Student Life & Services
Office of Counseling & Wellness Services Staff
Jodi N. Licht, Psy.D.
Senior Director of Counseling & Wellness Services
Dr. Licht earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University and received additional Postdoctoral Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.
Dr. Licht has worked at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Mount Sinai Rape Crisis Intervention Program, Georgetown University Counseling Center and the Superior Courts of the District of Columbia. Before she joined the LIM College community, she was the Director of Counseling & Career Services at SUNY College at Old Westbury. She has a private practice in Manhattan and Little Neck, Queens. Dr. Licht is the co-author of a section in the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM).
Kelly Dearborn, MSEd
Disability Services Specialist / Counselor
Ms. Dearborn earned a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Counseling & Personnel Services from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Fine Art and Women’s Studies from Principia College. During her training, she interned as a Mental Health Counselor at EBC High School for Public Service in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Ms. Dearborn is currently completing her post-Masters requirements for New York State Licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
Prior to joining LIM College, Ms. Dearborn worked at Fordham University as the Director of Disability Services after serving for two years as the Disability Services Coordinator. Prior to working at Fordham, she was an Academic Advisement Counselor and First Year Experience Instructor at St. Francis College in the Office of Freshman Studies.
Erica Kestenbaum is the Counseling Intern at LIM College Counseling & Wellness Services. Erica is currently a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy. D) candidate at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Prior to attending Yeshiva University, Erica earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and Anthropology from Columbia University. Erica has worked as a therapeutic companion to adolescent inpatients at Queens Children's Psychiatric Center. Erica has worked in several research settings including: Dr. John Pachankin's research group on stigma and sexual orientation at Yeshiva University, and Dr. Yulia Landa's CBT for Psychosis intervention study at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Erica has also worked as a college hotline peer-counselor at Columbia University.
Counseling & Wellness Assistant
Jennifer Jones is the Counseling & Wellness Assistant at LIM College. Jennifer received her Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining LIM College, Jennifer worked at Contemporary Guidance Services as a Job Developer helping adults with developmental and learning disabilities find and maintain employment. Jennifer also worked as a Day Habilitation Counselor at City Access New York, a non-profit organization that assists adults with disabilities with their participation in schools and in the community. At that employment, Jennifer assisted with the content and delivery of the program to the diverse needs of people with disabilities as well as teaching math, reading, physical therapy and social skills. Before working with adults with special needs, Jennifer worked for several years as a Sales Manager at Diesel. At Diesel, Jennifer developed, trained and supervised the sales force, maintained inventory procedures and worked to maximize merchandising efforts.