Counselor Profiles

Susannah Atkins, LCSW

Counselor

Susannah is a licensed clinical social worker with her degree from New York University. With postgraduate training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), she works with individuals in identifying and exploring beliefs and emotions that interfere with personal, occupational, and spiritual growth such as depression, mood and emotional disorders, anxiety, and relationship issues. She has led groups on the “Boundaries” series as well as a support group for women with a history of sexual abuse. She and her husband, Fred, attend Trinity Baptist Church where he is an elder and she is involved with leadership development. She loves to travel and is hard at work checking cities off her bucket-list.

Rebecca Beidel, LMFT

Counselor

Rebecca Beidel is a New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and received her master’s from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Married to a pastor and church planter for over almost 30 years, she has many years of experience counseling and teaching in the urban church context. She teaches pastoral counseling and spiritual formation as an adjunct professor in the Pastoral Ministries Department at the Nyack College New York City campus. Rebecca is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and counsels premarital and married couples, individuals and families on many issues including depression, grief, anxiety, communication and relational conflict. She has a passion for working with ministry and missionary families on issues of boundaries, compassion fatigue and burnout. She is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Rebecca is a native New Yorker who enjoys reading on the beach, camping and canoeing with her husband and four young adult children, seeing great films, visiting museums, and eating and cooking all kinds of ethnic foods.

Rosalin Brueck, LMHC

Counselor

Rosalin Brueck completed her undergraduate studies in political science at Dartmouth College and Fordham University. She received her master’s from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. Rosalin works collaboratively with individuals, addressing a variety of issues including anxiety, relationship problems, doubts about faith, eating disorders, and mood disorders. She is trained in EMDR for trauma and is certified in Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy. Currently, she is pursuing training in the following areas: Internal Family Systems, coaching for talented/gifted adults, and certification as an Eating Disorders Specialist. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Rosalin and her husband, Paul, have been at Redeemer since 2000. She enjoys surfing, snowboarding, volunteering, reading and writing.

Ashley Buechele, MA

Counselor

Ashley Buechele completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, and she holds a master’s in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She received additional training in counseling through an internship at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in suburban Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a counselor, Ashley worked on Wall Street, specifically in private equity and real estate finance. Ashley works with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. She counsels in areas including abuse, depression, boundaries, self-image, relationships and addictions. Ashley has led support groups focused on addictions and boundaries and has taught the class, “How People Change.” Ashley is married to Greg, and they have three children. Ashley enjoys photo-documentary work, good food, and exploring new neighborhoods of New York City.

Josue Calderon, MA

Counselor

Josue earned his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries from Nyack College and received his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he counsels individuals, couples and families dealing with conflict resolution, relationship difficulties, and issues stemming from one's family of origin. He is passionate about journeying with people as they seek healing. Josue is very active in his local church serving in the youth ministry. He enjoys spending time with friends, family, exploring new places, and trying new foods!

Deahna Calgaro, MA

Counselor

Deahna Calgaro holds a master’s in counseling from Geneva College. Her graduate training specialized in marriage and family counseling. Deahna is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a nationally certified counselor. Before moving to New York, Deahna worked in private practice for four years in Pittsburgh where she also participated with the Christian Counselors Collaborative, serving clients and helping in the training of graduate interns. Deahna counsels individuals, couples and families. Her areas of interest include sexual abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, codependency, depression and anxiety, and relationship issues surrounding communication, boundaries and intimacy. Deahna and her husband, Scott, enjoy good food, reading and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Judy Cha, PhD, LMFT

Director and Counselor

Judy Cha holds a Master of Arts and Religion in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University. She has also received additional training in marriage and family therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. She is a bilingual counselor (Korean), licensed in marriage and family therapy by the state of New York. Judy specializes in the areas of relationships, self-image and multicultural issues. She has led seminars and workshops related to marriage, parenting and self-image. Judy has been at Redeemer since 1998, and is married to Peter Cha. She enjoys playing cello and piano and spending time with her two daughters.

