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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

Mailing Address

Clinical Staff

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Traci Callandrillo

Traci Callandrillo

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Director of 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 Austin. She has maintained her professional involvemen... [More]

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Rachel Wernicke

Rachel Wernicke

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Associate Director of Clinical Services

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]

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Amanda Rahimi

Amanda Rahimi

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Assistant Director for Training

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]

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Ana Buenaventura

Ana Buenaventura

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Staff Clinician

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]

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Keum-Hyeong Choi

Keum-Hyeong Choi

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Staff Cliniclian

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]

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Jason Hacker

Jason Hacker

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Staff Clinician

Dr. Jason Hacker received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago. He currently works as a Staff Clinician at American University Counseling Center where he provides individual and group psychotherapy using an integrativ... [More]

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Charrise Hipol

Charrise Hipol

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Staff Clinician

Dr. Charrise de Vera Hipol is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia and Virginia. She provides individual and group psychotherapy using an integrative theoretical approach. Prior to coming to American University, Dr. Hipol worked at uni... [More]

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Michael O'Heron

Michael O'Heron

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Staff Clinician

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]

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Administrative Staff

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Marsha Shaw

Marsha Shaw

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Operations Administrator

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.

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Tavia Harper

Tavia Harper

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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]

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2014-2015 Clinical Interns

Erica Hart

Erica Hart

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Intern Clinician

Erica Hart is a Pre-Doctoral Clinical Intern at the American University Counseling Center and a doctoral candidate in AU’s Clinical Psychology PhD program. In addition to providing individual counseling, Erica co-leads an Interpersonal Process group ... [More]

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Jenna Peterson-Vetvick

Jenna Peterson-Vetvick

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Intern Clinician

Jenna Peterson-Vetvick is a Pre-Doctoral Clinical Intern at the American University Counseling Center (AUCC). She is completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jenna provides individual and group... [More]

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Ryan Robinson

Ryan Robinson

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Intern Clinician

Ryan Robinson is a doctoral candidate in the counseling psychology program at the University of Oregon. He is currently a Predoctoral Clinical Intern at American University Counseling Center where he provides individual and group psychotherapy, crisi... [More]

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Shatina Williams

Shatina Williams

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Intern Clinician

Shatina Williams is a Pre-Doctoral Clinical Intern at the American University Counseling Center (AUCC). She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at Boston College. Prior to this, she received her Masters of Sci... [More]

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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.

2014-2015 Advanced Clinical Externs:

Emily Farr -
American University

Greta Raglan -
American University

Sharone Weltfreid -
American University

Lara Zappaterra -
George Washington University


2014-2015 Clinical Externs:

Jennifer Bakalar -
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Deanna Cor-
George Washington University

Jaci Lopez-
George Washington University

Ashley Morrison
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University of Maryland

Erin Reese -
The Catholic University of America

Kate Stewart -
American University

Our staff is also comprised of Practicum trainees who are first-year 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.