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Meet the Staff

Evanston CAPS

Courtney Albinson, Ph.D.

Courtney Albinson, Ph.D.

Director of Sport Psychology Services

Email: c-albinson@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Special Interests

Sport and performance psychology, anxiety, stress management, academic and life skills, career development, relationship concerns, identity development. 


Steven Andrews, Ph.D.

Steven Andrews, Ph.D.

Interim Assoc. Director for Training, Coordinator Peer Initiatives

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.


Maddie E. Barron, Psy.D.

Maddie E. Barron, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Email: maddie.barron@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Special Interests

Eating disorders/disordered eating in sport, sport and performance psychology, mind-body connection, depressive and anxiety disorders, identity development, crisis intervention, ADHD assessment. 


Sarah Beatty, LCSW

Sarah Beatty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Email: sarah.beatty@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Special Interests

Crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, survivors of domestic violence, LBGTQIA-identifying individuals, mindful self-compassion, de-stigmatization of mental illness, psycho-education, underserved populations, and access to mental health care.


Christopher Bilder Psy.D

Christopher Bilder Psy.D

Staff Psychologist

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


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.


Haley Braun

Haley Braun

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: haley.braun@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 “Practicing without an Illinois license while under supervision by licensed clinicians"


Kent Crick M.A.

Kent Crick M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Email: kent.crick@northwestern.edu

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


Nicholas Gensmer M.S.

Nicholas Gensmer M.S.

Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Email: nicholas.gensmer@northwestern.edu 

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


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.


Pamela Hazard, M.D.| Staff Psychiatrist

Pamela Hazard, M.D.| Staff Psychiatrist

Staff Psychiatrist

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.


Henry J. Perkins, Ph.D.

Henry J. Perkins, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist & Coordinator, Stress Management Clinic

Email: h-perkins@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Special Interests

Minority mental health issues, couples therapy, health psychology, anxiety disorders, depression.


Kanika Wadhwa, MA, LCPC

Kanika Wadhwa, MA, LCPC

Women’s Advocacy & Wellness Specialist

Email: kanika.wadhwa@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

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.


Andrew (Andy) Walsh M.S., M.A.

Andrew (Andy) Walsh M.S., M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Email: john.walsh1@northwestern.edu 

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

 


Kenneth Washington, Ph.D

Kenneth Washington, Ph.D

Staff Psychologist & Liaison to Black and African American Students

Email: kenneth.washington@northwestern.edu

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Special Interests

Black existentialism, complex trauma, identity development, existential concerns, meaning in life, first generation and low income students, relational and family issues, adjustment and life transitions


Qianhui Zhang, Ph.D.

Qianhui Zhang, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Email: qianhui.zhang@northwestern.edu

Special Interests

Transition and adjustment, anxiety, relational difficulties, experiencing and expressing emotion, eating disorders and body image, trauma, perfectionism, self-compassion, cultural identities (e.g., inter-generational and cross-cultural communication, bicultural identity, acculturation), issues of social/cultural privilege and oppression (e.g., , race-related stress, immigration, low-income students, gender, and sexuality). Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.


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.


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