Denise LeFrak Foundation Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program
Denise LeFrak Foundation Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program serves the Barnard Community providing drug and alcohol education, prevention, and intervention efforts on campus. Our purpose is to promote the healthy development of students enabling them to reach their full potential. Our aim is to encourage students to explore their options and ultimately make choices that are positive for them as individuals. We offer both individual and group counseling at no charge; and all of our services are confidential. We also facilitate and partner for events and outreach with other Barnard departments.
All ASAP Services are being offered remotely. Please contact us to set up an appointment.
The ASAP Hours: Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm except weekends and holidays.
ASAP IS A CONFIDENTIAL OFFICE
In these difficult times, ASAP wants you to know that there is online help out there for you or loved one who may need support for an alcohol or substance use problem.
The Positive Change Pathway or Six Steps to Creating Positive Change: A self-guided process to stay safe and healthy and change problematic behavior by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky.
Students have varied needs, so we provide different resources. We work with students who are:
- in recovery
- currently using alcohol and/or drugs and questioning their use
- students who are in a relationship with someone (parent, partner, or sibling) who is using alcohol or drugs
- students who are concerned about a friend's use
- students who are seeking information
ASAP seeks to provide space and opportunities to connect students for sober fun and alternatives to partying.
Questions or comments about ASAP? Send us an at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Meet the staff:
Marisa Mabli, LCSW
Marisa Mabli is a social worker who has worked as an individual and group therapist, a supervisor and administrator, and an educator. She has provided services for adults, adolescents, couples and families struggling with and impacted by substance misuse and abuse. Ms. Mabli's career has also included extensive work with women, adolescents, homeless adults and families, and young children. Ms. Mabli’s work is done through a feminist lens and includes principles of mindfulness.
Prior to joining the Furman Counseling Center Sttaff, Ms. Mabli was a full time Lecturer at CUNY Kingsborough Community College, teaching courses in the Substance Abuse Counseling Program. She has also been the director of an outpatient addiction treatment facility in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Mabli obtained her MSW at Simmons College and her BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary at SUNY Stony Brook. She also completed training in Spirituality and Social Work from NYU School of Social Work Post-Masters Certificate Program.
Ms. Mabli graduated from the Post-Graduate Training Program at the Women's Therapy Centre Institute where she obtain a Certificate in Feminist Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In addition to interest and experience working with substance use issues, she also specializes in eating and body concerns, and gender and sexual identity.