Director of Counseling & Wellness Center
Deborah (Debbie) Giordano received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and her PsyD in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Clinical Health Psychology, from William James College. Dr. Giordano has been on staff in the CWC for over a decade, serving in various roles. She is currently the Director of CWC. Previously, she was the Assistant Director of CWC and the Externship Coordinator, in which she was at the helm of the training program for doctoral students in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Dr. Giordano loves working with MMC students and has gained expertise with the emerging adult and young adult population. Prior to joining the MMC community, Dr. Giordano worked in a variety of settings, including college mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, community health centers and school-based health centers. While she considers herself to be a generalist, particular areas of expertise include adjustment issues, anxiety, stress, relationships, grief and loss, and medical/health issues.
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Mark Cutolo is a licensed clinical social worker who has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from SUNY-Buffalo, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and a Master of Social Work degree from CUNY-Hunter College. He is interested in helping students to achieve freedom from whatever mental distress or worry they are experiencing; he works with students to find solutions in the present moment and explore hope for the future. He has a background in outpatient psychiatry, and his interests include GLBTQ issues, spirituality and religion, existentialism, Stoicism, the creative and literary arts, immigration, social welfare policy, phase of life problems, and social isolation.
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Mary Gray is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Studies from The University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, and a master’s degree and Advanced Practice Nurse certificate from New York University. She has garnered broad clinical experience in various settings involving in-patient psychiatry, community mental health, residential drug treatment, and, collegiate mental health. Underpinning Mary’s focus on assessing and treating biopsychosocial issues affecting mental health is her emphasis on identifying each individual’s set of strengths, encouraging a strong sense of self-efficacy and supporting compassionate self-care.
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Suzanne Sorrentino is a clinical social worker who works part-time at Marymount Manhattan, seeing students for one-on-one sessions in the Counseling and Wellness Center and also running MMC’s Mindfulness Program. Formerly, she served as assistant director for Wellness Services in the Counseling and Wellness Center and oversaw the very popular Stress Down Day and launched the AWE: Advocates for Wellness Education peer educator program.Suzanne has a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University and received her master’s in social work from New York University. She worked in community mental health with struggling and homeless families before embarking on her career in college mental health. Suzanne enjoys working with the emerging adult population across the cultural and socio-economic spectrum. She has a particular interest using mindfulness practices to help students become more self-aware and resilient. Prior to becoming a social worker, Suzanne had a first career as a newspaper reporter and editor.
Karina Billini is a Brooklyn-bred playwright, poet, and educator. She completed her undergraduate degree in Playwriting at Marymount Manhattan College (2011) and received her MFA in Playwriting from The New School for Drama (2018.) Billini has worked as an English/Language Arts and Drama teacher for ten years, working closely with inner-city youth from Brooklyn and Harlem. Her teaching experience has left her well-versed in conflict management, workshop development, college prep, relationship building, and theatrical techniques that promote personal growth and expression—skills that come in handy for her role as CWC’s administrative assistant. At CWC, Billini is responsible for scheduling appointments, managing immunization records, assisting with health insurance- related inquiries, and supporting outreach. As a playwright, she has had her plays workshopped and/or produced at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cherry Lane Theatre, the Lark, Secret Theatre, among others. She is a recent recipient for the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition (2019) and finalist for the Barrington Stage’s Burman New Play Award (2019.) Billini is also a proud member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s OBIE-winning playwriting collective, YoungBlood.
Cathryn is a second-year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at Ferkauf’s Graduate School of Psychology. She received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan, where she served as a peer-to-peer support group leader, a bereavement facilitator, and a clinical intern at the University’s Psychological Clinic. Her clinical interests include narrative psychology and meaning-making, particularly in regards to how individuals navigate and cope with life’s transitions.
Charlene is a second year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Fordham University. She graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College where she worked as a research assistant. Since then, she has worked as a corporate paralegal and served as a crisis counselor and a research assistant in multiple labs. Her primary clinical interests include treating young adults experiencing anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, and other behavioral or emotional challenges.