Counseling and Psychological Services

The staff has extensive training in psychology and human behavior, and to be objective and non-judgmental in the counseling relationship. They also have experience in developing confidential helping relationships and expertise in working with many different types of individuals and concerns.

Administrative Staff
Karen Hofmann, PhD
Director

Education: Texas A&M University

Internship: Texas A&M Student Counseling Service

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Psychologist

Professional Interests: Relationship and Couples; Family Of Origin and Women & Gender Issues, Trauma Recovery, Identity Development, LGBT, Social Justice, Group Process, Training & Supervision.

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Administration

Theoretical orientation: Integrative-Interpersonal, emotionally-focused, humanistic/ existential, psychodynamic, feminist/multicultural.

Fun Fact: Bilingual in Spanish/English

Jocelyn Buhain, PhD
Associate Director, Clinical Services

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: University of Denver

Internship: University of North Carolina Charlotte Counseling Center

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida/North Carolina Licensed Psychologist

Professional Interests: Identity, Relationships, Family Dynamics, Life Transitions, Ethics, Teaching, Professional Development

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Clinical Committee, Liaison to Asian student organizations

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including Self Psychology, Interpersonal, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral, Multicultural, Existential

Teresa Michaelson-Chmelir, PhD
Associate Director, Outreach and Community Intervention

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: Barry University, Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling

Internship: Community Counseling Center of Central Florida

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Board Qualified Clinical Supervisor for Mental Health and Marriage and Family, QPR Master Trainer

Professional Interests: Prevention, Intervention, Crisis Response, Program Development, and Suicide Prevention

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Administration: Outreach Director, Suicide Prevention (QPR Master Trainer), PI on the SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Grant, social media sites and website, Kognito, and ISP

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Person-Centered, Developmental, Multicultural and Systems Theory

Fun Fact: I love to run and Crossfit!  I also enjoy woodworking, rehabbing old furniture and knitting 🙂

Anna King, PsyD
Associate Director, Training

Education: Nova Southeastern University

Internship: Northeast Florida State Hospital

Licensure Status: Florida Licensed Psychologist

Professional Interests: Trauma/abuse recovery, Mindfulness, Assessment, Anxiety, Depression, Supervision and Training,

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Fun Fact: Enjoy traveling, yoga and spending time with family and my dog and cat.

Liz Stevenson, MSW
Assistant Director, Clinical Services

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

Internship: Southeast Nassau Guidance Center, Wantagh, New York

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Interests: Crisis Intervention and stabilization, Social Justice, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Substance Use/Dual Diagnosis, Grief & Loss, Family of Origin, Suicide Prevention -QPR trained, Supervision & Training and Bilingual (Spanish)

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Clinical Administration, Care Management Team, Autism Connections, Substance Abuse Treatment Team, UCF Type 1 diabetes support

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral, Systems and Motivational Interviewing

Valeska Wilson-Cathcart, M.A.
Assistant Director, Adminstration and Innovation

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: University of Central Florida

Internship: University of Central Florida Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Licensure Status /Certifications: Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Qualified Supervisor by the State of Florida, & Biofeedback-Certified (BCB)

Professional Interests: Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Relationship and Women’s Issues, Eating Disorders, Abuse Related Concerns, Self Esteem, Personal Growth & Improvement

Areas of Coordination: Project Manager for CAPS Director which includes managing all Searches (of permanent staff) as well as Emergency Planning and Preparation; Clinical Review Committee chair.

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including Interpersonal Process, Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic.

Fun Fact: I am Bodhi’s owner.

 

Clinical Staff
Amanda Bailey, MA
Clinical Staff

Education: Rollins College

Internship: University of Central Florida, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor

Professional Interests: Training and Supervision, Family of Origin Issues, Substance Abuse and ACOA Issues, Interpersonal Concerns, Anxiety, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, & Identity Development

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Coordinator for Animal-Assisted Therapy Program, Outreach Committee, Substance Abuse Treatment Team, Supervision

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-focused, Multicultural, and Interpersonal

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Colorado, and I love anything active and outdoors: hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding. I also love to paint!

