Emergency Information

Life threatening emergency: 781-736-3333 - Brandeis University Public Safety

Emergency consultation after hours: 617-431-4814 - 24-hour answering service

Psychological Counseling Center
Brandeis University
Mailman House

415 South Street, MS 061
Waltham, MA 02453
781- 736-3730
pcc@brandeis.edu (non-urgent email)


All of our clinical staff are generalists with a variety of areas of expertise, and all are experienced working with a diverse student body. 

Michael LaFarr, Psy.D., Executive Director of Health and Wellness

Joy von Steiger, Ph.D., Senior Associate Director/Clinical Director

Fatima Aydin, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Roberta Caplan, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist and Director of Training

Denise DeSesa-Smith, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Amy Engel, LICSW, Psychotherapist

Sara Epstein, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Lois Finstein, Department Administrator

Nicholas Forti, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Jenna Marion, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Catherine Mitchell, LICSW, Psychotherapist

Jonathan Moran, M.D., MBA, Psychiatrist

Tal Nir, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Neil B. Redlener, M.D., Chief Staff Psychiatrist

Maria Pia Rogines Velo, M.D., Ph.D., Psychiatrist

Rhonda Rudner, LMHC, Psychotherapist

Judith Sanditen, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist