Counseling Services Staff
Leslie Armeniox, PhD, LPC, BC-DMT, Associate Director
Leslie is a seasoned professional with many years experience counseling people of all ages. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy with a specialty in Dance/Movement Therapy from Hahnemann University (now Drexel), and is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Previously she worked in private practice, hospitals, schools, colleges, emergency services, and intensive outpatient treatment, and specialized in treatment of trauma, relationships, eating disorders, ADHD, obesity, and depression. She also has extensive experience in wellness and complimentary medicine. Leslie uses a person-centered and constructivist approach that places importance on the therapeutic relationship, personal choices, compassion, and creative collaboration with clients.
Andrew Polloi, MA, Counselor
Andrew received his MA in counseling psychology from UH Hilo. Andrew seeks to create a supportive, culturally sensitive, understanding, sincere and approachable working alliance. Andrew's approach to counseling is based on cognitive-behavioral theories and humanistic and person-centered theories. Andrew invites student to explore their potential and make the most of their personal and academic experiences. Andrew also directs the Men of Strength program at UH Hilo.
David C. Herzog, PsyD, MFA, RYT, Counselor
David is a licensed psychologist who has been working in university counseling for several years serving diverse student populations. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. He has experience working with a wide range of student concerns including anxiety, depression, personal and professional identity, LGBTQIA issues and trauma. He is certified in EMDR. David's relational approach is holistic incorporating Eastern and Western psychology. He aims to help individuals access internal resources that they can compassionately identify and break through barriers so they can be more empowered and creative expressions of themselves. He also earned a master’s in fine art from Mills College, in Oakland, California and received his certification as a yoga instructor from the White Lotus Institute in Santa Barbara, California.