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Meet our staff

Our counselors draw upon their professional training, formal education and experiences to address the unique mental, emotional, spiritual and relational needs of each person. In addition to the specialties highlighted in their profiles, our counselors are well-equipped to serve people with an array of presenting issues. While we are committed to a Christian perspective in approaching mental health issues, we are also sensitive to perspectives of other belief systems, regularly counseling people of other faiths and those who do not identify with a faith tradition. 

 

Administration directory | Counselor directory

Counselor profiles

 


Administration directory

All extensions refer to 212-370-0475

Cha, Judy

Director

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Cha, Peter

Clinical Supervisor

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Halzen, Jolene

Operations Manager

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Jaramillo, Taylor

Administrative Assistant

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Kehlenbrink, Lois

Clinical Supervisor

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Lee, Ellen

Clinical Supervisor

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Smith, Ashley

Bookkeeper

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Sung, Anita

Services and Communications Coordinator

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Terrell, Missy

Finance and Project Manager

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Wen, Olimpio

Program Director

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Counselor directory

Unless otherwise specified, all counselors meet clients at the main Redeemer office, 1166 Avenue of the Americas. All extensions refer to 212-370-0475

 

Beidel, Rebecca

 

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Brueck, Rosalin

 

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Buechele, Ashley

 

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Calderon, Josue

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Calgaro, Deahna

1166 Avenue of the Americas

and Brooklyn

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Cha, Judy

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Cha, Peter

 

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Chiu, Hilary

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Choi, Shine

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Choi, Tina

 

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Chu, Christine

 

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Connery Smith, Debra

1166 Avenue of the Americas

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Corbo, Raymond 

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Corti, Daniel

 

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Darrell, Nick

1166 Avenue of the Americas

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Dawson, Eric

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Dokun, Chanel

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Dorrow, Joanne

 

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Foran, Linda

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Fung, Angela

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Gill, Lauren

 

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Glerup, Kate

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Huang, Jeanne

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James, Jyothi

 

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Kehlenbrink, Lois

 

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Kim, Elena

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Kuiken, Dale

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Kusasira, Audrey

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Kyle, Mary Elizabeth

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Lee, Ellen

1166 Avenue of the Americas

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Lopez, Tony

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McLean, Sharon

 

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Ngeow, Evelyn

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Park, Michelle

 

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Perez, Shay-Lee

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Pham, Victoria

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Reinhold, Julie

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Schaefers, Lorraine

1166 Avenue of the Americas

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Singleton, Ellen

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Speiller, Laura

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Steenkamp, Natasha

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Terrell, Missy

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Wen, Olimpio

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Yoon, Ralph

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Counselor Profiles

 

Rebecca Beidel, LMFT

Counselor

Rebecca Beidel holds a master’s in marriage and family therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Married to a pastor and church planter for over 20 years, she has a long history of counseling and teaching in the church context. Rebecca counsels premarital and married couples, individuals and families on many issues including depression, grief, anxiety, communication and relational conflict. She is also interested in working with ministry and missionary families on issues of boundaries, compassion fatigue and burnout. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Rebecca enjoys camping and canoeing with her husband and four children, seeing great films, visiting museums, and cooking all kinds of ethnic foods.

 

Rosalin Brueck, LMHC

Counselor

Rosalin Brueck holds her undergraduate degree from Fordham University and her master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Rosalin works with individuals and couples addressing a variety of issues including anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and mood disorders. She is trained in EMDR and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Rosalin and her husband, Paul, attend Trinity Presbyterian Church - Rivertowns in Hastings-on-Hudson. She enjoys volunteering for Avail NYC and Stoked Mentoring, traveling, snowboarding, surfing, reading, and writing.

 

Ashley Buechele, M.A.

Counselor

Ashley Buechele completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, and she holds a master’s in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She received additional training in counseling through an internship at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in suburban Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a counselor, Ashley worked on Wall Street, specifically in private equity and real estate finance. Ashley works with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. She counsels in areas including abuse, depression, boundaries, self-image, relationships and addictions. Ashley has led support groups focused on addictions and boundaries and has taught the class, “How People Change.” Ashley is married to Greg, and they have two children. Ashley enjoys photo-documentary work and has a small photography business. She also enjoys good food, travel and exploring new neighborhoods of New York City.

