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CAPS Staff

The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) includes licensed psychologists, board certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, and post-doctoral residents. All of our staff are generalists and see students presenting with a variety of issues and possess experience in working with diverse student populations. CAPS operates from a "de-centralized" community psychology model. While many of our staff are located at our Central Office (Galbraith Hall 190), in order to increase access for students, the majority of our staff are located at the seven undergraduate colleges, graduate student housing, the Campus Community Centers, and Student Health Services. 

CAPS Staff 2021-22

CAPS Staff 2021-22

Click on Sections below for individual staff bios!

Counseling Staff

  • Bryan Balvaneda, Ph.D.

    Bryan Balvaneda, Ph.D.

    Post-Doctoral Resident / Student Health Services
    University of Massachusetts Boston

    Pronouns: He/His/Him.

    Clinical Interests: Multicultural and Diversity Issues, Identity Development, Social Justice and Activism, Increasing Access to Care, Alternative Service Models, Community Outreach, Anxiety and Depression, Behavioral Medicine, CBT, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion. My theoretical orientation is involves an integrative approach that primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Mindfulness/Acceptance-based approaches, and is also informed by Feminist/Multicultural Therapy framework to consider identity, diversity, and systemic issues in addressing a person’s areas of concern.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish.

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA); Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

  • Erin Bartelma, Psy.D.

    Erin Bartelma, Psy.D.

    Psychologist / Roosevelt College
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Clinical Interests: Sport and performance psychology, health and wellness, academic success, stress management, adjustment and life transitions, managing depression and anxiety, identity formation, multicultural counseling, relationship issues, healthy communication skills, substance abuse, grief and loss, and working with student veterans. Theoretical orientation integrates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: CAPS: Co-Coordinator of Wellness Peer Education Program; Well-Being Cluster Advisory Board

  • Sarah Bromley, LCSW

    Sarah Bromley, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Central Office
    California State University, Fresno

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Stress management, Managing depression and anxiety, Relationship issues, Adjustment and life transition issues, Care Coordination and Advocacy.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers

  • Sophia Chang, Psy.D. CGP

    Sophia Chang, Psy.D. CGP

    Group Coordinator
    Psychologist / Marshall College

    California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

    Pronouns: She/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Couple’s Therapy; Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)/Emotion Regulation; Interpersonal Relationship Issues; Infidelity; Process Group & Group Psychotherapy; Identity Exploration and Development; Conflicts with Family of Origin; Depression and Suicidal Thoughts; Diversity and Multi-cultural Counseling; Self-esteem and Insecurity; Sexuality or Sexual Concerns.

    Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese

    Affiliations: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)

  • Wenhsin Chang, Ph.D.

    Wenhsin Chang, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Sixth College
    University of Wisonsin, Milwalkee

    Pronouns: She/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Inner child, Relationships, Cultural adjustments. Psychotherapy approaches include: client-center therapy, Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mind-body connection.

    Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, and Tawainese

    Affiliations: American Psychological Associationo (APA)

  • Sarah Clavell-Storer, Ph.D.

    Sarah Clavell-Storer, Ph.D.

    Assistant Clinical Director 
    Psychologist / Central Office
    California School of Professional Psychology

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Managing depression and anxiety; Adjustment and life transitions; Multicultural counseling; Women’s issues; Sexual and gender identity development; Veteran’s issues; Body image concerns; Childhood abuse; Relationships. Theoretical orientation integrates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Gila Cohen, MSW LCSW

    Gila Cohen, MSW LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Central Office 
    New York University

    Pronouns: she/her/hers 

    Clinical Interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma and recovery, crisis intervention, mindfulness, harm reduction, relapse prevention, managing depression and anxiety, stress management, adjustment and life transitions, interpersonal relationships, eating and body image issues, self -esteem, wellness, empowerment, and advocacy. 

    Languages Spoken: English 

    Affiliations: UCSD CARE Program, Early Psychosis Specialty Clinic, and UCSD Mother, Child, and Adolescent HIV Program. 

  • David Diaz, Ph.D.

    David Diaz, Ph.D.

    Post-Doctoral Resident / Warren College
    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    Clinical Interests: College success and wellbeing, adjustment and life transitions,  academic/career development, anxiety, grief/living with loss, substance use,  first-generation college students, graduate students, managing disabilities while in college, trauma, and overall wellbeing of students with underrepresented/marginalized identities. I work with clients using an approach that is person-centered, multicultural, social justice oriented, and grounded in cognitive-behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and other mindfulness-based interventions.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish (native speaker).

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA); National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA); Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP); UCSD Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

  • Judy Goodman-Fermin, Ph.D.

