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Meet The Counseling Center Staff

Senior Staff

Annette Molyneux

Annette Molyneux, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Students
Director, Office of Counseling & Health

Dr. Annette Molyneux brings over 30 years of professional experience to the Office of Counseling & Health. She is responsible for Drexel’s Counseling services, Health Center, Student Health Insurance and Immunization Office, Office of Victim Support & Intervention Services and Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health Education. She collaborates with Academic Departments, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of General Counsel, and sits on a number of committees to address issues that challenge the physical and mental health of members of our community. Before entering a University setting, Dr. Molyneux had spent many years as part of a large private practice, working as a Clinician and then regional supervisor.

Dr. Molyneux is a Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist and is also an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate Psychology courses. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University in 1971 and her Doctorate in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1980.

 Paul Furtaw

Paul Furtaw, Psy.D.

Associate Director of Counseling

Dr. Paul Furtaw joined Drexel University’s Counseling Center in November of 2013. For the previous nine years, Dr. Furtaw was affiliated with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Since 2006, he served as Director of Student Health and Counseling, leading a major restructuring of student health and wellness services, as well as expanding the graduate psychology training program. He is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey.

Dr. Furtaw has gained extensive experience in a wide range of practice settings and professional roles over the course of his 25-year career, beginning as a mental health worker with Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry in 1988, then serving as a team member on an inpatient community mental health unit in Ithaca, New York. Upon completing formal graduate study and advanced clinical training, including an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, he earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Rutgers University in 2003.

Dr. Furtaw was recruited to Drexel with the stated goal of further enhancing the University’s response on behalf of at-risk student populations, specifically through the development of programs that promote student well-being, resilience and “mental fitness” in the face of challenging academic and personal stressors. Toward this goal, Dr. Furtaw draws on his expertise in program planning and evaluation, organizational/systems consultation and sports/performance psychology to design initiatives that bolster students’ coping skills and social supports while still preserving students’ individual agency and autonomy. He strives to do so with equal amounts of humor and humility, having come to appreciate first-hand the seeming paradox that life’s hardest challenges often provide human beings their greatest opportunities for growth and overall excellence.

John Watson

John Watson, MS, NCC, LPC

Assistant Director of Counseling
Director of Alcohol, Other Drug, and Health Education

John came to Drexel in 1996 to work with the Student Support Services program before joining the Counseling Center as a Staff Counselor later that same year. While at Drexel John has come to develop a specific appreciation and respect for Drexel students. John has been heavily involved in alcohol and other drug initiatives and now serves as the Director of Alcohol, Other Drug, and Health Education as well as the Assistant Director of Counseling. He has expanded this experience and become involved in regional and national programs including serving as a member of the Planning Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education from 2003 – 2005 when he served as the Co-Chair of the National Meeting. In addition, from 2006 to 2013 John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

Currently John is the Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues. John also works a great deal with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students serving as a past advisor for LGBT student groups, working with students individually, and presenting at regional and national conferences on many topics including working with LGBT students. John is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Psychology and Health Services and Administration Departments. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University in 1989 and his Master of Science degree from Villanova University in 1996.

Tania Czarnecki

Tania Czarnecki, Psy.D.

Assistant Director of Counseling
Training Director

Dr. Tania Czarnecki joined Drexel University’s Counseling Center in November of 2010. Dr. Czarnecki is a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, and currently provides individual therapy, clinical supervision with interns and staff and is the Training Director at the Counseling Center. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an APA approved pre-doctoral internship at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, with outpatient training at The College of New Jersey.

Dr. Czarnecki has several years of clinical experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a diverse range of issues and clients, including chronic and persistent mental illness and trauma. Her clinical interests include developmental issues of early adulthood, multiculturalism, mindfulness, stress/anxiety management and trauma.

 Karin Arndt

Karin Arndt, Ph.D.

Staff Therapist

Dr. Karin Arndt joined the Counseling Center staff in September 2013, after relocating from Ithaca, NY, where she completed a postdoctoral residency at Cornell University’s counseling center. Prior to working at Cornell, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at the counseling center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In addition to her work in college counseling, Dr. Arndt has worked in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Her education is interdisciplinary, with a BA in English literature and psychology from Rutgers College, an MA in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Duquesne University (according to a “human science” model of psychology). She has studied philosophy, religion, sociology, and women’s studies at the graduate level as well.

Dr. Arndt enjoys working with a wide range of students but has a particularly strong interest in working with students struggling with concerns related to sexuality, spirituality, and identity-development. Her clinical approach is largely psychodynamic, though ultimately eclectic.

 Melissa McCausland

Melissa McCausland, Psy.D.

Staff Therapist

Dr. Melissa McCausland joined Drexel University’s Counseling Center in December of 2013. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. McCausland completed her pre-doctoral internship at Rider University, where she counseled undergraduate and graduate experiencing a range of difficulties. In addition, she has counseled students at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, Westminster Choir College, and Philadelphia University.

