Meet Our Staff

DIRECTOR

Jeffrey Kuentzel, Ph.D., LP (Wayne State University)
Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psychological assessment, nonsuicidal self-injury, pathological gambling, spirituality, clinical supervision.

Associate Director

Charisse Ormanian, M.A., L.L.P. (Wayne State University)
Interests: Empowering students to attain a better quality of life through individual and couples counseling. Group work with survivors of sexual assault.

Associate/Training Director

Ellen Barrett-Becker, Ph.D., L.P. (Wayne State University)
Interests: Identity development and meaning making, coping with experiences of trauma, dissociation, grief and loss, parenting, attachment, building healthy coping skills, Motivational Interviewing, and training mental health clinicians and clinical supervision

Psychiatrist/Assistant Clinical Professor

Falyne Fry, M.D. (Michigan State University)
Interests: Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, college mental health, women's mental health issues, depression, anxiety, the intersection of spirituality and mental health, and psychoanalysis.

Clinical Staff 

Aleksandra M. Stoklosa, Ph.D., L.L.P. (Wayne State University)
University Counselor III
Interests: Couples counseling, women's issues, self esteem, adjustment problems, depression and anxiety, trauma, and EMDR. 

Angela Fedewa, PhD, LP (Wayne State University)
University Counselor II
Interests: Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, OCD, mindfulness, evidence-based practice, student veterans, wellness and coping skills 

Denise Wunderlich, Ph.D. (Instructional Technology), M.C., L.P.C., L.M.S.W. (University of Delaware & Wayne State University)
University Counselor III
Interests: Wellness (creating healthy lifestyles, coping with illness), life skills (stress reduction, emotion regulation, effective communication), relationship strengthening. 

Jennifer Crystal, Ph.D., L.P.C. (Michigan State & Wayne State University)
University Counselor III
Interests: Anxiety, resilience, and grief and loss.

Kirk Guanco, M.S.W, L.M.S.W (University of Michigan)
University Counselor II
Interests: Developing life skills to manage issues of anxiety, depression, adjustment and substance abuse. 

Kristin Van de Laar, PhD, LP (Southern Illinois University)
University Counselor III
Interests: Depression, anxiety, graduate student concerns, dissertation support, stress management. 

Laina Wirgau, LMSW, CAADC (Grand Valley State University)
University Counselor II
Interests: Working with survivors of unwanted sexual experiences, coping with trauma/PTSD, holistic healing (physical, emotional, spiritual) practices, mindfulness, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, motivational interviewing, feminist theory, auricular AcuDetox, and yoga.    

Patricia Dixon, M.S.W, L.M.S.W., ACSW ( Wayne State Univerisity & Central Michigan University)
University Counselor II
Interests: Helping people build survival skills for things such as mindfulness, anxiety and depression, grief and taumatic events.

Sara Byczek,Ph.D., LP (Indiana State University)
University Counselor II
Interests: Women's issues, LGBTQ issues, trauma, and relationships.

Theresa Perlman, M.A., L.P.C. (Wayne State University)
University Counselor II
Interests: Anxiety/academic anxiety, depression, relationships, women's issues, substance abuse. 

Vivian Stovall, Psy.D., LP (Midwestern University)
University Counselor II
Interests: Anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, interpersonal relations concerns, self-esteem, trauma, grief and loss, and clinical supervision and training  

Graduate Assistant, Trainees, Volunteers

Emily Bednar, Graduate Student Intern, Counseling Psychology M.A. (Wayne State University)
Interests: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Eating Disorders, Attachment, Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties, Coping Skills, Stress Management, Adjustment difficulties, Mindfulness, Holistic Health, Emotion Regulation.

Heather Doherty B.S., Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student (Wayne State University)
Interests: Health Psychology, Mood Disorders, and Somatic Symptoms. Experienced with emotion-focused treatments including Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and the Unified Protocol, mindfulness-based interventions, and motivational interviewing.

Isaiah Sypher, Clinical Science Doctoral Student (University of Michigan)
Interests: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Empowerment, Emotion Regulation, Substance Use, Identity, Sexuality.

Jamie Duell, Masters of Social Work Candidate (Wayne State University)
Interests: Empowering students to create healthy identities and relationships. Developing coping skills to deal with periods of adjustment and uncertainty as well depression and anxiety, through mindfulness and self-reflection.

Jenna Sattler, Masters of Social Work Candidate (University of Michigan)
Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Historical Trauma, Identity, Sexuality, Personality Disorders, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gay Affirmative Therapy, and Narrative Therapy

Michael Valenti, M.A., TLLP (Michigan School of Professional Psychology)
Interests: Using an existential framework to offer clients an exploratory space for self-discovery. Providing insight into underlying factors that may be manifesting as psychological distress. Working with clients to help navigate the balance between individual and collective perspectives.

Office Personnel

ShaCha Geronimo
Office Clerk II

ShaCha Geronimo works as office personnel, assisting clients and CAPS staff while maintaining the daily operations of the CAPS office. She is a WSU student studying to become a social psychologist with an emphasis on the study of culture, ethnicity, and race.

Tanya Vines
Secretary IV

Tanya works as office personnel; staffing the front desk, managing the budget, processing personnel transactions, and other pertinent aspects of the CAPS unit