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Meet the Staff

Chicago CAPS

Arellys Aguinaga, Ph.D.

Arellys Aguinaga, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Director of Clinical Services/Chicago| Chicago CAPS


Angel Yiting Cheng, Ph.D. 鄭伊婷 博士

Angel Yiting Cheng, Ph.D. 鄭伊婷 博士

Staff Psychologist | Chicago CAPS

Email: angel.cheng@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Special Interests

Graduate and professional students, international students, acculturation adjustment and immigration stress, gender and sexuality, intersecting identities and (multiple) minority stress, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, mindfulness, self-compassion, value clarification. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


Rachael Collins, Ph.D.

Rachael Collins, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Liaison to Feinberg School of Medicine | Chicago CAPS

Email: rachael.collins@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Special Interests

Graduate and professional students; stress, anxiety, and depression; self-esteem, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, burnout; trauma; multicultural and identity themes; couples therapy, relationship and family concerns; adjustment and life transitions; grief and loss; eating and body image concerns.


Pamela Hazard, M.D.

Pamela Hazard, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist | Chicago CAPS

Email: p-hazard@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Special Interests

Mood and anxiety disorders in young adults, wellness, multicultural psychiatry, working with graduate and professional students.


Devon Migues, LCPC

Devon Migues, LCPC

Crisis Clinician/Case Manager | Chicago CAPS


Sara Lasi

Sara Lasi

Program Assistant - 3 | Chicago CAPS

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Sean Serluco, Psy.D.

Sean Serluco, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist, Liaison to Pritzker School of Law| Chicago CAPS

Email: sean.serluco@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Special Interests

Graduate and professional students, gender and sexuality, identity development, multicultural themes, imposter syndrome, perfectionism, anxiety, relationship concerns, adjustment and life transitions, stress management


Evanston CAPS

Steven Andrews, Ph.D.

Steven Andrews, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Training

Email: steven.andrews@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Special Interests

Disordered eating and body image concerns, perfectionism, mindfulness- and acceptance-based therapies, feminist therapy and social justice counseling, intersection of social privilege/oppression and mental health, peer-to-peer support and outreach.


Chelsi Battle, M.A.

Chelsi Battle, M.A.

Doctoral Intern in Health Service Psychology

Pronouns: she/her/hers

*Practicing without an Illinois license while under supervision by licensed clinicians 

I recently joined CAPS in August 2022 as a doctoral intern from the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at Auburn University. I am originally from Atlanta, GA, and attended Georgia State University for my undergraduate studies. Prior to the internship, I trained in both college university centers and outpatient medical centers. I have also worked with Division I athletes and served as a student representative for APA Division 47 (The Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology). Through these experiences, I have developed an interest in assisting racial minority students and student-athletes with their transition to college and the willingness of minority students to seek professional counseling. With that, I am completing my dissertation on the negative attitudes and beliefs held toward student-athletes in academic settings. 

I utilize an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from psychodynamic, cognitive, and interpersonal theories. I also view collaborative relationships with clients as a primary mechanism of change. Overall, I find it important to show up as a socially just clinician and value minimizing stigma for marginalized populations. Outside of work, friends and family are very important to me. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my YorkiePoo, Marlee. 


Bettina Bohle-Frankel, M.D.

Bettina Bohle-Frankel, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist

Email: bbf@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Special Interests

International students, trauma, panic and anxiety, depression.


Shenay Bridges-Carter, Ph.D.

Shenay Bridges-Carter, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Services (EV)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Email: shenay.bcarter@northwestern.edu

I joined Northwestern University in August of 2021, and as a native of the Chicagoland area (Aurora), I was thrilled to be a new member of the NU family! I am the Director of Clinical Services on the Evanston campus of CAPS. In this role, I work a lot with our staff on various clinical concerns, and I help manage a lot of the processes within CAPS that impact the flow of students seeking services. My approach to my work is very person-centered, and I value every interaction I have with members of our NU community. I ground myself through empathy, cultural humility, and always a bit of humor and fun. My clinical interests include relationship concerns, depression, trauma, couples, and group therapy, as well as clinical supervision and community outreach. I have worked on many university campuses, and I have always enjoyed the energy that exists both within the student body as well as with the faculty and staff. Within my work, I have always advocated for a vision of mental health treatment that helps to break down barriers to treatment and to advocate for social justice and anti-racist paradigms.

I identify as a Black, cis-gendered female, and I was born and raised in the Midwest. I have attended various institutions, including The University of Illinois and Hampton University (go HBCUs), and I obtained my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University (go Big Ten). I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked in the mental health field for almost twenty years. I am married to another Chicagoan, and we, along with our three children, reside on the Southside of Chicago (although I’m still a Cubs fan). 


Ty Doll

Ty Doll

Program Assistant - 3 | Evanston CAPS


Garrett Gilmer, Ph.D.

Garrett Gilmer, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Email: garrett.gilmer@northwestern.edu 

Pronouns: He/Him

I joined the Northwestern community in February of 2021 and quickly become quite proud of my new Wildcat identity! As the Executive Director of CAPS, my priorities are to provide accessible, high-quality, and culturally responsive clinical services for students, to provide programming around mental health awareness and prevention, and to promote a campus culture in which students can thrive. My work is grounded in the values of humility, partnership, adaptability, bravery, and accountability. In addition to my passion for administration, my clinical interests include depression, interpersonal relationships, identity issues, childhood abuse, group therapy, clinical supervision, and community intervention. I have always enjoyed working with a diverse student body and campus partners. It has been through these experiences as well as my training and ongoing education that I have developed my current understanding of and ability to implement racial equity and social justice frameworks and of the need for a commitment to lifelong learning and growth in this area.

I identify as a cis-gender gay man of both Mexican-American and European-American ancestry. Although continually evolving, my personal values were largely shaped by my upbringing in the Midwestern portion of the United States as a Gen Xer.  I studied Psychology at the University of Florida and earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked in higher education mental health for over twenty years.


Juliana Gonzalez, LCSW

Juliana Gonzalez, LCSW

Staff Therapist | Evanston CAPS

A native of Brazil, Juliana works with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal struggles, and life transitions. She believes in whole person health, mindfulness and balance, striving to aid clients in living an overall healthy lifestyle. Juliana uses a bio-psychosocial approach and works collaboratively with her clients to meet their own unique needs and goals.  She maintains foundation in a strengths-based approach and focuses on being a client-centered clinician. Juliana believes in the importance of meeting clients where they are at and has found this to be beneficial and productive in her clinical work. Juliana earned her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and has been practicing in college counseling centers since she graduated. Juliana is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.


Nick Jenkins, M.A.

Nick Jenkins, M.A.

Staff Therapist | Evanston CAPS

My name is Nick Jenkins and I am a therapist here at Northwestern University’s CAPS. I have been here at CAPS since June 2022 and in addition to being a therapist, I am also the liaison for First Generation and Low Income College Students. Coming to Northwestern is a bit of a homecoming for me as I was born and raised here in Evanston. I am fully Illinois educated as I went to undergrad at University of Illinois and graduate school at Southern Illinois University where I have a degree in Counseling Psychology. Since graduate school, I have spent the past 14 years working in university mental health at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University. Part of the draw of university mental health is being able to provide both counseling to the university community but also engage with the community on a different level through providing outreach, advocacy and other services.

My clinical areas of interest include anxiety, multicultural issues, depression, grief, career indecision, relationship concerns, identity and self-image. After all of these years, I still love providing counseling and appreciate that I have the ability to get to know and help people explore who they are and work through the issues impacting them. Beyond my work interests, I have a strong interest in the culinary arts and have even been involved in cooking/baking competitions. I’m also quite good at trivia due to my love of tv and movies. If you see me on campus, please always feel welcome to say hello!  


Jennifer Mazzetti, Psy.D.

Jennifer Mazzetti, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Hello! I joined Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services in November 2022 as a staff therapist. I am a licensed bilingual clinical psychologist originally from the East Coast. My training included a specialty focus in health psychology and provided me with experience in hospitals (oncology and obstetrics rotations), integrated primary care clinics, and college counseling centers. While I greatly enjoyed all of those experiences, there was something about college counseling that drew me in. I find it both humbling and rewarding to join students as they develop their independence, explore identities, and take steps towards shaping their future career and personal goals. 

I identify as Peruvian-American which drives my commitment to provide therapy in English and Spanish. I work from a holistic, collaborative, and empowerment perspective. My clinical interests include health psychology, mood disorders, mindfulness practices, identity development, and acculturation. Additionally, I greatly enjoy providing supervision, consultation and training to clinicians in various stages of their training.  


Kari McNeil, M.A.

Kari McNeil, M.A.

Doctoral Intern in Health Service Psychology

Pronouns: she/her/hers

*Practicing without an Illinois license while under supervision by licensed clinicians

I recently joined the team at Northwestern CAPS in August and am so excited to be a part of the compassionate community here. I am in the last year of my doctoral program at the University of Hartford in Connecticut and on track to graduate with my PsyD in the summer of 2023. Before coming to NU CAPS, I did my clinical work in other college counseling and integrated healthcare settings with clients across the lifespan. I enjoy using creative forms of expression in therapy, such as art and music and aim to support my clients in telling their stories through whatever medium or language feels right. My clinical interests include trauma, body image and eating concerns, relational and couples work, and identity issues. I particularly enjoy supporting clients in navigating gender and sexuality. It is important to me to continually grow as an identity-affirming and anti-racist clinician. I am completing my dissertation on bibliotherapy for survivors of sexual assault. 


Elizabeth Nellamattathil, LCPC

Elizabeth Nellamattathil, LCPC

Staff Therapist | Evanston CAPS

While the importance placed on mental health has tremendously increased in recent years, it is often obscured in several cultures and communities. As an Indian-American woman raised between two cultures; both individualistic and collectivistic, I understand the strength required to seek the appropriate mental health care while acknowledging cultural stigma. My role as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a focus in Multicultural Counseling allows me to provide culturally humble care for students. A few of my clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, life transitions, bicultural/multicultural identity development, and perfectionism. My current work focuses on working with bicultural individuals in exploring their own cultural identity utilizing a strengths-based approach and fostering the resilience that comes with navigating two cultures. 

I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision as I have a passion to teach, train, and promote the development and importance of culturally responsive practitioners. 


Kathleen Park

Kathleen Park

Program Assistant - 3 | Evanston CAPS


Catherine Roberts, M.D.

Catherine Roberts, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

I started working at university counseling centers during my psychiatry residency and fell in love with this type of work.  It’s my honor and privilege every day to get to work with students at all levels and in all courses of study.  My first job out of residency was at a university counseling center and since then, I’ve never looked back.  I’ve been working at universities on the East Coast for over a decade, but as a native of the Chicagoland area I was so happy to return back“home” and join the staff at Northwestern CAPS in April 2022.

At the center of my working style is collaboration.  It’s my true belief that better care is provided when it’s a collaborative endeavor.  I always treat my work with students as a team effort—most importantly between students and myself.  I try my best to be humble and curious, to listen deeply, and to respect students’ autonomy.

 I attended University of Chicago for my undergrad studies and medical school, Columbia University for my psychiatry residency, and Yale University for a fellowship in college mental health.  I worked at Yale University’s college counseling center for 12 years before joining Northwestern’s.  When I’m not at work, I spend most of my time with my young kids and getting reacquainted with the wonderful city where I grew up but where I haven’t lived for many years. 


Manisha Rustagi, Ph.D.

Manisha Rustagi, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

I am proud to be a part of the Northwestern community and officially became a wildcat in October 2022. I am a cisgender woman from Delhi, India. Due to my lived experiences related to growing up in India and coming to the U.S. as a young adult for graduate school, I feel passionate about working with students from diverse backgrounds, and exploring the systemic impact of racism, microaggressions, cultural and gender norms, socio-political climate, privilege and oppression on one’s sense of self and belonging. My work is grounded in understanding the whole person, their cultural roots, values, and interpersonal experiences that have shaped them into who they are as people. I use an integrative approach that combines tenets of interpersonal, emotion-focused, attachment, and feminist frameworks to understand people.

