CAPS Staff Bios (Macon)


Emily Piassick, Ph.D.

Director, Licensed Psychologist & SHAPE Advisor

Dr. Piassick received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology and her master's degree in higher education counseling from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Piassick completed her internship at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center. Prior to coming to Mercer, she was employed as a counselor at the YWCA of Greater Austin: Women's Counseling and Referral Center.


Brent Meyer, Ph.D., LCSW

Asst. Director, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & AWARE Advisor

Dr. Meyer received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University, his master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago, and his bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Meyer completed internships in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings.  Prior to coming to Mercer, he began his career as an inpatient psychiatric social worker at St. Catherine Hospital's in the Chicago area.  Following that he served as the head of social work for the Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center and was involved in an outpatient private practice.


Whitney Wyatt, M.Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms.Wyatt completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ms. Wyatt completed her internships at Chattanooga State Community College and CADAS, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation hospital. Prior to coming to Mercer, Ms. Wyatt worked as a child and adolescent counselor for Georgia Hope in rural North Georgia and later at Health Connect America serving at-risk youth and families in Nashville, TN.


Becca Bright

Administrative Secretary

Mrs. Bright currently serves as the administrative secretary for the CAPS department. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in Communication Studies and Justice Studies from Georgia Southern University. Prior to coming to Mercer, she began her work in administration by serving as the Ministry Assistant at Compassion Christian Church in Statesboro, GA.


Michael Williamson, BS

Marriage & Family Intern

Mr. Williamson is a Macon resident and graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Middle Georgia State University. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercer. His previous clinical experience has included working with individuals, couples and families in Mercer's Family Therapy Center. 


Christina Mayfield, MS

Clinical Medical Psy.D. Intern

Ms. Mayfield received a B.A. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Wesleyan College, an M.S. in Clinical Health Psychology from Mercer University, and is currently in her third year of Mercer University's Clincial Medical Psychology Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program based on the Atlanta campus. She recently finished a practicum rotation at a private practice where she honed her skills completing assessments. Additionally, she is a Student Ambassador for the College of Health Professions and is a Teaching Assistant.


Christina Honey, BS

SHAPE Graduate Assistant

Ms. Honey received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mercer University in 2017. She is currently enrolled in Mercer’s Master’s in Higher Education Leadership program and is the graduate assistant to the SHAPE student program.


John Franco & Amy Varghese

AWARE Co-Lead Peer Educators

Mr.Franco and Ms. Varghese lead our AWARE Peer Educators.  They are both juniors at Mercer and have been affiliated with AWARE since the 2015-16 school year.  Mr. Franco is a Chemistry major and Ms. Varghese is a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Pre-Med) major, with a Business Administration minor.  They both expect to graduate in spring of 2019.