MEET OUR STAFF

All staff members frequently counsel students on topics including, but not limited to: Anxiety; Adjusting to College; Depression; Identity Development; Life Transitions; Loneliness; Mood Instability; Relationship Issues and Conflicts; Self-Exploration and Development; and Stress Management.

Additionally, each staff member has special interests, as indicated in their clinical interests and areas of expertise.

 

 

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER STAFF

 

Nathalie Edmond, Psy.D.

Nathalie Edmond, Psy.D. 
Director
Licensed Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Wright State University, 2003, Clinical Psychology

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Mind-body-spirit connection; Racial stress and trauma; Queer affirming; Gender related issues; Body positivity and acceptance; Relational Trauma; Experiences of marginalization and exclusion; Mindfulness, meditation, and yogic principles (500 hour trained yoga teacher)

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Julia Stein, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Psychologist
Degree: Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 2006, Clinical Development Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Chronic illness and pain; Family concerns; First generation students’ well-being; Grief and Loss; Procrastination and avoidant coping; Race, social class, and gender-related concerns

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Edmund (Tedd) Riccio, Psy.D.
Assistant Director for Clinical Services/Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Chestnut Hill College, 2012, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Body image and eating concerns; LGBTQ+ identity exploration; Multicultural identity exploration; Self-compassion; Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress; Self-injury and self-harm reduction and prevention

Kirsten Curtis, Psy.D.

Kirsten Curtis, Psy.D. 
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Divine Mercy University, 2022, Clinical Psychology

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Racial stress and trauma; BIPOC student well-being; Multicultural identity exploration; Relational Trauma; Couples Therapy; Mindfulness; Grief and Loss; LGBTQ+ identity exploration; Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress

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Sean Dinan, LSW
Substance Use Counselor
Licensed Social Worker
Degree: MSW, Edinboro University, 2017

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Substance use; Family concerns; LGBTQ+ identity exploration; Men’s issues; Procrastination and avoidant coping; Self-compassion

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Allison Kozloff, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2009, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Athlete’s concerns; Family concerns; Grief and loss; Mindfulness and meditation; Self-compassion; Women’s issues

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Samantha Logan, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2019
Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
BIPOC student well-being; Chronic pain and illness; Family concerns; LGBTQ+ identity exploration; Multicultural identity exploration; Self-compassion; Women’s issues

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Kapil Nayar, M.A., LPC
Staff Counselor
Degree: M.A., La Salle University, 2013, Clinical Counseling

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
First generation student well-being; BIPOC student well-being; LGBTQIA+ identity exploration; Multicultural identity exploration; Intergenerational trauma; Substance use; Men’s issues; Performance issues; Mindfulness

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Richard Neff, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Immaculata University, 2014, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Clinical & Sports Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Athlete’s concerns; Mindfulness and meditation; Multicultural identity exploration; Self-compassion; Trauma and Post-traumatic stress; Substance use

Julie Neudeck, Ph.D.

Julie Neudeck, Ph.D. 
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2004, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Family Concerns, Grief and Loss, Religious or Spiritual Concerns, Women’s Issues

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Victoria Ostroff, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2007, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
BIPOC student well-being; Body image and eating concerns; LGBTQ+ identity exploration; Race, social class, gender-related concerns; Women’s issues

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Candice Post, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2015, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Chronic illness and pain; Family Concerns; Grief and Loss; LGBTQ+ identity exploration; Pet therapy (therapy dog); Self-compassion; Women’s issues

Nona Sharp, Psy.D.

Nona Sharp, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2023, Clinical Psychology

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
BIPOC student well-being; race, social class and gender related concerns; family concerns and intergenerational trauma; relational trauma; self-compassion; women’s issues 

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Natalie Sheridan, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Immaculata University, 2013, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
First-generation student well-being; Grief and Loss; LGBTQ+ identity exploration; Race, social class, gender; Self-compassion; Self-injury and self-harm reduction and prevention; Trauma and post-traumatic stress; Women’s issues

Alexandra Zappala, Psy.D.

Alexandra Zappala, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2023 

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Mindfulness, self-compassion, identity exploration and affirmation, family and relationship issues, trauma and post-traumatic stress, student stress and anxiety 

 

CONSULTING PSYCHIATRISTS

Sara Kulleseid

Sara Kulleseid, M.D. 

Susan Poritsky, M.D.

Susan Poritsky, M.D. 

 

SUPPORT STAFF

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Patricia C. Fazzini, B.S.
Education: Philadelphia University
Phone: (610) 519-4050

 

Ignacia (Ellie) Mastroddi

Ignacia (Ellie) Mastroddi
Education: Associate Degree in Science, Licensed Nurse Assistant, Certified MHFA
Phone: (610) 519-4050

 

 

The University Counseling Center is located in Health Services Building Room 206.
The building is located at the main entrance to campus, from Ithan Avenue, across from the Pavilion and the Business School.

ARE YOU
FEELING
ANXIOUS?

NOT FEELING
YOURSELF?

HELP IS
A CALL AWAY.

Contact the Counseling Center at 610-519-4050 to schedule an appointment.

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

 

In an emergency, call Villanova Public Safety at 610-519-4444.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988.