Chris Elledge, Ph.D.

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Dr. Elledge is a licensed psychologist at the Behavioral Medicine Institute.  Earning his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas, in August of 2010.  Furthermore, completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Jackson Consortium in Jackson, MS,  and furthermore a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Institute of Health at the University of Kansas, Clinical Child Psychology Program. 

Dr. Elledge is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, and is program of research focuses on child aggression, school bullying, and the role of interpersonal relationships in youth functioning.  He has received training in acute psychiatric inpatient care, residential care for youth with serious emotional challenges, evidence-based outpatient psychotherapy, and pediatric psychology.  Dr. Elledge specializes in individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and their families.   He also works with adults experiencing anxiety.  He approaches his work with clients from the cognitive behavioral tradition.

Savanna Shepherd, PsyD

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Dr. Shepherd is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from Marshall University in August of 2018. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN. She received training in integrated care, with a focus on health psychology. She also received training in outpatient psychotherapy, including individual and group therapy. Implementing evidence-based practices, primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Shepherd offers treatment for adults experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and substance misuse. 


Regina M. Hummel, PH.D.

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Regina-HummelDr. Hummel is a licensed psychologist at BMI.  She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1999.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Charleston Area Medical Center.  Since completing her training, Dr. Hummel has worked in medical and outpatient settings with children and adolescents.  She specializes in treating children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and chronic health conditions.  She also specializes in parent training and assisting with parent-child relationship difficulties.  She is also skilled in the behavioral treatment of toileting and sleep difficulties in children.  Dr. Hummel is also on staff at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.