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Benjamin Locke
Name
Benjamin Locke, Ph.D
Senior Director
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Counseling center administration, research in college and university counseling centers, anxiety, relationships, family-of-origin concerns, interpersonal communications.

Name
Brett Scofield, Ph.D
Associate Director
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, mood disorders, relationship issues, research and technology

Depalma, Natalie
Name
Natalie Hernandez Depalma, Ph.D
Assistant Director, Clinical Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Groups and systems counseling, couples and systems counseling, training and supervision

Smith-Janik, Shannon
Name
Shannan Smith-Janik, Ph.D
Assistant Director, Training
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Anxiety and mood disorders, training and supervision, evidence-based practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, Training and supervision, evidence based practice, anxiety, perfectionism, mood disorders, trauma, and interpersonal concerns

Clinical Staff
Ashley Bartley, MSN, CRNP
Name
Ashley Bartley, MSN, CRNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders

Laura Briscoe, Ph.D
Name
Laura Briscoe, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS

Self-worth and self-compassion, sexual assault and relationship violence, mood concerns, adjustment issues, multicultural/identity concerns, empowerment

Paul Carswell, LPC
Name
Paul Carswell, LPC
Crisis Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Mood disorders, OCD, trauma, grief/loss, self-growth, crisis intervention, psychodynamic therapy, substance abuse, adjustment issues, and conflict resolution

Caitlin Chun-Kennedy, Ph.D
Name
Caitlin Chun-Kennedy, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, multiculturalism, family of origin concerns, couples counseling, and student athletes

Name
Corinne Creppage
Clinical Social Worker
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
526 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Alaina Cummins
Name
Alaina Cummins, B.S.
Project Manager-Center for Collegiate Mental Health
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Maggie Doby
Name
Maggie Doby, LCSW
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/ INTERESTS

Anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment issues, self growth, family of origin concerns and interpersonal communication, grief/loss, relationship concerns

Candace Good
Name
Candace Good, MD
Physician
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Board certified in general and child & adolescent psychiatry, young adults with developmental disabilities and early-onset mood disorders.

Name
Sarah Hamrick
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Desiree Howell
Name
Desiree Howell, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist - Externship & Couples Therapy Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Couple/relationship counseling, family-of-origin concerns, attachment, student-parents, first-generation college students, career counseling, work-life balance, trauma, sexual assault survivors, women's empowerment, gender, supervision and training, multiculturalism and diversity, identity development, positive psychology, and prevention/outreach

Name
Jill Hranicka, Psy.D
Eating Disorder/Prevention & Treatment Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Eating disorders, grief/loss, trauma, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, self growth, student athletes

Name
Susanna Hummer, B.A.
Case Manager
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention, Women's Issues, Depression and Mood Disorders, Chronic and Severe Mental Illness

Name
Tammy Macalarney, MSW
Case Management Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Case management, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy, chronic/severe mental illness, bipolar disorder, depression, early psychosis, schizophrenia

Nora Maginnis
Name
Nora Maginnis, MSN, CRNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Anxiety, depression, OCD, transgender health

Sultan Magruder
Name
Sultan Magruder, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Group therapy, supervision and training, existentialism, multiculturalism, OCD, anxiety disorders, disordered eating, couple's therapy.

Name
Amanda Milner
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
117H Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
John Mitchell
Name
John Mitchell, Psy.D
Staff Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Mood Disorders, existential issues, teaching and supervision in Clinical Psychology, group therapy

Shelley Murray
Name
Shelley Murray, B.S.
Case Manager
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Case management, problem solving, depression, suicide prevention

Julie Pelletier
Name
Julie Pelletier, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Disordered eating, body image concerns, self-compassion, anxiety disorders, teaching and supervision in Clinical Psychology, psychological assessment

Emma Progar
Name
Emma Progar, Psy.D
Staff Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS

Spiritual Wellness, Mindfulness, Multicultural Issues, Identity Development, Relational Concerns, Interpersonal Group Process

