Counseling Services Staff

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Yoey Cheng, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Interim Coordinator of Practicum Training
Pronoun: she, her, hers
yycheng@usc.edu

  • Education: California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles, 2012
  • Professional interests include: Individual, couples and family therapy; adjustment problems; stress-management; relationship issues; depression; anxiety; diversity; cross-cultural and international issues; crisis intervention; psychological testing; cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic and differentiation therapy.

Alise Cogger, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Pronoun: she, her, hers

  • Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, Counseling Psychology, 2014
  • Professional interests include: College adjustment; life transitions; development of authentic voice; intersecting aspects of diversity; marginalization; LGBTQ+ mental health and wellness; alcohol and other drug use; student athletes; ADHD; mindfulness; stress management; grief and loss; interpersonal difficulties; gender and relationship expression; feminist therapy; supervision and training.

Michelle Dexter, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Group Coordinator
Pronoun: she, her, hers
mdexter@usc.edu

  • Education: California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles, 2014
  • Professional interests include: Individual and group therapy using mindfulness-based, empirically-supported treatments; adjustment problems; relationship issues; depression; anxiety; women’s issues; suicide prevention; crisis intervention, peer education; outreach and consultation; clinical research.

Quade Yoo Song French, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Pronoun: he, him, his
qfrench@usc.edu

  • Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Clinical Psychology, 2014
  • Professional interests include: Multicultural, relational, and insight-oriented approaches to individual and group therapy; processes of identity development in young adults; racial and cultural identity formation; mental health in men of color; mental health stigma; adjustment, pressure, and expectations; adoption; adoptive identity development.

Javanne Golob, MSW

Staff Clinical Social Worker, Prevention Specialist
Pronoun: she,her, hers
golob@usc.edu

  • Education: University of Southern California, School of Social Work, 2014
  • Professional interests include: Individual and group psychotherapy, Jungian psychotherapy, anxiety disorders, crisis intervention, prevention, integrative mental health, mindfulness, health and wellness, body image, stress management, life transitions, identity issues and self-compassion.

Kelly Greco, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Assistant Director, Outreach and Prevention Services
Pronoun: she, her, hers
kgreco@usc.edu

  • Education: CSPP at Alliant International University, Sacramento/Fresno
    Clinical Psychology, 2004
  • Professional interests include: Individual and group psychotherapy, women’s issues especially depression and postpartum depression, suicide prevention, crisis counseling, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, eating disorders/body image, development, adjustment issues, and training/supervision, outreach and consultation.

Stanley E. Harris, MD, DLFAPA

Staff Psychiatrist; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavior Sciences, USC Keck School of Medicine
Pronoun: he, him, his
sharris@usc.edu

  • Education:Loma Linda University – Medicine 1978
    Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco – Psychiatry 1982
  • Professional interests include:Crisis intervention; individual and group psychotherapy; psychopharmacotherapy; treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, and eating disorders; sports psychiatry; performing arts; cultural psychiatry; gay, lesbian and bi mental health; integrative psychiatry; holistic health; and supervision.

Carolyn Heitzmann Ruhf, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Pronoun: she, her, hers
cheitzma@usc.edu

  • Education: University of Notre Dame, Counseling Psychology, 2010
  • Professional interests include: individual, group, and couples counseling; collegiate mental health; application of empirically supported therapies; anxiety and mood disorders; the intersection between health and mental-health; exercise, health and wellness; managing chronic illness or disability; diversity and multicultural counseling; eating disorders; ADHD and learning disabilities; sexual assault prevention and response; women’s health; sleep and sleep disorders; the student athlete experience.

Andrew Iskandar, MSW

Staff Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Services
Pronoun: he, him, his
aiskanda@usc.edu

  • Education: University of Southern California – Masters of Social Work, 2013
  • Professional interests include: Crisis intervention; individual and group psychotherapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; treatment of depression and anxiety; mindfulness; psychotic disorders; substance abuse and dependence; and identity development.

Beth Kebschull, MSW, LCSW

Staff Clinical Social Worker, Assistant Director, Crisis Services
Pronoun: until a third neutral pronoun is created, she prefers she, her, hers
kebschul@usc.edu

  • Education:California State University, Long Beach
    Social Work, 1997
  • Professional interests include:Crisis intervention; individual and group psychotherapy; treatment of depression; anxiety and panic disorders; issues of identity; cross-cultural adjustment and transition; mindful awareness; and short-term dynamic therapies.

