Meet the Staff


Dr. Sara Byczek

Dr. Sara Byczek

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Education: Indiana State University PhD in Counseling Psychology

                   Illinois State University MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology 

                   University of Michigan-Dearborn BA in Psychology

Clinical Interests: Trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, Gender related concerns, Anti-racism work and advocacy 

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal Process Theory/Feminist Theory  

 Pronouns: she/her/hers

Assistant Director

Dr. Charles Starkman

Dr. Charles Starkman

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

Education: Adler University, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology 

University of Michigan BA in Psychology and Art History

Clinical Interests:  Eating disorders and body image concerns, PTSD/Trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, Relational concerns, Anxiety disorders, Self-injury, Clinical supervision and training

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Third-Wave Behavioral, Interpersonal Process

Pronouns: he/his/him

Clinical Staff

Lusine Hambardzumyan, LLP

Lusine Hambardzumyan

Limited Licensed Psychologist 

Education: University of Detroit Mercy, MA in Clinical Psychology  

Yerevan State University, MS in Psychology with Specialization in Medical Psychology              

Clinical Interests:  Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Developmental Issues, Adjustment/Life transitions, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, Mind/Body Connection, Mindfulness  

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative/Holistic, Culturally Sensitive, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jimmy Vuong, LMSW

Jimmy Vuong

Licensed Social Worker

Education: Michigan State University MSW in Social Work 

Clinical Interests: Career Development, Outreach Support, Multicultural/Identity Issues,  Adjustment Issues, and Anxiety.

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal and Cognitive behavioral

Pronouns: he/his/him

Joanna Ransdell, LMSW

Joanna Ransdell

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Education: Eastern Michigan University- MSW in Social Work

Lawrence University, BA in Psychology 

Clinical Interests: Trauma, Grief and loss, Mood disorders, Personality disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, Codependency, Relationship concerns

Theoretical Orientation: DBT, CBT, Humanistic, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Carmen Bell

Dr. Carmen Bell

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Education: Michigan School of Psychology PsyD in Clinical Psychology 

Spring Arbor University MA in Counseling

University of Michigan - Flint BA in Psychology

Clinical Interests: Multicultural & Diversity Issues, Social Justice, Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Health & Trauma

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral, 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Graduate Level Trainees

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Sydney Rumley

Sydney Rumley

Master's Clinical Psychology Trainee

Name and degree/license: Sydney Rumley, Master’s in Clinical Psychology
Education: Currently enrolled in Eastern Michigan University Master’s in Psychology (Clinical
Behavioral) Program
University of Michigan-Dearborn – BA in Psychology       
Clinical Interests: Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating, Weight Loss/Weight Maintenance,
Body Image Concerns, Physical Activity, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Interpersonal
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral, DBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Rachael Les

Rachael Les

Master's Clinical Psychology Trainee

Name and degree/license: Rachael Les; Masters-Level Clinician in Training
Education:           Eastern Michigan University MS in Clinical Psychology
Grand Valley State University BS in Psychology and Spanish
Clinical Interests:  Trauma, Multicultural & Diversity Issues, Mood Disorders, Relationship

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative/Holistic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Culturally
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Rachael is Fluent in Spanish and can conduct therapy in Spanish if requested

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Becca Jarvis

Becca Jarvis

Doctoral Clinical Psychology Trainee

Name and degree/license: Becca Jarvis Doctoral Trainee / TLLP
Education:  Currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Program at the Michigan
School of Psychology
Michigan School of Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology
Eastern Michigan University, a BA in Psychology
Clinical Interests:  Trauma/Complex Trauma, Grief and Loss, Relationship Concerns,
Adjustment/Life transitions, Anxiety Disorders, LGBTQ+ issues
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Humanistic, Relational, Emotionally Focused
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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David Hay

David Hay

Master's of Social Work Trainee

Education: University of Michigan School of Social Work, MSW (2023)
University of San Francisco – MBA in Strategic Planning
Hunter College – BA in Economics and Music
Clinical Interests: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Multicultural & Diversity Issues, Mind-Body Connections,
LGBTQ+ Issues, Women’s Issues
Theoretical Foundation: Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral Activation, Transactional Analysis, EMDR
Pronouns: (he, his, him)

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Caroline Callaway

Caroline Callaway

Doctoral Clinical Psychology Trainee

Name and degree/license: Caroline R Callaway, TLLP, MT-BC
Education: Berklee College of Music BA in Music Therapy and Music Performance
Michigan School of Psychology MA in Clinical Psychology
Candidate for PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Michigan School of Psychology
Clinical Interests: LGBTQ+ issues with special interest in Gender Identity, Social Justice,
Multicultural & Diversity Issues, Racial Trauma, Racial Battle Fatigue, Anxiety & Depression
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Humanistic, Queer, Feminist, Multicultural, Creative Arts
Pronouns: they/them

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Jasmyn Irvin

Jasmyn Irvin

Doctoral Clinical Psychology Trainee

Name and degree/license: Jasmyn Irvin, MA TLLP
Education:    Master’s of Arts Degree, Clinical Psychology
Clinical Interests:  Adolescent mental health, parenting, Racial Identity
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal/Humanistic
Pronouns: She/her

Office Staff

Janet Vasquez

Janet Vasquez

Administrative Assistant

Education:  BA in Psychology from University of Michigan Dearborn

Pronouns: she/her/hers




CAPS Therapy Dog

Moses is a a Miniature Golden Doodle who will be assisting CAPS clinicians in therapy sessions with students. As a freshly graduated therapy puppy, he will be working on getting familiar with all the sights and sounds of the Renick University Center so if you see him out and about feel free to say hello! If you are interested in having him at any University event, please email us so we can discuss options. Moses is currently at CAPS Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, unless him and his mom Dr. Carmen Bell are enjoying vacationing together. 

Counseling and Psychological Services

2157 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5430
Fax: 313-593-3263