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Administration
Natalie Hernandez
Name
Natalie Hernandez, Ph.D.
Senior Director
She, Her, Hers
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

Brett Scofield
Name
Brett Scofield, Ph.D.
Associate Director
He, Him, His
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

Shannan Smith-Janik, Ph.D.
Name
Shannan Smith-Janik, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Training
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS
  • Training and supervision
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma
  • Interpersonal concerns
Elizabeth Toepfer, Ed.D.
Name
Elizabeth Toepfer, Ed.D.
Associate Director, Commonwealth Campuses
She, Her, Hers
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
Stephanie Stama, Psy.D.
Name
Stephanie Stama, Psy.D.
Assistant Director, Community Education and Outreach
She, Her, Hers
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
Paul Carswell, LPC
Name
Paul Carswell, LPC
Assistant Director
He, Him, His
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
  • Conflict resolution
Sultan Magruder, Ph.D.
Name
Sultan Magruder, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.
Clinical Staff
Jill Bailey, LMSW
Name
Jill Bailey, LMSW
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
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
She, Her, Hers
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
  • Multiculturalism and identity
  • Empowerment
Caitlin Chun-Kennedy, Ph.D.
Name
Caitlin Chun-Kennedy, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Externship Coordinator
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
  • Student athletes
Corinne Creppage, M.A., LPC
Name
Corinne Creppage, M.A., LPC
Clinical Services Provider, Rapid Response Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Sekou Dakarai, CRNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Nicole DeFerrari, Psy.D.
Name
Nicole DeFerrari, Psy.D.
Clinical Sport Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
SPECIALTIES/INTERESTS
  • Working with student-athletes
  • Self-confidence/esteem
  • Identity work
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship concerns
  • Family concerns
  • Multiculturalism
  • Trauma
Maggie Doby
Name
Maggie Doby, LCSW
Associate Staff Coordinator; Allenway Office Coordinator
She, Her, Hers
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, Trauma

Name
Sarah Hamrick, LMSW
Clinical Services Provider
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Allison Horner, M.S., NCC
Name
Allison Horner, M.S., NCC
Clinical Services Provider
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Jill Hranicka, Psy.D.
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
Maria Huber, LPC
Name
Maria Huber, LPC
Clinical Services Provider
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
Contact
814-863-0395
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

Autumn Keefer, PhD, MSCP
Name
Autumn Keefer, PhD, MSCP
Staff Psychologist
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
Contact
814-863-0395
Alexandria Kinder, Ph.D
Name
Alexandria Kinder, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0385
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

John Mitchell, Psy.D.
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, B.S.
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
Laura Potts, M.D.
Name
Laura Potts, M.D.
Psychiatrist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Emma Progar, Psy.D.
Name
Emma Progar, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Group Therapy Coordinator
She, Her, Hers
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
Tammi Randrianasolo
Name
Tammi Randrianasolo
Clinical Services Provider
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
Contact
814-863-0395
Baron Rogers, Ph.D
Name
Baron Rogers, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist - Coordinator of Black and African American Student Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS
  • Master's in Counseling Psychology
Raynalde Schagen, Psy.D.
Name
Raynalde Schagen, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Sexual and Gender Diverse Care
They, Them, Theirs
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS
  • M.S.
Camille Sluzis, LPC
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
Victoria Stout, D.O.
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
  • Attention-deficit disorder
Lori Strayer
Name
Lori Strayer, LPC
AOD Coordinator
She, Her, Hers
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, Ph.D.
Name
Elana Szczesny, Ph.D.
Professional Development Coordinator, Interim Liaison for Sexual and Gender Diverse Care
She, Her, Hers
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
Han Wingate, LMFT
Name
Han Wingate, LMFT
Clinical Services Provider, Couples Therapy Coordinator
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Specialties/Interests
  • Identity development
  • Couple/relationship counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Family of origin concerns
  • Interpersonal communication
Henry Xiao, Ph.D
Name
Henry Xiao, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Operations
He, Him, His
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Jason Yoder, LCSW
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
  • CAPS Chat/single session
  • Clinics and group work
  • Adjustment
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse
  • Positive and strengths based approach
  • Motivation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-growth.  
Ruth Yoder, MSN, CRNP
Name
Ruth Yoder, MSN, CRNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Associate Clinical Staff
Name
Azadeh Ahmandi
Associate Staff
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Cristina Bloom, LMSW
Associate Staff
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Melinda Furer
Associate Staff
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Allison Lockard, Ph.D
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
Postdoctoral Fellows
Name
Laura McGuigan
Post-Doctoral Fellow
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University; B.A., Psychology, Villanova University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Eric Smith, Ph.D.
Name
Eric Smith, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Wilson Trusty, M.S.
Name
Wilson Trusty, M.S.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Doctoral Interns
Name
Samantha Glosser, M.A.
Doctoral Intern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Casey Griffin, B.A.
Doctoral Intern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Carlla Prieto, M.Ed.
Doctoral Intern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Adriana Vernace, M.S.Ed.
Doctoral Intern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Externs
Name
Sruthy Bhowmik
Extern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Esther Han
Extern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Alice Hargrove
Extern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Mansi KanKan
Extern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Natalie Pottschmidt
Extern
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Support Staff
Lisa Curtis
Name
Lisa Curtis
Office Manager
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Cheyenne Gadola
Name
Cheyenne Gadola
Administrative Support
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
Contact
814-863-0395
Sharon Gallo
Name
Sharon Gallo
Records Specialist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Elizabeth Isaacs
Name
Elizabeth Isaacs
Administrative Support
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Erica Kertis
Name
Erica Kertis
Records Specialist
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Julie Knaub
Name
Julie Knaub
Administrative Support
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Dorothy Pioli
Name
Dorothy Pioli
Administrative Support Assistant
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Francesgladys Pulido
Graduate Assistant
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Center for Collegiate Mental Health
Brett Scofield, Ph.D.
Name
Brett Scofield, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Rebecca Janis, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Data Science
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Alaina Cummins
Name
Alaina Cummins, M.Ed.
Project Manager-Center for Collegiate Mental Health
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Name
Tyler White, M.A.
Data Analytst
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-0395
Jodi Williams
Name
Jodi Williams
Administrative Support Assistant
She, Her, Hers
Counseling & Psychological Services
Office
324 Bank Of America Building
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-1419
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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

 

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