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Personal Counseling & Wellness Services

Meet the Staff

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Makiko Ueda, LMFT, Bilingual English and Japanese

Title: Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor/Counselor
Responsibilities: Makiko provides confidential counseling/consultation to students, staff, and faculty; handles crisis on campus; and coordinates the Marriage and Family therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) internship training program.
Years at CSM: Since 2007
Education: M.A., California Institute of Integral Studies
Other Interests: Singing, traveling and reading
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Gil Perez, LPCC, CST, NCC, CCMHC, BC-TMH

Title: Personal Counselor
Responsibilities:  Provides personal counseling to students and consultation to staff/faculty; Coordinates the Mental Health Peer Educator Program; Serves as the Club Advisor for Active Minds
Years at CSM: Since 2016
Education: M.S., Counseling, San Francisco State University
Other Interests: Running, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, exploring different cultures and food
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Alexandra Caldeira, AMFT, Trilingual-English, Spanish and Portuguese

Title: Personal Counselor
Responsibilities: Provides personal counseling to students and consultation to staff/faculty; specializing in psychodynamic and expressive arts therapy. She also offers a variety of groups on campus including Guided Visualization and Expressive Arts group and the Women's Circle.
Years at CSM: Since 2017
Education: M.A., Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Other Interests: Dancing, connecting with nature, and traveling.
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Daniel Rhyne, AMFT, APCC

Title: Personal Counselor
Responsibilities: Provides personal counseling to students and consultation to staff/faculty specializing in work with Veterans and Athletes; provides crisis support for students on campus; provides workshops on de-escalation and crisis management.
Years at CSM: Since 2019
Education: M.A., Counseling, Palo Alto University, B.S. Psychology and Social Action Palo Alto University
Other Interests: Biking, Backpacking, Video Games, Reading, Family, Hockey, Helping people.
Photo of Johnny León, AMFT, Bilingual English and Conversational Spanish

Johnny León, AMFT, Bilingual English and Conversational Spanish

Title: Personal Counselor
Responsibilities: Provides personal counseling for students, offers presentations/workshops, and consults with staff/faculty.
Years at CSM: Since 2023
Education: M.A., Counseling Psychology, Univeristy of San Francisco, B.A., English, UCLA; transfer student who attended Chabot College, Laney College, and Merritt College
Other Interests: Running, listening to music, reading, traveling, meeting new people.
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Bobbi Gutierrez

Title: Personal Counselor
Responsibilities: I provide personal counseling services to students and actively work to reduce mental health stigma on campus through outreach. My specialties include ADHD, addiction, communication, self-esteem, and relationships. I identify as queer and support LGBTQ+ individuals, am neurodiverse affirming, HAES informed, and employ a trauma-informed, culturally competent approach.
Years at CSM: Since 2023Education: M.A. Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Correctional Psychology at Santa Clara University; B.S. Psychology and Social Action  at Palo Alto University; transfer from Foothill CollegeOther Interests: I love reading, cats, music, and Spongebob.
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Emily Barrick

Title: Director of the Wellness Center
Responsibilities: Oversees the Wellness Center, which includes the Health Center and Personal Counseling
Years at CSM: Since 2018
Education: M.H.S. PA-C, UC Davis, B.A., Spanish and Portuguese, University of Northern Iowa
Other Interests: Spending time with friends and family, traveling, cycling, and photography.
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Gloria D'Ambra

Title: Staff Assistant
Responsibilities: Schedules appointments for Health Services & Psychological Services, manages international student insurance and campus accident insurance, handles absence notifications and P.E. Waivers for health reasons, coordinates the intake and billing process for Family Planning Services  (FPACT), and assists in coordinating the health fair and other events.
Years at CSM: Since 1986
Education: Diablo Valley College & College of San Mateo/Business
Other Interests: Exercising, cooking, and spending time with seven grandchildren.
2023-2024 Intern Counselors
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Laura Held, AMFT

Title: Personal Counseling Intern
Responsibilities: Provides personal counseling to students.
Years at CSM: Since 2022
Education: M.A., Counseling, Palo Alto University, B.A. Psychology and Mass Communication, UC Berkeley
Other Interests: Traveling, Reading, Gardening.
Photo of Xia Zhou, AMFT, Bilingual English and Mandarin Chinese

Xia Zhou, AMFT, Bilingual English and Mandarin Chinese

Title: Personal Counseling Intern
Responsibilities: Provides personal counseling to students and specialize in expressive arts therapy and music therapy.
Years at CSM: Since 2022
Education: M.A., Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies.
Other Interests: Singing, conscious dancing, drumming, meditating, being in nature, cooking, watching movies and taking naps.