Meet Our Staff


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

Associate Director

Charisse Ormanian, MA, LLP (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, PhD, LP (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, PhD, LP (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, PhD (Instructional Technology), MC, LPC (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. 

Ebony Fails, MA, LLPC (Wayne State University)
University Counselor II
Interests: anxiety, self esteem, adjustment problems, depression and CISM.

Jennifer Bohanon, MA, LPC (Ball State University)
University Counselor II
Interests:  Impact of culture, gender, race and religion on mental health and wellness, trauma, resilience, supervision, couples counseling, interpersonal relationships, family-of-origin dynamics

Jennifer Crystal, PhD, LPC (Michigan State & Wayne State University)
University Counselor III
Interests: Anxiety, resilience, and grief and loss.

Kaifa Alsoofy, LLMSW Grand Valley State University )
University Counselor II
Interests: Women's mental health issues/empowerment, anxiety, depression, empowering first-generation college students, building healthy coping skills, self-esteem, managing stress, mindfulness, self-care 

Kirk Guanco, LMSW, CAADC (University of Michigan)
University Counselor III
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, LMSW, ACSW ( Wayne State University & Central Michigan University)
University Counselor III
Interests: Helping people build survival skills for things such as mindfulness, anxiety and depression, grief and taumatic events.

Theresa Perlman, MA, LPC (Wayne State University)
University Counselor III
Interests: Anxiety/academic anxiety, depression, relationships, women's issues

Vivian Stovall, PsyD, 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

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.

Jordan Quinn, Master's Level Social Work Trainee (University of Michigan)
Interests:  Internal Family Systems therapy, trauma/PTSD, survivors of sexual assault, attachment disorders, couple's work, sex therapy, and grief and loss

Michael Valenti, MA, 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