Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Full Staff Listings

Wanda Collins, Ph.D. – Psychologist
Director
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: wanda.collins@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive, 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Wanda is the Director of CAPS and joined the staff in 2014.  Her professional interests include leadership, consultation, training, supervision, mentoring, group therapy, brief psychotherapy, and outreach. Her theoretical orientation incorporates developmental, psychodynamic, multicultural, existential, and positive psychology perspectives. 

Wanda earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, and completed her internship at the University Counseling Services at VCU.  Prior to Duke, she was the Director of the Counseling Center at American University in Washington, DC.  She had also held administrative positions there in clinical services and outreach, and was actively involved in training and supervision.   

Wanda has served on the faculty of the Supervision Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington, DC, the Board of Directors of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), and the Elements of Excellence Committee of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).  She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA’s Division 39 (Psychoanalysis).  

Kate Davies Adams
Administrative Assistant
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email:kate.daviesadams@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive, 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Kate oversees front desk operations, maintains the Titanium scheduling system, and collects data for agency research. She attended Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and holds a bachelors degrees in Pre-Art Theory. Kate came to CAPS in January of 2006.

Fatima Wasim
Psychology Intern
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Fatima Wasim is currently in her final year of doctoral studies in Counseling Psychology enrolled at Oklahoma State University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, Atlanta Ga. She is a national certified counselor (NCC) and has a wide range of clinical and supervision experience. As a master’s graduate she provided individual therapy for survivors of domestic violence at a non-profit, Raksha inc in Georgia. She was also a contractor therapist for Center for Trauma and Torture Services (CTTS) in Dekalb, Ga where she provided individual and group counseling services for refugees who were victims of trauma for a range of concerns.

As part of her doctoral training, Fatima has provided therapy services at community mental health centers and university counseling centers. She is passionate about providing individual and group psychotherapy services to diverse populations including international students, women, survivors of gender violence, and minority populations.

She has provided counseling for a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. She has also supervised master’s students as part of her graduate assistantship at Oklahoma State University. Fatima's dissertation research focuses on the role of mother-in-law, cultural values, and domestic violence in South Asian American women’s help-seeking attitudes. She plans to defend her dissertation and graduate in 2014. She is currently a member of American Psychological Association (APA) and Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).

Anita-Yvonne Bryant, Ph.D. - Psychologist
Associate Director for Training Programs/Multicultural Services Liaison
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Anita-Yvonne is the Assistant Director for Training Programs and Multicultural Services Liaison, and is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her counseling style reflects an African-centered philosophy which integrates transpersonal, humanistic and cognitive approaches in therapy.

Her professional interests include: multicultural counseling and training which encompasses culture, gender, sexual orientation and other aspects of diversity; the psychology of African American women; program development and evaluation; and community level consultation and outreach. Clinical interests include understanding the impact of environmental oppression and spirituality in the healing process. Current research interests focus on academic performance and collegiate experiences.

Anita-Yvonne completed her Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her internship training at Counseling and Consultation Service at The Ohio State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies.

Robin A. Buhrke, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Associate Director for Research; Liaison for LGBT Services
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: robin.buhrke@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive, 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Robin is the Assistant Director for Research at CAPS. Her interests include psychology and public policy, diversity and multicultural issues, and sexual orientation issues. She serves on the Duke University Task Force on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues.

Robin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and member of Divisions 17, 19, 45, 44 and 45; is Past Chair of APA’s Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns; is past President and Fellow of APA’s Division 44: The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues; and is past-chair of APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology.

Robin completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with an internship at the University of Maine at Orono Counseling Center. She has worked on Capitol Hill as the American Psychological Association William A. Bailey Congressional Fellow.

Ayesha Chaudhary, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive, 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Ayesha's has broad-based clinical experience, with special interest in chronic psychiatric illness and cross-cultural issues. She is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Ayesha received her medical training at The Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan and specialized in general adult psychiatry during her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She completed a clinical psychopharmacology preceptorship through Duke-Glaxo Wellcome and served as Executive Chief Resident during her time at Duke Medical Center.

