Stacie Turks, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY20572)
Director, Counseling and Psychological 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 and Psychological 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, supervises doctoral psychology interns, and facilitates the Multicultural Seminar. 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.
Kimberlee DeRushia, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY24992)
Associate Director | Training Director
Group Therapy Coordinator
Dr. DeRushia is a first generation college student whose theoretical perspective is based on using a multicultural and developmentally appropriate focus within a humanistic framework. She received both her Master of Arts in Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania and has been with CAPS since 2008. As Training Director and Associate Director, Dr. DeRushia is tasked with maintaining our APA accredited internship training program. Additionally she is the Group Therapy Coordinator and the CAPS Social Media Coordinator.
Dr. DeRushia has significannt experience working with first generation college students, individuals on the Autism spectrum, trans* identity exploration, LGBTPQQIA concerns, emotion regulation, development & identity issues, and trauma. She also strongly believes in the power of relationships to explore and heal attachment and trauma issues which has lead to her seeking out and receiving additional training in providing group therapy.
Outside of work, Dr. DeRushia enjoys spending time with her family exploring all that Calfornia has to offer. She particularly enjoys hiking in redwood forests and spending time at the ocean.
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. Prior to joining Counseling and Psychological Services in 2007 Dr. Dulcey-Wang provided services in 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 serves as a primary supervisor for the doctoral psychology interns and facilitates 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. Her theoretical perspective is integrative, drawing from cognitive behavioral, attachment, and systemic frameworks.
Pamela S. Wrona, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY25798)
Operations Coordinator | Coordinator for Social Media
Dr. Wrona obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from Santa Clara University. She then obtained her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology degrees in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, with a focus on multicultural competence.
In her work, Dr. Wrona draws upon many psychological theories and techniques, including: Solution-Focused/Brief Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Wrona works with individuals, couples, and groups, specializing in depression and anxiety, bereavement and grief work, stress management, coping with chronic medical illnesses, injury/pain management, identity exploration and growth, transitioning to and from college, and LGBTTQIA awareness and issues.
Dale Brody, LMFT, Psy.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC35725)
Staff Psychologist, Sacramento 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 and Psychological Services in Stockton in 2005 and presently serves as a Staff Psychologist on the McGeorge campus.
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.
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Office Coordinator is the first point of contact for students calling and coming into CAPS. In addition to managing the therapist's daily schedules, she is also our project coordinator for projects such as APA accreditation, annual intern selection.
2015 -2016 Doctoral Psychology Interns
Brian Louie, MA
Doctoral Psychology Intern
Pepperdine University; Los Angeles, CA
Brian received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005, and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in Towson, MD in 2010. He is currently completing the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University and expects to graduate in spring of 2016.
Brian's clinical interests include the transition to adulthood in the college setting, as well as depression and anxiety. His treatment approach has been largely been influenced by cognitive-therapy practices, but he also integrates developmental and humanistic perspectives in order to support students achieve their potentials.
Kelsey Penner-Mattox, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Kelsey received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. She is currently in the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Clinical Psychology at Fuller and will graduate in June 2016. Kelsey is passionate about working alongside the emerging adult population as they navigate the inevitable stressors of life. She values the uniqueness of each individual and seeks to honor each client's particular context, values, and community in treatment. Kelsey's professional interests include, but are not limited to, identity development, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief work, spiritual issues, adjustment, and multicultural issues. Her approach to therapy is rooted in an interpersonal framework that integrates developmental, multicultural, and humanistic perspectives. Most importantly, she is committed to providing a safe and affirming environment that fosters growth, while gently challenging students to explore and understand themselves in new ways.
Goldie VanHeel, BA
Doctoral Psychology Intern
California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University; San Francisco, California
Goldie VanHeel received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with an emphasis in news editorial in 2004 from Eastern Washington University. She is currently in the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Social Justice and LGBT therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology. Goldie has worked with children in school settings, adults with a wide range of mental health concerns, and women in an integrated mental health setting. All of these experiences have provided Goldie with a rich understanding of family and systems issues, young adult development into adulthood, and the influence of culture and ethnicity on all aspects of life. They have also developed her holistic perspective of clients, including how their physical health impacts their mental health, and vice versa. Her clinical interests include identity development in LGB+ and trans* populations, protective factors for men and women with disabilities, fat positivity, anxiety treatment, work/self-care balance, and young adult empowerment.Goldie utilizes a relational, integrated approach to treatment, which is influenced by systemic, psychodynamic, and evidence-based approaches to therapy. Goldie aims to provide a supportive environment, free of judgement, to students facing any number of personal, familial, and academic issues.