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Jerome Wilczynski, Psy.D., M.A.Th., Director of the Counseling Center (pronouns: he/him/his)
Dr. Wilczynski is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed clinical professional counselor. He has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1999 when he received his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Jerome came to Roosevelt University’s Counseling Center (RUCC) with 10 years of therapeutic experience working with undergraduate and graduate students, primarily persons identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual. He also came to RUCC with 10 years of combined administrative experience, having served as director of training for doctoral level psychotherapy students at a Chicago-area training site, and administrative posts within training departments in university settings, including having been an academic department chair. Dr. Wilczynski has worked within medical and psychiatric units of hospitals, urban and suburban outpatient clinics, nursing and rehabilitative treatment facilities, a college counseling center, and private practice (it is within the college counseling setting and private practice that Dr. Wilczynski gained his experience working with undergraduate and graduate students). Prior to becoming a psychologist, Jerome earned a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) degree in viola performance from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology (M.A.Th.) from Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. Even though he does not do it often, Jerome enjoys cooking; he also enjoys watching movies, particularly those that are gay themed (both foreign and domestic), and above all spending time with his husband, family and friends.