About Us


Tony's photoTony Petruzzella, Ph.D. UM-PSC Director

Dr. Petruzzella is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and completed an APA-accredited doctoral clinical internship at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center and an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in the OCD & Anxiety Disorders Program at Butler Hospital through the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research, clinical, and teaching interests focus on (1) risk, protective, and promotive factors related to the mental health and well-being of sexual-and gender-diverse individuals and couples, (2) delivery of evidence-based psychological interventions, and (3) culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy.

Dr. Petruzzella is a Licensed Psychologist and a National Register Health Service Psychologist.


Support Staff

Carmen Ortega imageCarmen X. Ortega, B.A. 

Ms. Carmen Ortega is the clinic secretary at the Psychological Services Center (PSC). Carmen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and has been with the PSC for over 15 years. She manages the operation of the front office and is very knowledge about our services. Carmen is available during PSC hours of operation to answer any questions you may have.


Clinic Faculty Supervisors

Jill May imageJill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

Dr. Ehrenreich-May is an Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami. She supervises CAMAT groups and child therapy cases at UM-PSC. Dr. Ehrenreich May is a researcher and clinician with expertise in treating child and adolescent anxiety disorders and depression.

Photo of Dr. Evans Spencer Evans, Ph.D.

Dr. Evans is an Assistant Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology. At the PSC, he supervises assessments with children, adolescents, and adults referred for a variety of concerns. His research focuses on irritability and aggressive behavior in youth, including interests in developmental processes, assessment, and intervention.

Aaron Heller imageAaron S. Heller, Ph.D.

Dr. Heller is an Associate Professor in the Adult Division of the Department of Psychology who supervises adult therapy cases at UM-PSC. His research utilizes brain imaging and Mobile Health measures to examine the emotional, biological and behavioral factors that promote resilience and recovery from mood disorders.

Gail Ironson imageGail H. Ironson, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Ironson is a Professor in the Health Division of the Department of Psychology who supervises adult therapy cases and runs the Trauma Treatment Program at UM-PSC.

Amanda Jansen-Doss imageAmanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D.

Dr. Jensen-Doss is a Professor and Director of Clinical Training for the Department of Psychology who supervises child therapy cases at UM-PSC. Her research focuses on improving child mental health services through use of evidence-based assessments and treatments.

Kristen Lindahl imageKristin M. Lindahl, Ph.D.

Dr. Lindahl is an Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology. She supervises students conducting psychoeducational testing at UM-PSC and is interested in developmental psychopathology.

photo of DR. ParladeMeaghan Parladé, Ph.D.

Dr. Meaghan Parladé is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics and licensed psychologist who supervises students conducting psychoeducational testing at UM-PSC. She is also Co-Director of the UM Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC) and Division Director of Assessment and Intervention Services at the UM Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). Her clinical and research interests include the early screening, assessment, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as the development and evaluation of interventions to improve behavior, parent-child interactions, and social skills in preschool- and school-aged children with ASD.

Dr. Frank PenedoFrank J Penedo, Ph.D.

Dr. Penedo’s work evaluates the role of sociocultural, biobehavioral, and psychosocial mechanisms underlying disease activity and health outcomes, and the efficacy of evidence-based psychosocial interventions in promoting optimal chronic disease management and health outcomes in cancer. His work also involves translational research evaluating the impact of symptom and toxicities monitoring and management in ambulatory oncology, patient reported outcomes (PROs) in survivorship care, precision oncology and phase-1 trials, as well as the implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions delivered within health systems and the community to improve patient and system level outcomes.

Kiara Timpano imageKiara Timpano, Ph.D.

Dr. Timpano is an Professor in the Adult Division of the Department of Psychology  who supervises adult cases at UM-PSC. She also is the Director of the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD (PASO), a specialty research clinic in Miami that conducts evidence-based treatments for the Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and related conditions, such as Hoarding Disorder.

Amy Weisman imageAmy Weisman De Mamni, Ph.D.

Dr. Weisman de Mamani is an Professor in the Adult Division of the Psychology Department who supervises individual and couples therapy cases at UM-PSC. She is interested in cross-cultural psychology and family factors related to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and medical illness. 


Contact UM-PSC at 305-284-4265.

PLEASE NOTE   UM-PSC is not designed to provide ongoing crisis management
for issues such as substance abuse, active suicidality, violence, or psychoses.

If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.