Keith Klostermann, PhD, LMHC
PhD, LMHC. Chair, Department of Counseling and Psychology and Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Amherst and Online
Keith Klostermann, PhD, LMHC, is visiting assistant professor and director of the master's in psychology program at Medaille College. Dr. Klostermann's research involves the investigation of intimate partner violence among married or cohabiting substance-abusing individuals. Recently, he served as the principal investigator on a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism investigation that examined treatments for alcoholism and intimate partner violence. Dr. Klostermann has been an active contributor to the scientific knowledge base as evidenced by his 36 publications and 40 presentations. In 2008, he was selected to participate in the National Institute of Health's highly competitive Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions. He is also a participant in the Student Loan Repayment Program, sponsored by the National Institute of Health. Dr. Klostermann has served as a guest editor and peer reviewer for a number of scientific journals. Dr. Klostermann also serves as a clinical and research consultant for several outpatient counseling programs across New York State and Canada and maintains an active private practice specializing in work with couples and families.
Kathryn S. Castle, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, ACS
Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director - Rochester
Kathryn S. Castle, Ph.D. (kathryn.s.castle@Medaille.edu) joined the Medaille faculty in the Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology in 2010. She earned her master’s degree in school counseling at the State University of New York College at Brockport, and her Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education at Syracuse University. Dr. Castle has eleven years of experience in the practice of professional counseling, with a focus on mood disorders, wellness, eating disorders and obesity, and parenting issues. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York and holds the National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She serves on the program committee of the Mental Health Association of Rochester, and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and the New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA).
Courtney McQuoid, Ed.D, LMHC, NCC, ACS
Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator
Courtney McQuoid, Ed.D. joined the Medaille faculty in the Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology in 2010. She earned her master's degree in mental health counseling and her Ed.D. in counseling and counseling education at the University of Rochester.
She is a clinical assistant professor and the clinical internship coordinator in Medaille's Rochester Mental Health Counseling Program and is in private practice where she has been for over six years providing counseling services for adolescents, young professionals and adults. Many clients have said, "Courtney, you're not like any other therapist I have ever had before...I love it!" Dr. McQuoid is unique in her approach by offering a combination of coaching, motivation, problem-solving and goal formation.
She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York and holds the National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Tomasina L. Cook, M.A.
Tomasina Cook has worked in the counseling and criminal justice fields for over 15 years as a counselor and educator. She is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally-certified domestic violence counselor. She has master's degrees in mental health counseling and criminal justice and she is currently a doctoral student in counselor education and supervision.
Cook has a private practice where she provides counseling and consultant services to victims of crime. Additionally, she has taught at local colleges and universities in criminal justice and mental health counseling programs. Tomasina has provided training on domestic violence, victimology, supervised visitation and women's issues for conferences, workshops, criminal justice and human services agencies.
Fredrick B. Dombrowski, M.A., LMHC, CASAC-t
Fredrick Dombrowski began his career in mental health counseling in the spring of 1998. In the last 12 years, he has worked in several different mental health settings involving residential and outpatient services. In 2006, he obtained his master's degree in mental health counseling from Medaille College and began conducting intensive in-home family therapy. While engaged in this work environment, Dombrowski obtained further experience in the area of drug and alcohol treatment as he began working as a counselor for an outpatient substance abuse program. In 2008, he began his own private practice in Williamsville, NY as he obtained his New York State License in Mental Health Counseling, which led to his creation of classes to assist other clinicians attempting to obtain licensure.
In 2009, he moved outside of Buffalo to New York City Metro area where he accepted a position with the City College of New York's Wellness and Counseling Center. While Fred's duties are to provide theraputic mental health treatment to students, he also assists with education, direction, and training for mental health trainees, counselors, and staff. He was often a guest speaker for Medaille's masters in mental health counseling program, which resulted becoming an adjunct professor for Medaille in early 2010. In his experience, he has utilized numerous therapeutic techniques in individual, group, and family settings to work with individuals and families suffering from all types of Axis I and Axis II disorders. Fredrick continues to utilize community supports to further assist his clients when needed.
Dombrowski has been a member of the Western New York Chapter of the New York Mental Health Counseling Association since 2006 and is a member of the Metro Chapter of NYMHCA since 2010.
Valerie Knoll, Ph.D.
Dr. Valerie Knoll earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Knoll has taught graduate courses in special education evaluation, preschool assessment, consultation and collaboration, and assessment in counseling.
She currently works as a school psychologist in a local school district. In this role she works with students with various developmental, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities. She also assists staff with classroom interventions, and examines issues of disproportionate representation of minorities in special education.
Sabrina Musson, LMHC
JMs. Musson is a counselor and educator who has worked in the human service/counseling professions for over 10 years. Sabrina Musson earned a master's degree in Mental health Counseling from Medialle and is currently a doctoral student in counselor education and supervision program at the University of Buffalo. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a NYS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor.
Jeannine Suk, MA, NCC, CCMHC, LMHC
Director of Counseling Services Medaille College (Buffalo Campus)
Jeannine Suk is the director of counseling services at Medaille College and has worked as a mental health professional for over 25 years. She has served as an adjunct instructor since 2004 in the departments of psychology and mental health counseling. Suk received her M.A. in counseling psychology from West Virginia University. She is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a national board certified clinical mental health counselor. As a counselor who has served in both community and educational arenas, she has significant experience in working with children, adolescents and young adults.
Clincial Assistant Professor, Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Dr. Garrick joined the Medaille faculty in the Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology in 2013 as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Amherst Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She completed a Masters degree in School Psychology at Roberts Wesleyan College and a PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. Dr. Garrick teaches courses in Research and Evaluation, Career Counseling, and Grief Counseling.
Dr. Garrick’s research involves gambling and older adults, using Self-Determination Theory as a framework and Structural Equation Modeling as a quantitative analytical tool. She is well-versed in Advanced Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research Methods.
Dr. Garrick has experience with clients across the lifespan, having worked with children as young as five, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults up to age 95. She has expertise in depression, anxiety, grief and multiple losses, career counseling, chronic pain, and gerontological counseling.
Dr. Garrick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York, a National Certified Counselor, and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Adult Development and Aging, and the Gerontological Association of America.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Elizabeth Kinan, Ph.D., Ed.M. Dr. Kinan, is a full time faculty member of the Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Medaille College, Amherst, N.Y., teaching courses such as, Assessment and Appraisal, Human Growth and Development, Ethics, and Social and Cultural Foundations.
In her role as a school counselor, student behavior and bullying was a major concern. Her research focuses on this area, and her dissertation entitled, “Teacher Attitudes Toward Three Types of Bullying,” quantitatively examined teacher attitudes, the likelihood of intervention, as well as the method of intervention. Dr. Kinan has spent much time doing educational and professional development workshop trainings around prevention and intervention strategies in bullying, behavioral classroom and school management, and promoting positive school climates.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Dr. Marguerite M. McCarty joined Medaille faculty in the Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology in 2012 as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Rochester Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She completed a Masters degree in Counselor Education from SUNY Brockport and a Doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of Rochester.
After working for a number of years in college student mental health, Dr. McCarty opened a private practice in the Rochester area and works with adolescents and adults on a variety of mental health and career issues. She is particularly interested in group therapy, career counseling, and family and relationship issues. In addition, she is passionate about creating engaging and practical curricula for counselors-in-training.
Dr. McCarty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York and is a member of the American Counseling Association and the New York Mental Health Counseling Association.