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Meet the Counseling Staff

Please note that all of our counselors are "generalist" trained to work with students on any personal issue. However, we have listed some particular areas of interest and specialized training as well.

Shauna Hong, LCSW, PPSC

Shauna Hong, LCSW, PPSC

Counselor Faculty for Hayward and Concord 
Director of Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS24276
San Jose State University

SHCS Staff Member since 2009

Academic Training: San José State University, MSW, 2003

Areas of Special Interest: First Generation College Students, Identity Development (Ethnic, Sexual, Gender, Spiritual), Relationships, Couples, Social Justice

Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

Personal or Professional Quote: “The souls speaks its truth only under quiet, inviting, and trustworthy conditions. The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy.” - Parker Palmer

Colleen Arnold, Ph.D, LMFT

Colleen Arnold, Ph.D, LMFT

Lead Counselor Faculty

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 36921
California School of Professional Psychology

SHCS Staff Member since 2016

Academic Training: San Jose State University, MS in Clinical Psychology, 1992; California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2002

Areas of Special Interest: Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Crisis Intervention

Personal or Professional Quote: “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” - CG Jung

Stacey Bellone, MSW, LCSW

Stacey Bellone, LCSW

Counselor Faculty

Licensed Clincial Social Worker, LCS26682
California State University, Bakersfield

SHCS Staff Member since 2014

Academic Training: California State University, Bakersfield, MSW, 2007

Areas of Special Interest: Relationship Issues, Adjustment to Life’s Transitions, Anxiety, Gender and Sexuality, Faith and Spirituality, Grief and Loss

Personal or Professional Quote: “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” - Mother Teresa

Rebecca Creamer, LMFT

Rebecca Creamer, LMFT

Counselor Faculty for Hayward and Concord

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT81815
San Francisco State University

SHCS Staff Member since 2015

Academic Training: San Francisco State University, MS in Counseling, 2011

Areas of Special Interest: Trauma, Stress, Grief & Loss, Identity Exploration, Mindfulness, Social Justice, Substance Abuse

Personal or Professional Quote: “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” - Jack Kornfield

Tara Fischetti

Tara Fischetti, Psy. D

Counselor Faculty

Licensed Psychologist, PSY 21702
Alliant International University

SHCS Staff Member since 2016

Academic Training: California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles, MA Clinical Psychology 2004; Psy.D, 2006

Areas of Special Interest: PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Stress Management, Domestic/Dating Violence, Self-Esteem, Personal Growth, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, CBT.

Personal or Professional Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Suess

Sara Glozer, MA, LMFT

Sara Glozer, MA, LMFT

Counselor Faculty

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 84614
California Insitute of Integral Studies

SHCS Staff Member since 2016

Academic Training: California Institute of Integral Studies, Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology, 2010

Areas of Special Interest: Couples, Relationships, Women’s Issues, Trauma, Mindfulness, Grief and Loss, Personal Growth

Personal or Professional Quote: “Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering; there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”- Leonard Cohen

Rene Moreno, PhD, PPSC

Rene Moreno, PhD, PPSC

Counselor Faculty

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY27552
Fielding Graduate University
California State University

SHCS Staff Member since 2016

Academic Training: Cal State University, Hayward, MS in Counseling/Educational Psychology, 1986; Fielding Graduate University, MA in Clinical/Neuropsychology, 2006; Fielding Graduate University, Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2010

Areas of Special Interest: Trauma, Grief and Bereavement, Developmental Psychology, Special Needs Populations, Male Psychology, Immigrant Experiences, Resiliency, Personal Hardiness, Motivation, Goal Achievement, Transitions, Cognitive Rehabilitation.

Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

Personal or Professional Quote: “Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.” - Octavio Paz

Sarah Barnard, MA

Sarah Barnard, MA

Senior Counselor Intern

MFT Registerd Intern No. 81830
San Francisco State University

SHCS Staff Member since 2014

Academic Training: SF State University, Master’s in Counseling Psychology, 2014

Areas of Special Interest: PTSD and Trauma Relief, Social Justice, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness, Relationships, Personal Growth, Identity Development and Stress Management

Personal or Professional Quote: “We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Chetina Hunter, MA

Chetina Hunter, MA

Counselor Intern

MFT Registered Intern No. 94148
PCC Registered Intern No. 3110
Holy Names University

SHCS Staff Member since 2016

Academic Training:

Holy Names University - MA in Counseling Psychology, 2016; Traumatology and Treatment Certificate, 2016

Areas of Special Interest: Trauma, Career Development, Family/Relational Issues, Anxiety, Anger Management, Expressive Arts, Meditation/Mindfulness, Identity Development, Depression, Crisis Management, Self-Care, Motivation, Stress Management 

Languages spoken other than English: Beginner to Intermediate American Sign Language

Personal or Professional Quote:Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness...the moment one definitely commits oneself...all sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise have occurred. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."- William Hutchinson Murray

Benedicta Ott, MA

Benedicta Ott, MA

Counselor Intern

MFT Registered Intern No. 96120
Western Seminary MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

SHCS Staff Member since 2016

Academic Training: Regent College, MA in Theology, 2002; Western Seminary, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016

Areas of Special Interest: Spirituality, Diverse Populations, Cross-Cultural Issues, Identity Development, Anxiety, Depression, Family Systems, Couples/Relationship Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation, Personal Growth

Personal or Professional Quote: "Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." — Frederick Buechner

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