 

Josue Calderon, M.A.

Counselor

Josue earned his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries from Nyack College and received his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he counsels individuals, couples and families dealing with conflict resolution, relationship difficulties, and issues stemming from one's family of origin. He enjoys working with children and parents through play therapy. From his former work as an Admissions Counselor at a Christian college, Josue is experienced in helping individuals with career planning and stress management. Josue is bilingual (fluent in Spanish). He is passionate about journeying with people as they seek healing. Josue is very active in his local church serving in the youth ministry. He enjoys spending time with friends, family, exploring new places, and trying new foods!

 

Deahna Calgaro, M.A.

Counselor

Deahna Calgaro holds a master’s in counseling from Geneva College. Her graduate training specialized in marriage and family counseling. Deahna is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a nationally certified counselor. Before moving to New York, Deahna worked in private practice for four years in Pittsburgh where she also participated with the Christian Counselors Collaborative, serving clients and helping in the training of graduate interns. Deahna counsels individuals, couples and families. Her areas of interest include sexual abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, codependency, depression and anxiety, and relationship issues surrounding communication, boundaries and intimacy. Deahna and her husband, Scott, enjoy  good food, reading and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Judy Cha, Ph.D., LMFT

Director

Judy Cha holds a Master of Arts and Religion in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University. She has also received additional training in marriage and family therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. She is a bilingual counselor (Korean), licensed in marriage and family therapy by the state of New York. Judy specializes in the areas of relationships, self-image and multicultural issues. She has led seminars and workshops related to marriage, parenting and self-image. Judy has been at Redeemer since 1998, and is married to Peter Cha. She enjoys playing cello and piano and spending time with her two daughters.

 

Peter Cha, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor and Counselor 

Peter Cha holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has received additional training in marriage and family therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. He is licensed in marriage and family therapy in the state of New York. Peter is also an adjunct professor at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, N.Y. Peter’s areas of specialty include marital and premarital counseling, sexual addictions, multicultural issues, anger issues, identity issues, anxiety, depression and spiritual formation. He is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the seminar director and trainer for the Prepare/Enrich inventory. Peter is a member of Redeemer and has attended since 1998. He has been married to Judy for over 20 years and they have two daughters. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, woodworking, cycling and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Hilary Chiu, M.A.

Counselor

Hilary Chiu earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University in Human Resource Management, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Hilary works with individuals, couples, families. She is passionate about helping people in all stages of life through conflict resolution, forgiveness, stress management and grief. She especially enjoys working with children and adolescents to address problems with bullying, friendship/relationship issues and self-image. Hilary is a member of Chinese Christian Church of New Jersey where she served the youth ministry for seven years. Her interests include learning new languages, salsa dancing and pottery.

 

Shine Choi, M.A.

Counselor

Shine graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies at Cairn University. She loves working with both individuals and groups, focusing on various issues such as depression, anxiety, stress-management, bereavement, and chronic disease. As a pastor’s wife, she has experience working alongside children and youth for many years. Shine also grew up in the Philippines as a missionary’s kid, and is able to speak Korean and Tagalog fluently. She currently attends New Creation Fellowship where her husband serves as an assistant pastor. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter. 

 

Tina Choi, LMSW

Counselor

Tina Choi holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. She also studied English literature at the University of Virginia. She has many years of experience supporting individuals affected by abuse and trauma. Tina is particularly interested in helping individuals experiencing relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, depression and anxiety. Tina is trained in crisis pregnancy and post-abortion counseling through the Called to Care model in the United Kingdom. She has also provided professional training in the areas of sexual assault and relationship violence. Tina is a member of Redeemer and enjoys being part of a vibrant Christian community. Tina also enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter. 

 

Christine Chu, LCSW

Counselor

Christine Chu holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Illinois State University, and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. Christine has been practicing in various settings, including community mental health agencies, and addressing concerns with individuals, families and children. Christine has worked with presenting concerns including, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis. She has completed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Team training in 2012, and has worked with individuals and groups using DBT. Christine and her husband, Grant, have been members of Calvary Baptist Church since 1996. They like go to salt water fishing trips.

