Meet The Staff!

CAPS Professional Staff and Faculty Counselors

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Jennifer Sanford, PhD

Degree: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Washington State University

Licensure: Psychologist

Interests: Relationship & loss issues, identity development & integration (LGBTQ, race/ethnicity, spirituality, gender), sexual abuse/assault, body image & eating concerns, mood disorders, mindfulness practice & Buddhist psychology, neuroscience, social justice.


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Krystal Jacob, PsyD
Training Director & Staff Psychologist

Degree: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Hillsboro, Oregon

Licensure: Psychologist

Interests: Integrative theory (psychodynamic, cognitive, relational), identity development, gender transition, depression, spirituality, trauma, substance abuse, assertiveness, grief and loss, creativity in the healing process.


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Craig Beeson, PhD
Staff Psychologist (with a Residential Life Focus)

Degree: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Licensure: Psychologist

Interests: Narrative therapy, identity development, relationships, depression, loss, anxiety, cultural diversity, groups, spirituality, and sexuality.



Shane Calhoun, PsyDPicture of Shane Calhoun

Staff Psychologist

Degree: PsyD, Clinical Health Psychology, Loma Linda University

Licensure: Psychologist

Interests: Acceptance and Commitment therapy, social justice, behavioral management of ADHD, stress and anxiety management, trauma, motivation, and holistic health and wellness.


Brian McElwain, PhD

Brian McElwain, PhD
Outreach and Group Coordinator & Staff Psychologist

Degree: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University

Licensure: Psychologist

Interests: Interpersonal relationships, existential issues, Buddhist psychology, narrative therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, grief, trauma, mindfulness for stress and anxiety management, cultural diversity, social justice, and privilege.


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Stephanie McGrath, PsyD
Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of AOD Services

Degree: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

Licensure: Psychologist

Interests: Psychodynamic theories, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, existential psychology, interpersonal processes, group psychotherapy, mood disorders including bipolar disorder, assertiveness, self-esteem, trauma, cultural diversity and identity development, substance abuse, & mindfulness.


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Pio Choong Yuk Kim, PhD
Staff Psychologist

Degree: PhD, Counseling Psychology, Fordham University

Licensure: Psychologist

Interests: Integrative theory (humanistic-existential, psychodynamic, CBT), cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, psychology of religion and spirituality, attachment and interpersonal relationships, cognitive processing and emotion regulation, executive function, ADHD assessment and treatment, students from underprivileged backgrounds, severe forms of mental illness.


Johneen Manno, MA, LPC

Staff Psychotherapist Photo of Johneen Manno

Degree: MA, Counseling Psychology, Lewis and Clark College; and MA, Interdisciplinary Human Studies, Marylhurst University

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor

Interests: Sexual health, sexual addiction management, Cybersex use, isolation and transition loneliness, mental illness risk management, community and family preparation for life changes.



A Photo of Shannen VongShannen Vong, PhD

Staff Psychotherapist

Degree: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

Licensure: In progress

Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, social justice, cultural diversity, identity development, trauma, international students, impact of oppression/discrimination on mental health, first-generation college students, and underserved populations. 

Postgraduate Residents

Photo of Morgan EubankMorgan Eubank, MA
Postmasters Resident (MFT Intern)

Degree: MA, Counseling Psychology, Humboldt State University

Interests: Psychodynamic theories; attachment; feminist and social constructionist perspectives of counseling; trauma informed care; cultural diversity and identity development.


Photo of Dayne MenardoDayne Menardo, PsyD
Postdoctoral Resident

Degree: PsyD., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology - Alliant International University, San Francisco

Interests: Integrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness acceptance & meditation, dialectical behavior skills, relationships and interpersonal processes, existential issues, social justice, spiritual and multicultural psychology, mental health & technology, neuroscience, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain & stress management, values-based living, personal growth, identity development.




Kristin Smith, MAPhoto of Kristin Smith
Postgraduate Resident (MFT Intern)

Degree: MA, Counseling Psychology, Humboldt State University

Interests: Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, vulnerability and shame, life transitions, integrative theory (humanistic, psychodynamic, existential, emotion focused therapy).




Administrative Staff


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JoAnna Pifferini

Office Coordinator, CAPS at SHC 

JoAnna coordinates the front office at our SHC location, provides administrative support to the department, and provides outstanding service to HSU students, staff and faculty.





Photo of Elaine Johnson  Elaine Johnson

Office Coordinator, CAPS at BSS 208

Elaine coordinates the front office at our BSS location, provides administrative support to the department, and provides outstanding service to HSU students, staff and faculty.


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Elizabeth Luehrs

Receptionist, CAPS at SHC 

Liz is a welcoming and helpful presence at the CAPS front desk.  She manages appointment scheduling, consultation requests, client forms, and helps to keep everything at CAPS running smoothly.







CAPS Staff for 2017-18 Academic Year 

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Our staff welcomes you!