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Staff

DIRECTORS

Linh P. Luu

Linh P. Luu, Ph.D., lluu1@memphis.edu
Director, Student Health and Counseling Services

Alma Mater:  Lehigh University

Hobbies:  I love traveling and exploring new places, meeting new people, cooking, practicing yoga, spending time with friends, decorating, and reading.

Favorite books and/or movies: A few of the books I like includes: The Namesake, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and the Center Cannot Hold.

Professional areas of interest:  My scholarly interests include social justice advocacy and multicultural competency in training, clinical supervision, and racial and gender issues. My clinical interests include trauma and grief, multicultural issues, LGBTQ+, and identities development issues.

Wellness Tip:  Be where you are, enjoy the moment, find meaning and purpose in what you do.

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Carl Gilleylen, PsyD., cgillyln@memphis.edu
Associate Director

Alma Mater: B.S. Jackson State University,  M.S.   West Chester University,   Psy.D.   Indiana University of PA

Hobbies: Musician, spending time with family, smooth jazz concerts, watching sports, biking, and sci-fi books and movies

Professional areas of interest: Multicultural issues, psychological assessment, anxiety and stress management, supervision, ethics in psychology, couples, and family therapy.

Wellness Tip: Life is short, take care of yourself today.

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS & THERAPISTS

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Will Adams, Ph.D., MBA,  rwadams@memphis.edu
Staff Psychologist

Alma Mater:  SMU and The University of Memphis for graduate school. Go Tigers!

Hobbies:  In no particular order, fishing, golf, going to movies and museums, riding bikes with my 3 kids, and Tiger athletics.

Favorite books and/or movies: I enjoy southern literature and history. I also like documentaries and, yes, romantic comedies. One of my favorite films is Good Will Hunting.

Professional areas of interest: Trauma Informed Care, Sports Psychology, Crisis Intervention, Diversity, Training & Supervision, Group Therapy, Spirituality, and Psychotherapy Research.

Wellness Tip:  Dry ribs over wet. And being vulnerable is being brave.

Artice Carter

Artice Carter, LCSW, acarter@memphis.edu
Staff Social Worker

Alma Mater:  University of Memphis (GO Blue, GO Gray, GO Tigers!) 

Hobbies:  Being with family and attending shows at the Orpheum and Ballet Memphis.

Professional areas of interest: Problems and concerns related to transition-age youth, severe mental illness (SMI), complex trauma, spirituality, issues with guilt and shame, crisis intervention and crisis prevention planning.

Wellness Tip:  The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

David Deason

David Deason, Ph.D., ddeason1@memphis.edu
Staff Psychologist

Alma Mater:  I received my B.S. from the University of Alabama, and my M.S. and Ph.D. From the University of Southern Mississippi.

Hobbies:  I like watching sports, especially college football, smoking BBQ, cooking, watching movies, traveling and reading.

Favorite books and/or movies:  Too many to name here, but among my favorite movies would be Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump. I loved the book Lonesome Dove and most all of Stephen King's short stories.

Professional areas of interest: Personality disorders, anxiety, trauma, attachment theory, developmental theories and counselor development.

Wellness Tip:  Mark Twain once said, "I've known a lot of trouble in my life, most of which never happened." I find we do well to remember anxiety mostly lives in our imagination.

Victoria Jones

Victoria Jones, LCSW, vmaher@memphis.edu
Staff Social Worker, Outreach Coordinator

Alma Mater:  University of Memphis. (Go Tigers Go!)

Hobbies:  I enjoy reading, cooking, practicing yoga, working out, sports, traveling, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite books and/or movies:  My favorite book would have to be the Harry Potter series and my favorite movie is the Breakfast Club.

Professional areas of interest: Trauma, grief and loss, identity and self-esteem issues, social justice, suicide prevention, mindfulness in therapy, and sports psychology.