Mary Louise Cicinnati
Staff Assistant
Office Phone + 919 660 1020
Email: marylouise.cicinnati@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive, 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

In addition to front desk duties, Mary Louise assists with outreach and development, handles room reservations and catering for upcoming events, orders supplies, assisting with maintenance of CAPS website, and handles maintenance and equipment needs for the CAPS staff and their offices. Mary is also involved in many special projects, including orientations, info fairs, Shrink Is In sessions, colloquiums, and staff meetings.

Mary Louise moved to the area from the small town of St. James - Long Island, New York in June, 2006.  She began her career at CAPS in March 2007. She has experience in the fields of law, finance and administrative work. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, writing and spending quality time with friends and family.

Marcuetta Williams, M.A.
Psychology Intern
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: marcuetta.williams@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Marcuetta Williams earned her Master's of Arts from the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities. She is currently in her final year of doctoral studies. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Theatre with a concentration in Dance from Spelman College. 

Marcuetta comes to CAPS with experience in individual, group, family, and couples therapy, as well as psychological assessments. She has worked with diverse populations including trauma survivors, marginalized groups, and individuals experiencing economic hardships in a variety of therapuetic settings, including university counseling centers, private practices and community mental health services.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Black Psychologists.

Leigh Egeghy, LCSW
Staff Social Worker
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Lia Gilmore, LCSW
Referral Coordinator
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: liadainn.gilmore@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Liadainn (Lia) Gilmore, LCSW is the Referral Services Coordinator at CAPS.  She came to CAPS from the Emergency Department at Duke Hospital where she was a clinical social worker and performed urgent psychiatric assessments for children and adults. She earned her MSW in 1992 and since that time has worked in many clinical settings with a significant emphasis on outpatient treatment and community mental health. 

In her practice, Lia is particularly interested in psychotherapies that combine mind and body treatment and has studied energy psychology, mindfulness and Reiki.  She is a member of NASW. At CAPS, Lia enjoys helping students find the right connection with a community therapist or psychiatrist and is active in the groups programming and the EBIC team, among other duties.

Rebecca Hurst,PhD
Staff Psychologist
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email:rebecca.hurst@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Rebecca joined CAPS in August of 2012. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and completed an internship and post-doctoral residency at University Counseling Services at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her clinical interests include LGBTQ issues, gender identity and its expression, cultural diversity, group therapy, and working with student-athletes.  Rebecca also enjoys training, clinical supervision, and research.  Her current research examines intersections among cultural, interpersonal, and psychological experiences.  Rebecca is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Gary Glass, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Outreach and Developmental Programming
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: gary.glass@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Gary received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1997 and has spent his entire career since then on college campuses, either teaching counseling or serving students from counseling centers and the broader community of Student Affairs.  As an outreach director, his work focuses on translating the student development and psychotherapy benefits of individual counseling into community level interventions that emphasize creating empathic and supportive campus environments. 

Gary has a wide range of professional interests, including racial and gender identity development and cross-cultural interactions.   Counseling interests include working with students struggling with disordered eating, relationship issues, and the various nuances of fear that emerge during life that can hinder fulfillment and satisfaction.  He also explores strategies to integrate  creative/expressive arts, students' personal philosophies and/or spiritual faith into the practice of counseling, mentoring, and outreach to the campus community.    

Mazella B. Fuller, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW
Staff Social Worker
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email:mhall2@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Mazella is a clinical social worker and Women’s Services Liaison. She is coordinator of the social work internship and serves on the EBIC (Eating and Body Image Concerns) treatment team. She joined CAPS in September 1995. She received her Doctorate in Human Development from Walden University-Institute for Advanced Studies, and her Master of Social Work from Smith College. Mazella served her internship in the
Mental Health Division at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Mazella’s professional interests include: brief individual and couples therapy, ethnic and cross-cultural issues, women’s issues, group therapy, supervision and training outreach programs. An additional counseling interest involves her focus on self-esteem issues within a developmental framework. Mazella is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Black Social Workers. She is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University.

