Meet the Staff



Founder

Steve Katsikas, Ph.D.

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, PhD

Associate Chair, Spalding University School of Professional Psychology 

Director and Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Where did you grow up?

Johnson City, TN

Why did you want to be a psychologist? 

I chose to become a psychologist originally because I love listening to people and felt honored they would open up to me about such personal and meaningful parts of themselves. I always thought I would have my own private practice and work with adolescents and adults. As I went through school, I developed a love for training and teaching. I am thrilled to be in my role to support students in learning how to be compassionate, socially responsive, excellent psychologists.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?

In my role as Director, I look forward to supporting our team of staff and students to meet the needs of our community in such turbulent and challenging times. I hope to be a source of stability and steadiness for our Center.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love spending time with my family playing board games, sitting around campfires, and kayaking. Personally, I also enjoy yoga, gardening, and being in nature – it always brings me peace.

What is a fun fact about you?

I love dogs! I have a boxer/beagle mix named Herman Wilson.

Steven Kniffley, PsyD

Director, Collective Care Center

Associate Director and Assessment/Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

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.

Brenda Nash, PhD

Chair, Spalding University School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Allyson Bradow, PsyD

Assessment/Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

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.

Stacy Cambron, PhD

Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Amber Penn, PsyD

Assessment/Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Dr. Penn is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. She has completed years of specialized training in trauma and substance use disorder treatment through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and currently uses that knowledge to serve the larger Louisville community through her work in private practice. Dr. Penn utilizes a trauma-informed social justice framework in her approach to psychological treatment, while applying an integration of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, holistic psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology. Dr. Penn has also facilitated multiple workshops and scholarly research presentations in the areas of psychology education, rural mental health, holistic trauma and substance use disorder treatment, and telepsychology. When not working, she enjoys gardening, yoga, reading, playing video and board games, spending time with her husband and family, and exploring nature.

Kelsey Stout, PsyD

Assessment Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Dr. Kelsey Stout earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in forensic psychology from Spalding University in 2020.  Dr. Stout completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Jefferson County Internship Consortium, where she completed rotations focused on forensic evaluations, psychological assessment, and provided therapy to court-involved individuals.  Dr. Stout is completing a forensically specialized postdoctoral fellowship conducting forensic mental health assessment for individuals involved in Family Court. In addition to her postdoctoral fellowship, she conducts psychological assessments with Seven Counties Services Psychological Testing Division and assists with providing supervision to the JCIC doctoral interns.  Dr. Stout also serves on the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) Continuing Education Committee.

Amy Young, PsyD

Director of Clinical Training, Spalding University School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health



Student Clinician Team

Kristina Peterson

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Stacey Cambron

Brittney McCoy

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Lisa Logan

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Where did you grow up?
I was originally born in Germany and moved to Fort Knox, KY when I was 6 years old

Why do you want to be a psychologist? 
Most of us question and attempt to understand the intricacies of our voyage in life; inquisitive in regard to the motives of our actions and behaviors. This precise intersection of the human mind and behavior has always fascinated and compelled me to continue this journey to become a Clinical Psychologist. My emphasis area is Adult and Forensics.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
I am extremely excited to be working at the CBH this year to gain extensive knowledge of the mental health field in regard to psychological assessments. I believe that I will be able to contribute a compassionate, positive, knowledgeable, and unique perspective to the CBH.

What is something you like to do for fun?
During my free time, I love to spend time with my friends and family, workout, cuddle with my two adorable pups, painting, listening to music, and relaxing.

What is a fun fact about you?
I was a member of Zydeco Guard and we were finalists in Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships in 2012.

Courtnee Hall

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Amber Penn

Where did you grow up?
I am from right here in Louisville, KY. I grew up in the Jeffersontown and Fern Creek areas.

Why do you want to be a psychologist?

