Meet the Counseling Center Staff

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Counseling Center Staff

John Sherry, Ph.D. - Interim Director,  NJCU Counseling Center (he/him)

Dr. Sherry received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University, and his master's and doctorate from Fordham University.  He has over 25 years of experience as a clinician.  The majority of his clinical and academic work has focused on couples, family, and group therapy. His clinical and research interests include counselor training and development, with a special interest in experiential approaches to teaching and clinical supervision; these expanded throughout the years to a place of integrating psychodrama with more traditional approaches to clinical supervision. Dr. Sherry is very aware of the emotional, social, cultural, and academic challenges university students are up against and takes an integrative, relational approach in helping clients overcome patterns and find alternative ways of managing, coping, and dealing with the day-to-day issues they face.

Veronica Baker, B.S. - Office Manager (she/her)

Before joining us 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. She is an ally of the Gothic Knight Ally Safe Zone program and an active member of BAAFSSO, and enjoys working with our students to help them access the services they need.