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
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
Alyssa Boer, Psy.D.
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
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
Lindsey Millburg, LCSW
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
Mei Ng, Ph.D., HSPP
Outreach and Consultation Coordinator
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
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
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
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
Cydney Woolley, LCSW
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
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
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
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Contemporary Psychodynamic; Relational Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Grief and loss; identity concerns; trauma and PTSD; anxiety and depression; multicultural concerns; gender and sexuality diversity; family of origin issues
Shyann Beach, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate
Psychology Intern
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus ; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Interpersonal; humanistic; solution focused)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Identity development; transitions; sports psychology (particularly collegiate student athletes); strengths based therapy; multicultural and diversity issues
Corey Sheldon, M.S., Psy.D. Candidate
Psychology Intern
Eastern Kentucky University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Identity development; transitions; sports psychology (particularly collegiate student athletes); strengths based therapy; multicultural and diversity issues
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Men and masculinity issues; developmental disabilities (Autism Spectrum Disorder); psychological testing; video game addiction; group therapy
Pre-Doctoral Practicum Students
Tammy Lesher
Practicum Student
University of Indianapolis
Ankita Nikalje
Practicum Student
Purdue University
Haley Sterling
Practicum Student
Purdue University
Consulting Clinicians
Judy Anderson, Ph.D., HSPP
Consulting Therapist
Northern Illinois University
Jennifer Holmes, LCSW, CADAC II
Consulting Therapist
Indiana University School of Social Work
Support Staff

Tricia Emery

Debra Jordan

Ashley Norfleet

Christy Schock

Julie Williams