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Clinical Staff

Traci Callandrillo Executive Director, Counseling Center Counseling Center

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 Aust

  callandr@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Jeffrey Volkmann Director of Clinical Services Counseling Center

Dr. Jeffrey Volkmann, PhD is a Board Certified, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Volkmann is currently Director for Clinical Services at the Counseling Center. He completed his doctorate in Clinica

  (202) 885-3500

Natalie Rusch Associate Director for Training Counseling Center

Dr. Natalie Rusch is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. She serves as the Associate Director for Training at the American University Counseling Center where she provides individual a

  rusch@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Shatina Williams Assistant Director for Outreach/Consultation Counseling Center

Dr. Shatina Williams is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and the District of Colombia. Before her position as a Staff Clinician, Dr. Williams completed her APA-accredited internship at our very own

  shatinaw@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Keum-Hyeong Choi Staff Clinician Counseling Center

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 therapeut

  choi@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Michael O'Heron Staff Clinician Counseling Center

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 servi

  mpoheron@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Alayna Berkowitz Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Counseling Center

Dr. Alayna Berkowitz is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia and a staff clinician at the American University Counseling Center where she provides individual therapy, group therapy, cri

  alaynab@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Daniel Birichi Staff Clinician Counseling Center

Dr. Daniel Birichi is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. Prior to this position, Dr. Birichi completed both his postdoctoral fellowship and APA-accredited internship at the AU counse

  dbirichi@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Alexandra Altman Clinical Case Manager Counseling Center

Alex Altman is an independent certified clinical social worker licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She currently serves as clinical case manager at the American University Counseling Ce

  altman@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Clinical Trainee Staff

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

2017-18 Advanced Clinical Extern:

Sonja Johansson
George Washington University

2017-18 Clinical Externs:

Catherine Coogan
George Washington University

Preet Kaur
George Washington University

Shari Matray
George Washington University

Juwanza McIntosh
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Our staff is also comprised of practicum trainees who are first-year and advanced graduate students in the Clinical Psychology PhD 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.

Administrative Staff

Marsha Shaw Operations Administrator Counseling Center

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

  mcshaw@american.edu

  (202) 885-3561

Tavia Harper Senior Administrative Assistant Counseling Center

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

  tharper@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

2017 - 2018 Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jacquelin Darby Post-Doc Fellow Counseling Center

Dr. Jacquelin Darby is a postdoctoral fellow at the AU Counseling Center where she provides individual and group counseling services, crisis intervention services, and outreach services. Prior to her

  jdarby@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

2017 - 2018 Doctoral Interns

Abby Lepage Intern Clinician Counseling Center

Abby LePage is a doctoral intern at the American University Counseling Center and a graduate student at the George Washington University Professional Psychology program in Washington, DC. Abby previou

  alepage@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Adam Hibma Intern Clinician Counseling Center

Adam Hibma is a doctoral intern at American University. He is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Roosevelt University, where he also graduated in 2014 with an MA in Clinical Professional P

  ahibma@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Ashlee Davis Intern Clinician Counseling Center

Ashlee Davis is from New York. Penn State University is her alma mater where she triple-majored and graduated in three years. Ashlee is a Ph.D. candidate in counseling psychology at the University of

  adavis@american.edu

  (202) 885-3500

Nisha Gupta Intern Clinician Counseling Center

Nisha Gupta is a pre-doctoral intern clinician at the American University (AU) Counseling Center, and a Ph.D. candidate in her final year of Duquesne University’s APA-accredited clinical psychology Ph

  ngupta@american.edu