Counseling Center Staff
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., Associate Director
Dr. Leya Moore, Ph.D. (she/her pronouns) is the Associate Director of the Skidmore College Counseling Center. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. She has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her clinical and professional interests include the internal and external psychological, social, and cultural factors that may impact students' college-going experiences, academic persistence, and general well-being. Dr. Moore has experience working with students to address a variety of mental health-related concerns, including: anxiety, depression, stress coping, relationships, adjustment/ life transitions, identity, and issues related to social justice. She believes that a sense of belongingness, strengths-building, and positive wellness behaviors are important throughout the lifespan. She strives to create a therapeutic environment that is person-centered, non-judging, compassionate, empathic, collaborative, and empowering. Much of her professional development has centered around mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and multicultural positive psychology approaches in therapy, teaching, and other settings. She enjoys both individual and group psychotherapy, clinical supervision, consultation, teaching a one-credit Stress Reduction & Wellness course (PA129), being a member of the Inter-Group Relations/Dialogues (IGR/IGD) teaching team, and actively engaging in the greater Skidmore community.
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.
Oleg Turayev, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist
Oleg is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn State University in 2009, and his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in 2015. He previously worked as a psychology intern at the College of William and Mary and as a staff psychologist at Gettysburg College. Oleg’s primary interest is in conducting individual therapy with college students who experience anxiety, depression, social isolation, relationship concerns, and assertiveness problems. Other interests include mindfulness meditation, childhood trauma, and working with people with disabilities, as well as with international students. Oleg approaches therapy by focusing on the individual needs of each client and helping them achieve a higher level of mental health and resilience by confronting challenging emotions and difficult truths about themselves and others. Finally, Oleg is also fluent in Russian.
Nnenna Lindsay, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist
Nnenna Lindsay, Ph.D. is a recent addition to the Counseling Center. She joined the staff in August 2018 after completing her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of North Dakota. Nnenna is passionate about working with college students from diverse backgrounds. She completed her internship at the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center in 2017 and a fellowship at the Iowa State Counseling Service Center prior to relocating to New York. Nnenna’s approach to counseling is collaborative in nature, since she understands that clients are the experts on their own unique lived experiences. She also works from a culturally responsive, mindfulness based, biopsychosocial framework.
Courtney Craig, LCSW, Staff Clinician
Courtney joined the Counseling Center staff in the fall of 2017. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Masters from the University at Albany. Courtney specializes in counseling young adults and has worked with college students in a variety of capacities since 2005. She comes to Skidmore after spending the past six years as a clinician at The Sage Colleges. Areas of clinical interest include - anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief, identity issues and personal growth. She uses short term interventions within a Family Systems framework to improve student's academic functioning, emotional well being, relational patterns and overall connectedness. Work is focused on self care and empowering the individual for lifelong success.
Shannon is the Office Coordinator for the Counseling Center. She has an AA in general studies from Fulton-Montgomery Community College as well as a certificate in Medical Reception. She brings to the Counseling Center her background as a Health Information Management clerk and as an emergency room Registration Representative for Nathan Littauer Hospital. Shannon believes it is important for Skidmore students to feel welcome and well assisted.
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.