About Our Therapists

The therapists at Chestnut Park Professionals each have their own area of experience and additional expertise. They use a variety of therapy approaches, integrating these approaches for the best outcome for each individual client. 

Emilee Bevil, LPCA Chestnut Park Professionals

Emilee Bevil, LPCA

Emilee is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and graduated from Western Kentucky University. Emilee spent three years as an elementary school counselor. She has experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral concerns, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, familial concerns, self harm and suicidal ideation, grief, crisis, school problems, and emotional distress. Having come from the school setting, Emilee also has experience working with adults regarding parenting, life adjustments, and crisis. She works with children of all ages, adolescents, and adults. Emilee is an understanding and caring therapist who uses several approaches and techniques depending on the client and their personal goals. These approaches include solution focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and play therapy.

Heather Dausman, MA, MSW, LCSW

Heather Dausman, LCSW, BCBA, LBA

Heather graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2007, and recently received a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2019. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of professional experience in the mental health and human service profession. Heather has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and served as the clinical director of mental health services at local clinic for 6 years. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst. Heather previously adjunct instructor, teaching clinical courses, in the Masters of Social Work program at Western Kentucky University.

Heather services all age ranges and offers individual, family and couples therapy to help clients address a wide area of life problems, emotional difficulties and behavioral concerns. She has specialized training and experience in working with individuals in crisis and emotional distress and specialize in addressing problems associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, mood instability and relationship issues. Heather also enjoys working with children and adolescents with neurological and behavioral issues such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Heather has a variety of training in evidence-based treatment modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Applied Behavior Analysis as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Heather views her role as a clinician,  co-owner of Chestnut Park Professionals, and the opportunity to work in the profession as a privilege. It is an honor to be able to work collaboratively with clients through their healing journey and self-growth. Heather is committed to promoting self-determination and creating a compassionate, non-judgmental space for change.

Jill Duncan Chestnut Park Professionals

Jill Duncan 


Frederick Grieve, Ph.D

Frederick Grieve, Ph.D.

Dr. Grieve completed his doctoral studies in the previous millennium (e.g., 1996) at the University of Memphis, where he was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy. His predoctoral internship was at the University of Mississippi Medical Center located in Jackson, Mississippi, and his postdoctoral training was through the Harriet Cohn Community Mental Health Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. Dr. Grieve works primarily at Western Kentucky University, where he teaches graduate students how to conduct therapy and assessment. He maintains one day of practice with Chestnut Park Professionals so he doesn't become a cliché.

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Alyssa Harrell, M.A., L.P.A

Alyssa graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2021 with her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Applied Psychology at WKU. Alyssa is a Licensed Psychological Associate with a passion for helping others. Alyssa strives to help create a calming and welcoming environment with a nonjudgmental and empathetic atmosphere. 

Alyssa services children of all ages, adolescents, adults, and families. She offers individual and family therapy to help address behavioral concerns, mental illness, family conflict, and emotional distress.

Alyssa has a variety of experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. She spent time working at a children’s hospital assisting patients with psychological needs. She also completed her master’s internship at a children’s crisis unit working with children and adolescents who were in the need of crisis intervention . She has experience with behavioral concerns, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, crisis, trauma, familial concerns, and emotional distress. Alyssa utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy. 

Alyssa also performs psychological evaluations including ADHD testing, IQ testing, learning disability evaluations, and general mental health assessments. 

Outside of therapy, in her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog, hiking, reading, watching movies, and being outdoors! 

Hannah Krisher, LPA Chestnut Park Professionals

Hannah Krisher, LPA

Hannah is a two-time graduate from Western Kentucky University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in December 2016 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in August 2020. Hannah works as a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA), providing evidence-based psychotherapy services and conducting various psychological evaluations. 

 Hannah enjoys providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to individuals in the emerging adulthood and adult populations. She services individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, relationship difficulties, communication problems, and more. Hannah primarily utilizes CBT strategies, and also incorporates techniques from other eclectic modalities. 

 Hannah conducts psychological testing for individuals ages six years and older. Evaluations can investigate broad mental health concerns, and Hannah also offers ADHD testing, intelligence (IQ) testing, and learning disability testing. 

 In her free time, Hannah enjoys hanging out on her parents’ back patio, grilling out with close friends, traveling, online shopping, cooking, weekend brunches, and taking long naps while her fiancé watches sports.

