Counseling Center Staff

Julia Routbort, Ph.D., Director

Julia Routbort, Ph.D.
Julia Routbort is the Director of the Counseling Center. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, where she completed both the child and adult clinical training programs. Her clinical interests include the treatment of trauma, particularly the treatment of child sexual abuse and sexual assault, feminist psychodynamic therapy and work with LGBTQ issues. She enjoys interacting with many parts of the Skidmore community, including students, faculty, parents and administrators. She believes that good therapy happens when the therapist and client create an egalitarian and collaborative relationship based on mutual respect and trust.

 Andrew Demaree, Psy.D., Associate Director

 Andrew Demaree, Psy.D. Andy came to Skidmore in the Fall of 2000 after completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He previously worked in the Counseling Centers at IUP and the University of Delaware. Andy enjoys both group and individual therapy and believes creating and maintaining healthy relationships is one of the most important challenges for college students. Andy is also the coordinator of practicum training for the center.

 Katrina Smith, Psy. D., Staff Psychologist

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Katrina Smith is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. She came to Skidmore after several years at the Counseling Center at Western Connecticut State University. She has a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in Indiana, PA, where she also worked in the Counseling Center. While she enjoys working with a wide range of student concerns, Katrina’s specific clinical interests include collaborating with students to address issues of identity development and adjustment to college, as well as with those students experiencing long-standing interpersonal difficulties. Katrina believes that therapy is at its best when the therapist facilitates and enhances the student’s existing abilities to resolve stressors.


Leya Moore, MS, Staff Clinician

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Leya Moore, M.S. joined the Counseling Center in January 2013 as a Staff Clinician. She has a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is currently finishing her doctorate in Counseling Psychology.  Her clinical interests include concerns that may impact students' college-going experiences and persistence, including: anxiety, depressed mood, stress coping, relationships, and adjustment/transitions. She believes that a sense of belongingness, strengths-building, and positive self-care behaviors are important throughout the college years. Her therapy style is student-centered, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and multicultural. She looks forward to providing individual and group services and to working collaboratively across campus with the Skidmore community.


Lilly Routledge, Staff Assistant

Lilly Routledge

Lilly is the Staff Assistant at the Counseling Center.  She has an A.S. in Office Management from Dean College.  Lilly brings to the center her experience as an Office Coordinator in the Case Management department and as an inpatient Behavioral Health Tech from the Glens Falls Hospital.  She enjoys assisting and interacting with students as they begin or continue their academic experience at Skidmore.

 

Gary Oberg, M.D., Consulting Psychiatrist

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Dr. Oberg was educated at RPI and Albany Med. He served for 7 years as Medical Director on the Crisis and Emergency Services for Capital District Psychiatric Center. He maintains a private practice and is full-time staff psychiatrist at Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic. "I love this job—we take people who are basically pretty strong and healthy, give them some help and for the most part, they get a lot better and go about their business with confidence and success. What could be better?"