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Counseling and Psychological Services Staff

Welcome to the Cowell Center Counseling and Psychological Services. Below you will find a team of mental health providers who work hard to assure the psychological health of our students. 

Marie G. Herbert, Ph.D.

Assistant Director and Staff Psychologist
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Dr. Herbert is a licensed psychologist who practices from an integrative and growth-oriented perspective. Her special clinical interests include working with students with depression, anxiety, identity and developmental issues, problematic eating behaviors and body image concerns, and relationship conflicts. Her approach uses insight-oriented, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness acceptance and change strategies. Her administrative interests include supervision, training, and campus mental health policies. This is Dr. Herbert's twentieth year at CAPS.

Rosemary Ellmer, Ph.D.

Training Director and Staff Psychologist
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rellmer@scu.edu
Dr. Ellmer is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her B.A. degree from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Ellmer also has a Masters of Divinity and an M.A. in Psychology and Religion which she received through the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She is particularly interested in the interface between psychological and spiritual issues. Dr. Ellmer is also interested in young adult development working with trauma and grief as well as with depression and anxiety. Dr. Ellmer is currently the training Director at Counseling and Psychological Services. In addition to working at CAPS, Dr. Ellmer has a private practice in San Jose.

Mohammad A. Oveissi, Ed.D.

Staff Psychologist
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moveissi@scu.edu
Dr. Oveissi is a licensed psychologist, a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, a board-certified hypnotherapist, and a certified EMDR therapist. Dr. Oveissi received his BS in Psychology from Pars College in Iran, his MS in counseling psychology from Cal State University Hayward, and his Ed.D. in counseling psychology from University of San Francisco. Dr. Oveissi is skilled in treating young adult issues such as separation and individuation, self-esteem, depression, anxiety disorders, family of origin issues, substance abuse, and stress reduction and relaxation. He also teaches at JFK University Graduate School of Professional Psychology and is in private practice in Campbell. Dr. Oveissi is fluent in Farsi and English.

Michelle Bebb, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist
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mbebb@scu.edu
Dr. Michelle Bebb is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her B.A. degree in both Psychology and History from Westmont College. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute. Dr. Bebb conducted dissertation research on the relationship between involvement in a spiritual community and the mental health of young adults and continues to be interested in the intersection of psychology and spirituality. Dr. Bebb is passionate about providing supportive, holistic care to her clients, as they present with an array of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, relationship patterns, substance use, self-care, vocation, and identity development.

Michael Wood, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
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mwood@scu.edu 
Dr. Wood is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his B.S. from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Wood also has a M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Wood specializes in providing brief, solution-focused therapy drawing from interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and feminist frameworks. A critical component of his work with students is tailoring their treatment to their intersecting cultural identities. He is passionate about working with underserved student populations and enjoys assisting LGBTQ students with questions and challenges they may have regarding their faith and spirituality. He is also passionate about enhancing the emotional well-being of college students, particularly those who suffer from significant emotional, behavioral, or chronic mental health issues that may impede their academic performance and psychosocial development.

Tyler Wasson, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist
Dr. Wasson is licensed as a psychologist in the State of Florida, and is working toward licensure in the State of California. He received in B.A. as a double major in Psychology and Music at Cedarville University in Ohio, and earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Wasson utilizes an interpersonally-focused integrative brief therapy approach when working with clients, relying on the client-therapist relationship as the fundamental agent of change. He uses interventions from various theoretical backgrounds, including Existential, Humanistic, ACT, and Psychodynamic approaches. Dr. Wasson is also an advocate for group therapy, using an Interpersonal Process approach to help people learn more about themselves as social beings, as well as how to deepen their relationships. He is particularly passionate about working with issues around multiculturalism, identity exploration and discovery, and the intersection of multiple identities, such as ethnicity/race, SES, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Nadeem Hasan, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist
Dr. Hasan received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services and has also trained at the Palo Alto VA, Stanford’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic, and San Jose Staté University. As a therapist, Dr. Hasan draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic principles as well as mindfulness-based interventions to collaboratively create a unique plan with each person he works with. His clinical interests include anxiety and depression, substance use, relationship and family of origin issues, as well as identity and multicultural concerns. 

Sujata Patel, M.D.

Psychiatrist
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s2patel@scu.edu
After graduating from Stanford University, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Indiana University. She completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan followed by a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings as a staff psychiatrist and consultant as well as in private practice. She has spent most of her career as a staff psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She is currently working part time at CAPS Cowell Center, Santa Clara University and Vaden Health Center, Stanford University. 

“I enjoy the collaborative aspects of working in a counseling center. I find the student population fascinating and rewarding to treat. Helping young adults navigate issues of identity, separation, and relationships while also treating the range of psychiatric issues that present at this stage of life is both challenging and gratifying. I have been fortunate to be able to work with students from all over the world, and from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.”  Dr. Patel is interested in all aspects of clinical care. 

Tatyana Foltz, M.S.W.

Case Manager
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Tatyana received her Master's in Social Work from Howard University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from East Tennessee State University. She has gained 8 years of case management experience in the Washington, DC and Bay areas working with marginalized populations and multidisciplinary teams. Her work has largely focused on individuals who have experienced displacement and/or violent crimes. Tatyana practices strength-based, client-focused, holistic case management. Her interests include: community outreach, motivational interviewing, cultural influences on mental health symptom expression, and empowerment models.