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Leigh Ann Mathis, MA, LPP, CBIP (Certified Batterer Intervention Provider)

Leigh Ann Mathis has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Kentucky University and has been a licensed professional since 2008. Leigh Ann’s areas of expertise are domestic violence – working with both perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic violence - trauma-related disorders, anxiety, depression, and family dynamics. Leigh Ann works with individuals, 18+ years of age, couples and families. Leigh Ann is also trained in a variety of evidence-based practices, including domestic violence and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment - is a treatment modality that was developed for individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - and is now widely used for most mental health issues or diagnoses. Leigh Ann works with military veterans to treat a variety of issues that they experience due to the nature of their profession. Leigh Ann has a flexible schedule, primarily uses telehealth to treat clients and is accepting new clients. Leigh Ann’s interests include socializing with family and friends, spoiling her grandchildren, reading books and binge-watching documentaries/docuseries. Leigh Ann is a wife, 27 years married, and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

Chestnut Park Professionals Aryn Meyer

Aryn Meyer, LPCA, M.Ed., NCC

Aryn is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA). She has a Master of Arts in Education, concentrated in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling from Western Kentucky University. 

She enjoys facilitating a unique treatment environment alongside the unique needs and goals of every client/couple. Aryn has experience in life adjustments, grief, communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, including parenting and partnership. Aryn is a mother of two herself, and has a variety of evidenced-based experience on parental stressors, including motherhood’s mental load, parent-child connection, and parenting development. 

Aryn utilizes multiple techniques to support clients in their journey, including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy (level-II trained), Internal Family Systems, and more. 

Todd Noffsinger, LPCC-STodd Noffsinger, LPCC-S

Todd provides therapy to individuals and couples seeking assistance for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use, and life adjustments. His experience includes residential treatment, university counseling centers, community mental health, and private practice settings. Todd incorporates cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches and is trained in Brainspotting, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gottman Couples Method (level I), and Internal Family Systems. 

Tim Thornberry Jr.

Tim Thornberry, Jr., Ph.D.

 Dr. Thornberry is a Kentucky native who completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Auburn University in 2013 (War Eagle!). He completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences in Oklahoma City before returning to Kentucky to teach undergraduate and graduate courses at Morehead State University and Western Kentucky University (Go Tops!). He is a licensed psychologist with Health Service Provider designation in the Commonwealth. 

Dr. Thornberry has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults ranging in age from 2 to 90 years old. He creates a comfortable, accepting, judgment-free space to help clients from all walks of life explore and grow. He provides individual and family therapy for a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and loss, adjustment to life changes and health concerns, parenting concerns, disruptive child behavior, and academic difficulties. He has training in several evidence-based interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused CBT. He is a certified provider and within-agency trainer of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). He also provides consultation and supervision services. 

 Tim married his high school sweetheart 15 years ago, and they are busy raising a toddler and an infant. So, along with naps, Dr. Thornberry enjoys reading, writing, listening to podcasts, meditation, being outdoors, and cooking/grilling.

Megan Rorex Chestnut Park Professionals

Megan Rorex, MSW, LCSW

Megan Rorex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has more than 7 years of professional experience in the mental health field.  Megan graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2014.  Megan has experience in both in patient and outpatient settings and has previously served as the clinical director of mental health services at a local clinic for 2 years.  

 Megan enjoys working with clients and families of all ages and offers individual, family, and couples therapy tailored to each client’s needs and goals.  Megan has specialized training in addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, developmental disorders, and neurological and behavioral disorders including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Megan has a variety of training in evidence-based treatment interventions and modalities including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents ages 6-17, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Megan employs a holistic approach that encompasses all aspects of a client’s life, and believes in the importance of providing a non-judgmental safe space for clients to process their issues while encouraging independent decision making and growth.

 Megan’s personal interests include running, cooking, outdoor activities, and spending time with her dogs, family, and friends.

Austin Weiler, MSW, CSW

Austin Weiler, MSW, CSW

Austin strives to cultivate a safe space that fosters inclusivity, authentic self expression, and courageous conversations without judgement. Employing a person-centered approach, Austin believes strong therapeutic alliance is informed by respecting client self-determination and honoring the unique lived experience of each person. Austin has strong efficacy working with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and the LGBTQIA+ community providing identity affirming care. Austin also has experience working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, and life adjustment.

Austin utilizes a holistic, strengths-based approach, that views presenting concerns within the context of an individuals environment and implements a range of evidence-based modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while addressing unique goals.

Austin received both his Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work from Western Kentucky University, graduating with honors recognizing scholarship and service. Outside of clinical practice, Austin has co-authored textbook and journal publications on a variety of research topics including Body Dysmorphic Disorder, risk and resilience factors, anti-racism and critical multi-cultural competency. Austin has a passion for social justice, advocacy, and all things pop-culture.

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