Peter Cha, LMFT

Clinical Director and Counselor

Peter Cha holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has received additional training in marriage and family therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center and is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the state of New York. Peter has been in practice at Redeemer Counseling for 20 years. He has expertise in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EMDR therapy, which are experiential approaches that help facilitate lasting healing and change. He is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the seminar director and trainer for the Prepare/Enrich inventory. He works with individuals, couples, and families with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, emotional intensity and sensitivity, personality disorders, and relationship issues such as infidelity, communication, as well as cultural and intergenerational conflicts. Peter has been married for 26 years and has two daughters and a dog. He enjoys woodworking, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Jenny Chang, LMSW

Counselor

Jenny Chang holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She has worked as a social worker in child welfare before becoming involved in full time ministry. Jenny has over fourteen years of experience in counseling, leadership training and program development in the church mercy ministry context. From both her professional and personal life experience, she recognizes faith and spirituality to be a source of healing, and has a special interest in thought patterns, attachment patterns and interpersonal dynamics. Jenny has been a member of Redeemer since 2003 and enjoys immersing herself in New York City's cultural landscape, gardening and swimming.

Alicia Cherian, LMFT

Counselor

Alicia holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Science from Messiah College. Alicia counsels individuals, couples, and families in relational work, depression, anxiety, suicide, crisis intervention, premarital counseling, communication, cultural identity, self-image, parenting and family work. She is trained to be a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator to equip pre-marital and marital couples, as well as trained in ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. Alicia is married and enjoys hiking, coloring, and spending quality time with her loved ones in her free time.

Hilary Chiu, MA

Counselor

Hilary Chiu earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University in Human Resource Management, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Hilary works with individuals and couples. She counsels in areas including anxiety, forgiveness, stress management, conflict resolution, poor self-image, spirituality and grief. She is passionate about helping others in all stages of life as they face conflict within themselves and with others (even God!). Hilary resides in New Jersey with her husband and currently attends Hoboken Grace. Her hobbies include learning new languages, salsa dancing and wheel-throwing pottery.

Tina Choi, LCSW

Counselor

Tina Choi holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. She also studied English literature at the University of Virginia. She has many years of experience supporting individuals affected by abuse and trauma. Tina is particularly interested in helping individuals experiencing relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, depression and anxiety. Tina is trained in crisis pregnancy and post-abortion counseling through the Called to Care model in the United Kingdom. She has also provided professional training in the areas of sexual assault and relationship violence. Tina is a member of Redeemer and enjoys being part of a vibrant Christian community. Tina also enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Susan Choi, LMFT

Counselor

Susan holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New York. She also has a degree from Alliance Theological Seminary in Pastoral Counseling. Susan is bilingual (Korean) and has many years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in areas of childhood family abuse, trauma, marital issues, depression, parenting, and relationships. Susan feels passionate about helping couples and families overcome differences from diverse stages of their lives and helping individuals achieve their goals. Additionally, she has experience working with children and adolescents in both ministry and counseling settings. Prior to becoming a counselor, Susan worked as an interior designer with a Master’s degree from Pratt Institute. She enjoys reading, trying new food, and being creative.

Christine Chu, LCSW

Counselor

Christine Chu holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Illinois State University, and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. Christine has been practicing since 1997 in various settings, including community mental health agencies, and addressing concerns with individuals, families and children. Christine has worked with presenting concerns including: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis. She has completed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Intensive Team training in 2012, and has worked with individuals using DBT skills training in individual and group contexts. Christine and her husband, Grant, have been members of Calvary Baptist Church since 1996. They enjoy the hobby of fishing and spending time with their family and friends.

Raymond Corbo, LMFT

Counselor

Raymond holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY, where he was the recipient of the Clinical Skills Award. He completed a B.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Valley Forge Christian College. He is licensed in marriage and family therapy in the state of New York. Raymond works with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, sexual addiction, identity issues, and infidelity. As a family counselor, he works with couples on conflict resolution and trust issues. He also enjoys working with children and teenagers. Raymond and his wife Heather have three young children, and they both are active members of their church in Hackensack, NJ, where he volunteers with the youth ministry. His hobbies include learning about theology, discussing films, watching and playing sports, and playing the saxophone.

