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Counseling and Psychological Services

Meet CAPS Staff

Our clinical staff is composed of ten licensed psychotherapists including seven psychologists, one social worker, and two professional counselors.  We also employ three part-time psychiatric providers. In addition to permanent professional staff, CAPS has several therapists in training including psychology pre-doctoral interns, graduate psychology practicum students and psychiatry residents from the UVA residency program. Our diverse group of trainees and staff allows for a dynamic cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas. We are strongly committed to meeting the highest standards of clinical care as well as training for future independently practicing mental health providers.

picDeepti Athalye, Ph.D.
Deepti is the Associate Director for Counseling Services. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined the CAPS staff in 2014 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Counseling Center. Prior to this, she completed her predoctoral internship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Counseling and Psychological Services and received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Deepti loves working with graduate and undergraduate students, and university counseling center work has been a primary focus in her doctoral and postdoctoral training. While she is a generalist in training, her areas of special interest include eating disorders and body image concerns, trauma, family of origin issues, and multicultural issues. She also has a strong interest in group therapy and has robust experience facilitating various types of groups for college students. Her therapeutic approach draws from psychodynamic, interpersonal process, and mindfulness theories. In her spare time, Deepti enjoys reading, watching movies, dancing, and exploring different cuisines.
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picElaine Bailey, Ph.D.
Elaine received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in 2006. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System’s Behavioral Medicine Center in 2008, she stayed on as a faculty member and continues to work there today. She enjoys helping patients with a variety of issues, but has a particular specialty in treating insomnia and other sleep disorders; she is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Bailey joined CAPS in 2013 as a part-time staff psychologist and is excited by the opportunity to work more directly with the university’s student population. During her own undergraduate days at Duke University, she studied biology, psychology, and college basketball fandom.
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picLenny Carter, LPC
Lenny received his M.A. in clinical and community psychology in 1983 from California State University, Northridge. A member of CAPS staff since 2001, he serves as the Crisis Management Coordinator and Suicide Prevention Co-Coordinator. A generalist by nature, interest areas include suicidology, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. He came to CAPS with 20 years experience in community mental health centers. Lenny’s hobbies include sports, gardening and traveling; he’s visited over 30 countries.
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Sarah CooperSarah Cooper, LCSW
Sarah Cooper, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, joined CAPS in 2017. Sarah graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008 with a concentration in Social Work Administration, Planning, and Policy. Sarah received a B.S. in Sociology and Justice and Policy Studies from Guilford College in 1996. Sarah has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 20 years in a variety of community settings. Most recently, Sarah was an Intensive Care Coordinator with Region Ten Community Services Board in Charlottesville, coordinating wraparound teams for adolescents with complex mental health needs. Sarah enjoys working with diverse and often underserved populations. Sarah has served in leadership roles with several local non-profit organizations, most notably as a supervisor at a home visiting agency working with families to improve health outcomes. As CAPS Care Manager, Sarah aims to help students navigate the systems at UVa and in Charlottesville to best address their mental health needs and improve their access to services. Sarah lives in Charlottesville with her husband and two teenage children. Sarah promotes self-care and practices her own through time outdoors, exercise, and connection with friends and family.
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Beth Eriksen Beth Eriksen, MA, MT-BC
Beth is a part-time staff psychotherapist at CAPS, resident in counseling, and a board-certified music therapist. She completed her education at Eastern Mennonite University in 2014. Beth has dedicated her counseling career to working with college students, having prior work and training experiences at Shenandoah University, Eastern Mennonite University, and James Madison University. She also previously worked as a music therapist for a non-profit hospice in the Shenandoah Valley. Beth’s clinical interests include relationship issues, grief and loss, perfectionism, family of origin issues, spirituality, trauma, and mood disorders. She works from a humanistic and integrative perspective, incorporating interpersonal processing, mindfulness, self-compassion, and expressive arts into the therapeutic space. Beth also utilizes her music therapy background by offering the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music as an alternative to traditional talk therapy. In her free time, Beth enjoys reading, song writing, teaching piano and flute, and dancing.
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picNicole L. Fischer, Ph.D.
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Assistant Director of Outreach. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine, and her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Virginia Counseling and Psychological Services. Nicole applies a social justice approach to her work including psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral theories. She enjoys clinical exploration of multicultural and acculturation concerns, developmental trauma and abuse, and group dynamics. Nicole maintains a small private practice in Charlottesville, VA and is a fellow of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC. She is an avid runner, yoga enthusiast, and traveler.
