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Holly Vanderhoff, PhD

Holly Vanderhoff, Ph.D.
Director, Student Counseling Service
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Vanderhoff earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University in 2004. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with college students and young adults in a variety of clinical and community settings since 2000. Her clinical interests include sexual assault/trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and the impact of the culture of medicine on physician/trainee mental health. Dr. Vanderhoff integrates cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and humanistic approaches in her clinical work.


Dr. Mbuqe

Sipho Mbuqe, Ph.D.
Senior Counselor, Student Counseling Service
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Mbuqe earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in 2010. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed mental health counselor. His interests include university students, diversity and cultural issues, international students, and LGBTQ issues. His clinical interests include relationship issues, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, and sexuality. His approach is influenced by psychodynamic, humanistic, and existential theories.


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John Ringhisen, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Mr. Ringhisen is an ANCC board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2019. Following graduation, he completed a fellowship in addiction and pain psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Addiction and Pain Clinic. Most recently, he has enjoyed working with students and adults in a variety of settings including campus counseling centers, inpatient, and community outpatient. He is an Army veteran, a Fulbright Scholar, and has worked at each level of nursing from staff to administration. His clinical interests include trauma-informed practice, substance use disorder, refugee issues, and improving access to mental health services. His approach is an integration of psychoanalysis, neurobiology, psychopharmacology, and mindfulness-based skills.


Kenna LaPorte

Dr. Kenna LaPorte

Dr. LaPorte earned a doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2021. She is a post-doctoral fellow and a licensed mental health counselor. Dr. LaPorte has worked with diverse populations and with diverse age groups, in a variety of settings. Dr. LaPorte is a cognitive-behavioral therapist that is trained also in acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical and behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy for trauma, family-based therapy for eating disorders, and mindfulness within a multicultural framework. Her goal is to encourage interpersonal growth and exploration while nurturing a sense of self-efficacy and wellbeing so the client can reach their goals.


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Jaimie Lunsford, MA, HSP-PA
Clinical Psychology Resident

Ms. Lunsford received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. She has experience working in therapy with individuals across the lifespan, as well as providing presentations and workshops at universities, government agencies, and community organizations. Ms. Lunsford’s clinical interests include mood disorders, suicide prevention, and promoting healthy ways to experience, express, and regulate emotions. She incorporates cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches in her clinical work.  

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Rachel Pad, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Resident

Ms. Pad received her master's degree in clinical psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. Ms. Pad has experience working with adults, including students, in a variety of settings. Her clinical interests include anxiety and mood disorders, interpersonal and relational conflicts, and working with individuals in the queer community. Ms. Pad works within a relational treatment frame and utilizes psychodynamic and insight-oriented interventions.

Alyne Rodrigues
Alyne Rodrigues, M.S.
Clinical Psychology Resident
Ms. Rodrigues received her master's degree in clinical psychology at Syracuse University, where she is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology. Ms. Rodrigues greatly values the therapeutic relationship and aims for treatment to feel collaborative and tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. Her clinical interests include helping individuals explore their identities (e.g., racial, cultural, gender, disability, etc.) and develop successful and supportive interpersonal relationships.

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Ashley Bobak, MS
Clinical Psychology Resident
Ms. Bobak received her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in 2015 and is currently a doctoral candidate at Point Park University. She has clinical experience working with individuals across the lifespan in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her clinical interests include substance abuse, relationship issues, mood disorders, and trauma. Her clinical work is grounded in humanistic, existential, constructivist, and relational approaches.

Psychology Residents are advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology in their final year of PhD training. They typically hold masters degrees and have several years’ experience providing psychotherapy to adults in a variety of clinical settings. All services provided by residents are supervised by a licensed attending clinician. Treatment providers and supervisors associated with a student's care are not involved in professional or academic evaluation or promotion decisions for these students.

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