Counseling Center Staff

Monica Neel

Monica Neel, Psy. D., Licensed Psychologist
Director, Student Counseling Services
Phone: 410-337-6562

Monica has had the privilege of working with students at Goucher since 2010. She enjoys this work immensely because of the opportunity to witnesses, on a daily basis, the self-discovery that is hallmark to the identity development of emerging adults. Monica views the therapy process as a collaborative relationship that promotes self-compassion, adaptive coping, empowerment, and future resilience. Drawing from principles of mindfulness, acceptance, and emotion regulation, she believes that individuals possess a unique capacity to connect with their own internal wisdom and path to wellness. While she has experience addressing most psychological issues confronted by adolescents and adults, Monica has specialized training in treating individuals coping with trauma, anxiety (including OCD), depression, grief/loss, and the psychological impact of injury/illness. She also works extensively with individuals who struggle with eating disorders and substance abuse.

Monica is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing in the Baltimore area since 2002. She obtained both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Clinical Psychology program at Loyola University in Maryland. Following graduation, she completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Baltimore Regional Burn Center of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Monica is a first-generation Greek-American who spends time travelling (or planning her next trip) to Greece. Locally, she has a passion for supporting local farms and restaurants.

Lauren Geenberg

Lauren Greenberg, MS, LGPC
Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Case Manager
Phone:  410-337-3023

Lauren graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore with a Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology. Lauren’s work with emerging adulthood began in 2008 when she compiled and documented studies on attachment and college adjustment as research assistant to Dr. Jonathan Mattanah. Her externship placement for graduate school included counseling services for difficulty adjusting to college, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety, and substance abuse. For three years, Lauren provided hotline crisis intervention for individuals with suicidal/homicidal ideation, addiction, panic and anxiety disorders, and mood disorders to residents of Baltimore City. In addition to her work at Goucher College, Lauren provides individual and group sessions on a crisis residential unit. Her professional interests and areas of study include positive psychology, promoting social and emotional competence, and women’s issues. Lauren believes that effective therapy depends upon a relationship of respect, empathy, and trust while using a person’s strengths to overcome adversity and challenges. Lauren’s style of therapy is integrative and suited to fit the needs and interests of each client. When not at Goucher, Lauren enjoys dance, photography, and comedy.

Doug Girard

Doug Girard, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist (part-time)
Phone: 410-337-6052

Dr. Girard joined the Goucher Counseling Center in 2015. He is a licensed psychologist, and obtained his master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. In addition to providing counseling services at Goucher, Dr. Girard also has a private practice in Towson, and is an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University Maryland.

Dr. Girard works with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, family conflict, self-esteem, trauma, abuse, cancer/illness, grief/loss, and emotion dysregulation. His goal is to help students overcome difficult circumstances, develop greater understanding and compassion for themselves and others, and work towards lives that are more meaningful and satisfying.

Shira Concool

Shira Concool, M.A., LGPC
Mental Health Counselor (part-time)
Phone: 410-337-6054

Shira is a strengths-based counselor with a social justice focus. Shira holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Yale University. She completed her clinical externship in the Counseling Department of John Jay College in New York City where she worked primarily with students to address issues of power, privilege and oppression. Shira also has experience working as a career counselor at both Oxford College, Emory University in Atlanta and Stevenson University in Baltimore. She enjoys working with students concerning issues of racial, sexual, gender, ethnic, socioeconomic, national, religious and/or cultural identities. In therapy, Shira utilizes an integrative style combining relational-cultural, feminist, and narrative approaches with emotional regulation and mindfulness tools for reducing anxiety and stress. In her spare time, you can find her on stage in local theatrical productions.

Tim Moslener

Tim Moslener, MS, LCPC
Mental Health Counselor (part-time)
Phone: 410-337-6379

Tim graduated from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania with a Master’s of Science Degree in College Counseling. His graduate program practicum placement included working with student-athletes adjusting to the college lifestyle at Mt. St. Mary’s University as well as working with the general student population at Stevenson University in the student counseling center working with topics such as adjustment, relationships, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal ideation. For the past two years Tim has worked in the Baltimore City/County communities working with teen and adult individuals as well as families promoting positive change and empowerment of individuals lives. Tim’s style of therapy includes building a therapeutic relationship with clients that involves trust and comfort, exploring thoughts and feelings through processing and verbalization, and focusing on making positive change.

Alyssa Quenzel

Alyssa Quenzel, M.S.
Graduate Student Extern (part-time)
Phone: 410-337-6481 (leave message in general voicemail box)

Alyssa graduated from Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore with a Master's of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She is currently a third year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Loyola. She previously interned at the Loyola Clinical Center for two years in Baltimore, MD. Her professional interests include concerns related to sexuality, sexual orientation and gender, in addition to interpersonal concerns, couples' relationships, identity development, depression, adjustment concerns and anxiety. Alyssa feels that respect, comfort, trust, and a strong therapeutic relationship are key factors for effective counseling. Her goal for therapy is to help individuals better understand themselves and to effectively overcome obstacles in their lives. Her therapeutic approach is integrative and rooted in understanding the needs of individual clients in order to work towards achieving client's goals.

Diamond Johnson

Diamond Johnson, B.S.
Graduate Student Extern (part-time)
Phone: 410-337-6481 (leave message in general voicemail box)

Diamond graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Currently, she is a student at Loyola University of Maryland pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Previously, she worked at Towson University's counseling center as a Sexual Assault Peer Educator for two years. In this position she was able to work closely with undergraduate students who have experienced, or know someone who has experienced, assault or trauma. Through this position she developed interest in working with the young and emerging adult population. She believes this time frame plays a pivotal role in an individual's future development. Diamond's other professional interests include interpersonal issues, depression, anxiety, and severe mental illness. Diamond places high value on the therapeutic relationship, emphasizing trust and the client-therapist alliance.