Shakuntala Ramdas

  • Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling
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Dr. Melissa Ramdas is an LMHC with over ten years of clinical and eleven years of academic experience. She has worked with adolescents and substance abuse clients. And as an assistant professor at Mercy University, she currently teaches in the counseling department. Her work as a professor and clinical has inspired her research interests. Her overall research interest includes gender roles and gender identity and counseling education issues in today’s society.

  • Pace University, Pleasantville NY, Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling
  • Mercy University, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology
  • Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
  • Trauma and Crisis
  • Counseling and Application
  • Group Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Simons, J., Bahr, M. W., & Ramdas, M. (2021). Counselor Competence Gender Identity Scale: Measuring Clinical Bias, Knowledge, and Skills.
  • Simons, J. D., Ramdas, M., & Russell, S. T. (2020). School-age coping: Themes across three generations of sexual minorities. Journal of school counseling: JSC, 18.
  • Ramdas,S.M. (2019). The Relevance of Including Transgender Counseling Competencies in Mental Health Counseling Graduate Programs (doctoral dissertation). Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.
  • Simons, J. D., Ramdas,S. M., Farrell, S., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Lived school experiences: Coping during youth and emerging adulthood. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Simons, J. D., Gonzalez, J. M., & Ramdas, M. (2020). Supporting intersex people: Effective academic and career counseling. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 14(3), 191-209.