 

Debra Connery Smith, LMFT

Counselor

Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nyack College’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Nyack, NY, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as Business Administration from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Debra is a guest lecturer at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY, and also a Seminar Director and trainer for the Prepare/Enrich inventory. She has a passion for people and a heart for those who are hurting. Her clientele include individuals, marital and pre-marital couples, siblings, and families: both traditional and step-families. She counsels clients through challenges with anxiety, communication, conflict resolution, depression, infidelity, trauma, marital gridlock, life transition, parenting, boundaries, and conflict resolution. Debra and her husband, Sean, have four teenagers. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and working with teens and college students as a mentor. Debra is an active member of Fishkill Baptist Church in Fishkill, NY.

 

Raymond Corbo, M.A.

Counselor

Raymond holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY, where he was the recipient of the Clinical Skills Award. He completed a B.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Valley Forge Christian College. Raymond works with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, sexual addiction, identity issues, and infidelity. As a family counselor, he works with couples on conflict resolution and trust issues. He also enjoys working with children and teenagers. Raymond and his wife Heather have two young children, and they both are active members of their church in Hackensack, NJ, where he volunteers with the youth ministry.

 

Daniel Corti, M.A.

Counselor

Daniel Corti holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Nyack College. Daniel worked for the Counseling Services at Nyack College where he assisted individuals with issues pertaining to depression and anxiety, sexual issues, identity, career planning, and relationship challenges. He also counsels in areas of  self image, addictions, abuse, career/job stress and more. Daniel has run group therapy for couples and instructed a Group Therapy class. He also works with children and families and was a Family Service Specialist for the State of New Jersey. Daniel is a member of All Souls Community Church, a church plant under the Redeemer umbrella, which he helped to launch. He enjoys exercise related activities, and also enjoys travel and exploration, along with cooking and hospitality.  

 

Nick Darrell, MAR

Counselor

Nick Darrell completed a bachelor’s in English and Spanish at University of Massachusetts Amherst before obtaining a master’s in religion from Westminster Theological Seminary, where he studied counseling and Biblical studies. Prior to becoming a counselor, he worked in publishing as an editor in a nonfiction books division. Nick counsels people through challenging relationships, suffering and destructive patterns. He works with individuals, couples and families, as well as adolescents. He is particularly drawn to counseling people who struggle with relationship problems, anxiety, sexual issues and difficult family histories. While attending Redeemer, Nick met Sandi, his wife of over 10 years. They have a daughter and a son. His hobbies include listening to live music, playing guitar, learning about technology, and discussing books, films and current events.

 

Eric Dawson, LMSW

Counselor

Eric Dawson holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He completed his undergraduate degrees in History and English at Hope College in Michigan. Eric works with both individuals and couples, focusing on a variety of subjects including addiction, co-dependency, social anxiety, depression and trauma. Eric has published research in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He believes in supportive, collaborative therapy, and practices from an insight-oriented framework. Eric is especially interested in the relationship between purpose, motivation and faith. He and his wife enjoy traveling, going to the theater, watching sports, poetry, and hiking. They attend Trinity Grace Church in Chelsea.

 

Chanel Dokun, M.A.

Counselor

Chanel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Biola University in English and Biblical Studies, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. As a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator, Chanel provides premarital counseling and marriage enrichment. In addition to her work with couples, she also provides therapy for individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, grief management, relational conflict, sexual dysfunction, work/life balance and emotion regulation. Chanel is a certified Paterson Center LifePlan Facilitator helping people thrive by discovering and living out God's unique plan for their lives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, a practicing psychiatrist, and their son.

 

Joanne Dorrow, M.S.

Counselor

Joanne Dorrow holds a Masters of Counseling in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Francisco State University. She is licensed in New Jersey, and has been practicing there, along with California and New York, for the past 30 years.  Being EFT trained, she specializes in working with couples, and she is also EMDR trained and is experienced in working with individuals recovering from trauma.  Her other areas of counseling expertise expand to topics such as sexual brokenness, depression and anxiety.  Married for 35 years with two grown daughters, Joanne enjoys time with her family and friends, including tennis, swimming and skiing with her husband. Worship, healing prayer and attending small group Bible study are also vital to her personal and professional life. She plays piano and loves music and the arts.  Raised in Japan, she likes learning from and being with people of other cultures, and enjoys being in nature.  

