Our Mission

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) strive to create an institutional culture of support and awareness by providing holistic programs and services to students, faculty, and staff. We deliver equitable services by creating a safe and inclusive environment to the CCM community. Through a wellness approach, counselors will partner with students to identify goals and skills that will help them become successful in and out of the classroom.

Meet our Counselors

 

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Ariella Panek, MA, LPC, ACS
Coordinator, Counseling and Student Success
apanek@ccm.edu

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”-Albert Einstein

Ariella is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor in the State of NJ. She received her B.A. degree in psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey and her M.A. degree in clinical counseling and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ariella has enjoyed bringing energy, optimism, and acceptance to the counseling profession for 15 years. Ariella has worked in a variety of counseling settings including previously owning and working at a private practice. She realized that working in higher education is her passion, and is currently in school to obtain her doctoral degree pertaining to student support services in higher education. Ariella uses the wellness model which examines an individual’s life through a holistic approach by focusing on a person’s strengths in order to achieve life goals. She fully believes that life can impact school, and school can impact life, so exploring all aspects of one’s life is essential to achieve growth. Ariella’s professional interests include anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, career/educational counseling, LGBTQ+, trauma, and adjustment disorders. She utilizes several different therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness.


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Tannia Dominguez, MA, LAC
Counselor
tdominguez@ccm.edu


“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”   -Albus Dumbledore

Tannia is a board-certified Licensed Associate Counselor in NJ. She is a bilingual mental health clinician who has worked in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings. Tannia obtained both her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Montclair State University. While there, she completed a graduate assistantship in the office of Hispanic Serving Initiatives, a position that influenced her passion for working with students in a higher education setting. She works closely with Latinx populations by creating a dialogue exploring the shared culture, language, and heritage. Tannia hopes to continue raising mental health awareness in marginalized communities by provided safe spaces where the diversity of the CCM community can be celebrated.


 

 

 

 

Brezhnev Ibeh, MA, LAC

Counselor

bibeh@ccm.edu

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brezhnev is a Licensed Associate Counselor in NJ. He is a trained mental health clinician who has worked in both outpatient and intensive inpatient settings. Brezhnev obtained his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.A. from New Jersey City University where he completed a dual concentration in Clinical Mental Health & School Counseling. As a former Division 1 athlete himself, Brezhnev dedicated his early career to coaching student-athletes and was passionate about offering counseling services to behaviorally challenged youth. Brezhnev hopes to continue to create safe and inclusive spaces for students to grow and perform at their best both inside and out of the school setting.


 

 

 

 

Lisa Volante, MA, LPC
Counselor
lvolante@ccm.edu

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”   -Maya Angelou

 

Lisa Volante is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NJ. She received her B.A. degree in Sociology with a double major in Psychology and her M.A. in Counseling from Kean University. During her graduate studies, Lisa authored a thesis and subsequent treatment protocol for survivors of sexual assault and complex PTSD. Prior to working at CCM, Lisa worked at Kean University in the Office of Retention & Intervention assisting undecided, probation, and reinstated students to achieve personal, educational, and career goals. Lisa has taught psychology at CCM for 5 years, and currently works as a therapist in private practice assisting individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds. Lisa’s professional interests include anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, domestic violence, sexual assault, relationships issues, LGBTQ+, and career development. Lisa strives to tailor support to each individual by using various therapeutic modalities including, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, and trauma focused therapy.


Location and Contact Information

Anita Williams, Administrative Assistant

Student Community Center, Room 118
Phone: (973) 328-5140
Fax: (973) 328-5141
Email: counseling@ccm.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Extended hours on Mondays and Thursdays until 6:15pm)

Please send an email to counseling@ccm.edu for further assistance.

Mailing Address

Office of Counseling Services
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869