    Judy Goodman-Fermin, Ph.D.

    Training Director 
    Psychologist / Central Office
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Adjustment and Life Transitions; Managing Depression and Anxiety; Stress Management; Self-esteem; Enhancing Self-efficacy through Communication and Assertiveness training; Women’s Issues; Social Justice; Multiracial/Ethnic Identity and Relationships; Mind/Body/Spirit Connections; International Student Experience; Cultural Sensitivity and Competency. Theoretical orientation integrates cognitive-behavioral, dynamic, and positive psychology.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: California Psychological Association; San Diego Psychological Association, CAPS Academic Affairs liaison

  • Rhonda Hackshaw, Ph.D.

    Rhonda Hackshaw, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Roosevelt College
    University of Florida

    Pronouns: She/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Managing Depression and Anxiety; Mindfulness Meditation; Mindfulness Relapse Prevention; Stress Management; Wellness and Holistic Care; Sleep Hygiene; Chronic Illness/Pain Management; Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology; Athletic Peak Performance; Self-Hypnosis; Goal-Setting; Academic Performance; Disordered Eating Issues; Multiracial/Ethnic Identity; International Student Experience; Cultural Sensitivity and Competency; Healthy Relationships; Assertiveness Training; Group Therapy; Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery. Theoretical orientation integrates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and multicultural feministic approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association; San Diego Psychological Association, Sport Psychology Committee; Liaison, UCSD Athletic Department

  • Scott Hansen, Ph.D.

    Scott Hansen, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Central Office
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Clinical Interests: The science of romantic love and relational compatibility; evolutionary psychology; philosophical psychology; the concept of self; verification/falsification of psychological claims; performance psychology; the psychology of religion. Theoretical orientation integrates Psychodynamic, Existential, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association, Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice; San Diego Psychological Association, Orange County Psychological Association

  • Tyler Hatchel, Ph.D.

    Tyler Hatchel, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Revelle College
    University of Florida

    Pronouns: he/him

    Clinical Interests: Anxiety, depression, adjustment and life transitions, identity development, digital media issues, sexuality and gender diversity, trauma, graduate student issues, suicide, making meaning and existential matters, as well as interpersonal relationship concerns. My theoretical framework is integrated drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, person-centered therapy, feminist and multicultural frameworks, as well as existential, strength-based, mindfulness, and narrative approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Alyssa Hufana, Ph.D.

    Alyssa Hufana, Ph.D.

    Post-Doctoral Resident / Revelle College
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Pronouns: She/Her

    Clinical Interests: resilience and wellness from a cultural context and holistic perspective; intergenerational and historical trauma; intersecting and marginalized identities; BIPOC students; Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations; Filipino American psychology; first-generation college and graduate students; non-traditional students; substance use; substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; emotional/mood dysregulation; anxiety and perfectionism; relationship and interpersonal issues; family of origin issues.Theoretical orientation integrates Relational-Cultural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systems Approaches, and Feminist and Multicultural Frameworks.

    Languages Spoken: English.

    Affiliations: Division 17: Society for Counseling Psychology, Division 45: Society for the Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race; American Psychological Association (APA); Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), UCSD CAPS: Tritons Flourishing Initiative.

  • Mojgan Jahan, Psy.D.

    Mojgan Jahan, Psy.D.

    Psychologist / Revelle College
    Wright Institute

    Clinical Interests: Building resilience to stress, depression, anxiety, identity formation and transition stress, immigration and acculturation, self-compassion and mindfulness.

    Languages Spoken: English and Farsi

    Affiliations: Liaison: UC San Diego School of Medicine; American Psychological Association; Adaptive Leadership Network ; A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems

  • Reina Juarez, Ph.D.

    Reina Juarez, Ph.D.

    Director
    Psychologist / Central Office
    California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

    Pronouns: She/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Innovative, integrative, empirically-based treatment modalities and evidence based practice in psychology; establishment and maintenance of diverse, inclusive, healthy and thriving living and learning environments; prevention through community outreach and psycho-educational interventions; critical incident and emergency management systems response; trauma and resilience; interpersonal neurobiology; enhancement of psycho-social behavioral capabilities and the evolving Self; developmental passages of young and middle adulthood, partnerships and families; Mindfulness practice and wellness life styles; Psychology and the arts; the psychology of international relations; consultation, leadership and organizational behavior. Psychotherapy approaches include: Psychodynamic Self-Psychology, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Strategic Problem Solving Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Re-decision Therapy, Community and Systems Psychology.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association; Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education (OCCDHE); Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD); Consultant for California Jurisprudence and Professional Ethics Examination (CJPEE), California Board of Psychology

