About Us

The COE-CARES Psychological Center is a psychology training center run through the University of Maryland’s College of Education, in the department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE). The Center is under the direction of Center Director Dr. Kelly Lee, and is supported by other CHSE department faculty, supervisors, graduate students, and staff. Our graduate-clinicians are part of the School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Counseling programs and are all supervised by licensed psychologists.

Please note that that COE-CARES Psychological Center is not taking new clients at this time. 

Kelly Lee

Kelly Lee, Ph.D.
Center Director and Licensed Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Lee obtained her doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Houston in 2016 and is currently a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. She is originally from Texas, although has lived in several other states across the United States. Her clinical interests include psychoeducational assessment and supervision, and her research interests include peer victimization, giftedness, and twice-exceptionality.

Jill (Berger) Jacobson, Ph.D.
Associate Center Director, Licensed Clinical Supervisor, and Child Assessment Class Instructor

Dr. Jacobson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the school psychology doctoral program, where she previously earned her doctoral degree. Throughout her career and training, she has worked in a number of school districts in Maryland and Virginia, including Prince George's County, Howard County, and Fairfax County. Dr. Jacobson is licensed as a psychologist in Maryland and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and Maryland Psychological Association. Her professional interests include the clinical supervision process, assessment for intervention, school consultation, teaching practices and teacher wellbeing, and technology in psychology.

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Alyssa Daye
Center Graduate Assistant and and Child Assessment Class Student

Alyssa Daye is a third year student in the school psychology program. Her research interests include ethnic and racial identity, stereotype threat, student engagement, and test anxiety. She is advised by Dr. Colleen O'Neal within the Emotions, Equity, and Education Lab. She works as a graduate assistant and student clinician with the COE-CARES Psychological Center. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Arizona State University. When she's not studying ethnic and racial identity, Alyssa enjoys traveling to her home state of California.

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Stephanie Wolf, J.D., Ph.D.
Adjunct Licensed Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Wolf is a licensed psychologist who is the mental health director of a local Child Advocacy Center and also is in private practice in Bethesda. She has been working with children and families for over 15 years. She specializes in trauma, child abuse, and problematic sexual behaviors. Dr. Wolf earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her JD from the University of Maryland School of Law. She is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and the Circle of Security Parenting Program. She testifies as an expert witness in a variety of criminal and family court cases. Further she routinely presents on children’s safety, signs of trauma, and abuse prevention at national conferences, schools, and community organizations.

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Molly Kim
Advanced Extern and Student Supervisor

Molly Kim is a sixth-year student in the School Psychology program. Her research interests are focused on the experience and development of student teachers and the ways they cope with stress. Molly volunteers as a student supervisor at the COE-CARES clinic. Molly completed her doctoral internship through Loudoun County Public Schools during the 2017-2018 school year. Outside of graduate school she likes to run, grow vegetables, cook, and spend time outside with her husband and dog.

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Maryke Caputo
Extern, Student Supervisor, and Teaching Assistant for Child Assessment Class

Maryke is originally from Cape Town, South Africa, where she obtained her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English literature at the universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. She is currently a 4th year doctoral student in the University of Maryland College Park’s school psychology program. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent therapy using cognitive behavioral and interpersonal approaches, psychoeducational assessment, and school-based consultation. Her research interests include social competence, theory of mind, and measurement issues.  

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Nicole Gosnell
Extern and Teaching Assistant for Child Assessment Class

Nicole Gosnell is a fourth year doctoral student in the School Psychology PhD program at University of Maryland, College Park. At the COE-CARES clinic, Nicole is a part-time extern and a TA for EDCP 738: Practicum in Child Assessment (PEER). In addition, Nicole is an extern at the UMD School of Medicine Center for School Mental Health (CSMH), the School Psychology Program graduate assistant, and a TA for EDCP 614: Counseling Skills Introduction Practicum. She is advised by Dr. Colleen O'Neal and is the student coordinator for Dr. O'Neal's Emotions, Equity, and Education Lab. Nicole's research focuses on mental health and emotion regulation among refugee and immigrant children.

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Taylor Morris

Taylor is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland in the Counseling Psychology program. His specialty is career development in special populations. His research has focused on the academic well-being of LGBTQ individuals, while his graduate assistantship work relates to the career development of individuals with disabilities. He is serving as an extern with the COE-CARES psychological clinic to practice psychological assessment.

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Jill Briody
Child Assessment Class Student

Jill is a third year doctoral student in the School Psychology program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Notre Dame. She worked as a third grade school teacher in Pascagoula, Mississippi before coming to graduate school. Her research interests include examining new teachers’ responses to stress in a classroom, exploring interventions to support new teachers, and understanding teacher concern development models. 

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Sabrina Callan
Child Assessment Class Student

Sabrina is a third year student in the School Psychology program. Her research interests include temperament, school readiness, and the development of coping skills in school-age children. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University. When she's not studying temperament and emotional development, Sabrina enjoys traveling the world and exploring the many restaurants and attractions in DC.

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Gabriella Estevez
Child Assessment Class Student

Gabriella Estevez is a third year doctoral student in the school psychology program. Her research interests include the effects of racial discrimination and depression on academic achievement for minority students. Gabriella received a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

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Kristen Frese
Child Assessment Class Student

Kristen Frese is a third year student in the School Psychology doctoral program. She received her B.S. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and is interested in the utilization of school-based mental health services by culturally and linguistically diverse students. 

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Ana Ross
Child Assessment Class Student

Ana Ross is a third-year doctoral student in the School Psychology Program at UMD. She earned her bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Penn State. Ana's research interests include enhancing school-based mental health services, especially for racially and ethnically diverse youth.

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Helena Shoplik
Child Assessment Class Student

Helena Shoplik is a third year student in the school psychology program. Her research interests include learning about how young children regulate their emotions flexibly in stressful situations. She is especially excited for an upcoming project in which she will be working with temperamentally anxious kindergarteners and their parents.

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Julia Barlis
Teaching Assistant for Child Assessment Class

Julia Barlis is a fourth year doctoral student in the University of Maryland School Psychology program. Her research focuses on mental health literacy and help-seeking among culturally and linguistically diverse youth. Her clinical interests include child therapy, positive behavioral supports, and student advocacy. She currently serves as a Teaching Assistant for the COE-CARES clinic.