Meet the CAPS Staff

Phil Meilman

Ph.D., Director
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1973
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977
  • Internship: Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, 1976-1977

Professional interests: Chronic pain, treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse, the relationship between mental health issues and academic performance, medical leaves of absence.

Connor Adams

M.Psy., Psychology Extern
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2016
  • M. Psy., George Washington University, 2018

Professional interests: Psychodynamic therapy, group and couples therapy, relationship issues, multicultural experiences and concerns, LGBTQ experiences and concerns, women’s mental health, and trauma.

Sarah Bellovin Goldman

Ph.D., Assistant Director for Psychology Training
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 2005
  • M.A., Wesleyan University, 2006
  • M.S., Columbia University, 2013
  • M.Phil., Columbia University, 2014
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 2014
  • Internship: Princeton House Behavioral Health, 2013-2014

Professional interests: Supervision, training, and mentorship; cognitive-behavioral therapy; dialectical behavior therapy; mindfulness; borderline personality disorder; anxiety disorders; and eating disorders.

Pooja Datta

Ph.D., Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
  • B.A., University of Maryland-College Park in Psychology, 2011
  • B.A., University of Maryland-College Park in Criminology & Criminal Justice, 2011
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2014
  • Graduate Certificate in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma, University of Maryland-College Park, 2016
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2018
  • Internship: University of Texas Health at San Antonio 2017-2018

Professional interests: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral health interventions; clinical training and teaching; anxiety disorders, mood disorders, grief and loss, and adjustment/life transitions.

Lauren DePompeo

PSY.D., Staff Psychologist at the Law Center
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2009
  • M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC, 2013
  • Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC, 2016
  • Internship: Frostburg State University Counseling and Psychological Services, 2015-2016

Professional interests: Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, identity development, humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and canine-assisted psychotherapy.

Lisa Do

D.O., Psychiatry Resident
  • B.A., Baylor University, 2011
  • D.O., University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015
  • Psychiatry Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2015-current

Professional interests: Women’s mental health and community psychiatry.

Lara Edelstein

L.G.S.W., Staff Social Worker and Eating Disorder Specialist
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2013
  • M.S.W., University of Maryland School of Social Work, 2017
  • Internships: KIPP WILL DC Academy, 2015-2016; The Renfrew Center, 2016-2017

Professional interests: Eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, group and family therapies, and patient advocacy.

Mariana Figueira

Psy.D., Staff Psychologist at the School of Continuing Studies, Downtown Campus
  • B.A., Ohio State University, 2002
  • M.L.H.R., Ohio State University, 2005
  • Psy.D., George Washington University, 2011
  • Internship: Tuttleman Counseling Services, Temple University, Phila, PA, 2010-2011

Professional interests: Psychodynamic therapy, Attachment, depression, social anxiety, grief & loss, career-related concerns, relationship issues, multicultural and LGBTQ concerns.
Other Language(s): Portuguese

Susan Gordon

Ph.D., Associate Director
  • B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1973
  • M.A., University of Chicago, English Literature, 1976
  • Ph.D., DePaul University, 1986
  • Internship: Duke University, 1984

Professional interests: Clinical training (externs, pre and post docs), clinical generalist.

Justin Hopkins

Psy.D., Staff Psychologist at the Law Center
  • B.A., Hampton University, 2010
  • M.A., Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, 2013
  • Psy.D., Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 2015
  • Internship: The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2014-2015

Professional interests: Psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, multicultural concerns, race and gender intersectionality, gender diverse health concerns, personality development, trauma and PTSD.

Simoné Jalon

Psy.D., Staff Psychologist at School of Medicine
  • B.S., Drexel University, 2012
  • M.A., LaSalle University, 2014
  • Psy.D., LaSalle University, 2017
  • Internship: Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital; OCD/Anxiety and Healthy Sleep Track, 2016-2017

Professional interests: Anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, borderline personality disorder, emotion dysregulation, insomnia, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, multicultural issues, clinical training and supervision. 

Krystle Johnson

M.Ed., Psychology Extern
  • B.S., Howard University, 2011
  • M.Ed., Howard University, 2013

Professional interests: Acute/chronic stress, treatment of internalizing symptoms, culture-specific coping and cultural competence, and expressive therapy modalities.