 

Linda Foran, LMFT

Counselor

Linda Foran holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, and she is licensed in marriage and family therapy by the state of New York. Linda counsels with couples, families and individuals struggling with issues of anxiety, conflict resolution, sexual addiction, step-family adjustments, grief and loss. Prior to becoming a counselor, Linda taught Bible Study Fellowship in New York City for 10 years. Linda and her husband, Bob, have two adult sons. They are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and co-lead a couples community group. Linda’s hobbies include cooking, gardening, tennis and golf.

 

Angela Fung, M.A.

Counselor

Angela Fung holds an undergraduate degree from New York University and her master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She works with individuals, couples, and groups addressing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and disordered eating. Her years of experience in lay counseling for couples and individuals have shaped her approach to client centered counseling.  Angela is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).  In addition to being a counselor, Angela is a high school Spanish teacher with over 13 years of experience. She is fluent in Spanish and Korean. Angela and her husband, Jonathan, have been married since 2004 and have two children. They attend Remnant Church where they each lead a small group. Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys whether it is making music, dancing, or going to the park.

 

Lauren Gill, M.Ed.
Counselor

Lauren has a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University. Lauren received her clinical experience at Harlem Hospital working with women and couples in their day treatment program.  Lauren counsels individuals and couples though anxiety, depression, career issues, and those working through difficult relationships. She has experience working with couples on topics such as communication, forgiveness and marital flourishing in Redeemer's Marriage Checkup class. She has also worked with individuals on career issues through the Center for Faith & Work teaching them why God values the work they do in their day to day lives.  She has been a New Yorker for 13 years, a Redeemer attender for 10 years and was a member of Redeemer's 2009 Gotham Fellowship class.

 

Kate Glerup, Ph.D.

Counselor

Kate holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University. She specializes in the areas of substance abuse and addictions, including behavioral addictions, anxiety, depression, dysfunctional family issues, grief, PTSD, adolescent issues and young adult (single or married) issues. Kate has additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling, and also as a spiritual director from The Vincentian Center for Spirituality and Work in Denver, Colorado. She is also a trained facilitator for “Walking the Mourners Path, a grief recovery program. As an adjunct professor for Eastern University in Philadelphia, Kate teaches the addictions course for their doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy. When not rooting for the Denver Broncos football team, Kate and her husband Mike, enjoy walking their dog, hiking, backpacking and traveling extensively. 

 

Jeanne Huang, LMFT

Counselor

Jeanne Huang completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, and her undergraduate degree in International Studies and French from the University of Washington. In Los Angeles, she received her training with a community based health organization working with youth and families. After receiving her license, Jeanne worked in her hometown of Seattle, WA with a multidisciplinary medical clinic providing counseling for all ages. She also maintained a private practice working primarily with individuals and couples. Jeanne enjoys counseling in areas that include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, life transitions, mindfulness, stress management, relationship issues and marital problems. After a long distance relationship, Jeanne and her husband Jason tied the knot, moving Jeanne out to The Big Apple. They enjoy exploring NYC, cooking together, tennis, rock climbing and hot yoga.  

 

Jyothi James, MHC

Counselor

Jyothi James received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a mental health therapist and is a national certified counselor. Jyothi has a certificate in trauma and grief counseling and extensive experience working with victims of sexual abuse. As a certified Prepare and Enrich Counselor, she also provides counseling for dating, engaged, and married couples. Jyothi is experienced in helping clients with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, trauma, life transitions, identity crisis, and sex offenders. Jyothi and her husband attend Grace NYC in the Upper West Side, where her husband is a church planting intern. They have been in pastoral ministry for several years. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her yellow Labrador retriever.

