CAPS Staff

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Director
Susan Prieto-Welch, Ph.D., HSPP
Counseling Center Director
University of Notre Dame; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic/Object-Relations; humanistic; cognitive-behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Multicultural issues (race, ethnicity, cultural, gender, sexual orientation); survivors of sexual trauma (sexual abuse); ACOA issues; women's issues; supervision and training; grief and loss; personality disorders; diversity issues (including racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, spiritual; and gender differences and affiliation); group therapy; social justice and advocacy; use of languages other than English in the therapy process
  • Can offer therapy in Spanish or English
Assistant Directors
Kyle Kittleson, Psy.D., HSPP
Assistant Director for Clinical Services
Roosevelt University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Interpersonal Process; Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Gender and sexual diversity; multiculturalism; substance use/abuse; mood disorders; personality disorders; suicidality; identity development; supervision and training; social justice/advocacy; psychological testing
Colleen P. Maguire Jackson, Ph.D., HSPP
Assistant Director for Training
The University of Akron; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Interpersonal; Humanistic; CBT; Motivational Interviewing)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Substance abuse; mood disorders; multicultural practice; first-generation college students; relationships; career development; strength's based therapy; health psychology; group therapy; and clinical training
Donald L. Werden, Ph.D., HSPP
Assistant Director for Technology & Data Management; Interim Outreach and Consultation Coordinator
University of Oklahoma; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Interpersonal-process; cognitive-behavioral; and psychodynamic
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Executive function/ADHD coaching; couples therapy; anger management; sexual abuse and sexual assault recovery; depression and anxiety; and problem-solving and decision making; college student development; men's issues; and relationship intimacy issues
Senior Staff Therapists
Larissa Atkins, Ph.D.
Staff Therapist
Miami University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Interpersonal Process Approach with a multicultural lens; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Multicultural concerns; gender and sexual diversity; interpersonal/relational difficulties; familial concerns; psychological testing and assessment; and group therapy
Julie Beckwith, Psy.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic (Self-Psychology); Interpersonal; Mindfulness; Relational Cultural
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Eating disorders/ disordered eating; body image (Health At Every Size); interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships; personality; gender/ sexuality; multicultural/ diversity concerns; trauma; psychological testing and assessment; and college student development
Tianna Bertsch, Ph.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, multicultural)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression; anxiety; self-esteem; body image; health and wellness; multicultural issues; self-care/stress management; interpersonal and relationship issues; and college adjustment
Chris Black, Ph.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
University of Missouri - Kansas City; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Solution-Focused)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression; anxiety; mindfulness; self-esteem issues; family of origin issues; ADHD; psychological testing; group therapy
Chris Durbin, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Staff Therapist
University of California, Berkeley; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic (Self Psychology, Object Relations); Cognitive-Behavioral; Interpersonal
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression and anxiety; relationship issues; adjustment to life transitions; grief and loss issues; health and wellness; mindfulness; spirituality; codependency and ACOA issues
Brianna Johnson, Psy.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
Loma Linda University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic, Interpersonal)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Anxiety; stress management; clinical supervision and training; mindfulness; spirituality; career development and counseling; phase of life concerns; self-care; alcohol and other drugs; college student development; identity development; relational concerns; depression
Christopher Keiper, Ph.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Mindfulness-based therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Behavior Therapies
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Disordered eating and body image concerns; anxiety and mood disorders; OCD; trauma and PTSD; sexual assault; gender and sexuality; emotional dysregulation and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI); personality disorders; insomnia and sleep hygiene; LGBTQ concerns; mindfulness and skills-training
Jerome "Jerry" L. Mattern, L.C.S.W.
Staff Therapist
Indiana University, Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive behavioral therapy; strengths perspective; systems theory; interpersonal communication skill building
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Crisis management; adjustment to changes in employment and related circumstances; career counseling; identification of community and internet resources; communication skills training; anxiety and mood disorder interventions; panic disorder and recovery from trauma; ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorder; and other school related difficulties. Therapy that is sensitive to spiritual issues will be provided upon request
Amanda McKinney, Psy.D., HSPP
Psychological Testing Coordinator
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integration of CBT/ACT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and feminist theories
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Adjustment concerns; gender and sexuality; multicultural and diversity issues; skills training; grief and loss; mood disorders; psychological testing
Mei Ng, Ph.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
Ohio University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (CBT, Interpersonal, and Humanistic) with a multicultural lens
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Multicultural and diversity related concerns (including racial, ethnic, cultural, gender identity, and sexual orientation); international, first generation, and non-traditional student population; mood and anxiety concerns; stress management; health psychology (including treatment of insomnia; CBT-i); supervision and training; psychological testing
David A. Olges, PhD, MBA, MA, NCP, LMHC
Staff Therapist
Regent University; Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integration of Interpersonal Process, Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness and multicultural approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Interpersonal and relationship issues; couples and marriage issues; depression; anxiety and stress management; college student development; career development; international student concerns; disordered eating; mindfulness; spirituality; anger management; men’s issues; and family counseling
