Warren Bean, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist:
Warren received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He completed his APA internship at the Worcester Youth Guidance Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He has worked for the Alcohol Education Program at the University of Massachusetts and for outpatient mental health centers in Massachusetts. Warren's post-doctoral internship was at the Family Practice Center in Santa Rosa and he was on the clinical faculty at the Santa Rosa Family Practice Residency Program training doctors and medical students in psychology and brief psychotherapy. Warren has worked part time for CAPS during the past few years and for 10 years has been the psychologist at AVRMC, the rural community health center in Cloverdale, California. Warren is a licensed psychologist in California and currently has a private practice in Santa Rosa. His clinical interests include the treatment of depression and anxiety and the clinical use of relaxation and self-hypnosis.
Lindsey Brooks, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist/Training Coordinator:
Lindsey Brooks received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University and is a licensed psychologist in California. She has provided counseling to students at several universities, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Santa Clara University. Lindsey helps students with difficulties such as, relationship issues, family difficulties, adjustment to college, depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. She also aims to help students connect with their inner strengths and passions. Lindsey particularly enjoys working with students on understanding their multicultural identities, first-generation college student issues, and women's issues. Her specialty area is working with LGBTQ students.
Amber Crane, Psy.D., Mental Health Educator:
Amber received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. She completed her pre-doctoral training at Counseling and Psychological Services at Sonoma State University and at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. Amber returned to Sonoma State's CAPS to complete her post-doctoral training last year. Amber's clinical interests are diverse and include working with issues of grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and issues related to identity development in the college-age population. Currently, as the Mental Health Educator at CAPS, Amber is committed to educating the SSU community on how to recognize and respond to students in distress and to supporting and strengthening efforts of early-intervention and suicide prevention.
Dawn Danz, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist/Crisis Advocate:
Dawn received her doctorate of psychology from Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area campus and is a licensed psychologist in California. Prior to coming to Sonoma State she worked at Brigham Young University and several UCs including Berkeley, Irvine, and Santa Barbara. Dawn is a generalist psychologist with clinical interests that include: racial identity development, first year and transfer student concerns, couples therapy, depression, and anxiety
Dara Hayden, Psy.D. , Postdoctoral Counselor
Dara completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. With her pre-doctoral work, Dara specialized in providing psychotherapy, consultation and workshops for students and faculty at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Holy Names University in Oakland. In addition to working with CAPS at SSU, Dara sees clients in private practice as a Registered Psychological Assistant and works as a Research Assistant at UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dara welcomes clients of all backgrounds, with special clinical and research expertise in the area of women's health, stress, mindfulness, and creativity.
Joe Puentes, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Joe received his Psy.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA. He completed his APA accredited internship at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. There Joe worked in University Counseling Center and received specialized training in substance abuse treatment and sports/performance psychology. His areas of clinical interest are in the treatment of anxiety and depression, substance abuse, and sport/performance enhancement. Other areas of interest include multicultural counseling, working with Latina/o students, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.
Denise Renye, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Counselor
Denise received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She completed her APPIC internship at Access Institute for Psychological Services where she provided depth psychological treatment for children and their parents in addition to adolescents and adults. Denise received her Masters Degree in Human Sexuality from the accredited program at Widener University. Denise has had extensive training working in eating disorder treatment settings and in rape crisis counseling. Her clinical interests include: spirituality and recovery from addictions, eating disorders, human sexuality and trauma.
Laura Williams, Psy.D., Counselor/Clinical Coordinator:
Laura received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area campus. Laura completed her early training at Santa Rosa Junior College providing therapy to students. She later completed one pre-doctoral as well as a post-doctoral internship here at SSU CAPS. Laura also completed a second pre-doctoral internship at the Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic where she provided longer term depth-oriented psychotherapy to adults, children, couples and families. Laura's clinical interests include treatment of depression and anxiety, gender identity and sexual orientation issues, and working with those affected by trauma or abuse.
Lisa Wyatt, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist/Director:
Lisa received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/ Los Angeles in 1997. She completed her APA internship at Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living where she was trained in psychological and neuropsychological assessment and clinical treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Lisa also received specialized training in eating disorders and worked with national eating disorders expert, Dr. Margo Maine. Lisa completed her post-doctoral training, worked as a staff psychologist, and became Director of University of Hartford's Department of Counseling and Psychological Services. In 2007, Lisa was hired at Sonoma State University as the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and Disability Services for Students. Lisa's areas of clinical interest include: mood and anxiety disorders, developmental issues, eating disorders, and couples counseling.