The Student Counseling Service staff includes:

  • Maria Deutscher, Ph.D., Director, Student Counseling Services
  • Stacey Wright, MPH, LCSW

All staff members have extensive professional experience working with young adults in an academic setting. Please refer to the short biographies listed below for more detailed information about each counselor, as well as their direct contact information.

Maria Deutscher, Ph.D.

Director, Student Counseling Services

440 Lenox Road, Apt. 1M
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-1408

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Dr. Maria Deutscher earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. She has been in private practice for over 20 years. Her clients include young adults facing life challenges and often struggling with anxiety, depression and relationships. She incorporates many modalities, including talk therapy, CBT and mindfulness. Her career started at Jacobi Hospital, developing an understanding of the range of mental illnesses, the use of medication, dual diagnoses and the destructive impact of poverty and inquity on the mental health of her patients. She taught and supervised psychology interns and medical students. Dr. Deutscher is a lifelong New Yorker with strong community ties. She has been very involved in the public schools her son has attended, her neighborhood association and synagogue, serving on all their boards. When not working, she enjoys spending time and cooking for gatherings of friends and family, and being outdoors.

Stacey Wright, MPH, LCSW.

Counselor, Student Counseling Services

440 Lenox Road, Apt. 1M
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Stacey Wright

Stacey Wright is a bilingual, bi-cultural clinical social worker who was also trained in sociomedical sciences as a public health professional. In her work, Stacey centers the power of human connection - integrating narrative, healing justice, culture, spirituality, and trauma-responsive practices in her approach to advancing individual and collective healing.  

Stacey received a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and a Master of Social Work from New York University. Stacey is a native New Yorker who stays rooted in community through her connection to faith, family, urban gardening, and community theater.