Counseling & Psychological Services Staff
|Aileen H. Park, Ph.D. – Director of CAPS
Aileen earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Before joining Bates as Director of CAPS in 2017, Aileen worked in the field of college mental health for over 20 years, first at several schools in the Boston area where she specialized in multicultural counseling, clinical training and supervision, and feminist/ psychodynamic therapy. More recently, Aileen served as the Associate Director/ Director of Training at Bowdoin College Counseling Service in Maine for 10 years, then as a licensed psychologist at University of Washington Counseling Center in Seattle.
As a clinical generalist, Aileen is able to treat a wide variety of student concerns, including anxiety and depression, perfectionism and stress management, identity exploration, and relationship issues. One of Aileen’s central areas of interest is the intersection of race, gender, class and other identities in human development.
|John Rumney, M.S. – Associate Director of CAPS
John received his M.S. in Applied Psychology: Mental Health Counseling Emphasis from Eastern Washington University in 2009, and received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine in 1997. He has held professional positions in higher education for over eighteen years and is happy to work alongside the students and community at Bates.
His areas of interest include social justice, fostering resiliency in college students, better understanding the effects of differing attachment styles, working with LGBTQ-identified individuals, men’s issues, identity development, anxiety concerns, relationships, group counseling, and human development.
|Patty Dubois- Administrative Coordinator for CAPS (Front Desk)
Patty joined the Bates community as the Administrative Coordinator for Counseling Services in December 2018.
She is responsible for the scheduling of appointments, collection and processing of intake data, and overseeing daily administrative operations of the Counseling Center.
Patty comes to Bates from CMMC, Family Medicine Residency where for 12 1/2 years she was the lead office coordinator. She is very excited to be part of the Bates Community.
|Erin Haynes, CNP – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Erin provides psychiatric medication management services and individual therapy to students in Health Services. Erin treats depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by combining psychopharmacology and cognitive behavioral therapy when clinically indicated for symptom reduction. Erin uses an interdisciplinary approach for overall improvement of mental health in the college setting, and when necessary, has continuity of care with the medical team, psychiatrist and therapists in Health Services, and individual home providers to be sure that each student’s needs are being met while at Bates.
Erin has a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Michael’s College in psychology and pre-medicine, and a Master’s degree in Nursing from The University of Southern Maine, with a specialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She also has completed trainings from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Psychopharmacology, Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Erin enjoys working with the student population and being a part of the supportive Bates Community. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, swimming, and playing and learning with her children.
|Jessica Mayo, Psy.D. – Psychologist
Jessica received a Psy.D. and M.S. in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of New England. Her previous training involved experience in inpatient psychiatric, community mental health, forensic, and academic settings. Jessica has been doing counseling and assessment at Bates since 2011. Her areas of particular interest include mood and anxiety disorders, personality concerns, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences, and attention problems.
|Susanna Preziosi, Psy.D. – Psychologist
Susanna received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University – Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Middlebury College and earned her M.S. in Teaching from Pace University while part of Teach for America. Prior to her move to Maine, Susanna trained and worked in a number of community clinics, programs, and hospitals in New York City, along with a private practice in psychotherapy and assessment. She was an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching courses on trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Susanna considers herself a clinical generalist, working with students on issues such as depression and anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, self-esteem and identity, trauma histories, substance use, and life transitions.
|Tonya Bailey-Curry, LMSW-cc-Licensed Social Worker
Tonya received her Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science and her Master’s degree in Social work, both from the University of Southern Maine. Her approach to working with clients is through client-centered modalities, grounded in trust and relationship building.
Her areas of interest include trauma, grief and loss, diversity and inclusion, and human growth and development across the lifespan.
|Wendy Kjeldgaard, Psy.D – Psychologist
Wendy received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington and Lee University, and her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Kjeldgaard is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in the State of Maine and offers therapy at Bates for students with a wide range of issues and mental illnesses. Dr. Kjeldgaard utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and various behaviorally-based approaches.
She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, and currently serves on the board of the Eating Disorders Association of Maine.
|Jen Mogul, M.D. – Psychiatrist