 

Daniela Carter, MSW
Clinical Staff

Education: University of Central Florida

Internship: Juvenile Addictions Receiving Facility (ARF) Orlando, FL

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Interests: Crisis intervention, Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse, Social Justice, Multicultural

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Care Management Team, Clinical Committee, Eating Disorder Treatment Team, Substance Abuse Treatment Team, Care Management Treatment Team

Theoretical orientation: Person Centered, Strength Perspective, Solution focused, Mindfulness

Fun Fact: I enjoy running long distance

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Bryanna Campbell Psy.D.
Postdoctoral fellow

Education: Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Tampa (Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology) and Florida State University (B.S. in Psychology)

Internship: Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services

Licensure Status/Certifications:  Unlicensed

Professional Interests: Multiculturalism, Family-of-origin, Personal Development, Interpersonal Concerns

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic

Fun Fact: I love watching stand-up comedies.

 

Arturo Cintron Torres, PsyD
Clinical Staff

Education: Doctorate Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Internship: Community Mental Health Clinic – Centro de Salud Conductual at Ponce Health Sciences University.

Licensure Status/Certifications: Unlicensed in the State of Florida; Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Professional Interests: Interventions with adults in different modalities (Individual; Groups; Couples). Care of severe psychopathologies in an ambulatory care setting. Depression, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Adjustment, Psychotic Disorders, Performance Enhancement, Cognitive Restructuring.

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Clinical Committee, Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team, Sports Psychology.

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral - Emotional Focused - Humanistic

Fun Fact: Plays guitar, loves sports and nature

 

 

Angela Chop, Psy.D.
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: Alliant International University, Sacramento

Internship: University of Central Florida Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Psychologist

Professional Interests: Trauma/Abuse Recovery, Intimate Partner Violence, Interpersonal and Family Concerns, Identity Development, Anxiety, LGBTQ+, Depression, and Adjustment Concerns.

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Liaison for Victim Services, Substance Abuse Treatment Team, Clinical Committee, and Trans Care Team

Theoretical orientation: Integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic.

Fun Fact: I love to travel and eat chocolate.

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Melissa Comeau, M.S.
Clinical Staff

Education: Florida State University, Ed.S. and M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

Internship: Refuge House, Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency in Tallahassee, FL

Licensure Status/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor

Professional Interests: Couples counseling, relationship concerns, family of origin concerns, diversity and inclusion, first generation college students, social justice, outreach, training and supervision

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Member of the Outreach Committee

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative influenced by Humanistic Psychology, Family and General Systems Theories and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Fun Fact: I have a peek-a-poo dog named Diva.

 

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Jennifer Crofts, Psy.D.

Identified Pronoun: She/Her/Hers

Education: Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology

Internship: University of Houston CAPS

Licensure Status/Certifications: Psychology Resident

Professional Interests: Multicultural/Diversity Issues & Identity Development, International Students, Latinx (Spanish/English Bilingual), Relationship and Couples, Women & Gender Issues, LGBTQIA+, Disability, and Social Justice

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Training Committee

Theoretical Orientation: Client-Centered, Feminist, Emotion-Focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Fun Fact: I love traveling and enjoy getting crafty!

Christine Dassow, MEd, EdS
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: University of Florida

Internship: University of Florida Counseling Center

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, HealthRHYTHMS Drumming Facilitator

Professional Interests: Music in therapy (with emphasis on drumming), Anxiety, ADHD, Self-Esteem, Personal Development, Identity Development, Religion and Spirituality, Mindfulness, International Student concerns

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Coordinator for Therapy Assisted Online (TAO), Liaison to Performing Arts, International Affairs and Global Strategies, and DREAMer students (Undocumented and DACA population)

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Art Therapy (including all expressive arts, but with emphasis in Music), Humanistic Therapy, Behavioral Therapy

Fun Fact: I am writing a novel.

