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 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: Couples, Parenting, Gay/Lesbian/Sexual-Identity Issues, Stress, Depression, Communication Skills, Management Coaching, Facilitated Conversations
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)
Degree: M.A., Santa Clara University, 1979
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, life transitions, feeling stuck, couples, families, parenting (including parenting adult children), anxiety, depression, bipolar, attachment injury, self doubt/self esteem, troublesome patterns of behavior and thinking, 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
Margy Lim, M.F.T.
License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT 27925
Degree: M.A. University of San Francisco, 1986
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Management, Relationship Problems, Body Image, Perfectionism, Narrative Therapy, Children and Adolescents
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Chamber Music, Knitting, Tennis, Piano
Vinutha Mohan, L.M.F.T.
License: Marriage and Family Therapist Licence # 83479
Degree: MA, Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University; MBA, San Jose State University
Professional Affiliations: Member – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member – Silicon Valley Chapter of CAMFT,
Clinical Interests: Couples, Family, 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
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, Young Adulthood, Narcissism
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
Yael Enav, Ph.D.
License: Post-doctoral Clinical Psychology Intern
Degree: M.A., Clinical Psychology, Tel Aviv University, 2002. PhD., Clinical Psychology, Ben Gourion University, 2011
Professional Affiliations: California Psychology Association
Clinical Interests: Family Therapy, Parenting, Children and Adolescents, Emotion Regulation, Communication, Life and Cultural Transitions
Personal Interests: Reading, Running and Traveling
Shelby Scott, M.A, M.S., Intern
License: Clinical Psychology Practicum Student Intern
Degree: M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University 2014; M.S., Clinical Psychology, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium 2016
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association
Clinical Interests: Couples, Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Interpersonal Issues, Addiction and Harm Reduction, Cultural Humility
Personal Interests: Live Music, Athletics, Yoga, Reading
Roland Hsu, MSW Intern Therapist
License: MSW Intern Therapist
Degree: MSW candidate, 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)
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
Rita Welsh, Administrative Associate
Administrative Duties: Provides client services, enters statistical data and provides administrative support to the Faculty Staff Help Center's director and staff.
Personal Interests: Theater, Art, Reading and Walking