Our office employs one part-time and two full-time staff psychologists who provide a range of individual, group, educational, and consultative services to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, both the director and the sexual violence therapist/resource coordinator see students in both individual and group treatment. The office utilizes the services of a psychiatrist who is available to see students one afternoon per week. The counseling center staff members are highly trained professionals with a wealth of experience in college mental health and a passion for working with a college-aged population. The office is managed by a full-time administrative assistant, who facilitates schedules and keeps everything running smoothly.
Contact us at 860.685.2910
- Laurence Antosz, PhD
Full-time Staff Psychologist
Dr. Antosz, a native of Illinois, has degrees from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Michigan State University. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in child and family clinical psychology and over three hundred post-doctoral hours training in psychopharmacology. He worked in a residential treatment center with children and adolescents and their families for twelve years and has been at CAPS since the Fall of 1989. He has also taught a variety of psychology courses over twenty years in five colleges and has taught a course for the GLSP at Wesleyan. Dr. Antosz loves plants and gardening and has been a long distance runner for about thirty years.
- Jennifer D’Andrea, PhD
Dr. D'Andrea is a licensed clinical psychologist who has served as the director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since June 2011. She earned her Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2003 and completed her postdoctoral specialization at Yale University Medical School. She also has a Master of Education from Boston College and a BA from College of the Holy Cross. Dr. D'Andrea focused her clinical training in the treatment of serious mental illness, the early detection and prevention of psychotic spectrum disorders, and the cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. Following completion of her postdoctoral training, she served as the clinical director of a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls, and she spent several years working in a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital in both direct clinical and management capacities. In these arenas, her areas of clinical concentration have included psychotherapy with GLBTQ adolescents and survivors of chronic trauma. Dr. D'Andrea was a part-time therapist in the Counseling Center at Wesleyan for two years prior to becoming director.
- Chariklia Flanagan
Chariklia joined Wesleyan in 2005 in the admissions department, where she developed her admiration for the Wesleyan student body. A year later she moved to the Davison Health Center and was able to interact with students on a daily basis. She joined CAPS in 2010 and is very happy to be part of the team. Chariklia was born and raised in Athens, and later left Greece for a career as a flight attendant. After a short time in the Middle East, she lived in the Far East and then finally settled in the US. She has lived in Connecticut since 1992. When not at Wesleyan, Chariklia spends time with her husband John, their daughter Kelly, and their dog Sherlock. She invests most of her free time in her "almost mature" garden which she started 15 years ago. "A garden can constantly grow, but will never mature," she believes.
- Stephen Henry, PsyD
Part-time Staff Psychologist
Dr. Henry is a licensed psychologist in Connecticut working at Wesleyan University in the Office of Behavioral Health. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a graduate of Wheaton College. Dr. Henry is a member of the American Psychological Association and holds a Certificate of Proficiency in the treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. In his free time he enjoys the Freeman Athletic Center, cinema, fishing and traveling.
- Linda Russell, PhD
Full-time Staff Psychologist
Dr. Russell is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing clinical consultation and psychotherapy since 1984. After completing doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University and an internship at Yale School of Medicine, she worked at a community agency and inpatient setting before coming to Wesleyan. She has maintained a part-time private practice since 1985. Dr. Russell's work with clients is informed by a holistic approach and a broad range of experiences and perspectives, including Eastern and shamanic traditions. She has also done post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and body-centered psychotherapy, in addition to EMDR.
- Paul Torop, MD
Dr. Torop works with students when psychotropic medicine may be useful. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School. He completed a psychiatric residency at Harvard at McLean Hospital and he practices psychiatry in Middletown, CT. He has served on the clinical faculty of the Harvard and Yale Psychiatry Departments.
- Alysha Warren, LPC
Therapist/Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator
Alysha joined the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff in September 2011. She provides counseling and advocacy services to students who have been affected by sexual violence as well as conducts outreach related to education and prevention. Prior to joining the CAPS staff, she developed a grant-funded Campus Against Violence (CAV) program, which included prevention, education and counseling services for students related to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking at Salisbury University. She has also worked as a therapist at the DC Rape Crisis Center where she provided individual, group and couples counseling to survivors of sexual violence and managed the field placement program. In her work with clients, she is empowerment and client-focused and integrates a variety of approaches. She received a Master of Arts in Counseling with concentrations in Community Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology of Women, an interdisciplinary major she created, from Hollins University. When Alysha is not working to eradicate violence, she can be found perfecting her yoga postures, creating playlists and eating pizza.