MEET OUR STAFF

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER STAFF

Joan G. Whitney, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Associate Vice President
Licensed Psychologist
Degree: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1976, Counseling Psychology
Clincial Interests and Areas of Expertise: College Mental Health, Relationship Issues, Concerns About Family Members, Chronic Illness, Student-Athletes' Emotional Issues, Eating Disorders, Friendships, Romantic Relationships, Suicide Prevention

Julia Stein, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Psychologist
Degree: Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 2006, Clinical Development Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clincial Interests and Areas of Expertise: College Mental Health, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Romantic Relationship Issues, Family Concerns, Self-Worth, Stress Management, Post-Concussive Symptoms

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: School Psychology, Stress Management, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Adjustment issues, Family Concerns, Women's Health, Relationships, Friendships, Self-Esteem.

Samantha Logan, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2019
Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Anxiety; Mood Disorders; Relationship Issues; Adjustment Concerns; Chronic Health Concerns or Illness; Family Concerns; College Mental Health; Stress Management

Luciana MacNamara, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Chestnut Hill College, 2016, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Fluent in Spanish (born in Argentina)
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Working with Students of Color, Immigrants, Children of Immigrants, The Latinx Community and First Generation College Students, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Relational Concerns, Grief/Loss, Identity Formation, Life Transitions, Suicide Prevention

Rick Neff, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Immaculata University, 2014, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Clinical & Sports Psychologist Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Student-Athlete Emotional Health & Wellness, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Family and/or Team Dynamics, Self-Esteem, Mood and Thought Dysregulation, Return from Injury, Post-Concussion Recovery

Julie Neudeck, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2004, Clincial Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Adjustment Issues, College Mental Health, Family and Relationship Issues, Grief/Loss, Insight Oriented Therapy, Women's Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Religious Issues

Victoria Ostroff, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2007, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clincal Interests and Areas of Expertise: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Stress Management, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Adjustment, Family Concerns, Suicide Prevention, Women's Issues, Romantic Relationships, Friendships, Sexual Orientation, Self-Harming Behaviors, Self-Worth, Grief/Loss, Trauma Recovery, Substance Abuse

Norman W. Pitt, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, part-time
Degree: Ph.D., Temple University, 1979, School Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: College Mental Health, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Couples' Issues, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss

Candice Post, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Widener University, 2015, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Couples and Romantic Relationships, LGBTQ Identities, Grief/Loss, Grief Support Group, Adjustment Issues, Family Concerns, Friendships, College Mental Health

Edmund (Tedd) Riccio, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Chestnut Hill College, 2012, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Family Concerns, Men's Issues, Multicultural Counseling, Trauma Recovery, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Mood Disorder, Adjustment, Sexual Orientation, Self-Worth, Romantic Relationships, Childhood Abuse

Tyme Rodriguez, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Argosy University (DC Campus), 2017, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clincial Interests and Areas of Expertise: Diverse Populations, First Generation College Students, Student Athletes, Students with History of Concussions or Traumatic Brain Injuries, Development/Learning Disabilities

Natalie Sheridan, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Degree: Psy.D., Immaculata University, 2013, Clinical Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Women's Issues, Self-Worth, Adjustment, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Body Image, Trauma Recovery, Childhood Abuse, Mood Disorders, Family Concerns, First Generation College Students, Gender Identity, Self-Harming Behaviors

 

SUPPORT STAFF

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

Kathryn Webster
Phone: (610) 519-4050

 

Spring 2021 Student Discussion and Support Groups

All groups will be held confidentially via Zoom with a licensed counselor from the Counseling Center.

Bereavement Support Group  
For information contact Candice.Post@villanova.edu

Graduate Student Support Group
For information contact Victoria.Ostroff@villanova.edu

Normally, the 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.

Because of COVID, we are currently not operating out of the Health Services Building, so instead of stopping by our normal location, please contact us by phone. For everyone’s protection, your counseling will be provided by our staff, who are working remotely.

ARE YOU
FEELING
ANXIOUS?

NOT FEELING
YOURSELF?

HELP IS
A CALL AWAY.

Contact the Counseling Center at 610-519-4050 to schedule a teleconference.

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

 

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)