Staff Contacts

Terence HanniganTerence P. Hannigan, Ph.D., ABPP

(718) 862-7975

Dr. Terence P. Hannigan is the director of Manhattan College’s Counseling Center and Health Services. He earned a B.A. (Spanish and psychology) and M.A. (Spanish) from New York University, an M.S. (counseling) from Long Island University, a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. (1998) in counseling psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Hannigan completed his internship at Hudson River Psychiatric Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and a residency at Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates, Laredo, Texas. 

Prior to coming to Manhattan College he served as the director of student counseling, psychological and disability services at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. He also worked as an assistant professor of psychology and then served as director of student counseling services and disability services for students at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas. He is board certified in counseling psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in New York state.

Hannigan’s experience and research interests include transitions, especially cross-cultural adjustment of college students, Peace Corps volunteers, immigrants and other sojourners, homesickness, study abroad and international students. He has published several articles on these topics and has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile (1980-81). He welcomes all Manhattan College students to this office and appreciates hearing their concerns.


Jennifer McArdle, LMHC
Assistant Director
(718) 862-7395

Jennifer McArdle is the assistant director of Manhattan College’s Counseling Center and Health Services. She is a licensed mental health counselor and has been a therapist at the Counseling Center since January 2000. Jennifer graduated from the mental health program at Manhattan College in 2007.

Her approach to counseling is holistic, fostering an individual's growth and healthy development in the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social areas. She embraces the Catholic Lasallian tradition of the College in respecting the inherent dignity of each individual.

McArdle has worked as a clinician for the past 16 years, providing crisis counseling, individual and group psychotherapy to a varied population. She utilizes a wide-range of therapeutic approaches with a specific focus on cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy interventions to help treat individuals. Her clinical background includes individual psychotherapy, clinical training and supervision and psycho-educational groups.  Prior to joining the counseling staff at Manhattan College, she worked as a counselor at the Riverdale Mental Health Association, as a research assistant at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and as an adjunct professor in the psychology department at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.


Keith CunniffeKeith Cunniffe, LCSW
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor

(718) 862-7140

Keith Cunniffe is a licensed clinical social worker. He was awarded a master's degree (MSW) in social work in 1996 from The Hunter Graduate School of Social Work. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in the treatment of trauma from The Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, awarded in 2004.

He has experience in providing clinical services to children, adolescents, adults and older adults. He is also experienced working with specialized populations including those with severe mental illness, clients with substance abuse problems and our nation's veterans.

In addition to his clinical work, since 2006, he has been an adjunct professor at The Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Since 2009, he has been the alcohol and other drug counselor at Manhattan College, primarily during evening hours. He also provides counseling services to Manhattan College students in matters other than alcohol and drugs. 

He enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, listening to music, reading and traveling.


Christin NedumchiraChristin Nedumchira, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist

Dr. Christin Nedumchira is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned an undergraduate degree in computer applications from Stella Maris College in Chennai, India, and a B.S. in interdisciplinary studies from NYIT. Dr. Nedumchira graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010 with a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.). She
completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the Karen Horney Clinic. She is a graduate of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis and worked as a therapist at the Karen Horney Clinic prior to arriving at the Manhattan College Counseling Center.

Nedumchira has experience working with children, adolescents and adults from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has worked in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics and college counseling centers. Her clinical experience includes working with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma and interpersonal relationships, and utilizing various treatment modalities including individual, group and family therapy, as well as intake assessments and psychological testing. Nedumchira works from a psychodynamic framework, focusing on exploring and understanding clients’ concerns, and examining the impact of past and present experiences on clients’ functioning. She utilizes psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to assist clients in alleviating symptoms and changing ways of functioning. Her areas of interest include transitional issues, identity development, issues related to adjustment and acculturation (homesickness, culture shock etc.), and multicultural issues.


Andrea HymanAndrea V. Hyman