Supervisor Backgrounds and Interests
Adriana DiMatteo, Psy.D.
Dr. DiMatteo is a graduate of Pace University, where she earned a Psy.D. in combined school psychology and clinical child psychology. Her clinical interests are (but not limited to) trauma, survivors of childhood abuse, identity development,and Asperger spectrum disorders. Before coming to Brooklyn College, she worked at Interfaith Medical Center on an acute psychiatric inpatient unit. She is also active in NYSPA and the Brooklyn Psychological Association.
Margery Frosch, Ph.D.
Dr. Frosch graduated with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2010. Prior to working at Brooklyn College she worked as a research scientist in the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center on two studies that investigated the impact of chemotherapy on cognition in women with early-stage breast cancer. She practices psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy from an intersubjective perspective. She is interested in the ways that trauma and disturbed attachment contribute to the development of character pathology and which elements in the therapist-client relationship contribute the most to healing these problems.
Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D.
Dr. Hunter is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at New York University. Her orientation to treatment includes elements of relational psychoanalysis, systems theory and clinical common sense. She has had a private practice for 17 years and previous to that worked for the Board of Education as a school psychologist and for South Beach State Psychiatric Hospital. Clinical interests include mood disorders, long-term effects of sexual abuse and other trauma, couples and family therapy, parenting, eating issues, and cultural factors in society and in therapy and fertility problems.
Michele A. Muñoz, Ph.D.
Dr. Muñoz is a licensed psychologist, certified psychoanalyst; adjunct assistant professor in the MHC Program, Brooklyn College; director, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, American Institute for Psychoanalysis; faculty member, American Institute for Psychoanalysis; and scientific meetings editor, American Journal for Psychoanalysis. She has a private practice in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She is a former clinical supervisor in the Karen Horney Clinic Psychology Internship Program, the Bilingual Treatment Program Clinic, Bellevue Hospital Center and Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy. While Horneyan theory is the base from which she conceptualizes cases, she also integrates interpersonal and relational theory. Her clinical interests and expertise include working with issues of culture, language, immigration, trauma, chronic medical illness and character pathology.
Eleonora Odes, Ph.D.
Dr. Odes is a consulting psychologist for inpatient rehabilitation units and longer-term residential health care facilities. She received a B.S. in psychology from Brooklyn College, an M.A. in applied psychology from NYU, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology — APA approved from Penn State University. She received predoctoral clinical training and did an APA-approved internship in professional psychology at Penn State University, University Park: Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Meadows Community Psychiatric Hospital, State College, Pa. She did her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Sheppard Pratt Psychiatric Hospital, Baltimore, in the Trauma Disorders Program inpatient and outpatient divisions. Her professional clinical orientation is eclectic, with emphasis on psychodynamic/feminist theoretical orientations enriched with CBT/DBT principles and specific skills that are utilized to help clients in the acquisition symptom management skills. Her clinical areas of specialization include mood / anxiety disorders throughout a life span, self-regulation disorders (eating disorders, issues related to substances use, self-harming behaviors), developmental trauma disorders, dissociative disorders including DID, acute stress disorder and PTSD, personality disorders, gender and relationship issues, career development and management throughout a life span, behavioral management of chronic medical conditions, psychological issues related to medical trauma / rehabilitation, cognitive impairments, and clinical issues related to taking care of a family member with dementia and chronic illness.
Adrienne Merjian, LCSW, Ph.D.
Dr. Merjian is a psychodynamic psychotherapist with a broad range of specialties. She graduated from NYU in 1998. Her training and experience enable her to work with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety and the effects of trauma and loss. She also works with clients regarding matters of race, gender and sexual orientation.
Sarah Maher, LCSW
Sarah Maher graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work and continued her clinical studies at The Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. Her therapy approach emphasizes exploration of feelings in conjunction with a systems approach which examines past and present relationships. She also integrates psychodynamic and problem solving cognitive behavior therapy into her work with clients and in her work as a supervisor. Before she began private practice 13 years ago, she worked as a counselor in the field of domestic violence. Working with clients struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder remains an interest and expertise in addition to working with the college population both here at Brooklyn College and privately.
