Counseling Center

Counseling Center Staff

Julia Routbort, Ph.D.

Julia Routbort, Ph.D., Director

Julia Routbort is the Director of the Counseling Center. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, where she completed both the child and adult clinical training programs. Her clinical interests include the treatment of trauma, particularly the treatment of child sexual abuse and sexual assault, feminist psychodynamic therapy and work with LGBTQ issues. She enjoys interacting with many parts of the Skidmore community, including students, faculty, parents and administrators. She believes that good therapy happens when the therapist and client create an egalitarian and collaborative relationship based on mutual respect and trust.

Andrew Demaree, Psy.D.

Andrew Demaree, Psy.D., Associate Director

Andy came to Skidmore in the Fall of 2000 after completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He previously worked in the Counseling Centers at IUP and the University of Delaware. Andy enjoys both group and individual therapy and believes creating and maintaining healthy relationships is one of the most important challenges for college students. Andy is also the coordinator of practicum training for the center.


Leya Moore, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Leya Moore, Ph.D. joined the Counseling Center in January 2013 as a Staff Clinician. She has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her clinical interests include concerns that impact students' college-going experiences and persistence, including: anxiety, depressed mood, stress coping, relationships, and adjustment/transitions. She believes that a sense of belongingness, strengths-building, and positive self-care behaviors are important throughout the college years. Her therapy style is student-centered, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and multicultural. She enjoys providing individual and group counseling and working collaboratively across campus with the Skidmore community.


Randee McArdle, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Randee joined Skidmore in August 2014 after several years at the Counseling Center at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Randee received her Master’s degree in Social Work from S.U.N.Y. Albany and her Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology at Tufts University. Her specialty areas include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties and stress management.  Infused in her work is attention to issues of diversity, oppression and disempowerment.  Randee has a special interest in mindfulness-based meditation and relaxation practices. She views therapy as a collaborative process through which individuals can uncover their deepest needs and develop a toolbox of strategies to meet those needs in skillful and compassionate ways.

staff clinician

William Breen, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

William Breen joined the Counseling Center in the Fall of 2014. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. His clinical interests focus on short-term evidence-based interventions for anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders. Prior to joining the Counseling Center, Bill gained specialty training in the treatment of trauma and worked extensively with people struggling with co-occurring problems (medical conditions, substance abuse). As a therapist, Bill encourages people to identify and use their strengths (curiosity, gratitude, etc.), increase present-focused awareness (i.e., mindfulness), and embrace psychological flexibility whenever possible. He looks forward to helping college students take action to move towards the life they wish to be living.

consulting psychiatrist

Gary Oberg, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist

Gary is the consulting psychiatrist at the Counseling Center.  He does psychiatric evaluation and medication management for students who are being seen in active therapy at the Counseling Center.  He is a board certified psychiatrist and has worked in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the Capital District.  He is currently a staff psychiatrist at Saratoga Hospital working in their Mental Health Center and the PROS Day Treatment Center.  He believes students can benefit most from their treatment (both medication and therapy) when they are informed, active and responsible consumers of their health care.  "I love this job.  We take basically healthy people and help them get back to their lives as students."

 Lilly Routledge

Lilly Routledge, Office Coordinator

Lilly is the Office Coordinator at the Counseling Center. She has an A.S. in Office Management from Dean College. Lilly brings to the center her experience as an Office Coordinator in the Case Management department, an inpatient Behavioral Health Tech, and an Emergency Room Patient Representative from the Glens Falls Hospital. She enjoys assisting and interacting with students as they begin or continue their academic experience at Skidmore.