Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Abisola Gallagher-Hobson, Ed.D., Director of Counseling & Wellness Services

Dr. Gallagher-Hobson earned a Bachelor's degree with honors in Psychology at Northeastern Illinois University, a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She is a cognitive-behavioral therapist with a New Jersey license to practice psychotherapy. Her professional interests include empowerment, diversity issues (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/identity, religion, class and disability), spirituality/religion, sexual abuse/assault, anger management, depression, and anxiety.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Alissa Koval-Dhaliwal, Ph.D.

Dr. Koval-Dhaliwal earned her Bachelor's degree at Oberlin College in Ohio, where she majored in Psychology and in Women's Studies.  She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and is licensed as a psychologist in the state of New York.  Her professional interests include racial and ethnic identity development, cultural competency, adoption-related issues, body image and eating struggles, learning disabilities, LGBTQ concerns, oppression and empowerment, and survivors of sexual abuse/assault.  She draws upon multiple theories and techniques to assist her clients, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Emile Berk, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Berk is a psychotherapist and the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program coordinator at NJCU’s Counseling Center and has worked in an array of college counseling centers since 2011. He aims to create a safe and authentic space where emotional insight, behavioral change, and personal growth can develop. He focuses on how people conceptualize their experiences, dilemmas, and identities, as well as the impact of their childhood and family history. Dr. Berk places a strong emphasis on recognizing strengths, being your true self in therapy, and the therapeutic relationship. His clinical interests include complex trauma, multicultural stress, depression, and anxiety disorders.
 
Jennifer Mullan, Psy.D.

Dr. Mullan completed her B.A. in Psychology at New Jersey City University, with a certification to teach Elementary Education.  She received her Master's degree in Counseling and Community Agencies at New York University, The Steinhardt School of Education, graduating magna cum laude.   She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her professional interests include complex and intergenerational trauma, group psychotherapy, diversity issues, creative art therapy, child and adolescent development, men and masculine ideologies, spiritual ways of knowing, and treatment of childhood sexual abuse.

Veronica Baker, B.S.

Before joining us as an administrative assistant at the Counseling Center, Ms. Baker worked in the Financial Aid office.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice online at Kaplan University, and is working on an online Master's degree in Psychology at Northcentral University.  In the future she would like to become a counselor to help people who suffer from depression and low self-esteem.

 

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