Carnegie Mellon University

About CaPS

Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) addresses the mental health needs of the CMU community through a variety of services. We provide a safe, confidential environment to talk about personal or academic concerns. We assist students who need to connect with mental health resources in the community and support staff, faculty, and family members who have concerns about the well-being of a student. We strive to promote students’ capacity for psychological growth and maturation through greater self-awareness and psychological insight. Services at CaPS are developmental in nature, aimed at supporting students in the moment and in their personal growth and maturation over time.

CaPS is attentive to issues of diversity and equality. We respect and value each person as a unique individual. 


Our Staff

At CaPS, we are dedicated to the psychological growth and emotional well-being of all Carnegie Mellon students. Our team is made up of highly qualified mental health professionals, advanced-level doctoral trainees and support staff.

Shubhara Bhattacharjee

Shubhara Bhattacharjee, Psy.D.
Staff Therapist
he/him/his
language: English

412-268-2922

Melissa Bilski

Melissa Bilski, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
she/her
language: English

412-268-2922

Christina Blough

Christina Blough
Receptionist
she/her
language: English

412-268-2922

Janet Zapata

Janet Brown
Senior Administrative Assistant & Office Manager
she/her
Languages: English, Spanish

412-268-2922
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Krissy Cannata

Kristine Cannata, LCSW
Triage, Consultation & Case Management Therapist
she/her
language: English

412-268-2922

Shane Chaplin

Shane Chaplin, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Licensed Psychologist
he/him/his
language: English and Spanish

412-268-2922
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Mengchun Chiang

Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Training
Licensed Psychologist
she/her
languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English

412-268-2922
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Abigail Cruz

Abigail Cruz, Ph.D.
Staff Therapist/DEI Coordinator 
she/her
language: English

412-268-2922
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Viviana Ferrer

Viviana Ferrer- Medina, Psy.D. 
Staff Therapist/CaPS Outreach Prevention and Education Coordinator
she/her
language: English and Spanish

412-268-2922
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Stephanie Golden

Stephanie Golden, Psy.D. 
Staff Therapist
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

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Jayme J. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Staff Therapist
they/them/theirs
language: English 

412-268-2922

Rebecca Kallis

Rebecca Kallis, MSW, LCSW
Triage, Consultation, & Case Management Therapist
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

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Amal Kouttab, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Program Director/Licensed Psychologist
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Sara Mark

Sara Mark, MSCP, LPC 
Triage, Consultation & Case Management Therapist 
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Susan Morine

Susan Morine, MD 
Staff Psychiatrist 
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Chris Romagni

Chris Romagni
Screening & Information Coordinator
he/him/his
language: English, Italian (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate)

412-268-2922

Briana Root

Briana Root, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Kym Jordan Simmons

Kym Jordan Simmons, Ph.D. 
Licensed Psychologist
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Ife Sinclair

Ife Sinclair, Ph.D.
Staff Therapist
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Sara Troupe

Sara Troupe, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Erin Unkefer

Erin Unkefer, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
she/her
language: English

412-268-2922

Adrijana Vukelic

Adrijana Vukelic, MSCP
CAPS Triage, Consultation & Case Management Therapist
she/her
language: English

412-268-2922

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Qian (Grace) Wei, Ph.D., NCC
Staff Therapist
she/her
language: English, Mandarin

412-268-2922

Nicholas Yee

Nicholas Yee, LMFT
CaPS Triage, Consultation & Case Management Therapist 
he/his
Language: English

412-268-2922

CaPS Trainees & Interns

Joanna Zijin Wang, B.S.
Triage, Consultation & Case Management Intern

Languages: English, Mandaring, French

Education: University of Pittsburgh

Professional Interests: Clinical services, crisis intervention, international student mental health, Integrative Existential Psychotherapy, trauma informed care.

Bridget Woolery, B.S., B.A.
Triage, Consultation, and Case Management Intern 

Language: English and Spanish (professional working profiency) 

Education: University of Pittsburgh 

Professional Interests: Navigating life transitions, mind body connection, feminist therapy, trauma-informed care, self-compassion, public health, self exploration. 

Sofia Huang, M.A. 
Psychology Practicum Student 

Languages: English, Mandarin.

Education: Duquesne University

Professional Interests: My clinical approach is relational-cultural, client-centered/humanistic, and trauma-informed. I consider my clinical work to be part of my broader practice promoting racial and transformative justice.

 

Andres I. Rivera, M.A. 
Psychology Practicum Student

Languages: English, Spanish 

Education: Duquesne University 

Professional Interests: Clinical Services serving Latinx populations particularly Spanish speaking, Existential and Critical Phenomenology, De-colonial theory to work with structural trauma, anxiety and depression.

Chelsea Lynn Gessner, M. A. 
Psychology Practicum Student

Language: English 

Education: Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

Professional Interests: Neuropsychology, Evidence-Based Treatments for Anxiety and Depression, Trauma-Informed Care