  • Alison Kempter Diaz, LCSW

    Alison Kempter Diaz, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Central Office
    George Mason University / University of New England

    Pronouns: She, her, hers, ella/suya

    Clinical Interests: Innovative, integrative, empirically-based treatment modalities and evidence based practice; prevention through community outreach and psycho-educational interventions; Bystander Movement approach to preventing gender-based violence and sexual assault; implementing a trauma-informed and resilience-based organizational and community approach; developmental passages of young adulthood, partnerships, and families; mindfulness practice and wellness lifestyles; mental health and the creative arts; consultation, leadership and organizational behavior; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Mentalization Based Therapy; LGBTQIA+ population and gender diversity; multicultural and diversity issues; relationships; sexual assault/abuse recovery; sexual health; sleep hygiene; stress management; Latinx/Chicanx students; first and second generation immigrants; acculturative stressors; first generation college students; migratory trauma;  mindfulness; managing depression and anxiety, chronic stress related to systemic oppression; adjustment and life transitions; strengths based approaches; Motivational Interviewing; and solution-focused therapy.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

    Affiliations: Coming soon.

  • Carly Knauf, Psy.D.

    Carly Knauf, Psy.D.

    Post-Doctoral Resident / Seventh College
    University of Denver

    Pronouns: She/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: ADHD, Adjustment and Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness Training, Couples, Depression, Disabilities, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Identity Development, LGBTQIA+ Population and Gender Diversity, Multicultural and Diversity Issues, Relationships, Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery, Sexual Health, Sleep Hygiene, Stress Management, and Trauma -Posttraumatic Growth. My theoretical orientation integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Culturally Informed Interventions, Systems, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA); San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA), UCSD CAPS: Tritons Flourishing Initiative

  • Kimberly Knight-Ortiz, LCSW

    Kimberly Knight-Ortiz, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Muir College
    San Diego State University

    Pronouns: she/hers/ella

    Clinical Interests: First Generation College Students, Latinx/Chicanx Students, Building Positive Coping, Health and Wellness, Stress Management, Adjustment to Life Transitions, Managing Depression and Anxiety, Identity Formation (including gender and sexuality), Multicultural Counseling, Interpersonal Issues, Healthy Communication Skills, Grief and Loss, and student Veterans. My theoretical orientation integrates Multicultural Feminist Therapy, Client Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

    Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • Christina Lambert, Ph.D.

    Christina Lambert, Ph.D.

    Program Manager, Graduate and Professional School Students 
    Psychologist / Marshall College
    Arizona State University

    Clinical Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Motivation, Performance, Goal Achievement, Focus, Career Discernment, Meaning, Relationships, Assertiveness, and Grief. My theoretical orientation incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Narrative and Multicultural approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA), Graduate Career Consortium (GCC)

  • Fengqin Lian, Ph.D.

    Fengqin Lian, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Warren College
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, OCD, Relationships, Sense of self, Living through different cultures, Living in general. Psychotherapy approaches include: Client-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

    Languages Spoken: English and Mandarin

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association, Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society

  • Emily Limas, Ph.D.

    Emily Limas, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Central Office & Marshall College
    University of Indiana

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Identity issues, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, family of origin concerns, stress management, women's issues, graduate student issues, first generation, trauma, couples, multicultural/diversity issues. My approach is genuine, compassionate, flexible, and collaborative. I often blend Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, Multi-Cultural, Feminist, Existential-humanistic, Attachment, and Family Systems approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA)

  • Louie Limas, Ph.D.

    Louie Limas, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Sixth College
    Indiana University

    Clinical Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Latinx, AAPI, Graduate students, and Esports. Psychotherapy approaches include: Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: UCSD: APIMEDA and Raza liaison 

  • Noreen Marsland, Psy.D.

    Noreen Marsland, Psy.D.

    Post-Doctoral Resident / Sixth College
    Graduate School of Psychology, Pacific University

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Clinical Interests: Body Image and Eating Concerns, LGBTQQIAA+, Identity Development and Intersectionality, Multicultural and Diversity Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety,  ADHD, Substance Use, Interpersonal Relationships, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, First Generation, Student Veterans, and ROTC Cadets.  My theoretical orientation integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process, Humanistic, and Psychodynamic.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA); World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and Student Veterans of America (SVA).

  • Michael McGlenn, Psy.D.

    Michael McGlenn, Psy.D.

    Psychologist / Student Health Services - Behavioral Health
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Clinical Interests: Stress management, depression and anxiety, reactions to traumatic events, adjustment issues, mental health issues that exist with medical/physical problems, men’s health, military Veteran health, relationship conflict, sleep difficulties, cultural-identity formation, and self-worth issues. My theoretical orientation uses cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Benjamin Metta Penhas, Psy.D.