As a staff psychologist, I value working with students in different settings, i.e., individual therapy, group therapy, and outreach/consultation from a multicultural and social justice lens. My clinical interests include: acculturation/bicultural identity, anxiety, depression, single event and complex trauma, the family of origin concerns, interpersonal relationships, self-compassion, and identity concerns. I earned my Ph.D. from Ball State University. I am a licensed as a clinical psychologist in Illinois and have worked in university counseling setting for the past 5 years.


Laura Sevilla

Laura Sevilla

Staff Therapist & Liaison to Latinx Students

Email: laura.sevilla@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Ella

 

Hi, my name is Laura, and I’m a social worker by trade, which means I think about people, their strengths, struggles, and journeys in the context of their social positionality, environments, and systems of meaning and power. I’m a daughter of Colombian immigrants, a former first-gen student here at NU, and a very curious person all around. I strive to create spaces of connection for folks to be seen and affirmed in their wholeness. 

My therapeutic orientation is grounded in a relational-cultural framework that is collaborative and honoring at its core. I have a passion for working with folks struggling to adjust to Northwestern, may it be due to imposter phenomenon, identity and belonging, interpersonal conflict, migration-related stress, anxiety, and depression.


Kenya Taylor, MSW

Kenya Taylor, MSW

Client Care Coordinator

Email: kenya.taylor@northwestern.edu

Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers

I am thrilled to join Northwestern CAPS! My background is centered on social service and nonprofit organizations. I believe my career has been building toward helping me prepare to support the amazing students at this university.  

I earned a BSW from the University of North Alabama, and I completed my MSW at Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago.


Andrew Vall, Psy.D.

Andrew Vall, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pronouns: he/him/his

*Practicing without and Illinois license while under supervision by licensed clinicians 

Hello Wildcats! I joined Northwestern University CAPS in August 2022 as the Evanston Campus Postdoctoral Fellow and have been getting my feet wet with the culture of Northwestern. As a postdoc, I’m a recent graduate myself, so it hasn’t been a long time since I, too, was a student, and my hope is to provide empathic, authentic, and socially just clinical services for all Wildcats. I approach my work from a place of holism, partnership, and creating a calm space even during chaotic times of the quarter. My clinical interests include anxiety, identity development/issues, geek therapy/gaming therapy, ASD, ADHD, and community connectedness. 

I identify as a cis-gender heterosexual man of European-American and Jewish ancestry. I also identify as a person with a disability status. I’m originally from Long Island, New York but have spent the last few years in Chicago, so I know where the good restaurants are in the Chicagoland area. I’m quite the avid geek/gamer, which you’ll usually be able to tell by my office decorations and will utilize pop culture in my therapy approaches (get ready for lots of metaphors). I studied Psychology at Binghamton University and the University of East London, and I recently graduated with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago and have worked in college counseling settings for a little over three years.  


Kanika Wadhwa, MA, LCPC

Kanika Wadhwa, MA, LCPC

Women’s Advocacy & Wellness Specialist

Email: kanika.wadhwa@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

I am a Trauma Therapist at CAPS and work as a liaison with CARE and the Women’s Center on the Evanston campus. I graduated with a Masters's degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2010 and have worked in various clinical settings- K-12 schools, hospitals, non-profits, and community colleges before joining NU in July 2017. 

Since my time at Northwestern, I have grown in many ways, personally and professionally, through the power and resilience witnessed in the student-focused work I have done. And joining forces with like-minded colleagues to center myself on anti-racist and intersectional feminist work. In my clinical work, I also value sharing my expertise on relationship challenges and understanding grief/loss and various immigrant experiences. My values of commitment, compassion, and advocacy play a key role in the therapeutic space as I walk along with the students while they find the courage and self-love to facing what life has to offer. 

An immigrant myself, born and raised in India, I am bi-lingual in Hindi and English. I continue to understand and learn from the juxtaposition of my social positions, being a minority in this country while also holding privileged South Asian identities. I am a mom of 2 kids, love to travel, enjoy the occasional naps and treat myself to good food!

