Pamela Farer-Singleton, Ph.D.
Dr. Farer-Singleton has been the Chief University Psychologist at UHS since 1994. She received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and her master's and doctoral degrees in psychology from Kent State University. She completed two American Psychological Association-approved internships at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Fallsview Psychiatric Hospital. Her professional specialties include anxiety and depression, couples/relationship/family therapy, academic performance issues and parenting issues. At KSU, Dr. Farer-Singleton has also served as a part-time Assistant Professor, providing clinical supervision for the Department of Psychology's graduate students.
John S. Schell, Ph.D.
Dr. Schell is the Senior Psychologist at UHS and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. He completed his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and received his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology form Kent State University. He did an internship at Yale University's School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University's Department of University Health. Dr. Schell's clinical specialties include depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and relationship therapy.
Carrie Berta, Psy.D.
Dr. Berta joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2010. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Boston University and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Berta completed an American Psychological Association-approved internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University's Counseling and Psychological Services. Her professional specialties include relationship concerns, LGBTQ issues, identity development and life transitions.
Alexander J. Colbow, Ph.D.
Alex joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2017. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Akron, master’s degree from Boston College, and doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. His American Psychological Association approved internship was completed at Purdue University. Professional specialties include: college student success (time management/organization, relationship development, study skills, identity development, life transitions, values exploration), first-generation college students, student veterans, multicultural/diversity issues (race/ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation), mood-related concerns (anxiety, depression, anger, etc.), trauma, mindfulness, grief/loss, and psychological testing (ADHD, learning disabilities, and personality).
Jayita Datta, Psy.D.
Dr. Datta joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2010. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from the University of Delhi, India. Dr. Datta holds a Doctorate in Psychology from Wright State University's School of Professional Psychology. Her Post-Doctoral Fellowship was completed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst's Counseling and Assessment Services. Dr. Datta is fluent in 3 languages (English, Hindi and Bengali). Her areas of specialty are anger, anxiety, mood, academic stress, ADHD/LD, relationship/couples/family therapy, identity development, transitions issues, acculturation, and cultural identity.
Rachel Helscher, M.A., LPCC
Rachel Helscher joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kent State University and earned her master’s degree in college counseling from Eastern Michigan University. Before joining the team at Kent State University, Rachel served as a counselor at North Carolina State University, and worked as a counselor at a medication-assisted treatment facility. Her areas of interest include substance use, anxiety, depression, diversity and multicultural concerns, and college student success.
Jennifer Knott, LPCC-S, OCPSA
Jennifer Knott (she/her/hers) comes to CAPS with over ten years of experience in both prevention and treatment, joining CAPS as the Outreach Coordinator in 2021. Her previous work was in community mental health, where she oversaw Suicide Prevention, Outreach, and Trauma-Informed Services. She brings experience as a clinical therapist as well, having served children, adolescents, adults and families. As a KSU alum, she looks forward to expanding outreach efforts to help support students’ mental health.
Cody McMillan, LPCC-S
Cody joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2021 as a clinical case manager. He received his master's degree in college clinical counseling from Youngstown State University in 2016. Prior to coming to Kent State University, he previously worked as a clinical counselor at Salisbury University and The Ohio State University. His professional interests include depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, identity development and life transitions.
Douglas Muccio, Ph.D.
Dr. Muccio joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2008 as a counseling psychologist and sport psychologist. He received his master's degree in sport psychology from Kent State University and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Tennessee.
Danijela Vranesevic, LPCC-S
Danijela joined CAPS in 2021 as a Substance Use Specialist. She has seven years of clinical experience in residential and outpatient settings and is passionate in her work with individuals with substance use disorders. Danijela graduated from KSU in 2010 and is an alumna of the Lamba Delta chapter of the Chi Omega sorority. She went on to earn her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling from Walsh University in 2014 and is active in several professional organizations such as the Ohio Counseling Association and Akron Torchbearers. In her free time, Danijela enjoys teaching Barre fitness as a certified instructor, logging miles with her run club, expressing her creative side through photography and cooking, and spending time with her beloved cat, ‘Mittens’. As an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys backpacking the wilderness with her partner and hopes to visit all 63 national parks in her lifetime. Danijela is enthusiastic about using her knowledge and skills to support students at her alma mater through outreach, advocacy, and promotion of the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC).
Pamela Wind, Ph.D.
Dr. Pamela J. Wind joined the staff in 2014, and is an experienced counseling psychologist. She works with a wide variety of individuals, families, and couples, including those who identify as members of the LGBTQI community. Dr. Wind frequently works with issues of adjustment, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and abuse recovery. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Akron and her master’s and doctorate at Texas Tech University. Her internship was completed at TTU’s Counseling Center, and she has many years’ experience in private practice.