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Who We Are

 

Senior Staff

Dr. Fred Weiner

Fred Weiner, Ph.D.  

Director

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.

 

Dr. Paul Castelino

Paul Castelino, Ph.D.

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, and spiritual concerns. He is an active member of American Psychological Association.

 

Michelle Pride, Ph.D.

Training Director

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.

 

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Megan J. Austin, Ph.D. Megan J. Austin, Ph.D.

Megan received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in 2014 after completing a psychology internship at Miami University Student Counseling Services. Before coming back to OU as a staff psychologist Megan worked in a rural community mental health center in Appalachian, Ohio. She practices therapy from an emotion-focused, interpersonal framework incorporating Cognitive Behavioral techniques at times. Her interests and expertise include women's issues, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, family-of-origin issues, and interpersonal relationship concerns. Megan also enjoys group therapy, supervision and training, and outreach & prevention.

 

Barry Brady Barry Brady, Psy.D.

Group Coordinator

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. Rebecca Conrad Davenport

Rebecca Conrad Davenport, Ph.D.

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.

 

Susan Folger Susan Folger, Ph.D.

Susan received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Miami University after completing her internship at the Pennsylvania State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Before coming to work at Ohio University, Susan completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling and Student Development. She is passionate about working with college students to help promote their growth and well-being. Susan’s approach to her work is relationally-based and from a feminist perspective, and she incorporates interpersonal process and dialectical and cognitive behavioral techniques in therapy. Primary areas of interest include women’s issues, interpersonal violence, identity development, grief and loss, social justice, and group counseling.

 

Bradford Meyers Bradford Meyers, Psy.D.

Dr. Meyers received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. After completing his internship at Ohio University’s Counseling & Psychological Services in 2016, he went on to work as a Post-doctoral Fellow at a community mental health agency in Southeastern Ohio. Brad returned to Ohio University in 2017 as a staff therapist. His approach to clinical work incorporates relational, feminist, multicultural, and psychodynamic perspectives. Professional interests include relational challenges, trauma & abuse, group therapy, training & supervision, community outreach, empowerment, and social justice engagement.

 

Kristyn Neckles, Psy.D.

 

Alex Reed, LPCC-S

 

Rinda Scoggan Rinda Scoggan, PCC-S

BASICS Coordinator

 

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.

 

Rachel Siegel Rachel Siegel, LPCC

Rachel is a licensed professional clinical counselor and holds a Master’s of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. She completed clinical residency at The Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute training in both the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and in the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. Prior to working at Ohio University, she worked with diverse clients facing a variety of mood, traumatic experiences, chronic illness, loss, substance use, identity development and relational issues in community-based, medical, and multidisciplinary settings throughout Ohio. Rachel’s approach is strength based  and relational drawing from a variety of evidenced based models including, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive behavioral (CBT), mindfulness and acceptance based therapies; taking into consideration the social inequities and multicultural issues clients experience. She utilizes art and nature-based interventions as an adjunct to traditional talk therapy to help clients develop awareness and tap into their potential for resiliency.

 

L. Justin Wheeler L. Justin Wheeler, LISW-S

Justin obtained a Master of Social Work degree with a focus in clinical practice from Ohio University in 2009 after an internship in the Psychology and Social Work Clinic. Prior to this he was enrolled in a graduate theology program. Following graduation, Justin worked primarily with adolescents and adults in community-based, crisis, and private practice settings in Maryland and Ohio. Areas of clinical interest and experience include short-term/brief integrative treatment models, gender and sexuality, military families, managing chronic conditions, group work, Appalachian and rural culture, couples counseling, and compassion- and acceptance-focused behavioral therapies, especially dialectical behavior therapy. Justin is also an adjunct instructor in the social work program at Ohio University and is excited to work with students in a variety of capacities to help promote their growth and development. 

 

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Psychiatry

 

Dr. Heidi Jache

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 Gambill

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.  

 

 

Katie O'Rourke CMA

Katie graduated in 2007 from Hocking College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She joined CPS in September 2017 as a Certified Medical Assistant for the Psychiatrists.  Prior to joining CPS, Katie worked for University Medical Associates in the Geriatric department for 7 years. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and spending time with her husband, son and dogs. 

 

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Central Staff

 

Mitzi Trentacoste Mitzi Trentacoste, M.A.

Business and Technology Manager

Mitzi graduated in spring 2017 with her MA in Organizational Communication through Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication. In addition, Mitzi holds a BS degree in English Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After several years of teaching, Mitzi joined the CPS staff in the fall of 2012.  Mitzi is a third year mentor 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 as well as spend time with her husband and three children.

 

Inez Stanley-Linscott

Inez Stanley-Linscott

Administrative Services Specialist

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.

 

 

Amanda Uribe Amanda Uribe


Administrative Services Associate

As an administrative associate at Counseling and Psychological Services for the last 3 years, Amanda has become more passionate about working in the wellness community. She has had experience working in the mental health and addiction field for 12 years and finds that she is interested in pursuing further education in this area of work. In her time away from CPS, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, assisting her her son's extracurricular activities, and relaxing at her family campsite.

 

Maeve Hinze Maeve Hinze

Administrative Services Associate

Maeve completed her Bachelors of Arts in Social Work at Ohio University in 2014 and worked in the mental health field as a social worker for two years before coming to CPS. She is excited to continue 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. When she's not at CPS or with middle school students, you can find Maeve on the bikepath training for half marathons or walking her dog Carl. 

 

Emily Brunton

PT Administrative Services Assistant

 

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Doctoral Interns, Counselors-in-Residence, BASICS Counselors and Trainees