Counseling Center Staff
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.
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.
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.
Ashley Reda, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist
Ashley Reda, Ph.D., is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. She joined the staff in August 2019 after completing her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University. She previously trained with Vanderbilt University as a psychology practicum student as well as completed her doctoral internship at the State University of New York at Albany. Ashley’s professional interests include providing individual and group therapy, assessment, and applied research. Ashley enjoys working with students from diverse backgrounds with a range of concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, substance use problems, and managing stress). She has had experience working with a variety of adolescent and adult clients in private practice settings, university counseling centers, and in crisis management. Ashley’s approach to therapy is integrative and focused on empowering students to autonomously and efficaciously utilize strengths and develop skills that promote wellness. Her therapeutic style is founded in cognitive-behavioral therapy and integrates a variety of strategies with special attention to the developmental, sociocultural, and motivational qualities in the emergence and maintenance of psychological concerns.
Kylee Delvaux, LMSW, Case Management Clinician
Kylee received her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University at Albany in 2017. She has practiced as a group and individual therapist at Four Winds Saratoga, Caleo Counseling, and as a Crisis Clinician in the Emergency Care Center at Glens Falls Hospital. She has expertise in care coordination and has learned to be a strong advocate for those she serves. Her professional interests include working with adults, adolescents, and families coping with a wide range of mental health and substance use concerns. She is passionate about social justice and is committed to discussing and addressing systemic forms of oppression in our society and in our profession. Clinical strengths include DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), crisis management, and mindfulness skills building. Kylee adopts a person-centered strengths based approach to therapy; she views clients as crucial collaborators of their treatment, and honors each individual with dignity, empathy and kindness.
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.