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Meet CAPS Staff

Our clinical staff is composed of licensed mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, and psychiatric providers. In addition to permanent professional staff, CAPS has several therapists in training including psychology doctoral interns, graduate psychology practicum students and psychiatry residents from the UVA residency program. Our diverse group of trainees and staff allows for a dynamic cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas. We are strongly committed to meeting the highest standards of clinical care as well as training for future independently practicing mental health providers.

CAPS Leadership

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Nicole Ruzek, PhD

Director
Counseling and Psychological Services
nar7r@Virginia.EDU
434-243-5150
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Deepti Athalye, PhD

Associate Director for Counseling Services

da4rd@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Lillian Mezey, MD

Associate Director for Psychiatric Services

lm4p@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Matt Zimmerman, PsyD, ABPP

Assistant Director for Training

mz8u@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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David Yost, PhD, LPC

Assistant Director for Crisis Services

dmy5b@virginia.edu
(434) 243-5150

Psychotherapists

Lisa Barr, LPC

Staff Psychotherapist

Lhb2s@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Rachel Berry, PhD

Staff Psychotherapist at CAPS and at the School of Architecture

rb7mb@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Kim Collins, LCSW

Staff Psychotherapist

kc4bc@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Dan Elreda, PhD

Staff Psychologist

de4e@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Katie Fowler, LPC

Staff Psychotherapist at the School of Engineering and Applied Science

rfk2xj@virginia.edu

Kate Gibson, PsyD, JD

Staff Psychologist at the School of Law

kg9n@virginia.edu

Michael Mason, PhD, LPC

Staff Psychotherapist

mgm7g@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Jennifer McArtor, LCSW

Staff Psychotherapist

jfm2vw@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Belinda Overstreet, PhD

Staff Psychologist

bo8k@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Beatriz Palma, PhD

Staff Psychologist and Groups Coordinator

bip8x@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Molly Peck, LPC

Staff Psychotherapist

fvp4tu@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Liz Ramirez-Weaver, LCSW

Staff Psychotherapist at the School of Engineering and Applied Science
CAPS
Er2tn@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Alexandria (Alex) Schenk, LPC

Staff Psychotherapist

dpj2nz@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Mark Silvestri, Ph.D

Recovery and Substance Abuse Counselor

Ms6ra@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Erin Tracy, PhD

Staff Psychologist

ent5a@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Amber Vernon

Staff Psychotherapist

Tsn5bw@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Lavender Williams, MS

Staff Psychotherapist

pth2bs@virginia.edu
(434) 243-5150

Debbie Wilson, PhD

Staff Psychologist at the Darden School of Business

djw5t@virginia.edu
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Nicholas Wright, LPC, LSATP

Staff Psychotherapist

hxj7ra@virginia.edu
(434) 243-5150

Baozhen Xie, PhD

Staff Psychologist

bx2w@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Psychiatric Providers

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Gina Condi, NP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

gc8ny@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Kelley Midkiff, NP, CNS

Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

lkm2k@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Sean Sembrowich, NP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

sms4gv@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Andy Thomson, MD

Psychiatrist

jat4m@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Care Managers

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Karen Painter, LPC

Care Manager

klp3k@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Laura Kirkland, MSW, MA

Care Manager

lak8j@virginia.edu
434.243.5150

Trainees

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Gayatri Sardana, M.Ed.

Advanced Practicum

gs5kz@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Nicole Gause, MA

Doctoral Intern

jrc2hb@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Kimberly Champion, MA

Doctoral Intern

cnx5gm@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Ariana Rivens, M.A.

Advanced Practicum

ar4pd@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Amy Sproul, M.Psy.

Doctoral Intern

ags3p@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Lauren Eckles, M.A.

Advanced Practicum

lme9vg@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Noor Alwani, M.Ed.

Advanced Practicum

na3rk@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Administrative Support

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Aretha Spears

Medical Office Assistant

as2cg@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Amanda Brenneman

Executive Assistant

ann6a@virginia.edu
434-243-5150

Sheraine Baker

Medical Office Specialist

Srb6h@virginia.edu
434-243-5150
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Roxanne Burley

Senior Administrative Assistant