Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services will be closing for the summer as of May 12th, 2023. We will reopen on August 29th, 2023 for appointments.
All students at The Claremont Colleges have access to 7 C HEALTH which provides 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care for all students, at no cost! To get started, 7 C HEALTH. Register now and use the service when you need it. Students, please use your campus email.
Crisis support via telephone will also continue to be available to the undergraduate students throughout the summer break, whether on or off campus, 24 hours/day. To access this service, please call us at 909-621-8202, and press “1” to be connected to an on-call therapist. The on-call therapist will also be able to assist you in finding a local referral in your area, if you wish.
Students with SHIP (Aetna) medical insurance can also access tele-medicine appointments, including behavioral health appointments, here:
Phone | (909) 621-8202
Fax | (909) 621-8482
Tranquada Student Services Center – 1st Floor
757 College Way Claremont, CA, 91711
We are open:
Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
If this is a mental health emergency or urgent matter and you would like to speak with the on-call therapist please dial 909-621-8202 and press “1” and you will be connected to the on call therapist.
Meet the MCAPS Staff
I place emphasis on helping my clients identify and change less effective patterns in their life by addressing difficult issues developed early on, which tend to continue into their adulthood. In therapy, clients will learn methods/techniques that will enable them to make beneficial life changes leading towards positive growth.
As this is my 22nd year at MCAPS, I have extensive experience working with diverse student populations with a variety of issues. Some of my clinical interests and work have been in the areas of grief and bereavement, depression/anxiety, and biracial concerns. As I continue to work with the college student population, I look forward to helping students work through personal issues and experiences, to grow as individuals and to meet the goals they have set for themselves.
Education: B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology
Notable Training and Experience: Over the 20+ years I have practiced, I have attended many conferences and training, including national conferences for directors of university counseling centers (Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors and Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education), and training focused on culture and diversity, law and ethics in psychology and more. I have specialized training in grief and bereavement.
Education: B.A. from Princeton University, M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder
Notable Training and Experience: I have published several articles and book chapters, and have presented at conferences in subjects including mood disorders, supervision of therapists, hidden disabilities, and international counseling. I have attended the Association of Counseling Center Training Directors Conference for 9 years, the National Multicultural Conference and Summit for 3 years, and the NaBITA Conference and Threat Management Institute for 2 years. I am NaBITA Certified in Campus Threat Management. I am also fluent in French and I served in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa.
Education: B.S. at the University of Florida; M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University
Notable Training and Experience: I have attended the past three editions of the biennial National Multicultural Conference and Summit, attending sessions on subjects such as Integrated Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students within the University Health System, Counseling African American Women Interpersonal Trauma Survivors, Addressing Racial Microaggressions in Therapy, Intersectional Stress and Survival among Queer People of Color, and more. I have also attended conferences focused specifically on serving transgender students and the Association for Women in Psychology.
Education: B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. from Alliant International University.
Notable Training and Experience: I am trained in Seeking Safety and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Asian Professional Exchange.
Education: B.A. from Cedarville University, M.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinicial Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Notable Training and Experience: I have presented research focused on attention, memory and learning at conferences, including the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference. I also have provided working memory training to children in a private practice setting.
I am currently the liaison on the Chicano Latinx Student Affairs Office and Claremont McKenna College.
Education (college, grad schools, degrees): B.A. at California State University, San Bernardino, M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology emphasis on Family Systems at Azusa Pacific University
Notable Training and Experience: I value diversity and social justice. I have experience working with many marginalized groups and students with multiple identities. I have done clinical work internationally in Kenya, Africa exploring mental health and working to destigmatize mental health. I have also worked with several student organizations on college campuses that promote diversity and inclusion. Lastly, I have had specialty supervision in Understanding Latinx Cultural Dynamics and Behavioral Medicine.
Education: B.A. from Waseda University, Tokyo; M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Kentucky.