 

Lois Kehlenbrink, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor and Counselor

Lois Kehlenbrink holds a Master of Science degree in family counseling from Iona College and has had additional training in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She is trilingual (German and Spanish) and licensed by the state of New York as a marriage and family therapist. She has also been trained as a Christian conciliator with the Institute for Christian Conciliation. Lois specializes in spiritual formation, identity, self-image, mediation, depression, anxiety, and premarital and marital counseling. She has led seminars and taught classes at Redeemer including “How People Change,” and “Helping Others Change,” and “Responding to Conflict Biblically.” Lois has been a guest speaker at women’s conferences in Mexico and Germany and has worked with the Westchester Correctional Institute. Lois is a long-time member of Redeemer and enjoys cooking, entertaining and being involved in her community, as well as spending time with her two daughters.

 

Elena Kim, M.A.

Counselor

Elena received a Bachelors and Masters of Arts in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She counsels individuals in areas including general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, suicidality, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, and relationships. Along with that, she is also pursuing her Philosophy of Doctorate at Fordham University's Counseling Psychology department. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of spirituality and how it can assist patients in their recovery from mental illnesses. She has given numerous research presentations on this topic at national psychological conventions. Prior to becoming a counselor, Elena worked as a management consultant and research analyst on Wall Street. Elena is married, has two children, and enjoys physical activities, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

 

Dale Kuiken, M.A.

Counselor

Dale Kuiken holds her undergraduate degree in nursing from Columbia University. She holds a Master of Arts in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming a counselor, Dale worked as a registered nurse for over 15 years. As a nurse, Dale worked extensively with children suffering with psychiatric disorders and behavioral issues. Dale has experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, psychiatric disorders, divorce recovery and spiritual formation. She has also taught the course, “How People Change,” at her church. Dale attends Emergence in Totowa, N.J., a culturally relevant, gospel-centered, missional church. She enjoys spending time with her friends and her three adult children. She enjoys reading and time spent in the great outdoors.

 

Audrey Kusasira, M.S.

Counselor

Audrey Kusasira holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester. Audrey works with individuals, couples and families addressing a variety of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, eating disorders, sexuality and infidelity. In the past Audrey has provided outpatient treatment at Strong Family Therapy Services, Women's Behavioral Health Services and Strong Fertility Center in Rochester New York. She also provided in-home treatment with Youth Villages in Boston Massachusetts. Audrey enjoys traveling, different ethnic cuisines, exercise, dancing, reading, writing and singing. She currently volunteers at Avail NYC, and attends Hillsong NYC church.

 

Mary Elizabeth Kyle, M.A.

Counselor

Mary Elizabeth Kyle holds a master's degree in Social Work from Southern Adventist University. She works with individuals, couples and families dealing with conflict resolution, relationship difficulties, and issues stemming from one's family of origin. She is certified in Prepare Enrich and Anger Management. Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Jeff, have a young son, John David, and a dog, Phoebo. They enjoy Broadway shows, eating good food, and taking walks in new neighborhoods!  

 

Ellen Lee, LMHC

Clinical Supervisor and Counselor

Ellen Lee holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies from Cornell University. She also has an advanced certificate in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling Educational Foundation. Ellen is licensed in New York State as a Mental Health Counselor. She is bilingual (Korean) and bicultural. She works with individuals, couples and families with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, self-image, and premarital and marital counseling. She has many years of experience teaching “How People Change” and “Helping Others Change.” Ellen is a member of All Souls Community Church with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling, reading, classical music, good food and spending time with friends and family.

 

Tony Lopez, MHC

Counselor

Tony Lopez holds two master’s degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first is in forensic psychology and the second is in forensic mental health counseling. He also holds a third master’s degree in religion with a specialization in theology and apologetics from Liberty University. He has currently completed a third of an Educational Leadership Doctorate program from Liberty University. In New York State, Tony holds a mental health counselor limited permit. He is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. He works with individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of issues including depression, relationship issues, anxiety, self-image, addictions, and premarital counseling. Prior to becoming a counselor, Tony was a university administrator who lead a multicultural leadership program. In the past, Tony has served both as a youth and college minister. In his spare time, Tony enjoys reading, running, traveling, learning languages, trying new foods, martial arts, watching action and comedy movies, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Sharon McLean, Ed.S., LMFT

