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.


Katrina Smith, Psy. D.,  Staff Psychologist

Katrina Smith is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. She came to Skidmore after several years at the Counseling Center at Western Connecticut State University. She has a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in Indiana, PA, where she also worked in the Counseling Center. While she enjoys working with a wide range of student concerns, Katrina's specific clinical interests include collaborating with students to address issues of identity development and adjustment to college, as well as with those students experiencing long-standing interpersonal difficulties. Katrina believes that therapy is at its best when the therapist facilitates and enhances the student's existing abilities to resolve stressors.


 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.


Lilly Routledge

Lilly Routledge, Staff Assistant

Lilly is the Staff Assistant 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 and as an inpatient Behavioral Health Tech from the Glens Falls Hospital. She enjoys assisting and interacting with students as they begin or continue their academic experience at Skidmore.



 rebecca lawrence

Rebecca Lawrence, M.D., Psychiatrist

Dr. Lawrence, a native of Saratoga Springs, received her medical training at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.  She then obtained her Psychiatry residency training at Yale University School of Medicine.  She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Lawrence has been the recipient of multiple awards during her academic career. She received the American Medical Women's Association Award from Upstate Medical University for exceptional leadership and service. Additionally, she received the Merck Manual Award for outstanding performance in the clinical sciences. She has various publications in the field of general psychiatry, and is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Andrea Gottlieb

Andrea Barrocas Gottlieb, M.A., Practicum Student

Andrea Barrocas Gottlieb, M.A. is a Clinical Psychology Practicum Student at the Counseling Center.  She is currently a graduate student of the University of Denver working on her Ph.D., and plans to defend her doctoral dissertation in the Spring.  Andrea is passionate about working with youth and young adults going through major life transitions.  She believes that each client is unique, and draws from evidence-based treatment approaches to create a treatment plan that is best for each individual in collaboration with each client.  Andrea has developed an specific interest in nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors.  She currently focuses her research on understanding the development these behaviors in children and adolescents, as this is rarely studied.  Andrea also teaches in the Psychology Department at Skidmore College.

 sandra horn

 Sandra Horn, M.A., Staff Clinician 

Sandra Horn joined the Skidmore Counseling Center for the Spring 2014 Semester.  She completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo, where she also worked as a practicum student in the Counseling Center.  She is currently enrolled at UT as Ph.D. student and plans to defend her dissertation this spring.  Sandra moved to Albany to complete her clinical internship at the Albany Psychology Internship Consortium.  Though Sandra enjoys working with a wide range of people and clinical concerns, her specific clinical interests include concerns that impact college students: general and specific anxieties/phobias, depressed mood, emotional disconnect/numbness, and individual differences in personality that can result in interpersonal difficulties.  Her therapy style is very collaborative and emotion-focused, and she believes that building a trusting relationship is central to the therapy process.