Training Team

Administratively, the internship program is positioned under the direction of the Assistant Director of Training Services (i.e., Training Director) and the Training Team, which is comprised of the Training Director, the Coordinator of Social Work Training, the Coordinator of Counselor Training, and all licensed staff psychologists who serve as internship supervisors. For more information about staff, see


Sterling Watson, Psy.D.

Theoretical Orientations: Integrated behavioral therapies with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the base, Schema Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT) and Interpersonal Process Therapy

Khris Coolidge, LISW-CP,  LISW-CP

Theoretical Orientations:
Ecosystems Perspective; Family Systems Theory; Narrative Theory

Treatment/Research Interests:
Couples counseling; the therapeutic use of expressive arts; subjective well-being; phase-of-life challenges; personal growth opportunities; substance use issues; anxiety concerns.


Barbara Sheridan, EdS, NCC, LPC

Theoretical Orientations: 
Family systems theory provides the foundation for my work.  I also incorporate from other theoretical orientations when needed for the client’s growth.



Angela Harrington, Psy. D.

Theoretical Orientations:
Feminist, Psychodynamic, Relational Cultural

Treatment/Research Interests:
Crisis Intervention, Group Therapy, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Training and Supervision

As a former Post-Doctoral Resident at the Counseling Center, I am honored to currently serve in the role of Crisis After-Hours Coordinator. And as a first-generation college student and mid-life career changer, I am thrilled to be a part of the ongoing development of future mental health professionals! I am deeply committed to the optimal growth and development of trainees, which I believe is best facilitated by a warm, open environment that emphasizes collaboration and creates a sense of physical, emotional, and psychological safety. My supervisory style tends to be developmental embedded in a feminist and relational framework. Angela is the co-supervisor for the Post-Doctoral resident at the counseling center.


Tobin Lovell, Psy.D.

Theoretical Orientations:
Existential-Humanistic, Person Centered

Treatment/Research Interests:
Group Therapy, Training and Supervision, Community-Based Services and Interventions

In addition to his work with our Mental Health Initiatives, Toby serves as one of our primary supervisors.  “I enjoy the many facets of my work here at USC.  I take a person-centered approach to all of my CHDC tasks.  I especially enjoy working with therapists-in-training.  I attempt to integrate my sense of humor, fun, and love for life in all that I do!”


Brienne Allen Schaeffer, Ph.D.

Theoretical Orientations: Emotion-focused therapy, ACT, interpersonal therapy, utilization of a multicultural lens with a systems perspective.

Treatment/Research Interests: Eating disorders and body image, Relationships and sexuality, Diversity and cultural influences, Mindfulness-based interventions, Mood disorders, Group therapy, Supervision of trainees
In both therapy and supervision, I utilize a humanistic-constructivist approach as a way to understand how my clients and supervisees make sense of their experiences within the systems they exist and from their own diverse perspectives. A balance of support and challenge are applied to assist in the meaning-making process and to take a holistic view of oneself and one’s growth edges. I provide empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard while clients and supervisees explore and reflect on their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns and learn to take actions that are in alignment with their values to improve their quality of life, feel empowered, and achieve their personal and professional goals.


Susan Collins, Psy.D.

Theoretical Orientations:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy

Treatment/Research Interests:
Supervision, Group Therapy (DBT Group and Interpersonal Process Group), Trauma, Mood Difficulties, Life Transitions, Relationship Concerns, Identity Concerns

My goal as both a psychologist and as a supervisor is to foster a collaborative relationship built on trust and understanding of each other. As a supervisor, I promote self-reflection, authenticity, and a willingness to grow and be challenged. My hope as a supervisor is to provide a space that helps create a professional identify and humbled confidence as one transitions from intern to psychologist.


Sarah E. Wright, Psy.D., C.S.T.

Theoretical Orientations:
Cyclical Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Feminist, Integrated

Treatment/Research Interests:
Group Therapy, Sexuality and Sexual Health, Trauma, Couples, Humor and Metaphor in Therapy, Diversity and Assessment.

Sarah serves as our resident expert on issues related to sexuality and sexual health.  She co-leads our diversity seminar and assessment seminar.

“I describe myself as a curious and transparent provider. I see my role as one of journeyman, and am appreciative of each voyage I have been privileged to take with both clients and supervisees. I am working towards certification as a sex therapist, and am excited to share this knowledge with the wider campus community. Within the training program, I co-facilitate the diversity seminars, as well as serving as an individual supervisor.”


Anna E. Feliciano, Psy.D.

Theoretical Orientations:
Feminist, Interpersonal Process, Integrated

Treatment/Research Interests:
Group therapy, Process groups, Social anxiety, Self-esteem, Shame, Diversity and multicultural awareness and integration

I am an active provider who challenges my clients to be empowered agents of change in their own lives.  I believe long-term, effective change comes from confidently identifying contextual factors impacting one’s functioning and making intentional, powerful choices about how one would like to interact with those factors.  To that end, I push my clients to be radically honest and to address their truths, even when they are uncomfortable.  I facilitate group supervision of groups and, periodically, serve as an individual supervisor.


Nicole Matros, PsyD

Theoretical Orientations: Integrative approach that incorporates interpersonal elements, CBT, and DBT within a sociocultural and feminist framework.

Treatment/Research Interests: Eating disorders, body image, size diversity, and identifying ways to improve outcomes for students with eating disorders in conjunction with our Eating Disorder Consultation Team. Other professional interests include concerns that disproportionately impact women, grief/loss concerns, concerns related to identity development, anxiety, and disability related issues. 
Similar to my therapy style, my approach to supervision is both collaborative and strength based. I strive to create an environment that offers support, challenges people to grow, and allows one to learn new skills, all at a pace that is developmentally appropriate.  My hope is that supervisees will feel empowered and recognize how their unique personality/identity informs them as a clinician.  Also, I serve as the Coordinator of the Eating Disorder Consultation Team and actively collaborate with other campus partners to offer the best possible support to students. I have worked in college counseling for the past several years and enjoy the unique needs of this population, as well as the resources that a university environment can offer.   


Jennifer Cross, Ed.S, NCC, LPC

Theoretical Orientations: 
Interpersonal process, Person-centered, Family systems, Narrative

Treatment/Research Interests:
The process of self-discovery and self-actualization; relational dynamics (including family of origin); loneliness; persistent depression.

Since beginning at the Counseling Center as a counselor trainee in 2011, I have enjoyed my work with both individuals and couples. A very large component of my practice with both clients and in my role as a supervisor is the use of laughter. I think utilizing humor helps to build a strong connection and is a useful tool towards finding meaning. “