Meet the CAPS Staff
CAPS is staffed with a diverse set of mental health professionals here to support you during your time at GW
Jessica Biniszkiewicz, MA, LGPC (DC), LPC (Virginia)
B.A., Alfred University
M.A., East Tennessee State University
Jessica Biniszkiewicz is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the District of Columbia and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Alfred University in 2015. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Counseling, concentrating in college counseling and student affairs. Jessica moved to Virginia following graduate school. Prior to working at George Washington University, she worked in community mental health providing individual and group therapy as well as crisis counseling to community members of all ages. When she isn’t working, you can find Jessica camping, binge watching TV shows, watching movies, or traveling to visit friends and family members.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Flight, so I could travel anywhere and enjoy some amazing views along the way!
Jess Glover, LGSW
MSW, Catholic University of America
Clinical Internship: Mary's Center
I strive to create a non-judgemental and welcoming space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions with curiosity. I believe that when we can take a step back and notice patterns in our behaviors and relationships, we are freer to make changes that can improve our day to day life and reduce suffering. I often work with clients to help them develop new ways of coping with stress, worries, or emotions. As a social worker, I have a holistic view of mental health that takes into account biological, psychological, and social factors. I also apply a trauma-informed approach that emphasizes collaboration, choice, transparency, and empowerment.
I enjoy spending time in nature, taking walks with my dog, writing, reading, and learning new things.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? If I could have any superpower I would choose the ability to speak, read, and understand every language so that I could connect and understand more about the world and all of the people who inhabit it.
Leanne Juzaitis, LMFT
Senior Staff Clinician
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.S., University of Maryland, College Park
I specialize in treating clients who are experiencing symptoms related to grief, trauma, interpersonal relationships, difficulty adjusting, mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. I utilize integrative techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and client-centered approaches. I am dedicated to helping each individual build on their existing strengths in order to reach their highest potential for emotional health and well-being. I incorporate humor into my practice and have a genuine desire to see my clients succeed and flourish. I love animals, especially my dog, Jackson.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? If I had a super power, I would fly so I would not have to commute anywhere.
Sarah Litt MA, LPC, NCC
B.S., College of Wooster
M.A., The George Washington University
My goal is to provide an judgement-free environment where clients feel safe asking questions, discussing their current symptoms, and collaboratively working towards identifying ways to improve their ability to operate as their best selves.
My clinical interests include: life transitions, interpersonal and relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?: To increase the amount of something. I wish I had more time in the day to meet with and help others and I wish quality mental health resources were more accessible.
Sarafina Milgrom, LICSW
B.A., American University
MSW, University of Maryland School of Social Work
I am grounded in solutions-focused and trauma-informed therapy work. In such a problem-focused world, I find it inspiring to hear about what's going right and what people are doing well. My hope is to help clients expand on what's working for them. My belief is that people have what they need to make it through and therapy is one vehicle to get there. I take an extremely collaborative and curious approach to therapy! Before coming to CAPS, I worked with families and children who have survived sexual and/or physical abuse/neglect in the District of Columbia. My clinical interests include working with survivors of assault, trauma-related disorders, those going through life transitions, depression, anxiety, etc..
Outside of the clinical space, I enjoy cooking, listening to music, spending time with friends, reading and watching trash reality tv.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? If I could have one super power it would be to force billionaires to distribute their wealth and eliminate world hunger.
Vaughn Miller Psy.D.
Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Regent University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Regent University
M.S. in Adaptive Special Education from Emporia State University
B.A. Secondary Education from Wichita State University
I completed a Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from Regent University's APA-accredited program in August 2020 after finishing my doctoral internship at the University of Kansas' Counseling and Psychological Services Center. Following graduation, I participated in postdoctoral training with American University's Counseling Center and started working here at George Washington University in August of 2021.
As a clinical psychologist, I maintain a multicultural perspective that emphasizes the approaches of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My clinical interests include trauma-informed care, cross-cultural counseling, couples counseling, identity development, grief and loss work, mindfulness, and the treatment of mood disorders (i.e., anxiety and depression). I also have ten years of experience as a K-12 teacher in both the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain. I earned a B.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis on history and government in 2009, an M.S. in Adaptive Special Education in 2011, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2018. In my free time, I enjoy playing Indie games on Steam (i.e., Oxygen Not Required and FTL), traveling with family, and singing as a tenor in my church choir.
