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Emily C. Klear, LMFT
• 
Donna Baptiste, Ed.D., LCP, LMFT
• 
Neil Venketramen, LMFT
• April 17, 2020

In this time of quarantine, not only do new struggles arise, but old ones can be exacerbated with the shattering of routines and a lack of personal space and distance. Even in the best of circumstances, spending 24 hours a day together in the same space can present difficulties, and when we add anxiety, upended routines, new responsibilities and financial and domestic stressors into the mix, many couples are navigating uncharted waters.

Emily Klear, LMFT, Donna Baptiste, Ed.D., LCP, LMFT, and Neil Venketraman, LMFT, answered questions.

Emily C. Klear, LMFT

Director of Couple Services

Ms. Klear is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Fellow, and a candidate for their Approved Supervisor position. Currently, Ms. Klear is a teaching assistant, providing clinical supervision to students in the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in the Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies.

Donna Baptiste, Ed.D., LCP, LMFT

Department Chair, Counseling Program (on campus & online)
Clinical Professor
Therapist

Dr. Baptiste, in practicing therapy, is not just "flying by the seat of [her] pants." Apart from being a therapist, she is also a mental health educator and scholar, and both her interventions and guidance are based in research science, while maintaining best practices. Ms. Baptiste values and integrates mental and emotional wellness practices in her work.

Neil Venketramen, LMFT

Therapist

Mr. Venketramen helps couples, individuals and families overcome a variety of conflicts related to finances, attachment styles, intimacy, addictions, family transitions, mood disorders, infidelity and discernment therapy.