Counseling Center Staff Members
Laura Finkelstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Laura Finkelstein is a Counseling Psychologist who received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Denver. She has worked in counseling centers across the country as a Staff Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator. Dr. Finkelstein's clinical interests include trauma, relationship issues and breakups, men's issues, group therapy, and multiculturally-affirming counseling. Dr. Finkelstein's therapeutic approach is integrative and includes components of interpersonal process, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Patricia (Pattie) Kim, Ph.D.
Psychological Counselor & Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Patricia (Pattie) Kim is a Counseling Psychologist who received her M.A. and Ed.M. from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. from Fordham University. Before coming to Marymount University, she had various clinical experiences ranging from inpatient units, community mental health centers, the VA in NJ, and Howard University. Dr. Kim's clinician interests lie in trauma, family concerns, healthy relationships, and diversity. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, combining relational-cultural theory with mindfulness and behavioral techniques.
Kara B. King, LCSW
Ms. King is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her B.A. in English from Colgate University and her Master of Social Work degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Ms. King’s previous clinical experience includes working as a therapist at First Home Care, a mental health agency in DC, and as a social worker in two DC public schools. Ms. King practices from an integrative perspective, drawing from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal psychotherapy theories. Areas of particular clinical interest include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal and relationship challenges, disordered eating, body image concerns, identity development, abuse and trauma.
Ricardo Phipps, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Dr. Ricardo Phipps began serving as Assistant Director of Student Counseling Services in August 2018. He previously taught in Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs at La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) and the University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, TX). Also having worked in university counseling centers at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and Cheyney University (Cheyney, PA), Dr. Phipps is a licensed professional counselor with a wide range of clinical experience. He utilizes narrative approaches as his primary theoretical orientation and is especially interested in working with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds and with clients who are recovering from traumatic experiences.
Whitney Spears, Psy.D., LCP
Dr. Whitney Spears is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.S. and Psy.D. from Georgia Southern University. She has completed her training, including internship and post-doctoral residency, in various counseling center settings. Dr. Spears’ therapeutic approach is integrative and includes emotion-focused, interpersonal process, feminist, and cognitive-behavioral theories. Areas of clinical interest include disordered eating and body image, anxiety, sexual violence and trauma, multicultural concerns, gender and sexual minority concerns, women’s issues, and interpersonal challenges.
Analisse Reyes, M.A.
Psychological Counselor & Training Coordinator
Ms. Reyes is a psychological counselor who received her B.A. in Psychology at Walsh University and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. Prior to Marymount, she worked as a family therapist for a non-profit mental health agency in Washington D.C. that provides services to under-privileged populations. Ms. Reyes practices from a combination of family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, multicultural, and interpersonal therapeutic approaches. Areas of particular clinical interest include anxiety, depression, interpersonal and relationship challenges, identity development, trauma, and cross-cultural treatment.