Stacie Turks, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY20572)
Director, Counseling Services
Dr. Turks received a Masters of Arts with Distinction in Counseling from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Schaumburg, IL. During her career at Pacific she has served as a Staff Psychologist, Associate Director of Clinical Services, and is now the Director of Counseling Services. In addition, Dr. Turks is an Assistant Professor in the Benerd School of Education, teaching Counseling Theories.
Dr. Turks provides individual & group therapy, faculty and staff consultations on both the Stockton and McGeorge School of Law campuses. In addition, she conducts outreach presentations, and supervises doctoral psychology interns. Her professional interests include multicultural issues, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), and assertiveness training.
Her theoretical perspective is integrative; based on humanistic, systemic, multicultural and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
Charlene D. Patterson, Ph.D.
Licensed Counseling Psychologist (PSY21301)
Associate Director / Training Director
Dr. Patterson received her Masters in Social Work and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Presently, she serves as Associate and Training Director of Counseling Services at Pacific. Dr. Patterson’s professional interests include training and professional development, college student development, multicultural competency development, addressing diversity education and inclusion. Clinical interests include depression and anxiety disorders, interpersonal relationships, grief and developmental issues.
Dr. Patterson's theoretical perspective is integrative and includes psychodynamic, family systems, interpersonal process, and cognitive-behavioral approaches within a humanistic framework. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and groups.
Liz Thompson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC40957)
Programming & Consultation Services Coordinator
Liz Thompson has spent 30 years dedicated to helping adolescents and young adults. She is an alumna of the University of the Pacific, received her BA in English and Theatre Arts, and her teaching credential from the Benard School of Education. Before teaching, Liz was a Resident Director at Pacific, and worked in Student Affairs at the Thomas J. Long, School of Pharmacy. She then received her Masters in Marriage Family Therapy from Western Seminary in Los Gatos, CA, and is a licensed MFT.
Liz has been a Staff Therapist at Pacific since 1996, she provides individual, couples and group therapy. Liz teaches the Pacific Seminar I Course at Pacific, she delivers workshops and presentations to staff, faculty and students on the campus at large; she consults with faculty & staff and is the Programming and Consultation Services Coordinator. Liz clinically supervises both doctoral and MFT interns; she also supervises, mentors and trains interns in the Programming and Consultation Seminar.
Liz's areas of special interest or training include:
- Assessing and treating Eating Disorders and difficulties with body image.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for regulating and managing emotions and mood.
- Family and relationship difficulties, as well as young adults coming from alcoholic and/or chaotic homes.
- Adjustment concerns, identity development, grief/loss, and integration of spiritual/faith background.
Liz is also certified in the administration and interpretation of the Meyers Briggs Temperament Indicator and has a love for young adult personality development. Liz is also President/trainer/coach for Front Porch Consulting - which trains individuals in the skill and art of communicating effectively through presentations and workshops.
Kristina Dulcey-Wang, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY23297)
Dr. Dulcey-Wang received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Nevada, Reno and has specialized training in substance abuse and addiction counseling. Prior to joining Counseling Services in 2007 Dr. Dulcey-Wang provided services in mental health settings including crisis call centers, group homes for foster-youth, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and both the public and private school sectors providing psychoeducational assessment and intervention.
As a Staff Psychologist at Pacific Dr. Dulcey-Wang provides individual, group, couples counseling and educational presentations to the Pacific community. Dr. Dulcey-Wang is invested in the training of future psychologists and serves as a primary supervisor for the doctoral psychology interns and facilitates both the Therapy Modalities & Assessment Seminar. Her professional interests include multiculturally sensitive service delivery, developmental issues of young adults, attachment formation, psychological assessment and the promotion of social justice. In her role as a psychologist Dr. Dulcey-Wang's goal is to provide an environment where students will feel understood, respected and heard. Her theoretical perspective is integrative, drawing from cognitive behavioral, attachment, and systemic frameworks.
Within her role at Counseling Services Dr. Dulcey-Wang also coordinates Pacific's Safe Zone Program and is the contact person for requesting a Safe Zone workshop. Workshops can be requested by student clubs or organizations, as well as staff and faculty departments. The Safe Zone Program aims to increase awareness and sensitivity to the issues faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Ally/Asexual communities (LGBTQQIA). The goal of this program is to promote a climate of inclusion and value for diversity within Pacific's campus community and beyond.
