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IntroductionCAPS Staff

Front Desk:

Wendi Rossi

Judy Steger

Desiree Montgomery

Professional:

Marian Binder, Ph.D., ABPP, Director

Glenn Matchett-Morris, Ph.D., Assistant Director

Salley Wallin, DBH, LCSW, Assistant Director

Danielle Breckenridge, MA, LPC

Krishna Bright, LPC

Brigid Connolly, M.D.

Debra Cox-Howard, M.C., LPC, LISAC

Amy Cunningham, LCSW

Silvia Garcia, LPC

Phil Gibeau, Ph.D.

Bevila John-Daniel, M.D.

Cynthia Klatte, LCSW, ACSW

Megan Orcutt, Psy.D

Laura Orlich, M.S., M.C., NCC, LPC

Anne M. Miller, D.O.

Leslie Ralph, Ph.D.

Michael Strangstalien, M.A., MFT, LPC, NCC

Martie van der Voort, M.C., LPC

Jennifer Wilson, MA, LPC

Kathleen Young, Psy.D.

 


 

Front Desk Staff

Wendi Rossi
Wendi Rossi has previously worked as an administrative assistant for the general manager of a radio station, a legal assistant, an assistant to the president of a local construction manager/soils engineering firm and, most recently, a sous chef position at a local, private junior high/high school. Wendi is enjoying working with the students in CAPS.

Judy Steger
A "near" native of Tucson, (1955).  Judy remembers the landmarks before they were marked as such.  She attended college in California seeking a degree in Interior Design, and in Tucson seeking a business degree.  Judy has been been married since 1969, and has three children.  She has been with the University of Arizona since 1990, worked in Medical Records and with CAPS since 1994.  She loves working with the students and the CAPS staff.

Desiree Montgomery
Desiree Montgomery was born and raised in Tucson where she lives with her husband and daughter. She has worked in administration for 4 years, 2 of which were working with refugees resettled in the United States. Desiree has enjoyed working in community mental health facilities in the past and is excited to be working at CAPS with U of A students.

Professional Staff

Marian Binder, Ph.D., ABPP, Director
Dr. Marian Binder is a Staff Psychologist at CAPS. As the Director of CAPS, she spends the majority of her time with administrative demands and campus crisis response, but the clinical work she does with students focuses on anxiety management, couples/relationship issues, decision-making and a variety of sexuality related issues. She earned a BA degree in Psychology from Queens College, City University of New York, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed psychologist and also holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Glenn Matchett-Morris, Ph.D., Assistant Director
Dr. Matchett-Morris is a Staff Psychologist and the Assistant Director of CAPS. His time is split between direct clinical service to students, administrative responsibilities and clinical supervision. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and an M.A. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon. He is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Arizona. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including universities, inpatient mental health units, outpatient behavioral health clinics, the U.S. Army, prisons, and Pima County Superior Court. His clinical work focuses on adjustment, depression, anxiety, grief, stress management, anger management, crisis, couples and relationship issues, sexuality issues, and work with LGBTQ students.

Salley Wallin, DBH, LCSW, Assistant Director
Salley Wallin is a Clinician and Clinical Care Coordinator in CAPS. She received her B.A. from the University of Arizona and her MSW from Arizona State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Arizona and has worked in private practice, hospital and clinic settings. Her clinical interests include holistic approaches to the treatment of depression, anxiety & trauma and she has a particular interest in the role environmental influences play on well-being & emotional resilience.

Danielle Breckenridge, MA , LPC
Danielle is a licensed Mental Health Clinician who provides counseling and triage services at CAPS. Danielle has provided both in-patient and out-patient services in the Tucson community. Her clinical experience has involved treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss and sexual abuse. Danielle earned her M.A. in Counseling and Guidance at the University of Arizona. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Arizona.

Krishna Bright, LPC
Krishna is a Mental Health Clinician who provides triage and counseling services at CAPS. Her clinical experience has involved treating dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse), depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss and relationship issues. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic development, mindfulness, transpersonal psychotherapy and psychoeducation in counseling sessions. Krishna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies at the University of Arizona, and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy at Prescott College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona and is also a National Certified Counselor. After hours, Krishna has an active role in a local, non-profit arts organization as a volunteer coordinator and facilitating arts activities.

