About Us

CAPS Waiting Area

Our Mission

Pat Walker Health Center provides professional and comprehensive medical care, mental health care, health education and health promotion for a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. We, the University Health Services Staff of the Pat Walker Health Center, have a commitment to physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional health, the highest standards of quality and appreciation of the value of each individual. Through these endeavors we support the educational mission of the University of Arkansas and the growth of each individual.

The mission of the University of Arkansas Health Center Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS) is to provide high quality clinical, outreach, consultation, training, and research services to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Arkansas. CAPS designs these services to meet the academic, developmental, remedial, and preventive needs of the university community.

What We Do

CAPS offers services such as individual counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, emergency services, and case management. Although some of our services, such as ongoing individual counseling and psychiatry have minimal charges, much of the service we offer the campus community is offered with no charge. See the “Services” section of our website for information on how to make an appointment and what to expect.

CAPS Staff

CAPS staff includes professionally licensed mental health clinicians, board-certified psychiatrists, and several half-time and full-time trainees that provide counseling under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

  • A professional counselor has an M.S. or Ph.D. in Counseling, and is licensed by the State of Arkansas to provide individual and group counseling, as well as supervision to graduate trainees.

  • A psychologist has a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, and is licensed by the State of Arkansas to provide individual and group counseling, assessment services, and supervision to graduate trainees.

  • A social worker has an MSW or Ph.D. in social work and is licensed by the State of Arkansas to provide individual and group counseling, as well as supervision.

  • A graduate trainee is working toward a masters or doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, or social work. Trainees provide individual or group counseling with regular supervision from a licensed senior clinician.

  • A psychiatrist is a medical doctor and has specialized training to treat mental health conditions. Psychiatrists are licensed by the state of Arkansas and meet with students to provide consultation and prescriptions for psychiatric conditions, if warranted.  

Education: M.S., Counselor Education, University of Arkansas; B.A., Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies, Rutgers University

Professional Interests: Disordered eating and eating disorders, body image concerns, women’s issues, life transitions including adjustment to college, religious and existential exploration, depression and anxiety. 

Education: M.S.W., University of Arkansas; Bachelors of Psychology, Saint Edwards University

Professional Interests: Chronic illness, anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, postpartum support and case management.

Education: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Indiana University; M. Ed., Community Counseling, Kent State University; B.A., Miami University

Professional Interests: Treatment of trauma for PTSD and other trauma responses resulting from abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, neglect, disaster or military service. 

Education: M.S. University of Arkansas; B.A., Columbia College

Professional Interests: LGBTQ+, sex education, sexuality, students of color and social justice.

Education: M.S., Counselor Education, University of Arkansas; M.S. Research Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.S. Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Professional Interests: Treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety; prevention and outreach, holistic treatment, mindfulness, research, diversity and social justice, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Education: M.S.W., University of Arkansas in Little Rock; B.A. in Psychology, University of Arkansas in Little Rock

Professional Interests: Outreach, social justice, veterans, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing.

Education: Board Certifications in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Medical Internship at University of Nevada School of Medicine; Residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine; Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Professional Interests: Adolescent and college mental health.

Education: Ph.D.; Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Arkansas; M.S.; Counseling Psychology, University of Central Arkansas; B.S., Psychology, University of Central Arkansas

Professional Interests: Clinical management, veterans, Motivational Interviewing, alcohol and drug treatment, prevention/outreach, anxiety, depression, and grief. 

Education: Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Arkansas; M.Ed., School Counseling, Northeastern State University; B.A., Behavioral Science, San Jose State University

Professional Interests: Trauma treatment, group therapy, holistic treatment options, supervision/training of trainees, prevention and outreach. 

Education: Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Arkansas; M.S.W./Clinical Mental Health, Tulane University

Professional Interests: Spiritual and religious issues LGBTQ issues, self-awareness, relationships, supervision/training of trainees and emergency response/management.

Education: M.S.W., Widener University; M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University; B.A., Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis

Professional Interests: LGBTQ+, sex education, sex and relationship therapy, media literacy, anxiety and depression, multiculturalism through intersectionality, outreach and social justice.  

Education: M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Arkansas; B.S., Psychology, University of North Texas; B.A., Music, University of North Texas

Professional Interests: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, biofeedback, and mindfulness.

Education: Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Psychiatry Residency, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; Medical School, UAMS; Undergraduate, UALR.

Professional Interests: Mood and anxiety disorders. 

Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University, M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University, B.A., Psychology, University of Arkansas

Professional Interests: Treatment of anxiety and trauma; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, interpersonal and feminist treatment modalities, social justice and multiculturalism including issues related to sexism, racism, gender and intersectionality; training and supervision; outreach and prevention programming.

Education: M.S.W., University of Connecticut; B.A., Psychology & Spanish, Gordon College

 Professional Interests: Group therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma treatment, stress management, mindfulness, outreach, and prevention.

Education: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Central Arkansas, M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Central Arkansas

Professional Interests: Multicultural and social justice issues including issues relating to gender.

Education: ABD, Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Arkansas, M.S., Counselor Education, University of Arkansas; B.S., Psychology, University of Arkansas

Professional Interests: Anxiety, depression, adjustment, trauma/abuse, substance abuse, stress management, specialized training and experience in treating problems related to sex and sexuality.

Education: M.S.W., Loyola University Chicago

Professional Interests: Treatment of trauma due to experiences of abuse, sexual assault, or domestic violence; anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, group therapy, holistic treatment, mindfulness practices, religious/spiritual exploration/questioning, Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Education: M.S.W., University of Arkansas; B.S.W., University of Arkansas

Professional Interests: Alcohol and substance abuse treatment, Motivational Interviewing, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and social justice.

B.S. Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management

Joined CAPS 06/2016

ecott@uark.edu

Joined CAPS in 10/2009

pkramer@uark.edu

Fax: 479-575-5705

Amy Broadwater, M.S. - Doctoral student, Counselor Education

Meredith Moore, M.S., LAC - Doctoral student, Counselor Education

Half-Time Trainees

In-House Team

Kat Baber – Masters student, Counselor Education

Keegan Pollak – Masters student, Counselor Education

Haley Cannon – Masters student, Social Work

Katie Chandler – Masters student, Social Work

Katie Rievert – Masters student, Social Work

 

Embedded Team

Blaire Bradbury – Masters student, Counselor Education

Jordan Garner – Masters student, Counselor Education

Vicky Hartwell – Masters student, Counselor Education

Teri Honeysuckle – Masters student, Counselor Education

Jamie Miller – Masters student, Counselor Education

 

Full-Time Trainees

Doug Medgyesi, Doctoral Psychology Intern, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Lilli Baca, Doctoral Psychology Intern, University of Central Arkansas

 

Half-Time Trainees

 Meredith Blackwell, Counselor-in-Residence

Amy Broadwater, Counselor-in-Residence

Helen Cheek, Embedded Team

Sara Finley, Embedded Team

Tim Rueda, Embedded Team

Cady Stehben, Embedded Team

Jenni Shaw, In-House Team

Madelyn Spence, In-House Team

Lillian Fink, Case Management Team

Molly Shipp, Case Management Team

 

Full-Time Trainees:

Viktoria Walda, Psychology Intern, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Valerie Douglas, Psychology Intern, North Dakota State University

 

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