Kimberlee DeRushia, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY24992)
Group Therapy Coordinator and Coordinator for Social Media
Dr. DeRushia joined the Counseling Services staff in 2008. She received both her Master of Arts in Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Dr. DeRushia's theoretical perspective uses a multicultural and developmentally appropriate focus within a humanistic approach. As a staff psychologist, Dr. DeRushia provides individual, group, and couples counseling on the Stockton campus. Dr. DeRushia is also the Counseling Services coordinator for both group therapy and for social media. Additionally, Dr. DeRushia facilitates the Group Therapy Seminar and serves as a primary supervisor for doctoral psychology interns.
Dr. DeRushia's clinical interests include group therapy, emotion regulation, development & identity issues within a multicultural framework, LGBTQQIA concerns, interpersonal growth, mentoring & training of new professionals, and the interaction of social networking on mental wellness.
Dale Brody, LMFT, Psy.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC35725)
Staff Psychologist, McGeorge School of Law Campus
Dr. Brody received her Masters of Arts and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Professional School of Psychology in Sacramento, California. She is currently licensed with the State of California's Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage Family Therapist.
Dr. Brody has provided psychological counseling services to law students at McGeorge School of Law since 2000. She began working with Pacific Counseling Services in Stockton in 2005 and presently serves as a Staff Psychologist on the McGeorge campus. She has served as Clinical Director for a local Community mental health outpatient clinic and Social Service/counseling agency in Sacramento. She also maintains a private practice in Sacramento providing psychotherapy to adult clientele.
Dr. Brody's clinical interests include depression and anxiety disorders, PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), trauma response, grief and interpersonal /developmental growth issues. She is a certified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and sports psychology / performance enhancement.
Dr. Brody's theoretical perspective is integrative; based on cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches incorporating a humanistic framework.
Corey Brink, M.D.
Consulting Psychiatrist (G079-196)
Dr. Brink is on the Pacific (Stockton) campus on Tuesday mornings. He provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management for students and professional consultation to staff.
John Yarbrough, M.D.
Dr. Yarbrough is on the Pacific (Stockton) campus on Wednesday afternoons. He provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management for students and professional consultation to staff.
Allison Burns, M.A., M.S.
Doctoral Psychology Intern
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Psychology Program; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allison received her Master of Arts degree from Boston University in 2003. She later received a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She is a current Doctoral Candidate in the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Clinical Psychology at PCOM. She has worked with adults, adolescents, couples and groups across a variety of clinical settings. Her professional background includes work in the areas of Clinical Health Psychology and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Allison is also passionate about teaching and has taught undergraduate classes in Psychology. Allison values a person-centered, humanistic approach to therapy that incorporates evidence based, cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based therapies within a multicultural, strengths based framework. She strives to create a welcoming and empathetic therapeutic environment, where students feel heard, understood and free to explore and understand themselves in new ways.
Lesli Dahl, LCSW (Pennsylvania), M.Div
Doctoral Psychology Intern
Carlow University Doctor of Psychology Program; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lesli currently holds a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Social Work and a Master of Divinity degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Her pursuit of a doctor of psychology degree is an extension of her interests in working with the developing young adult population as well as with couples and families. She received extensive training and experience in both inpatient and outpatient levels of treatment for eating disorders while practicing as a licensed clinical social worker at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her professional interests include understanding the functional impact of various emotional regulation strategies. Her dissertation examines the measurement of difficulties with emotion regulation of individuals with anorexia nervosa who also have a history of childhood maltreatment. She has experience in treatment of complicated grief, personality disorders, mood disorders, OCD and anxiety disorders. She has taught graduate level courses in Grief Counseling and Spirituality in Counseling. Her clinical training is grounded in broad range of modalities including DBT, CBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Family Systems, Psychodymanics, Complicated Grief Treatment and ACOA issues.
Stephanie Kuehn, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern
John F. Kennedy University Doctor of Psychology Program; Pleasant Hill, California
Stephanie received her Master's degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She is currently working on her doctorate in clinical psychology also from John F. Kennedy University. She brings both a social justice perspective and existentialist viewpoint to her therapy work, and strives to help people find meaning in their lives in ways that resonate with their developmental stage, cultural values and personal worldview. Stephanie has experience working with athletes, the LGBT community, couples, and groups. Her areas of interest include sports, writing, philosophy, and sex positivity.
The Counseling Services Office Coordinator is the first point of contact for students calling and coming into Counseling Services. In addition to managing the therapist's daily schedules, she is also our project coordinator for projects such as APA accreditation, annual intern selection, and electronic file conversion.