Shauna Joye (SJoye@JoyePsyc.com) is an Air Force veteran, licensed clinical psychologist, and adjunct graduate professor at Georgia Southern University.She earned a B.S. in biology from Georgia Southern University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Florida State University. She has extensive training in pediatric assessment and has been conducting comprehensive evaluations since 2006. She specializes in assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, attention disorders, and learning disorders across the lifespan, including toddlers. Dr. Joye believes in a caring, competent, and comprehensive approach to psychological assessment and treatment. She strives to provide recommendations and treatment based on current research and using a collaborative approach so all patients feel empowered and validated. Dr. Joye lives in historic downtown Savannah and enjoys reading, spending time with family, and traveling. In her free time Dr. Joye volunteers with two nonprofit organizations: Warrior Expeditions helps combat veterans hike long-distance trails across the country. Dr. Joye's work with Warrior Expeditions has been published in a number of outlets, including the New York Times. Uuzilo helps individuals suffering from loss, grief, or trauma travel to Africa and embark on an extended motorcycle expedition.
Tommy Cramer (TCramer@JoyePsyc.com) is an Associate Professional Counselor who specializes in working with families and children. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Maryville College and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. Mr. Cramer has experience working with children and families in an office and community setting to provide support, education, and counseling services. Mr. Cramer believes in working with families using a collaborative approach so they feel supported and empowered in all aspects of their daily lives. Mr. Cramer has experience using play therapy techniques, expressive arts techniques, and conducting parenting sessions using 1-2-3 Magic. Mr. Cramer also has experience coordinating with families and schools to support children with 504 plans or Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and help them achieve their best chance of academic success. Mr. Cramer believes in using a client-centered approach to helping families and children achieve an overall sense of wellness in their lives. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, read, and practice his art at home.
Anna Faircloth (AFaircloth@JoyePsyc.com) is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned a B.S. in psychology from Valdosta State University and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Georgia Southern University. Dr. Faircloth has been providing therapy, comprehensive assessments, and evaluations since 2013. She has experience treating a wide array of mental health issues and a passion for serving those with trauma-related distress. She has worked with Veterans, active duty military, and civilians in both inpatient and outpatient settings, helping them find freedom from past traumatic experiences and creating new trajectories for their lives. Dr. Faircloth prides herself in her caring and practical approach to mental health service. Dr. Faircloth recognizes the investment clients make when they seek out mental health services, and she strives to work collaboratively with clients to provide care that is considerate of the latest research as well as the unique values and goals of each client. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and relaxing in her hammock.
Stephanie Mitchell (SMitchell@JoyePsyc.com) is an associate professional counselor. She earned a B.S. in psychology from Armstrong Atlantic State University and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. Ms. Mitchell has experience working with children and adults with severe mental illness in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Using a person-centered, existential approach, she believes all people have the capacity for self-awareness as well as a unique identity. Ms. Mitchell uses several CBT and DBT techniques, which are proven to work for anxiety, depression, and anger. Ms. Mitchell believes in providing insight and tools that enable each client with the ability to make authentic, and meaningful choices. Ms. Mitchell is particularly skilled at working with preteen and teen girls with anxiety and self-esteem issues. When not working, she enjoys spending time reading, horseback riding, and volunteering for local community organizations.
Mario Grayes (MGrayes@JoyePsyc.com) is a native of Savannah, Georgia and a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Mr. Grayes earned a B.S. in Biology from Savannah State University and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South University. Since 2014, Mr. Grayes has been assisting clients in the community providing assessments, individual therapy, and family therapy. Mr. Grayes primarily uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help clients recognize how unhealthy thinking patterns contribute to issues and problems in their lives and how to manage those thoughts. When working with children and adolescents, Mr. Grayes also incorporates several evidence-based Play Therapy techniques. When Mr. Grayes has free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and family. He also enjoys martial arts, exercising, reading, and volunteering at his church.
Kristen Coln (KColn@JoyePsyc.com) is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment of developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Coln received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Mississippi. She attended graduate school at The University of Southern Mississippi where she obtained Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2014. Dr. Coln completed an APA-accredited internship through the child and pediatric psychology track within the University of Alabama-Birmingham Clinical Psychology Internship Program. Following her internship, Dr. Coln completed a post-doctoral residency with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics in Jacksonville, Florida, specializing in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and a range of developmental disabilities. Dr. Coln currently conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adolescents. These assessments include the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), developmental delays, learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, and a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Dr. Coln strives to provide research-supported recommendations and treatment based the individual needs of her clients.
Jessica Brooks (JBrooks@JoyePsyc.com) is a licensed psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy and assessment. She earned her B.S. degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, M.S. degree in clinical psychology at North Dakota State University, and Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Brooks has extensive experience with individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as comprehensive assessment for learning and attention-deficit disorders, since 2007. She has particular passions for the treatment of anxiety-based issues, gender and sexual identity issues, and relational problems. Dr. Brooks strives to provide competent care by considering each person’s unique needs and desires, coupled with the most appropriate treatment strategies for addressing presenting concerns. She values collaboration whereby clients are active and empowered participants in treatment. Work-life balance is extremely important to Dr. Brooks, and in her spare time she enjoys watching and playing sports, reading, cooking, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog, Havoc.
Merry Gallagher (office@JoyePsyc.com) has been a practicing psychologist for over 35 years. Originally from New England, she received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. She practiced in Vermont and New York before relocating to Statesboro, GA, 25 years ago. Most recently she was the clinical director and licensed psychologist at the Regents Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia Southern University, where she was also a member of the graduate faculty. Her clinical interests include major developmental themes throughout the lifespan, most especially the relationship between nature and nurture. Now semi-retired and living in Savannah, GA, Dr. Gallagher's practice is limited to the assessment of children, teens, and adults with ADHD and learning disabilities. She is also available for workshops or other educational activities.
Bryon Gallant (BGallant@JoyePsyc.com) is a 4th-year clinical psychology doctorate student at Georgia Southern University and a practicum student at Joye Psychology and Wellness. He earned his B.A. degree in psychology with a minor in biology at the University of Southern Maine, and his M.S. degree in clinical psychology at Georgia Southern University. Mr. Gallant has experience working with children and their families in addressing a range of neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, both in the home and in the therapeutic setting. He believes in a person-centered approach to assessment and treatment that is informed by the available literature. In his free time, Mr. Gallant enjoys spending time with his rescue dog, Boss, visiting downtown Savannah, camping, and hiking. Bryon is a little camera shy, but we hope to take a candid picture of him soon!