Dr. Elledge is a licensed psychologist at the Behavioral Medicine Institute. Earning his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas, in August of 2010. Furthermore, completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Jackson Consortium in Jackson, MS, and furthermore a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Institute of Health at the University of Kansas, Clinical Child Psychology Program.
Dr. Elledge is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, and is program of research focuses on child aggression, school bullying, and the role of interpersonal relationships in youth functioning. He has received training in acute psychiatric inpatient care, residential care for youth with serious emotional challenges, evidence-based outpatient psychotherapy, and pediatric psychology. Dr. Elledge specializes in individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and their families. He also works with adults experiencing anxiety. He approaches his work with clients from the cognitive behavioral tradition.
Dr. Shepherd is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from Marshall University in August of 2018. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN. She received training in integrated care, with a focus on health psychology. She also received training in outpatient psychotherapy, including individual and group therapy. Implementing evidence-based practices, primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Shepherd offers treatment for adults experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and substance misuse.
Dr. Devereaux has been helping people find peace, stability, and confidence in their lives even before completing his graduate studies in clinical psychology in 2012. He has worked in both the private and public sectors in a host of settings including universities, hospitals, private clinics, and even jails.
Dr. Devereaux approaches therapy from a values-based perspective, guiding his clients to investigate and solidify their core values and work toward rebuilding their lives around these beliefs. He has an easygoing, warm demeanor and enjoys working with both adults and older adolescents. He has training and extensive experience working with most mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and relationship problems. His background in integrated healthcare settings has prepared him well to work with the “whole person,” who has physical, emotional, and social needs. He has a strong value for family connections and transitioned from Dallas to Knoxville in 2018 to be closer to his loved ones. He maintains a deep passion serving others both professionally and personally.
Debbie, a License Professional Counselor, earned her B.A. in Psychology from Clemson University in 1994 and her Master’s of Science degree in Counseling and her Education Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida State University in 1996. Debbie has a broad range of experience and has worked in college student counseling centers, counseled those with severe and persistent mental health disorders, and has counseled people dealing with depression and anxiety in all age groups. Debbie is a P.R.E.P certified marriage counselor. P.R.E.P. counseling offers couples tools to work through tough and persistent marital issues. Debbie also works with adoptive families, both domestic and international adoption, through Harmony Adoptions of Tennessee. She educates and counsels adoptive parents on attachment disorders and issues related to adoption.