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Christine Gilchrist, MSN, MPH, RN, NC-BC
Associate Director, works at SVA Monday-Friday

Christine has been at SVA since 2002. She is an integrative nurse; using a whole person/whole system approach to caring for others. She was a sexual health peer educator in college; majoring in Nursing and minoring in Women's Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate degrees are in Community Health Nursing and Urban Public Health with a focus on Community Health Education. Christine is a board certified nurse coach, working with SVA students on setting and achieving wellness goals. She also teaches mind/body techniques such as breathing and meditation for stress management.

Mark Howell, PhD, LCSW
Therapist, works at SVA Monday-Tuesday and Friday

Dr. Howell has been at SVA since 2003. He earned a BFA from Parsons, worked at several notable galleries, and hung out in East Village dives with various artists including famed SVA student Keith Haring.

Arielle Kempler, LMSW 
Therapist, works at SVA Monday-Friday

Arielle is a full-time psychotherapist who joined SVA in 2018. She specializes in trauma therapy and has previous experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She approaches therapy with a trauma perspective and integrates theories such as Internal Family Systems theory (IFS) and somatic experiencing in her work. She also uses techniques that connect the mind and body such as mindfulness and deep breathing to help target anxiety. Her practice focuses on helping clients overcome barriers in their lives that prevent them from feeling in control and achieving their goals.

Brett Sharetts, LMSW 
Therapist, works at SVA Monday-Friday

Brett is a full-time psychotherapist who joined SVA in 2018. He approaches therapy with a modern psychodynamic perspective, integrating theories from psychoanalysis, CBT, and mindfulness based practices. His goal is to help clients understand their own process and unconscious motivations as they strive to live fuller, richer, more meaningful lives.

Jennifer Wilson, MA, LCAT
Therapist, works at SVA Monday-Friday

Jennifer has been at SVA since 2014. She practices integrative therapy, combining supportive, cognitive and psychodynamic therapeutic approaches along with mindfulness and creativity to support students in feeling healthy, balanced and successful in school and in life. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (or LCAT) and has a history in both visual and performing arts.
 She works Monday-Friday.

Matt Lee
Coordinator, works at SVA Monday-Friday
Matt has been at SVA since 2015. He schedules appointments for SVA students, processes immunization forms and manages student health insurance requests.

Selu Skylark

Coordinator, Temp, works at SVA Monday-Friday

Starr Callahan

Student Worker, works at SVA Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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