Graduate Student Spotlights

Justin Tausig

Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
Having earned my B.A. from NYU I knew that when I decided to go to graduate school I would investigate NYU first. The Applied Psychology program at Steinhardt had all the elements I was looking for to achieve my academic and professional goals.
My inspiration is:
Maestro Giorgio Santelli. He inspired me as a fencing Master to do the best I could in the sport no matter what the odds. He was also a role model of how to have a personal and professional life fueled by passion. Always strive for excellence and never
I would like to be remembered for:
Being an honorable person who stood up for what was right, regardless of the situation or cost.
Something I collect:
Music, Old movies and Knowledge
Why I went to Graduate School:
I learn more about Psychology so that I would be better armed to help my clients overcome their problems and challenges.
My best job ever:
A hobby I have is:
Fire Spinning, something I learned while I was living in Paris. I also play tennis when I can.
The professor who influenced me the most:
Robert Landy, Mark Johnson and Max Belkin
My favorite place to study is:
My best commuity service experience:
My secret passion is:
The Middle Ages and Renaissance
If I could take a year off I would:

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Here in New York City, the greatest city on the planet. (With Paris a very close second)
What are your plans after you graduate?
To continue working in the field of Counseling. My hope is to work as a therapist with individuals and groups and also continue helping my clients in my life coaching business,
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Placed 5th at fencing World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Took Fourth Place at World Cup Team fencing competition with the US Men's Epee Team in Poitiers, France, Bronze Medal at fencing World Cup Team competition with the US Men's Epee Team in Sydney, Australia, Bronze Medal Individual Men's Epee at fencing World Cup in Sydney, Australia, Ranked 1st overall Individual Epee in the United States for the season Placed 7th at fencing World Cup in Tallinn, Estonia, Ranked 38th in the fencing World Ranking list for the season
Community Service and Other Activities: