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Meet the Counseling Staff

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

Colleen Arnold, Ph.D, LMFT

Colleen Arnold, Ph.D, LMFT

Lead Counselor

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

Kathryn Kirkpatrick, LCSW Counselor Faculty

Kathryn Kirkpatrick, LCSW

Counselor Faculty, Outreach Coordinator

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 60751 Columbia University

SHCS Staff Member since 2018

Academic Training: Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, 2008

Areas of Special Interest: First Generation Students, Undocumented/"Dreamer" Students, Relationship Issues, Social Justice, Coping with trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, and Women's Empowerment.

Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

Personal or Professional Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Chetina Hunter, LMFT, APCC

Chetina Hunter, LMFT, APCC

Counselor Faculty, Student Housing and Residential Life Liaison
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT116335
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC3110
SHCS Staff Member Since 2019
Academic Training: Holy Names University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, 2016
Certificate in Traumatology and Treatment, 2016
Areas of Special Interest: Mindfulness/Meditation, Trauma, Self-Care, Positive Self-Talk, Personal Growth and Identity Development, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Anger Management, Somatic Awareness, Expressive Arts
Languages Spoken Other Than English: Beginner to Intermediate American Sign Language
Personal/Professional Quote: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."- Dr. Maya Angelou
Tara Fischetti

Tara Fischetti, Psy.D

Counselor Faculty, Clinical Supervisor

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

Benedicta (Bunny) Ott, LMFT, APCC

Benedicta (Bunny) Ott, LMFT, APCC

Counselor Faculty

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 116068

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC 3500

Western Seminary

SHCS Staff Member since 2019

Academic Training:  Regent College, MA in Theological Studies, 2002

Western Seminary, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016

Areas of Special Interest: PTSD, Trauma Relief utilizing EMDR, Family Relationships, Spiritual Integration, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem/ Identity Development and Stress Management

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

Chanda

Chanda Watson, MSW

Associate Counselor
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW 84966
Cal State University East Bay
SHCS staff member 2018-19, returned 2020
Areas of Special Interest: Communication Skills, Relationships, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Family Dynamics, Trauma, Single Parents
Personal or Professional Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
"Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful" - unknown 
Andy

Andy Spivack, MSW

Associate Counselor
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW 87834
University of California, Berkeley
SHCS Staff Since 2020
Areas of Special Interest: PTSD, Trauma, Intimate Partner and Family Violence, Sexual Violence, Relationships, Existential Crisis, Self Image, Men and Masculinity
Personal or Professional Quote: "You know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different.” ~ Bill Watterson
Mariane

Mariane Stimbra-Mora, MSW

Associate Counselor

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Cal State University, East Bay

SHCS Staff Member since 2020

Areas of Special Interest:  Undocumented/"Dreamer" Students, First Generation Students, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Anxiety, Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Personal Growth, Grief and Loss and Social Justice.

Languages Spoken other than English:  Spanish

Personal or Professional Quote: "Nada es más valioso que la risa. Se requiere de fuerza para reír y abandonarse a uno, para ser ligera."

"Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.” - Frida Kahlo
Shauna Hong, LCSW, PPSC

Shauna Hong, LCSW

Director of Counseling Services

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

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