Part-Time Faculty


Ling Busche

Adjunct Faculty

Ling Busche received double undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then went on to earn a Masters of Arts in School Counseling at the University of San Francisco. As a product of public school herself, she was passionate about pursuing a career in the school system. Over the past 13 years, she has worked in different roles within the educational arena. She started out as an elementary school teacher, then pursued the world of after...

Jeanmarie Cahill

Adjunct Faculty

A New York City native, Jeanmarie has lived in the Bay Area for almost thirty years. She holds both a BA and MA in Psychology and is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. Jeanmarie has worked in a variety of mental health settings primarily focusing on adolescents, young adults, adults and families. She is currently in private practice in Palo Alto. In addition to private practice and teaching, Jeanmarie has a keen interest and practice in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Mariana Chavez

Adjunct Faculty

Mariana Chavez-Picazo is a native of San Francisco and a product of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) public school system. She received a bachelor of arts in liberal studies at San Francisco State University and a master’s degree of arts/PPS credential in counseling psychology from the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. Prior to counseling, she worked in youth development for five years providing programs to youth ages 6-18 in the areas of health education...

Patricia Cowick

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Patty Cowick, MFT, is a licensed therapist of 28 years who has worked in a variety of settings: public schools, community mental health and private practice. She has been teaching at USF for the past 20 years. She teaches in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the School Counseling Program. Her courses include: Group Counseling, Theory and Practice, Parent and Child Therapy, Psychopathology, Life Transitions, Cross Cultural Counseling and Fieldwork Supervision. Her teaching style...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

Zeyda Garcia

Zeyda received her Bachelor's Degree in Raza Studies and Sociology from San Francisco State University. She received her Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco. She focused on the School Counseling and Clinical Counseling dual track while at USF. Zeyda was trained as a community organizer through Center for Third World Organizing in Oakland and has utilized those skills to support youth and families to navigate systemic issues. Prior to Counseling, she...

ThuyMinh Nguyen

Adjunct Faculty

Mimi received her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the California State University, Hayward. She received her Master's degree in School Counseling, with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the California State University, East Bay. Before working as a middle school counselor, Mimi worked with adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues, at Thunder Road Treatment Center, as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. Mimi emigrated from Vietnam and grew up in...

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the California State University, Hayward, Master's degree in School Counseling, with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the California State University, East Bay

Karolyn Palmer

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Mrs. Karolyn K. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#38766) and a Credentialed School Counselor. She currently is a School Counselor at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California and is a psychotherapist at Lafayette Family Counseling. She focuses her private practice on providing children, adolescents, and adults individual, family, and group psychotherapy. In her nineteen years of professional experience, she has gained specialized knowledge and training in the areas of...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco