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Mary Clare Champion, Ph.D., HSP

Associate Director for Administration and Clinical Services
Pronouns: she/her/hers

My goal as a therapist is to meet students from all programs and identities and support them in their time at Vanderbilt, creating a safe space together in which to determine strategies to help navigate stressors and challenges that may have interfered with them succeeding in their academic or personal lives.

Dr. Champion received both her Masters and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and then completed her APA accredited predoctoral internship at the Cincinnati Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Champion is a licensed clinical psychologist. She worked at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Psychological and Counseling Center from 2012 to 2018. She provides individual and group therapy for students, along with assessments for students with eating and body image concerns. She is also a clinical supervisor for trainees at various stages in training, including graduate practicum students, predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and allied professionals seeking licensure. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Dr. Champion worked for several years as a nested psychologist in various integrated primary care settings across Middle Tennessee, serving largely uninsured and underinsured populations. At the UCC she is a member of the Crisis Care team and the Eating Disorder team, co-coordinates the Practicum Training Program, and is a member of the Training Committee. She approaches care from primarily an eclectic and dynamically informed orientation. Outside of the UCC, Dr. Champion enjoys spending time with family and excels at procrastibaking.