Sharyn Levine, LCSW
Sharyn Levine is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from NYU in 1994. Her institute training was at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy. She is an instructor in the Brooklyn College Mental Health Counseling Program and has worked at NYU School of Social Work as a faculty adviser in the Field Learning Office. She works in private practice with individuals, couples and groups and has experience working with people around issues of depression, anxiety, identity, relationship issues, eating disorders, chronic illness, substance abuse, grief and life transitions. Her practice combines traditional, alternative and contemporary approaches to psychotherapy that are rooted in gestalt, psychodynamic, relational and mindfulness orientations. Her approach is humanistic, present-centered and focuses on building body awareness.
Michael Feldler, LMHC
Michael Feldler has 35 years of experience in the field of mental health. He is a licensed MH counselor with a master's degree from Long Island University (LIU) in psychology. He is certified as a trauma specialist, national crisis counselor and disaster response crisis counselor. He works as the chief of service at South Beach Psychiatric Center with administrative and clinical oversight for a 25-bed inpatient psychiatric unit and a 400-client outpatient clinic. The inpatient unit is housed on Staten Island, and the clinic is located in Brooklyn. He teaches in the graduate school of education at LIU, Brooklyn College Department of Psychology and Brookdale Community College of Monmouth County Department of Psychology. He is trained in individual, group and family therapies. Based on his years of working in correctional settings, he is experienced and trained to work with sex offenders and forensic populations. His areas of interest are individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, PTSD and disorders related to schizophrenia / psychosis.
Vicki Meyer, LCSW-R
Vicki Meyer is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and training therapist. Her postgraduate training includes training in family therapy, therapeutic hypnosis (Parsons-Fein Training Institute) and psychodynamic psychotherapy (training in a range of approaches with consultants affiliated with Washington Square Institute and the Institute of Religion and Health, among others). She believes it is important to be able to draw on a range of approaches since individuals respond differently. She pays a lot of attention to the relationship between therapist and client and the emotions that can get passed from one to the other, working with transference, counter-transference and projective identification, and using what happens in the relationship as a therapeutic tool. She focuses on both the past and the present of the client's life, as needed. She teaches a range of clinical courses in the graduate social work program at Fordham University (clinical practice, clinical assessment and diagnosis, clinical case seminar) and has taught in psychology at Brooklyn College.
Anush Azduni, LCSW
Anush Azduni has a medical education from Vitebsk State Medical University in the former Soviet Union. In the United States, she graduated from New York University with a master's degree in clinical social work. Currently, she has been working as a full-time clinician in an Institute for Community Living mental health outpatient clinic and at New York Psychiatric Services as a child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist. She has completed trainings, including Motivational Interviewing, DBT, CBT, etc. In her clinical practice, she integrates different approaches, such as those listed above, supportive psychotherapy, play therapy and others.
Robert DiGiovanni, LCSW
Robert DiGiovanni's clinical background is in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy, with special interest and training in short-term dynamic psychotherapy. He also has training in structural and strategic family therapy. He has extensive experience in treating character disordered patients (specifically borderline patients). He has completed all work with the exception of the dissertation toward a Ph.D. in clinical social work. He has been supervising since 1985. He has taught social welfare policy at NYU, provided training in short-term dynamic psychotherapy, and taught in the Brooklyn College MHC program.
Greg Kuhlman, Ph.D.
Dr. Kuhlman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from CUNY and completed postgraduate training in gestalt psychotherapy at Gestalt Associates, where he served on the training faculty for a number of years. Additional areas of interest include mental health training, marriage success, couples therapy and premarital education, psychodynamic, group and experiential psychotherapy, dissociative psychological disorders, organizational psychology, psychodynamic issues in organizations, organizational diagnosis and planning.
Sally Robles, Ph.D.
Dr. Robles is the director of clinical training. Prior to beginning her work here in 1996, Robles worked with the severely and persistently mentally ill and as a counselor for a CUNY College Discovery program. Her interests include acculturation and mental health, bicultural identity, psychosocial factors in college retention, disaster mental health and ethics in counseling. She has been a member of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) Ethics Committee, the NYSPA Disaster Relief Network, the Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals and the Association for the Coordination of College Counseling.