BHC Clinicians

Behavioral Health Clinic

Meet Our Clinicians 

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.

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.

Katie McVeigh

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.

Tara Torres (she/her)

Tara received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Arizona. Tara's clinical training primarily focuses on utilizing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), through the clinic. Her future focus is to specialize in tailored and multicultural, psychosocial interventions with cancer populations. 

Andrea Coppola, M.A. (she/her)
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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.

Justin Palmer

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.

Elizabeth Ver Hoeve, M.A. (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.