Lauren Levine

Psy.D., Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2011
  • M.A., University of Denver, 2015
  • Psy.D., University of Denver, 2018
  • Internship: University of Denver Health and Counseling Center, 2017-2018

Professional interests: Anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, relationship concerns, university student mental health, psychological assessment, group therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Patrick Lillis

M.Ed., Intake Coordinator, Associate Director for Clinical Administration

Sonja Lillrank

M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director For Psychiatry
  • M.D., Univ. of Tampere, Finland, 1992
  • Ph.D., Univ. of Tampere, 1994
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • Psychiatry Residency: George Wash. University, 1998-02
  • Neurosci. Fellowship: NIMH/Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, ’93-’97

Professional interests: Psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, women’s mental health, cultural aspects of mental health
Other Language(s): Finnish, Swedish

Jennifer Lloyd

Psy.D., Staff Psychologist and Trauma Specialist
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
  • M.Psy., George Washington University, 2014
  • Psy.D., George Washington University, 2016
  • Internship: North Carolina State University Counseling Center, 2015-2016

Professional interests: Psychodynamic therapy, trauma, sexual assault, identity development, gender identity (support for trans and gender non-conforming folks), mood disorders, personality disorders, conflict management, student athlete issues.

Sadaf Lotfalian

M.A., Psychology Extern
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2012
  • M.A., American University, 2015
  • Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, expected 2020

Professional interests: Identity development, self-esteem and relationship concerns, borderline personality disorder, anxiety and related disorders, grief, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Laura Lokker

J.D., Psy.D., Associate Director at the Law Center
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1983
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1986
  • Psy.D., Rutgers University, 2010
  • Internship: Albert Einstein Medical College/Bronx Psych. Center, 2009-10
  • Fellowship: Princeton University, Counseling & Psychiatric Services, 2010-11

Professional interests: Identity development, personality issues, attachment, depression, anxiety, trauma & loss, concerns of law students and lawyers.

Ana María MuÑiz-Leen

M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
  • B.A., Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences, English Honors program; Biology minor/pre-med, cum laude, 1996
  • M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, 2000
  • Psychiatry Residency: University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2004-2006
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship: University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2006-2008
  • Board Certifications in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professional interests: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adjustment to College/Higher Education, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychiatry in relation to Cinema and Historical Figures.

Tina Nelson

Office Manager

Engin Ontiveros

Ph.D., Staff Psychologist and International Student Specialist
  • B.A., College of William and Mary, 2011
  • M.S., University of Florida, 2013
  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 2016
  • Internship: University of Maryland-College Park Counseling Center, 2015-2016

Professional interests: International student concerns, multicultural issues, social belonging, mindfulness-based treatment, and group therapy.

Lindsay Perrin

Ph.D., Director of Clinical Operations
  • B.A., Brown University, 2007
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
  • Internship: Duke University Counseling and Psychological Service, 2011-2012

Professional interests: Identity development, mood and anxiety disorders, group therapy, LGBTQ issues, relationship concerns, and adjustment to college.

Ana San Martin

M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
  • M.D., Instituto de Ciencias de las Salud CES – Medellin, Colombia, 2001
  • Psychiatry Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, 2015
  • Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2015

Professional interests: Trauma and PTSD, transitional youth mental health, community mental health, cultural psychiatry, CBT.

Elizabeth Steinmeyer

L.I.C.S.W., Case Manager
  • B.A., Fordham University, 2011
  • M.S.S.W., Columbia University, 2013
  • Internships: JASA New York, Penn South Program for Seniors, 2011-2012; The Center for Women’s Reproductive Care at Columbia University Medical Center, 2012-2013

Professional interests: Sexual health, body image, eating disorders, identity development, adjustment, family and caregiver support, and community outreach.

Carrie Tiller

L.I.C.S.W., Staff Clinical Social Worker at the Law Center
  • B.A., Boston University, 1996
  • M.S.W., University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2001
  • Internships: Suburban Hospital, Partial Hospitalization Program, 1999-2000; Woodbourne Day School, 2000-2001

Professional interests: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma, and vicarious trauma.

Jo Ellyn Walker

Ph.D., Staff Psychologist and Georgetown Scholarship Program Wellness Director
  • B.A. Northwestern University, 2009
  • M.Ed. Texas A&M University, 2012
  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2016
  • Internship: Michigan State University Counseling Center, 2015-2016

Professional interests: Marginalized groups (persons of color, LGBTQ+), holistic wellness/integration of mental & physical health, first-generation students, multicultural concerns/intersectionality/identity issues.

Vince Winklerprins

M.D., Assistant Director For Student Health
  • M.D., Univ. of Michigan, 1986
  • Residency: Univ. of Connecticut Health Center, 1989

Matthew Worhach

Ph.D., Staff Psychologist and LGBTQ Specialist
  • B.A., Ithaca College, 2010
  • Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York, 2016
  • Internship: Catholic University of America, 2015-2016

Professional interests: LGBTQIA+ concerns, trans and gender diverse health concerns including transition-related support, racial, ethnic, and gender identities, social justice, and grief.

John Wright

Ph.D., Associate Director For Diversity Initiatives
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1987
  • M.A, Bowie State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002
  • Internship: Univ. of Florida Counseling Center, 2001-02

Professional interests: Anxiety disorders, racial and cultural identity issues, community-based interventions, multicultural outreach services.