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Interns, CRs, BASICS, and 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.



2017-2018 Fellows

Nathan Sainsbury, Psy.D.

Nate is a psychology fellow who received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University Schaumburg).  He previously worked with adults and older adults in private practices and community mental health centers in underserved areas on a wide-range of issues.  He also worked at a DD/ID residential facility and focused his energy on helping individuals expand their range of adaptive behaviors.  Nate’s primary areas of clinical interest include anxiety, trauma, dissociative experiences, psychosomatic complaints, and issues between couples.  Nate believes that emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning are heavily influenced by one’s personality.  His orientation is largely schema theory and therapy, while he also incorporates aspects of interpersonal, mindfulness, and positive psychology into his conceptualization and treatment.  In his spare time, Nate enjoys gardening, jogging, and playing electric guitar.


Brock Schludecker, Psy.D.

Brock is a psychology fellow who received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. While at Adler he also specialized in substance abuse treatment. Prior to coming to Ohio University, he completed his internship at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Previously he has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds on navigating life transitions, developing healthy identities, and living values-based lives. Brock believes that each individual is both the art and the artist, and he works with clients to be active agents of change within their own lives. His approach is strengths-based and goal-oriented. Some of his areas of clinical interest include substance abuse, trauma, healthy relationships, and the social determinants of mental health. Outside of clinical work Brock enjoys rock climbing, traveling, food, and watching baseball.



2017-2018 Predoctoral Psychology Intern

Sierra Garthwaite, M.A.

Sierra Garthwaite is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. Sierra is passionate about working with college students and has clinical experience working with students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of concerns. Her areas of interest include interpersonal concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, student athlete related issues, and identity development. Her style is warm, inviting and focused on goals that matter to the student. Her overall goal is to help students connect to deeper parts of themselves, and connect to their own strengths and gifts. She utilizes in integrative therapeutic approach that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness based strategies to meet each student’s specific needs. In her free time Sierra enjoys photography, cycling, and cooking. 


Clinical Counselor Graduate Assistants

Huan Tang Lu



Kristen Fox

Huan Tang Lu

Joel Wyatt


Clinical Psychology/Counselor Education/Social Work Trainees

Melissa Anderson

Jon Monopoli

Shannon Sundry

Myranda Warfield


BASICS Graduate Assistants

Nestor Avila

Arras Khaledi

Rebecca Smith



Past Fellows

2016-2017 Fellow

Lauren Ranney, Psy.D.


Past Predoctoral Psychology Interns

2016-2017 Predoctoral Psychology Interns

Michelle Barron-Wearsch, M.Ed.

Lindsay Donofrio, M.A.


2015-2016 Predoctoral Psychology Interns

Brad Myers, M.A.

Lauren Ranny, M.S.

Alex Rowell, M.A.


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