Special Interests

Working with victims of intimate relationship abuse and sexual violence. Communication and interpersonal difficulties in relationships. Adaptation and identity development related to immigration and acculturation. Originally from India, Kanika is fluent in speaking Hindi/Urdu.


Fallon Weatherspoon, LCSW

Fallon Weatherspoon, LCSW

Staff Therapist / Eating Concerns Coordinator

Hi, I am Fallon. I joined CAPS in September of 2022. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe that therapy can be such a regenerative process for all. In my time as a therapist, I have had the pleasure of working with many diverse and vulnerable populations and those struggling with day-to-day life stressors. I strive to create an environment where you feel safe, welcomed, and without judgment. I take pride in being my authentic self in sessions in the hope that the people I support feel inspired to do the same.

My clinical interest includes anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and stress management. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I work quite intensively with those who struggle with disordered eating/eating disorders as well as those struggling with body image.  Outside of therapy, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my clingy cat named Bullet. I am also known to be very creative and crafty.


Emily Wilson, M.A.

Emily Wilson, M.A.

Doctoral Intern in Health Service Psychology

Pronouns: she/her/hers

*Practicing without an Illinois license while under supervision by licensed clinicians

Hello! I'm a doctoral intern at CAPS. I enjoy talking with, thinking with, and learning from the students who I meet with here. My approach to therapy draws from everyday transformative practices of conversation and storytelling. I’m guided by a multidisciplinary set of ideas from critical pedagogy, feminist and critical studies, and queer theory. These ideas and practices support having therapy conversations that help change relationships to problems, connect people with what is meaningful to them, and open new possibilities for their lives. 

Qianhui Zhang, Ph.D.

Qianhui Zhang, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

 

张倩慧 博士

(she/her)

Email: qianhui.zhang@northwestern.edu 

Everyone has innate capacity to transform their struggle into growth, and they don’t have to walk that path alone! Therapy provides a relational-experiential process that facilitates this journey of exploration, insight, and action. My approach to therapy is a personalized blend that balances support with skill coaching, and attends to one’s mind-body-spirit-community experiences that feel most salience to them. My framework is grounded in trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and relational-cultural theories, and perspectives. I offer clinical services in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. 

My professional interest in university student mental health was kindled first through personal experience navigating higher education as first-generation college student in mainland China, and later as an international student pursuing advanced degree in the US. Since joining CAPS, I have served as mental health liaison with the international student and Asian American students. Besides providing direct therapy services, I am passionate around providing community-based programming, training, and consultation that focus on breaking down barriers to access care among historically underserved communities and addressing mental health stigma. I am also drawn to the movement around the decolonization of mental health services and effort to elevating non-western holistic healing practices. 

My self-care routines involve yoga, bubble bath, walks in nature, connecting around food, and cuddling with my cats. When I am not working, I am an avid student on various occult topics and am fascinated by the mystery of Tarot and Astrology (ask me about it)! 


 

Sport Psychology

Courtney Albinson, Ph.D.

Courtney Albinson, Ph.D.

Director of Sport Psychology Services

Email: c-albinson@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

I first joined the CAPS team as a Doctoral Intern in August 2004 and have stayed ever since! After subsequently working in a part-time role with CAPS for a few years, I joined the staff full-time in September 2010 as the Assistant Director for Outreach and Education. I was drawn to that position because of my passion for meeting students where they are, helping them learn and grow, and connecting with our community.

Trained as a sport psychologist, I completed a B.A. in psychology at the University of Notre Dame, a M.A. in kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of North Texas. As a competitive soccer player, gymnast, and track and field athlete growing up, I dealt with multiple injuries which eventually ended my soccer career once I got to college. My identity as an athlete and experiences navigating the emotional challenges of injuries led me to a career that I love! I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to develop a comprehensive set of mental health and mental performance services for Northwestern student-athletes and am grateful to be part of a team that supports the WHOLE student-athlete. I approach my work from a systems perspective, focusing my attention and efforts not only on each individual’s personal experience and growth, but on ways in which their lived experiences are impacted by their relationships, community, and society. As such, I value working collaboratively with other health care providers, coaches, administrators, and staff to provide an optimal environment where student-athletes can thrive.

