Personal Counseling Staff
Andrea Bailey, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and received her doctorate from Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. She has worked in college counseling centers for over 10 years, completing her doctoral internship at Cal State Long Beach and her post-doctoral hours at Cal Poly Pomona. She enjoys working with students from many different backgrounds, helping students to better understand themselves and how they can live their most meaningful lives. She specializes in family of origin concerns, sexuality concerns, learning how to manage emotions, exploring purpose and spirituality concerns.She approaches her work from an integrative perspective that includes attachment and relational perspectives, incorporating ACT and mindfulness practices. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being in nature, and creating music.
Sarah Butcher, M.S., LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. She has worked in community-based, in-home, private practice, and school settings. Her experience includes working with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, couples work and relationship issues, parenting challenges, perinatal mental health, identity questions, spirituality concerns, and life transitions. Sarah pays particular attention to a client’s background and context utilizing a family systems, attachment-based, dynamic, and culturally humble approach. She believes therapy is a place where people can explore and work to understand their relationships, motivations, experiences, and emotions in a safe environment, while growing in self-awareness and capacity for fulfilling relationships. When Sarah isn’t working she enjoys reading for pleasure, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.
Cheryl Chisholm, LMFT
Alison Johnson, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Cross-Cultural emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral internship at P.C.C. Since that time, Dr. Johnson has worked in hospitals, private practice, and community healthcare. She is trained in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She enjoys working with students who have experienced academic challenges, are having difficulty adjusting culturally, those who want to improve their communication, improve their energy, decrease anxiety, or grow beyond trauma experiences. Dr. Johnson likes mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy, watches car shows and other people playing video games, runs half-marathons, and enjoys travel and being with her family. She is bilingual (Spanish).
Jason Vasquez, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University. He has extensive experience providing brief individual counseling, group counseling, crisis consultation, assessment, outreach and prevention, teaching, and training. He enjoys working with diverse student populations and first generation college students. Dr. Vasquez is a generalist who works from a variety of different clinical approaches including client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, family systems, psychosocial, and multicultural frameworks. His clinical interests include college adjustment, anxiety, and depression, trauma, family of origin issues, interpersonal concerns, men’s issues, identity development, and cultural issues. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, and traveling.
Vanessa Bermudez, MSW, is a case manager and clininican. She was a first-generation college student who grounds herself in her community, values, and traditions. Vanessa transferred from East Los Angeles College in 2016 to UCLA, where she earned a B.A. in Chicana Chicana/o Studies, a B.A. in Sociology. She then earned a Master in Public Administration and a Master of Social Work from USC in 2020. Vanessa uses kindness, compassion, and a trauma-informed care approach to ensure an outstanding experience for clients in both English and Spanish. She is passionate about working with college students dealing with diverse and general life challenges, including but not limited to college adjustment, first-generation, and students dealing with basic needs challenges. Her previous experience includes working with adults, domestic violence survivors, sex trafficking, college students, non-traditional students, undocu students, first-gen, and students with limitations surrounding basic needs. Her current hobbies include hiking, hoosting friends & family and spending time with her family which include her husband, daughter and her two dogs.
Jennifer McCart, Psy.D., has been a therapist at PCC for over 6 years. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at Taylor University in Indiana, and her doctorate in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University. Her program emphasized a systems approach, integration of spirituality, and diversity. Dr. McCart has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of mental health settings including: community mental health, child and adolescent school counseling, inpatient psychiatric care, and medical rehabilitation. She enjoys doing pscyhological testing, and specializes in ADHD and learning disorder testing. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, creative and performing arts, cooking, outdoor activities, and spending time with her children and family.
Lucky Chen, M.S. Ed., is a practicum therapist. She received a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at the University of Miami (UM). She gained experience working as a counselor intern at the Institute for Individual and Family Counseling at UM. She also had one year of experience working as a therapist intern at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami. She is currently interested in working with emerging adults from a variety of backgrounds and supporting international students. A fun fact about Lucky is that she loves ice cream and is a conisour of different flavors. Her favorites are Strawberrycheesecake flavor of Ben&Jerry's, the mint chocolate of Baskin-Robbins, and the raspberry cheesecake flavor of Talenti!
Nicole Harris, M.A., is a practicum therapist. Nicole is in her fourth year of a clinical psychology doctoral program, where she is studying consent and sexual violence. Nicole is passionate about working with first-generation college students, and those navigating anxiety, relationships, body image, disability and acculturation. In her free time, Nicole enjoys flower gardening, rock climbing and singing karaoke.
Jodee Hassad, M.A., M.S., is a practicum therapist providing individual and group therapy services as well as case management. She is currently a 4th year doctoral student at Mount Saint Mary's University and is a doctoral candidate. She enjoys working with individuals from lower socioeconomic communities and those who are facing identity issues, trauma-related concerns, attachment-wounds, and personality disorders. She is trauma-informed and operates as an anti-racist clinician promoting the decolonization of systems of oppression. In her free time, Jodee is writing a few therapy books for children and advocates by creating and performing slam poetry.
Ace Seidel, (They/Them or Ze/Hir) is a practicum therapist. Ace is a queer, disabled, multi-racial therapist; currently working on their PhD in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University: Los Angeles. Ace’s clinical and research interests lie at the intersections of disabled and LGBTQ+ identities. Ace is passionate about challenging systems of oppression and connecting multiply-marginalized people of color with culturally affirming mental health and well-being supports. Outside of hir practicum training at PCC, Ace works with individuals who have experienced domestic and intimate partner violence as a mental health clinician at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. When not at work, Ace lives with their spouse Ellis, and dog Zabby. Hir hobbies include creating accessible art, reading fiction, and community theatre.
Sydney Todd, is a practicum therapist and received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. She is currently in the process of pursuing her PhD at the same institution. Her clinical interests include providing service to folks dealing with substance use, relationship issues, and couples' work. Fun facts about her are that she love animals, and she is named after the place her parents met in (Sydney, Australia)!