Psychological Counseling Center

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Psychological Counseling Center


Gweneth M. Lloyd, D.S.W. Gweneth M. Lloyd, DSW, LCSW-R
Director, Psychological Counseling Center

Dr. Lloyd received her doctoral degree in Social Welfare from the Graduate University Center, Hunter College School of Social Work. She specializes in cross-cultural and alcohol/substance abuse counseling. She is founder and director of the Peer Mentorship Program of the Scholar's Mentorship Program, which is a retention enhancement program targeting students of color. Dr. Lloyd has presented her mentoring model nationally with acclaim. Dr. Lloyd also works closely with the Office of International Students by providing outreach services to enhance International students' assimilation and acculturation to New Paltz. Dr. Lloyd teaches the undergraduate course, Counseling Underrepresented Students and a graduate course, Psychology Fieldwork. She is primarily responsible for developing strategies to increase utilization of the Psychological Counseling Center services to student groups that are less likely to seek psychological services.

Panella Dr. Candice Pennella, PsyD

Dr. Pennella is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. She started working at the SUNY – New Paltz Psychological Counseling Center (PCC) in 2008. She received her doctoral degree from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She completed her post-doc at Ohio University and her pre-doctoral internship at Indiana University. Currently, she is the coordinator of the Group Therapy program at the PCC. Her clinical interest is working with LGBTQ students and their issues/concerns. Dr. Pennella also teaches Counseling Skills, a graduate psychology course.

Jessica Hebrank, MD
Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Hebrank is a consulting psychiatrist working only with students who are in short term therapy at the SUNY New Paltz Psychological Counseling Center (PCC) and referred to her by the PCC staff. Dr. Hebrank received her medical degree from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry. Dr. Hebrank's residency in Adult Psychiatry and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Hebrank is currently affiliated with the Hudson Valley Psychiatric Associates.

Yolanda Martins Yolanda Martins, PhD

Dr. Martins is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco, California. Her areas of work experience and clinical expertise focus on the treatment of trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety and depression. Dr. Martins has also engaged in specific training and has acquired work experience in diversity/multicultural and cross-cultural psychology; she is a bilingual/bicultural provider who conducts sessions in both Spanish and English. Dr. Martins applies a holistic approach, integrating the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the person’s life, in her clinical practice.

Catherine E. Davies, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Catherine DaviesMrs. Davies is a New York State licensed clinical social worker.  She received her master of social work degree from Adelphi University.  She completed continuing education in youth and family psychotherapy and has worked with youth and families struggling with critical mental illness.  She has training and work experience with substance use and trauma survival among the HIV/AIDS population.  Mrs. Davies earned her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and an MBA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her clinical interests include helping clients understand and process the effects of their relationships on their individual well-being, and in working with individuals dealing with grief and loss.


Anna Bartlett Anna Bartlett
Office Secretary, Psychological Counseling Center

Anna Bartlett has been working for the State University of New York system since 1980. She began her employment at the State University of New York at Albany, Student Activities Office in 1980 where she worked until 1986. In 1986 she relocated to New Paltz, New York and began working for the Office of Admissions at SUNY New Paltz. After a short stead working in the Admissions Office she began working for the Office of the President where she remained for nearly 13 years until she transferred to the Psychological Counseling Center. She has devoted more than 20 years of her adult life to serving the SUNY University system's students, faculty and staff with over half of those years providing service under the Student Affairs Division.