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.

Kalila Beehler

Kalila Beehler, M.S.
Psychology Intern
she/her/they/them
language: English

412-268-2922

Jeff Beyer

Jeff Beyer, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist
he/him/his
language: English

412-268-2922

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

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 the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
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, M.A. 
Psychology Intern
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Rebecca Kallis

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

412-268-2922

Jessica Maga

Jessica Maga, LPC, NCC 
Assistant Director for Triage, Crisis, and Case Management  
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922
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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

Debra Reich

Debra Reich, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
she/her
language: English and Hebrew

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

Nadiya Tucker

Nadiya Tucker, LCSW
Psychiatry Triage, Consultation & Case Management Therapist 
she/her
language: English 

412-268-2922

Romy Michelle Unger

Romy-Michelle Unger, M.A.
Psychology Intern
she/her
language: English, Swiss, German, French

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

Nicholas Yee

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

412-268-2922

Janet Zapata

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

412-268-2922
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CaPS Trainees & Interns

Shacoya Bates, M.A.
Doctoral Practicum Trainee
she/her
Language: English

412-268-2922

Education: Point Park University

Professional Interests: social justice advocacy, radical self-care, liberation psychology, collective action, Black feminism, contemplative practices, trauma, racial identity formation, psychological impact of racism, holistic well-being, and cultural humility

Kaitlyn Herron, B.A.
Triage, Consultation & Case Management Intern
she/her
Languages: English, French

412-268-2922

Education: Susquehanna University

Professional Interests: anxiety, depression, family dynamics, black student support, LGBTQIA+

Brad Landry, M.A.
Doctoral Practicum Trainee
he/him
Language: English

412-268-2922

Education: Duquesne University

Professional Interests: relational psychoanalysis and object relations theory, collaborative/therapeutic assessment, ecopsychology, existential and phenomenological philosophy

YiWen Ma, M.S.
Practicum Trainee
she/her
Language: Mandarin, English

412-268-2922

Education: Carlow University

Professional Interests: multicultural and acculturation issues, trauma, identity formation, international and first generation college students

Neha Rajan, M.A.
Practicum Trainee
she/her
Language: English

412-268-2922

Education: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Interests: anxiety, depression, South Asian/South Asian American mental health, acculturation gaps, social media, LGBTQIA+ mental health