Clinicians

Behavioral Health Clinic
Clinicians

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Savannah Boyd (she/her)

Savannah graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2014 before completing a master’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona in 2020. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Her clinical training is focused on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Savannah is particularly interested in working with families and couples using evidence-based practices to promote healthy relationships.

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Andrea Coppola, MA (she/her)

Andrea received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Her clinical training is primarily in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and emotionally focused therapy (EFT). She has experience working with couples and individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance use, and schizophrenia spectrum/other psychotic disorders. She is particularly interested in working with couples and families at the Behavioral Health Clinic using an EFT framework.

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Mariam Hovhannisyan (she/her)

Mariam received her bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from UCLA and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Her broad clinical and research interests include aging and memory. Mariam’s clinical training is primarily focused on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)with the goal of using these evidenced-based treatments to help individuals increase their quality of life.

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Kelly Kim (she/her)

Kelly graduated with her B.S. in Psychology and Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Kelly is committed to using empirically-based approaches to treatment, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She is also involved in clinical research, which focuses on treatment predictors and adherence as well as comorbidity of sleep and mental health disorders (e.g., insomnia and depression). She believes that clinical research and application should reciprocally inform the other to provide optimal patient care and outcomes, in conjunction with considerations to the individual differences and backgrounds of each patient (e.g., cultural)

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Hatty Lara, MS (she/her)

Hatty Lara is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program in the Psychology Department. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso and a M.S. in Psychological Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. In between school, she worked as a Research Assistant at UT Southwestern Medical Center then Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso for cancer prevention programs. Hatty's research interests include language development and adverse childhood experiences. In her free time, Hatty enjoys hiking and traveling.

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Jackie Leete (she/her)

Jackie grew up in Fairfield, Iowa and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience & Behavior from Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) in 2019. After graduating, she was awarded a two-year post-bachalaureateresearch fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD where she became interested in clinical psychology. She is currently pursuinga PhD in Clinical Psychology at UA in the Health Psychology track. Her clinical training emphasizes evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Jackie is especially interested in working with patients with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders (e.g., insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, nightmares, CPAP adherence), and health concerns (e.g., pain, fatigue).

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Katie McVeigh (she/her)

Katie received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2018 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, also at the University of Arizona. Her clinical training is primarily in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She has previous experience working with depression and anxiety. Katie's goal is to use collaborative, evidence-based therapy to provide individualized, patient-centered care and improve well-being.

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Samantha Nagy (she/her)

Samantha graduated with her bachelor's and master’s in Psychology with a focus in Behavioral Health from Oakland University in 2016 and 2018, respectively. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Her clinical training is focused on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and CBT for sleep disorders (CBT for Insomnia [CBTi] and CBT for Nightmares [CBTn]). Her broad clinical and research interests include insomnia, shift work, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychobiological mechanisms, and first responder populations.

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Taylor Nicholas, MA (she/her)

Taylor graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017 before completing a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Taylor's clinical training primarily focuses on utilizing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Her broad clinical and research interests include psycho-oncology, neuropsychological interventions for cancer-related cognitive impairment, andcross-cultural aspects of cancer care.

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Justin Palmer (he/him)

Justin is from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Arizona to earn his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Arizona State University. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in clinical psychology. He is broadly interested in neuropsychological assessments and aging. Justin has training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Justin’s goal is to use empirically-based therapeutic tools to help individuals reach their goals and maximize their quality of life.

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Deva Reign (he/him)

Deva grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2021. Deva was appointed to the NIH MARC Scholars Program in 2019 where he became interested in clinical psychology. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona with a focus in Clinical Neuropsychology. His clinical training emphasizes evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Deva is particularly interested in working with patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, chronic traumatic encephalopathy(CTE), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His research interests are in sustaining neural efficiency with Blue Light Mechanisms and its affects on the brain.

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Elizabeth Ver Hoeve, MA (she/her)

Elizabeth is pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Behavioral Medicine. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bryn Mawr College, and got her inspiration to focus on psychosocial oncology while working as a clinical research coordinator at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her clinical training at University of Arizona has focused on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in individuals with cancer as well as in primary care and university campus health settings. Elizabeth’s goal is to use evidence-based therapeutic practices to help individuals adjust to health-related adversity.