care system.  Dr. Allard’s approach to therapy integrates psychodynamic, interpersonal, humanistic, and trauma-based theories. Her experience and clinical interests include: family of origin concerns; conduct problems, authority issues, childhood neglect, abuse and abandonment; LGBTQ and coming out; body image and eating problems; and depression.  Dr. Allard works full time at the counseling center and provides personal counseling for students.
DanielleDanielle DePalma received an M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University and a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University.  She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of New York.  She has experience with assessment, case management, and outreach.  She has conducted counseling in areas such as developmental and learning disabilities. Ms. DePalma has worked for the Staten Island Mental Health Society and Legal Aid and currently works in a private practice New Jersey. She works full-time at the Counseling Center and provides personal counseling for students.
Dr. Winnie EngDr. Winnie Eng is a New York State Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Specialty. She received her B.A. in Psychology and in Anthropology from Brown University, her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Temple University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Counseling Service at New York University. She has specialized training and research interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders and working with international students. Additional areas of interest include interpersonal relationships and multicultural/diversity issues. She has experience supervising Masters and pre-doctoral students at university counseling centers. Dr. Eng utilizes a psychodynamic approach in her treatment, and has extensive experience in crisis intervention and cognitive-behavioral interventions. She works full-time at the Counseling Center and provides personal counseling for students.
kimDr. Kim Montagnino is a New York State licensed psychologist.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from Drew University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Dr. Montagnino completed her clinical internship at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey and worked as a Staff Psychologist at Seton Hall University Counseling Services.  She has specialized experience and interest in anxiety disorders, sexual assault survivors, multicultural counseling and the psychology of gender.  Dr. Montagnino's approach to counseling is informed by cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems theories. She works full-time at the Counseling Center and provides personal counseling for students.
SergeyDr. Sergey Profis is a New York State Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Specialty. He  received his B.A. in psychology from BostonUniversity, his M.A and Ph.D. from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. Dr. Profis completed his clinical Internship at Columbia-Presbyterian, The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell-Presbyterian Center.  Dr. Profis has specialized training in crisis intervention and has worked on a Psychiatric Mobile Crisis Team. His clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, multicultural issues, depressive and anxiety conditions. Dr. Profis employs an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining psychodynamic, experiential and cognitive behavioral models of treatment. Dr. Profis works full time at the Counseling Center and provides personal counseling for students.
KristiKristi Basile received her BA in Psychology from SUNY Empire State College and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from the College of Staten Island. During her time at Empire State College she ran info sessions, where she offered guidance and advice to fellow students on their educational career.  Kristi also completed her graduate internship at the CSI Counseling Center. Kristi works part-time at the Counseling Center providing both personal and academic counseling for students.
Nikka Nikka Dela Cruz attended the College of Staten Island where received a B.S. in Social Work and graduated with Phi Alpha Honors. She went on to receive a Master’s in Social Work from CSI. She has also obtained her LMSW credential. Nikka completed an internship at I.S. 72 where she worked with students in special education and was responsible for leading/co-leading counseling groups. Nikka completed her field placement at the CSI Counseling Center where she provided individual, group, and academic counseling. Nikka is a part-time counselor at CSI’s Counseling Center and provides both personal and academic counseling.
Joanna FeinmanDr. Joanna Feinman is a New York State Licensed Psychologist. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, after attending Berklee College of Music and SUNY Binghamton. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University, and completed a doctoral internship at Kings County Hospital Center. She has worked extensively with college students in the Counseling Center at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, as well as in Community Mental Health Centers. Dr. Feinman’s clinical interests include recovery from depression and anxiety, exploring relationships and family, identity, multicultural issues, and improving self-esteem. Her approach to counseling integrates solution-focused, CBT, humanistic, and family systems, with insights from neuroscience. She works part-time at the Counseling Center and provides personal counseling for students.
Anna Anna Ivanova-Tatlici is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She received her B.A. in Psychology and M.A .in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College. Anna has experience working in college, hospital and clinic settings providing individual, couples and group therapy, crisis intervention and supervision. She implements an eclectic therapeutic approach utilizing psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing and mindfulness therapy. Her clinical interests focus on stress management, anxiety, improving self-esteem and immigration issues. Anna works part-time at the Counseling Center providing personal counseling for students.
KathyKathleen Cilione received a B.S. in Nursing from Villanova University and a master’s degree from Wagner College in nursing administration and child mental health.  She went on to obtain a post-master’s certificate from Columbia University in a psychiatric nurse practitioner program.  Ms. Cilione has over 30 years of psychiatric nursing experience.  She has worked as a clinician and administrator in outpatient, inpatient and psychiatric emergency settings. She also spent five years teaching at New Jersey City University. She works at the Counseling Center part-time and provides psychiatric medication evaluations and management for students.
Samantha EscobedoSamantha Escobedo received her B.A. in Psychology from the College of Staten Island. She is continuing her education at CSI, pursuing a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Samantha is interested in interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety disorders and immigration issues. She is a practicum student at the counseling center, where she provides both personal and academic counseling for students.
Edyta Edyta Knobloch received her B.A. in Marketing from Pace University. She went on to obtain her M.S. in Interior Design from Pratt Institute.. She is pursuing an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at CSI. She is interested in helping people with interpersonal relationships, depression, and anxiety. Edyta is a practicum student at CSI’s Counseling Center, where she provides both personal and academic counseling for the students.
Valentina Valentina Pasquale received her B.S. in Psychology from the College of Staten Island. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the College of Staten Island. Valentina completed her previous internship at South Beach Psychiatric Center, working with individuals that suffer with severe mental illness. She is interested in interpersonal relationships, anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. Valentina is a practicum student at the counseling center, where she provides both personal counseling and academic counseling for students.
Support Staff
 
Michele
Michele Karpeles
Lisa
Lisa Avila