Daniel Corti, MA

Counselor

Daniel Corti holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Nyack College. Daniel worked for the Counseling Services at Nyack College where he assisted individuals with issues pertaining to depression and anxiety, sexual issues, identity, career planning, and relationship challenges. He also counsels in areas of self image, addictions, abuse, career/job stress and more. Daniel has run group therapy for couples and instructed a Group Therapy class. He also works with children and families and was a Family Service Specialist for the State of New Jersey. Daniel is a member of All Souls Community Church, a church plant under the Redeemer umbrella, which he helped to launch. He enjoys exercise related activities, and also enjoys travel and exploration, along with cooking and hospitality.

Nick Darrell, MAR

Counselor

Nick Darrell completed a bachelor’s in English and Spanish at University of Massachusetts Amherst before obtaining a master’s in religion from Westminster Theological Seminary, where he studied counseling and Biblical studies. Prior to becoming a counselor, he worked in publishing as an editor in a nonfiction books division. Nick counsels people through challenging relationships, suffering and destructive patterns. He works with individuals, couples and families, as well as adolescents. He is particularly drawn to counseling people who struggle with relationship problems, anxiety, sexual issues and difficult family histories. While attending Redeemer, Nick met Sandi, his wife of over 10 years. They have a daughter and a son. His hobbies include listening to live music, playing guitar, learning about technology, and discussing books, films and current events.

Eric Dawson, LMSW

Counselor

Eric Dawson holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He completed his undergraduate degrees in History and English at Hope College in Michigan. Eric works with both individuals and couples, focusing on a variety of subjects including addiction, co-dependency, social anxiety, depression and trauma. Eric has published research in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He believes in supportive, collaborative therapy, and practices from an insight-oriented framework. Eric is especially interested in the relationship between purpose, motivation and faith. He and his wife enjoy traveling, going to the theater, watching sports, poetry, and hiking. They attend Trinity Grace Church in Chelsea.

Kelsey Dunn, MA

Counselor

Kelsey holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature, Language and Culture from Virginia Tech. Her clinical work focuses on eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and women’s issues. Kelsey also has experience in navigating issues related to spirituality, identity, career, and transitions from her previous work coaching women in their 20’s and 30’s. She believes in the transformative power of relationship, and seeks to build an environment where understanding, acceptance, connection and ultimately change can occur.

Jobey Eddleman

Intern Counselor

Jobey Eddleman is a graduate student with the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine, working towards receiving her masters in counseling. She has many years of experience working in the business world. Not knowing better, she spent many of those years using the broken “I will try harder” method to deal with the issues that were disrupting her personal and professional life. As a result, she understands how our past and current realities can lead to exhaustion, discouragement, depression, anxiety, and joyless living. Her passion is to come alongside individuals who are dealing with those and other issues and work with them towards their goals for growth and healing. Jobey was raised on a ranch in Montana and now lives in Manhattan.

Linda Foran, LMFT

Counselor

Linda Foran holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, and is licensed by the State of New York. Linda counsels couples and individuals struggling with issues including anxiety, conflict resolution, infidelity, trauma, grief and loss. She is trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Prior to becoming a counselor, Linda taught Bible Study Fellowship in New York City for 10 years. Linda and her husband, Bob, are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and have two adult sons. Linda’s hobbies include cooking, gardening, tennis and golf.

Lauren Gill, MEd

Counselor

Lauren has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University where her training included a focus on multicultural counseling. Lauren received her clinical experience at Harlem Hospital working with women and couples in their day treatment program. Lauren counsels individuals and couples though anxiety, depression, career issues, and those working through difficult relationships. She has experience working with couples on topics such as communication, forgiveness and marital flourishing in Redeemer's Marriage Checkup class. She has also worked with individuals on career issues through the Center for Faith & Work teaching them why God values the work they do in their day to day lives. She has been a New Yorker for 15 years, a Redeemer attender for 12 years and was a member of Redeemer's 2009 Gotham Fellowship class.