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picKatherine Gibson, Psy.D.
Kate is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from The George Washington University in 2007. She joined the CAPS staff in 2006 as a predoctoral intern. Her areas of clinical interest include psychodynamic theory, developmental challenges and identity formation, women’s issues, cultural and multicultural issues, graduate and professional school challenges, and mood disorders. She worked in Washington, D.C. for eight years before entering the profession of psychology.
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picJeff Jennings, Ph.D.
Jeff is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, which included completion of an internship at CAPS in 2012-2013. He returned to CAPS in 2015 to coordinate substance abuse services and serve as a staff psychologist, bringing with him over 17 years of clinical experience. Before pursuing doctoral studies, Jeff was a licensed professional counselor in Georgia, where he worked in a variety of mental health settings with diverse populations. His clinical interests include substance abuse, emerging adulthood and identity development (including the intersection of sexual/religious identity), relationship issues, positive psychology (including life goals, values, religious/spiritual struggles, well-being, and forgiveness) depression and anxiety, stress management, and men’s issues. Jeff’s theoretical framework is rooted in relational and psychodynamic theory, while incorporating mindfulness and CBT-based interventions based on the needs of his clients. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing with family and friends, mountain biking/cycling, hiking, and exploring new places to eat.
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pic Donna Kaiser, PhD, LPC, LMFT, ATR-BC
Donna Kaiser is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is also a board certified art therapist. She joined CAPS in 2018 as a part-time therapist and has had over 25 years experience providing a variety of mental health services to children, adults, and families. Donna completed her MS in Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School and her PhD in Counselor Education from the College of William and Mary. She uses an attachment-informed approach to therapy while considering a person’s intersectional identity development. Areas of specialty include assisting with: graduate and professional school challenges, stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, physical health concerns, and negotiating identity and intimacy, and improving relationship skills. In her free time she enjoys raising chickens, gardening, and making art out of found objects.
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picMichael Gerard Mason, Ph.D., LPC
Michael received his M.Ed. in School and Community Counseling from the University of New Orleans and his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Virginia. His research and clinical interests include qualitative explorations of the experience of minority students in higher education, culturally relevant psychotherapy, utilizing film in psychotherapy training, implementing and evaluating systemic mental health interventions in academic institutions, and understanding and treating online gaming addiction. His theoretical orientation is rooted in British Object Relations and informed by family systems theory. As Director of Project RISE, Dr. Mason teaches two courses that comprise the Hoos Helping Hoos Curriculum through the Counselor Education Department in the Curry School of Education. Both EDHS 3895: Peer Counseling Theory and Skills and EDHS 5294: Peer Support Program Research, Design, and Evaluation will be taught each semester. For more information, contact Dr. Mason.
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picLillian Mezey, M.D.
Lillian is the Associate Director of Psychiatric Services. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.D. from Columbia University. She completed residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Colorado in 1994.  Since then, she has worked as a community psychiatrist in Colorado and Virginia.  She has lived in Charlottesville since 1998, working as a psychiatrist in the local community mental health centers. She has special expertise in mood disorders and psychotic disorders as well as dual diagnoses of substance abuse disorders and mental illness.
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picL. Kelley Midkiff, NP, CS
Kelley joined CAPS in 2010.  She received her degrees from University of Virginia: BA in 1990, BSN 1994, and MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner certificate in 1996.  Since 1997, she has provided psychiatric care at the local community mental health clinic. Ms. Midkiff teaches part-time at UVA's School of Nursing. At CAPS, she provides medication consultation and enjoys working collaboratively with students.
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picBelinda Overstreet, Ph.D.
Belinda is a licensed psychologist and a staff psychologist at CAPS. She has worked predominately in university settings since 1993. Dr. Overstreet received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Consistent with her degree, she focuses on building upon the strengths of the individual, couple, or group. Her areas of clinical interest include transitional problems, family difficulties, relationship building, and mood disorders. She has experience treating a wide range of psychological problems in adolescents and adults.