Doris Iarovici, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Doris completed medical school at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She did her residency training at Duke Medical Center. She has worked with students at CAPS since 1996. Professional interests include psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, cross-cultural issues, and the interface between psychopharmacology and therapy. She is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the North Carolina Psychiatric Association. She holds a North Carolina medical license and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Jeff Kulley, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Associate Director for Clinical Services
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: jeff.kulley@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Jeff joined the CAPS staff in May of 2001 as a staff psychologist and Coordinator of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. In the summer of 2007, Jeff was promoted to Coordinator of Clinical Services in the summer of 2007. Prior to joining our staff, Jeff worked for seven years as a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling and Mental Health Center of The University of Texas. There he served as Coordinator of Testing Services and Supervisor of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment. He also coordinated the Individual Therapy Practicum Training Program, taught the Supervision of Supervision Seminar, and provided individual and group supervision to practicum students, interns, and post-doctoral staff during his tenure at The University of Texas.

Jeff earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and completed his internship at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple, Texas. He also worked for over ten years in the community of Austin as a group facilitator and trainer for a domestic violence prevention program.

His special interests include alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment, individual and group psychotherapy, training and supervision, and clinical systems administration

Yan Li, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: yan.li3@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Yan completed her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the Student Counseling Services at the Miami University, Ohio.

Yan’s professional interests include: multicultural counseling which encompasses culture, gender, sexual orientation and other aspects of diversity; the psychology of international, immigrant, Asian/Asian American student population; multilingual counseling (English and Chinese), LGBTQ issues, psychology of women, and clinical supervision.

Yan’s research interests can be reflected upon her master’s thesis research on international students’ adjustment issues, her doctoral dissertation research on differences in the subjective well-being of Chinese lesbians during their sexual identity development, and mindfulness based treatment.
Yan’s counseling style reflects an integrating Eastern philosophy with Western psychology, combining Zen Psychology, mindfulness based treatment, interpersonal, feminist approach, and understanding the impact of environmental oppression and spirituality in the healing process.

Yan is a distinguished International Doctoral Fellow from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She is member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).

Gwen Lloyd
Administrative Coordinator
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: gerl@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Gwen completed her undergraduate degree in social work at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  She completed her internship training in social work with K-12 children.

Gwen's title at CAPS is Administrative Assistant; however, she functions as an office manager in the daily operations of the office. She works closely with the executive director in oversight of the budget and administrative functions, supervises support staff, handles financial and payroll aspects of the office, and works on special projects as assigned.

Christine Mello
Staff Assistant
Office Phone + 919 660 1020
Email:christine.mello@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive, 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Rolffs Pinkerton, Ph.D, ABPP
Staff Psychologist
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: rolffs.pinkerton@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Rolffs received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia and did his psychology internship at Emory University/Georgia Mental Health Institute. He later completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Rolffs is former Director of the Psychology Internship Program. He holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center. Rolffs’ areas of special interest include supervision, training, mental health consultation, psychotherapy, and Latina/o mental health. He has contributed theoretical and practice articles to the literature in college student psychotherapy — notably; brief psychotherapy, very brief  psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and consultation.

Rolffs is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, ABPP. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Clinical Psychology.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA).

Amanda Potter
Staff Assistant
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Amanda is a Staff Assistant at CAPS. She attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and holds a BA in Latin American Studies. Amanda came to CAPS in August 2011. Her responsibilities include administrative support for all training programs, front desk reception and special projects as assigned.

Holly Rogers, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: holly.rogers@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Holly is a staff psychiatrist at CAPS, having joined the staff in January of 1996. Holly received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center where she served as Executive Chief Resident. She has also completed a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry. Currently she is appointed as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center. She has a special interest in using Mindfulness Meditation to treat a range of stress-related problems and leads a meditation group for Duke students.

Before coming to CAPS, Holly worked as a staff psychiatrist in a community mental health center in Auckland, New Zealand. She is a member of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. She is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association.

Paula Scatoloni, MSW, LCSW
Senior Coordinator for Eating Disorder Treatment and Social Work Training
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: paula.scatoloni@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Paula received her Masters Degree in social work from University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1999. She serves as the coordinator for the Eating and Body Image Concerns (EBIC) team and Coordinator of Social Work Training. Paula joined the Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services team in September 2006. Prior to her arrival at Duke, she has provided clinical services and outreach for the Asian-Pacific Islanders and supervised Master’s level social work interns at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. While in Hawaii, Paula co-developed the first intensive outpatient treatment program for disordered eating with Dr. Anita Johnston (author: Eating in the Light of the Moon) and has focused her efforts on the prevention and treatment of disordered eating for the past 13 years.