 I identify as a cis-gender heterosexual woman of European-American ancestry. A native of Chicagoland, I returned to the area after living in a several places throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and Southwest U.S. I LOVE the water and am most content when hanging out on a Minnesota lake or the beaches of Lake Michigan. When I’m not working (or at the beach), you’ll usually find me watching sports (especially the ‘Cats!), working out, or spending time with my husband and our three children.

 

Maddie E. Barron, Psy.D.

Maddie E. Barron, Psy.D.

Sport Psychologist

Email: maddie.barron@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

In June 2020 I joined the Sport Psychology team at Northwestern, returning to my hometown of Chicago. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in sport psychology, having worked in the field for over 10 years. In my current role I work with varsity student-athletes on the individual and team level strengthening their mental health and mental performance, consult with coaching staff and serve on multidisciplinary teams within the athletics department (NUDAR), Sports Medicine and CAPS. I also serve as a clinical supervisor in our postdoctoral fellowship program. Prior to Northwestern, I resided and worked in New England for 8 years holding positions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and University of Connecticut along the way.  

I identify as a White, cis-gendered female. My identity has also been informed as a competitive athlete from a young age, including at the Division I level at the University of Cincinnati where I was a women’s volleyball student-athlete and earned a B.A. in Psychology (Biopsychology/Pre Medicine concentrations). I then earned both my Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University. Throughout my graduate training, my research focused on collegiate student-athlete mental health, eating disorders in sport, and what is formerly referred to as The Female Athlete Triad. My passion and clinical expertise is in the treatment of the continuum of eating concerns in sport, and more broadly Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). Other areas of interest include identity development and crisis intervention. I am also a certified Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement instructor.

I strongly value collaboration, communication, and empathy which are infused in all aspects of my work. My therapeutic style is grounded in cultural-relational and psychodynamic theory, often implementing mindfulness-based interventions for daily life and sport. It is truly a privilege to work alongside student-athletes as they process and explore aspects of themselves in and out of sport to live a more meaningful, fulfilling life.


Christopher Bilder, Psy.D

Christopher Bilder, Psy.D

Staff Therapist

Email: christopher.bilder@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Special Interests

Sport and performance psychology, identity development, career development, relationship concerns, anxiety, mind-body connection, academic and life skills, ADHD


Jen Schumacher, Ph.D., CMPC

Jen Schumacher, Ph.D., CMPC

Mental Performance Coach, Football

Email:  Jen.Schumacher@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Special Interests

Mental performance, building and maintaining confidence, energy and stress management, mindfulness, imagery, attentional control, values and goal development, leadership development, coach education, team dynamics and communication


J. Andy Walsh, Ph.D, CMPC®

J. Andy Walsh, Ph.D, CMPC®

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sport Psychology

Email: andy.walsh1@northwestern.edu 

Pronouns: He/Him/His

*Practicing without an Illinois license while under supervision by licensed clinicians 

I joined Northwestern Sport Psychology Services in August 2022 as the Postdoctoral Fellow in Sport Psychology. I currently provide mental health and mental performance services for Northwestern student-athletes and teams, working collaboratively with Sports Medicine and coaching staff to optimize student-athletes’ well-being. Prior to becoming a postdoctoral fellow, during the 2021-22 academic year I worked at our Counseling and Psychological Services at Northwestern as a Doctoral Intern in Psychology. In this role, I provided mental health services to the general student population and served as a co-sport psychology consultant to the Northwestern Women’s Field Hockey team during the 2021 season.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wabash College in 2014 where I played football and basketball. I earned my master of arts in counseling and master of science in sport and exercise psychology from Ball State University in 2017, and my Ph.D. in counseling psychology with a focus in sport psychology from the University of North Texas in August 2022. I am a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and love working with student-athletes regarding numerous presenting concerns related to identity development, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma, grief, and performance concerns. Prior to my current work with Northwestern student-athletes, I provided mental health and mental performance services to NCAA Division I and III athletic teams, as well as youth, college, and elite-level athletes and professionals. I currently reside in Lakeview with my wife and our rescue lab Muggsy.  We all love traveling together, visiting family and friends, and spending time outside.