Lani Lawrence, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Athletics
Pronoun: she, her, hers
nmlawren@usc.edu

  • Education: Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, Clinical Psychology, 2012
  • Professional interests include: Sport Psychology; stress management; relaxation techniques; team dynamics; anxiety; depression; relationship issues; LGBT concerns; gender identity; ethnic/cultural identity development; first generation to college; LD/ADHD; substance use; outreach; training and consultation; USC Student-Athlete Injury Group; and integrative (Dynamic/CBT) short-term therapy.

Broderick Leaks, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Assistant Director, Training; Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine
Pronoun: he, him, his
bleaks@usc.edu

  • Education:Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology
    Clinical Psychology, 2009
  • Professional interests include: Individual and group psychotherapy; treatment of anxiety and panic disorders; OCD, stress management; ethnic minority identity development (particularly African American); and the integration of psychology and spirituality.

Robert S. Martin, MD

Staff Psychiatrist (part-time)
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavior Sciences,
USC Keck School of Medicine
Pronoun: he, him, his

  • Education:Indiana University – Medicine 1982
  • Professional interests include: Treatment of addictions and dual-diagnosis; psychopharmacology; forensic issues and psychotherapy.

Bryce McDavitt, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Pronoun: he, him, his
bryce.mcdavitt@usc.edu

    • Education: Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2014
    • Professional interests include: Individual and group psychotherapy; LGBTQ psychology; gay-centered psychoanalysis; Jungian dreamwork and active imagination; intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy; creative and performing arts; sexuality and intimacy; self-realization.

Michele Morgan, MSW, LCSW

Staff Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Services
Pronoun: she, her, hers
mmorgan@usc.edu

      • Education: University of Southern California, Masters of Social Work, 2008
      • Professional interests include: Crisis intervention; individual and group psychotherapy; substance abuse and dependence; treatment of depression; anxiety and panic disorders; assisting students with sever mental illness; identity formation; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Short Term Dynamic Therapy; Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation

Yong S. Park, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Pronoun: he, him, his
yongspar@usc.edu

      • Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, Counseling Psychology, 2009
      • Professional interests include: Individual and group psychotherapy; college adjustment; academic pressures; family and relationship issues; stress management; biofeedback training; career counseling; depression and anxiety; first generation of college; ethnic identity development; marginalization; and supervision and training.

Susan Ramirez, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Pronoun: she, her, hers
susanram@usc.edu

      • Education: Southern Illinois University
        Counseling Psychology, 2010
      • Professional interests include: adjustment to college; first-generation to college; social class; ethnic identity development (particularly multi-ethnic identity); intersecting identities; ADHD; Asperger Syndrome; coping and resilience.

Elizabeth A. Reyes, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Associate Director, Clinical Services and Operations, Coordinator Eating Disorder Treatment Team
Pronoun: she, her, hers
elizabeth.reyes@usc.edu

      • Education:Northwestern University
        Counseling Psychology, 2002
      • Professional interests include:Latino/a psychology; eating disorders and body image concerns; women’s issues; LGBT identity development; ethnic/cultural diversity; first generation to college; veterans; cross-cultural adjustment; training; and consultation and outreach.

Ilene C. Rosenstein, PhD

Director of Counseling Services
Pronoun: she, her, hers
irosenst@usc.edu

      • Education:University of Missouri-Columbia
        Counseling Psychology, 1986
      • Professional interests include:Development of young adults, brief psychotherapy, trauma responses on college campuses, career counseling, and stress management.

Robin M. Scholefield, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Associate Director, Clinical and Sport Psychological Services for Athletics
Pronoun: she, her, hers
rscholef@usc.edu

      • Education:California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
        Clinical Psychology, 1999
      • Professional interests include:Clinical and performance work with student athletes; outreach and consultation with Athletic Department administration, coaches and staff regarding policy, program development team dynamics and individual mental health issues; USC Student Athlete Mentor Program; interpersonal/dynamic therapy, CBT, and cross-cultural counseling.

Niki Sims, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Athletics
Pronoun: she, her, hers
nichole.sims@usc.edu

      • Education: Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Phoenix
        Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Sport-Exercise Psychology, 2009
      • Professional interests include:Clinical and performance work with student-athletes; program development; team dynamics; USC Student-Athlete Mentor Program; outreach and consultation, retirement in sports, USC Injured Athlete group, health and wellness, cross-cultural counseling, development and adjustment issues, stress management and relaxation, supervision and training, substance concerns, body image, eating disorders and short-term dynamic and CBT therapies.

