About Us

CAPS Waiting Area

Pat Walker Health Center’ Counseling & Psychological Service (CAPS) offers high-quality clinical, outreach, consultation, training, and research services to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Arkansas.

CAPS programs and services are designed to meet the academic, developmental, remedial, and preventive needs of the university community.

What We Do

CAPS offers critical mental health services such as individual counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, emergency services, and case management. Although some services — such as ongoing individual counseling and psychiatry have minimal charges — much of the services 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 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.

  • 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.

Kathryn Antin

Licensed Professional Counselor with specializations in Supervision and Technology, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and IAEDP approved Supervisor

CAPS Mental Health Clinician/Lead Clinician with the Eating Disorder Treatment Team

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. 

Lilly BacaCAPS Mental Health Clinician 

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

Professional Interests: Supporting first-generation college students, building self-awareness, holistic care, coping with anxiety, mindfulness, empowerment, Motivational Interviewing, client-centered treatment

CAPS Mental Health Clinician/Outreach Coordinator

Education: M.S.W., University of Arkansas; B.S. Psychology, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

Josette Cline

Licensed Psychologist, CAPS Director

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. 

CAPS Mental Health Clinician/Assessment Coordinator

Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Mississippi State University; M.S., Clinical Psychology, Mississippi State University; B.A., Psychology, Mercer University

Professional Interests: Coping, chronic illness, learning and developmental disabilities, LGBTQ+, couples, parenting, training and supervision

CAPS Mental Health Clinician

Education: M.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Florida A&M University; B.A., Communications and Marketing, University of Missouri

Professional Interests: Anxiety and depression; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy;  Marriage and Family Therapy; prevention and outreach, diversity, social justice issues, and Motivational Interviewing.

CAPS Mental Health Clinician-Embedded/Embedded Training Coordinator

Education: M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 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.

Tina Goodson

CAPS Director of Psychiatry

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.

Danette Horne

Licensed Professional Counselor with a Specialization in Supervision and Technology, CAPS Associate Director

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. 

Crisis Mental Health Clinician/Case Manager/Suicide Prevention Co-Coordinator

Education: M.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington, B.S.W., Harding University 

Professional Interests: Crisis intervention, self-harm intervention, treatment of anxiety and/or depression, grief support, practical coping strategies, case management and risk assessments.

 

Patricia Morency

CAPS Mental Health Clinician, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

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.  

Rusty Pang

CAPS Psychiatry

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. 

Kelly Spargo

CAPS Mental Health Clinician / Groups Coordinator

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.

Stephanie Steele-Wren

Licensed Psychologist, CAPS Mental Health Clinician / CAPS Ambassador Program Coordinator

Education: Psy.D., Counseling Psychology, Springfield College, M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University, B.A., Psychology, Williams College 

Professional Interests: Relational Cultural Therapy; first generation students; chronic pain and women’s health issues; social justice and multiculturalism; psychological assessment and training; outreach and peer education; certified by National Anger Management Association as Specialist-Level II.

Crisis Mental Health Clinician/Case Manager/Suicide Prevention Co-Coordinator

Education: M.S., Counseling, University of Arkansas, B.A., University of Arkansas

Professional Interests: Attachment and boundaries in interpersonal relationships, chronic illness, grief, crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, religious/spiritual exploration, career exploration, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and social justice.

Elizabeth Stout

Licensed Psychologist, CAPS Assistant Director / Training Director

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.

Kym Williams

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CAPS Mental Health Clinician/In-House Training Coordinator

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

Patty KramerJoined CAPS in 10/2009

pkramer@uark.edu

Fax: 479-575-5705

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

Half-Time Trainees

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

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

In-House Team

Mikaela Buckley – Masters student, Counselor Education

Christal Kennedy – Masters student, Social Work

Benjamin Sanders – Masters student, Counselor Education (UCA)

 

Embedded Team

Jordan Garner – Masters student, Counselor Education

Vicky Hartwell – Masters student, Counselor Education

Alex Lezon – Masters student, Counselor Education

Heather Vinti – Masters student, Counselor Education

 

Full-Time Trainees:

Kelly Frazee, Doctoral Psychology Intern, The Michigan School of Psychology

Krystal Galvan, Doctoral Psychology Intern, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 


Information about Arkansas Licensure Boards: