The Center is staffed by licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and experienced interns. We are a diverse group from the standpoint of age, sex, ethnicity, foreign-language ability and special skills. We are all generalists who can work with a wide variety of issues. We do not have a psychiatrist on staff and cannot prescribe medication. We encourage you to seek help from the counselor with whom you are most comfortable.
Rosan Gomperts, L.C.S.W., Director
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW20798
Degree: M.S.W., San Francisco State, 1994
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, International Association of Employee Assistance Programs in Education
Clinical Interests: Communication Skills, Management Coaching, Problems at work, Facilitated Conversations,Couples, Parenting, relationship issues, LGBTQ, Stress, Anxiety, Life Transitions
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading, Sports, Traveling
Mary Foston-English, M.F.T.
License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT17318; California Pupil Personnel Credential
Certifications: CAMFT Certified Supervisor, California State Certified Mediator, CEAP certified (Certified Employee Assistance Professional), Certified Mental Performance Consultant: AASP
Degree: M.A., Santa Clara University
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, National Association for Addiction Professionals, American Association Sports Psychology
Clinical Interests: Addiction/Codependency, Depression, Relationship Issues Including Pre-Marital Counseling, Parenting Issues, Ethnicity/Cultural Concerns, Post Traumatic Stress, Facilitated Conversations, Family Counseling, Sports Psychology
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Music, Soul Line Dancing, Sports, Movies, Theatre, Traveling
Steve Dolezal, Ph.D.
License: Psychologist, PSY-14730
Degree: Ph.D., Pacific Graduate School, 1993
Clinical Interests: Post Traumatic Stress, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Work Stress, Employment Transitions, Grief and Loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Perfectionism
Amy Friedman, L.M.F.T.
License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #80446
Degree: M.A. Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute; MBA, Yale University
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, EMDRIA, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Center for Self Leadership (IFS)
Clinical Interests: Trauma, couples, parenting (including adult children), anxiety, depression, mindfulness, EMDR
Personal Interests: People, writing poetry, traveling, cooking/baking, running, swimming, rock climbing
Robin Ginsberg, M.F.T.
License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT, MFT#47951
Degree: B.F.A. Art Center College of Design, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, EMDRIA International Association
Clinical Interests: Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Self Esteem and Identity, Relationship Issues, Communication
Personal Interests: Photography, Nature Hiking, Dance, Cooking, TED Talks
Dawn Guthart, M.F.T.
License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC50419
Degree: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2008
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Couples, Interpersonal Professional Communication, Parenting, Mother/Daughter Relationships, Work/Life Balance
Personal Interests: Traveling, Running, Biking, Hiking, Reading, Movies
Jack Komejan, L.C.S.W.
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS012339
Degree: M.S.W. University of Michigan, 1982
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, Society for Social Work Leaders in Health Care, Academy of Certified Social Workers
Clinical Interests: Work Stress, Life Transitions, Loss, Mindfulness, Health Stress, Anxiety, Parenting Adolescents, Personnel Management Challenges, Men’s Health Issues
Personal Interests: Reading, Running, Bicycling, Hiking, Camping, Travel, Meditation, Music, Sports, Podcasts
Vinutha Mohan, L.M.F.T.
License: Marriage and Family Therapist Licence # 83479, Certified EMDR Specialist
Degree: MA, Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University; MBA, San Jose State University
Professional Affiliations: Member – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member – EMDRIA, International Center for Clinical Excellence
Clinical Interests: Women’s Issues, Adolescents, Early Infant Bonding, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Work/Life Balance, Spiritual Counseling, Acculturation Issues, Career Management, Life Transitions, Crisis Counseling, Mindfulness Based Stress Management, Single incident and Complex trauma, Relational Trauma Repair
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil
Personal Interests: Singing, Gardening, Spiritual Exploration, Nature Hiking, Bollywood Dancing, Meditation, Reading.
Sean O'Riordan, Ph.D.
Licensed: Psychologist, PSY-17995
Degree: BA., UC Davis. MA., University of Santa Clara. PhD., Western Graduate School of Psychology
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, & California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Anger, Depression, Test-Anxiety, Addictions, Human Sexuality, Stress, Cultural-Relocation, Sports-Psychology, Bereavement
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Athletics, Japanese Language, Mythological Stories and Cultures of Ancient America
Sophie Yost, M.A, M.F.T.
License: Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT47814
Degree: M.A., Sorbonne University (France), 1996; M.A., John F. Kennedy University 2006
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, NCSPP, SFCP, NASAP, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
Clinical Interests: Mood Disorders, Pre-Natal/Postpartum Issues, Anxiety, Work Stress, Grief/Loss, Transitions, Cultural Adjustments, Communication, Assertiveness, Young Adulthood, Narcissism, Ambivalence, Loved Ones Struggling with Psychiatric Issues
Languages Spoken: English, French (native speaker), German (moderately fluent)
Personal Interests: Movies, Reading, Gardening, Swimming
Ximena Zurita, PH.D.
License: Psychologist, PSY 15102
Degree: M.S. Counseling, San Jose State, 1982; M.S., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology 1990; Ph.D., Psychology, Pacific Graduate School, 1993
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Cross-Cultural Issues, Career and Relationship Issues, Self-Defeating Behavior Patterns, Women's Issues, Parenting Concerns, Children's Behavioral Concerns
Languages: Spanish, English
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Art and Literature, Piano, Traveling, Hiking
Roland Hsu, MSW Therapist
License: Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW# 83831
Degree: MSW, San José State University; PhD (History), University of Chicago
Clinical Interests: Care-Giver Concerns (caring for parents/partners/children), Grief/Bereavement and Loss, Work-Life Balance, Cross-Cultural Concerns, Couples, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Workplace Coaching
Personal Interests: Writing, Sports (Run/Bike/Swim), Guitar, Art and Literature, Film and Theater
Languages: English, French (nearly fluent), Spanish (moderate fluency)
Meri Mitsuyoshi, MFT Intern
License: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, IMF88978
Degree: BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley; MA, Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, SFCP, Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science, Asian American Psychological Association
Clinical Interests: Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Work-Life Balance , Cross Cultural Concerns
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Music, Visual and Performing Arts, Sports, Wisdom Traditions, Ecopoetics
Kelli Smith, Office Manager
Administrative Duties: Handles client services, and all other administrative support to the Faculty and Staff Help Center's director and staff.
Personal Interests: Hiking, Camping; Reading, Theater and Music
Marge Pinedo, Administrative Associate
Administrative Duties: Handles client services, scheduling, statistics, and provides word processing and other administrative support to the Faculty and Staff Help Center's director and staff