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Counseling Center Staff

 

 andrew demaree 2015 Andrew Demaree, Psy.D., Director

Andy came to Skidmore in the Fall of 2000 after completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He previously worked in the Counseling Centers at IUP and the University of Delaware. Andy enjoys both group and individual therapy and believes creating and maintaining healthy relationships is one of the most important challenges for college students. Andy is also the coordinator of practicum training for the center.

Leya

Leya Moore, Ph.D., Associate Director

Leya Moore, Ph.D. joined the Counseling Center in January 2013 as a Staff Clinician. She has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her clinical interests include concerns that impact students' college-going experiences and persistence, including: anxiety, depressed mood, stress coping, relationships, and adjustment/transitions. She believes that a sense of belongingness, strengths-building, and positive self-care behaviors are important throughout the college years. Her therapy style is student-centered, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and multicultural. She enjoys providing individual and group counseling and working collaboratively across campus with the Skidmore community.

 

Amanda McEnery

Amanda McEnery, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Amanda attended Indiana University (IU) Bloomington where she earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of New Hampshire Counseling Center in August 2015, and her internship at the University of Iowa's University Counseling Service in August 2014. Originally from upstate NY, she attended the University of Notre Dame for her undergrad and is a life-long Irish fan. Amanda's approach to counseling is largely integrative. Interpersonal, psychodynamic, social constructivist, and person-centered theories have all greatly impacted how she thinks about and works with her clients. She also incorporates many aspects and principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into her work. Amanda's goal is to create a safe, collaborative therapeutic environment that facilitates self-reflection, insight, and empowerment as clients work to achieve their goals in counseling. She helps students work to find new, more effective ways to cope and manage distress. Her clinical interests include relationship issues, family of origin concerns, diversity issues, women’s issues, identity concerns, and dealing with depressive and anxiety symptoms. Amanda has a strong interest in social justice and multicultural issues associated with privilege, power, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other diverse social identities.

Shenette

 

Shenette Scille, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Shenette joined the counseling staff in August 2016 as a Staff Clinician. She was born and raised in New York City and is of Caribbean background. Shenette attended the University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. She then went on to pursue her Masters and Doctorate of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Prior to earning her degree, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic in New Haven, CT.  Shenette had prior training experiences at two college counseling centers, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY (where she completed her post-doctoral fellowship). Furthermore, Shenette has experience and clinical interest working with individuals presenting to treatment with anxiety, depression, stress, relational challenges, bullying experiences, and self-esteem struggles. Her professional interests include interpersonal process and cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness and meditation, and addressing the needs of multicultural and international individuals. Shenette strives to provide a safe environment for individuals to address their needs and work towards self-efficacy.

 shannon Shannon Moore, A.A., Office Coordinator

Shannon is the Office Coordinator for the Counseling Center. She has an AA in general studies from Fulton-Montgomery Community College as well as a certificate in Medical Reception. She brings to the Counseling Center her background as a Health Information Management clerk and as an emergency room Registration Representative for Nathan Littauer Hospital. Shannon believes it is important for Skidmore students to feel welcome and well assisted.

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Courtney Craig, LCSW, Staff Clinician

Courtney joined the Counseling Center staff in the fall of 2017. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Masters from the University at Albany. Courtney specializes in counseling young adults and has worked with college students in a variety of capacities since 2005. She comes to Skidmore after spending the past six years as a clinician at The Sage Colleges. Areas of clinical interest include - anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief, identity issues and personal growth. She uses short term interventions within a Family Systems framework to improve student's academic functioning, emotional well being, relational patterns and overall connectedness. Work is focused on self care and empowering the individual for lifelong success. 

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Heidi Wright, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Heidi is new to Skidmore College Counseling Center, joining our Center as a Licensed Psychologist in September 2017.   Although new to our Center, she has worked with college students for the past 10 years as a Staff Psychologist and Prevention Specialist at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University at Albany.   Heidi received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008.  She has extensive experiences helping individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds and life circumstances. She appreciates the uniqueness of each person and the full spectrum of human diversity, which guides her work with clients, colleagues, and staff in the campus community.  Her approach to psychological counseling is informed by psychodynamic, cognitive, dialectical behavioral approaches and strategies. Heidi believes that the quality of the relationship people have with their therapists is often the most important factor in helping people make the changes needed to improve their lives.  Her clinical interests include mood dysregulation, anxiety, coping with difficult life circumstances and loss, alcohol and other substance use, relationships, and self-esteem. She also enjoys collaborating with students, student staff, and professional staff in outreach and programming efforts.   

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Dylan Corp, B.A., Doctoral Practicum Trainee

Dylan is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology from University at Albany who is training at Skidmore College during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Previously, he has provided individual and group counseling at the College of St. Rose Counseling Center, University at Albany’s Psychological Services Center, and the inpatient psychiatric unit at Albany Medical Center.  He has experience in working with clients with depression, anxiety, relationship problems,  grief, trauma, and other issues. Dylan approaches counseling from a strengths-based perspective and works hard to ensure clients feel safe, validated, and empowered throughout the treatment process.

Julia Routbort

Julia Routbort, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Health and Wellness

Julia Routbort, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Health and Wellness. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where she completed both the child and adult clinical tracks. In her position as Associate Dean, Julia has oversight of the three departments on campus that deliver clinical and prevention services to students: Health Services, the Counseling Center and Health Promotion.  Through strategic planning, collaboration, and coordination of clinical services, she is charged with helping to create a resilient, responsive and healthy campus community where students, faculty and staff are informed and engaged around health/wellness issues. Julia does some clinical work at the Counseling Center, where her areas of expertise include sexual assault and trauma, feminist psychotherapy and crisis management. She believes that a healthy campus is one where all members of the community know how to help themselves, how and where to ask help when those efforts aren’t sufficient, and know how to help others.

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