Robert L Devereaux, PHD

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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. 

Ted W. Jones, Ph.D.

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Dr. Jones, a Psy­chol­o­gist, is a Knoxville native. He attend­ed Earl­ham Col­lege in Rich­mond. He had a brief stint in Boston Uni­ver­si­ty School of Law before decid­ing on a psy­chol­o­gy career. He grad­u­at­ed from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ten­nessee Knoxville in 1981 with a PhD. in clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy. He worked in a vari­ety of posi­tions at local men­tal health cen­ters and lat­er spent six years work­ing full-time at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ten­nessee Med­ical Center’s sub­stance abuse treat­ment pro­gram. He entered pri­vate prac­tice in 1996 and soon after began spe­cial­iz­ing in pain man­age­ment and eval­u­a­tion of addic­tion risk. He joined Behav­ioral Med­i­cine Insti­tute and has been in an on-site office at Pain Con­sul­tants of East Ten­nessee full time since 2000. He has pre­sent­ed pro­fes­sion­al pro­grams local­ly and region­al­ly and has col­lab­o­rat­ed with staff at Pain Con­sul­tants on sev­er­al pro­fes­sion­al papers. He is con­sid­ered the area’s lead­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal expert on pain-addic­tion issues and was named 2013’s Clin­i­cal Pain Edu­ca­tor of the Year by the Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Pain Edu­ca­tors (ASPE).

Laura Stockdale, PH.D.

Dr. Stock­dale is a licensed Coun­sel­ing Psy­chol­o­gist with Behav­ioral Med­i­cine Insti­tute, pro­vid­ing on-site con­sul­ta­tion for Pain Con­sul­tants of East Ten­nessee. In addi­tion to her PhD in Coun­sel­ing Psy­chol­o­gy, she holds both BSN and MSN degrees from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ten­nessee Col­lege of Nurs­ing in Mem­phis, TN. Her doc­tor­al research, which she com­plet­ed in 1989, was the first of its kind mea­sur­ing the effects of relax­ation train­ing in inter­nal defib­ril­la­tor patients. Nation­al­ly, she was one of the first Men­tal Health Clin­i­cal Nurse Spe­cial­ists to pro­vide cri­sis inter­ven­tion, coun­sel­ing, and grief work in an ICU set­ting. Her devel­op­ment of this role was fea­tured in an Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Nurs­ing doc­u­men­tary in 1986. She is a for­mer mem­ber of the Acad­e­my of Psy­cho­so­mat­ic Med­i­cine. Addi­tion­al­ly, she is pub­lished in mul­ti­ple nurs­ing jour­nals, includ­ing Heart and Lung. Because of her unique clin­i­cal expe­ri­ences, she has been a fea­tured speak­er at the local, region­al, and nation­al lev­el. Her focus has always been prac­ti­cal cop­ing skills, patient edu­ca­tion, and using the mind-body con­nec­tion to help each patient reach his or her full poten­tial. At PCET, she pro­vides addic­tion-risk assess­ments and indi­vid­ual coun­sel­ing to help the patients cope more effec­tive­ly with chron­ic pain.