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Our Staff

The Center is staffed by licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and experienced interns. We are a diverse group from the standpoint of age, sex, ethnicity, foreign-language ability, and special skills. We encourage people to seek help from the counselor with whom they are most comfortable.

Rosan Gomperts, L.C.S.W., Director

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License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW20798
Degree: M.S.W., San Francisco State, 1994
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, International Association of Employee Assistance Programs in Education
Clinical Interests: Couples, Parenting, Gay/Lesbian/Sexual-Identity Issues, Stress, Depression, Communication Skills, Management Coaching and Facilitated Conversations
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading, Sports, Traveling

 


Mary Foston-English, M.F.T., Assistant Director

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License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT17318; California Pupil Personnel Credential
Certifications: CAMFT Certified Supervisor, California State Certified Mediator
Degree: M.A., Santa Clara University, 1979
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, National Association for Addiction  Professionals, American Association Sports Psychology
Clinical Interests: Addiction /Codependency, Depression, Relationship issues including pre-marital counseling, Parenting Issues, Ethnicity/Cultural Concerns, Post Traumatic Stress, Facilitated Conversations, Family counseling, Sports Psychology
                                          Personal Interests and Hobbies: Music, Soul Line Dancing, Sports, Movies, Theatre, Traveling

 


Steve Dolezal, Ph.D.

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License: Psychologist, PSY-14730
Degree: Ph.D., Pacific Graduate School, 1993
Clinical Interests: Post Traumatic Stress, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Work Stress, Employment Transitions, Grief and Loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Perfectionism

 


 

Dawn Guthart, M.F.T.

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License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC50419
Degree: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2008
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Couples, Interpersonal Professional Communication, Parenting, Mother/Daughter Relationships, Work/Life Balance.
Personal Interests: Traveling, Running, Biking, Hiking, Reading, Movies
 


Nanja Holland Hansen, LPCC

License: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor,  LPCC 1165
                  cand.psych.aut # 51697 
Degree: M.C. Arizona State University, 2006, B.S. in Psychology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2003
Professional AffiliationsAmerican Counseling Association
Clinical InterestsLife and cultural transitions, self-compassion, shame, issues of self-esteem, interpersonal communication problems and eating disorders
Languages spoken: Danish (Native) and English. I understand most Swedish and Norwegian
Personal Interests:  camping, kickboxing, biking, music

 

Margy Lim, M.F.T.

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License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MfT 27925
Degree: M.A. University of San Francisco, 1986
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Management, Relationship Problems,  Body Image, Perfectionism, Narrative Therapy, Children and Adolescents
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Chamber music, Knitting, Tennis, Piano
 

 


Eric M. Miller, Ph.D.

 

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License: PSY23283
Degree: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, B.S. in Psychology and Physics; Eastern Michigan University
Clinical Interests LGBT issues, drug and alcohol addiction, codependency
Personal Interests: Reading philosophy, exercising social justice, exploring spirituality, home building, and geeking out with the latest technology

 


Vinutha Mohan, M.F.T.

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License: MFT, Registered Intern
Degree: MA, Counseling Psychology, John.F. Kennedy University; MBA, San Jose State University
Professional Affiliations: Member – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member – Silicon Valley Chapter of CAMFT, Editor, SCV-CAMFT Newsletter
Clinical Interests: Couples, Family, Women’s Issues, Adolescents, Early Infant bonding, Parenting, Relationship issues, Work/Life balance, Spiritual Counseling, Acculturation issues, Career Management, Life Transitions, Crisis Counseling, Mindfulness based Stress Management.
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil
Personal Interests: Singing, Gardening, Spiritual Exploration, Nature Hiking, Bollywood dancing, Meditation, Reading.

 


Sean O'Riordan, Ph.D.

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Licensed: Psychologist, PSY-17995
Degree: BA., UC Davis. MA., University of Santa Clara. PhD., Western Graduate School of Psychology
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, & California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Anger, Depression, Test-Anxiety, Addictions, Human Sexuality, Stress, Cultural-Relocation, Sports-Psychology, Bereavement.
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Athletics, Japanese language, mythological stories & cultures of ancient America.

 


Susan Owicki, M.A., Ph.D.

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License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT39238
Degree: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, 1999. Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cornell, 1975
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Work/life Balance, Women's Work Issues, Faculty Concerns (former EE faculty member), Couple and Family Counseling, Grief and Loss, Sexual Orientation
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Meditation, Music, Theater

 


Sophie Yost, M.A, M.F.T.

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License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT47814
Degree: M.A., Sorbonne University (France), 1996; M.A., John F. Kennedy University 2006
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, NCSPP, SFCP, NASAP, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
Clinical Interests:  Mood Disorders, Pre-natal/Postpartum Issues, Anxiety, Work Stress, Grief/Loss, Transitions, Cultural Adjustments, Communication, Young Adulthood, Narcissism
Languages Spoken: English, French (native speaker), German (moderately fluent)
                                          Personal Interests:  Movies, Reading, Gardening, Swimming

 


Ximena Zurita, Ph.D.

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License:  Psychologist, PSY 15102
Degree: M.S. Counseling, San Jose State, 1982; M.S., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology 1990.  Ph.D.,  Psychology, Pacific Graduate School, 1993
Professional Affiliations:  American Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Cross-Cultural issues, Career and Relationship Issues, Self-defeating Behavior Patterns, Women's Issues, Parenting Concerns, CHILDREN'S BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS

Languages:  Spanish, English

                                          Personal Interests and Hobbies:  Art and Literature, Piano, Traveling, Hiking                                                                                                                                       


Yael Enav, Ph.D.

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License: Post-doctoral Clinical Psychology Intern
Degree: M.A., Clinical Psychology, Tel Aviv University, 2002.   PhD., Clinical Psychology, Ben Gourion University, 2011
Professional Affiliations: California Psychology Association
Clinical Interests: Family therapy, Parenting, Children and Adolescents, Emotion Regulation, Communication, Life and Cultural Transitions
Personal Interests: Reading, Running and Traveling

 


Sandra Mikhail

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License: Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Degree:  M. A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, USC
Clinical Interests: Couples, family and parenting, post traumatic stress, work stress and work/life balance, life transitions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety management, body image, women's issues, children and adolescents, acculturation
Personal Interests: Biking, baking, swimming, fishing and traveling
Languages: Can understand spoken Arabic


Marge Pinedo,  Administrative Associate

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Administrative Duties: Handles client services, scheduling, statistics, and provides word processing and other administrative support to the Faculty and Staff Help Center's  director and staff

 


Rita Welsh, Administrative Associate

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Administrative Duties: Provides client services, enters statistical data and provides administrative support to the Faculty Staff Help Center's director and staff.
Personal Interests: theater, art, reading and walking