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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 University 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 the University 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 University 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.


Ashley Holt, M.Ed., LICDC, PCCS

Ashley Holt joined Psychological Services as the Chemical Dependency Specialist in April of 2017. In her role at Kent State University, she provides individual and group services to students and coordinates efforts for the Collegiate Recovery Community. She received her master’s degree in community and rehabilitation counseling from Ohio University in 2008. Before coming to Kent State University, she served as the Clinical Coordinator at the Rural Women’s Recovery Program until 2012 when she joined Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. At Ohio University she served as an Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist, BASICS coordinator, and Assistant Training Director. Her interests include substance use disorders, trauma work, gender identity, training, and supervision. She has co-led substance use, trauma, and trans affirmative groups.


Douglas Muccio, Ph.D.

Dr. Muccio joined University 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.


June Phelps, Ph.D.

June joined University Health Services as a psychologist in 2017. Dr. Phelps has over 20 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist in community mental health agencies, hospitals, private practice, and university settings. Dr. Phelps earned her undergraduate degree from New York University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her American Psychological Association-approved internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Phelps specializes in anxiety disorders. She has had additional training from the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and is certified in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Jessica Williams, Psy.D.

Dr. Williams received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stetson University and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University's School of Professional Psychology. She completed an American Psychological Association-approved internship at Purdue University's Counseling and Psychological Services where she also worked as a staff therapist until joining Kent State University's Psychological Services in 2017. Her professional areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, LGBQ+ and gender identity, autism spectrum disorder, disability affirming approaches, multicultural concerns, and identity issues.


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.