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.
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.
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
Huan Tang Lu
Clinical Psychology/Counselor Education/Social Work Trainees
BASICS Graduate Assistants
Lauren Ranney, Psy.D.
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