Meet Our Counselors

All of our counselors have advanced degrees (master's & doctoral) in counseling, psychology, and social work.

You are encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss your personal concerns, academic plans, career plans, and for general information.

Counseling services are provided in English, Italian, and Spanish.

Gurpreet Bhomia

Contact Info:
Email: gbhomia@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212 220-8146
Room: S335Q

B.A. - Panjab University (India); B.A. - Columbia University; M.A. - University of Hartford; Psy.D. -University of Hartford. NYS Licensed Psychologist. Fluent in Hindi & Punjabi. Some familiarity with Urdu. Areas of interest include helping students with adjustment issues related to being in college (including, challenges facing international students), navigating personal relationships, maintaining a healthy school – life balance, and coping with psychological and personal issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, parenting, how to seek psychological services in the community, etc). Prior experience working in outpatient andinpatient mental health settings, special education settings, and working with youth involved in juvenile detention and foster care.

Professor James Blake

Contact Info: Office hours: Monday through Thursday and late Wednesdays.
Email: jblake@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212 220-8149
Room:

B.S. North Carolina College; M.S.W. Columbia University.

Dr. Brian Brown

Contact Info:
Email: brbrown@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212 220-8142
Room: S335Q

Education: Psy.D., M.A., Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Pre-doctoral Internship, Stanford University Counseling and Psychological Services, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago Student CounselingService. B.A., Psychology and Spanish from Marquette University

Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA), APA Division 39 (Division of Psychoanalysis), American Counseling Association, New York State Psychological Association

Professional Interests: Work within the LGBTQ Community, multicultural and diversity issues, couples’ therapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal and relational concerns

Mr. Robert Cortes

Contact Info: Office hours: Monday through Friday.
Email: rcortes@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-220-8000x7427
Room: S348

B.A. Degree-Hunter College; M.S. Degree Columbia University School of Social Work; NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to joining BMCC, Mr. Cortes has spent 11+ years providing individual and family therapy throughout Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Throughout that time, Mr. Cortes has also served as a clinical social work supervisor in various foster care prevention and residential programs, as well as, court ordered PINS Diversion programs for adolescents. He has devoted his career to strengthening and empowering children, adolescents, and families to reduce the risks (i.e. truancy, substance abuse, gang involvement, child abuse and neglect, loss and abandonment issues, psychological disorders, and emotional difficulties) that serve as potential barriers to one’s success. Mr. Cortes’s motto is “Each one, teach one”.

Professor Letty Eisenhauer

Contact Info: Office hours: Tuesday through Friday and late Tuesdays.
Email: leisenhauer@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212 220-8145
Room:

B.A. Rutgers University; M.A. Columbia University

Dr. Joanna Feinman

Contact Info: 212-220-8150
Email: jfeinman@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-220-8150
Room: S335J

MA, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, New York University. B.A., University of Massachusetts/Boston. Also attended SUNY Binghamton and Berklee College of Music, and took courses at UC Berkeley Extension and Montclair State University. Licensed Psychologist. Licensed Professional Counselor. Member, American College Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association. Fluent in French. Learning Spanish. Areas of interest include helping students find solutions to life problems which can interfere with academic progress, such as stress at home or at work, or in relationships; helping students who are dealing with mental health issues like depression or anxiety to develop better coping strategies; supporting students who are “starting” at BMCC and looking for ways to empower themselves to “go anywhere” their dreams take them.

Mr. Eric Glaude

Contact Info: Office hours are M-F.
Email: eglaude@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-220-8000x5135
Room: S353

Veterans Counselor; M.S. Columbia University

Dr. Joanne Hwang

Contact Info: Office hours M-F.
Email: jhwang@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-220-7071
Room:

Ms. Edi Peterson

Contact Info:
Email: epeterson@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-220-8140
Room: S335P

B.A. University of Texas at Dallas; M.S. University of Texas at Dallas, M.A. Amberton University. Licensed Mental Health Counselor-NY Certifications: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Albert Ellis Institute NYC); Biofeedback (University of North Texas; Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing (American Red Cross). Certified HeartMath Practitioner (Biofeedback) Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association

Dr. Priscilla Rogers-Fahy

Contact Info:
Email: progersfahy@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-220-8140
Room: S343

Psy.D., M.A., California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University; B.A., University of California Irvine. New York State Licensed Psychologist. Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association,American Counseling Association, and American College Counseling Association. Bilingual: Spanish & English.

Dr Erica J Seidel

Contact Info: Office hours: Tues-Thur
Email: eseidel@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-220-8140
Room: S335S

Psy.D., M.A. Widener University - Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology; B.A. University of Delaware. New York State Licensed Psychologist; New York State Certified School Psychologist. Professional Memberships: New York State Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and American College Counseling Association.

Dr. Precious Sellars-Mulhern

Contact Info: Semester office hours: M & W 10a-7p, T &Th 10a -5p.
Email: psellarsmulhern@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212 220-8147
Room:

B.A. Atlantic Union College; M.Ed. Teachers College-Columbia University; Ph.D. New York University. Licensed (Counseling) Psychologist in New York State, #014646. Dr. Mulhern has been a member of the BMCC counseling faculty since September 1994. For seven years (2001-2008), she served as faculty advisor to Phi Theta Kappa-Alpha Kappa Chapter, the international honor society for the two-year college. Precious Sellars-Mulhern began her journey into meditation in 1984 at a Silva Mind Control Week-end training program. This dynamic meditation process continues to serve as the corner stone to her transformational work. In 1987, she completed Anthony Robbins' training as a Neuro-Linguistic Professional and began Goal-Focsed Brief Counseling/Coaching. As the name implies, the goal of this approach is to help clients achieve their stated goals as quickly as possible. She assists them in understanding how their thoughts and actions create their reality. Instead of "blaming the victim," this approach empowers them to confront their belief systems and behavioral patterns. In this process, they decide what results they would prefer and what thoughts and actions might lead to that desired outcome. Dr. Mulhern's thematic focus is motivation and spiritual empowerment. She presented, "Spirituality: A Clinical Tool to Increase Retention" at the 114th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA, August 2006. She uses cognitive-behavioral strategies to assist students in making changes in their academic and personal lives. Her motto:Go For YOUR Goal! Live YOUR Dream! SEE IT! FEEL IT! BE IT! By your thoughts and actions, you make it so. Study Empowerment-a relaxation and guided imagery exercise by Precious Sellars-Mulhern

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