CAPS Staff

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Director
Susan Prieto-Welch, Ph.D., HSPP
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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
Pronouns: he/him/his
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
Senior Staff Therapists
Alyssa Boer, Psy.D., HSPP
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Midwestern University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive-Behavioral; Interpersonal; Relational
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Trauma and recovery; sexual assault recovery; power-based violence; gender and sexual diversity; identity development; interpersonal/relational concerns; mindfulness; group psychotherapy; supervision and training
Chase Dudine, M.S., LMHC
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Indiana State University; Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic, integrated with strengths-based and mindfulness approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression; anxiety; relationship difficulties; grief and loss; crisis intervention; stress management; couples; anger management; group therapy; and video games and mental health
Chris Durbin, M.S.W., LCSW, ACSW
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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
Jonathan Ishoy, M.S., LMHC
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Westminster College; Professional Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Existential therapy and Integrative approaches of Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic therapies
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Thanatology; grief and loss; professional ethics; trauma and PTSD; depression and anxiety; substance use; nontraditional students; interpersonal/relational concerns; and identity development
Brianna Johnson, Psy.D., HSPP
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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
Donna L. Lazarick, Ph.D., HSPP
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
University of Notre Dame; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Trauma informed therapy; cognitive behavioral; interpersonal-process
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Women’s issues; diversity; recovery from physical, emotional and sexual abuse; EMDR; Depression and Anxiety; Mindfulness; Stress Management; Coping with ADHD; Social Anxiety; and Introversion.
Michelle Lehman, M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Indiana University, Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative approach of Humanistic Approach; Strengths Based Perspective; Systems Theory; Cognitive Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression; self-esteem and self-worth; grief and loss; stress management; life transition/development; crisis intervention and relationship issues
Jerome "Jerry" L. Mattern, M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: he/him/his
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
Lindsey Millburg, M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative Approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Solution-Focused Therapy; Strengths Perspective; and Supportive Therapies
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Identity Development issues (race, ethnicity, cultural, gender, sexual orientation); Diversity issues (including racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, spiritual, gender differences and affiliation); Mood-related disorders (depression, anxiety, anger, etc.); Social Justice and Advocacy; Self-Esteem; Self-Care/Stress Management; Outreach and Prevention services; Interpersonal/Relational concerns; Mindfulness; Couples Therapy
Jennifer Morales, M.A., LMHC
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Argosy University; Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Humanistic Model with Integrative Approach (Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Strengths Based)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Trauma; Abuse; Sexual Abuse; Mood Disorders; Crisis Intervention and Stabilization; Substance Use Disorders
Theresa Nutten, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Western Michigan University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT); Relational-Cultural Therapy through a multicultural lens
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Identity Development issues (race, ethnicity, cultural, gender, sexual orientation); Diversity issues (including racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, religion and spiritual, gender differences and affiliation); Mood related disorders; anxiety related disorder; grief and trauma; interpersonal and relational concerns; and self-care management
Andrew O'Neall, Psy.D., HSPP
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    .Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Mindfulness, Couple and other Relationship Therapy; Psychological Triage
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    .Inclusive perspectives first and foremost in working with individuals from all backgrounds, Talk therapy from integrative perspectives, Logical positivist perspectives on individual functioning, Identity development, Nonjudgmental awareness, Mindfulness as a set of practices beyond talking about problems and self, Values based interventions including discussion of perspectives such as individual experiences and contexts, faith, and other personal values or beliefs. Trauma recovery, Health psychology, Sports and performance psychology
Yanqun "Penny" Peng, Ph.D., LMFT
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Kansas State University; Couple and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy; family system theory; and mindfulness
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Multicultural and diversity issues (including racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation); relationship and marital issues (including marital fights, infidelity, and sex); couple therapy; grief and trauma; international and first generation student population
  • Can offer therapy in Mandarin or English
Margot Schuerman, Psy.D., HSPP
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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
Rebecca Sprague. M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
IUPUI University; Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive-Behavioral; Humanistic; Holistic; Strength-Based; Mindfulness
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Holistic approach to wellness; personality disorders, grief/loss; mood disorders; family relationships; adoption; severe mental illness; self-esteem, mindfulness; poverty; public education/life-long learning
Laura L. Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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
Pronouns: he/him/his
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
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Groups Coordinator
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
Cydney Woolley, M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff 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
Andrew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP
Pronouns: he/him/his
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.
Pronouns: he/him/his
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.
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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
Psychiatry Resident
Jonathan Withers, MD
Psychiatry Resident
IU School of Medicine – Indianapolis
Care Manager
Luis J. Balcazar Jr., M.S.W., LCSW
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
Karen Westfall Collier, M.S.W., LCSW
she/her/hers
Care Manager
Indiana University, Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral; Strengths perspective; Family Systems
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Initial Assessment; depression; anxiety; stress management; group therapy
Psychology Resident
Rose Herndier, Psy.D.
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Psychology Resident
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Interpersonal, Humanistic, CBT)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Mood and anxiety concerns; gender and sexual diversity; mindfulness; interpersonal/relational/familial concerns; self-care/stress management; outreach and prevention services; group therapy
Psychology Interns in Health Service Psychology
Jared Gorfinkel, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate
Psychology Intern
Wright Institute; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Contemporary Psychodynamic; Relational Psychotherapy; Humanistic; Queer-affirming)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Transitions; identity development; multicultural and diversity concerns; gender and sexuality diversity; harm reduction
Kate Romine, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Psychology Intern
Pacific University - Oregon; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (humanistic/existential, psychodynamic, postmodern)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression; problems with adjustment; trauma and post-traumatic growth; military/veterans; couples/relationship problems; addictive patterns; family-of-origin issues; identity empowerment; first-generation and non-traditional student experiences
Casiana Warfield, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Psychology Intern
Eastern Michigan University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Third-wave Behavioral Therapies; Interpersonal Processes Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Multiculturalism; trauma and PTSD; identity development; grief and loss; interpersonal/relational issues; acculturation and enculturation; mindfulness; couples therapy; international student population
Pre-Doctoral Practicum Students
Taewon Kim, M.A.
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Practicum Student
Purdue Univesity; Counseling Psychology
Lanie Parsons, B.A.
Practicum Student
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology
Denny Putra, M.A.
Practicum Student
Purdue University; Counseling Psychology
Support Staff

Nora Dale

Tricia Emery

Debra Jordan

Ashley Norfleet

Christy Schock