Meet the Staff

Karly Daley, LCSW (she/her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hello, my name is Karly Daley (she/her). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon and California and a nationally-certified (CEIP) Equine-Facilitated Educator.  I completed my Master of Social Work at DePaul University in Chicago with a focus in community practice. My clinical experience has been working at nonprofits in community mental health ranging from young adults to seniors. 

My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where you can become your best, empowered self within school and community. I work from a client centered, strength and tools based, trauma informed lens focusing on how systems may affect ones ability to authentically connect to relationships and their own mind and body. 

I am passionate about human rights, social justice and fighting for equity in our community. 

You can usually find me scoping out new food trucks or coffee shops, trail riding/ hiking with my horse in North Plains or being with my partner and two dogs.  


Neda Etemadian, PsyD (she/her)
Psychologist Resident supervised by Dr. Cynthia Song, PsyD

Hi, my name is Neda Etemadian. I am a Psychologist Resident supervised by Cynthia Song, Psy.D. at the University of Portland, Health and Counseling Center. I earned my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I completed my clinical internship at Montana State University. Prior to internship, my clinical training included working at community mental health, group private practices, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, as well as high school and college mental health counseling. Prior to completing my doctorate, I obtained an MA in Clinical Psychology, and an MA in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

College can be a rigorous time in any student’s life as they face new transitions, learning to acclimate to new environments and routines, all while trying to recognize and gain an understanding of one’s true identity. Often times students struggle from incongruencies between their beliefs about their true self versus their idealized self.

I work from a person-centered therapeutic style and incorporate interpersonal psychodynamic interventions in order to understand the deeper impacts of early childhood attachment and unconscious experiences and how they have influenced one’s life. I make an effort to establish a safe and affirming space for students and aid them in finding their sense of self-worth, and identity. My goal is to support my clients in actualizing their full potential in a space that honors their story, validates their identity, challenges their self-doubt, and nurtures their strengths.

My clinical interests include family of origin concerns, interpersonal and attachment issues, multiculturalism or diversity concerns, international and underrepresented students. I also provide therapy in Farsi.

During my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with my dog, and experiencing all the great food the northwest has to offer.


Jesse Hamlin, MA (he/him)
Advanced Psychology Practicum Trainee supervised by Dr. Clay Hartmann

Hi, my name is Jesse and I am a doctoral student in the Psy.D program at Pacific University where I'm specializing in culturally adapted treatment of complex trauma in adults from diverse backgrounds. My clinical experience has been working in community mental health settings with clients from a wide range of identities and age groups, and working in transcranial magnetic stimulation for people suffering from mood disorders.

I operate from a psychodynamic lens and integrate gestalt techniques to help people more fully understand themselves and the context they live in. I try to help students use this insight to become their most creative, authentic, and healthy selves. I also incorporate feminist and social justice theories, as well as cultural adaptation techniques to help people from diverse or marginalized backgrounds have access to evidence-based and person-centered therapies.

As a practicum clinician at UP, I'm ready to help students creatively adjust to academic life, develop their identities, unpack past traumas, and work through interpersonal issues that come up along the way.

 Outside of mental health, I'm an active musician and avid rockhound that loves to roller skate.


Clay Hartmann, PhD (he/him)
Licensed Psychologist, Associate Director of Counseling and Training

Hi, my name is Dr. Clay Hartmann and I am a licensed psychologist in the State of Oregon. I completed my PhD at the New School in New York City, where my research focus was on substance use, mourning, and the gendered experience of health. My clinical training experiences included a wide range of hospital rotations and university clinical placements, though I feel most at home in a college counseling center.  

I tend to work from a psychodynamic framework, which attempts to help people unpack the patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that leave them feeling stuck and on repeat. I try to help students identify those patterns, understand how they were formed, and help them to create new ways of connecting to themselves and to others. I also utilize skills focused therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for students looking to make structured changes in their day to day behaviors. Lastly, I also tend to integrate in feminist and cultural theory into my work, in order to help students unpack how their struggles are socially and culturally located.  

I’m ready to help students with anything from relationship and family issues, to working through past traumas, and/or simply adjusting to the hectic life of being a Pilot. Outside of therapy I enjoy extended backpacking trips, local bands, and gardening. If you see me skating around campus feel free to say hi.  


Paris Schaefer, PsyD (she/her)
Licensed Psychologist

Greetings University of Portland community! My name is Paris Schaefer, Psy.D. and I'm one of the psychologists supporting UP students at the Health and Counseling Center. 

I’ve been working in college mental health for over 17 years at schools both big and small. Most recently I was the Associate Director for Counseling and Training here at the HCC and I'm excited to spend more of my time providing direct clinical services to students as a Staff Psychologist.  In the past, I've worked at Reed College as the Clinical and Training Director and at Stanford University as a Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of the Mental Health and Well-Being Task Force, and Assistant Dean in the Graduate Life Office. I have specialized training in short-term and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and my theoretical orientation incorporates tools from attachment theory, feminist and social justice perspectives, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. My clinical interests include college student adjustment and identity development, relationship issues, childhood stress, perfectionism, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma. 

In addition to direct clinical services, my areas of interest include: 

  • the role of creativity in identity development 

  • activism as intervention

  • psychotherapy and neuroplasticity 

  • mental health and campus climate 

  • psychotherapy training and supervision

College is such a critical time of exploration both intellectually, emotionally, as well as psychologically and spiritually. Ultimately, I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the primary vehicle for change and my style is warm, non-judgmental, and strengths based.


Cynthia Song, PsyD (she/her)
Licensed Psychologist

Hello, my name is Cynthia (she/her), and I am a licensed psychologist in Oregon and Massachusetts.  I earned my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from George Fox University, completed my clinical internship at Columbia University Medical Center in NYC, and my postdoctoral fellowship at Portland Mental Health & Wellness. Before joining UP,  I worked as a staff psychologist and multicultural specialist at Wellesley College's Stone Center Counseling Service. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I served as a public interest attorney in Michigan and Oregon. As a psychologist, I continue to work from an anti-oppressive/social justice framework, drawing from multicultural and relational psychoanalytic theories. I approach therapy as a collaboration, working towards understanding the meaning behind manifest symptoms by exploring one’s distinctive history, upbringing, social context, and life events as it relates to the present. I am especially interested in shifting patterns of psychological trauma to embolden one’s sense of agency and increase cognitive and emotional flexibility for a more connected, compassionate, and creative sense of being with self and others. To unwind, I enjoy rock climbing, cooking, and traveling.