Amy Cunningham, LCSW
Phil Gibeau, Ph.D.
Lori Harger, PMHNP
Cynthia Klatte, LCSW, ACSW
Katie Klimowitz, LCSW
Megan Orcutt, Psy.D
Caroline Miner, MD
Leslie Ralph, Ph.D.
Michael Strangstalien, M.A., MFT, LPC, NCC
Martie van der Voort, M.C., LPC
Chantelle Davis, Medical Assistant
Chantelle Davis has been a resident of Arizona since the age of 12. She has worked as a Medical Assistant for the past 4 years and recently joined the CAPS staff. Prior to coming to CAPS, she worked in the community with an Endocrinologist. She enjoys water sports and hiking in her spare time, and is excited about working with the diverse student population here at the U of A in a mental health setting.
Desiree Montgomery is a Tucson native, a make-up artist, and has worked in the administration field since 2008 in a variety of industries, including non-profit, refugee resettlement, and mental health. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Family Studies and Human Development and hopes to continue on to pursue a Masters in Social Work
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.
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.
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.
Matchett-Morris, Ph.D., Associate Director
Matchett-Morris is a Staff Psychologist and the Associate
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
Salley Wallin, DBH, LCSW, Associate 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.
Breckenridge, MA , LPC
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.
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 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.
Cox-Howard, M.C., LPC, 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilson, MA , LPC
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.
Minnie Almader, LPC, Ed.D.
Minnie Almader, Ed. D., M. Ed., LPC, is a proud U of A alumni! The versatility of the U of A faculty in the former Counseling and Guidance Department in the College of Education, have inspired Dr. Almader to have confidence in theory and practice, but also to continue her training in trauma, sexual assault, multiculturalism and holistic well-being. Dr. Almader is dedicated to improving the public perception of sexual assault and incorporates her skills to empower both male and female survivors of sexual assault.
Lori Harger, PMHNP
Katie Klimowitz, LCSW
Caroline Miner, MD