Brigid Connolly, M.D.
Dr. Brigid Connolly is a staff psychiatrist at CAPS. She joined the team in January 2010. She is a board certified psychiatrist who has been active in private practice and community mental health in Southern Arizona for many years. She has experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma issues and eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has extensive experience in treating special populations and working in under-served areas. She has special interest in autistic spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. She is a graduate of University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Debra Cox-Howard, M.C., LPC, ICADC, LISAC
Debra is a licensed Mental Health Clinician at CAPS. Debra's work at CAPS focuses on substance abuse prevention, assessment and treatment, addictions, adult children of alcoholics, neuro-linguistic programming, relationships, and general counseling. Debra earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix. She is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and a Certified Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner. In addition to her counseling role, Debra is the Outreach Coordinator for CAPS.

Amy Cunningham, LCSW
Amy is a Clinician and Clinical Care Coordinator in CAPS who provides counseling, triage, and care coordination. She earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arizona. Amy has worked as a provider and supervisor in a variety of settings including outpatient counseling agencies, prevention programs, educational settings, and, most recently, as a mobile team crisis clinician in Pima County. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the needs of students coping with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment and stress, relationship issues, addictions, and crisis. She enjoys working with people of all ages and cultures, and she strives to help students improve their lives through coping skills, self-discovery, mindfulness, and enhancement of internal and environmental support.

Silvia Garcia, LPC
Silvia is a licensed Mental Health Clinician at CAPS. Silvia has provided in-patient mental health services at a state hospital as well as out-patient services in the Tucson, Oracle and Cochise County communities. She has provided mental health services for people with serious mental illness, victims of domestic violence and adults with a history of sexual abuse. She is knowledgeable and skilled in addressing many areas of concern for university students who experience faith/spirituality issues, financial issues, anxiety, academic problems due to emotional stress, and issues of divorce and depression. Her eclectic orientation favors cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, meditation and psychodynamic therapy.

Phil Gibeau, Ph.D.
Dr. Phil is a staff psychologist at CAPS. He earned his bachelors degree at The University of Wisconsin at Madison; his Masters Degree at Utah State University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University. Dr. Phil has provided mental health services in state and veteran's hospitals, general hospitals, mental health centers, private practice settings and university counseling centers. He has been licensed as a psychologist in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio and is currently licensed in Arizona. His orientation favors mindfulness, cognitive therapy, behavior modification, psychodynamic development, brief therapy, grief counseling, meditation and issues regarding faith/spirituality.

Bevila John-Daniel, M.D.
Dr. Bevila John-Daniel is one of the staff Psychiatrists at CAPS. She joined our team in July 2007. She earned her medical degree from India and graduated with an M.D. from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. She is board certified by the The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her areas of interest are in Cross-cultural Psychiatry, Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Psychopharmacology.

Cynthia Klatte, LCSW, ACSW
Cynthia is an Arizona State Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the CAPS staff in the summer of 2007. In addition to individual and couples counseling, Cynthia facilitates the Learning to Cope Groups at CAPS, which is a coping skills training group. She uses a holistic approach with her clients, focusing on the person-in-environment. She has an interest in cultural competency in counseling and enjoys working with international students, Native American students and students from other diverse cultural backgrounds. She has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Dialectical Behavior Therapy), in working with Dual Diagnoses (mental health and substance abuse), and in the use of Mindfulness Meditation in therapy. Prior to coming to Tucson, she practiced in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She then received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Connecticut with a Substantive Area in Mental Health and a minor concentration in Research. She has worked in a variety of settings (inpatient, day treatment and outpatient) with a wide variety of populations (people with severe mental illness, the homeless, professionals, and college students). Cynthia is a member in good standing of the National Association of Social Workers and it's Arizona State Chapter. She also maintains her clinical license in Connecticut. Outside of work, Cynthia volunteers with International Friends, Inc. and the Arizona Assurance Scholars Program.

