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Who We Are

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.

Jane Valetchikov

Jane Valetchikov, Psy.D.

Dr. Valetchikov (she/her/hers) earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in 2018. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of clinical settings with diverse adults across the lifespan. Her clinical interests include: trauma, anxiety disorders, existential concerns, identity development, and diversity and cultural issues such as gender, relationship style, sexual orientation and sexuality, and immigration. Dr. Valetchikov’s clinical approach integrates relational psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and feminist theories. Additionally, Dr. Valetchikov has an established personal mindfulness meditation practice and incorporates mindfulness techniques into her work.

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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.

Jamie Murphy

Jamie Murphy, BS
Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Rider University. She has supported and extended the work of clinicians, researchers, and professors at several academic and medical institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Iowa, and the Network for Victim Assistance.  She joined Upstate in 2019.    

Joseph Anderson
Joseph Anderson, MA
Psychology Resident

Mr. Anderson received his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, where he is currently a doctoral candidate. His clinical interests include working with individuals dealing with difficulties related to personality, trauma, and existential concerns (such as identity, meaning, despair, and the future). He has experience in individual and group psychotherapy with adults in outpatient and forensic settings. His approach is informed by psychoanalytic, existential, and phenomenological traditions.

Anastasia Wilhelm
Anastasia Wilhelm, MA
Psychology Resident

Ms. Wilhelm received her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Point Park University, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. Ms. Wilhelm has experience utilizing humanistic, relational, and phenomenological approaches to treatment within both outpatient and inpatient settings. Her clinical interests include (but are not limited to) working with individuals who are attempting to navigate transitional periods of life, struggling with questions of identity, and processing religious trauma. She is dedicated to providing a space for individuals to feel authentically heard; making a continued commitment to meet each person where they are experientially at with curiosity and support.

William Woods
William Woods, MA, MS
Psychology Resident

Mr. Woods is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh and holds master’s degrees in clinical psychology (University of Pittsburgh) and social science (University of Chicago). His clinical interests include helping clients to manage intense emotions, interpersonal challenges, and personality psychopathology. He takes an interpersonally oriented approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing effective communication, self-understanding, and self-compassion. Will’s research is focused toward developing person-specific statistical models of interpersonal interactions and affective dynamics.

Xi Yang
Xi Yang, MS
Psychology Resident

Ms. Yang received her master’s degree in clinical psychology with neuroscience specialization at University of Oregon, where she is currently a PhD candidate. Her clinical work targets sleep difficulties, emotional disturbances, and stress-induced challenges. She works from a broadly cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation with mindfulness and acceptance components. She strives to create a collaborative and empathetic space to deliver effective treatment.

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.