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picKaren Painter
Karen is a lifelong resident of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. She holds an M.A. and an Ed.S degree from James Madison University since 2001. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Auricular Acupuncture Specialist. As the CAPS clinical case manager and community inpatient liaison, she provides tools, support, awareness, and advocacy so that students (and families) can receive what they need in order to feel empowered and better navigate UVA on grounds and community mental health resources. Karen brings 15+ years of clinical experience, including working with dually diagnosed populations in inpatient and outpatient community mental health settings, private practice, providing clinical supervision, and creating peer recovery/alumni supports. Her compassion has played out in her work with clients and families planting seeds of collaboration, hope and recovery. Her areas of clinical interest/specialties include: mind-body issues, identity development, family dynamics, codependency and addiction, mood disorders, working with transgendered individuals, veterans, life transitions, crisis intervention, trauma and abuse.
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picBea Palma Orellana, Ph.D.
Bea earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland-College Park. Before coming to the US, she worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Chile. Her clinical interests include cross-cultural and multicultural issues, international students, trauma, eating/body image issues, relationship issues, supervision and training, and group therapy. Bea approaches therapy mainly from a psychodynamic (relational, attachment) perspective, considering multicultural and diversity factors, and also incorporates mindfulness in her work. In her free time, Bea enjoys hiking, traveling, and meeting with friends and family.
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picBrandon Phillips, Psy.D.
Brandon completed his doctoral studies at the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. Dr. Phillips enjoys university counseling, and his interests are in working with anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, and relational issues. His approach is integrative, and he is active and collaborative in helping to facilitate change and understand ourselves and relationships. Personally, Dr. Phillips enjoys the central Virginia outdoors. If you have not walked the Saunders-Monticello Trail he recommends you check it out.
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KatieNicole Ruzek, Ph.D.
Nicole is the Director of CAPS. She joined CAPS in 2012 after working at Cal Poly Pomona University as a clinical psychologist and research coordinator for six and a half years. Nicole received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2004 and completed a postdoctoral residency at San Jose State University. Nicole has extensive experience working with students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and particularly enjoys helping individuals with romantic relationships, spiritual questions, trauma, mood and anxiety concerns. She works from a developmental-integrative perspective, incorporating psychodynamic, humanistic, somatic, and cognitive approaches to treat the whole person. Nicole also enjoys running psychotherapy groups and teaching mindfulness practices to students in individual and group settings.
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Nicole RuzekKatie Richard, LPC
Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined the CAPS team in 2017. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. While she is trained as a generalist and enjoys working with a variety of presenting concerns, her areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, substance use, and providing LGBTQ affirming care. She has experience working with transgender and gender diverse clients in areas of identity development as well as social and medical transition, including navigating access to gender affirming medical care and procedures. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness theories. An enthusiastic reader and occasional runner, she most enjoys time with family and friends.
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picSean Sembrowich, NP
Sean is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He received his BSN and then his Masters in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2000. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, he worked in internal medicine, and the emergency department. He transitioned to addiction research in 2001, while also teaching pharmacology to graduate nursing students. Sean currently works as a certified Psych Mental Health NP at the U.Va. Center for Leading Edge Addiction Research (CLEAR). He also performs medication management through telemedicine for a community services board and an addiction treatment center here in Virginia. Sean also sits on the board for the Virginia Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program. He is currently working towards his doctorate at the U.Va. School of Nursing. He enjoys fishing, and loves spending time with his wife and two children.
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picJ. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D.
Andy is a part-time staff psychiatrist. He received his B.A. from Duke University (1970), his M.D. from the University of Virginia (1974) and did his adult psychiatry training at U.Va. (1974-77). His private practice is oriented toward individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, and medication consultation. He was the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction at U.Va., which involved interdisciplinary intervention and research in large group ethnic and political conflict, primarily in the former Soviet Union. He serves on the clinical faculty at The Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at U.VA. He has publications on narcissistic personality disorder, evolutionary theories of depression, antidepressants, criminal behavior, the function of serotonin, post-traumatic stress disorder, religion, suicide terrorism, and the psychology of racism. In 2010 his work on an evolutionary theory of depression was featured in Scientific American Mind and in the New York Times Magazine, “Depression’s Upside.” He co-authored Facing Bipolar:The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder (2010) and authored Why We Believe In God(s): A Concise Introduction to the Science of Faith (2011), which has been translated into Spanish, German, Polish, and Urdu. His current research interest is evolutionary psychology and its application to religious belief, well-being, resilience, suicide and psychiatric illnesses.
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picErin Tracy, Ph.D.