Her interests include body-oriented therapy, mindfulness, and creative arts therapy. She enjoys providing outreach to Duke students through her yoga and creative dance workshops. Paula is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is a certified Journey Dance and Shake Your Soul instructor.

Heather Patterson Meyer, M.A.
Psychology Intern
Office Phone + 1 919 660 1000
Fax + 1 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Heather Patterson Meyer is currently in her final year of doctoral work in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.  She received her Master of Arts in Psychology from Fuller in 2011 and will graduate with her Doctorate in Psychology as well as her Master of Arts in Theology in June 2014.  Heather completed her undergraduate work at North Carolina State University.  Heather has a range of clinical experience, including individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as experience in psychological and neuropsychological assessment. 

Her training experiences include providing school-based brief individual, family, and group therapy to high school students from diverse backgrounds through a community mental health organization.  She also trained at Azusa Pacific University's student counseling center where she provided brief individual, group, and couples therapy to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as outreach services to the campus community.  Additionally, she completed a clerkship rotation at Kaiser Permanente in Hollywood, where she assessed individuals with various forms of head trauma as well as those diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease and Epilepsy using neuropsychological tests. 

Her clinical areas of interest include existential issues, adjustment and identity concerns, relationships and interpersonal effectiveness, leadership, spiritual concerns, women's issues, trauma, as well as eating and body image concerns.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), California Psychological Association (CPA), North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA), the Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society (CGPS), as well as the Association of Student Advocates for Psychological Health (ASAPH).

Joseph Talley, Ph.D., ABPP
Psychologist, Assistant Director
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Fax + 919 660 1024
402 Chapel Drive 214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27708

Joe is a counseling psychologist, Assistant Director of CAPS and Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center. Joe’s special interests include the use of imagery, hypnosis, Jungian Psychology, technique in brief and very brief psychotherapy and the interface of spirituality and psychology. He has been the primary author/editor of seven books, most of which are in the field of university student counseling services and psychotherapy.

He is certified as a practitioner/supervisor/consultant in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  Joe is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a site-visitor for the American Psychological Association for internship accreditation, has served as the Chair of the Awards Committee of Division 17 and Chair of The Leona Tyler Award Committee.  He has most recently served on the APA External Interface Board.

Joe completed his doctorate and did his internship at the University of Virginia. He is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, (ABPP) and in Clinical Psychology (ABPP). He is a Fellow and President Emeritus of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology, and has frequently served as an ABPP examiner and work sample reviewer.  He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and is Chair and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Libby Webb, M.S.W., L.C.S.W, BCD
Staff Social Worker
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email: libby.webb@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27707

Libby received her Masters Degree in social work from Indiana University in 1980. She serves as Associate Director for Clinical Services. Prior to coming to Duke, Libby was employed as a Clinical Social Worker at Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services. While at Indiana University, Libby was instrumental in the development of a university and community-wide task force which addressed the service needs of persons with AIDS.

Libby is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy for Certified Social Workers, the North Carolina Clinical Social Work Society, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS).  She is licensed as a certified clinical social worker and board certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Her psychotherapy interests include the practice of group psychotherapy, gender-related issues, and the development of culturally competent psychotherapy standards.

Brendon Comer, LCSW
Clinician
Office Phone + 919 660 1000
Email:  brendon.comer@duke.edu
Fax + 919 660 1024
214 Page Building, Durham, NC 27707

Brendon Comer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master's Degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He is also a graduate of Duke University’s Integrative Health Coaching Program at Duke Integrative Medicine. His experience includes extensive work with emerging adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, communication, motivation, relationships, self-esteem, career and life transition, and alcohol and substance abuse.  

Brendon has received specialized training in Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).  These approaches emphasize beginning the therapeutic and behavior change processes where individuals currently are and building upon existing strengths that will provide a path to where they would like to go.