Chris D. Watkins, Ph.D.

Watkins photoDr. Watkins is a provisionally licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2016. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Jefferson County Internship Consortium in Louisville, KY. He has received extensive training in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, oppositional behavior, impulse regulation difficulties, trauma, and parenting strategies. He has also received training in the administration of psychological assessments, psycho-educational evaluations, and Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic evaluations. Dr. Watkins specializes in individual therapy for children and adolescents, family therapy, and psychological assessment.

Janis G. Neece, Ph.D.

Dr. Neece, a Psychologist, earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Texas A&M University in 1994.  She interned at Georgia State University.  She worked for several years at Utah State University’s Counseling Center, specializing in work with persons with anxiety disorders.  After moving to Tennessee in 2002, she completed a post-doctoral internship at Cherokee Health Systems where she gained expertise in autism spectrum disorders and behavioral problems in children.  She was employed as a psychologist there from 2004 until beginning private practice in 2008.   At BMI, she also provides pediatric sleep and OCD services.  She also consults at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.