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.
Who We Are
Emily is a full-time Health Services Associate for CPS. In the years prior to joining Ohio University, she worked in the optical field as a Licensed Optician. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Social Work here at O.U. When away from CPS, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family at Burr Oak Lake.
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.
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.
Suzanne Clare Ferraro holds an A.S. in Natural History and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from American River College. Before joining Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services as a Health Service Associate, she worked as a teaching assistant in special needs education and as a customer service representative for MediCare. Outside of work, she enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and spending time with her family.
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.
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.
Gerard is endorsed by the Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. He is also endorsed by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to practice as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Gerard earned his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ohio University in 2013. He completed his internship and clinical residency at Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Gerard has three years of experience working in a college counseling setting. He has also worked in community mental health settings, where he primarily supported people in their recovery from unhealthy drug and alcohol use. Gerard has also worked to address issues related to gender and sexuality, race and racial identity, anxiety, depression, campus adjustment and transition, interpersonal conflict, and dating and intimate relationships. Drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations, Gerard tailors his counseling approach to address the unique needs of each client. He has had success with clients using REBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness-based approaches, Existential Therapy, and other forms of therapy. No matter what approach he uses, Gerard is guiding by a spirit of collaboration, non-judgment, compassion, and understanding whenever he is working with clients. Gerard’s self-care regimen includes singing, dancing, reading memoirs, spending time outdoors, and making people laugh.
Chris received undergraduate degrees from Ohio University in English and Social Work in 1990 and ’95 respectively. He has been a practicing Licensed Social Worker in Southeast Ohio since receiving his license in 1995. He has primarily provided Crisis Intervention and psychiatric hospital pre-screening for Tri-County Mental Health and Hopewell Health Centers within the community since that time. He became Director of Crisis Services at Hopewell Health Centers in Athens in 2008 and left that position to join CPS in January 2019. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago and Cleveland, Chris has resided in Athens since 1985 and has extensive knowledge of the local community, the struggles that lie therein, and the resources available to assist with overcoming those struggles. His focus lies in brief solution-oriented interventions along with traditional case management services such as coordination, linkage, referrals, and support. Chris loves to explore the communities and natural environments that surround Athens and enjoys hiking, biking, local history, music, and spending time with his family.
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.
Dr. Meyers is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio. He 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 psychologist and he also spends two days per week at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with a focus on providing support to medical students, staff, and faculty. 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.
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.
Kristyn is a native of Grenada in the Caribbean and has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program in Miami, Florida; Carlos Albizu University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College in Boston, Massachusetts. She is particularly interested in understanding the role of culture and issues of privilege and power in the context of mental well-being. She also strives to understand these factors in ways that help to facilitate the provision of effective counseling and psychotherapy. Particularly, she considers the interconnectedness of ourselves to each other and our environment and the importance of values and balance in living a healthy life.
Kristyn's approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral therapies and Acceptance and Commitment therapy together with elements of Dialectical Behavioral Techniques. Her clinical interests, in no particular order, include: diversity/multicultural issues, trauma, identity and woman issues, as well as, learning disorders, and ADHD. As a member of the CPS team, Kristyn is committed to providing the necessary support to clients so that they experience effective change in their lives.
Outside of work Kristyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, learning about different cultures, traveling, outdoor activities such as hiking, gardening and stained glass art.
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.
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 co-led the sexual assault survivor's group for 10 years and has co-led Spectrum since 2016. She worked as the group therapy coordinator for 4 years at CPS before becoming the training director. Michelle was the training director for 8 years. Currently, Michelle is a staff member working on balancing her passions for clinical work, supervision, advocacy and social justice, and self-care. When she’s not at work, you can find Michelle hiking, kayaking, doing yoga, knitting, gardening, crafting, or listening to esoteric podcasts.
Alex earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling from Ohio University and is currently finishing his PhD in counselor education from Ohio University. Alex is licensed in Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor with training supervision designation and as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Alex is also a certified rehabilitation counselor and a national certified counselor. Alex completed an internship at CPS prior to receiving his master’s degree and completed his doctoral internship at Denison University’s Health and Counseling Center. Alex also has 2 years of experience working as an integrated care and substance abuse counselor at Health Recovery Services in Athens OH. Alex is excited to return to CPS and work with Ohio University students again. Alex’s clinical practice orientations include person centered counseling, emotion focused therapy, cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing. Alex’s clinical interests include anxiety management, sexual and gender identity development and adjustment issues.
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 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.
Becky received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University in 2018. She also holds a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University. She is licensed with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and is also a National Certified Counselor. Becky has experience working with incarcerated adults, at-risk adolescents, children and families, as well as college students. Her therapeutic style is integrative utilizing aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Gestalt. Her areas of interest include substance abuse, social media and wellbeing, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.
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. When not at work, Inez spends time traveling to see her four daughter's families which includes seven grandchildren.
Mitzi graduated 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 fourth 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Yetzer received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron after completing her internship at Southern Illinois University. Megan then spent a year receiving postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to work at Ohio University, she spent a year in Missouri providing psychotherapy to the students of William Woods University. Megan’s approach to working with students is client-centered and feminist, in that she works to create a safe space for all individuals with a focus on empowering students to make choices that align with the goals they have set for themselves. Additionally, Megan integrates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques, and dialectical behavior techniques into her work. Primary areas of interest are women’s issues, trauma, gender and sexual minority concerns, relational concerns, and identity exploration. When Megan is not at work she enjoys reading, listening to true crime podcasts, exploring new restaurants, and hiking.