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Our Staff

Clinical Staff

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Federico "Felito" Aldarondo, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Licensed Psychologist
Indiana University, 1998, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal, Integrative
Clinical/Research Interests: Substance abuse and addictive behavior treatment, Healthy lifestyle change, Motivational interviewing, Diversity, Group therapy, Assessment, Mindfulness, Interpersonal process in psychotherapy, Therapy supervision


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Matt Ashton, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist and Assessment Coordinator
Texas Tech University, 2013, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Constructivist, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Clinical/Research Interests: Career Development and Exploration, Student Development, Anxiety, Stress Management and Relaxation, Biofeedback, Mindfulness, Spiritual Issues
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Mary Chandler Bolin, Ph.D.

Director and Licensed Psychologist
University of Kentucky, 1994, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical orientation: Integrated model of Psychosynthesis and Interpersonal Process Clinical/Research interests: Disordered eating/body image, GLBTQQIA concerns, Performance enhancement (primarily with singers and other artists), Persons with disabilities, Suicide prevention, Trauma survivors, Wellness/stress management
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Tina C. Bryant, Ph.D.

Assistant Director/Clinical Director
University of Georgia, 2002, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Person-centered, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Multicultural Clinical/Research Interests: Multicultural and women’s issues, Outreach, Career exploration



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Kathryn Gould, LCSW

Care Coordinator/Crisis Clinician
University of Louisville, 2008, Social Work
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Ecosystems Clinical/Research Interests: Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Trauma Therapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning, Family-of-Origin Issues, Anxiety, Mood Management, and Substance Abuse



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Jamie Hopkins, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
University of Calgary, 2003, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical orientation: Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal
Clinical/ Research Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Graduate students, International students, Couples, Relaxation, Mindfulness, Exercise and mental health
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Nathaniel Hopkins, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist, Coordinator for Information and Systems
University of Illinois, 2003, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Existential, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral
Clinical/Research Interests: Identity development, Grief and loss, Performance enhancement

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Megan M. Marks, Ph.D. 

Senior Staff Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator
Coordinator of Career Counseling Services
The Pennsylvania State University, 2011, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic, Interpersonal 
Clinical/Research Interests: Training and education in professional psychology, Career development, Suicide prevention, Veteran issues, Interpersonal concerns, LGBTQ concerns
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Sharon Martin, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist
Spalding University, 1992, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis with integration of Cognitive Behavioral principles, and Niemeyer Narrative Reconstruction Grief Theory
Clinical/Research Interests: Trauma, Grief, Psychospiritual Development and Issues, Interface of Technology and Health Services, GLBT, Suicide Prevention
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Nathan Miles, Ph.D. 

Senior Staff Psychologist and Group Coordinator
Purdue University, 2011, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical orientation: Emotion-Focused, Interpersonal, Family Systems
Clinical/Research Interests: Couples therapy, LGBTQ issues, Family-of-origin issues, Grief
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David Pascale-Hague, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
University of Kentucky, 2015, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation:
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Diane Sobel, Ph.D.

Assistant Director/Training Director
University at Buffalo, 1992, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Feminist, Multicultural
Clinical/Research Interests: Training and education in professional psychology, Trauma therapy, Sexual trauma, Group therapy, Grief counseling, Multiculturalism, LGBTQ issues
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Jennifer Speisman, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Eating Disorder Treatment Team
Nova Southeastern University, 2011, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical orientation: Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal
Clinical/Research interests: Eating disorders, Anxiety and depression, Group therapy


2015-2016 Pre-doctoral Psychology Interns

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Amber Carter, M.S.

Student at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, Clinical Psychology Psy.D Program
Clinical/Research Interests: Client-Centered theory and therapy, Multicultural/Diversity issues, Life transitions, First-generation college students, Mindfulness, Parenting issues
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Caroline Carter, M.A.

Student at Azusa Pacific University, Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program
Clinical/Research Interests: Gender and sexual diversity, Religious and spiritual identity, Social justice and advocacy, Multiculturalism, Treatment of depression and anxiety. Integrative approach incorporating Time Limited Dynamic, Attachment, Systems, Feminist, and Multicultural perspectives.
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Grant Goodman, M.A.

Student at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program
Clinical/Research Interests: Interpersonal Therapy, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Group Process, Identity Development, ADHD and Learning Disabilities
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Derek Mueller, M.S.

Student at Pacific University, Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program
Clinical/Research Interests: Gestalt Therapy, Multiculturalism/Diversity, Organizational Psychology, Adult Identity Development, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Sustainability and Environmental Psychology

Support Staff

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Marylou Friesz



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Bernadine McGhee


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