I have always wanted to help others and have been drawn to psychology and mental health from a young age. I enjoy working with young adults and adults, and I have specific clinical interests in mindfulness, substance use, self-harm, grief, and anxiety. My treatment approach is to focus on building trust and getting to know you as a person, as you are the expert on your experience. Additionally, I value collaboratively working on how you can meet your goals and experience growth. I believe that living in line with our values is a very important goal to have, and I will bring in tools into our sessions to help that happen.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH/CCC this practicum year?
I am excited to connect with clients and help guide them along their mental health journeys. I look forward to providing therapy for clients and helping in any way I can.

What do you like to do for fun?
My hobbies include visiting the park, hiking, traveling and immersing myself in other cultures. I also enjoy listening to a wide variety of music, watching movies, and reading fantasy novels.

What is a fun fact about you?
I am a dog-lover and I dog-sit often, so I may have puppies pop up in the background from time to time during our sessions online!

Hannah Gibson

Clinical Practicum Student, Supplemental
Supervisor: Brenda Nash

Savannah Walker

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Christian French

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Where did you grow up?
I grew up and went to school in Southern Indiana.

Why do you want to be a psychologist?
Originally, I was in school to become a nurse, but I realized my passion lay in mental health. Now, my program emphasis area is the Adult/ Health hybrid at Spalding. I want to be a psychologist because I believe mental health care is central to overall well-being, and it is, unfortunately, still widely overlooked. I believe in the power of therapy, and I hope to create a space for clients to practice self-compassion, improve their relationships, and be fully themselves in service of their well-being and the wider community.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
I am most excited to work with marginalized populations including the LGBTQ+ community and help create a space for queer clients to be and discover their authentic selves. Also, I am looking forward to working collaboratively with clients to navigate challenges they face and improve their relationships with themselves and others. I’m also interested in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, eating and health concerns, and obsessive-compulsive issues.

What do you like to do for fun?
For fun, I like to read, sing, listen to podcasts, play the saxophone, and I am a plant enthusiast. I also have game nights with my partner and sister.

What is a fun fact about you?
I am colorblind, and I didn’t see the color purple until I was 24 years old when my mom bought me Enchroma colorblind glasses.

Jillian Jernigan

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Olivia Parker

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Crystal River, Florida.

Why do you want to be a psychologist?
I want to be a psychologist because I want to be able to assist people with self-growth, I am particularly interested in working with young adults.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
I am most excited to to contribute my rapport building skills to the CBH so I can help clients feel comfortable during the testing process.

What do you like to do for fun?
In my off-time I enjoy hiking with my dogs and cooking new foods!

What is a fun fact about you?
A fun fact about me is that I have two Dalmatians named Grace and Boomie.

Chhavi Singhal

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Amber Penn

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Dallas, TX

Why do you want to be a psychologist?
I am in the Children and Family emphasis area, and I want to be a psychologist because I believe mental health issues with children are not taken seriously, especially in certain minority populations. I’d like to work with those kids whose families may not be able to understand what they are going through because of cultural reasons.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?

I am excited to provide a new perspective to CBH this year. Most assessments are tested and created with majority white populations, and I am looking forward to bringing a multicultural perspective to assessments.

What do you like to do for fun?
For fun I like to draw, watch movies, play video games, and cook.

What is a fun fact about you?
A fun fact about me is that if I weren’t pursuing psychology, I would want to be a concept artist and design characters for video games.

Aaron Carter

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Steven Kniffley

Kimberly Morales Martinez

Assessment and Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisors: Norah Chapman, Steven Kniffley

Danielle Burdalski

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Norah Chapman

Where did you grow up?
New Jersey, a small country town in South Jersey

Why do you want to be a psychologist? 
I want to be able to aid and assist those who are struggling with the battle of mental illness. I want to break the stigma associated with “getting help”. Part of breaking that stigma is associating behavioral health with other health care domains in order to create a holistic care program for those in need, which is why I chose the specialties of Health and Adult Psychology. Active communication and care between providers in all aspects of Healthcare is what will show our client’s that they are supported medically and mentally through their healing process.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
My prior knowledge and experience–I was to take this opportunity to not only build on my previously learned tools, but learn and build on new skills that will be most beneficial to our clients. I want to be able to take my prior experience and relate to our clients in a way that builds rapport and comfort in session.

