Meet Our Staff

DIRECTOR

Jeffrey Kuentzel, Ph.D., LP (Wayne State University)
Interests include: 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 include: 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 include: 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 include: 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 include: 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 include: 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 include: Anxiety, resilience, and grief and loss.

Kirk Guanco, M.S.W, L.M.S.W (University of Michigan)
University Counselor II
Interests include: 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 include: 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 include: Women's issues, LGBTQ issues, trauma, and relationships.

Theresa Perlman, M.A., L.P.C. (Wayne State University)
University Counselor II
Interests include: 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  

Part-time Professional Technicians

Catherine Pannell, M.S.W., L.L.M.S.W. (Oakland University & Wayne State University)
Part-time Social Work Technician
Interests: Mental health in the Black community, awareness and education of trauma related symptoms, self-esteem and assertiveness, resiliency and effective coping, women's health issues, anxiety, depression, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Ebony Nicole Fails, M.A. (Wayne State University)
Part-time Counseling Technician
Interests include: Cognitive behavioral therapy approach, Self-esteem, coping with academic stressors, and motivational interviewing

Jennifer Morris, MA, LLPC (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology & Albion College)
Part-Time Professional Technician
Interests: Multicultural counseling, Latino mental health, women's issues, LGBT advocacy, sexuality issues, cognitive behavioral therapy, Adlerian psychotherapy, logotherapy, identity exploration, depression, and managing stress/anxiety

Graduate Assistant, Trainees, Volunteers

Amy E. Graham, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology; Dual Title in Infant Mental Health (Wayne State University) 
Interests: Motivational Interviewing, marijuana and alcohol use, child maltreatment, unintended pregnancy, maternal depression and mood disorders, Infant Mental Health, parenting, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and psychological assessment. 

David R. Tucker, M.A.,TLLP (Michigan School of Professional Psychology)
Interests Include: Development of life skills, stress management, relationship skills, college transitions, and body image .

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

Laura Murray, M.S., TLLP (University of Michigan)
Interests: Anxiety, depression, and emotion regulation. Evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Helping individuals live their lives in accordance to the values that are important to them, while bolstering their ability to achieve their goals even in the face of life's obstacles. 

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