Name
Mariah Schroen
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Janet Schwabenbauer
Name
Janet Schwabenbauer, LPC
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Trauma-informed care, EMDR, anxiety, relationships, mindfulness

Camille Sluzis
Name
Camille Sluzis, LPC
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Trauma, women's issues, interpersonal violence, self-growth, adjustment issues, resilience

Kate Staley
Name
Kate Staley, Ph.D
Assistant Director, Community Education and Outreach
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Outreach related to reducing the stigma of seeking mental health services and intervening early with issues, anxiety reduction, mindfulness, working with multicultural issues and underrepresented students, women's issues

Stephanie Stama
Name
Stephanie Stama, Psy.D
Group Therapy Coordinator/ IT Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Autism Spectrum Disorders, Couples Counseling, Psychological Assessment, Trauma, Mindfulness

Cathie St. Andrews
Name
Cathie St. Andrews, LCSW
Staff Therapist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Mood disorders, problem solving, crisis intervention, self esteem, anxiety, life transitions, relationship concerns

Victoria Stout
Name
Victoria Stout, D.O.
Psychiatrist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and attention-deficit disorder

Lori Strayer
Name
Lori Strayer, M.Ed, LPC
Clinical Services Provider/ AOD Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Alcohol and drug concerns, adult children of alcoholics, dual diagnosis, recovery and relapse prevention, relationship issues, procrastination/motivation.

Elana Szczesny
Name
Elana Szczesny, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Insomnia, stress management, training and supervision, evidence-based practice, health psychology

Elizabeth Toepfer
Name
Elizabeth Toepfer, Ed.D
Assistant Director, Commonwealth Campuses
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Women's issues adjustment issues, family of origin issues, identity development, multicultural/diversity issues, anxiety, relationship concerns

Name
Courtney Tucker, MSW
Clinical Social Worker
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
519 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS

 “Spirituality, first generation students, student-athletes, multicultural issues, relational difficulties, women’s issues, life transitions, crisis intervention, and explorations of identity”

Han Wingate
Name
Han Wingate, M.A.
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Women's health

Jason Yoder
Name
Jason Yoder, LCSW
CAPS Chat Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests

Adjustment, relationships, stress management, substance abuse, academic and social supports, anxiety, depression

Associate Clinical Staff
Name
Jill Bailey, LMSW
Associate Staff
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Cristina Bloom, LMSW
Associate Staff
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Kathryn Clayton, M.Ed.
Associate Staff
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS

Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Clare Cowen
Name
Clare Cowen, LCSW
Associate Staff
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Natasha Volkers
Associate Staff
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Post- Docs
Dylan Corp
Name
Dylan Corp, Ph.D
Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS

Couples therapy, grief, international students, college adjustment, social isolation, shame, autism spectrum disorder, and self-criticism/self-compassion.

JWesley Scala
Name
J. Wesley Scala, M.S.
Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Erica Wiley
Name
Erica Wiley, M.A.
Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS
  • Traumatic experiences, mindfulness and well-being, concerns related to cultural differences, relational difficulties, life transitions and adjustments.
Doctoral Interns
Name
Laurie Meguro
Psychology Intern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Dempsey Young
Doctoral Intern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-8440
Support Staff
Susan Butterworth
Name
Susan Butterworth
Office Manager
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Lisa Curtis
Administrative Support Assistant
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Gallo, Sharon
Name
Sharon Gallo
Records Specialist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Lynne Gilham
Name
Lynne Gilham
Administrative Support Assistant
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Rebecca Janis
Data Analyst
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
Contact
814-863-0395
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS

M.S.

Erica Kertis
Name
Erica Kertis
Administrative Support Assistant
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Kelly Kleinman
Administrative Support Assistant
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Sandy Minichiello
Name
Sandy Minichiello
Administrative Support Assistant
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Penn State Student Affairs
Counseling & Psychological Services
Main Location

501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802

Additional Locations

3rd Floor Bank of America Career Services Building
University Park, PA 16802

Allenway Building (Downtown)
315 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801