Interns

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Adam Breister

Adam is currently a graduate student at Vanderbilt University in the Human Development Counseling Program. He is working to receive his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will graduate in May of 2018. He obtained his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Business Administration. Adam has a passion for working with adolescents and adults who have experienced various forms of trauma, bereavement, emotional or behavioral problems, relational struggles, and identity issues. He values the power of the therapeutic relationship, providing clients with a safe, validating environment to promote their self-exploration and navigation of daily hardships to reach a state of restoration and healing. He is currently a member of the American Counseling Association and plans to pursue licensure as an licensed professional counselor after graduation.

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Kelsey Wonderlin

Kelsey Wonderlin is a third-year M.Ed. candidate in Vanderbilt’s Human Development Counseling program, with a focus in Clinical Mental Health. Originally from the Florida Keys, Kelsey graduated in 2015 from University of Florida with a bachelor’s of science in psychology and a minor in communication studies. Kelsey currently works as a research assistant in the Education and Brain Sciences lab at Vanderbilt. She ultimately hopes to open a private practice offering counseling services to young adults and adults, particularly women.

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Richard P. Garvin

Richard P. Garvin, Jr. is a professor, speaker, and psychotherapist. He is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provision. Richard has training in Mental Health diagnoses, Individual therapy, Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and Group therapy. Richard provides therapy for individuals, men, women, couples, and adolescents. Richard is currently working to complete his Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University; he earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Fisk University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Richard is a Professor in the Social and Life Sciences department at Nashville State Community College in Nashville, Tennessee and teaches adjunct at other local colleges.

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