Erin is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined the CAPS staff in 2015. She previously worked as a staff psychologist at Appalachian State University. She completed her doctoral internship at the University of California-Davis Counseling Center where she specialized in the treatment of eating disorders in college students. She gained additional experience with eating disorders at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center in Massachusetts and as Clinical Director of La Luna Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Erin received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. Erin’s clinical interests include eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, emotion regulation, interpersonal concerns, multicultural and gender issues, and group therapy. She strives to help students understand their struggles in the context of their unique developmental histories and cultural identities. In her non-professional life, Erin enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, mountain biking, trail running, watching movies, and reading fiction.
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picRafael Triana, Ph.D.
Rafael is a Senior Staff clinician at CAPS.  He is also a Psychoanalyst, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. He received a Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School of Social Work. Dr. Triana also holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. His education includes a four year fellowship in the Mental Health Division at Yale University Health Services and completion of psychoanalytic training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis where he continues his affiliation as an instructor. Dr. Triana is the former Division Head of Mental Health Services and former Director of Counseling and Psychological Services in the Department of Student Health. In the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities he is the faculty director for Medical Spanish and Culture. He also teaches first year medical students in the Practice of Medicine course. In the Department of Psychiatry he teaches Psychodynamic theory and practice to residents. His theoretical area of interest is in the interface between contemporary psychoanalytic theory and neurobiology. Clinically he provides treatment for a broad range of psychiatric disorders. His specialty is late adolescence development and treatment and combat trauma and PTSD in veterans. As a marine sergeant long range reconnaissance patrol leader, Dr. Triana served for two tours of duty in Viet Nam and was awarded a Bronze Star for valor. He was raised in an inner city Barrio in New York and comes from a family of Cuban immigrants and refugees.
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picLaura Wagner, Ph.D.
Laura Wagner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Laura received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado and received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Laura completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral clinical training at Duke University and completed training in trauma focused therapy at Harvard Medical School’s Victims of Violence program. She worked extensively at the VA Medical Center with veterans diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder related to both sexual and physical trauma as well as combat related trauma. Laura’s clinical interests focus on the treatment of Major Depression and Posttraumatic Stress disorder as well as complicated grief reactions. She is trained in evidence-based psychotherapies for trauma related conditions as well as depression and anxiety disorders. Laura taught a course on the treatment of trauma at the University of Virginia and has published in the fields of professional ethics in psychology and in psychotherapy outcomes research. Laura’s clinical interests are also related to the integration of psychodynamic, relational and interpersonal psychotherapies with evidence based therapy treatments. In her non-professional life, Laura spends her time enjoying long-distance running and yoga as well as spending time with her family.
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picDebbie Wilson, Ph.D.
Debbie is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined CAPS in 2016. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with adolescents and adults from many cultures, representing over two dozen countries. She has served as a Staff Psychologist at George Washington University and a Sports Psychologist at George Mason University. She uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy that is grounded in psychodynamic theory and incorporates interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness theories and skills. She is a generalist with specific experience in helping university students with personal development, relationship, academic recovery, substance abuse, and trauma related issues. She has expertise in working with student athletes and performing artists on performance enhancement and leadership development. Dr. Wilson chairs the NCAA’s Sexual Assault Task Force, serves on the NCAA’s Board of Governors’ Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Assault and is a past chair of the NCAA’s Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct. Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, she was the Women’s Basketball Coach at The Ohio State University for eight years. Debbie enjoys reading, riding horses, and traveling.
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picJackie Woods, Ph.D.
Jackie is a psychologist who joined CAPS in 2014. She serves as the Group Coordinator and manages the group psychotherapy program at CAPS. Jackie received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her clinical interests include LGBTQ student issues, trauma, eating and body image concerns, identity exploration, and relationship issues. Jackie’s clinical style is emotion focused and multiculturally grounded. She incorporates relational, psychodynamic, and feminist theories into her work with students. Jackie also has strong interest and experience in group therapy. She currently facilitates the Understanding Self and Others and the Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Men’s Support groups at CAPS. In her free time, Jackie enjoys running, cooking, and exploring Charlottesville.
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picBaozhen Xie, Ph.D.