Janice Delgado, Psy.D.
Clinical Staff

Education: Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR
Internship: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Newark, NJ
Professional Interests: Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Crisis Response, Assessment, Depression, Family Dynamics, Acculturation, Expressive Therapy
Theoretical Orientation: Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral & Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
3 Fun Facts: I studied visual arts and I am a passionate painter; I enjoy dancing (ballet) and practicing yoga in my spare time

Rich Dewalden, M.A.
Clinical Staff

Education: University of Central Florida – B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
Internship: Private Practice – Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc.
Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Professional Interests: Couples and Family Therapy, Career Counseling
Theoretical Orientation: Systems blended with existential with Rogerian sprinkled throughout
Fun Fact: When not working, the place I most like to be is on the water… anywhere. Most might not believe I’m pretty good at water sports and have barefoot water skied and can still hold my own on a wakeboard despite having shattered my foot doing so.

Robert Dwyer, MA
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: He/Him

Education: University of Central Florida - Clinical Psychology

Internship: UCF Counseling Center

Licensure Status/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Professional Interests: STEM, Muslim, Graduate, International Students , Identity Development, Social Anxiety

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Group Coordinator, Clinical Committee, Substance Abuse Treatment Team

Theoretical Orientation: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioral, Interpersonal, Multicultural

Fun Fact: Plays drums

Rebbecca Estrada, Ph.D.
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/her

Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Tennessee State University; M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Northwestern State University of Louisiana; Post-doctoral Fellowship: University of South Florida, University Mental Health with Health Psychology Emphasis

Internship: University of Central Florida CAPS

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Psychologist

Professional Interests: Autism Spectrum, Attachment Theory, Health Psychology, Training and Professional Development

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Program Evaluation and Research Coordinator, Program Evaluation Intern Seminar Leader, Substance Abuse Treatment Team, Groups: Understanding Self and Others, Autism Connections

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with Interpersonal, CBT, and Psychodynamic

Fun Fact: I come from a very large extended family, I have 24 aunts and uncles total, and 72 first cousins!                  

 

Roselynn Garcia-Almonte, PsyD
Clinical Staff

Education: Carlos Albizu University (Psy. D in Clinical Psychology) and Florida International University (B.A. in psychology).
Internship: Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS)
Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida and New York Licensed Psychologist
Professional Interests: Relationship and couples, Stress, Family Dynamics, Depression, and Training and Supervision
Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: CAPS Cares, TAO treatment team, and Eating Disorder treatment team.
Theoretical orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Humanistic (Rogerian)
Fun Fact: Enjoying watching Disney, Marvel, and DC comics films. I also enjoy spending time with my husband and my dog named snuggles. I also love to plan parties and decorate for events. My nickname is Rosie.

Jade Garneau-Fournier, PhD
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/her

Education: Palo Alto University

Internship: University of Central Florida Counseling & Psychological Services

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Psychologist, Registered Dietitian

Professional Interests: Eating Disorders, Trauma, Relationships, Student Athletes, International Students, LGBTQ+, and Supervision/Training

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: (E.g. teams/committees you serve on): Eating Disorder Management Team Coordinator, Program Evaluation and Research Committee, Trans* Care Team, TAO Treatment Team

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral

Fun Fact: French is my native language

Daniel Garner-Quintero, M.A.
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: He/Him/His

Education: Master’s Degree from Rollins College

Internship: UCF CAPS

Licensure Status/Certifications: Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Professional Interests: LGBTQ++ counseling, multicultural counseling, identity development, religious/spiritual concerns, trauma work

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Training committee, LGBTQ+ Services Liaison, Coordinator SafeZone Advocates

Theoretical Orientation: Gestalt, Relational-Cultural Therapy, Interpersonal

Fun Fact: I love to bake. I have two fur babies. I am a native Orlandoan.

Meredith Malkin, MA
Clinical Staff

Education: University of Central Florida

Internship: University of Central Florida Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Certification in Expressive Arts Therapy in progress

Professional Interests: Relationship/Family issues, diversity, body image issues, self-esteem/self-efficacy, trauma/abuse recovery, bullying prevention, unblocking creativity, and working with hidden artists.

