JODI N. LICHT, PSY.D.
Senior Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services
Dr. Licht earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at 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 and Career Services at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Dr. Licht has a private practice in Manhattan and is the co-author of a section in the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM).
Disability Service Specialist
Natasha has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Clark University in Worcester, MA and Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Communication, Music (Minor) from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining LIM College, Natasha worked at Queens College as the Program Director for the Disability Student Support Services TRIO Grant. In this position Natasha oversaw the operations, services, activities, and budget of the grant for enrolled students with disabilities. Prior to working at Queens College, Natasha worked for Urban Strategies as the Site Director. There she provided a variety of services to children to assist with their day to day living. Currently, Natasha also mentors high school students to help them with their pursuit of higher education.
Counseling and Accessibility Services Manager
Ms. Jones is the Counseling & Accessibility Services Manager at LIM College. Ms. Jones received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining LIM College, Ms. Jones worked at Contemporary Guidance Services as a Job Developer helping adults with developmental and learning disabilities find and maintain employment. Ms. Jones 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, Ms. Jones 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, Ms. Jones worked for several years as a Sales Manager at Diesel. At Diesel, Ms. Jones developed, trained and supervised the sales force, maintained inventory procedures and worked to maximize merchandising efforts. Jennifer is in her final year getting her Masters in Public Health in Nutrition at New York University.
HEATHER O'LEARY, Ph.D
Part-time Licensed Psychologist
Heather earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, an MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University, and a BA in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a candidate in psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute.
Prior to joining LIM College as a Part-Time Licensed Psychologist, Heather had a range of clinical experiences throughout her training, with a significant focus on trauma, attachment, and diversity. She has previously provided clinical services at Counseling and Psychological Services at Fordham University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and various community clinics. In addition, Heather completed a clinical internship in the Office of Counseling & Accessibility Services (formerly known as the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services) at LIM College during the 2008-2009 academic year. Currently, Heather is also part-time Clinical Faculty at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education.
Julia, our Counseling Intern, is earning her PsyD in clinical psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Previously, she received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Adelphi University. Prior to coming to LIM College, she served in several mental-health and education-related roles, working with such organizations as CUNY Brooklyn College, Health+Hospitals/Metropolitan Hospital Center, the Henry Street Settlement, and the Nassau County Police Athletic League Special Needs Unit. Currently, Julia is part of a research lab examining the mechanisms that make therapy effective. Her previous areas of research have focused on the stigma of mental health, barriers to treatment in minority groups, and neurofeedback treatment for traumatic brain injuries.