Ben Reagan, Psy.D.
Staff Therapist
Midwestern University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Interpersonal Process; relational; psychodynamic; feminist
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Gender and sexual diversity; familial issues; depression and self worth; interpersonal/relational concerns; psychological testing and assessment; group therapy; body image and eating concerns, serious mental illness
Margot Schuerman, Psy.D., HSPP
AOD Coordinator
Pacific University School of Professional Psychology; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integration of interpersonal, humanistic, gestalt, mindfulness, third-wave CBT, and multicultural approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Substance use; trauma; mood and anxiety disorders; distress tolerance and emotion regulation; grief and loss; nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), mindfulness and spirituality; positive psychology; diversity (race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.); international students, third culture students; nontraditional students; supervision and training; group therapy
  • Can offer therapy in Dutch, Thai, or English
Laura L. Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC
Staff Therapist
Illinois State University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative approach of Psychodynamic; Interpersonal; Cognitive Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Sexual abuse and sexual assault recovery; domestic violence with victims and abusers; substance abuse; mood disorders – depression and anxiety; women’s issues with a focus on using motivational interviewing and strength identification and enhancement
Gregory R. Waitkoff, Psy.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University); Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative with application- Interpersonal; Psychodynamic; Existential; Cognitive Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Change of life transitions and adjustment; mood-related disorders (depression, anxiety, anger, etc.); interpersonal and personality/characterological patterns; multicultural and diversity strengths; family of origin issues; stress identification and reduction;, training and supervision
Jennifer O. Walsh, M.A., LMHC
Staff Therapist
Ball State University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Interpersonal; Cognitive Behavioral; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Group therapy; couples therapy; outreach and prevention services; clinical training; depression and anxiety issues, particularly social anxiety; family of origin issues; adjustment issues; identity development including LGBTQ concerns
Karen Westfall Collier, L.C.S.W.
Staff Therapist
Indiana University, Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral; Strengths perspective; Family Systems
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Initial Assessment; depression; anxiety; stress management; group therapy
Andrew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP
Staff Therapist
Indiana University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic, integrated with strengths-based and mindfulness approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Periods of life transition; students with disabilities; and video games and mental health
Psychiatric Staff
John R. Thompson, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist
Indiana University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric
Fellowship: Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; consultation; and ADHD
Julianna Troy, M.D., M.P.H.
Staff Psychiatrist
Tulane University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency: University of California, San Francisco
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Cognitive-Behavioral; Interpersonal; Existential
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; and ADHD
Mark Reef, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; mood disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; and ADHD
Erin E. Perry, RN, BSN
Staff RN
Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Childhood development
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Pediatrics; Pulmonary Pediatrics; family centered care; advocacy; diverse populations; patient health and wellness education; and family relationships
Care Manager
Luis J. Balcazar Jr., MSW
Care Manager
Boston College School of Social Work; Clinical, Mental Health
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Solution Focused Therapy; Internal Family Systems; Mindfulness; Strengths Perspective; Systems Theory
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Identity Development issues (race, ethnicity, cultural, gender, sexual orientation); Diversity issues (including racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, spiritual; and gender differences and affiliation); Mood-related disorders (depression, anxiety, anger, etc.); Social Justice and Advocacy; Group Therapy; Family Therapy; Couples Therapy
  • Can offer therapy in Spanish or English
Psychology Resident
Zhen Li, Ph.D.
Psychology Resident
Brigham Young University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integration of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Mindfulness, and Existential approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression and anxiety; identity development; trauma; spirituality; couples therapy; group therapy; acculturation; multicultural and diversity issues; career assessment
  • Can offer therapy in Mandarin or English
Kate Esterline, Ph.D.
Psychology Resident
University of Kansas; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Cognitive-Behavioral; Interpersonal; Mindfulness; Motivational Interviewing)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Sexual behavior and identity issues (including sexual orientation, gender expression, and romantic/sexual relationships); interpersonal and relationship problems; emotion regulation; communication skills; couples therapy; group therapy
Psychology Interns in Health Service Psychology
Carolyn Alter, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate
Psychology Intern
Adler University, Chicago; Clinical Psychology
Shyann Beach, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate
Psychology Intern
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus ; Clinical Psychology
Corey Sheldon, M.S., Psy.D. Candidate
Psychology Intern
Eastern Kentucky University; Clinical Psychology
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Consulting Therapist
Cydney Woolley, LCSW
Consulting Therapist
Brigham Young University; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integration of Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Supportive, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapies
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression; anxiety; relationship difficulties; sexual trauma recovery; intimate partner abuse; grief and loss; crisis intervention; life transition; international and third culture (TCI) student socio-cultural adjustment
Support Staff

Tricia Emery

Debra Jordan

Ashley Norfleet

Christy Schock

Julie Williams