Dina Matic, Ph.D.

Dina Kriakova HeadshotLicensed Psychologist

Dina completed both her undergraduate and graduate training in New York. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. Prior to joining CAPS, Dina has provided individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, teaching and consultation in a variety of educational, mental health counseling and hospital settings.

Dina really enjoys working with college students on the unique life transitions and challenges they face. She strives to create a safe and supportive environment where students can share and work on their concerns, no matter how big or small they may seem. Outside the counseling center, she enjoys music and dance.

Additional Languages Spoken

Serbian, Bulgarian, some French and Italian

Liaison to

CIR at Williams Village
Stearns West
Williams Village North
Sustainability and Social Innovation RAP
Transfer West Living and Learning Community
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Germanic and Slavic
Office of International Education (ISSS & Study Abroad)
Student in Transition Center


Counselor-In-Residence for Stearns West and Williams Village North
Cross Cultural Working Group

Groups and Workshops

Bounce Back
Understanding Self and Others

Areas of Interest

Transition and adjustment, identity development, relationship concerns, academic performance, stress management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life balance, multicultural issues and international student concerns.