About Me

Thanks for stopping by! I am a counselor-presenter-researcher located in the Memphis area. Currently, I am an assistant professor of psychology at Rhodes College in midtown Memphis. My therapy, research, and teaching focuses on promoting well-being among individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or same-sex attracted, many of whom have complicated relationships with faith and religion.

I received my PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Miami and am a tyler_lefevor-_photo_0licensed psychologist in Tennessee (PSY 3490). I completed a year-long internship at Brigham Young University, where I spearheaded the center’s efforts to create a more affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and same-sex attracted clients for their primarily Christian students. I also completed a year-long postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, where I was the liaison between the counseling center and various LGBTQ groups on campus. I currently have a small private practice in Memphis that focuses on helping individuals who feel some degree of conflict between their faith, gender, and/or sexuality or are looking for ways to flourish as an LGBTQ or same-sex attracted individual.

I teach several courses at Rhodes College including Introduction to Statistics, Psychological Disorders, and Advanced Research Topics in Psychology. My main teaching interests are in the areas of research methods and statistics, gender and sexuality, and approaches to counseling. I frequently give presentations to various community groups about topics such as suicide prevention, LGBTQ mental health, and how to support LGBTQ loved ones within a faith community.

I work with a team of dedicated undergraduate research assistants in Memphis to investigate ways to promote positive mental health among religious individuals who identify as LGBTQ or same-sex attracted. I have written 8 articles and book chapters and given 24 scholarly presentations on my research. Check out my CV here.