Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

David Rubenstein, Psy.D.
Vice President for Health and Wellness
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

rubenstein@rowan.edu

Dr. Rubenstein received his Psy.D. from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1994. His areas of professional interest include outpatient psychotherapy, supervision, teaching, leadership, substance abuse treatment, and the treatment of HIV/AIDS. His theoretical orientation is Integrative and includes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Amy Hoch, Psy.D.
Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
DBT Team Coordinator

hoch@rowan.edu

Dr. Hoch received her Psy.D. from Pace University in New York City in 1997. Her professional interests include sexual violence, trauma, sexual health, relationships, and risky behaviors including self-injury, substance abuse, eating disorders, and suicide. Her theoretical orientation includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Ann Villinski, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
villinski@rowan.edu

Dr. Villinski received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1990. Her professional interests include individual and group therapy, clinical supervision, identity development and life transitions, gender identity and sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.

Sara Alven, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Crisis Management Clinician
alven@rowan.edu

Ms. Alven received her Bachelors of Social Work from Widener University and received her Master of Social Work from New York University. Her areas of professional interest include individual and family therapy, including anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, difficulties adjusting to new situations, interpersonal relationship challenges, and increasing effective communication. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, drawing largely from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness.

Romana Bresin, Ph.D.
Staff Clinician
Coordinator for Gender and Sexual Diversities Services
Co-Coordinator of Group Services

bresin@rowan.edu

Dr. Bresin received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2013. Her areas of professional interest include individual and group therapy, eating disorders, substance use/abuse, the role of technology in stalking, gender identity, sexual orientation, and multicultural/diversity concerns. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, drawing largely from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Theory, and Family Systems.

Stacey Cahn, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Coordinator of Eating Disorders Services
cahn@rowan.edu

Dr. Cahn received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University and her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her areas of clinical interest include eating, weight, and body image disorders as well as clinical training. Her theoretical orientation is broadly cognitive-behavioral.

Carlita Freni, M.A., L.P.C., A.C.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor
frenica@rowan.edu 

Ms. Freni received her M.A. in Counseling from The College of New Jersey.  Her clinical interests include treating mood disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, recovery from violence, trauma, and abuse.  Her theoretical orientation is Integrative and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic, and components of Psychodynamic Therapy.

Lindsay Johnson, M.S. Ed., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Outreach Coordinator
masonl@rowan.edu

Ms. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received her M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University in 2011. Her professional interests include anxiety and mood disorders, multicultural counseling, substance abuse treatment, grief and loss, and risky behaviors including self-injury and suicidality. Her theoretical orientation is Integrative and includes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Alyssa Kwon, M.D.
Psychiatrist

kwon@rowan.edu

Dr. Kwon received her M.D. from the Catholic University of Korea in 2001. Her professional areas of interest include child & adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, and psychopharmacology.

Robert Logan, M.S., L.C.A.D.C., C.P.S.
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor

logan@rowan.edu

Mr. Logan received his M.S. in Human Services from Capella University in 2012. His professional interests include screening and assessment, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and substance use disorders in college settings. His theoretical orientation includes Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Elina Maymind, M.D.
Psychiatrist
maymind@rowan.edu

Dr. Maymind received her M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Her professional areas of interest include student mental health, eating disorders, psychodynamic approaches to treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychopharmacology. In addition to seeing students on campus, she sees outpatients in Rowan's office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Colette McLean, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Co-Coordinator of Group Services
mcleancm@rowan.edu

Ms. McLean received her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University in 1998. Her professional interests include individual, group and family therapy, training, life coaching and the treatment of recovery from violence, trauma, and abuse, life transitions, and substance abuse. Her theoretical orientation is integrative and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic and Systems-Oriented.

Jennifer Perry, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Co-Coordinator of Training Experiences
Coordinator Psychological Testing Services
perryj@rowan.edu

Dr. Perry received her Psy.D. from Rutgers University. Her clinical specialties include trauma, abuse, and grief. She also specializes in working with military personnel, first responders, and their families. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal components. Dr. Perry also integrates mindfulness into her practice.

Helen E. Polak, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Co-Coordinator of Training Experiences
polak@rowan.edu

Dr. Polak received her Psy.D. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999. Her professional interests include individual psychotherapy, structured groups, and workshops, consultation, advising student organizations, and working with students transitioning to college life. Her theoretical orientation is integrative.

Robert "Chad" Renshaw, M.A., L.A.C.
Licensed Associate Counselor
Crisis Management Clinician
renshaw@rowan.edu

Mr. Renshaw received his M.A. in Clinical Counseling from La Salle after completing a Master’s Degree in Creation Spirituality from Naropa University. He utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy.  Mr. Renshaw is also passionate about Mindfulness and Meditation and has more than a decade of experience in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Kha Sadler, Psy.D.
Staff Clinician
Assistant Director of the ASCEND Program
sadlerk@rowan.edu

Dr. Kha Sadler received her Psy.D. from Immaculata University in 2014. Her professional interest includes first-generation and low-income students, trauma, romantic dating relationships, dating violence, diversity issues related to ethnic and gender differences, spirituality and religion. Her theoretical orientation is integrative and includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and tenants from positive psychology.

Jillian Threadgill, Psy.D.
Coordinator of Clinical Services
threadgill@rowan.edu

Dr. Threadgill received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama in 2005 and her Psy.D. from Immaculata University in 2015. Her areas of professional interest include trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorders, psychological testing, working with veteran populations, and working with graduate student parents. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Lisa Twardzik, M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Coordinator of Mental Health Services to the Academic Success Center

calabresel@rowan.edu

Ms. Twardzik is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of New Jersey and received her M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings from Rowan University in 2013. She also received a certification in Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University in 2014. Her professional interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, and mood disorders. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

 

Sarah Whitman, M.D.
Psychiatrist

whitman@rowan.edu

Dr. Whitman received her M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1987. Her professional areas of interest include psychopharmacology, pain medicine, and sports psychiatry.

Melissa Young, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Crisis Management Clinician
cotton@rowan.edu

Ms. Young received her Master of Social Work degree from the Widener University in 2011. Her areas of professional interest include trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and working with families. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Intern

Jennifer Holzman, Psy. D.
Post Doctoral Psychology Intern
holzmanj@rowan.edu 

Dr. Holzman received her Psy.D. from La Salle University.  Her professional interests include trauma, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, diversity, and risky behaviors including self-injury, suicide, and substance abuse.  Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and components of mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy.

Corinne Werner
Predoctoral Psychology Intern
werner@rowan.edu

Ms. Werner is a Psy.D. candidate of Argosy University. She first received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2016 from Argosy, and she expects to obtain her PsyD in 2019. Ms. Werner’s areas of professional interests include first generation college students, mood disorders, trauma, and interpersonal dynamics. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Practicum Students
Devin Massaro
Sarah Scalese
Jessica Weissman

 

Noelle Davis
Office Manager
davisn@rowan.edu

Sandra Woodell
Support Staff

woodells@rowan.edu