Carnegie Mellon University

About Us: Learn more about CaPS

For more than 70 years, CaPS has been addressing the mental health needs of the university community by providing confidential treatment to students and collaborating with staff, faculty and family members. CaPS helps students improve their psychological health by facilitating insight and fostering deeper understanding of their personal struggles needed to make better choices for themselves. 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. We offer a safe and supportive space for students who identify as LGBTQ+ to navigate the challenges of exploring and integrating their gender and sexual identities.

 

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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
  • support staff

COME BY AND VISIT US


Dareen Basma, Ph.D, LPC (University of Tennessee)
DEI Initiatives & Research Coordinator | Psychotherapist


Jeff Beyer, Ph.D. (Duquesne University)

Psychotherapist


Shubhara Bhattacharjee , Psy.D. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology) Psychotherapist
Melissa Bilski, Psy.D. (Argosy University)

Psychotherapist, Practicum Training Coordinator | Licensed Psychologist


Lindsey Bond, BA, MA, MS (Meadaille College)
Psychology Intern


Kristine Cannata, L.C.S.W. (University of Pittsburgh)
Triage, Consultation, and Case Management Clinician|Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D. (Duquesne University)

Psychotherapist | Licensed Psychologist

Viviana Ferrer-Medina, Psy.D. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)

Psychotherapist and Outreach Coordinator


Aysia Hunter, M.Ed. , L.P.C. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Triage, Consultation, and Case Management Clinician

Allison Jedinak, Psy.D. (Chatham University)
Psychotherapist


Kym Jordan Simmons, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
Psychotherapist|Licensed Psychologist


Rebecca Kallis, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. (University of Pittsburgh)
Triage, Consultation and Case Management Clinician | Licensed Clinical Social Worker



Sara Mark, M.S., L.P.C. (Chatham University)
Triage, Consultation and Case Management Clinician| Licensed Professional Counselor


Susan Morine, MD (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
Psychiatrist


Debra Reich, MA (Chatham University)
Psychology Intern


Briana L. Root, Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University)
Psychotherapist | Licensed Psychologist

Chris Romagni (Penn State University)
Screening and Information Coordinator


Casey Schall (Univerity of Pittsburgh)
Administrative Assistant

Nadiya Tucker, LCSW, BC-TMH (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
Triage, Consultation and Case Management Clinician|Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Sara Troupe, Psy.D. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Psychotherapist



CaPS Leadership Team:

Shane Chaplin, Ph.D. (Duquesne University)
Executive Director | Licensed Psychologist


Michele Keffer, Ph.D. (SUNY Buffalo)
Assistant Director of Psychotherapy Services|Psychotherapist | Licensed Psychologist


Jessica R. Maga, M.A., L.P.C. (Towson University)
Assistant Director of TCC Service | Licensed Professional Counselor


Sharon L. Mannella, Psy.D., L.P.C. (Capella University)
Assistant Director of Administration | Licensed Professional Counselor | Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor