Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

Rene Monteagudo, Ph.D.

Director, Counseling Ctr

rxm981@miami.edu

Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Licensed PsychologistIndiana UniversityPrior to joining the University of Miami Counseling Center, Dr. Monteagudo served as the Senior Associate Director - Director of Clinical Services at Florida Atlantic University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Originally from Miami, René received his Bachelor, Master and...

Kirt Patrick McClellan-Pacheco

Assoc. Director, Counseling Ctr

k.mcclellan@miami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerNew York UniversitySince obtaining his professional license in 1998 Mr. McClellan has worked in a variety of clinical settings including an acute care psychiatric hospital, an adolescent residential treatment center, a substance abuse treatment center and private practice. Mr. McClellan oversees various clinical...

Patricia Lobo Arena Ph.D.

Psychologist

p.arena@umiami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Licensed Clinical PsychologistUniversity of MiamiDr. Arena joined the Counseling Center in 2014. She completed her undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Miami with a focus on Adult Clinical and Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. Prior to returning to UM, Dr. Arena worked for Cherokee Health Systems, a community health...

Kisha Nicole Bazelais

Psychologist

knb32@miami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Licensed PsychologistBoston CollegeDr. Bazelais earned her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology at Boston College in 2011. After completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center, Dr. Bazelais went on to complete a two-year research postdoctoral fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. Prior to returning to UM, Dr....

Audrey A Cleary

Psychologist

a.cleary@miami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Licensed Clinical PsychologistUniversity of ArizonaDr. Cleary earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona, and completed both her pre-doctoral clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Miami Counseling Center. Prior to joining the UM Counseling Center, she worked with undergraduate and...

Amy Crandall

Psychology Resident

axc1631@miami.edu

Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Psychology ResidentNew Mexico State UniversityDr. Crandall earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University. Dr. Crandall earned her Ed.S. in School Psychology at Indiana State University and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. As a therapist, Dr. Crandall works with clients by integrating...

Gina Garrett

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

g.garrett@miami.edu

(305) 284-5415
Rhodes House
1204 Dickinson Dr
Room S17 (inactive)
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerUniversity of St. Thomas, MinnesotaPrior to joining the University of Miami Counseling Center, Ms. Garrett worked as a therapist for 8 years in community mental health clinic settings and school based mental health services in public high schools. Her areas of professional interest include working with mood and...

Aliya Ismail

Case Manager, Licensed

axi169@miami.edu

Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Licensed Mental Health CounselorUniversity of TorontoFrom Toronto to Miami to Lima, Peru, Ms. Ismail has been working with youth and young adults in underserved communities for over a decade. Oriented by a relational framework, Ms. Ismail integrates a strength-based, anti-oppressive approach to her therapeutic practice. Ms. Ismail earned her...

Emily Kerzin

Psychology Resident

exk334@miami.edu

Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Psychology ResidentAuburn UniversityDr. Kerzin has worked at three university counseling centers including centers at Auburn University, Columbus State University, and the University of Utah prior to joining the University of Miami Counseling Center in the Fall of 2016. Dr. Kerzin earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Auburn...

Natalie Kretsch

Psychology Resident

nxk319@miami.edu

Rhodes House
1204 Dickinson Dr
Psychology ResidentUniversity of Texas at AustinNatalie Kretsch earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service. Originally from the Boston area, she received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Brown...

Kimberly Brooke Martin

Asst. Director, Outreach Services

kmartin@miami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerIndiana UniversityMs. Martin joined the counseling center in 2010. Her clinical experience has been with various foster care and family service agencies in Indiana and South Florida. She has provided individual, group and family therapeutic services to children and adolescents in the dependency system. Ms. Martin...

Edward Rappaport

Psychologist-Training Director

erappaport@miami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Training Director and Licensed Clinical PsychologistFlorida State UniversityDr. Rappaport is the founding Training Director for our Predoctoral Internship Program in Professional Psychology. He is an Associate Professor and a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Psychology who has served as President of the Dade County Psychological...

Benjamin H Stocking

Psychology Resident

bhs56@miami.edu

Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Psychology ResidentUniversity of TennesseeDr. Stocking earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center. Prior to joining the University of Miami Counseling Center, he worked for two years in an intensive outpatient substance abuse...

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Psychiatric Providers

Carolyn M Drazinic

Associate Professor of Clinical

cmd240@miami.edu

(305) 355-9154
JMH - Mental Health Center
1695 NW 9th Ave
Room 3302D

Rachel Esther Neuhut

Asst. Professor of Clinical

rneuhut@miami.edu

(305) 243-2301
Professional Arts Center
1150 NW 14th St
Room 100

Anthony James Roberson

Assoc. Professor of Clinical

a.roberson@miami.edu

(305) 284-3666
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Dr. Roberson is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies. He completed the PhD in Nursing Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the MSN at the University of South Florida, and the undergraduate in nursing at St. Petersburg College. He also earned a Master of Science in...

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Interns

Onyinyechi Anukem

Doctoral Intern

oxa190@miami.edu

Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Onyinyechi Anukem is completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. She received a B.S. in Psychology and Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Psychology from Saint Louis University. Born in Nigeria, Onyinyechi has an interest in acculturation and adjustment, discrimination and...

Kelsey Ball

Doctoral Intern

kxb607@miami.edu

Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Kelsey is completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Howard University in Washington, DC. She completed a double major in Psychology and Music at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Having grown up in Bermuda, she has a particular interest in minority mental health and consistently advocates for holistic approaches to health...

Carolyn Lisa Rubenstein

Doctoral Intern

c.rubenstein@umiami.edu

(305) 284-3505
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr
Carolyn Rubenstein is completing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University and a M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. Carolyn utilizes an active collaborative approach with a focus on harnessing each individual’s unique strengths. She enjoys integrating...

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Practicum Students

Dorothy Addae

Practicum Student

 

Zamira Castro

Practicum Student

 

Samantha Lang

Practicum Student

 

Denise Marques

Practicum Student

 

Amina Simmons

Practicum Student

 

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Contract Staff

Francis J. Flynn

Psy.D.,CAP

Francis J. Flynn, Psy.D., CAP graduated from the University of Miami in 1967; a decade later, after completing a Master of Divinity degree in Systematic Theology, he returned to the University of Miami to begin graduate studies in Psychology, He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University and is a Certified Addictions Professional. Dr. Flynn served for eleven years as a supervising chaplain in the Florida prison system and has served as an adjunct professor in the UM Department of Religious Studies.

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Support Staff

Alice Marie Bailey

Office Assistant

abailey@miami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr

Edricka Denishia Grant

Secretary

e.grant1@miami.edu

(305) 284-5511
Counseling Center
5513 Merrick Dr

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