Victor W. Barr, PH.D.

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Dr. Barr, a licensed psychologist, graduated from North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.  He interned at Iowa State University Counseling Center. In 1992 he moved to Knoxville and began his career at the University of Tennessee Counseling Center. He served in almost every clinical and administrative position including 10 years as the Director.  These roles included being a trainer and supervisor of psychologist-in-training from their first clinical experience through their post-doctoral supervision just prior to full licensure. He also serves as adjunct faculty in both Psychology and Education.   He presented at national and international conferences on issues related to college counseling centers. He retired from UT in 2015 and began his practice with BMI in 2016.  He has trained extensively in cognitive behavioral models, many of the evidence based treatments, as well as being Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) trained.  He provides individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. His practice at the counseling center while generalist in nature was heavily dominated by clients with OCD, Bipolar, trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety. He has significant experience in particular with either a complex presentation of psychological symptoms or a mix of psychological and physical symptomology.

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.