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Student Medical & Counseling Clinic

The Training Team

How to Contact Us

We are aware that you likely have questions that have not yet been answered regarding our internship program. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the Training Team members for clarification. We can be reached at the phone number or email addresses below

You can reach us by calling The Counseling Clinic at (509) 963-1391 or by emailing Cindy Bruns, Ph.D. Training Director at

Cindy Bruns, Ph.D. – Psychologist/Training Director

I was born in Eugene, Oregon and have always considered myself a West Coast person. I completed my undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Oregon and my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda Campus. My pre-doctoral internship led to an almost 10 year sojourn in Texas. And while I loved my time there, I am delighted to return to the Pacific Northwest. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault services, and a college counseling center. My areas of professional interest include trauma, feminist and multicultural psychologies/therapies, spirituality and psychotherapy, and, of course, supervision and training of interns. My therapeutic and supervision approaches are heavily influenced by feminist, multicultural, developmental, and relational philosophies combined with a background in psychodynamic theory. I work collaboratively and seek to empower all those with whom I work to reach their fullest potential. When not being a psychologist, I run around after our young daughter, enjoy family time, and like to cook and garden.

Laura H. Dixon, Ph.D. – Psychologist

I received my Master’s degree in community counseling from The College of William and Mary and my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Brigham Young University. Before coming to CWU, I spent five years working at a university counseling center in Georgia and was licensed as a Psychologist there. I enjoy the interaction with students and the variety of clinical, outreach and consultation work that occurs in counseling centers. I love living in Ellensburg! Having grown up in the mountains, I have missed them and am glad to be back in a place that is so beautiful and has so many outdoor activities.

Carolyn Cleveland, Ph.D. - Psychologist

I received my B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University, my M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University, and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Wyoming. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at University of Miami’s Counseling Center. I am  licensed as a psychologist in Washington State. I have worked in a variety of settings and with different populations, but am particularly drawn to working with the college population. I love collaborating with college students and helping them to interact with the college environment in a manner consistent with their personal goals, values, and beliefs. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family (including my two amazing dogs); practicing yoga; listening to live music; cooking; learning about consciousness, philosophy, health, and parenting; and exploring the awesome outdoor activities available in Washington State.


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