Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes you to campus for the 2017-2018 year. We are happy to share with you that, with support from Student Affairs and the President’s Office, we begin this year with additional staff to help meet your needs. We also want to make sure you know what services CAPS provides to the Wesleyan community. Our team of psychotherapists and doctoral level externs provide individual counseling as well as a variety of groups for students who experience personal difficulties such as grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment or relationship struggles, or any other issues with which they need support and assistance. Students in crisis or with urgent needs will be able to see someone from our team quickly through daily crisis hours, while those with less urgent issues can typically see a provider within 7-10 days. We also have on-call clinicians available after-hours during the academic year for students who need immediate assistance when our office is closed.
In addition to our diverse team of therapists, we have a number of externs and fellows who are here to work with you. We also have a full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner, Katie Scheinberg, who believes in a client-centered approach that focuses on psychopharmacologic treatment in partnership with therapy.
Information about our all of our staff is available on our website www.wesleyan.edu/caps, but we are happy to introduce three new clinicians on our team (bios below).
To schedule an appointment, call us at 860.685.2910 M-F from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Students can also email us their weekly availability at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our webpage for upcoming groups – fall offerings will include WESupport, Self-Care for Activists, Mindful Action, Addressing Insomnia workshop series, Understanding Self and Others for Female-Identified Students, and more.
We hope to see you at CAPS! Dr. D’Andrea
Neal Sardana, our new full-time therapist, joins us after two years as a diversity fellow at Williams College. Neal has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in College Student Development. His professional interests include identity development, impact of culture, social justice, marginalization and privilege, and toxic masculinity. He has a background in career counseling and will partner with the Career Center to develop new programming this fall. Neal is also the CAPS liaison to the graduate student community.
Jennie Setaro is our new part-time therapist. Jennie has an MA in mental health counseling, and her passion lies in working with college students who struggle with adjustment, anxiety, addiction, and sexuality. Jennie is also a former college athlete who is looking forward to expanding the CAPS liaison program with the athletics department.
Dr. Jessica Naecker is our postdoctoral fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Naecker is trained as a generalist, but specializes in working with students experiencing anxiety and students who have experienced trauma. She will also serve as the CAPS liaison to Academic Affairs, with the goal of assisting faculty in providing support to students.