Wellness Tip:  I think Albus Dumbledore says it best that "happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light". However, my own wellness ips are that you cannot pour from an empty cup, make sure to fill yourself up and that you can’t make everyone happy, you aren’t pizza :) 

SUPPORT STAFF

Kelsey Hoover

Kelsey Hoover, kstwart5@memphis.edu
Administrative Assistant

Alma Mater: University of Memphis. (Go Tigers!)

Hobbies: Reading, attending sporting events, and playing with my dog.

Favorite books and/or movies: A few of my favorite books include the Harry Potter series, the Book Thief, and Jane Eyre.

Wellness Tip: Self-care is so necessary. When you make time to care for and replenish yourself, you will give the world a better version of you.

Kelsey Hoover

Angeleke Robinson, rbnson54@memphis.edu
Administrative Assistant

Alma Mater: Berkeley City College

Hobbies: I love reading with a passion, painting with jazz music playing in the background and family time with good food and laughter. 

Favorite books and/or movies: Top 3 favorite Authors would be R.C. Blakes Jr., Love Belvin and Desiree. Top 3 favorite movies would be The Photograph, Bruce Almighty and Edward Scissorhands.

Wellness Tip: Life is about being at peace, not in pieces!

2021 – 2022 Doctoral Interns in Health Service Psychology

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Chelsea Hall, M.A., clhall4@memphis.edu
Psychology Intern

Alma Mater: University of Connecticut

Hobbies:Cooking and being a YouTuber

Favorite books and/or movies: The Bible

Professional areas of interest: Individuals who have histories of trauma, depression and/or anxiety, as well as people who are dealing with relationship issues.

Wellness Tip: It is okay to have downtime from your day to day responsibilities. Yes, we all have to work in some way or another, but too much work and very little downtime (i.e. self-care) leads to burnout. Can we do our best work when we are burnt out? More than likely, no. Sometimes doing nothing at all for a small period of time is the recharge we need, and that is okay.

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 Kamille Harris, M.S., kmhrris9@memphis.edu

Psychology Intern

Alma Mater: B.A.-North Carolina A&T State University (AGGIE PRIDE), M.S.-Radford University

Hobbies: Cooking, staying active, playing The Sims, traveling 

Favorite books and/or movies: Harry Potter, Rush Hour trilogy, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Professional areas of interest: Dating/Intimate partner violence, social justice advocacy, women’s issues, empowerment, multiculturalism, identity development, LGBTQ+ 

Wellness Tip: More self-care, less screen time :)

Janna Casillas

Janna Casillas, M.A., jcsillas@memphis.edu

Psychology Intern

Alma Mater: Azusa Pacific University, Clinical Psychology Doctorate, Psy.D. Program

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, listening to music, traveling, eating good food, and spending time with my pets, friends, and family. During the quarantine, I got into houseplants and fostering kittens from a local shelter.

Favorite books and/or movies: : Some of the books I enjoy include the Harry Potter series, Good Omens, and the Song of Achilles; for movies I like Mulan (Disney animated version), the Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Professional areas of interest:   Identity formation, multiculturalism, forming healthy relationships, trauma, depression/anxiety, adjustment concerns, and building self-worth. 

Wellness Tip: Engage in self-care ‘snacking’! Don’t wait until you have a break to do things that make you feel good, fulfilled, and rested. Find small ways to include these things in your day to day.  

Janna Casillas

Brianna Guthrie-Savage, M.S., bkgthrsv@memphis.edu

Psychology Intern

Alma Mater: Mercer University, PsyD program

Hobbies: I enjoy watching TV, anime, and movies. I also like knitting and crochet.

Professional Areas of Interest: Mood disorders, social anxiety, health/chronic illness, LGBTQ+, and identity development 

Favorite Books and/or Movies: It's Kind of A Funny Story, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Kiki's Delivery Service

Wellness Tip: It's okay to slow down and take breaks when you need them. Time for yourself is just as important as time for everything else.