Much of Dr. McCausland’s work with students has been focused on using individual strengths to manage and overcome difficulties related to: adjustment, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. She believes that it is helpful to understand how life experiences have shaped the way that client’s view themselves, interact with others, and cope with challenges so that they can make positive changes in their life.

 Christine McGinnis

Christine McGinnis, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist
Group Coordinator

Dr. Christine McGinnis is a clinical psychologist and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She joined the Counseling Center staff in January of 2012 and had previously completed a clinical practicum here in 2009. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and completed a predoctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose and Castle Point NY where she provided clinical care for male and female veterans with PTSD, military sexual trauma, and readjustment issues..

Dr. McGinnis’ areas of specialty include veterans issues and sexual trauma. In addition to individual therapy, Dr. McGinnis offers weekly group therapy for women who have survived sexual assault. Dr. McGinnis holds a special interest in positive psychology and has previously offered group workshops for college students on happiness and life satisfaction. She also supervises practicum students and oversees the center’s group therapy program.

Scott Sokoloski

Scott Sokoloski, Ph.D.

Staff Therapist
Outreach Coordinator / Technology Coordinator

Dr. Scott Sokoloski received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology in 2007 from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, after completing his pre-doctoral internship at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He joined the staff of the Counseling Center in March of 2011, after spending 2 ½ years at the Counseling and Career Development Center of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA, and serving as their Web Site Coordinator. He also performed as a professional musician for 15 years. Currently Scott serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Counseling Center, and also develops and maintains the Center's web site. In addition, he is the liaison for Drexel's Residence Life Office, making himself available for appointments and consultations with Residence Life staff and Resident Assistants.

Scott considers himself to be a generalist, and is interested in working with a variety of clients, but some of his clinical interests include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Supervision and Training, Group Therapy, LGBTQ, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Vocational/Career Development, working with Non-Traditional Students, and the use of Creative Expression in counseling.

Administrative Staff

Linda Privetera

Linda Privetera

Business Manager
Counseling and Health Services

Linda joined the Drexel Community in 1998 and worked in the Office of the Dean of Students for two years before transferring to the Office of Counseling, Health & Wellness in May of 2000. Linda brings many organizational and managerial talents to her role as Office Coordinator. Linda is also the person responsible for scheduling all appointments at the Counseling Center. Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Temple University in 1988.

 Ashley Pugliese

Ashley Pugliese

Case Manager / Care Coordinator
Counseling and Health Services

Ashley joined the staff of the Counseling Center in July of 2013. She is a 2013 graduate of The University of Delaware, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During her time at The University of Delaware, Ashley served as a research assistant and trainer for the psychology department and also worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff member for emotional and behavioral needs students at a charter school in Wilmington, Delaware. Ashley will be responsible for scheduling all appointments at the Center City Counseling Center location. In addition, as the Case Manager for both campuses, Ashley will be assisting students with off-campus referrals and finding students appropriate after care treatment.

2014-2015 Counseling Center Trainees

Pre-Doctoral Interns

Michael DeAngelo

Michael DeAngelo, M.A., M.S.

Michael De Angelo is a pre-doctoral intern with Drexel University’s Counseling Center. His affiliation with Drexel is a partial requirement in the completion of his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology though LaSalle University. Mike completed a B.S. and an M.S. through St. Joseph’s University as well as an M.A. through LaSalle. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Mike worked as foster care social worker, group home coordinator, and a therapist. While in his current graduate program, Mike gained clinical practicum experience through St. Joseph’s Counseling and Psychological Services, The Center for Cognitive Therapy with the University of Pennsylvania, Cooper University Hospital, and the Veteran’s Affairs at Fort Dix, NJ. He has been fortunate to teach introductory and developmental psychology at the undergraduate level. Mike is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation, Web-based resources for women with postpartum depression, and he plans to defend his work this fall.

Mike’s research areas of interest include postpartum and general mood and anxiety concerns, the utilization of technology in the reduction of barriers to treatment, and perceptions of mental health. Mike considers himself to be a generalist, and his interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, supervision, group therapy, diversity and multiculturalism.

Rebecca Jorgensen

Becca Jorgensen, B.A.

Becca Jorgensen is a pre-doctoral intern in the process of completing her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Becca obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. While completing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a Home Health Aide with a wide variety of individuals, including those with Alzheimer’s disease, developmental disabilities, and mental illness. During her graduate work, Becca worked in a forensic setting completing psychosexual evaluations of sex offenders for the court. She has co-facilitated groups and provided individual therapy to adults with serious and persistent illnesses and adults with developmental disabilities. Last year, she discovered her passion for working with college students while completing a practicum at Minnesota State University Mankato’s counseling center.

Becca uses an integrative approach during therapy. In particular, she pulls from Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) theories. Becca considers herself to be a generalist and enjoys working with a variety of clients. Of special interest to her are eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, relationship concerns, couples work, and issues related to spirituality.


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Christine Wojnicz Christine Wojnicz, M.S.