All Staff and Trainees 2018-2019

Karen Griffith Derek Moore

Karen Griffith
Office Manager
Joined Emory: 2006

Derek Moore
Administrative Assistant
Joined Emory: 2018

Ellis Bernstein

Ellis Bernstein, Ph.D. (Auburn University)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ellis enjoys working with individuals, groups, families, and couples. He is interested in a wide range of clinical presentations, including identity development, self-esteem, self-image, relational issues, adjustment, trauma, depression, and anxiety. His theoretical orientation is integrative, with primary roots in Person-Centered and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) modalities. He also regularly utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Emotion-Focused interventions in his work.

Amelia Hoyle

Amelia Hoyle, Ph.D. (University of Georgia)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Amelia’s clinical interests include relationship concerns, generalized anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance use concerns, trauma and recovery, as well as identity development. In her work with clients, she finds the therapeutic relationship to be the most important tool for change and works to build a safe and collaborative environment. She believes that clients are the experts of their own experiences and hopes to empower them to capitalize on their own strengths through a multicultural feminist approach.

Kalyn Wilson, MSW (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Post-MSW Graduate Fellow

Kalyn’s clinical interests include working with individuals, couples, and groups on a variety of clinical presentations, including identity development, relational and interpersonal functioning, familial concerns, self-esteem, trauma, race-related stressors, and emotional and mood concerns. She approaches her clinical work from the systems, interpersonal, and relational-cultural perspectives, and draws from intersectionality and empowerment practices to more fully support her clients through the healing process.

Abey Wachira, M.A. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Doctoral Intern

Abey enjoys working with clients with a wide range of clinical presentations including depression, anxiety, stress-management, life transitions, immigrant and international student issues, ethnic minority issues, identity development, relationship concerns, academic and work-related concerns, and trauma. She is especially passionate about issues related to cultural diversity, and strives to learn and put into practice culturally-responsive ways that she can best support clients as they explore their intersecting cultural identities and related systems of power and oppression. Abey’s theoretical orientation is integrative, with primary roots in person-centered and narrative therapy approaches framed within multicultural and strengths-based perspectives. In line with this therapeutic approach, there is a strong emphasis on honoring clients’ subjective reality and worldview, identification and capitalization of strengths, as well as collaboration in therapy to identify interventions that will promote improved overall well-being.

Hannah Warshowsky, M.S. (University of Florida)

Doctoral Intern

Hannah enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups. Her clinical interests include relationship concerns, identity exploration, sexual concerns, trauma and grief. She uses an integrative approach drawing from, interpersonal, multicultural-feminist, and mindfulness-based approaches. She believes in cultivating a caring and authentic therapeutic relationship with each student to empower their self-exploration and growth.  

Whitney Adams, M.A. (University of Texas at Austin)

Doctoral Intern

Whitney’s therapeutic style is integrative, drawing from cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and strengths-based approaches that are framed within a multicultural context. While working with students, Whitney focuses on the therapeutic relationship to create a collaborative environment where students can freely explore their thoughts and feelings and begin the process towards change. Her clinical interests include integrated health, identity development, relationship concerns, adjustment issues, and many more. In addition to working with individuals and groups, Whitney is committed to her role as a social justice advocate and providing outreach in the community.

Angela Bethea Walsh, Ph.D.

Debra Dantzler, LPC, Ph.D.

Lauren Alloy, LCSW

Megan Tarshis, LCSW

Samera Sheikh, M.A., LPC

Jessalyn Palmer, M.A., LPC

Julia Wamstad, Psy.D

Leah Farrell-Carnahan, Ph.D.

Contact and Hours of Operation

Address: 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-7450
Fax: (404) 727-2906
Crisis/Walk-in Hours: 8:30-3:30, Monday-Friday
Hours of Operation: 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday

PLEASE NOTE: If Emory University is closed due to weather or other emergency, then CAPS is also closed. In such circumstances, students will be contacted to reschedule appointments once the university reopens.