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, LMHC 
Disability Services Specialist / Counselor
Ms. Dearborn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York.  She holds a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed) degree in Counseling & Personnel Services from Fordham University, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Fine Art and Women's Studies from Principia College in Elsah, IL.

Prior to joining LIM College, Kelly worked at Fordham University as the Director of Disability Services after serving for two years as the Disability Service Coordinator.  Prior to working at Fordham she served as an Academic Advisement Counselor and First Year Experience Instructor at St. Francis College of Freshman Studies. 

Jennifer Jones
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. 

Kristina Ortiz
Counseling Intern
Kristina Ortiz is the Counseling Intern at LIM College Counseling &Wellness Services.  Kristina is currently a Master of Science candidate in Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Campus. Prior to attending Long Island University, Kristina earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to interning at LIM College, Kristina worked as a Counseling Intern at Arms Acres, a private health care system that provides treatment to those suffering from chemical dependency, co-occurring medical and mental health disorders and to those whose lives are impacted by the disease of addiction. Kristina also obtained a Certificate of Completion for a specialized course in Eclectic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ECBT), which focused on the basic theory and practice of ECBT and Cognitive Behavioral techniques.  


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