Andi Irish: Studied at Ohio State University, Administrative Assistant.
Ann Eubank: Office Assistant
Frankie Kelley. Diploma in Secretarial Science, Shelton State Institute, Office Assistant
Kriste Meyer, BS: Eastern Oregon State College; Administrative Manager
Brad Williams, MD: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Residency in psychiatry Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Staff Psychiatrist. Interests general adult psychiatry in college population.
Catherine Fuchs, MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Center Director, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Child/ Adolescent Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chair Undergraduate Medical Education Committee Vanderbilt University Medical School. Clinical interests include the impact of chronic illness on mental health, adolescent mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders.
Edwin D. Williamson, MD: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Staff Psychiatrist. Clinical interests include consult/liaison psychiatry/psychotherapy for disruptive behavior disorders.
Nicole Gibler, MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Resident Physician in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. Fellowship-trained at Vanderbilt in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Clinical interests include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry in the College-Age Population.
Paula Nunn, MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Psychological and Counseling Center Director of Medical Staff. Interests include psychiatric evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults, with a particular focus on the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders.
Sandra Seidel, MSN, PMHNP-BC: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Associate in Psychiatry. Interests include the full spectrum of mood disorders, predominately utilizing CBT therapy and providing medications, when needed, for the various forms of psychiatric illness.
Brian Pollock, MSN, PMHNP-BC: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Assistant in Psychiatry. Clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders.
Adriana Kipper-Smith, Ph.D., HSP: Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA,; Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program, Nashville. Staff Psychologist. Interests include Biofeedback, trauma, body image and eating disorders, sex and gender, acculturation, and short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Aisha P. Armstrong, M.S.: Tennessee State University. Doctoral Candidate, Tennessee State University expected 08/2014. Assessment Practicum Student. Interests include: international student adjustment, supports and barriers to career and academic development of college students, women’s issues, anxiety disorders, and multicultural/diversity issues.
Amy Sellers M.A., NCC: M.A. from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. Counseling Psychology Doctoral Practicum Student, Tennessee State University, expected graduation 2015. Practicum Student. Interests include identity development, self-esteem, body image disturbances, eating disorders, relationships, and trauma.
Anabella Pavon Wilson, Ph.D., HSP: University of Kansas. Staff Psychologist and Assessment Coordinator. Interests include individual, group, and family therapy; adjustment issues; identity development; multicultural issues; anxiety and depression; predominately utilizing CBT and supportive therapies.
Anne M. Morris, M.A. Vanderbilt University. Southern Methodist University, PhD expected 8/2013. Pre-doctoral Intern in Psychology. Interests include: Individual, Couple, and Family Therapies, Empirically Based Treatments, Trauma, Anxiety and Mood Disorders.
Beth Barnard, M.S.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W: University of Tennessee College of Social Work; Post-Master’s training from The Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago; Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program, Nashville. Staff Therapist. Interests include supportive and psychodynamic psychotherapy, individual, couple and group therapies, specializing in anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, gay and lesbian issues, infertility issues, and bereavement.
Beth P. Huth, B.A.: Washington State University, Masters in Professional Counseling, Lipscomb University expected 5/2013. Practicum Student. Interests include: individual adult psychotherapy specifically in anxiety, depression and relationship issues, as well as trauma grief and loss.
Brandon Baker, M.S.: Mississippi State University. University of North Texas, PhD expected 8/2013. Pre-doctoral Intern in Psychology. Interests include: Integrative Treatment Models, Brief Psychotherapy, Empirical Based Treatments, Trauma, Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, Behavioral Health Treatments.
Brooke Word, M.S.S.W., L.C.S.W: University of Tennessee, College of Social Work. Staff Therapist. Interests include: individual & family therapy, specifically in substance abuse disorders, harm reduction, anxiety and depression, building self-esteem, and developing individual self-identity; predominately utilizing: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
Carmen Bucknor, M.S., LPT (AL #1530): Doctoral candidate, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, expected graduation 2014. Assessment Practicum Student 2012-2013. Interests: work/life balance, marital and family issues, parenting skills development, African American families, adult children of alcoholics (dissertation study) and emerging adulthood issues.
Carolyn J. LaBarbera, Ph.D., HSP: Vanderbilt University. Staff Psychologist. Interests include psychotherapy with adults, women’s issues, relationship issues, approach is integrative using variety of methods as needed such as insight, CBT/behavioral, and supportive therapies.
Christy Carey, LMSW: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Staff Therapist. Clinical interests include: adjustment and life transitions, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, women’s issues and LGBTQ issues.
Cindy Greene, M.S.S.W., L.C.S.W.: University of Tennessee – Nashville. Staff Therapist and Co-Coordinator of Groups. Interests include spirituality in psychotherapy, eating disorders, couples and family therapy.
David Sacks, Ph.D., HSP: Florida State University; M.A., Stanford University. Associate Director; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. Interests include personality, interpersonal issues, systems-based practice, supervision, and psychological aspects of performance.
Derron K.G. Ambrose, B.A.: University of the Virgin Islands. Fisk University, Masters expected 5/2013. Practicum Student. Interests include individual and couples psychotherapy, multicultural/diversity issues, adjustment, relationships, anxiety, identity development, building self-esteem, motivation, spirituality, and severe mental illnesses; approach is eclectic.
Divya Kannan, Ph.D.: University of Memphis. Post-Doctoral Resident. Clinical areas of focus include trauma and PTSD, sexual assault, and international student adjustment. Psychotherapy orientation is integrative, primarily using cognitive and emotion-focused approaches
Dorothy H. Gager, M.Div., L.C.S.W.: University of Tennessee College of Social Work, MSSW; Vanderbilt University Divinity School, M.Div.; Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Interests include substance use disorders, 12-Step Recovery, harm reduction, spiritual/religious issues, and families of alcoholics/addicts.
Frances Niarhos, PhD, HSP: University of Miami, PhD. Staff Psychologist. Interests include neurocognitive assessment, LD and ADHD, health psychology and adjustment to chronic illness.
Heather L. Smith, PhD, NCC, LDN: University of Central Florida, PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision; The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MS, Counseling and Educational Development. Staff Therapist. Assistant Professor of the Practice in Human Development Counseling at Peabody College of Education of Vanderbilt University. Interests: Relationship concerns, adjustment and life transitions, depression, group counseling, existential issues, LGBQ identity development/concerns, women’s issues, wellness and thriving.
Jake Galles, Psychology Intern, B. A.: Florida State University, PhD expected 8/2013. Pre-doctoral Intern. Interests include individual and group therapy; utilizing mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic approaches. Areas of specialty include Eastern philosophies, spirituality, positive psychology, and vocational counseling.
Jay Tift, M.Ed., NCC: M.Ed., Belmont University, M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, National Certified Counselor. Staff Therapist. Interests include individual, group, and couples psychotherapy, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and mindfulness.
Jennifer J. Morgan, BA, M.T.S: Vanderbilt Divinity School, MTS. University of Tennessee College of Social Work, masters expected 5/2013. Practicum Student. Interests include individual, couple and group therapy; depression, anxiety, adjustment and marriage issues. Interests also include spirituality, psychology of religion and comparative religions.
Joan M. Frye, M.S., M.A.: Florida State University, Fielding Graduate University, PhD expected 8/2013. Predoctoral Intern in Psychology. Interests include psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, ADHD and learning disabilities, relationship issues, biofeedback, psychological assessment, utilizing a an integrative approach with a variety of methods such as insight-oriented, supportive, humanistic, mindfulness, and CBT/behavioral.
Johanna C. Shadoin, M.S.S.W., L.C.S.W.: UT-Knoxville; M.P.S. Loyola University New Orleans. Staff Therapist. Interests include depression, anxiety, adjustment/transition issues, family of origin issues, bereavement/loss, and spiritual/theological issues.
Joshua W. Rackley, M.A.: Marshall University. Doctoral Candidate, Tennessee State University, PhD expected 8/2014. Practicum Student. Interests include individual and couples psychotherapy, romantic and sexual relationships, men and masculinity, trauma, and the roles our pets play in our lives.
Katharine Brown, B.A.: University of Tennessee, Nashville. MSSW expected May 2013. Practicum Student. Interests include women’s health and wellness, LGBTQI issues, marriage and families, spirituality, and treatment of trauma.
Katie Sturniolo, B.S.: University of Georgia, Masters in Human Development Counseling, Vanderbilt University expected 5/2012. Practicum Student. Interests include: adjustment and life transitions, anxiety and depression, LGBTQ issues, women’s issu es, relationships, and grief and loss.
Katie Dunlap: Lipscomb University, Masters expected 5/2013. Practicum Student. Interests include grief and loss; depression; anxiety; and spiritual issues; predominately utilizing CBT, mindfulness, and supportive therapies.
Leigh Van Horn, Ph.D.: Tennessee State University. Licensed Psychologist providing outside supervision to psychology trainees. Interests include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, body image issues, infertility, and the LGBTQI population.
Lynnette Davidson, M.Div., M.Ed., LPC-MHSP: Baylor University, M.Div. Vanderbilt University, M.Ed. Staff Therapist. Interests include: Adjustment and life transitions, family of origin issues, relationships, women’s issues, trauma, spirituality, and grief and loss.
Maria Walton, MSSW: University of Texas at Austin. Tennessee State University, PhD expected 8/2013. Pre-doctoral Intern in Psychology. Interests include: Adjustment and life transitions, mood disorders, family of origin issues, relationships, women’s issues, trauma, EMDR, and grief/loss.
Mary Clare Champion, Ph.D., HSP: University of Tennessee. Staff Psychologist. Interests include women’s health, health psychology, supervision/student development, individual psychotherapy.
Melissa Porter, Psy.D., HSP: Roosevelt University. Staff Psychologist. Interests include individual, group, and family therapy regarding women’s issues, trauma, adjustment issues, depression, assessments, and crisis assistance. Interventions predominately utilize CBT, trauma focused CBT, and supportive therapy along with EMDR.
Rebbecca L. Lowe, M.S.: Tennessee State University, PhD expected 08/14. Doctoral Level Practicum Trainee. Interests include: stress management, trauma, family of origin issues, grief and loss, and individual therapy
Ryan Gillespie, Ph.D., HSP: Indiana State University. Assistant Director, Interim Training Director, Interim Associate Director for Internship Consortium, Co-Coordinator of Case Assignment, Vocational Assessment Coordinator. Interests include individual, group, and couples psychotherapy, student-athletes, men and masculinity, existential and Buddhist philosophy and psychotherapy, and student development/supervision.
Valri Bromfield MA, LPC-MHSP: Argosy University, Nashville, Tennessee. Interests span all areas with a special focus on transgender and transsexual issues and DBT groups.
Vida Sobie, Ph.D. HSP: University of Miami. Staff Psychologist, Co-Coordinator of Case Assignment. Interests include psychodynamic/interpersonal psychotherapy, personality disorders, body image disturbances and eating disorders.
Reading and Study Skills Staff
Rosanne Awbrey, Academic Counselor: BA, Baylor University; M.ED., Vanderbilt University. Interests include effective study techniques, improving reading speed and comprehension, time management strategies, test-preparation and test-taking issues.
Rachel Eskridge, M.Ed.: Vanderbilt University. Outreach Coordinator. Interests include multicultural issues; identity development; stress and relaxation; adjustment/transition issues; LGBTQI issues and overall student life at Vanderbilt.