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Eating Disorder treatment team, Equity and Inclusion committee, art curator for Healing Art Exhibition, liasionship to the School Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), and Student Disabilities Services (SDS)

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Interpersonal/Relational, Existential/Humanistic, and Psychodynamic

Fun Fact: Screen writer and artist at heart and writes stories as a hobby. Sometimes, she believes she is Nancy Drew

Larry Marks, Ph.D.
Clinical Staff

Education: University of Florida (B.S.)  University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology)

Internship: Counseling Center, University of Missouri – Columbia

Licensure Status/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist – Florida

Professional Interests: College Student Developmental Issues, Positive Psychology, Life Coaching, Time/Energy Management, Relationship Issues, Depression, Gender Issues, Personal Growth and Success, Diversity Issues/Awareness, Ecopsychology/Ecotherapy, Outreach Programming, and Counseling Center Research

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Life Coaching Services, Outreach Committee, TAO Treatment Team.

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic/Insight-Oriented

Fun Fact: Enjoys spending time in nature and hiking with family and friends.

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Lauren Mazur, Psy.D.
Postdoctorate Fellow

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education: Florida Institute of Technology

Internship: Pennsylvania State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Professional Interests: Couples work/relationships/sexuality, identity exploration and development, mindfulness/acceptance, trauma, outreach, and group therapy 

Theoretical Orientation: integrative, incorporating CBT, ACT, interpersonal, humanistic, and systems approaches 

Fun Fact:  I once lived abroad in Finland, I love to sing/dance, and I enjoy photography 

 

Stacy Nale-Stadom, RYT-200, MA
Clinical Staff
  • Education: University of Central Florida
  • Internship: Center for Drug Free Living
  • Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 hrs
  • Professional Interests: Yoga, GLBTQ+, Addiction, Relationship Concerns, Mindfulness, Anxiety
  • Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Clinical, Workplace Wellness, Healing Arts, SATT Coordinator, Safe Zone Trainer
  • Theoretical Orientation: Integrative including Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, & Humanistic
Chris Nault, M.A.
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: He/Him/His

Education: Master of Arts in Counseling: Rollins College, Bachelor of Science in Psychology: University of Florida

Internship: Rollins College CAPS

Licensure Status/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Professional Interests: LGBTQ+ and collegiate populations, group therapy, mindfulness, social justice

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: TAO Treatment Team, Eating Disorders Management Team, Toolbox for Depression Group

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, with a Cognitive Behavioral framework, influenced by Humanist, Feminist, and Developmental theories, and a client-centered approach

Fun Fact: I am 1/16 Native American (Mi’kmaq, of Canada)

 

Yiset Perez, MSW
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/Her/Hers

Education: University of Central Florida

Internship: UCF Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Professional Interests: Chronic Mood Disorders/Concerns, Multicultural/Bilingual (Spanish), Relationship & Family Issues, Crisis intervention, Identity Development, LGBTQ+ Issues, Trans* Health, and Social Justice.

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Trans* Care Team Coordinator, Care Management Team (CMT), Eating Disorders Management Team (EDMT), and Training Committee.

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative: Person-Centered, Brief Psychodynamic, Strengths-Perspective, MBCT, and Relational/Multicultural. Fun Fact: I enjoy doing math problems and daily mindfulness practice.

Stephanie Preston, M.Ed.
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: Master of Education, Clemson University

Internship: Rollins College

Licensure Status/Certifications: State of FL Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Qualified Clinical Supervisor, National Certified Counselor

Professional Interests: Clinical supervision and mentoring, group therapy, identity development, student affairs, LGBTQ+ concerns, women’s issues, depression, ethical use of technology

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Team Leader, Training Committee Coordinator, Trans Care Team, QPR Facilitator, Safe Zone Facilitator

Theoretical orientation: Feminist, Gestalt, Jungian, Client-Centered

Fun Facts: I love writing on dry erase boards, drinking herbal tea, hugging trees, and going for walks around campus.

