A group photo of Fairfield University's Counseling & Psychological Services staff


Counseling & Psychological Services has office hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Call us at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2146 or e-mail

Meet our therapists

Susan Birge, EdD, MS, LPC, Director 

Dena Kedra, PhD, Psychologist

Matthew Love, PsyD, Psychologist

Kimberly Tappen, PsyD, Psychologist

Mark Celano, PhD, Psychologist

Julia Smith, LCSW, Social Worker

Lisa Arnold, LADC, MFT, Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Mary Ellen Spitzfaden, MA, LPC, Psychotherapist


Psychiatric Team

Jade DeWitt, MD, Psychiatrist


Support Staff

Kathy Thopsey, Operations Assistant

Maureen DiTaranto, Operations Assistant

James Hughto, Recovery House manager



Dolan Hall, Suite 120 (next to the Health Center)

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