Meet the Staff


Claire Beaulieu, Psy.D

Dr. Beaulieu currently serves as the Director and one of the clinical supervisors at CBH. She earned her Psy.D from Spalding University, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including university counseling centers, community mental health centers, and private practice. Her clinical interests include psychological assessment, anxiety, trauma disorders, and interpersonal relationships. She approaches therapy from an interpersonal, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral lens. Dr. Beaulieu is passionate about training future professionals in her roles as a teacher and a supervisor.

Supervisory Team

Brenda Nash, PhD

Chair, Spalding University School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Dr. Nash, a tenured associate professor, holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. After completing her internship, she returned to her native Louisville and quickly became involved with Spalding, teaching as clinical faculty for nine years before joining the faculty full-time in 2006. From 2011-2020, she assumed the role of Director of Clinical Training, overseeing students’ practicum and internship placements. She was named the 2020 Spalding University Board of Trustees Faculty of the Year. Dr. Nash specializes in working with survivors of trauma, including sexual and physical abuse, childhood abuse, domestic violence, automobile accidents, catastrophic loss, etc. She approaches therapy from an interpersonal perspective and is also passionate about teaching students how to work effectively and compassionately with trauma survivors. She is licensed in Kentucky and maintains a small private practice where she routinely provides pro bono services. She is a member of APA and KPA, where she has also served as a past Executive Board member. In 2020, Dr. Nash was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to serve on the Kentucky Board of Examiners in Psychology.

Amy Young, PsyD

Director of Clinical Training, Spalding University School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Dr. Amy Young has been a practicing psychologist since 2011, after receiving her doctoral degree (PsyD) from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been a full-time professor at Spalding University in Louisville, KY since 2012. She currently holds the rank of Associate Professor and is tenured. Dr. Young is also the Director of Clinical Training at Spalding University, overseeing all of the clinical placements in the School of Professional Psychology for both the undergraduate and doctoral programs. Dr. Young also co-founded the ROWEN Specialty Clinic for Women devoted to psychological treatment interventions for infertility stressors, grief and loss related to pregnancy, and perinatal mental health concerns. The ROWEN clinic provides both direct services to the community and potential training rotations for the doctoral students in the Spalding University program. Dr. Young is passionate about training the next generation of psychologists to have greater familiarity with these concerns.

Kristeena G Jenkins, PhD

Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Dr. Kristeena Jenkins was born in Richmond, KY, and raised in the heart of Louisville. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Tennessee State University and continues to develop her work from a social justice perspective. She previously served in school-based roles providing support to students with emotional and behavioral disorders. She has an undying passion for working with children with various difficulties within the educational setting, and a strong desire to cultivate this passion in her students as well. Dr. Jenkins also holds a special interest in autism assessment and providing support for parents and caregivers. She is excited to build on this expertise with the Center for Behavioral Health. Dr. Jenkins is excited to be a part of the School of Professional Psychology, helping to teach and supervise the next generation of psychologists. If you were to see Dr. Jenkins on her ideal day, she would either be working with children or teaching others how best to work with children, or eating some great food, or traveling to a new destination.

Carly Wood, PsyD

 Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health

Dr. Wood is a licensed clinical psychologist who completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University. Dr. Wood is currently the director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program at Compass Counseling and Psychology Services, which provides comprehensive DBT services to clients and their families including individual therapy, group therapy, parenting groups, and skills-based phone coaching. Dr. Wood has a special interest in working with teens and young adults experiencing interpersonal difficulties, emotion dysregulation, or who have been impacted by trauma.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Wood holds Adjunct Faculty positions at Bellarmine University and Spalding University.

Willie McBride, PhD

Dr. Willie F. McBride is a Louisville native and clinical neuropsychologist who recently completed his fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System within the Department of Neurology. He is primarily focused on evaluating neurodegenerative processes in older adults but has a burgeoning interest in cultural neuropsychology and examining health disparities within the African American community. He is a founding member of the Society for Black Neuropsychology, a national organization devoted to advancing the field of neuropsychology at it relates to the African diaspora. He completed his doctoral degree from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology in Norfolk VA, internship at the Vanderbilt-Veteran Affairs Psychology Consortium, and completed a fellowship in Interprofessional Psychology Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Murfreesboro Tennessee. His hobbies include collecting vinyl records, playing video games, spending time with family, and watching movies/anime.

Hannah Kersting Richardson, PsyD, HSP

Dr. Hannah Richardson is the co-director and co-founder of the Complete Neuropsychology Services clinic within the Center for Behavioral Health and the Neuropsychology program within the School of Professional Psychology. She is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with a wide range of experience working with neurologically compromised individuals throughout their lifespan. She is a Louisville native and a graduate from Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology Program. Following graduate school, she received neuropsychological-specific internship training at the third largest Veteran’s Affair Medical Center in the country, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. To continue her career, she received advanced training through a fellowship in neurology, neurosciences, and rehabilitation at the University of Toledo Medical Center. As a recipient of the Women in Neuropsychology Award, Dr. Richardson aims to provide mentoring and clinical experiences to promote well-rounded training in clinical neuropsychology.

Melissa Steinkamp, PsyD

Dr. Melissa Steinkamp is a licensed clinical psychologist in Kentucky and Indiana. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and political science at Transylvania University, and her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology at Spalding University. In training and after licensure, Dr. Steinkamp has conducted psychological evaluations in inpatient hospital settings, community mental health settings, college counseling centers, and private practices. Dr. Steinkamp additionally conducted Child Hearsay Evaluations for the state of Indiana court system through Open Door Youth Center. Dr. Steinkamp is passionate about providing quality, in depth assessment supervision that encourages trainees to think critically and professionally about the assessment process.

Support Team

Ashley Jackson

Administrative Assistant

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Louisville, KY.

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

As the past year has brought new challenges, I am excited about being part of an organization that is training people to meet mental health needs in new ways, too. I am also looking forward to creating a warm, supportive environment for the staff and clients at CBH.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love live music, sharing love through baking, and watching my friends do karaoke.

What is a fun fact about you?

I’m a mean hula hooper and I still have a baby tooth!


Bekah Lipski

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Wentzville, Missouri

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

I am looking forward to learning more about the behavioral health field and helping others find the care they need. I love to organize things and hope to bring my skills and ideas to the CBH

What do you like to do for fun?

I am an avid puzzler (I usually complete 1500 piece puzzles in one sitting)

Avish Waghray

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Hyderabad, India

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

I hope to use my unique experiences to help those within the Kentucky community. In addition, I hope to break the stigma around mental health care.

What do you like to do for fun?

I am a huge sports fan and usually spend time with friends watching various games and playing soccer.

What is a fun fact about you?
I’m a huge Miami Heat fan!