Kate Glerup, PhD

Counselor

Kate holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University. She specializes in the areas of substance abuse and addictions, including behavioral addictions, anxiety, depression, dysfunctional family issues, grief, PTSD, adolescent issues and young adult (single or married) issues. Kate has additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling, and also as a spiritual director from The Vincentian Center for Spirituality and Work in Denver, Colorado. She is also a trained facilitator for “Walking the Mourners Path, a grief recovery program. As an adjunct professor for Eastern University in Philadelphia, Kate teaches the addictions course for their doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy. When not rooting for the Denver Broncos football team, Kate and her husband Mike, enjoy walking their dog, hiking, backpacking and traveling extensively.

Kathleen Hahn, MEd

Counselor

Kathleen holds a Masters of Education in mental health counseling from Fordham University and an undergraduate degree in business from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. As a Korean-Australian, Kathleen has a heart for working with individuals from multicultural backgrounds. She has experience working with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin, and acculturation. She also has experience counseling adolescents and young adults at the Mental Health Association of NYC in Queens and the South Bronx. Prior to becoming a counselor, Kathleen worked in the finance industry in Australia and the US for twenty years. Kathleen is a member of the Redeemer West Side. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as yoga, hiking and traveling.

Jyothi James, LMHC

Counselor

​Jyothi James received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a licensed Mental Health Therapist. Jyothi has a certificate in trauma and grief counseling and extensive experience working with victims of sexual abuse. As a certified Prepare and Enrich Counselor, she also provides counseling for dating, engaged, and married couples. Jyothi is experienced in helping clients with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, trauma, life transitions, identity crisis, and sex offenders. She attends The Community of Grace in the Upper West Side, where her husband is the senior pastor. They have one daughter and a son on the way. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her yellow Labrador retriever.​

Taylor Jaramillo

Services Coordinator and Intern Counselor

Taylor Jaramillo is a graduate student in Social Work at the University at Buffalo, and is an Intern Counselor at Redeemer Counseling. She is interested in working with clients in the areas of abuse recovery, trauma, substance use recovery, anxiety and depression. Her undergraduate degree is in art, and she appreciates holistic care approaches. She lives in Rockaway with her husband and two cats.

Lois Kehlenbrink, LMFT

Clinical Director and Counselor

Lois Kehlenbrink holds a Master of Science degree in family counseling from Iona College and has had additional training in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She is trilingual (German and Spanish) and licensed by the state of New York as a marriage and family therapist. She has also been trained as a Christian conciliator with the Institute for Christian Conciliation. Lois specializes in spiritual formation, identity, self-image, mediation, depression, anxiety, and premarital and marital counseling. She has led seminars and taught classes at Redeemer including “How People Change,” and “Helping Others Change,” and “Responding to Conflict Biblically.” Lois has been a guest speaker at women’s conferences in Mexico and Germany and has worked with the Westchester Correctional Institute. Lois is a long-time member of Redeemer and enjoys cooking, entertaining and being involved in her community, as well as spending time with her two daughters.

Elena Kim, MA

Counselor

Elena received a Bachelors and Masters of Arts in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She counsels individuals in areas including general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, suicidality, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, and relationships. Along with that, she is also pursuing her Philosophy of Doctorate at Fordham University's Counseling Psychology department. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of spirituality and how it can assist patients in their recovery from mental illnesses. She has given numerous research presentations on this topic at national psychological conventions. Prior to becoming a counselor, Elena worked as a management consultant and research analyst on Wall Street. Elena is married, has two children, and enjoys physical activities, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Julie Kim, M.A.

Counselor

Julie Choi Kim completed her Masters at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She works with individuals, couples and families regarding relationship conflict and communication issues, depression, anxiety, anger and grief and loss. She has a particular interest in helping clients with life transitions, identity and cross cultural issues. She is also certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and enjoys working with couples for premarital counseling and marital issues. Prior to becoming a therapist, Julie also completed her Masters of Missions and Evangelism at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and served as a youth pastor in the Korean American Church context for several years. Julie currently lives in Long Island with her husband and daughter and enjoys spending time outdoors and finding good cheap eats.

Sungmin Kim, M.Div.

