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Dr. Jessica McCleese

Dr. Jessica McCleese is a licensed clinical psychologist and one of less than 200 certified Christian sex therapists currently in practice. She started her undergraduate training with the intention of becoming a youth pastor but after taking the required counseling classes she felt the Lord leading her to change her focus and her major to begin studying psychology.


McCleese earned her M.A. and her Psy.D. from Regent University. After completing her post-doctorate and working for two years as a psychologist in Texas, she returned to Virginia Beach where she has worked with both couples and individuals in both her own private practice and in Christian group practices in Hampton Roads. Additionally, McCleese has been involved in working at and with Regent since 2015 through adjunct teaching and supervision of students. She now continues this work as associate professor and director of the Psychological Services Center.

Dr. Katelyn Tollefson

Dr. Katelyn Tollefson is an assistant professor for Regent University's School of Psychology & Counseling, and the assistant director of Regent’s Psychological Services Center (PSC). She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Evangel University followed by her master's and doctorate in clinical psychology from Regent University. She completed her internship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital where she provided children, adolescents, and families inpatient and outpatient mental health services. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Child Advocacy Center, providing trauma-focused treatment to minors presenting with a history of child maltreatment and trauma-related symptoms. Dr. Tollefson brings knowledge and experience in working with children and adolescents, and has developed specializations in evidenced-based practices with this population, including TF-CBT and PCIT.  

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Dr. Linda Baum

Dr. Linda Baum obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Kent State University and completed a pre-doctoral internship and fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She obtained her license as a clinical psychologist in Virginia in 2008 and has served at Regent University since that time. She additionally holds leadership positions with the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology. Dr. Baum is a generalist clinician with specific training in forensic and assessment psychology. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to supervision and typically practices within behavioral models such as CBT, ACT, and DBT.

Dr. Laurie Greene

Dr. Laurie Greene graduated with her doctorate in clinical psychology from Regent University in 2011. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and currently works with Psychological and Forensic Evaluations at the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board. She has worked with various populations including, but not limited to, active military, court-affiliated, private practice, autism spectrum, and serious mentally ill. 

Dr. Hannah Jones

Dr. Hannah Daniel is a licensed clinical psychologist with clinical and research interests in health psychology, women's mental health, culture and diversity, military and veteran populations, stigma and marginalized populations, and couple therapy. She holds a Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University, and served as a Teach for America corps member in Dallas, Texas, prior to completing her Psy.D. at Regent University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, and is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship focused on working with Women Veterans at the Hampton VA Medical Center. Her approach to therapy is integrative and tailored while utilizing evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT), and her teaching experience influences her supervision style, which is developmental, supportive, and collaborative.

Dr. Heather Keefe

Dr. Heather Keefe holds a master’s of experimental psychology from Old Dominion University and worked in behavioral health research at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She earned her a doctorate of clinical psychology from Regent University and completed her predoctoral internship with the Sheridan Wyoming Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Her clinical and research interests center on intersectionality and identity work, specifically within the LGBTQ population, as well as adult, military, and Veteran poly-trauma and poly-substance use.

Dr. Cassandra Page

Dr. Cassandra Page is a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of the Psy.D. Program, and Associate Professor for Regent University. She oversees the Cultural Diversity Luncheon Series, Paradigm Shift Initiatives, and Multicultural Clinic. Dr. Page thrives on facilitating student growth, client empowerment, and a supportive and diverse clinical training atmosphere. Dr. Page is a generalist, licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in relationship issues, life transitions, and integrating identity concerns, multicultural factors, and spirituality into therapy.  She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, college students, older adults, and families, with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions using clinically supported treatments from an attachment perspective (e.g., CBT, IPT, Brief-Psychodynamic, Systemic Family Therapy, EFT for Couples); however her “sweet spot” is working with adolescents and young adults (those experiencing major life transitions).

Dr. Rachel Stephens

Dr. Rachel Stephens has been a licensed psychologist in Virginia since 2016 and serves as Program Director for the PsyD program at Regent University. Dr. Stephens is a generalist clinician who works primarily from a modern psychodynamic perspective, with an emphasis on experiential and affect-focused models of therapy; however, she is also comfortable and competent in supervising CBT, ACT, IPT, and other common protocols at the Psychological Services Center. She has developed a specialization in relational and developmental trauma, and has interests in group therapy, multiculturalism, attachment, spirituality, and gender dynamics.

Dr. Jennifer Ripley

Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D., is the Hughes chair of integration for Regent University and co-chair of the Charis Institute ( which hosts the Hope couples clinic for the PSC (  Her primary specialty is in couple and family therapy.  She also has clinical expertise in supervision, positive psychology, career testing, ADHD testing, women's issues, sexual and sexual identity issues, spiritual direction, interpersonal, emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapies.

Dr. Fernando Garzon 

Dr. Fernando Garzon is the Associate Dean for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Regent University and a professor in the PsyD program. As a licensed psychologist, he has clinical experience encompassing outpatient, managed care, hospital, pastoral care, and church settings. Dr. Garzon applies a wide variety of culturally informed evidence-based treatments when working with the adult population. His research and writings focus on building an empirical base for Christian integrative psychological interventions and multicultural aspects of psychotherapy. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Dr. Kimberly Coddington
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Dr. Jim Sells 

Dr. James Sells is a licensed psychologist and professor. He holds a Hughes Endowed Chair of Mental Health and Christian Thought and co-chairs the Charis Institute with Dr. Jennifer Ripley. He studied supervision theory and practice with Dr. Rod Goodyear at the University of Southern California. He wrote his dissertation on gender-affiliated communication patterns in clinical supervision. Simultaneously, he has maintained a private practice focusing on couples, families, and individual issues. He is the co-author of Families Therapies, Counseling Couples in Conflict, Beyond the Clinical Hour, and Ministering to Families in Crisis. His supervision focuses through systems, narrative, and psychodynamic lenses.

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Dr. Shannon Kuschel

Dr. Shannon Kuschel is an Assistant Professor, as well as the External Practica Coordinator for the PsyD Department in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Regent University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Special Education from Regent University, her M.S. in Counseling Psychology and a B.S. in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Kuschel has spent more than 25 years working with children, their families, and schools specializing in ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disorders, as well as trauma and grief recovery. She has worked as a private practice counselor, school counselor, principal of schools in Florida and Virginia, and provided therapy services in outpatient, day treatment, and residential settings. Additionally, Dr. Kuschel provides consultation services to schools on a variety of topics. Dr. Kuschel’s research typically focuses on work at the intersections of psychology, neuroscience, and education. Current projects include assessing the impact of interventions for students with learning disorders and co-morbid diagnoses, as well as the impact of lifestyle factors on memory, mood, and dementia. She completed post-doctoral training in neuropsychological assessment and research from Regent and Hampton Roads Neuropsychology. Lastly, she also serves as the co-director of the Research Center in Clinical Neuropsychology with Dr. Anna Ord.

Dr. Kimberly Coddington received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Gannon University in 2006 and completed a pre-doctoral internship and two years of post-doctoral training in neuropsychology. She is licensed in two states and has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2020 and a Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2007. Dr. Coddington has more than 16 years of experience including clinical work, supervision of trainees, teaching, and administration. She has an eclectic background, including work in the following settings: inpatient and outpatient hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities, community mental health, and private practice. Her clinical specialty includes the provision of psychological and neuropsychological assessments for differential diagnosis and treatment planning. Dr. Coddington’s research interests include factors impacting positive aging, cognitive rehabilitation, and the impact of neurological disorders on cognitive function including dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders, traumatic brain injury, and concussion.

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