Assistant Director for Outreach
UVA Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Nicole L. Fischer, PhD is the Assistant Director for Outreach and a licensed clinical psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in the Department of Student Health and Wellness at the University of Virginia. She oversees CAPS community engagement, mental wellness outreach, and prevention for the UVA community. Additionally, she provides individual and group psychotherapy to students and utilizes a social justice framework in her clinical practice. She has published more than one dozen articles and book chapters in peer- reviewed journals and texts on topics such as cross-cultural psychology, resilience, and intimate partner violence. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Service Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she treated traditionally underserved and low-income individuals at Grady Health System. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, Association of Black Psychologists, and a fellow of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC.