Dr. Weiner is a licensed psychologist who received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts after completing his undergraduate education at Brooklyn College. Prior to being appointed Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Dr. Weiner served as Associate Director and Clinical Director of the Center. He has coordinated a group on coping skills based on Dialectical Behavior Treatment. Although his primary interests continue to be the counseling work he does with students and supervising counselors in training, he is also the author of a series of self-help pamphlets dealing with issues students may face at some time during their college career or thereafter. These are now widely available at about one hundred major university and small college counseling centers around the country.
Associate Director and Clinical Director
Dr. Castelino is a licensed psychologist and a licensed professional clinical counselor. He received his doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Loyola University Chicago. He came to Ohio University in 2005 as a staff psychologist and in 2009 he went to West Virginia University to serve as the Training Director at their counseling center. He returned to Ohio University fall of 2012 as an Associate/Clinic Director. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Diversity Leadership Mentoring Award presented by the Association for University and College Counseling Centers Directors (AUCCCD) and in 2009, he received the Diversity Scholar Award presented by the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). His initial clinical work and training included working in Chicago area hospitals (Cook County Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Veterans Affairs - Hines, IL). Since 2003, he has worked in university counseling centers. His clinical orientation and emphasis is on developmental and multicultural/empowerment models. His clinical interests include working with college students who present with depression, anxiety, interpersonal, emotional, an d spiritual concerns. He is an active member of American Psychological Association.
Michelle completed her counseling psychology doctoral program at Michigan State University and a psychology internship at Colorado State University counseling center. Before coming to Ohio University she worked at the Louisiana Tech University counseling center. She is a multicultural, feminist therapist who has specialized in working in a university setting. Her interests and expertise include women's issues, LGBTIQA issues, trans affirmative therapy, group therapy, trauma work, working with student athletes and students with identified learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD, peer mentoring, and clinical training and supervision. She has co-led the sexual assault survivor's group since 2006. She worked as the group therapy coordinator for 4 years at CPS before becoming the training director.
Barry completed his clinical psychology doctoral program at Wright State University and his psychology internship at The University of Akron. Before coming to work at Ohio University he completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Georgia. Barry views therapy as a collaborative process. He incorporates cognitive behavioral theory, interpersonal theory, and mindfulness into his work with students. He also maintains a heavy emphasis on multiculturalism and works to understand how issues of social inequality impact students’ distress. It is not uncommon to hear Barry speak about the benefits of finding balance in life, and that losing balance is a natural part of the journey. Barry is also a huge advocate for group therapy and views that treatment option as a truly unique experience that can help foster a lot of personal growth for the group members. Outside of work you can find him rock climbing, paddling, or just enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. Conaway is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Miami University’s APA Accredited Program. She completed an APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship at Washington State University Counseling and Testing Services, and a two-year Postdoctoral Residency at Palouse River Counseling community mental health center in Pullman, WA. Dr. Conaway primarily conceptualizes from a multicultural, constructivist perspective, seeking to understand the ways people make meaning at multiple levels of awareness and how these meanings explicitly and tacitly influence actions. Her approach varies according to clients’ needs; however, she frequently incorporates Evidence-Based Interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy as well as integrating Mindfulness-based techniques. Areas of particular interest include: Multicultural Counseling, Anxiety Management, Understanding and Coping with Depression, Life Transitions, Grief/Loss, Relationship Difficulties, and Traumatic Experiences. She enjoys working in individual and group formats.
Dr. Conrad Davenport received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 after completing her internship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Becky is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio and has provided counseling services to students at five different university settings over the last fifteen years. Some areas of particular interest for Becky include grief and loss, multicultural counseling, the impact of oppression on well-being, identity issues including LGBT identities, relationships with self and others, sexual assault, peer abuse and other child abuse traumas, and spirituality. She also enjoys providing group therapy, training, and multicultural supervision. Becky has been part of the National Coalition Building Institute and is a certified SIDE (Summer Institute for Diversity Education) trainer.
Dr. Harris received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her APA accredited internship at the University of South Carolina - Counseling and Human Development Center (CHDC) in Columbia, SC. Dr. Harris has a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Westminster, Maryland and received her undergraduate degree in Communications from Cheyney University in Cheyney, Pennsylvania. Her clinical interest vary, and include, group psychotherapy, Black and biracial identity development, diversity and multiculturalism, adjustment/life transition issues, grief/loss, and depression/anxiety. Dr. Harris finds passion in working with African American students and other marginalized and underserved student populations. Dr. Harris utilizes a collaborative and brief therapy model approach to help clients reach their goals. Her therapeutic and orientation style includes interpersonal, solution-focused, stages of change, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and Afrocentric/Spiritual strategies and interventions.
Ashley Holt received a Master's Degree in Counselor Education, with a focus on community mental health and rehabilitation, from Ohio University's Counselor Education Program in 2008.She is licensed with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervising credential.She has also been licensed with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board for eight years.She had her first experience with Counseling and Psychological Services when she completed an assistantship with the BASICS program during her graduate training.She is excited about the opportunity to return to the Ohio University campus to serve its students.Most recently, she served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Rural Women's Recovery Program in, a gender-specific, dual-diagnosis, residential program.Her areas of interest include substance abuse, dual diagnosis, women's issues, trauma, personality disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders.She has received specialized training in the Seeking Safety model, Community Reinforcement Approach, and Motivational Interviewing.Her therapeutic style includes aspects of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed approaches.She is the BASICS coordinator for Counseling and Psychological Services.
Rinda received a Master's Degree in Counselor Education, with a focus on community mental health, from Ohio University's Counselor Education Program in 2010. She is licensed with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervising credential. She has also been licensed with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with a supervising credential. She is excited about the opportunity to return to the Ohio University campus to serve its students. Most recently, she served as the Substance Abuse Coordinator and Counselor at Marietta College. While at Marietta College she was accompanied by her certified therapy dog, Buddy. Her areas of interest include substance abuse, major life changes, student athletes, dual diagnosis, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. Her therapeutic style includes aspects of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing, and emotional support pet therapy.
Dr. Sinclair-Miracle received her doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from Ohio University’s APA Accredited Program. She completed both an APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship as well as a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship at The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service. Dr. Sinclair-Miracle’s therapy style is emotion-focused and integrative, utilizing interpersonal process, multicultural, feminist and cognitive behavioral theories. She works collaboratively with clients to empower them, while incorporating aspects of their identity, culture, and context into treatment planning and brings health specific interventions, such as mindfulness to the counseling process. Her areas of interest include multicultural counseling, identity development, issues related to the cultural adjustment of immigrant students of color, women’s issues, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, chronic illness management and the supervision of trainees.
Heidi Jache, MD
Dr. Jache is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her psychiatry residency followed by her child psychiatry fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals.She has worked in private practice and community mental health centers in WV and Ohio prior to coming to Ohio University. She has special interests including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety disorders, Psychosis, and teens transitioning into young adults.She evaluates students at CPS to clarify diagnosis and to assess need for medication. She recommends that many students be connected to another provider in addition to Dr. Jache to maintain continuity in summers and when the student graduates.
Patricia Mickunas, MD
Dr. Mickunas is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio, specializing in general adult psychiatry. She earned her M.D. at Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She then completed her psychiatric residency at Wright State Department of Psychiatry which encompassed both civilian and military experiences. Prior to working at Ohio University, she worked at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare as an inpatient psychiatrist, at several community mental health centers and as a contractor with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Her areas of interests include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Depression, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder and Thought Disorders. Per department policy, Dr. Mickunas recommends that her patients be connected to another provider to maintain continuity of care when on academic break and upon graduation.
Staci L. Gambill CMA, AAMA, AAS
Staci graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Science with her major being Medical Assisting, from Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio. Staci received her certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) June 2008. Staci joined the staff at CPS June 2013 after being employed for a Internal Medicine Doctor in Private Practice for 4 years and raising 3 wonderful children. Staci is a Certified Medical Assistant and assists the Psychiatrists at CPS.
Business and Technology Manager
Mitzi graduated with a degree in English Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After several years of teaching, raising her young daughters, and educational software contract work, Mitzi joined the CPS staff in the fall of 2012. This past spring, Mitzi's family welcomed a new baby boy. While balancing family and being employed at CPS, Mitzi is working on her MA in Organizational Communication through Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication. In addition, Mitzi is a second year mentor and advocate for Ohio University’s First Scholars’ Program for first generation college students. When she finds time, Mitzi loves to get on her running shoes and train for races.
Inez obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Lees McRae College and a Bachelor of Specialized Studies from Ohio University. She joined Ohio University in 1992 and has worked at the College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinic and the Registrar's Office prior to joining CPS in 2009. Currently, Inez is working on her MSW at Ohio University.
Amanda joined the staff at Counseling and Psychological Services in the Summer of 2014. She is a lifelong Athens County resident and is excited to become part of the Bobcat Family. She enjoys working in the Wellness field and previously worked as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant for the past 9 years.
PT Administrative Assistant
Maeve completed her Bachelors of Arts in Social Work at Ohio University in 2014 and worked in the mental health field for two years before coming to CPS. She is excited to serve the students at Ohio University at CPS. In addition to work at CPS, she now enjoys work with youth through Wyldlife at Athens Middle School and the surrounding area.
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