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Samantha Sciarrillo, Psy.D.
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Internship: The College of William and Mary Counseling Center

Professional Interests: mindfulness, self-care, LGBTQ+ clients/concerns, sexual assault and trauma, disordered eating, body image, ADHD, first generation college students

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Eating Disorder Management Team, Program Evaluation and Research Committee

Theoretical Orientation: Feminist, Interpersonal, Emotion Focused

Fun Fact: I have a certificate in American Sign Language (no longer fluent, but love an opportunity to practice!), and I love spending time in nature

 

Vanessa Stein, MSW
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education: University of Florida (B.S. in Psychology), University of Central Florida (MSW)

Internship: Winter Park Memorial Hospital

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Qualified Supervisor

Professional Interests: Military and Veteran Issues, Anxiety, LGBTQ+, Self-Injury, Substance Use and Crisis Intervention

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Team Leader, CARES Committee, Case Disposition, Safe Zone Trainer, Care Management Treatment Team, Substance Abuse Treatment Team, Trans* Care Team, Liaison to Hillel and VARC, DBT Group

Theoretical Orientation : Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MB-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Fun Fact: Has a life goal to visit every US National Park, collector of mid-century modern furniture.

Keiron Timothy, M.A.
Clinical Staff

Education: M.A. in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida

Internship: University of Central Florida Community Counseling Clinic

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Professional Interests: Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Identity Development, Multicultural, Spirituality/Christian Counseling and Expressive Art & Play Therapy

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and ACT

Fun Fact: I am an active runner competing in a number of 5k and half marathon races. I also enjoy visiting the local amusement parks.

Tamara Walden, PhD
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: she/her

Education: University of Maryland: Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology; Master of Arts in Exercise & Sport Psychology

Internship: Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Psychologist

Professional Interests: Multiculturalism, Social Justice & Ally Development, Sports Psychology, Training and Supervision, Mind-Body Connection, Emotional Integration

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Athletics Liaison, Outreach Committee, B.L.A.C.K. Institute, Trans*Care Core Team, Safe Zone Ally, Training & Supervision

Theoretical orientation: Interpersonal, Humanistic (Rogerian), Multicultural/Feminist, Existential

Fun Fact: Love any kind of creativity (e.g. art, language, culture, comedy, music, poetry, etc.) especially in the moment improvisation and expression

LeAnne Wawrzaszek, M.A.
Clinical Staff

Education: M.A., Rollins College, Mental Health Program

Internship: Counseling Center, University of Central Florida

Licensure Status/Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida, National Certified Counselor

Professional Interests: Depression, stress/anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, identity development, family systems and relationships, grief, trauma,

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: Substance Abuse Treatment Team, CAPS Cares, Safe Zone Trainer, Group Supervision

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Humanistic

Fun Fact: Would be lost without books and music

Benetta Wholuba, PhD
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronoun: She/Her

Education: PhD from Florida State University in the Combined Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology

Internship: Pennsylvania Counseling Services; Postdoc: UF Health

Licensure Status/Certifications: Licensed Psychologist, Florida

Professional Interests: First Generation College Students, Graduate Students, Chronic Health Conditions, Career Indecision, Family Relationships, Test Anxiety Reduction, ADHD Coaching, Training & Supervision

Area of Center Coordination and Involvement: (E.g. teams/committees you serve on) : Training Committee and Substance Abuse Treatment Team

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client- Centered, and Reality Therapy

Fun Fact:  I have written and choreographed multiple productions that include singing, dancing, and acting

Bodhi
Animal Assisted Therapy Dog

Bodhi was born on February 25, 2012 and at 16 weeks of age joined Counseling and Psychological Services with plans to be their first therapy dog. Bodhi was selected because of his wonderful personality. Based on his “puppy temperament testing,” he is outgoing and friendly, and has a flexible temperament that will adjust well to different types of environment. After Bodhi turned one year of age, he took and passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen test, and after he was two years old, he took and passed his therapy dog test. Bodhi and his owner, Valeska Wilson-Cathcart, are a Registered Therapy Dog Team with Therapy Dogs International.

Bodhi is a Havanese which is also known as the Havana silk dog and is said to be Cuba's only native breed. They are very sociable and with their high degree of intelligence, they are excellent candidates for obedience training. The Havanese is an affectionate, happy and playful dog and has a lively, springy gait. The name Bodhi is traditionally translated into English with the word enlightenment and literally means awakened. It is from the verbal root "to awake, become aware, notice, know, or understand."

