Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Staff
Kathy Lee-Anderson, PhD
Assistant Director and Staff Psychologist
Dr. Lee is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 18989). She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University and B.A. in Social Ecology from UC Irvine. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and her post-doctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS). Prior to joining the SCU CAPS team, she worked as a Staff Psychologist at Stanford University for over 8 years where she provided clinical services, developed outreach programs, and was a Lecturer on “Psychological Well-Being on Campus: Asian American Perspectives”. As a psychologist, Dr. Lee’s clinical interests include Asian/Asian-American mental health, depression, anxiety, identity development, relationship concerns, first generation college issues, family of origin as well as clinical training and professional development for women of color. Her integrative therapeutic approach draws from an insight-oriented, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and systems perspective within a multicultural context. She is also bilingual in conversational Cantonese and Toisan.
Nadeem Hasan, Psy.D.Training Director and Staff Psychologist
email@example.comDr. Hasan received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and is a licensed clinical psychologist. 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 State 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.
Sarah Rotsinger-Stemen, Psy.D.
Dr. Sarah Rotsinger-Stemen is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of San Francisco, Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Rotsinger-Stemen utilizes a multiculturally informed, integrative approach drawing on interventions based in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She enjoys working with students with a variety of presenting concerns including: interpersonal and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, identity and multicultural issues, and eating/body-image concerns.
Estrella Ramirez, Ph.D.
Dr. Estrella Ramirez's is a licensed psychologist. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master’s degree in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California. Her dissertation explored racial identity development for multiracial persons and is committed to multiculturalism and providing culturally competent care. She has experience working in a variety of settings including university counseling, community mental health, and three years at an eating disorder treatment center. Dr. Ramirez has an integrative approach to therapy, weaving together client-centered, psycho-dynamic, acceptance commitment therapy, and relational interventions. She has a warm, personable, and energetic style. She strives to help her clients reconnect with their emotions in a genuine way and believes that connection to self and others is an integral part of a fulfilling life. In addition to eating disorders, she is interested in working with students on interpersonal issues, identity formation, trauma, recovery, and anxiety. She is also trained to provide EMDR therapy.
Chi Nguyen, Ph.D.
Dr. Chi Nguyen received her doctorate counseling psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She received her M.S. in Counseling at California State University, East Bay, and her B.S. in Psychology at Santa Clara University. She has trained in various settings including school-based serving at-risk youth, community mental health clinics, and college counseling center. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), where she provided counseling services in both English and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen has taught classes at the community college, undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of psychology and multicultural counseling. Dr. Nguyen enjoys working with students with a variety of presenting concerns including: interpersonal and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, identity and multicultural issues. She takes an integrative approach to therapy in order to collaboratively meet the needs and goals of the client.
Jason Wu, Ph.D
Dr. Jason Wu is a licensed psychologist. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. His dissertation explored the use of Buddhism and psychotherapy to reduce stress related to the acculturation process for bicultural individuals. He has experience working in a variety of settings, including university counseling, community mental health, a hospital, and a state penitentiary. Dr. Wu has an integrative approach to therapy and utilizes person-centered, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment, interpersonal process, and cognitive behavioral therapy. He is interested in working with students on substance use (abstinence and/or moderation), men and masculinity concerns, multicultural issues, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Wu also speaks (conversational) Mandarin Chinese, but is not fluent and does not conduct therapy in Mandarin Chinese.
Kathryn Woicicki, Psy.D
Dr. Woicicki is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the mental health field for ten years and providing psychotherapy for six years. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and her bachelors degree from UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Woicicki completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Stanford University School of Medicine and has also trained at the Palo Alto VA, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and San Jose Job Corps. As a therapist, Dr. Woicicki takes an integrative approach to therapy, and blends together interpersonal, client-centered, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapy interventions. She aims to help her clients learn how to manage difficult emotions effectively, navigate relationship challenges well, and practice self-acceptance and self-compassion. Dr. Woicicki enjoys working with clients who have various presenting problems, including: interpersonal difficulties, identity development, multicultural issues, anxiety, depression, and self-harm.
Annie Alpers, Ed.M., M.S.Ed
Annie Alpers, Ed.M., M.S.Ed., is a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Fordham University in New York. She trained at Barnard College, New York University, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. She completed a BA in psychology at Stanford University, a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Fordham University. She often uses person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and positive psychology techniques, though her style is flexible to fit the person and the problem. Along with her clients, her family consists of people from a variety of ethnic, religious, and other social backgrounds, and she values the multicultural and intercultural aspects of therapy. Annie views therapy as a choice made by capable, multifaceted people to proactively seek extra assistance with complex challenges. She enjoys getting to know her clients as individuals and helping them come to decisions that feel right for them.
Roni Kholomyansky M.A.
Roni Kholomyansky, M.A. is a doctoral candidate at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Roni has previously trained at a community mental health center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, and a college counseling center. In his previous experience at a college counseling center, Roni worked extensively with international students. Roni primarily practices from a psychodynamic orientation, but he also integrates aspects from other theories based on each client's unique presenting problems. His clinical areas of interest include mood disorders, multiculturalism, identity development, and perfectionism. Roni recently defended his dissertation, which focused on whether having many identities in many areas of one's life mediates the relationship between depression and perfectionism. Roni can conduct therapy in Russian and is conversational in Spanish. Apart from his clinical work, Roni is a fan of the NBA - particularly the Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls, an avid tennis player, and has difficulty putting down a good book or a captivating video game.
ADVANCED PRACTICUM TRAINEES
Javan Jean-Noel, M.S
Javan Jean-Noel, M.S., is a doctoral (Psy.D.) student at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill. He earned his M.S. in exercise and sport psychology from Texas Tech University and his B.S. in psychology from Florida State University. In his previous clinical work, Javan has worked at two community colleges and a partial hospitalization plan. He also currently works in a community mental health clinic providing neuropsychological assessments. His approach to therapy uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques in combination with client-centered therapy and self-determination theory principles. Javan’s areas of clinical interests include depression, anxiety, stress, cultural issues, motivation, and peak performance. His dissertation research focuses on the acculturation experience of international student-athletes.
Meghan Bhagat, M.S
Meghan Bhagat, M.S., is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium. She received her BS in psychology from University of California, San Diego. She has experience working with diverse populations in community mental health and in integrated medical settings. Her areas of clinical interest include crisis management, anxiety disorders, and culturally competent counseling. Her dissertation research explores Asian-American clients’ perceptions of their clinicians' cultural competency. She is also fluent in Gujarati and Japanese.
Michelle "Chelle" Tran, M.S
Michelle "Chelle" Tran, M.S., is a doctoral candidate at Palo Alto University, pursuing her PhD with an emphasis in diversity and community mental health. She uses culturally-informed integrative approach to treatment and draws from evidence-based practices including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and emotionally-focused therapy (EFT). She received her B.S. in Psychology at Santa Clara University. In her time at SCU, she founded a student mental health organization on campus and was involved with the Wellness Center, Multicultural Center, and multiple LGBTQ organizations. She was also among the group of students that contributed to the formation of the Rainbow Resource Center. She has experience in improving mental health literacy and is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and QPR instructor. In addition, Chelle is an avid martial artist and musician and has interest in integrating creativity and movement in addressing overall physical and mental wellness.