    Benjamin Metta Penhas, Psy.D.

    Psychologist / Central Office
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Clinical Interests: Multicultural and diversity Issues, immigration and acculturation stress/trauma, sports & performance psychology, academic Success and performance, depression, anxiety, relationships, identity development, ADHD/ focus and concentration, healthy communication skills, substance abuse, adjustment and life transitions, trauma, sexuality and LGBTQIA+ concerns. My theoretical orientation integrates: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA); Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP); CAPS: UCSD Athletics

  • Melissa Miller, LCSW

    Melissa Miller, LCSW

    Referral Coordinator, Central Office 
    San Diego State University

    Clinical Interests: Interpersonal stressors and stage of life concerns, mind-body wellness and integrated health care, women’s health, academic success, coping with change and stress reduction skills, managing depression and anxiety, identity formation, multicultural counseling, relationship issues, healthy communication skills and boundary-setting, substance abuse, grief and loss, and peri/post-partum mental health and wellness. Theoretical orientation integrates narrative, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, clinical case management, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers

  • Irma Cano Murphy, MSW LCSW

    Irma Cano Murphy, MSW LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Central Office 
    San Diego State University

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Care Coordination and Advocacy, Strength Based Methods, Multicultural Issues, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Motivational Interviewing, Sexual Health, Solution-Focused Approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

    Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW); Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)

  • Tiffany O'Meara, Ph.D.

    Tiffany O'Meara, Ph.D.

    Director of Outreach 
    Psychologist / Central Office
    University of Southern California

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Anxiety disorders; Building social confidence; Stress management; Multicultural, human sexuality, and women's issues; Theoretical orientation includes cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: CAPS: Coordinator of Wellness Peer Education Program; Well-Being Cluster Advisory Board)

  • Kevin Ramotar, Psy.D.

    Kevin Ramotar, Psy.D.

    Quality and Compliance
    Psychologist / Central Office
    California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Clinical Interests: Identity development; emerging adulthood adjustment issues; transition stress; family relationships; mood/anxiety; ADHD; substance use issues; grief and loss; human sexuality; men’s issues; technology and mental health; relationship distress; 1st generation experiences; and multicultural/diversity issues.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA); APA Division 43 (Family Psychology); LACPA; SDPA, ATSA

  • Lilian Salcedo, Psy.D.

    Lilian Salcedo, Psy.D.

    Psychologist / OASIS
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Clinical Interests: Stress management, depression, anxiety, adjustment and life transitions, grief and loss, acculturation stress, first generation college student issues, trauma, and family of origin issues.

    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association; San Diego Psychological Association

  • Kaitlyn Saulman, Psy.D.

    Kaitlyn Saulman, Psy.D.

    Post-Doctoral Resident / Eleanor Roosevelt College
    California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

    Pronouns: She/her/her

    Clinical Interests: Clinical interests: Adjustment and Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Identity Development, Mood Regulation, Sexual Well-Being, Sex Work, Transfer and Non-Traditional Students, and Trauma and Survivors of Interpersonal Violence. I practice from a trauma-informed theoretical orientation that incorporates interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Culturally Humble Frameworks, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Somatic-based Frameworks.

    Languages Spoken: English.

    Affiliations: CAPS Sport Psychology Outreach/Resource Team (SPORT).

  • Rina Schul, Ph.D.

    Rina Schul, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / International Student and Programs Office (ISPO)
    UCSD-SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Personal development; resilience, coping with crisis, trauma and grief; international students, immigration and acculturation; the development of sexual and gender identity; couple / relationship counseling.

    Languages Spoken: English and Hebrew

    Affiliations: UCSD: Liaison, International Center

  • Nava Sedaghat, Psy.D.

    Nava Sedaghat, Psy.D.

    Post-Doctoral Resident / Seventh College
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Pronouns: She/Her

    Clinical Interests: Muslim and Middle Eastern populations; graduate student populations; alcohol and substance abuse; religion and spirituality; strengths-based approach. Theoretical orientation integrates narrative, cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness approaches within a multicultural framework.

    Languages Spoken: English 

    Affiliations: CAPS: Graduate Students Outreach and Emphasis Area.

  • Haim Shemer, Psy.D.

    Haim Shemer, Psy.D.

    Psychologist / Central Office
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Clinical Interests: Evidence-based treatments for anxiety and sleep problems, adjustment and life transitions, Positive Psychology, stress management, meaning in life and well being, meditation and mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

    Languages Spoken: English and Hebrew

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association

  • Tong-An "Fred" Shueh, Ph.D.

