Seton Hall University

Counseling Staff

All counseling staff are trained as generalists with experience specific to university mental health. Our training is extensive across areas of mental health concerns, interpersonal/family concerns, as well as issues pertaining to diverse groups and social justice. Please also read more about our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

*Please note that we cannot accommodate individual counselor preferences for your initial intake/assessment. Your initial assessment is used as an opportunity to discuss your counseling needs and preferences.

Dr. Dianne Aguero-TrotterDianne Aguero-Trotter, Ph.D. 
Director (she/her/hers)

Education and Training: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Pre-doctoral internship with the NJ Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Interest Areas: Depression, suicide prevention, grief/loss, family of origin issues, eating disorders, first generation and acculturation issues, substance use and abuse, supervision and training. Fluent in Spanish. 

Priti Shah picture Priti Shah, Ph.D. 
Associate Director (she/ her/ hers)

Education and Training: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. Pre-doctoral Internship at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Counseling and Assessment Services.  Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston College, University Counseling Services. 

Interest Areas: Trauma and loss, family/intergenerational violence, family of origin and relationship concerns, multicultural issues, microaggressions, acculturation and migration concerns, supervision and training.  

Daam Tapiwa BarkerDaam Tapiwa Barker, Ph.D. 
EOP Staff Psychologist (he/him/his)

Education and Training: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Fordham University. Pre-doctoral internship at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. Post-doctoral training at Positive Developments, LLC.  

Interest Areas: Social justice, systemic oppression, multiculturalism, cross-cultural counseling, intersectionality, identity development, imposter syndrome, complex anxiety, trauma, historic trauma, intergenerational trauma, resilience, and posttraumatic growth.

CCaroline MSWaroline E. Black, LCSW, MSW, M.Ed.
Mental Health Clinician and Outreach & Prevention Coordinator, (she/her/hers)

Education and Training: Master of Social Work and Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University. Generalist internship at Princeton University, Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education and Health Promotion and Prevention Services. Clinical internship at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services. 

Interest Areas: Anxiety, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, emotion dysregulation, substance abuse/addictive behavior, faith/religion and mental health

CChenelle 222henelle T. Lauture, MSW, LCSW
Mental Health Clinician and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Initiatives Outreach Coordinator, (she/her/hers)

Education and Training: Master of Social Work from Temple University. Internship at Access Services, Mobile Crisis Supports Services, Foster Care and Supported Living programs. 

Interest Areas: Anxiety, family of origin and relationship concerns, trauma, historic trauma, intergenerational trauma, identity development and depression. 

YYessine 222essine Griffin, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist, (she/her/hers)

Education and Training: Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, Saint Elizabeth University. Combined Pre-doctoral internship at Overlook Medical Center and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen.

Interest Areas: Social justice, multiculturalism, grief/loss, athlete mental health concerns, maternal mental health, body image, managing severe and persistent mental health symptoms.

JImage of Jamie C. Stillwell, Psy.D.amie C. Stillwell, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist, (she/her/hers)

Education and Training:  Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University. Pre-doctoral internship with OhioGuidestone in Cleveland, OH.

Interest Areas: Anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, OCD, self-esteem, identity development, microaggressions, supervision and training. 

Stephanie Koempel, Ph.D., LPC, LCADCStephanie Koempel, Ph.D., LPC, LCADC
Mental Health Clinician, (she/her/hers)

Education and Training: Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kean University. Pre-doctoral internship with Pride Institute.

Interest Areas: Anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ community, international students, mindful and spiritual based practices, expressive arts, healing through nature, and the human-animal bond.

Zsuzsa A. Nagy, dr. univ., MSW, LCSWZsuzsa A. Nagy, dr. univ., MSW, LCSW
Mental Health Clinician (she/her/hers), SHU Law School Embedded Clinician

Education and Training: Graduate degree received from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary in psychology (dr. univ.), MSW degree received from Rutgers University. Generalist internship at Columbus Hospital and clinical internship at Family Connections. Post-graduate experience at Crisis Intervention Services of Morristown Medical Center and Saint Elizabeth University Counseling Services. 

Interest Areas: Cross-cultural and acculturation issues, resilience, crisis intervention, positive psychology, personal growth, social justice, psychodrama, advocacy, nature and environment and its role in our well-being.

Jayne Duncan, Ph.D. Jayne Duncan, Ph.D.  
Staff Psychologist (she/her/hers), SHU IHS Embedded Clinician 

Education and Training: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis from Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services.

Interest Areas: Eating disorders and disordered eating, body image concerns, complex trauma, intergenerational trauma, interconnection of physical and psychological concerns, self-compassion.

Joyce Southers, Psych APN, CARN-AP, MAJoyce Southers, Psych APN, CARN-AP, MA
Consultant in Psychiatry, (she/her/hers)

Education and Training: Masters of Arts in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from New York University, 2002. Graduate training experience at Bellevue Hospital Center, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and FEGS in New York City. 

Interest Areas: Underserved populations, cultural beliefs and identity, trauma, anxiety disorders, substance and behavior addictions, ADHD, physical effects of underlying mental health issues.

Joyce CitoJoyce Cito
Department Secretary, South Orange Campus (she/her/hers)

CAPS is also a training center, and our team includes advanced doctoral students who are training to be psychologists as well as social workers who are working toward their independent clinical licensure.
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Marlene G. Edghill, M.A.
Clinical Intern. (she/her/hers) 

Education and Training: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Felician University. Doctorate in Counseling Psychology in progress, Felician University. Doctoral externship training at New York Quad Preparatory School.

 Interest Areas: Anxiety, depression, social justice, historic trauma, ADHD, substance use and abuse, family of origin issues, positive psychology, and spiritual based practices.

Ashley I. Robinson, MSW Image of Ashley I. Robinson
Clinical Fellow, (she/her/hers)

Education and Training: Master of Social Work from Seton Hall University. Social Work internship training at the Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center, The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center, and the City of Newark, NJ Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery.  

Interest Areas: Mental health promotion, juvenile justice, social justice, community outreach and organizing, advocacy, trauma and healing, international development, social policy.

Brendan Sullivan, M.A. Image of Brendan Sullivan
Clinical Intern, (he/him/his) 

Education and Training: M.A. in Psychological Studies - Concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Seton Hall University. Doctorate in Counseling Psychology in progress, Saint Elizabeth University. Doctoral externship at Seton Hall University – Counseling and Psychological Services and Stevens Institute of Technology - Counseling and Psychological Services.

Interest Areas: Anxiety, depression, group counseling, men’s mental health, sport and performance-related issues, underserved populations.