Baozhen is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2007. She joined CAPS staff in 2008 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship in psychology at Stanford University. She practices from an integration of humanistic, relational, and cognitive behavioral approaches. She also has a passion for multicultural counseling, and enjoys working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, including international, ethnic minorities, children of immigrants, and other underserved student populations. She co-facilitates cultural psychology seminar for doctoral interns. Her clinical interests include personal and ethnic/cultural identity issues, cross-cultural adjustment, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and eating disorders. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, practicing meditation, travel, and watching TV.
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Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman, Psy.D., Assistant Director, ABPP - Director of Training
Matt is an Assistant Director at CAPS, as well as the Director of Training, where he oversees doctoral interns in an American Psychological Association accredited program and doctoral level practicum students. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University's Center for Psychological Studies, and completed his internship at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His areas of interest include eating issues and body image concerns, relational difficulties, clinical training, and the impact of culturally based implicit bias on mental well-being. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the philosophical basis of psychology, the treatment of eating disorders, and socio-cultural influences of media on mental health. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, arranging acapella music, and communing with the great outdoors.
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Psychiatry Residents

Keri Stevenson Keri Stevenson
Keri is a psychiatry resident at UVA who will be working at CAPS through the Spring semester. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from King’s College and then went to medical school at The Commonwealth Medical College, both in Pennsylvania. She is now in her final year of psychiatry training and will be doing a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale next year. Her other clinical interests include women’s mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, and ethical issues in psychiatry. She enjoys spending time with her family, aerial dance, and boy bands.
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Psychology Interns

Nora ArkinNora Arkin, M.Ed.
Nora Arkin is a doctoral intern at CAPS. She received her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Georgia and her Masters in Education at the University of Virginia. She is currently completing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia. She has experience working in university counseling centers, schools, community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and in integrated medicine. Her clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, trauma, eating disorders and body image concerns, and competence and wellness. Nora enjoys weaving interpersonal and behavioral approaches to treatment based on the client’s needs and therapy goals. She has experience working with diverse populations of clients and a wide range of mental health concerns and looks forward to working with UVa undergraduate and graduate students this year!
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Charles OlbertCharles Olbert, M.A.
Charles is a doctoral intern at CAPS. He received a B.A. in philosophy from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is completing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Fordham University, where he also received his M.A. in clinical psychology. He has experience working with diverse populations in counseling centers, inpatient hospitals, and community outpatient clinics. Charles draws primarily from psychodynamic, relational, and humanistic perspectives, and is interested in a broad range of clinical phenomena including identity development, character disorders, and trauma. In fleeting glimpses of spare time, Charles enjoys poetry and fiction, running, cooking, and staring at walls (i.e., Zen meditation).
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Ayelet Silberberg Ayelet Silberberg, M.S.
Ayelet is a doctoral intern at CAPS. She received her B.A. in psychology, sociology, and anthropology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Ayelet is currently completing her doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also received her M.S. in counseling psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings including university counseling, community mental health, and private practice settings. She draws from psychodynamic and relational theories in her work with clients. Ayelet’s clinical interests include interpersonal issues, identity and meaning, trauma, and the therapeutic relationship. In her free time, Ayelet enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and traveling.
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Practicum Students

Karl Fua Karl Cheng-Heng Fua, Ph.D.
Karl Cheng-Heng Fua is a Ph.D candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia where he received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology. He previously received his B.Eng (Hons) and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He has worked in university training clinics, inpatient psychiatric, and community law and mediation settings, and has experience conducting evidence-based psychotherapy (individual and couples), neuropsychological assessments, and mediation for couples. His clinical interests include anxiety, depression, and couples and interpersonal relationships. He is also interested in multicultural and diversity considerations (e.g., ethnic minorities, LGBTQ individuals) in clinical practice. Karl's research involves understanding the dynamics of biased cognitive and emotional responses in psychological disorders, and the role these biases play in the context of distressed romantic relationships. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, gardening, and playing video games.
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Audrey Wittrup Audrey Wittrup, B.A.
Audrey Wittrup is a practicum student at CAPS. She is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student in the Department of Psychology. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Psychology and English 2014. Her research centers on the role of supportive relationships with non-parental adults in promoting positive academic outcomes for marginalized adolescents. Clinically, she has experience working in university, community, and hospital settings. She works from an attachment orientation, drawing from a variety of evidence-based approaches. Audrey’s clinical interests include community mental health, trauma, and crisis intervention. In her free time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, and playing with her pet dog and cat.
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