Chris Elledge, Ph.D.

Dr. Elledge is a licensed psy­chol­o­gist at the Behav­ioral Med­i­cine Insti­tute.  He earned his doc­tor­ate in clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Arkansas in August of 2010. He com­plet­ed a Pre-Doc­tor­al Intern­ship at the Jack­son Con­sor­tium in Jack­son, MS and a post­doc­tor­al fel­low­ship fund­ed by the Nation­al Insti­tute of Health at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas, Clin­i­cal Child Psy­chol­o­gy Pro­gram. He is cur­rent­ly an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ten­nessee. His 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, but also works with adults. He approach­es his work with clients from the cog­ni­tive behav­ioral tra­di­tion.

Savanna Shepherd, PsyD

Cur­rent Prac­tice Loca­tion

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. 


Regina M. Hummel, PH.D.

Cur­rent Prac­tice Loca­tion

Regina-HummelDr. Hum­mel is a licensed psy­chol­o­gist at BMI.  She earned her doc­tor­ate in clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi in 1999.  She com­plet­ed her pre-doc­tor­al intern­ship at Charleston Area Med­ical Cen­ter.  Since com­plet­ing her train­ing, Dr. Hum­mel has worked in med­ical and out­pa­tient set­tings with chil­dren and ado­les­cents.  She spe­cial­izes in treat­ing chil­dren, ado­les­cents and young adults with anx­i­ety, depres­sion, adjust­ment dis­or­ders and chron­ic health con­di­tions.  She also spe­cial­izes in par­ent train­ing and assist­ing with par­ent-child rela­tion­ship dif­fi­cul­ties.  She is also skilled in the behav­ioral treat­ment of toi­let­ing and sleep dif­fi­cul­ties in chil­dren.  Dr. Hum­mel is also on staff at East Ten­nessee Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

Priscilla Jenkins, LCSW

Cur­rent Prac­tice Loca­tion

Priscil­la Jenk­ins is a Licensed Clin­i­cal Social Work­er (LCSW) who earned a Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Social Work (MSSW) degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of TN Knoxville in 1996. She is licensed to prac­tice by the State Health Board in Ten­nessee. Her prac­tice is focused on peo­ple enter­ing into adult­hood that strug­gle with anx­i­ety and/or depres­sion.