Bodhi’s favorite things to do are to play outside, chase balls, & play with his people friends! He can frequently be seen consulting with his human co-workers or participating at a CAPS outreach event.

 

Interns
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Jennifer Farrell, M.A.
Intern

Education: M.A., University of Dayton; Ph.D., University of North Texas (in progress)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Doctoral Intern, pre-licensure

Professional Interests:  romantic relationship functioning, grief/loss, interpersonal trauma

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative (psychodynamic, interpersonal, CBT, existential, humanistic)

Fun Fact: I went skydiving to overcome my fear of heights!

 

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Karly Branch, M.S.
Intern

Education: M.S., University of Georgia; M.S., Florida Institute of Technology; Psy.D., Florida Institute of Technology (in progress)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Doctoral Intern, Pre-licensure

Professional Interests: Treatment of Trauma/Stress, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Identity Development, Grief, Adjustment Issues, Personal Growth and Enrichment, Health Psychology, Positive Psychology, Yoga and Buddhist Psychology

Theoretical Orientation: Person-Centered Integrative Approach (Humanistic, Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Multicultural, Interpersonal/Relational)

Fun Fact: I used to be a yoga teacher.

 

 

Trainees

 

Contractual Clinicians
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Caitlin Bradbury, MA
Clinical Staff

Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Rollins College

Internship: University of Central Florida Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Professional Interests: Mental health and the success of college students, body image issues, eating disorders/disordered eating, multiracial identity development, trauma/abuse recovery, criminal psychology, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative Therapy - Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, CBT, and Multicultural

Fun Fact: I have a lot of tattoos.

Kelly Christensen, MSW
Clinical Staff

Education: MSW, University of Central Florida

Internship: University of Central Florida Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Licensure Status/Certifications: Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Professional Interests: Personal and Spiritual Development, Mindfulness and Acceptance, Family of Origin Issues, Anxiety

Theoretical Orientation: Existential, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, REBT

Fun Fact: I am a huge Elvis Presley fan.

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Mavila “Mimi” Dumanoir, MSW
Clinical Staff

Identified Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education: Florida State University Master in Social Work

Internship: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Licensure Status/Certifications: Registered Clinical Social Work Intern ISW 10959

Professional Interests: Grief/loss, Trauma, Acculturation

Theoretical Orientation: Anxiety, Depression, Multicultural/Bilingual (Spanish), Crisis intervention, Identity Development, Social Justice, Acculturation, Grief and Loss, Trauma

Fun Fact:  I love to travel the world with a backpack!

 

 

Caitlin Hilligas, M.A.
Clinical Staff

Education: University of Central Florida, Northwest Missouri State University

Licensure Status/Certifications: Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Professional Interests: Depression, Multiculturalism, Identity Development, Positive Psychology, Sexual Health & Wellness

Theoretical Orientation: Evidenced Based Integrated Approach emphasizing CBT, ACT, & Interpersonal theories

Fun Fact: I grew up on a gravel road outside of a small town of 800 people in the state of Nebraska. I also really enjoy classic novels when I have spare time to read them; "Little Women" is my favorite.

Yael Rivera, B.S.

Education: University of Central Florida (Bachelor of Science in Psychology)

Internship: Mental Health Association of Central Florida

Professional Interests: Mental Health of College Students, Women's Mental Health, Positive Psychology, & Social Justice

Fun Fact: I love Doctor Who and Taylor Swift and I’m currently learning how to sew.

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Cory Safra, Psy.D.

Identified Pronoun: He/Him/His

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology

Internship: University of Manitoba Student Counselling Centre

Licensure Status/Certifications: Florida Licensed Psychologist

Professional Interests: Abuse Recovery/Trauma, Anger/Aggression, Depression, Developmental Issues, Diversity, Family/Interpersonal/Romantic Relationships, Sexual Health, Supervision and Training

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative from Person-Centered framework and influenced by Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic Therapies

Fun Fact: Hobbies include line dancing and sports