Counselor

Sungmin Kim holds an M.Div. with an emphasis in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. He completed a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan and a J.D. at Fordham University School of Law. Prior to joining Redeemer, Sungmin practiced law in New York and New Jersey. He found his calling as a counselor after experiencing gospel change in the midst of hardships with the help of wise counseling. His areas of interest include helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relational issues, and marital issues. Sungmin is an active member of his church in New Jersey, serving in the youth and discipleship ministries. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and is an avid fan of Michigan football.

Ellen Lee, LMHC

Clinical Director and Counselor

Ellen Lee holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies from Cornell University. She also has an advanced certificate in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling Educational Foundation. Ellen is licensed in New York State as a Mental Health Counselor and is a Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner, specializing in issues of attachment and trauma. Her other specialties include anxiety, abuse, eating disorders, and marital and premarital counseling. She is bilingual (Korean) and bicultural. She has many years of experience teaching “How People Change” and “Helping Others Change.” Ellen is a member of All Souls Community Church with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling, reading, classical music, good food and spending time with friends and family.

Rachel Liu, EdM

Counselor

Rachel Liu holds a master’s degree in psychological counseling from Columbia University, where her graduate training included a focus on multicultural counseling. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California. Her counseling interests include anxiety and depression, personality and spiritual development, emerging adulthood, ‘quarter-life crises’, racial-cultural minority stress, Asian American psychology, and adjustment to living in new countries and cities. Rachel views counseling as a way of coming alongside someone in the midst of their individual journey. Besides counseling, Rachel has also spent time working abroad in West Africa, and for both a nonprofit organization and a financial services firm in New York City. Rachel enjoys good food, swimming, exploring the city, and traveling.

Tony Lopez, LMHC

Counselor

Tony Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and he holds two master’s degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first being in Forensic Psychology and the second in Forensic Mental Health Counseling. He also has a third master’s degree in Religion from Liberty University with a specialization in theology and apologetics. Tony is multilingual, speaking English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. He works with children, adolescents, adult males, couples, and families facing a wide range of issues including depression, multicultural issues, relationship issues, anxiety, self-image and addictions. He also provides premarital and marital counseling. Tony uses an array of counseling methodologies, maintaining Christian principles as a priority. Additionally, he has completed training in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR International Association. Prior to becoming a counselor, Tony was a university administrator who lead a multicultural leadership program. In the past, Tony has served both as a youth and college minister. In his spare time, Tony enjoys reading, traveling, learning about cultures, watching criminal procedural and comedy shows, trying new foods, watching martial arts, and spending time with his family and friends.

Evelyn Ngeow, LCSW

Counselor

Evelyn Ngeow holds an undergraduate degree in English from Cornell University and a master's degree in social work from Columbia University School of Social Work. She received additional training in couples and family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York. From her previous experience working as a social worker, Evelyn has developed a collaborative and supportive style of working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and relational conflict. Additionally, Evelyn has extensive experience working with adolescents and families in crisis. Prior to counseling, Evelyn worked as an editor at a publisher of reference books for the school library market. Evelyn attends Trinity Grace Church, Upper West Side, and enjoys traveling, going to the theatre, and learning languages.

Michelle Park, LMFT

Counselor

Michelle Park holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She works with individuals, couples and families on a broad range of topics, some of which include anxiety, depression, boundaries, conflict resolution, communication, affair recovery, grief, life transitions, parenting and post-abortive issues. She is a seminar director for the Prepare-Enrich Assessment and is a Gottman 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Educator. She is also an adjunct professor for the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY for their Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Michelle and her husband, Sam, have planted a church in Queens with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, where her husband is lead pastor. They have been married since 2003 and have been blessed with two beautiful girls. She is passionate about faith, family, food, relationships, music, laughing and mentoring.

