Chad Doerr Psy.D.

Chad is a graduate of James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Psychology. He was the first McMillin Scholar and graduate assistant for the McMillin Center from 2014-2017. He currently works in private pratice in Reno, Nevada, providing mental performance consulting to individual athletes, teams and coaches, as well as offering public speaking about sport psychology and student-athlete mental health. He is also the Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas athletics department. Following completion of his Psy.D. at JMU, Chad served as an athletic psychologist at the University of Nebraska. 

Chad completed his predoctoral internship with a sport psychology emphasis at UC Davis. He received his M.A in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver in 2014 and B.A in Psychology from the University of Nevada-Reno. Chad played college baseball at Feather River Community College in Quincy, CA, where he received his Associate’s Degree.

Cierra Williams M.S.

Cierra was a Psychological Sciences student at James Madison University for the 2016-2018 school years. She is currently a research assistant/ junior research associate at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). She works within the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab (SleepWell) directed by Catherine Siengsukon, PT, PhD.

Cierra received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary in 2016 where she shadowed Dr. Deidre Connelly, Ph.D CMPC. Cierra’s research interests include: growth mindset, sports injury, experiences of black athletes, performance anxiety, social physique anxiety, and the role of sleep in recovery (i.e., following a sports injury, stroke, etc).  

Bridget Smith Psy.D.

Bridget Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her PsyD in clinical psychology from James Madison University and her masters in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. She completed both her clinical internship and post-doctoral residency at the James Madison University Counseling Center where she specialized in trauma, eating and body image concerns, and student athlete mental health.

Currently, she coordinates the Sexual Trauma Empowerment Program (STEP) at the James Madison University Counseling Center, provides individual therapy to students presenting with a variety of concerns and co-facilitates the STEP support group (for individuals who identify as survivors of sexual assault). She also provides supervision to clinicians-in-training. Prior to her current role she worked as a clinician at The WELL Clinic in Philadelphia, PA providing outpatient therapy to individuals with eating disorder and body image concerns.

Pat Kenny Psy.D.

Pat Kenny is a former Doctoral Student in the Clinical and School Psychology program at James Madison University. Currently, he is a Psychologist at Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena, Montana. At Shodair, Pat works on the children's psychiatric residential unit, where he provides individual, family, and group therapy. Previously, he earned his M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver. Prior to his time at the McMillin Center, he worked as a consultant to multiple teams, employing a holistic method (involving athletic directors, coaches, athletes, and trainers) to create winning cultures.

At the McMillin center Pat enjoyed the weekly meetings, and faculty/staff pickup basketball games. He also hosted fellow sport psychology students on his campus radio show/podcast, and served as a presenter to local coaches and collegiate athletes. His research interests include the benefits of play and movement for children and creation of healthy organizational cultures.

Liz Sanborn Psy.D.
Liz Sanborn

Liz currently works as a sport psychologist specialist at the University of Notre Dame.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lehigh University Counseling and Psychological Services. Liz received her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from Miami University in 2014. Upon graduation, Liz worked with Army soldiers, family members and DA civilians as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. Liz trained mental skills for performance enhancement and increasing resilience. Her research interests include: emotion regulation and energy management in performance, effective coaching, and life skills development through sport.

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