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Areas of Expertise 


Trauma - Resilience - Post-Traumatic Growth

Identity - Intercultural Competence - Mental Wellness

College Student Development - Higher Ed - Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion

About Dr. Janelle -

Born and raised in Virginia, I always cared about engaging with others. Right after attending Wake Forest University, I earned my doctoral degree in clinical and school psychology from the University of Virginia. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Vanderbilt University and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. I am a licensed clinical psychology in the states of Georgia and Virginia and conduct teletherapy in 30+ states.

I work as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Richmond. There, my research investigates the intersections of trauma, identity, and significant life transitions as it relates to mental health and wellness.

I feel passionately about the meaningful and reciprocal connection that bridges teaching, practice, and research seamlessly.

Education + Training

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Wake Forest University

Bachelor of Arts


2006 - 2010


Vanderbilt University 

Predoctoral Internship,

Clinical Psychology



University of Virignia

Doctor of Philosophy,

Clinical + School Psychology

2010 - 2015


Emory University

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Clinical Psychology


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