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E-MAIL POLICY STATEMENT:  

 

Please note that the Counseling Center discourages the use of email communication between counselors and clients. Email is not a confidential form of communication, nor is it an appropriate medium for urgent or emergency messages.

 

The Counseling Centers does not provide counseling through email. In case of emergency, call the Counseling Center at x3500 (business hours only), AU Public Safety at x3636, or your local emergency response services.

Questions?

Counseling Center
202-885-3500
Fax: 202-885-1397
Mary Graydon, Room 214

Mon and Thurs: 9am-6pm
Tues, Wed, and Fri: 9am-5pm

Summer hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Callandrillo, Traci Edwardson
Director of Counseling Center

Counseling Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8150

Clinical Staff

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  1. Traci Callandrillo, Director of Counseling Center

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    Dr. Traci Callandrillo is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. Before coming to AU, Dr. Callandrillo was the Assistant Director for Clinical Services at the University of Texas at Austin. She has maintained her professional involvemen… More

    Send email to Traci Callandrillo

    (202) 885-3500

  2. Rachel Wernicke, Associate Director of Clinical Services

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    Dr. Rachel Wernicke is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia and Virginia. She serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Services at the Counseling Center at American University. Before coming to AU, Dr. Wernicke completed her APA-a… More

    Send email to Rachel Wernicke

    (202) 885-3500

  3. Amanda Rahimi, Assistant Director for Training

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    Dr. Amanda Rahimi is a licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia, providing both individual and group counseling to AU students. Her special interests in this work include women’s mental health issues, cultural identity development, … More

    Send email to Amanda Rahimi

    (202) 885-3500

  4. Ana Buenaventura, Staff Clinician

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    Dr. Ana Buenaventura is a licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia. She received her master's and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University. In addition, she received a graduate certificate in Interna… More

    Send email to Ana Buenaventura

    (202) 885-3500

  5. Keum-Hyeong Choi, Staff Clinician

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    Dr. Keum-Hyeong Choi is a licensed clinical psychologist in District of Columbia and Maryland. She practices her clinical work primarily within the developmental perspectives and integrative therapeutic approaches. Her special interests include attac… More

    Send email to Keum-Hyeong Choi

    (202) 885-3500

  6. Michael O'Heron, Staff Clinician

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    Dr. O’Heron is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. He currently works at the AU Counseling Center where he provides individual and group counseling services, crisis intervention services, and outreach/consultation services. Prior to … More

    Send email to Michael O'Heron

    (202) 885-3500

CLINICAL TRAINEE STAFF

Each academic year our staff is also joined by clinical externs who are advanced graduate students in clinical psychology or clinical social work from graduate programs in the DC area and Mid-Atlantic region.

Fall 2015 Advanced Clinical Externs:

Jennifer Bakalar -
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Erin Reese -
The Catholic University of America

2015-2016 Clinical Externs:

Vicki Anagnostopoulos -
American  University

Margaret Baisley -
Uniformed Services University of the Health Services

David Heilman -
George Washington University

Leda Kaveh
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American School of Professional Psychology

Judie Lomax -
Loyola University of Maryland

Jessica MacIntyre -
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Frances Rekrut -
American University

Our staff is also comprised of Practicum trainees who are first-year and advanced graduate students in the clinical psychology program at American University.  All of our staff trainees participate in coursework, individual and group supervision, outreach and consultation activities, and the delivery of psychological services to American University students.

 

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Administrative Staff

  1. Marsha Shaw, Operations Administrator

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    Marsha, a native Washingtonian, began working in the former “Center for Psychological and Learning Services” here 1996 after managing a private mental health partnership in downtown Washington for 17 years.

    Send email to Marsha Shaw

    (202) 885-3561

  2. Tavia Harper, Senior Administrative Assistant

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    Tavia, a native Washingtonian, came to AU via Select Staffing Temporary Agency in early 2000. Tavia started as an Administrative Assistant in the former “Center for Psychological and Learning Services” and is currently the Sr. Administrative Assistan… More

    Send email to Tavia Harper

    (202) 885-3500

2015-2016 Post Doctoral Fellow

2015-2016 Doctoral Interns

  1. Robert Drinkwater, Intern Clinician

  2. Jane Finklea, Intern Clinician

    Tyler is currently completing her doctorate in combined Counseling/School Psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and received her Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her previous clinical trai… More

    Send email to Jane Finklea

  3. Thomas Lindquist, Intern Clinician

    Tom is currently completing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago, IL. His previous clinical training included positions at two university counseling centers as well as community mental health, prison aftercare, elementa… More

    Send email to Thomas Lindquist

  4. Sharone Weltfreid, Intern Clinician

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    Send email to Sharone Weltfreid