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Aaron Armelie, PhD
Psychologist Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BA, Psychology, Kent State University
MA, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Kent State University

Belinda Avila
Patient Representative
BA, Graphic Design, University of New Orleans
Tulane University Continuing Studies

Paige Barbay, LMSW
Staff Therapist/Care Coordinator
BS, Psychology, College of Charleston
MSW, Tulane University  

Donna S. Bender, PhD, FIPA
Director, Psychologist
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BA, Economics, Bucknell University
MCRP, City and Regional Planning, Rutgers University
MS, MPhil, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Columbia University
Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Fellow, International Psychoanalytical Association  

R. Scott Brown, LPC
Managing Therapist
BS, Biology, minor in Chemistry, Millersville University
MA, Clinical-Counseling Psychology, LaSalle University

Anne Ciccone, PsyD
Assistant Director for Clinical Services, Psychologist
BS, Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Biological Sciences, University of Georgia
MA, Community and Clinical Psychology, Norfolk State University
PsyD, Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology

Patrick Drennan, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine
BA, French, Georgetown University
MD, Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Rosette M. Elghossain, PsyD
Psychologist, Outreach Coordinator
BS, Psychology, American University of Beirut
MS, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology

Camellia Green, LPC
Staff Therapist
BA, Psychology and Political Science, Agnes Scott College
MS, Counseling, Loyola University New Orleans

Lauren Gunneson, MS
Predoctoral Psychology Intern
BA, Psychology, Monmouth University
MS, Mental Health Counseling, Monmouth University
PhD (to be awarded July 2017), California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

Erik Kinzie, MD
Lead Psychiatrist, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
BA, Japanese Studies, Earlham College
MD, Oregon Health Sciences University

Adrian M. Lee 
Supervisor, Clinical Support Services
Graduate of Booker T. Washington H.S.
34 Years of Hospital and Clinic Experience in the Medical Clerical Field

Leigh Miller, PsyD
BS, Psychology, Georgia State University
MS, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

Myo Thwin Myint, MD, FAAP, FAPA
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics
Associate Residency Training Director
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering
MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine  

Mordecai N. Potash, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

BS, Biology, University of California at San Diego
MD, New York Medical College

Emily Roser, MSW, LCSW
Staff Therapist
BS, Psychology, University of New Orleans
MSW, Tulane University

Michael G. Sawyer, Ph.D., M.P.
Medical Psychologist
BA, Spanish/German, Concordia College
MS, Community Counseling, Minnesota State University Moorhead
PhD, Counseling Psychology, The University of Memphis
MS, Clinical Psychopharmacology, Farleigh Dickinson University

Catie Lynch Shockey, LMSW
Staff Therapist
BA, Psychology, Sewanee: The University of the South
MSW, Tulane University

Melissa Turansky
Predoctoral Psychology Intern
BS, Criminology and Psychology, Florida State University
MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, NOVA Southeastern University
MA, Clinical Psychology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology
PsyD (to be awarded July 2017), Georgia School of Professional Psychology