Staff Contacts

Counseling Center Staff Members


Laura Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President, Student Health & Well-Being

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.

Whitney Spears, Psy.D., LCP

Psychological Counselor

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.

Ricardo Phipps, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Psychological Counselor

Dr. Ricardo Phipps 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.

Chloe Koutsos, MS, NCC, LPC

Psychological Counselor

Ms. Chloe Koutsos is a psychological counselor who received her B.A. in Psychology in Hawai'i and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Koutsos is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as a National Certified Counselor. Ms. Koutsos has provided both individual and group therapy in different treatment settings addressing issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse concerns with children, adolescents, adults and families. Ms. Koutsos practices from an integrative approach which includes components of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. Areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social anxiety, peer conflict, disordered eating and substance use concerns.