Counselor 

Sharon McLean holds an Ed.S degree in marriage and family therapy from Seton Hall University. She is licensed as a New York marriage and family therapist. Her work experience includes private practice, community mental health agencies, and education. Sharon specializes in depression, anxiety, adolescent, couples and family therapy. She has served as president of the Association for the Advancement of Family Therapy in New Jersey. She is also a certified Imago relationship counselor and holds teaching and school counseling certifications in New Jersey and New York. Sharon is married to her husband, Max. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren. She enjoys biking, theater, reading, entertaining, and having meals with family and friends. Sharon lives in Manhattan and has attended Redeemer since 1999, where she serves as a deaconess. 

 

Evelyn Ngeow, LCSW

Counselor

Evelyn Ngeow holds an undergraduate degree in English from Cornell University and a master's degree in social work from Columbia University School of Social Work. She received additional training in couples and family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York. From her previous experience working as a social worker, Evelyn has developed a collaborative and supportive style of working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and relational conflict. Additionally, Evelyn has extensive experience working with adolescents and families in crisis. Prior to counseling, Evelyn worked as an editor at a publisher of reference books for the school library market. Evelyn attends Trinity Grace Church, Upper West Side, and enjoys traveling, going to the theatre, and learning languages. 
 

Michelle Park, LMFT

Counselor

Michelle Park holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She works with individuals, couples and families on a broad range of topics, some of which include anxiety, depression, boundaries, conflict resolution, communication, affair recovery, grief, life transitions, parenting and post-abortive issues. She is a seminar director for the Prepare-Enrich Assessment and is a Gottman 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Educator. She is also an adjunct professor for the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY for their Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Michelle and her husband, Sam, have planted a church in Queens with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, where her husband is lead pastor. They have been married since 2003 and have been blessed with two beautiful girls. She is passionate about faith, family, food, relationships, music, laughing and mentoring.

 

Shay-Lee Perez, Psy.D.

Counselor

Shay-Lee Perez holds a graduate degree from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University and her undergraduate degree from Barnard College. She is a licensed bilingual (Spanish) Clinical Psychologist in New York State. As a clinical psychologist, she works with adults, adolescents, children and families who are seeking assistance with mental health wellness. Her specialties are in the areas of early childhood mental health, trauma, childhood developmental delays, parent-child relationship issues, adolescent issues, parenting, depression, anxiety and career planning. Shay-Lee is also an adjunct professor in the Youth and Family Studies Department at Nyack College. Along with that, she is a consultant to schools and churches in the New York City area, and is on staff with Prepare to Change, an organization that provides executive coaching and pre-employment/post employment assessments. Shay-Lee and her husband Anthony have been married for over sixteen years and have one young daughter. They have been faithful attenders of a Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Manhattan, NY, where they serve as directors of the Youth Ministry.

 

Victoria Pham, M.A.

Counselor

Victoria Pham holds a Master of Arts in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. Victoria counsels individuals and couples on various areas including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and premarital and marital counseling. In addition, she is a bilingual counselor (Korean). Prior to becoming a counselor, Victoria worked as a Certified Public Accountant and served as a college pastor. Victoria and her husband, Michael, have been married since 2005, and have worked together in various ministries. She loves exploring the city, reading, and traveling.

 

Julie Reinhold, Psy.D.

Counselor

Julie holds a Doctor of Psychology in clinical/school psychology from Pace University and is a New York state licensed psychologist. Julie sees clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, impulsivity, emotional sensitivity, intense emotions and personality disorders. She has expertise in dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral approaches. Julie helps clients learn to regulate their moods, be more effective getting their needs met in relationships, and increase their ability to direct their thoughts and actions. Julie works with children and adults. In addition to individual counseling, she leads a weekly emotion regulation skills training group. Julie is married to Rico, and they have one daughter. She attends Resurrection Presbyterian Church, one of Redeemer’s church plants in Brooklyn.