Notable Training and Experience: I am fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. I have been trained and have conducted therapy in Mandarin Chinese. I lived in multiple countries throughout my life and has always fascinated with the impact of cultural context on one’s identity. I am committed to promote social justice on campus through outreach and advocacy activities. I have had experience working with college students in multiple university campuses, adults with severe and persistent mental illness, women struggling with substance abuse issues, and sexual assault survivors and their families. I also have received training in Feminist-Informed Trauma Treatment and Emotion Focused Couple’s Therapy.
Education: BA from Westmont College in Psychology; MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary; MA in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Notable Training and Experience: I have worked in the counseling centers of four different universities prior to joining the MCAPS team and I have attended various professional conferences including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, American Psychoanalytic Association, and meetings of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute. My dissertation research focused on the psychological impact of the Purity Culture movement in American Evangelical Christianity. I have co-developed workshops on healing religious shame for LGBTQIA college students, self-compassion, and managing grief during emerging adulthood. I have also led therapy groups for grief, anxiety management, and body image.
Education: BA in Psychology from Concordia University, Irvine, MA in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology, Orange County, and Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Notable Training and Experience: I have had five years of experience working within the college counseling system and working with diverse student populations. I also have experience in assessment, particularly with ADHD and learning disorders. My dissertation research examined the relationship between mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
Education: B.A. from California State University at Dominguez Hills, M.A. in Clinical Psychology (MFT) from Pepperdine University, M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University
Notable Training & Experience: I am a long-term advocate for diversity and inclusion and have organized trainings on a variety of topics for students. I have worked with severe mental illness in a psychiatric hospital and have several years of experience working at university counseling centers.
Education: BA from Biola University, MA in Linguistics from University of Texas in Arlington, MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacifica University
Notable Training and Experience: During my internship year I received specialized training and supervision in supporting survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. I co-led a support group for LGBTQ students throughout the year, during which I gained a deeper understanding of their experiences. Before becoming a counselor, I lived in international settings for several years, working to empower minority language groups, direct teams, and provide emotional support for colleagues.
My clinical interests include trauma informed care, LGBTQIA, first-generation challenges, women’s issues, and BIPOC experience.
I am currently a liaison for Harvey Mudd College and the MCAPS group coordinator.
Education: B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine; M.A & Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University.
Notable training & experience: I am fluent in English & Armenian. I have worked closely with first-generation and BIPOC students navigating college life. I am passionate about advocating for LGBTQIA matters, have lead LGBTQ+ support groups, and attended conferences focused specifically on transgender care.
Education: B.A. in Psychology and B.A. Chicanx Studies from Cal State Fullerton; M.A. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Profession Psychology (Los Angeles); Psy.D in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family and Couples from California School of Profession Psychology (Los Angeles)
Notable Training and Experience: I am fluent in English and Spanish and have provided long-term therapy in both languages. I have presented research focused on family systems and research from my dissertation in community systemic approaches when addressing preventative measures for rampage school shootings.
Education (college, grad schools, degrees): B.A. at University of California, Santa Barbara, M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology emphasis in Traumatic Stress Psychology at Adler University
Notable Training and Experience: I have had extensive training working with marginalized groups and students from diverse backgrounds in the city of Chicago. I have previous experience providing individual therapy, group therapy (topics including grief, PTSD, substance use), and crisis-intervention to clients in psychiatric facilities, college counseling centers, and an addictions recovery center.
I have two sons and seven grandchildren. They range in ages from 17 years old to 8 months, with three being grandsons and four being granddaughters; t I enjoy spending time with all of them, being a grandparent is one of the best parts of life.
I have a dog named Brandi and we go on trips together. We have driven across country five to six times. She is a great traveling companion, the only thing I tell her is that she needs to talk to me more, it can get lonely on the drive. We have driven through monsoons in Arizona, snow in Texas and tropical storms in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida. When you drive across country you can see how diverse and beautiful this country is. I have traveled to Spain, Ireland, Mexico, British and American Virgin Islands. Every country is beautiful, and I give thanks to our God who has given us a beautiful home to live in.
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