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About Us

  • Jennifer McArdle, LMHC

    Director, Counseling Center
    Jennifer graduated from the mental health program at Manhattan College and is a licensed mental health counselor. Since receiving her degree, she has specialized in collegiate and young adult mental health. Jennifer has clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient psychiatry, outpatient community mental health care, outpatient substance abuse, and college counseling. Her approach to counseling is holistic, fostering an individual's growth and healthy development in the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social areas. She embraces the Catholic Lasallian tradition of the College in respecting the inherent dignity of each individual. Jennifer has worked as a clinician, providing crisis counseling, individual and group psychotherapy to a varied population. She utilizes a wide-range of therapeutic approaches with a specific focus on cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy interventions to help treat individuals. Her clinical background includes individual psychotherapy, clinical training and supervision and psycho-educational groups. Jennifer previously taught in the Psychology department at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. 
  • Nicol Zambrano, LMHC

    Assistant Director - Counseling Center

    Nicol Zambrano is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified School Counselor in NY & NJ and Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). She completed undergraduate studies at Dominican College and received her MA in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College. Nicol has over 13 years of experience providing therapeutic services in schools and outpatient settings to children, teens and adults. As the former Assistant Director of The Bereavement Center of Westchester, Nicol has provided individual and group therapy to grieving adults, adolescents and children. She also runs a private psychotherapy practice in Rockland County. Nicol takes a holistic approach to therapy and has special interest in the areas of trauma and attachment, loss and mindfulness meditation.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Bro. Augustine Nicoletti, E.D.D. DMIN, MS, MA, BA

    Staff Clinician, Counseling Center

    Bro. Augustine Nicoletti, FSC is a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, the founders, and sponsors of Manhattan College. Brother currently teaches in the Religious Studies Department, was an academic advisor for the education department and now will be working as the athlete wellness counselor. Prior to this Brother spent three years as president of the newly founded Ethiopian Catholic University-La Salle in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Brother is an emeritus faculty member of the School of Education and served as chair of the education department. Brother taught undergraduate courses in teaching preparation and courses in the graduate counseling program. Coming to Manhattan College from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Brother served at Saint Mary’s University both as an administrator and teacher. As an administrator he was an associate academic dean and dean of students. While at Saint Mary’s he taught courses in the undergraduate religious studies department as well as teaching in the graduate school of education.

    Before working in higher education, Brother served in a variety of roles in secondary education. These include as a principal, associate principal, campus minister, counselor, and teacher. Brother Augustine was the director of two counseling centers and worked as a treatment coordinator for adjudicated youth. He holds a doctorate in Leadership and a doctorate in Spirituality, a masters in psychological counseling, a master’s in formative spirituality and undergraduate degree in International Relations.

  • 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.