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Kylie Cleesattel, LMSW

Counselor, Dobbs Ferry & New Rochelle

914-826-9279 / kcleesattel@mercy.edu 

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Kylie Cleesattel, LMSW, is a counselor in the Student Counseling Center at both the Dobbs Ferry campus and the New Rochelle location. Kylie holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Kylie’s primary responsibility is to hold individual therapy sessions with students in the Counseling Center. In addition, Kylie works with the other counselors to expand the reach of the Center, to hold mental health-focused trainings for staff and faculty, and to engage students in activities on campus to promote mental health and well-being. Kylie has experience as a social worker working with individuals, couples, and families of different populations, including those with substance use disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis. 

Katie DeVoll, LMSW

Counselor, Manhattan & Dobbs Ferry

212-615-3341 / kdevoll@mercy.edu

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Katie DeVoll, LMSW is a counselor in the Student Counseling Center on both Manhattan and Dobbs Ferry campuses. Katie holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a minor in Community Action and Social Change as well as a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Katie's primary responsibility is to hold individual therapy sessions with students in the Counseling Center. In addition, Katie works with the other counselors to expand the reach of the center, to hold mental health-focused trainings for staff and faculty, and to engage students in activities and events to promote mental wellbeing. Katie has experience working as a social worker with various populations including individuals with substance use disorders, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, eating disorders and chronic illness. Katie integrates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing into her sessions with students to help them to set goals and work towards them in a nonjudgmental and empowering space. 

Ori Shinar, PsyD

Director, Student Counseling Center

914-674-7233 / oshinar@mercy.edu

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Karen Reed, LCSW

Counselor, Bronx & Dobbs Ferry

718-678-8486 / kreed4@mercy.edu 

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Karen Reed is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in counseling adolescents and young adults in an educational setting. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from State University of New York at Purchase College and is a Graduate of The Fordham University School of Social Work. Karen is trained in Family Systems Theory through The Ackerman Institute for the Family, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapy. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor and Meditation Leader. Karen is committed to providing excellent service and support to those students who come to her for help. She is trained to assess students with depression and anxiety, suicidal ideation and other mental health concerns. Her preferred therapeutic modalities are engaging students in stress reduction techniques, including talk therapy, yoga and meditation. 

Kaitlyn Mercurio, LMSW

Counselor, Dobbs Ferry 

914-674-7796 / kmercurio1@mercy.edu 

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Kaitlyn Mercurio, LMSW is a counselor in the Student Counseling Center on the Dobbs Ferry campus. As a counselor, Kaitlyn’s primary role is to provide students with quality, individual therapy sessions. Additionally, Kaitlyn provides wellness programming for students throughout the school year and facilitates mental health focused trainings for faculty and staff. Kaitlyn has worked as a social worker and psychotherapist with a variety of populations including children in the foster care and public school systems, and adolescents and adults coping with mood disorders, anxiety, severe mental illness and dual diagnoses. Kaitlyn holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.