Interns, CRs, GAs, BASICS, & Trainees

CPS is also staffed by psychology interns, who are completing doctoral degrees from universities around the country, and trainees from the Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, and Social Work departments on the OU Athens campus. CPS also has BASICS counselors, who are graduate students trained in alcohol and drug screening and intervention, as well as Counselors-in-Residence who include doctoral graduate students who live in the residence halls and provide outreach and crisis intervention to students on campus.

2015-2016 Predoctoral Psychology Interns


Brad Meyers, M.A.

Brad Meyers is pursuing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He is passionate about working in the university counseling environment as it affords him the opportunity to work with a diverse range of students and take on a variety of roles within the community. Brad is invested in facilitating each student’s development of their own unique voice in a way that is personally meaningful. His areas of interest include relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, group therapy, and social justice advocacy. His therapeutic approach incorporates interpersonal, relational, person-centered, psychodynamic, and feminist perspectives of change.

Lauren Ranney, M.S.

Lauren Ranney is a clinical psychology doctoral student from Pacific University in Portland, OR. She approaches therapy from a humanistic, holistic, and relational perspective, assisting her clients in understanding themselves in the context of their past, present, and future. Lauren believes that every individual has an innate ability to grow, heal, and change when provided with a safe and supportive environment, and she works from a model of health rather than one of pathology. Lauren’s primary areas of interest include trauma, interpersonal concerns, identity development, multiculturalism, spirituality, depression, grief, loss, and transition. She works primarily from a process-oriented Gestalt approach and incorporates feminist perspectives into her work.

Alex Rowell, M.A.

Alex Rowell is a doctoral student at Alliant International University in their clinical psychology program. He has a wide range of clinical experiences that include three different inpatient/outpatient hospitals, a non-profit organization, and two college-counseling center. His areas of interests include men's issues in relationship to mental health, new father's experiences of parenting, gender awareness and education, and sport psychology. He has presented on the local, state, and national level on peripartum mental health and couples transition to parenthood. Alex practices from a Humanistic/Self-Psychological perspective, which focuses on interpersonal interactions in the here and now and how they can be emphasized to help strengthen one's self-confidence and reduce current symptoms. He enjoys having a collaborative and working relationship with his clients to truly understand how current problems maybe hindering every day life situations. Alex enjoys running and being outdoors in his spare time.

Clinical Counselor Graduate Assistants
Heather Davis Gahagen
Shannon Johnson
Heather Davis Gahagen
Gerard Grigsby
Katie Kraft
Clinical Psychology/Counselor Education/Social Work Trainees
Brett Ankawi
Jaime Furda
Jaclyn "JJ" Lubinski
Shannon McCarrick
Thomas Zigo
BASICS Graduate Assistant 
Kristen Fox
Anna Kinzer
Akanksha Srivastav
Past Predoctoral Psychology Interns
2014-2015 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Paul Carbajal, M.A.
Elisabeth Knauer-Turner, M.S.
Mitch Powers, M.A.
2013-2014 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Joe Bennett, M.A.
Bryan Conrad, M.S.
Kendra Mathys, M.A.
2012-2013 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Melinda Honeycutt, M.A.
Johanna Malaret, M.A.
Amber Silverman, M.A.
2011-2012 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Meghan Kean, M.A.
Matthew Kellar M.A.
Anna Stark. M.S.
2010-2011 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Kristi Peterson
Brandi Pritchett
Sofie Shouse