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Meet our Staff & Make an Appointment

We look forward to meeting with you! We are available, both in-person and virtually, at varying times during the day on weekdays, as well as outside of the traditional 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday model, especially for students on clerkships who may have more limited availability. Please go to our Bookings (appointment-making) sites to see which days in-person sessions are offered. After hours and weekend hours will be virtual only at this time.

If you are not sure if you should schedule a counseling appointment with Lisa or a wellness appointment with Sundari, just reach out to one of us and we will help you determine who would be the best fit for your needs.

Program Manager

  • Mental Health & Wellness Program Manager

    Lisa’s experience and interests will make her a valuable resource for students. She received her masters in social work, with a focus in clinical work with children and families, from CUNY Hunter. She has many years of experience working with primarily families and individuals of color, and specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and OCD. She has worked in many different settings, including large non-profits, hospitals, and universities, and enjoys working with youth and young adults and helping them learn skills to better manage their lives both individually and in groups. Lisa loves working with first-generation students and immigrants, as well as queer and gender diverse people
  • Student Wellness Counselor

    Sundari brings compassion, curiosity, and a wealth of knowledge from professional and personal experience to the student wellness counselor role. She holds dual master’s degrees in social work and public health from the University of Connecticut, where she specialized in behavioral health integrated care. Sundari has worked in diverse clinical settings (outpatient substance use treatment, primary care, women’s health care, higher education) and has developed strong interprofessional communication skills through her work with first- and second-year medical students at UConn Health/Connecticut Area Health Education Center. A registered yoga teacher and mindfulness facilitator, Sundari specializes in mindfulness-based interventions for stress and anxiety. She has a particular interest in the equitable delivery of wellness services to all and is passionate about working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. DePetris appreciates that our mental health is informed by our physical health, our emotions, spiritual needs, and social and environmental contexts. Her background in clinical health psychology, her training as a Kripalu Yoga Instructor, and her experience as an Institute for Integrative Nutrition wellness coach inform how she facilitate therapy; Dr. DePetris offers a holistic approach that considers an individual’s unique constitution, bioindividual needs, and socially-embedded experiences. As a Black, biracial psychologist, Dr. DePetris is especially attuned to the multidimensionality of individuals and their layers of identity — including the identities that are socially-imposed and those that are self-affirmed. She approaches therapy from a multicultural lens and enjoy working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

Schedule an Appointment or Contact Us

Lisa Ho

Lisa offers both in-person appointments (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and virtual appointments using Zoom. You can schedule appointments using her confidential Bookings program.

You also can reach Lisa at

Sundari Birdsall

Sundari offers both in-person appointments and virtual appointments using Zoom. You can schedule appointments using her confidential Bookings program.

You also can reach Sundari at

Andrea DePetris

Andrea offers both in-person appointments (on Wednesdays and Fridays) and virtual appointments using Zoom. You can schedule appointments using her confidential Bookings program.

You can also reach Andrea at

Office Location

2 Church Street South, Suite 316.

This off-campus location was chosen to balance student confidentiality with convenience.