Shay-Lee Perez, PsyD

Counselor

Shay-Lee Perez holds a graduate degree from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University and her undergraduate degree from Barnard College. She is a licensed bilingual (Spanish) Clinical Psychologist in New York State. As a clinical psychologist, she works with adults, adolescents, children and families who are seeking assistance with mental health wellness. Her specialties are in the areas of early childhood mental health, trauma, childhood developmental delays, parent-child relationship issues, adolescent issues, parenting, depression, anxiety and career planning. Shay-Lee is also an adjunct professor in the Youth and Family Studies Department at Nyack College. Along with that, she is a consultant to schools and churches in the New York City area, and is on staff with Prepare to Change, an organization that provides executive coaching and pre-employment/post employment assessments. Shay-Lee and her husband Anthony have been married for over sixteen years and have one young daughter. They have been faithful attenders of a Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Manhattan, NY, where they serve as directors of the Youth Ministry.

Victoria Pham, MA

Counselor

Victoria Pham holds a Master of Arts in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. Victoria counsels individuals and couples on various areas including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and premarital and marital counseling. In addition, she is a bilingual counselor (Korean). Prior to becoming a counselor, Victoria worked as a Certified Public Accountant and served as a college pastor. Victoria and her husband, Michael, have been married since 2005, and have worked together in various ministries. She loves exploring the city, reading, and traveling.

Julie Reinhold, PsyD

Counselor

Julie holds a Doctor of Psychology in clinical/school psychology from Pace University and is a New York state licensed psychologist. Julie sees clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, impulsivity, emotional sensitivity, intense emotions and personality disorders. She has expertise in dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral approaches. Julie helps clients learn to regulate their moods, be more effective getting their needs met in relationships, and increase their ability to direct their thoughts and actions. Julie works primarily with adults. In addition to individual counseling, she leads a weekly emotion regulation skills training group. Julie is married to Rico, and they have one daughter. She attends Resurrection Presbyterian Church, one of Redeemer’s church plants in Brooklyn.

Sharon Richards, LCSW

Counselor

Sharon holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and is a licensed clinical social worker in New York. She has a heart for encouraging and helping people along their journey towards restoration. She has received training from the Ackerman Institute for the Family and works with individuals and families struggling with life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, trauma, aggression, depression, anxiety and mood disorders. Sharon also has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. She is very active in her church’s Sunday school, youth ministry, visual media, and local board of administration. She enjoys spending time with her large extended family, traveling, 90’s/00’s TV, reading about the African diaspora in America and the Caribbean, science fiction, and she is a lover of almost all things chocolate.

Lorraine Schaefers, LMFT

Counselor

Lorraine Schaefers holds an undergraduate degree from Lesley College and a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She is licensed by the state of New York as a marriage and family therapist. She counsels with individuals, couples and adolescents on a large variety of areas including anxiety, depression, self-image, relationship struggles and more. Prior to coming to Redeemer Counseling Services, Lorraine worked at a women’s resource center and at Wayne Counseling and Family Services. She worked with families, couples and individuals. She has also led group therapy for individuals with alcohol addictions. She also has her certificate in massage therapy from the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Lorraine has been married over 30 years and has two grown sons. Lorraine loves to spend much of her time in the outdoors with her husband, either skiing, golfing, playing tennis or cooking with food from her garden.

April Shatraw, LMSW

Counselor

April Shatraw holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and Bachelor of Science in Business from Wake Forest University. April works with individuals, couples, adolescents, and teenagers in areas including anxiety, depression, multicultural challenges, life transitions, career obstacles, boundaries, self-image, relationships and addictions. Prior to becoming a counselor, April worked on Wall Street in Investment Banking and then as a Human Resources executive, living in Hong Kong, London, and New York, doing organizational and leadership development. April is married to her husband Nick, is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and enjoys new travel, culinary, and cultural experiences.

Laura Speiller, LMFT

Counselor

Laura Speiller holds a Master’s in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Urban Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a certification in Spiritual Direction from North Park Theological Seminary. Laura specializes in marital therapy, having completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), P.A.I.R.S. relationship skills, and Prepare/Enrich. She also counsels individuals on issues including anxiety, depression, self-concept, codependency, boundaries, and counterproductive thought processes. Prior to becoming a counselor, Laura worked in Christian ministry for over 15 years and has led numerous seminars, workshops, and groups in the areas of relationships and Christian formation. She has experience working with vocational ministry leaders and couples seeking to harmonize relationships, ministry and life. Along with her husband, Laura enjoys exploring city spaces, nature trails, travel, and playing games with her grown kids and grandchildren.

