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, LMSW, is a Social Worker at Manhattan College's Counseling Center. Briana graduated from SUNY Purchase College in 2013 with her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Gender Studies, as well as her Master's Degree in 2017 from New York University's Silver School of Social Work. Briana has worked in various settings including non-profits, hospitals, colleges, and city agencies. She has experience assisting individuals with issues related to anxiety/depression, substance use, abusive relationships and other related stressors; she utilizes different methods and techniques to build upon an individual's unique strengths. She is committed to the overall well being and mental health of her clients by providing extensive support and guidance.
Anthony Nazaire, LMHC-LP
Staff Clinician, Counseling Center
Anthony is a recent part-time clinician at Manhattan College. Anthony graduated from Brooklyn College with a Master’s degree in mental health counseling, and an undergraduate degree in criminology and psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His clinical experience includes the Counseling Centers at Bronx Community College and Brooklyn College, and Kingsborough Access-Ability Services. In addition, he has extensive hospital psychiatric experience from the Queens Hospital Center emergency room. Anthony also been trained to assess and de-escalate crises using protective and safety measures. Anthony enjoys working in a multicultural and neurodiversity standpoint, utilizing a systems approach and strengths based theoretical practice models.
Carol Ciancutti, LMHC-LP
Carol is a part-time counselor at Manhattan College. She received a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education from George Washington University. She has worked as a clinical counselor 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. Carol takes a holistic approach to therapy and has a special interest in restorative justice, a therapeutic approach to healing conflict through dialogue and reconciliation. She is also an Associate at Leaders’ Quest, a social enterprise which designs and facilitates experiential leadership programs. There she serves 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 the New York City Leadership Council, an organization that works to support Plan International USA’s programs to empower girls around the world.
Br. Vincent Reese, LCSW
Br. Vincent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). 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 their strengths and values. Br. Vincent assists students in navigating the challenges of college life.