Jodi Streich, Ph.D, Director
Dr. Jodi Streich, Ph.D., is the Director of Stevens Student Counseling, Psychological, and Disability Services. Dr. Streich earned her M.A. degrees
in General and Clinical Psychology and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She completed her doctoral training at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center in Manhattan.
She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Streich has taught undergraduate psychology courses as an adjunct professor at Stevens.
Before joining Stevens, Dr. Streich managed a Substance Abuse Program in Hoboken for adults and adolescents. She has also done extensive work providing management on employee performance and behavior and executive
coaching through her work in Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) at Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC). During her doctoral training, Dr. Streich served as the World Trade Center Coordinator in Northern New Jersey. She
managed the September 11th project, Project Phoenix, funded by SAMHSA & FEMA. During her role, Dr. Streich provided outpatient services to the community and trainings in Crisis Management to emergency responders in
Hudson County. Dr. Streich is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of New Jersey (#4852) and New York (#019068).
Melissa Shuman Zarin, Ph.D.
Dr. Melissa Shuman Zarin is a Staff Psychologist at Stevens Student Counseling, Psychological and Disability Services. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Drama from Kenyon College, her MA/Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University.
Prior to joining Stevens, she worked at Wolf Mehlman Psychological Associates providing therapy to adults and college bound adolescents. For many years, she
worked for the Activity and Human Performance Center providing individual therapy and court ordered psychological evaluations for adult and adolescent
clients involved with the NJ Division for Youth and Family Services (DYFS). She also worked on-site as a Staff Psychologist at Apostle House Shelter in
Newark, NJ providing individual therapy, group therapy, and advocacy to women residents and their children. Before that she worked for the Essex
County Juvenile Detention Center as their Staff Psychologist. In addition, she has worked as an Adjunct Professor for both Montclair State University and Union County College teaching a variety of classes including Ethics, Group
Counseling, and Supervision. Dr. Zarin is a New Jersey Licensed Counseling Psychologist (#4750).
Jessica Shimberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Jessica Shimberg is a Staff Psychologist at Stevens Student Counseling,
Psychological and Disability Services. Dr. Shimberg earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced
Psychological Studies. She completed her doctoral internship as well as a post doctoral fellowship at Rutgers UniversityÕs Counseling Center. Special interests
include Eating Disorders, body image concerns, and relationship issues. Dr. Shimberg is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York and permit
holder in the state of New Jersey.
Michelle Shepherd Combs, Psy.D.
Dr. Michelle Shepherd Combs is a staff psychologist at Stevens Counseling and Disability Services Center. She earned her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology which is located in Southern California. Dr. Shepherd Combs completed her doctoral internship at Pace UniversityÕs Counseling Center in Lower Manhattan and subsequently a post-doctoral fellowship at Stevens Institute of TechnologyÕs Counseling and Disability Services Center. She has worked in a variety of settings including an inpatient hospital, a community mental health center, a medical research center and multiple university counseling centers. Her professional interests include working with relational issues, family of origin issues, anxiety, depression, identity concerns, womenÕs issues, empowerment and acculturation issues.
Dr. Shepherd Combs is also passionate about group therapy and outreach. She has led multiple groups in the various settings she has worked in such as an inpatient group for severely depressed and suicidal adults, an advocacy group for young teens, a womenÕs group and relational process groups. Dr. Shepherd Combs enjoys creating fun and informative outreach presentations and programs. She has presented on topics such as healthy relationships, substance use, eating disorders, stress and coping.