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Counseling Center Staff

 

 andrew demaree 2015 Andrew Demaree, Psy.D., 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.

 

Amanda McEnery

Amanda McEnery, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Amanda attended Indiana University (IU) Bloomington where she earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of New Hampshire Counseling Center in August 2015, and her internship at the University of Iowa's University Counseling Service in August 2014. Originally from upstate NY, she attended the University of Notre Dame for her undergrad and is a life-long Irish fan. Amanda's approach to counseling is largely integrative. Interpersonal, psychodynamic, social constructivist, and person-centered theories have all greatly impacted how she thinks about and works with her clients. She also incorporates many aspects and principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into her work. Amanda's goal is to create a safe, collaborative therapeutic environment that facilitates self-reflection, insight, and empowerment as clients work to achieve their goals in counseling. She helps students work to find new, more effective ways to cope and manage distress. Her clinical interests include relationship issues, family of origin concerns, diversity issues, women’s issues, identity concerns, and dealing with depressive and anxiety symptoms. Amanda has a strong interest in social justice and multicultural issues associated with privilege, power, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other diverse social identities.

 Leya Moore

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.

Shenette

 

Shenette Scille, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Shenette joined the counseling staff in August 2016 as a Staff Clinician. She was born and raised in New York City and is of Caribbean background. Shenette attended the University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. She then went on to pursue her Masters and Doctorate of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Prior to earning her degree, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic in New Haven, CT.  Shenette had prior training experiences at two college counseling centers, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY (where she completed her post-doctoral fellowship). Furthermore, Shenette has experience and clinical interest working with individuals presenting to treatment with anxiety, depression, stress, relational challenges, bullying experiences, and self-esteem struggles. Her professional interests include interpersonal process and cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness and meditation, and addressing the needs of multicultural and international individuals. Shenette strives to provide a safe environment for individuals to address their needs and work towards self-efficacy.

 

lauren

Lauren Dasen, B.S., Doctoral Trainee

Lauren is in her fifth year of the University at Albany’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Florida. As a doctoral trainee, Lauren has gained experience providing psychotherapy in a community mental health center, inpatient psychiatric unit, and hospital outpatient mental health clinic. Although she has previously been a teacher to undergraduate students, she is excited to take on a new role serving students at Skidmore’s Counseling Center. Lauren views mental health from a holistic perspective. Her therapeutic style is integrative, primarily influenced by humanistic and interpersonal theories and approaches. She aims to create an authentic, safe space, free of judgment, that empowers students to capitalize on their strengths, build and maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others, and achieve collaboratively-established goals. 

 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.

 

Julia Routbort

Julia Routbort, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Health and Wellness

Julia Routbort, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Health and Wellness. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where she completed both the child and adult clinical tracks. In her position as Associate Dean, Julia has oversight of the three departments on campus that deliver clinical and prevention services to students: Health Services, the Counseling Center and Health Promotion.  Through strategic planning, collaboration, and coordination of clinical services, she is charged with helping to create a resilient, responsive and healthy campus community where students, faculty and staff are informed and engaged around health/wellness issues. Julia does some clinical work at the Counseling Center, where her areas of expertise include sexual assault and trauma, feminist psychotherapy and crisis management. She believes that a healthy campus is one where all members of the community know how to help themselves, how and where to ask help when those efforts aren’t sufficient, and know how to help others.

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