 

Lorraine Schaefers, LMFT

Counselor

Lorraine Schaefers holds an undergraduate degree from Lesley College and a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She is licensed by the state of New York as a marriage and family therapist. She counsels with individuals, couples and adolescents on a large variety of areas including anxiety, depression, self-image, relationship struggles and more. Prior to coming to Redeemer Counseling Services, Lorraine worked at a women’s resource center and at Wayne Counseling and Family Services. She worked with families, couples and individuals. She has also led group therapy for individuals with alcohol addictions. She also has her certificate in massage therapy from the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Lorraine has been married over 30 years and has two grown sons. Lorraine loves to spend much of her time in the outdoors with her husband, either skiing, golfing, playing tennis or cooking with food from her garden.

 

Ellen Singleton, M.A.

Counselor

Ellen Singleton holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, a master’s degree in Youth and Family Ministries from John Brown University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mississippi College. She especially enjoys working with adolescents and college students and has many years of experience supporting adolescents and families. She works with individuals and families with a broad range of issues including depression, divorce adjustment, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and self-image. Ellen is a member of the downtown congregation of Redeemer. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with friends, and cheering for the Ole Miss Rebels. 

 

Laura Speiller, MFT

Counselor

Laura Speiller holds a Master’s in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Urban Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary, and has received certification in Spiritual Direction from North Park Theological Seminary. Laura specializes in marital therapy and works with vocational ministry leaders and couples seeking to harmonize relationships, ministry and life. She has completed training in EFT and Prepare/Enrich. She also counsels individuals on issues including anxiety, depression, self-concept, codependency, and counterproductive thought processes. Prior to becoming a counselor, Laura worked in Christian ministry for over 15 years and has led numerous seminars, workshops, and groups in the areas of marriage and relationship skills and spiritual formation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, exploring nature trails and parks, formative reading, and playing Eurogames.

 

Natasha Steenkamp, M.A.

Counselor

Natasha Steenkamp graduated with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary Graduate School of Counseling. She works with individual clients on a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, shame, interpersonal struggles, sexual abuse, trauma as well as other mental health diagnoses. Drawing from her personal journey of grief following the tragic and sudden loss of her younger brother in 2011, Natasha specializes in helping clients who have suffered various losses. She facilitates grief support groups and grief workshops aimed at providing psycho-education and compassionate support. In addition to her passion for counseling, Natasha also enjoys teaching at college level and holds a certification in Adult Education. She previously served as an adjunct faculty in the psychology and counseling program at Pillar College in New Jersey. She also has a heart for working with disadvantaged communities and has been volunteering her time and skills at the Bowery Mission Women's Center since 2011. Natasha and her husband, Henri, are active members of Grace Chapel in Bedminster, N.J.  Natasha enjoys traveling, photography, visiting art museums and learning about art history. Originally from South Africa, Natasha is an enthusiastic rugby and cricket supporter.

 

Missy Terrell, MHC

Counselor

Missy Terrell completed her undergraduate work in business administration at the University of Texas in Austin, and her masters in counseling at Seton Hall University. In addition to working with individuals on a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, and self-image, Missy also helps couples preparing for marriage. As a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory, Missy offers individual career coaching as well as career assessment workshops. She is a certified financial counselor and provides both one-on-one sessions and budgeting workshops. Missy is a transplanted southerner, having lived in Texas and Georgia before New York. Missy is married to Bruce, and they have two adult children. She enjoys biking, reading and traveling.

 

Olimpio Wen, D.Min.

Program Director, Counselor and Career Counselor

Olimpio Wen's clinical training includes a dual background in pastoral/biblical counseling (M.Div., Th.M.), and marriage and family therapy (D.Min, AMFT). He works with various issues associated with urban professional life and relationships, focusing on lifestage/career transitions, addiction and abuse recovery, and grief. Olimpio completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and holds an M.Div. from The Master's Seminary, a Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an M.A. from Fordham University, and a Doctor of Ministry in marriage and family therapy from Gordon-Conwell. Olimpio is also an experienced career counselor and trainer with coaching certification with the UC Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (Haas/Center for Executive Education). He is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and the EQi/EQ360 emotional intelligence assessments. Olimpio has been a member of Redeemer for over 12 years and lives with his wife on Roosevelt Island.

 

Ralph Yoon, M.A.

Counselor

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