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Our Staff


Stacie Turks, Psy.D.

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.

Kimberlee DeRushia, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY24992)
Associate Director / Training Director
Group Therapy Coordinator and Coordinator for Social Media

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 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. 

Liz Thompson, LMFT

Liz Thompson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC40957)
Programming & Consultation Services Coordinator

Liz is an alumna of Pacific and a proud Tiger. She graduated with a BA in English/Theatre Arts and received her teaching credential from the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education. She also served as Resident Director in Casa Werner and worked at the Thomas J. Long, School of Pharmacy in the office of Student Affairs.  Liz is licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist, receiving her Masters from Western Seminary.  She has spent 30 years dedicated to coaching, teaching and supporting people.

Liz provides individual, couples and group therapy. She teaches the Pacific Seminar I course, and as the Outreach Coordinator for CAPS, she organizes and delivers workshops, presentations, trainings and all-campus educational events. Liz clinically supervises MFT and doctoral interns and provides presentation skills training in her Outreach Seminar. Areas of special interest or training include:

  • Body image and eating disorders.
  • Managing emotions and moods.
  • Family and relationship difficulties.
  • Adjustment, identity development, grief/loss and integration of faith.

In her spare time, Liz is a corporate trainer. She specializes in presentation skills, influencing/management skills, as well as coaching and feedback. In her real spare time, she likes excursions by planes, trains and automobiles, or on foot. She also loves food/wine pairing and piano.  


Kristina Dulcey-Wang, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY23297)
Operations Coordinator

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.

 Dale Brody

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.

Jody Renner, CAPS Office Coordinator

Jody Rodriguez
Office Coordinator

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

Kelsey Penner
Fuller Theological Seminary

Goldie VanHeel
Alliant IU/CSPP-San Francisco

Page updated August 2, 2015