Meet Our Staff
Rée LeBlanc Gunter, Ph.D.
Dr. Gunter is a clinical psychologist. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Gunter has experiences working in community outpatient clinics and university counseling centers providing individual psychotherapy, group therapy and substance abuse counseling.
Dr. Gunter has had a successful private practice in Danbury, CT for many years offering a wide range of psychological and consultation services. Services include individual psychotherapy, designing and facilitating professional and personal development workshops, as well as providing consultation and program development for non-profit organizations.
Dr. Gunter’s areas of special interest include multicultural counseling, adjustment issues, relationship issues and women’s issues. She also has expertise in consultation and outreach on university campuses.
Anna Karashik, LCSW
Ms. Karashik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Technology from Fordham University in 1985 before transitioning into Social work and received her Master’s degree from New York University in 1990. She has worked in private practice, in psychiatric hospitals, and in an academic environment. The core of Anna’s practice has been working with young adults and adolescents. She has been certified and trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Abuse Recovery. Anna has specialized in the treatment of a broad array of issues/diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD, Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Self-harm Behaviors, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mood Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Family Issues, and Relationship Issues.
Carolyn Dennett, Psy.D.
Dr. Dennett is a clinical psychologist. She received a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Rochester and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She has worked in hospital, outpatient, and university settings. Her professional interests include women’s issues, psychoeducational programming and providing therapy to young adults as they navigate through developmental milestones in their lives.
MaryAnne Spencer, Psy.D.
Dr. Spencer is originally from upstate New York. She identifies herself as a strong communicator and compassionate listener. As a “lifelong learner”, she received a B.S. in Education and a M.S. in Television Radio & Film from Syracuse University. While working as a writer on a project that focused on women transforming their lives through counseling and education, she was inspired to pursue a career in clinical psychology. After earning a M.A. in Psychology from Brockport College and a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford, Dr. Spencer administered services to college students with disabilities at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut and to children, adolescents, young adults and families at Andrus Children’s Center in White Plains, NY. Dr. Spencer is most proud of her work helping young people identify and address the barriers interfering with their best school, social and family experiences while helping them identify their strengths and unique potential. She joins the counseling center with great enthusiasm!
Ms. Donnelly has been a member of the university community since 1993. Her experience here at the university has well prepared her for the challenges and intricacies of working with sensitive and confidential student issues. Prior to her joining the Counseling Center in March/2001 Linda was a university assistant in the Football Office where she worked with the coaching staff for 6 years. She joined the Undergraduate Admissions office in May/1999 where she worked closely with International Students and transfer students. Due to upward mobility she joined the Counseling Center. Her administrative and interpersonal skills lend to the difficult task of managing high volume phone calls, walk-ins, and emergency situations that arise in the office. She is able to communicate effectively and sensitively to students in distress and quickly directs the student to the help they need.