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.
Dr. Shepherd, a Psychologist, earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Marshall University in 2018. She completed her APA accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Cherokee Health Systems (CHS) in Knoxville, TN. During her two years of training at CHS, Dr. Shepherd worked with multidisciplinary treatment teams serving a diverse population with a variety of behavioral health needs. She received training in integrated care which focuses on a biopsychosocial approach to healthcare addressing the whole person by blending behavioral health services with primary care. Dr. Shepherd’s training also included a focus on health psychology. Utilizing evidence-based practices, primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr. Shepherd offers services to individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and addiction.
Dr. 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.
Priscilla Jenkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who earned a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree from the University of TN Knoxville in 1996. She is licensed to practice by the State Health Board in Tennessee. Her practice is focused on people entering into adulthood that struggle with anxiety and/or depression.