Adebukola Olufotebi, M.S., LGPC, NCC
B.S. in Biology, Towson University
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Johns Hopkins University
My training has roots in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is my primary theoretical orientation. I also enjoying implementing Relational Cultural Therapy into my work to help facilitate a safe and warm environment for my clients. One of the most important factors to an effective therapeutic outcome is the therapeutic alliance. My goal in therapy is to ensure that my clients feel seen, heard, valued and understood while providing CBT interventions that challenge clients to broaden their perspective and progress towards their best self. My clinical interests include: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship concerns, and identity development.
Outside of therapy, my life is a musical and I can break out into song at any moment! I also enjoy painting, cooking/baking, and doing makeup. The wildest thing I've ever done in my life was jump out of a plane and I have no regrets, I'd do it again! Don't ask me about TV shows, I'm a re-runs type of girl, I've got the Bernie Mac show, the Parkers, and My Wife and Kids on rotation!
Kortnie Parks, LPC
B.S. in Psychology, Christopher Newport University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marymount University
I have experience within several different therapeutic settings to include university counseling, community mental health, private practice, crisis intervention, and residential care. My passion is to shed light and foster conversations that destigmatize mental health and inspire others to walk in their truth. When working with individuals, I am intentional about understanding you as a whole person and broader context and systems of which you exist. This includes but is not limited to life and how macro-level issues such as systemic oppression, historical trauma, societal expectations, socioeconomic factors, and other parts of your identity play a role in the concerns that influence your daily life. My goal as a therapist is to empower you to understand and embrace your most authentic self through my own authenticity and genuine support. My Clinical interests include adjustment to transitions, identity development, self-exploration, self esteem, and trauma. In addition to evidenced based practices to address anxiety and depression concerns. . In my free time I enjoy catching up on my own self care, going to the gym, and spending time with my significant other.
RaShonda Riley MSW, LICSW
Senior Staff Clinician
B.S. University of South Alabama
M.S.W., Louisiana State University
My theoretical orientation integrates multicultural, person-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based approaches. My method of treatment is focused on helping students develop insight and awareness into their presenting concerns, increasing understanding of connections between past experiences and presenting issues, and building skills. My clinical interests include multicultural and multinational issues, trauma, and working with BIPOC individuals navigating through race-based traumatic stress, identity issues, and adjustment-related concerns. I am passionate about working with historically marginalized populations and addressing mental health stigma.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?My superpower would be the ability to rapidly heal through regeneration so I could get hurt and heal quickly.
Jeremy Smith, LMSW
Jeremy Smith is a Licensed Masters Social Worker who is a staff clinician at the GW Counseling Center. He has a special interest in, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. Jeremy has had a diverse career prior to becoming a therapist, working on economic and social justice in both international and domestic contexts, including leadership positions at the Aspen Institute, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the US Agency for International Development. He has a Masters degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, as well as Masters degrees in Latin American Studies and Business Administration for the University of Texas at Austin.
Kaki Tipler, LICSW, LCSW-C
Senior Staff Clinician
B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.S.W. The University of Pennsylvania
I strive to provide for our students a non-judgmental space where they can freely express and explore their thoughts and emotions, or learn what these are and how to express them. My hope is that through therapy, our students will know themselves better and affect positive change in their lives. My clients describe my style as warm, collaborative, approachable, active, and empowering. Through therapy, I hope to create a relationship based on trust and mutual respect in which our students can grow, accomplish their goals, and establish a more balanced and fulfilling life. My clinical interests include anxiety disorder, trauma-related disorders, relational/attachment concerns, identity development, and body image struggles.
In my personal time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, traveling, and playing with my dog, Vivienne. My favorite place I have traveled to is South Africa.
Sarah Zoogman, Ph.D.
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
I seek to help students understand how ways of being in relationships and dealing with feelings, which may have been adaptive previously, may currently be contributing to distress. I encourage the development of more fulfilling ways of dealing with emotions and being in relationship with others. I tailor treatment to best serve each individual student, incorporating various modalities including mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I support students in navigating various developmental milestones. I believe that the most important factor in a successful therapy is a strong therapeutic relationship in which the student feels heard, validated, and supported. My clinical interests include relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and group therapy.
When not at GW, I enjoy yoga, walking, watching The Great British Baking Show, and listening to Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? The ability to magically straighten and clean any room by snapping my fingers.
- Meet the CAPS Staff
- COVID-19: Counseling Updates and Resources
- Stepped Care Counseling
- Virtual Workshops
- Group Counseling and Drop in Spaces
- Additional On and Off-Campus Counseling Resources
- Suicide Prevention
- Crisis Hotlines and Resources
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