Student Health & Wellness Services

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      Student Health and Wellness 

     Director:   Laura Fariss, MSN 

     Medical Director:   Neal Sullivan, MD

        Senior Office Assistant:   Angela Ortiz

 

Medical Staff:          Brenda, FNP

                              Mary, RN                                                    

Mental Health Counselors: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyson Bostwick, LMFT

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Education:

B.A.  Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapist, Antioch University Santa Barbara

Areas of Interest or Specialty:  stress/anxiety management, relationship issues, self-esteem building, assertiveness training/boundary setting, couples counseling, mood disorders, conflict resolution/mediation, performance/sports psychology,  crisis intervention and management, multicultural issues, developmental issues in adolescence and young adulthood, identity exploration and development.

 

Lacey Peters, LMFT

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Education:

B.S. Health Promotion, Community Health Education, Northern Arizona University

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapist, Antioch University Santa Barbara


Areas of Interest or Specialty:  Anxiety, mood disorders, mood dysregulation, addictive disorders, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, crisis intervention and management, relationship concerns, motivational interviewing, strength based interventions, resiliency and empowerment, developmental issues in adolescence and young adulthood, identity exploration and development.

 

Elizabeth Phillips, LCSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Education:  

University of Utah, MSW, UCSB, BFA, Modern Dance,

Carleton College, Latin American Studies

Languages: English and Spanish

Areas of Interest: Counseling college students who struggle with anxiety, family issues.  Counseling international students, multicultural counseling, Elder counseling, Somatic work with many years of teaching Yoga, Pilates, Dance.

 

Pallavi Kumar, AMFT

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Education:

B.A. Psychology, English and Geography, Lucknow University, India

M.A. Psychology, Lucknow University, India

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapist, Antioch University Santa Barbara, California

Languages: English and Hindi

Areas of Interest or Specialty: substance abuse and other addictive behaviors, addictive disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, multicultural issues, developmental issues in adolescence and young adulthood, identity exploration and development.

 

Katrina Pesl, MA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education:

BA in Global and International Studies, Minor in Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara 2012

MA in Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2018

Areas of Interest or Specialty: anxiety, depression, child and adolescent development, school issues, relationship issues, women's issues, trauma, self-harming, peer relationships, life transitions, family conflict, self esteem, grief, stress, loneliness, career counseling, codependency, coping skills, multicultural issues, divorce

 

Sean O'Connor, MA

Pronouns: He/his/his

Education:

B.A., English, University of Maryland   1989-1993

M.A., Psychology & Counseling, Goddard College   2011-2015

currently earning a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Meridian University   2015-present

Areas of Interest:

Anxiety and mood disorders, developmental issues in adolescence and young adulthood, identity exploration and development, life-purpose, relationship issues, multicultural issues, self-worth, crisis intervention and management.

 

Katy Magnani, MA, CATC IV

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education:

Brooks Institute of Photography - Commercial Advertising Photography B.A. 2006,

Antioch University Santa Barbara - Clinical Psychology M.A. 2016


Areas of Interest: Substance Abuse/Addictive Disorders, Depression and Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues

 

Rebecca (Becky) Bean, ASW

Pronouns: She, her, hers

Education:

UC Santa Cruz graduated 2007

Columbia University School of Social Work  graduated 2017

Areas of Interest or Specialty:

Mindfulness and stress management, trauma-informed care support groups, cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches, skills based psychotherapy,

empowerment based therapeutic interventions, re-entry counseling, somatic psychology, addressing relationship issues, identity and career exploration and development for young adults and adults.

 

Ali Laslett

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Education:

Aberdeen City College, Scotland.

Aberdeen Social Work Services, Scotland.

Kent County Council Social Work Services Unit, England.

Practicum Student, Santa Barbara City College, Addictive Disorders Program

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Alcohol and Drug Abuse and other addictive behaviors. Dual diagnosis. Family and Relationship issues. Codependency and Coping skills.

 

Meg Boyer, Psy Ph.D Candidate

Meg Boyer is a doctoral student with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology working with Dr. Collie Conoley. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Economics from Haverford College in 2014, and then worked as manager of the Emotion and Self-Control lab at the University of Michigan. Her current research pursuits explore the integration of positive psychology in psychotherapy, interpersonal processes in emotion regulation, and the therapeutic value of psychological assessment. Meg currently serves as manager of the Psychological Assessment Center at the UCSB Hosford Clinic and provides therapy in local university and college counseling settings. She is also an avid soccer player, kickboxing instructor, and student in Dynamic Circle Hapkido. Please feel free to contact her at mpboyer@ucsb.edu

Amanda Lopez, AMFT

Shannon Murry, AMFT

 

 

 

 

                              

         

                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

                         

                    

 


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