Vincent Kiefner

Dr. Vincent Kiefner is a licensed psychologist at Columbia Health. Vincent earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Pennsylvania State University and his M.Ed. in College Counseling from the University of Delaware. He completed his B.A. in Psychology at Temple University where he also participated in the Honors Psychology program.

Vincent has a keen interest in college student mental health having served in different roles at four institutions of higher learning since 2003. He has experience in a broad range of counseling center activities, including, among others, crisis intervention, administrative evaluations, and outreach.

Vincent works from a psychodynamic framework but also incorporates multicultural, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational interviewing approaches into his practice. He feels it is a privilege to work with college students as they represent a unique population with special interests and challenge. While Vincent is comfortable with a wide variety of client populations and presenting concerns, he has particular expertise working with first generation students, artists, architectural students, students who identify as GLBTIQ, international students, relationship issues, trauma, and body image concerns.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed., University of Delaware
  • B.A., Temple University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the states of New York and New Jersey

Professional Experience:

  • Kean University, Counseling, Disability, Alcohol and Other Drug Services
  • Pratt Institute, Health and Counseling Services
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, Health and Counseling Services
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychology, Purchase College, State University of New York
  • Pre-doctoral Internship in Psychology, University of Rochester