Megan Orcutt, Psy.D
Dr. Megan Orcutt is a Staff Psychologist at CAPS. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado and her Psy.D. from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working in public schools, as well as community mental health and university counseling settings, doing assessment, consultation and therapy. Her approach to counseling is relational, psychodynamic, and client-centered. Dr. Orcutt works with students experiencing a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and abuse, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, and substance abuse.

Laura Orlich, M.S., M.C., NCC, LPC
As a Mental Health Clinician, Laura provides counseling for students presenting with body image issues, disordered eating, financial stressors, relationship concerns, and academic challenges, as well as providing support for adjustment to University life. Licensed by the state of Arizona and certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors, Laura offers solution-oriented therapy, employing a variety of brief therapy modalities. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Illinois, Laura completed a Master's Degree in Psychology and Research at the University of Kansas and a Master of Counseling at the University of Phoenix. She is active with the local and the national community of professionals addressing the needs of the eating-disorder population.

Anne M. Miller, D.O.
Dr. Anne Miller is a staff psychiatrist at CAPS. She relocated from Dayton, Ohio where she ran an Integrative Psychiatry private practice for 16 years. She completed medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine & residency in psychiatry at Michigan State University. She is board certified in psychiatry by the American Osteopathic Board of Psychiatry & Neurology & is currently part of the fellowship program in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona Andrew Weil program. Her areas of interest are in cross-cultural empowerment of women, Integrative Medicine, Mindfulness-based practices & Integrative therapies that help heal depression, anxiety & PTSD.

Leslie Ralph, Ph.D.
Dr. Ralph joined the CAPS team as a staff psychologist in September, 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She earned her M.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech University. Dr. Ralph has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient counseling centers, adult and pediatric medical clinics, a center for developmental disabilities, and the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court. Most recently, she was a therapist on the Child and Family and Adult Psychiatry teams at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Ralph’s clinical work focuses on values, adjustment and phase of life problems, anxiety disorders, stress management, couples, friendship, and family issues, body image, and depression.

Michael Strangstalien, M.A., MFT, LPC, NCC
Mike Strangstalien is a Licensed Professional Counselor at CAPS and also has a private practice. His original training was in Molecular Biology and while working at the National Security Agency, he began training in Marital and Family Therapy and Family Psychology at Georgetown, concluding his studies at Chapman University. He has also been an instructor, field practice supervisor and brings some 50,000 plus hours of clinical background to CAPS. He is a member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy, the American Counseling Association, the American College Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association. He is credentialed at the state and national levels. Mike is committed to helping students engineer success into their lives.

Martie van der Voort, LPC
Martie provides triage and counseling services at CAPS. She works with all clients, especially those dealing with eating/body image issues, trauma (has Level II EMDR certification,) addictions and behavioral compulsions, gender and LBGT issues. She has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient and community mental health. She completed her Masters of Counseling at the University of Phoenix, has been licensed by the State of Arizona as a Professional Counselor, and has a private practice.

Jennifer Wilson, MA , LPC
Jennifer Wilson is a Mental Health Clinician at CAPS. She sees students in triage and for brief individual counseling. She helps those experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, periods of transition and adjustment, substance abuse, sexual assault and relationship trauma, and general counseling. She uses cognitive-behavioral approaches, working collaboratively with students toward their goals for treatment. She volunteers with the Tucson area SMART Recovery® (Self Management And Recovery Training), a national organization providing science-based support groups for those recovering from addictions to substances or activities. Jennifer earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and her master of arts degree at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is a licensed professional counselor with the state board of Arizona.

Kathleen Young, Psy.D.
Dr. Kathleen Young is a Staff Psychologist at CAPS and the Coordinator of Clinical Services for the Oasis Program. She earned a BA in Psychology from Connecticut College and received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her career focus has been on treating trauma and its aftermath. Other clinical areas of expertise include mindfulness, eating disorder treatment, and work with LGBTQ communities. Her approach to psychotherapy is psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-informed. She is also EMDR trained. Dr. Young is a licensed psychologist in the states of Arizona and Illinois.

 
 
 
 
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