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.
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
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8150
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 -
Margaret Baisley -
Uniformed Services University of the Health Services
David Heilman - George Washington University
Leda Kaveh -
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.
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.
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
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
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