Meet the Staff
Dr. Rose was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and attended undergraduate college at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. His graduate research explored the relationship between emotional distress and religious or spiritual lifestyles. In 2010 he returned to New York and completed a clinical internship at the Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services. A year later, Dr. Rose pursued further specialization in university mental health by completing a post-doctoral residency at Princeton University Health Services. Between 2012 and 2016, Dr. Rose was a staff psychologist at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. While at Johns Hopkins he served as coordinator of website and online media initiatives. Dr. Rose's professional interest include contemporary psychoanalysis, psychology of religious belief and practice, and mindfulness meditation. He is licensed as a psychologist in both New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Ying Xiong was born and raised in Chengdu, China. She came to the United States and obtained her B.A. in Psychology and Economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. In graduate school, she had been conducting research to explore cross-cultural differences in decision-making and depressive symptomology.
Throughout her clinical training, Dr. Xiong completed externships at University of Chicago, University of Illinois in Chicago, and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at AHRC NYC with children and adults with various developmental disabilities. She then worked as a staff and supervising psychologist at AHRC NYC prior to joining Stevens.
Dr. Ying Xiong is licensed as a psychologist in both New York and New Jersey. Dr. Xiong is bilingual in Mandarin and English.
Diane Sosa is a Staff Therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University and later obtained her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health and Wellness at New York University. Ms. Sosa is part of the National Board of Certified Counselors. Her previous work included working in a community clinic in their psychiatric department for 6 years working with an underrepresented population dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral modification and socioeconomic problems. She also privately practices psychotherapy and is an adjunct Psychology Professor at FDU. She enjoys working with individuals to help overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, motivation, health psychology and improve their social-emotional development.
Juliet Procopio is a licensed clinical social worker and a psychotherapist/substance abuse counselor at CAPS. Juliet received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Sociology at Seton Hall University. She then received her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at Columbia University with a concentration in Mental Health. Juliet has a wide range of experience with individuals experiencing mental health issues and substance abuse in community mental health centers. She has worked with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues, family dilemmas, drug use, and alcohol use. Juliet aims to create an environment where people feel safe and comfortable to explore and grow.
Dr. Sands is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended undergrad at Albion College. She earned her Psy.D. at the University of Hartford, following completion of her APA accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. She previously worked at Wesleyan University and with children and adolescents in school and inpatient settings. Her clinical interests include working with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, and supporting students as they balance school and life. She aims to create a safe and supportive environment, utilizing a social justice lens, that allows students to learn about themselves and grow.
Katelyn Delano is a staff therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services. She obtained her BA in Psychology from Boston College and her Masters’ in Social Work (MSW) from New York University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey (NJ License No. 44SC05467000).
Katelyn has over 10 years of counseling experience, much of it working with adults struggling with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and trauma. She previously worked at the Portland VA Medical Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program, where she counseled veterans using both abstinence-based and harm reduction approaches. During her time at the VA, she completed training programs in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Katelyn has worked at several other mental health agencies, in Oregon and New Jersey, providing individual and group to adults presenting with a range of mental health and substance use issues. Most recently, Katelyn worked at Columbia University’s Center for Women’s Reproductive Care where she counseled women undergoing fertility treatment and managed their egg donor program.
Rocio Cruz-Olivera is a Staff Psychotherapist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She obtained her bachelor’s degree at the College of St. Elizabeth and later obtained her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a certification in School Counseling at College of St. Elizabeth. Rocio recently obtained the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certification as part of her continuous efforts for professional growth.
Rocio’s previous work includes working closely with survivors of trauma, PTSD, Depression, and anxiety disorders in a variety of clinical settings. Rocio is a first-generation college graduate and strives to provide a safe space for individuals struggling with adjustment, acculturation, and anxiety through a multi-cultural approach. When not on campus, Rocio provides consulting services for LPC candidates and in-home therapy for high-risk adolescents.
Rocio is fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish languages.
Dr. Daniel Bascara is a part-time Staff Psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). He is Board-Eligible, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Board-Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine and is licensed to practice in New Jersey. Presently, he is also employed with Hoboken University Medical Center and Mental Health Clinic of Passaic. He has extensive experience in working with the late adolescence and young adulthood population.
Dr. Kuku is from Bloomfield, New Jersey and obtained her B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William Paterson University, following completion of her APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Pace University Counseling Center.
Throughout her clinical training, Dr. Kuku has worked with survivors of trauma, college students, and forensic populations in community mental health clinics, college counseling centers and hospital settings. Her interests include identity, anxiety, trauma, resilience, relationships, and multiculturalism. In therapy, Dr. Kuku strives to use a compassionate approach to invite her clients into a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental space where they can openly explore their concerns and grow.
Dr. Kuku is Nigerian, is a devoted Netflix binge-watcher and enjoys teaching psychology courses!
Susann is an Administrative Assistant at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Oswego. She has a background in client facing roles most recently as a Patient Coordinator in a medical practice serving patients of all ages and stages of life. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Meeting Planner where she coordinated meetings for financial, tech and pharmaceutical sectors. She resides with her two daughters and dog Teddy and enjoys the outdoors, cooking and music. She aims to create a warm and welcoming environment for students visiting CAPS.