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.

The Counseling Center is located in room S343. You can reach the Counseling Center at 212-220-8140.

Hours of operation when classes are in session:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

Dr. Gurpreet Bhomia

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

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

Dr. Claudia Burger

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology Fordham University; B.A. Wellesley College. New York State Licensed Psychologist.
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association.
Professional Interests: Culturally competent therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, CBT-informed therapy, Self-care, Interpersonal difficulties. Fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Robert Cortes

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

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

Dr. Joanna Feinman

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

Eric Glaudé is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. He provides individual, group, couples, and family counseling psychotherapy. Among his special populations are US Military veterans of all eras and college students diagnosed with depression and anxiety in general and with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse and use disorders. Mr. Glaudé received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baruch College (CUNY), and earned his Masters of Science Degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. He holds credentials in Substance Abuse Counseling, Bereavement counseling, Gambling and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. He received his Post Graduate training in Consultation and Supervision from Hunter College Post-graduate School of Social Work and Administration. His affiliations include: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW); The American Counselors Association (ACA); New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers (NYSSCSW); Harlem Vet Center Volunteer; The Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society

Dr. Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite

Director

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Temple University. MSEd. Counseling and Personnel Services, Fordham University. BA, Psychology, Lehigh University. New York State Licensed Psychologist.
Areas of Interest: Mind Body Connection, Multicultural Competence for Counselors, Academic Success Strategies and Self-Care Practices for Women.
Memberships: New York State Psychological Association, Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors.

Dr. Joanne Hwang

Psy.D., M.A. New York University; B.A. Barnard College/Columbia University. New York State Licensed Psychologist.

Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and American College Counseling Association.

Professional Interests: Acculturation, Women’s Wellness, Parenting, Relationships and Stress Management.

Ms. Edi Peterson

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

Associate Director

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

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

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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