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Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, The York College Counseling Center is operating remotely. All psychological counseling sessions, workshops, probation workshops, and various other services will be conducted via telephone, Zoom, or Blackboard.

Our Staff

Counseling Center Staff
Jayoung Choi

Jay L. Choi, Ph.D.

Director
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interests: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Multicultural Identity Development


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Scott W. Smith, Ph.D.

Student Psychological Counselor
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interests: Depression, Social Phobia, Social Adjustment, & Personal Growth


Ericka C. Woods, Ph.D.

Ericka C. Woods, Ph.D.

Student Psychological Counselor
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interests: Resiliency & Trauma, Depression Spectrum Disorders, Cultural & Spiritual Development

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Esther Lenderman, LMSW

Virtual Walk-in Counselor 

Licensed Master Social Worker

With her experience in supporting college students, Esther is equipped to support the diverse challenges her clients encounter, including anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and relationship issues.

Marybeth Melendez

Marybeth Melendez, LCMHC

Virtual Walk-in Counselor

Clinical Mental Health Psychotherapist

Marybeth is a bilingual Clinical Mental Health Psychotherapist practicing in Staten Island for the past 8 years. The focus of my practice, “My Therapy”, is within the provision of evidence based therapeutic modalities to assist individuals, couples, adolescents and families struggling with Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Trauma and Crisis.


Andreau Charles

Andreau Charles, LMSW, Areale Counseling & Wellness

Telemental Health Community Mental Health Provider

Licensed Master Social Worker

Offers a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to explore personal issues and formulate new options and solutions to improve their quality of life. We utilize culturally appropriate, evidence-based modalities, such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness, LGBTQI affirmative and depth psychological techniques to address your individualized needs. www.arealecounselingandwellness.com 

Denise Molina
Rhonda Factor

Denise Molina, LCSW

Telemental Health Community Mental Health Provider

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Denise Molina is a NY state licensed clinical social worker, who uses an integrated approach consisting of CBT, insight-oriented, psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy. Her areas of interest include stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness, and relationship skills building. She believes strongly in the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients that is built on trust, empathy, and promotes growth.

Rhonda Factor, Ph.D.

Telemental Health Community Mental Health Provider

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

Rhonda Factor is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in University Mental Health. Rhonda specializes in working with ethnically and racially diverse LGBTQIA+ students and with students new to psychotherapy. They help students bring their attention to their emotional experience, enhance their ability to put this experience into words, and, with compassion and curiosity, observe recurring patterns that can then be explored and understood. 

Sybil Nurse-Reeves

Sybil Nurse-Reeves, LCSW

Telemental Health Community Mental Health Provider

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sybil Nurse-Reeves LCSW, a clinical social worker, provides a warm and non-judgmental environment where their clients can safely explore the issues that matter most. She works with you if you are experiencing sadness; sudden changes in your personal relationships; excessive anxiety or fear; an unexplained and sudden shift in mood or behavior; or feeling physical complaints without evident medical reasons. She helps those seeking to examine their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to better optimize their lives.