Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation!

The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation offers a variety of exciting educational opportunities for postbaccalaureate students seeking professional careers in the fields of Counselor Education. All programs are fully accredited and are recognized for excellence and innovation.

Our Counselor Education program offers the Master of Science (MS) Degree in Counseling with options in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, School Counseling and Student Affairs and College Counseling, and the MS Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. We also offer the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential for students seeking a career in school counseling.

We have earned special recognition from the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) by receiving the Exemplary Program Award for outstanding innovations in providing professional preparation for counselors. The MS degree in Counseling with option in Marriage and Family Therapy is CACREP Accredited, and the MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling is CORE Accredited.

Department Chair and Staff

Song Lee
Chair, Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER)
Office: Education Building, Rm350
Phone: (559) 278-0340
Email: malee@csufresno.edu

Lynette Quinto
Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Office: Education Building, Rm152
Phone: (559) 278-0158
Email: lquinto@csufresno.edu

Ann Marquez
Administrative Support Coordinator
Office: Education Building, Rm350C
Phone: (559) 278-0340
Email: anmarquez@csufresno.edu

Department Faculty

Becton, Alicia

Alicia Becton
Office: Education Building, Rm 345
Phone: 559.278.0433
Email: alicbrown@csufresno.edu

Choi, Kyoung Mi

Kyoung Mi Choi
Office: Education Building, Rm 465
Phone: 559.278.0070
E-mail: kchoi@csufresno.edu

Garcia, Juan C.

Juan Garcia

Office: Education Building, Rm431
Phone: 559.278.0287
Email: juang@csufresno.edu

Koobatian, Steven


Office: Education Building, Rm445
Phone: (559) 278-0316
E-mail: skoobatian@csufresno.edu

Lam, Sarah

Sarah Lam
Interim Associate Dean
Office: Education Building, Rm205
Phone: 559.278.0205
Email: sarahl@csufresno.edu

Doctorate in Education: Educational Leadership
Master of Science in Counseling: Option in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling
Bachelor of Social Sciences:Major in Psychology

Areas of Expertise:
Counselor education and supervision; marriage, family, and child therapy; cross cultural issues; professional efficacy; leadership; student development; educational guidance; consultation; conflict resolution

Lee, Song: Department Chair/Coordinator, Pupil Personnel Services Program


Office: Education Building, Rm350
Phone: 559.278.0340
Email: malee@csufresno.edu

Lucey, Christopher


Associate Director, Fresno Family Counseling Center

Office: Education Building, Rm437
Phone: (559) 278-0407
Email: clucey@csufresno.edu

Pierce, Marinn

Marinn Pierce
Office: Education Building, Rm347
Phone: 559.278.0340
Email: lpierce@csufresno.edu

B.M. in Music Education
M.S. in Community Counseling
Ed.S. in Community Counseling
Ph.D. in Counselor Education

Areas of Expertise:
Counselor Development
Crisis and Trauma Counseling
Integration of Spirituality in Counseling
Counseling for Wellness
Counseling Children and Youth

Pitt, Jenelle: Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Jenelle Pitt
Office: Education Building, Rm435
Phone: 559.278.0304
Email: jepitt@csufresno.edu


Areas of Expertise:
Multiculturalism, Diversity, & Social Justice
Counselor Preparation
Organizational Behavioral Issues in State VR Agencies

Raheem, Malik: Path Facilitator, SACC Counselor Education Program

Malik Raheem
Office: Education Building, Rm349
Phone: 559.278.0326
E-mail: mraheem@csufresno.edu

Shaeffer, Ruth

Ruth Schaeffer

Office: Education Building, Rm350
Phone: (559) 278-0340
Email: rshaeffe@csufresno.edu

Sharma, Gitima

Gitima Sharma
Office: Education Building, Rm 463
Phone: 559.278.0069
E-mail: gsharma@csufresno.edu

Ph.D., Counselor Education                                                                                                                     
The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Counseling      
Michigan State University
M.S., Child Development    
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India

Areas of Expertise:
Sense of purpose, meaning, persistence, college access, retention, and identity development among school and college students.

Smith, Dan

Office: Education Building, Rm441
Phone: 559.278.0329
E-mail: dans@csufresno.edu

EdD - University of Northern Colorado, 1977

Areas of Expertise:
Counseling Techniques
Professional Practices, Laws, and Ethics for Therapists
Field Practice Supervision

Valencia, Albert

Albert Valencia
Office: Education Building, Rm331
Phone: 559.278.0283
Email: albertv@csufresno.edu

Ed.D.   University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
M.S.    San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
B.A     California State University, Los Angeles, CA
A.A.     Los Angeles City College, CA

Areas of Expertise:
* Intimate Partner Violence
* Multicultural Issues in Counseling
* The impact of violence on the learning and development of children
* Presence of culture in psychology
* The art and craft of mentoring
* Transnational ties and the immigrant self

Weir, Kyle Coordinator, Counselor Education Program


Office: Education Building, Rm433
Phone: (559) 278-0169
Email: kweir@csufresno.edu