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.

Stacy Cambron, Ph.D

Meghana Suchak



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

Assessment 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

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Stacy Cambron

Megan is currently in her second year at Spalding University’s PsyD program. Prior to her enrollment at Spalding, she completed her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland. She has worked and volunteered as a counselor and therapy intern in a variety of settings, including, community mental health, crisis counseling, substance use treatment facilities, and college counseling. Megan has also volunteered as a research assistant and is interested in research pertaining to neuropsychological assessment, stereotype threat, and substance use. She is passionate about providing support to individuals from diverse backgrounds presenting with various clinical concerns. Specifically, Megan is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use disorders, and neurological challenges. In her spare time, Megan enjoys reading, relaxing, and rock climbing.

Tori Dickerson

Clinical & Assessment 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 Eshleman

 

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Stacy Cambron

My name is Starr Eshleman and I am in my second year in the clinical psychology program. My emphasis area is forensic psychology. In addition to forensic populations, I am also interested in working with veterans/military members and other underserved populations. I also enjoying exploring topics related to multiculturalism and diversity. In my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Urda

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

I’m a doctoral practicum student in my 4th 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.

David Hutsell

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

David earned his M.A. in psychology from the University of Cincinnati before joining Spalding’s Psy.D. program. He comes from a social justice-oriented background, which leads him to emphasize topics of intersectionality and privilege/oppression in his research and clinical work. In particular, he has a strong interest in working with members of the LGBTQ community and people involved in kink. In therapy, David’s style is grounded in exploring how our well-being is impacted by our thoughts, feelings, and actions, with an added focus on mindfulness and examining how we approach our relationships with others. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his boyfriend, playing video games, and cooking.

Ashley Horan

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

CJ Haynes

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Jordon Minor

 

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Hello! My name is Jordon Minor, and I am a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology in Louisville, KY. I received both my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and my Master’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of Louisville. With my emphasis areas in adult and health, I plan to work in a primary care setting as a sleep psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine. Great sleep is a necessary component to improving our physical and mental health, and I plan to assist clients in treating sleep disorders and any associated issues. My hobbies include leisure reading, playing video games, listening to music, watching movies/anime, etc. I look forward to meeting all of you!

Amy Schafer

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Hill Washington

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Hill Washington is a Kentucky native in her second year of Spalding’s PsyD doctoral program. Hill is a former law enforcement officer, with a Master’s degree in Justice Administration from University of Louisville and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Premedical Studies from Vanderbilt University. Her clinical interests include trauma, grief, anxiety, insomnia, and their related health impacts, especially among first-responders and others who have experienced occupational exposures to trauma. Hill is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and enjoys leading trauma-sensitive, inclusive yoga and meditation practices. In her free time, Hill likes to practice yoga, read, garden, restore old furniture, and spend time with her husband and their pets.

Peyton Andres

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Hi! My name is Peyton Andres and I am starting my second year in Spalding’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. I am from Louisville and graduated from Bellarmine University where I majored in Psychology. I enjoy working with families and children and am particularly interested in studying the impacts trauma, substance abuse, and eating disorders can have on the family system. In my free time I love to travel with my grandparents, read cheesy romance novels, and play tennis. I look forward to administering psychology assessments and helping in any way I can.

Christina Thomas

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Stacy Cambron

 

Nikki Necak

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Nikki completed her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  As an undergraduate student she worked with kids ages 4-12 as a research assistant at the school’s Cognitive Development lab.  She also volunteered her time as a crisis line operator at Community Elements, a local resource center for the Urbana-Champaign rural community.  Nikki is currently pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University where she is expected to graduate in 2023.  She is a second-year practicum student with an interest in working with families and adults from all backgrounds.  In her spare time, Nikki enjoys travelling, watching films, and trying new food.

Haley Beisler

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Brittany Cyrus

Clinical Practicum Student – The Healing Place
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

My name is Brittany Cyrus and I am in my fourth year of the clinical psychology doctoral program at Spalding. I currently have my master’s degree and am working towards my doctorate. My emphasis area is forensics and I have an interest in working with substance use, personality disorders, and forensic populations. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my cat, watching Netflix, and antiquing.



Support Team

Megan Phillips

Administrative Assistant

Megan graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Psychology. She plans to pursue graduate education in Psychology in the future, but currently enjoys helping the clients and students at CBH. In her free time, Megan loves spending time with her partner and her cat, listening to podcasts, playing with makeup, and never using her gym membership. If you have any questions about CBH, please do not hesitate to reach out. Megan would be thrilled to assist you!

Rachel Collier

Rachel Collier

Graduate Assistant

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!

Ayana Croff

Graduate Assistant

Ayana Croff, MA is a Graduate Assistant for CBH. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University, where she is currently in her fourth year working towards her doctorate degree. She obtained a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Ayana has experience assessing and treating adults, teenagers, and children, and has worked with individuals who have struggled with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, learning disabilities, and more. In her free time, Ayana enjoys trying new restaurants and spending quality time with friends and her miniature dachshund, Marley.