Bruce W. Spring, MD, DFAPA

Staff Psychiatrist (part-time); Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavior Sciences USC Keck School of Medicine
Pronoun: he, him, his
bspring@usc.edu

  • Education: Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1980
  • Professional interests include: Health and wellness; anxiety; depression; personal growth and realization of full potential; individual, group and couples therapy including intensive short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and crisis intervention; meditation and spirituality; the arts; education; and supervision.

Bruce Sterling Wallace II, PsyD

Staff Psychotherapist
Pronoun: he, him, his
wallacei@usc.edu

  • Education: George Washington University, Clinical Psychology
  • Professional interests include: Relational, intersubjective, psychodynamic, humanistic-existential and attachment-oriented approaches to individual and group therapy; impact of oppression/trauma on self-esteem and identity development; mental health and the African Diaspora, peak performance; mindfulness, mind/body connection, interpersonal issues, sports/exercise psychology; complex trauma; intergenerational transmission of trauma; multiculturalism, feminist perspectives.

Robin Ward, MSW, LCSW

Staff Clinical Social Worker, Coordinator, Social Work Internship Program
Pronoun: she, her, hers
rward@usc.edu

  • Education:San Francisco State University
    Social Work, 1989
  • Professional interests include:Psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapy; mindfulness and self-compassion practice; individual and group psychotherapy; women’s issues; trauma; grief and loss; cross-cultural and international issues; identity formation; life transition; outreach and consultation; and supervision and training.

Olivia Wills, MSW, LCSW

Staff Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Services
Pronoun: she, her, hers
owills@usc.edu

  • Education:University of Chicago, School of Social Administration, 2011
  • Professional interests include: Crisis intervention; individual and group psychotherapy; severe and chronic mental illness; psychotic disorders; anxiety disorders; arts and wellness; cognitive behavioral therapy; interpersonal psychotherapy.

J. Paul Zawacki, MSW

Staff Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Services
Pronoun: he, him, his
zawacki@usc.edu

  • Education: University of Southern California, School of Social Work, 2013
  • Professional interests include: Individual and group therapy; first episode psychosis and schizophrenia; ADHD management; anxiety disorders and OCD; depression; bi-polar management; pornography addiction; adjustment problems; conflict resolution; crisis intervention; mental health stigma; acculturation issues; first-generation to college; mindfulness; cognitive-behavioral therapy; acceptance and commitment therapy; dialectical behavior therapy; Satir-informed experiential therapy.

2016-2017 Training Cohort

Post-Doctoral Sport Psychology Fellows

Dylan Firsick, PsyD, University of Northern Colorado; Pronoun: he, him, his

Mark Miller, MA, Pepperdine University; Pronoun: he, him, his

Doctoral Interns

Nick Frost, BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Pronoun: he, him, his

Robert Rhodes, MA, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University; Pronoun: he, him, his

Kelsey Walsh, MC, Arizona State University; Pronoun: she, her, hers

Orly Weltfreid, MA, Roosevelt University; Pronoun: she, her, hers

Social Work Interns

Natalya Skvorchuk, University of Southern California; Pronoun: she, her, hers

Sara Tayyar, University of Southern California; Pronoun: she, her, hers

Practicum Counselors

Tyonna Adams, MA, Pepperdine University; Pronoun: she, her, hers

Lindsay Dwelley, MA, Med, Alliant International University; Pronoun: she her, hers

Melissa Gattoni, MS, University of La Verne: Pronoun: she, her, hers

Erica Sanborn, MA, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles; Pronoun: she, her, hers

Administrative Staff

Sapeer Kadoch, BA
Referral Coordinator
Pronoun: she, her, hers
kadoch@usc.edu

  • Education: University of Southern California, Psychology, 2015
  • Professional interests include: Social advocacy; referral or insurance billing support and education; wellness, resource support and development; higher education administration; client and provider satisfaction; and organizational efficiency.
  • Administrative Staff for Office Operations

    Linda Marshall
    Office Manager
    Pronoun: she, her, hers
    lkm@usc.edu

    Angelique Burroughs
    Secretary
    Pronoun: she, her, hers
    aburough@usc.edu

    John Kennedy
    Receptionist
    Pronoun: he, him, his
    jhkenned@usc.edu

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