Natasha Steenkamp, LMHC

Counselor

Natasha Steenkamp graduated with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary Graduate School of Counseling. She works with individual clients on a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, shame, interpersonal struggles, sexual abuse, trauma as well as other mental health diagnoses. Drawing from her personal journey of grief following the tragic and sudden loss of her younger brother in 2011, Natasha specializes in helping clients who have suffered various losses. She facilitates grief support groups and grief workshops aimed at providing psycho-education and compassionate support. In addition to her passion for counseling, Natasha also enjoys teaching at college level and holds a certification in Adult Education. She previously served as an adjunct faculty in the psychology and counseling program at Pillar College in New Jersey. She also has a heart for working with disadvantaged communities and has been volunteering her time and skills at the Bowery Mission Women's Center since 2011. Natasha and her husband, Henri, are active members of Grace Chapel in Bedminster, N.J. Natasha enjoys traveling, photography, visiting art museums and learning about art history. Originally from South Africa, Natasha is an enthusiastic rugby and cricket supporter.

Missy Terrell, LMHC

Counselor

Missy Terrell completed her undergraduate work in business administration at the University of Texas in Austin, and her masters in counseling at Seton Hall University. Missy works on a broad range of issues, including anxiety, spirituality, depression, self-image, pre-marital and marriage, career, and finances, with a special emphasis on childhood trauma. Missy is trained in EMDR, a psychotherapy that uses bi-lateral stimulation to help alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. She is a transplanted Southerner, having lived in Texas and Georgia before New York. Missy is married to Bruce, and they have two adult children and one grandson. She enjoys reading, painting, traveling, and being a grandmother.

Lina Torres, MEd

Counselor

Lina Torres holds a Master of Education degree in mental health counseling from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Nyack College. A native New Yorker, Lina has a passion for learning from and investing in the lives of individuals in different stages of life, from various cultural backgrounds. Lina is a bilingual counselor (Spanish) and has experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling through depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and relational dysfunction. She loves serving at her local church, spending time with friends and family, reading, board games, playing sports, and enjoying nature.

Olimpio Wen, DMin

Counselor

Olimpio Wen's clinical training includes a dual background in pastoral/biblical counseling (M.Div., Th.M.), and marriage and family therapy (D.Min, AMFT). He works with various issues associated with urban professional life and relationships, focusing on lifestage/career transitions, addiction and abuse recovery, and grief. Olimpio completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and holds an M.Div. from The Master's Seminary, a Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an M.A. from Fordham University, and a Doctor of Ministry in marriage and family therapy from Gordon-Conwell. Olimpio is also an experienced career counselor and trainer with coaching certification with the UC Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (Haas/Center for Executive Education). He is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and the EQi/EQ360 emotional intelligence assessments. Olimpio has been a member of Redeemer for over 12 years and lives with his wife on Roosevelt Island.

Ralph Yoon, MA

Counselor

Ralph Yoon graduated with a Masters of Arts from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (Nyack College) in Mental Health Counseling. He completed his undergrad at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. His calling to become a counselor started shortly after becoming a believer in 2003 after experiencing much healing through his own meetings with a counselor. Ralph completed his internship at Redeemer and has returned to Redeemer to continue his pursuit of helping clients find healing through the gospel. Ralph and his wife, Emily, have two children, Caleb and Hailey. He enjoys photography, and his new hobby is woodworking.

Janice Yoon, LCSW

Counselor

Janice holds master's degrees in social work and international affairs from Columbia University and is a licensed clinical social worker in New York. She has years of experience working with individuals and families addressing child sexual abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, family-of-origin and attachment issues. Based on her professional and personal experience, Janice sees faith and spirituality as sources of healing and resources for strength. She is an active member of Joy Christian Fellowship, where she serves on the worship team and the missions committee. She finds joy spending quality time with her husband and son, sharing good food and conversation with friends, playing the piano and guitar, and traveling.