Meet the Staff



Founder

Steve Katsikas, Ph.D.

Chair, School of Professional Psychology (SOPP)

Dr. Steve Katsikas is a licensed psychologist in the State of Kentucky and an active member of the Kentucky Psychology Association. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas. Prior to coming to Spalding, Dr. Katsikas was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and also served as Director of Training for their post-doctoral fellowship program in clinical psychology. His teaching interests include psychopathology, tests and measurement theory, advanced quantitative methods, and personality, culture and social structure.


Supervisory Team

Norah Chapman, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, SOPP

Director and Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Chapman earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Her primary research interests are in evaluating components of psychotherapy process and outcome, both in person and via telepsychology, to develop evidence-based practices that increase the access to and quality of mental health care amongst underserved populations. Although Dr. Chapman uses an integration of interpersonal process, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness theories to inform her work, her clinical approach is ultimately informed by a client-directed outcome-informed (CDOI) model. She currently holds a small private practice, is on the Executive Board of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and the Membership Chair for the American Psychological Association Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.

Allyson Bradow, Psy.D.

Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Bradow is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her degree from Spalding University. She is currently in private practice and specializes in treating trauma-and attachment-based disorders utilizing DBT,including individual and skills groups, ACT and Interpersonal approaches. She previously worked at the Home of the Innocents where she served as Clinical Director and founded the Psychological Services and Outpatient Therapy as well as coordinated the practicum and internship programs. Dr. Bradow received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from the Dr. Martha Wetter and Cindy Frase, and advanced training with Dr. Charlie Swenson and Dr. Kelly Koerner through the DBT Center San Gabriel and Institute for Girls Development.

Steven Kniffley, Psy.D.

Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP is the Associate Director for the Center for Behavioral Health and an Assistant Professor in Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology. He currently teaches Multicultural Psychology and Intro to Psychotherapy. Dr. Kniffley is also a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Kniffley’s area of expertise is research and clinical work with Black males. Specifically, his work focuses on understanding and developing culturally appropriate interventions for Black male psychopathology as well as barriers to academic success for this population. Dr. Kniffley has written numerous books, book chapters, and articles on Black male mental health, Black males and the criminal justice system, and academic achievement.



Student Clinician Team

Caleb Brown

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Hi! My name is Caleb Brown and I am currently a second year student in the clinical psychology program at Spalding University, with an adult emphasis.  I am from West Virginia and received my undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.  My clinical interest include geriatric populations, end of life/palliative care, individuals with cognitive impairments, and preventative healthcare.  In my free time I enjoying running, reading, cooking for friends, and checking out new dining experiences within the Louisville restaurant scene.

Maria Michels

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Hello! My name is Maria Michels.  I’m in my third year of Spalding’s PsyD program and also a Practicum II student.  I’m an adult emphasis area and my hope is to work with couples in the future.  Some more of my clinical interests include working with different types of people with varying concerns and cultural backgrounds.  In my free time, I love playing soccer, going for walks, playing with dogs, and running.  I’m excited to be at CBH and I look forward to working with you.

Hope Huling

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Hope Huling was born and raised in Madison, Indiana. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Indiana University (Bloomington). Her previous experiences include that of being a public school teacher and a nonprofit director providing home- and community-based services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is now in her second year of Spalding’s School of Professional Psychology Psy.D. program. Her clinical interests include mental health in rural Midwestern communities, mindfulness, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized populations. During her free time, Hope enjoys vegetable gardening and cooking at home with her partner, taking long bicycle rides through the countryside, travel and cultural immersion, and spending time with her family.

Megan Chesher

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Stacy Cambron

Tori Dickerson

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Tori Dickerson is a second-year graduate student in Spalding’s School of Professional Psychology program. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Xavier University. Her emphasis area is Health Psychology. In her free time, Tori enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new food scenes, and watching Netflix/Hulu.

Starr Eschelman

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Stacy Cambron

Sarah Urda, M.A.

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

I’m a doctoral practicum student in my 3rd year of Spalding’s Psy. D. program. My treatment approach is grounded in respect for client autonomy and in the exploration of each client’s perspective: their history, values, strengths, areas for growth, and goals are all essential in our therapeutic work. I value and respect the collaborative, trusting relationship shared between client and therapist. With an emphasis in health psychology, I strive to incorporate the relationships between mind, body, and health with my clients. I have experience working with a variety of disorders (e.g. anxiety, depression, personality, etc.), and my clinical interests also include trauma, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Outside of therapy, spending time with friends, listening to new music, and painting are some of my favorite hobbies.

Ryan McPeak

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Lauren Holder

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

CJ Haynes

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Lolita Wiggs

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Johnrobert Jones

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Katie Whitley

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

My name is Katie Whitley and I am in my second year in Spalding’s School of Professional Psychology PsyD program. I am interested in working with children, adolescents, families, and couples with various concerns and cultural backgrounds. When I am not doing schoolwork, I enjoy cooking and baking, gardening, hiking, watching TV, and snuggling up with my cat.

Melissa Diego

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Hello! My name is Melissa Diego and I am currently a second-year doctoral student at Spalding University. At CBH, I will be focusing on the administration of psychological assessments. My emphasis area is forensics and I am interested in working with individuals who are justice involved. When I’m not in class or working, I enjoy watching Netflix, trying new foods, and spending time with family and friends.

Brittney McCoy

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Brittney McCoy is a second-year doctoral student at Spalding University.  She received undergraduate degree in Psychology from Georgetown College.  She also has her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University.  Brittney is at CBH administering psychological assessments and providing comprehensive assessment reports and feedback to clients.  Her emphasis area is Adult and Child/Adolescent/Family.  Some of her clinical interests include working with couples, adults, adolescents, children, and families who may be struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflicts.  In her free time, Brittney enjoys being with family and friends, watching Netflix, trying new foods, and going to Zumba.

Colton Groh

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Alicia Fortier

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Brian Collin

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Kristina Peterson

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Carrie French

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow



Support Team

Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson

My name is Lauren Peterson and I am in my second year in Spalding University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral program. My emphasis areas are Child/Adolescent and Health. I am also a graduate assistant at the Center for Behavioral Health. I am interested in working with children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, as well as their families, in addition to individuals with healthcare needs. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two lovely dogs, playing video games, and spending time with my partner. I look forward to working with you and helping you access high quality, affordable, and compassionate care at the Center for Behavioral Health!

 

Rachel Collier

Rachel Collier

I am a doctoral psychology student with emphasis in Adult and Health psychology.  I’m originally from southern Illinois (Salem), and I have lived in Evansville, Indiana for several years.  I completed undergrad at Indiana Wesleyan University.  I am thrilled to be at CBH and reaching out to the Louisville community to offer our great services!  When I’m working or doing school work, I love exercising, reading, eating fluffy pancakes, and taking care of the most perfect dog in the world.  I’m also a huge New England Patriots fan and the former fantasy football champion!

Tenko Kono

My name is Tenko Kono and I am an undergraduate intern at CBH. I am a senior at Spalding University and majoring in Psychology. I really enjoy learning many different kinds of disorder and observing intake and therapy. I am also on the soccer team at Spalding and was the captain for past two years with winning two conference championships. I enjoy hiking and spending time with my friends.