What is something you like to do for fun?
I love to play with my 2 amazing, high-energy Australian Shepherds. They keep me active, happy, and on my toes.

What is a fun fact about you?
I am an Army Veteran that worked as a behavioral health specialist in a variety of fields (trauma, family services, Substance Use, and suicide prevention, to name a few). It was this job that really propelled my passion for the destigmatization of mental health services for all individuals.

Mindy Yates

Assessment and Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisors: Kelsey Stout, Amber Penn

Catherine Hackl

Clinical Practicum Student – The Healing Place
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Hunter Gatewood

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Kelsey Stout

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Williamstown, Ky. The same city where they built a full-size biblical recreation of Noah’s Ark.

Why do you want to be a psychologist?
I want to be a psychologist so that I can help people feel seen, understood, heard, and respected. I specifically have interests in young adults and individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
I hope to provide insight to the role and impact of early childhood experiences, relationships, trauma, and LGBTQ+ identity.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to make rubber block prints, where I basically carve out designs similar to a stamp, roll it with ink, and press it onto paper. Some turn out much better than others.

What is a fun fact about you?
A not so fun fact, but mildly impressive, is that I was on a pop culture trivia team with friends for 6 months and could only contribute one answer for that entire timeframe. It hasn’t gotten better.

Katie Whitley

Clinical Practicum Student
Supervisor: Amy Young

Where did you grow up?
Miami, FL

Why do you want to be a psychologist?
I want to be a psychologist because I love connecting with others. It is an honor to help people see the power they have within themselves to make positive changes and heal from pain. I love making people feel supported, heard, and safe. I am specifically interested in trauma work and I tend to focus on relationships including identifying attachment style, interpersonal concerns, and working on communication and boundary difficulties.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
I am looking forward to helping CBH continue to offer therapy services using telehealth. Due to COVID-19 there is a growing need for mental health services now more than ever before and I am really glad to be part of that.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love going for long walks and bike rides. I have a major sweet tooth that I satisfy with lots of baking (brownies are my favorite). I love spending time with my partner and my friends, especially when we have game night.

What is a fun fact about you?
I love cats and have connected with many clients over a shared love of cats. I have two cats and my dream is to have a lot of cats, like a crazy cat lady amount.

Shanika Goodspeed

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Amber Penn

Where did you grow up?
Northern California

Why do you want to be a psychologist?
I decided to be a psychologist specifically because I am interested in the forensic field. I aspire to work with courts, attorneys, jails, victims, and law enforcement.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
I hope to contribute a different perspective as someone from a minoritized background. I also hope that, through my own diversity, I will be able to connect with diverse clients who are normally underrepresented.

What is something you like to do for fun?
Traveling has been a hobby of mine for a long time. However, when I am not on an airplane, I am likely to be in the gym. And if I am at home, I could be found in my greenhouse, attending to my vegetables and herbs. But if the produce is doing well, there is a strong likelihood that I am on my couch watching a scary movie.

What is a fun fact about you?
I am bilingual; my second language is Spanish.

Alli Hendrick

Assessment Practicum Student
Supervisor: Allyson Bradow

Where did you grow up?

Bemus Point, NY

Why do you want to be a psychologist?
It is my desire to help people sort through some of life’s toughest obstacles while learning new tools to help them navigate situations that may arise. I love talking with people and helping them piece together how a situation has impacted them. I am an adult emphasis area and once done with school hope to work in private practice with adolescents through adults with a specialty in working with first responders.

What are you most excited to contribute to CBH this practicum year?
I am so excited to learn about the psychological testing process and how to utilize those results to help clients better understand themselves.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time on the lake in the town where I am from or curl up with a good book.

What is a fun fact about you?
I have lived in four states within the last two years!



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.