    Tong-An "Fred" Shueh, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Revelle College
    University of Florida

    Languages Spoken: he/him/his

    Clinical Interests: Biofeedback, mindfulness meditation, stress / anxiety management, adjustment & acculturation, sport psychology / performance enhancement, addictive behaviors, outreach/consultation, LGBTQ, APIMEDA, international students, identity concerns, and multicultural counseling. Theoretical orientation integrates multicultural, interpersonal, humanistic, biofeedback, and mindfulness approaches.

    Languages Spoken: English and Mandarin Chinese

    Affiliations: CAPS: Taiwan Psychology Network (TPN)

  • Cathy Thompson, Ph.D.

    Cathy Thompson, Ph.D.

    Psychologist / Women's Center, LGBT Resource Center, Cross Cultural Center
    California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Multicultural and Women's issues; Racial identity development (especially among biracial/multi-racial/ethnic/cultural individuals); Sexual and Gender identity development; Adjustment and Transition issues; Positive coping and resilience; Building healthy relationships and positive self-esteem; Assertive Communication; Eating and body image issues; Adults molested as children (AMAC). Theoretical orientation is integrative and incorporates humanistic, dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural feminist approaches to therapy.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychological Association (Past President of Div 35, Section 1: Society for the Psychology of Women, Psychology of Black Women); Women of Color Caucus Coordinator for the Association for Women in Psychology; San Diego Psychological Association; UCSD: Liaison to the Campus Community Centers; Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women; Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation issues; LGBTRC Advisory Board; Cross Cultural Center Affiliate; CAPS: Coordinator for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; SDSU: Lecturer in Women’s Studies

  • Lori Weiner, LCSW

    Lori Weiner, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Sixth College
    San Diego State University

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Mindfulness & Meditation, Stress Management, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Care Coordination and Advocacy, and Prevention.

    Languages Spoken: English and some Spanish

    Affiliations: Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA); UC San Diego Basic Needs Committee

  • Wende West, LCSW

    Wende West, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Central Office
    Tulane University

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Clinical Interests: Prevention, Wellness, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Youth Disability Advocacy, Care Coordination, Health Promotion, Outreach, and Education.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW); Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)

  • Haile Wright, LCSW

    Haile Wright, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Warren College 
    San Diego State University

    Clinical Interests: Managing Anxiety and Depression, BIPOC experiences, Transitional Age Youth, First Generation student experiences, Former Foster Youth, Students with Dependents, Intersectional Identities, Sex and Gender Identity Development, Adjustment and Life transitions, Women’s issues, Sleep/Time management issues, and Relationship issues. Theoretical orientation integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Gratitude work.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: Coming soon

Psychiatry Staff

  • Kelley Adams, M.D.

    Kelley Adams, M.D.

    Psychiatrist / Central Office / Roosevelt College
    M.D., University of Tennessee
    Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
    General Psychiatry Residency, Dept of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Psychiatry Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Clinical Interests: Transition-age mental health, lifestyle medicine, multicultural/diversity issues, forensic psychiatry, mood and anxiety disorders.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychiatric Association; American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

  • David Kersey, M.D.

    David Kersey, M.D.

    Psychiatrist / Central Office / Roosevelt College
    M.D., University of Virginia
    Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Psychiatry Residency, Yale University
    Fellowship, Student Health Psychiatry Yale University

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Clinical Interests: Well-being, mindfulness, LGBTQ issues, serious and persistent mental illness, anxiety, clinical depression.

    Languages Spoken: English

    Affiliations: American Psychiatric Association

Administrative Staff

  • Monique Balestreri

    Monique Balestreri

    Business and Systems Manager / Central Office

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Responsibilities: Management of all CAPS non-clinical functions; HIPAA officer; supervision of administrative support staff; business system management; budget management; human resources; credentialing; payroll; EMR and IT support; DSA for department.

  • Jenny Lynn Kyriakides

    Jenny Lynn Kyriakides

    Administrative Assistant / Central Office

    Responsibilities: Scheduling; referral processing; office administration.

  • Samuel Park, Ph.D.

    Samuel Park, Ph.D.

    Director of Information Systems / Central Office
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Responsibilities: Management of CAPS informations systems; data managment and reporting; clinical appliations development and implementation; creation of SQL-based Tableau data sources; development of Tableau dashboards.

    Certifications:  Epic Ambulatory; Epic Reporting; Training in Tableau dashboard development

    Affiliations: Asian American Psychological Association

  • Kae Vanderspek

    Kae Vanderspek

    Administrative Assistant / Central Office

    Responsibilities: Scheduling; referral processing; office administration.