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Current Students:

Ayla (she/her/hers) entered the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the University of Louisville in Fall 2021. She earned her BA in psychology from Northwestern University and her MFA in poetry from Boston University. Ayla’s undergraduate research focused on personality and health care utilization behaviors, and her current research interests include psychosocial factors that can protect against adverse health effects of childhood chronic stress. For fun, she enjoys running in Cherokee Park, playing the flute, and FaceTiming her nephews who are back in North Carolina.

Callie (she/her/hers) is a masters student in the Counseling Psychology program. She received her bachelor's degree at Transylvania University in Psychology and Art History.  Callie is also a research assistant at both the EAT Lab and the Louisville Center for Eating Disorders. After graduating, she intends to pursue her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys drinking coffee, going to art museums, reading, and playing with her dog Bella. 

Hannah (she/her/hers) joined the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the University of Louisville in the Fall of 2019.  Hannah graduated from Emory University with a degree in Psychology and Human Health. Following graduation, Hannah worked in the Bay Area with startups in the healthcare communications and employee wellbeing space. Hannah's current research is focused on how experiences of chronic stress during childhood impact mental and physical health across the lifespan. In her free time she enjoys journaling, cooking, hiking, and spending time with family. 

Heba (she/her/hers) will be a masters student in the Counseling & Personnel Services program with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling. She received her bachelor's degree at the University of Louisville in Psychology. She is also involved in the University of Louisville's Resilient Families Project. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Millicent (she/her/hers) is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Louisville in the Counseling Psychology Program. Millicent received her M.A. in Counseling from Northwestern University and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Millicent’s research interests focus on the mental health effects on Black Americans in Low SES communities. Since her undergraduate career, Millicent has participated in research labs focusing on social disparities and the effects of being in a lower socioeconomic class. She has presented research on socioeconomic status and relationship styles at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in 2016 and presented on the importance of self-care in supervision at the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Conference in 2020. For fun, Millicent enjoys music, trying new foods, and playing with her three fur babies.


Hailey, MEd in Counseling Psychology, 2022, Volunteers of America

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Dr. Mitchell is accepting advisees for the Counseling Psychology PhD Program next year.

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Publications associated with the lab are listed under the publications tab. 

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We are excited you're interested in the lab and welcome inquiries from undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students! See below for some points to consider.

  • Check out the home research page for information about the lab as well as my research mentoring style. 

  • Reach out directly at or to discuss your interests.

  • If you are applying to UofL's MEd program or PhD program in Counseling Psychology, be sure to check the website for application deadlines!

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