The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) strives 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 strengthen skills that will help them become successful in and out of the classroom.
Meet our Counselors
Ariella Panek, Ed.D, LPC, ACS
Coordinator, Counseling and Student Success
“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, her M.A. degree in Clinical Counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. Ariella strives to create an inclusive environment for all students by bringing energy, optimism, and acceptance into every meeting and counseling session. She has worked in a variety of settings and has realized that working in higher education is her passion. Ariella works with each student individually to help establish a plan so they can be successful in attaining their educational and personal goals. She uses the wellness model which examines an individualâ€™s life through a holistic approach by focusing on a person’s strengths. Ariella’s professional interests include working with anxiety, stress management, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, career/educational counseling, LGBTQ+, adjustment disorders, and trauma. She utilizes several different therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.
Tannia Dominguez, MA, LAC
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”Â Â -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.
Lisa Volante, MA, LPC
“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.”Â Â -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
Monday – FridayÂ 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Extended hours on Mondays and Thursdays until 6:15pm)
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Office of Counseling Services
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869