The Office of Student Affairs is here to help you succeed in pharmacy school and support you on your journey to becoming a pharmacist.
Juan Peralta, our licensed Mental Health Counselor, provides confidential counseling services and offers short-term individual and group therapy to students and their partners. All sessions are on-site and free. No record of seeking services will be part of your administrative student file. Counseling Services also provides referrals for psychiatrists, therapists and other service providers in New York City and will work with you to help you find off-campus services providers if necessary. Visits are strictly confidential and information will not be shared about anyone seeking Counseling Services unless the client requests. Mr. Peralta holds an MA degree from CUNY, Brooklyn College.
Juan has worked in an outpatient mental health clinic, university, and elementary school. In his clinical work Juan has treated clients with diagnoses related to but not limited to mood disorders, childhood disorders, and personality disorders. He uses a mixture of person centered, cognitive behavioral, play and family therapy interventions in addressing the client’s symptoms. Juan’s passion is to help individuals, couples, and families create positive shifts in their lives by using evidenced based skills to support the changes they envision. In his spare time he enjoys martial arts, weight training and photography.
Students come to counseling services for a variety of reasons:
- Concerns about academic performance
- Test anxiety
- Keeping life in balance
- Lack of confidence
- Relationship problems
- Sleep problems
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Racing thoughts
- Difficulty making decisions
- Chemical addictions and recovery
- Eating concerns/Eating disorders
- Loss and grief
- Family and parenting concerns
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues
- Other significant mental illness like bi-polar disorder and OCD
Katrina Maurer, Director of Pharmacy Academic Services, enhances our student support services and provides an invaluable resource for our students and academic services. She advises students on academic, career, and personal issues, responds to student questions and concerns on registration, progression, probation, dismissal, scholarships and other similar issues, monitors student academic progress and manages departmental forms, guides, handbooks and other information and policy materials.
She comes to TCOP from the Touro College and University System (TCUS), where she served as an administrative and project coordinator for the Senior Vice President of Operations. She earned her B.S. in Psychology, cum laude, from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, magna cum laude, from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.
Jamillah Salters, Coordinator of Student Activities and Special Events, provides assistance and support to students. She helps students link to services within Touro College of Pharmacy so that they will best succeed academically and professionally. As students are adjusting to life at our college, Ms. Salters assists them with any questions and concerns that are not directly pharmacy related. Ms. Salters also works very closely with our many student organizations. Ms. Salters holds an MS degree from Hunter College in Mental Health Counseling.
Ms. Salters offers specific assistance to students by coordinating initiatives and programs:
- Increasing involvement in campus life
- Referring students to Counseling Services
- Liaison for health coverage and NJ Transit verification
- White Coat ceremony
- Commencement exercises and awards banquet