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About Us

  • Christin Nedumchira, Psy.D.

    Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

    Christin Nedumchira  Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned an undergraduate degree in computer applications from Stella Maris College in Chennai, India, and a B.S. in interdisciplinary studies from NYIT. Dr. Nedumchira graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010 with a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.). She completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the Karen Horney Clinic. She is a graduate of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis and worked as a therapist at the Karen Horney Clinic prior to arriving at the Manhattan College Counseling Center. Nedumchira has experience working with children, adolescents and adults from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has worked in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics and college counseling centers. Her clinical experience includes working with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma and interpersonal relationships, and utilizing various treatment modalities including individual, group and family therapy, as well as intake assessments and psychological testing. Nedumchira works from a psychodynamic framework, focusing on exploring and understanding clients’ concerns, and examining the impact of past and present experiences on clients’ functioning. She utilizes psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to assist clients in alleviating symptoms and changing ways of functioning. Her areas of interest include transitional issues, identity development, issues related to adjustment and acculturation (homesickness, culture shock etc.), and multicultural issues.

  • Carol Ciancutti LMSW

    Staff Clinician, Counseling Center

    Carol Ciancutti is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College. She also has a Master's Degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. She has worked as a therapist at Educational Alliance's Center of Recovery and Wellness, specializing in substance use treatment. She also ran the substance use program for the Doe Fund, a reentry program for men returning from prison, where she facilitated groups and worked individually with clients. She is a New York State Certified Sexual Assault Advocate. She has worked in emergency rooms supporting survivors of gender­based violence.

    Carol takes a holistic approach to therapy and has a special interest in narrative therapy and restorative justice, a therapeutic approach to healing conflict through dialogue and reconciliation. She has worked as an Associate at Leaders' Quest, a social enterprise which designs and facilitates experiential leadership programs. There she served as a community liaison and a Program Director, designing group experiences. She is on the Board of CONNECT, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending interpersonal violence and is a member of New York Women in Film and Television. She has worked as a commercial and documentary producer. She continues to explore her love of storytelling by producing documentary films about pressing social justice issues.

  • Briana Azzarelli, LMSW

    Staff Clinician, Counseling Center

    Briana Azzarelli, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker. Briana graduated from SUNY Purchase College in 2013 with her Bachelor's Degree in double majors of Sociology and Gender Studies and also received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. Since 2013, Briana has worked in various settings including non-profits, governmental agencies, correctional facilities, hospitals and colleges in order to assist individuals, families and groups with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and more. Through a biopsychosocial lens, she utilizes different methods and techniques to work with her client’s specific needs to help create individualized plans to help optimize the client's overall wellness and mental health. She is passionate about working with college students and her goal is to provide support, assistance, advocacy and guidance to all students she works with.

  • Adrienne Bilello, MHC-LP

    Staff Clinician, Counseling Center
    Adrienne Bilello graduated from Iona University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and went on to receive her masters in clinical mental health counseling at the University of San Diego. Adrienne has experience working with adolescents and teens on identity, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and other stressors as well as providing family therapy. Adrienne also has a passion for athlete mental health, as she competed as a Division 1 swimmer at both Iona University and the University of San Diego. Through her experience as a student athlete she experienced firsthand the additional stressors this community faces. Adrienne is passionate about supporting student athletes through injuries, transitions, performance, or any other stressor they may be facing through mindfulness and strength-based exercises. Adrienne is committed to viewing students holistically with both empathy and compassion.
  • Br. Vincent Reese, LCSW

    Staff Clinician, Counseling Center
    Br. Vincent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is a volunteer clinician in the Counseling Center with many years of experience in the field of mental health. Br. Vincent was a counselor at St. Raymond High School for Boys, and a school social worker in Resurrection School in Harlem. He also served as Associate Director of Clinic and Community Services at La Salle School in Albany NY. Br. Vincent works with students to identify theirstrengths and values. Br. Vincent assists students in navigating the challenges of college life.