Trainees

Christian Franco, M.A

Christian Franco, M.A. is a pre-doctoral intern at the Rutgers Camden Student Wellness Center and is in his final year of his Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Immaculata University. Christian also works with Rutgers’ Sport Psychology program, working with sports teams, coaches, and individual athletes to assist them in the understanding of the importance of mindset and incorporating psychological skills to their athletic practice. Christian’s hope is to continue in the field of Sport Psychology post-graduation, but also has skill sets in both general therapy and assessment. His prior experience includes working in a hospital setting for acute-needs patients and working with a diverse population in a private practice including athletes using biofeedback technology. Christian incorporates an integrative approach into therapy, utilizing skills primarily from a Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach. Christian’s goal is to provide insight for students and athletes and to encourage psychological well-being through coping skills and self-empowerment.

Cayden Halligan

Cayden Halligan (they/them) is a 5th year Counseling Psychology student.  They are rooted in a decolonial liberatory/abolitionist framework.  They are at the Wellness Center this year as an assessment practicum student. 

Matt Choquette

Matt Choquette is a fourth-year doctoral student in the organizational psychology program at Rutgers’ Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and is an intern clinical specialist at the Rutgers-Camden Student Wellness Center. In addition to general counseling and therapy, he specializes in sports and performance cases. Choquette is also working as a doctoral extern with Dr. Nick Molinaro at Performance in Mind, focusing on assessment and interventions in performance psychology for teams and individuals in sports and business. At Rutgers, he is also a research assistant at the GSAPP Performance Psychology Center, most recently studying the impacts of mindfulness on sports-related concussion recovery and the effects of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) policy on mental health. Choquette’s doctoral studies have included supervised professional experience in executive coaching and psychological counseling at the Rutgers Center for Psychological Services, applying an integrative approach to therapy with backgrounds in phenomenological psychodynamics and cognitive behavioral therapy. He plans to pursue a career as a licensed psychologist and a consultant in sports and business performance psychology.

Sierra Doyle

Sierra Doyle, M.S. is a pre-doctoral intern at the Rutgers Camden Student Wellness Center. Sierra is in her final year of training with Immaculata University. Sierra has had various jobs in the social services and mental health field. With experience in case management, school-based therapy, family dynamics and crisis intervention. Sierra’s goal is to provide a therapeutic experience that empowers and encourages students to explore their feelings and gain skills to improve their overall wellbeing.  Sierra’s hope to further provide assessment and therapeutic services after graduation to those in underserved areas and minority populations.

Deborah Correll

Deborah Correll is a clinical social work intern from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research after many years working as an attorney, mediator and educator.

Sukyun Lee

Sukyun Lee is a clinical social work intern from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research after many years working as an attorney, mediator and educator.

Ebony Johnson

Michael Szczechowski