Bringing Psychology to Everyday Life
Dr. Tony Sheppard
I have been involved in the psychology community in Louisville since 1996 when I moved here to attend graduate school at Spalding University. My interest in psychology began as an undergraduate student at Middle Tennessee State University. One of my professors at MTSU once said, "when you share something with another human being, it changes that thing forever". This introduced me to the power of psychology to impact the lives of people.
Dr. Zack Thieneman
Psychology is fascinating to me. It always has been. I began working in the field of psychology 10 years ago when I applied for a job working with children who have autism and related developmental disabilities. Ever since, my passion for psychology, in particular psychotherapy, flourished. I studied at Bellarmine University before completing my doctorate at Spalding University because of my fondness for Louisville and its psychology-friendly community.
Carson Haynes, MA
I became interested in psychology in high school, and have had a passion for helping others and understanding why people behave the way they do for most of my life. I am currently in my fourth year in Spalding's doctoral program in clinical psychology. My interest in working with children and adolescents grew during my time at Bellarmine University through research and internships in Louisville. I am so excited to be at Groupworks, and to be part of the fantastic work that takes place here!
Ellie Miller, MA
I am currently a doctoral student at Spalding University studying child, adolescent, and family psychology. I have had a passion for psychology and understanding the way the mind works for as long as I can remember. I have experience working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a residential center for children, and at a behavioral health center . I became interested in child psychology through my undergraduate training at The University of Alabama and as I progress in my program I become more interested in childhood development and family relationships.
Joshua Smith, Psy.D.
I became interested in studying psychology as an adolescent. I began formally studying cognitive behavior psychology at Utah State University in 2000. As I began working with individuals with developmental disabilities, I realized that this was an interest area that I wanted to pursue. I was able to complete my doctorate degree from Spalding University in 2012. I completed my dissertation on integrating individuals with autism into group therapy. I had the privilege of running a program for prison inmates with autism for the Kentucky Correctional System. Since that time, I have started my own private practice in New Albany, Indiana where I specialize in working with individuals with autism and other developmental disorders. I provide individual, family, and group therapy in that setting. I’m very excited to provide group therapy at Groupworks to offer group therapy to individuals here in Kentucky.
Brian Belva, Ph.D.
I became interested in psychology as an undergraduate at Georgetown College. After graduation, I obtained by doctorate in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University. My expertise is in conducting psychological assessment for children and adolescents to bring clarity to complex diagnostic situations. I love living in Louisville and am excited to be a part of the staff at Groupworks!