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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 DirectorCindy Bruns, Ph.D.'s Picture

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 love being the parent of a middle-schooler, teaching ballet, and cooking.

Nathaniel O'Connor, PsyD - PsychologistNathaniel O'Conner, PsyD's Picture


Hello all! My academic path began with a BA in History, but after some thought I decided that working with people resonated more with me. Pursuing my doctorate in psychology at Widener University provided a variety of clinical experiences, ranging from substance abuse treatment and community mental health to working in college counseling centers. After completing my Psy.D. in 2015, I worked for two years at the University of Rhode Island Counseling Center and then came to CWU for a new adventure.

University mental health has been an exciting, challenging and rewarding privilege. Providing a collaborative, safe and accepting environment for addressing challenges is a foundation for how I approach therapy. I draw from different therapeutic approaches to connect with students where they are at and to facilitate healthy change.

Being a transplant to Washington has been exciting, since it puts me closer to family and lets me explore the Northwest, and allows me to work in a dynamic college counseling setting.

Marcia Rorty Ph.D. - Psychologist

I'm delighted to begin Part II of my professional life at CWU. I love serving students as they develop their unique identities, personal, political, spiritual, sexual, gender, and more. As an undergraduate at Harvard I majored in Social Studies which, despite summoning up images of 5th grade, involved the study of classical social theory in the works of Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, and others. After completing my PhD in 1993 at the University of California at Los Angeles, I pursued an academic career before yielding to my true calling as a clinician.

With initial specializations in treating eating, weight and body image concerns as well as complex post-traumatic stress, at this point I'm a contented generalist. I'm especially interested in the utilization of meditative and mindfulness practices as a deeply meaningful route to psychological growth and healing.

My husband Stephen and I called Southern California our home for 25 years before happily trading greater Los Angeles for the small town charm of Ellensburg, with its negligible commute times and easy access to the outdoor activities that nourish our souls. We are the proud parents of two kids, a soon-to-be college graduate and a high school student.

Jeanette Rendina Ramey, PsyD - Postdoctoral Resident (Staff Psychologist upon licensure)Jeanette Rendina Ramey, PsyD's Picture

I completed my Bachelors of Arts and at California State University Channel Islands and my Psy.D. degree in Clinical Psychology at California Lutheran University. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, behavioral health, and Drug and Alcohol recovery environments. I strive to create a supportive and safe environment and value vulnerability, kindness, and authenticity in my work with clients. My clinical and research interests include living with chronic illness, life transitions, stress, addiction, trauma recovery, culture and social justice. In my free time, I enjoy wood working, refurbishing and up-cycling furniture, watching superhero movies, hiking, crafts and spending time with my family.  

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