• Team Profiles

    Physicians, Clinicians, Therapists, Technicians, Staff

    broken image

    Craig Clark, MD

    Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

    Chief Medical Officer, NNPA

    Craig Clark is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with nearly thirty years of experience as a clinician. He first attended West Virginia University as a Moore Chemistry Scholar and later Marshall University, from which he ultimately graduated college and medical school Magna Cum Laude.


    Drawn to Vanderbilt by the prospect of working with the famed neuropsychiatrist David Bear, M.D. Dr. Clark relocated to Nashville in 1988. There he completed his post-doctoral training, inclusive of a rotating internship, followed by a residency in adult psychiatry.


    Captivated by the idea of a developmental perspective on human health, and fortunate enough to gain mentorship from the then Chairman of Child Psychiatry Barry Nurcombe, M.D. Dr. Clark ultimately pursued a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.


    Named Chief Fellow in Child Psychiatry his senior year, Dr. Clark developed a passion for teaching. He subsequently served in a supervisory capacity for Vanderbilt Child Fellowship Trainees for many years. He also enjoyed a number of years during which he traveled the country speaking to audiences of primarily fellow physicians on numerous topics in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry both in industry sponsored meetings and CME settings.


    For the more than twenty five years before founding NNPA, Dr. Clark was blessed to work in an invigorating relationship in private practice with his colleagues and friends as a partner at Associated Psychiatrists of Nashville. Between 1993 and 1995 Dr. Clark honed his skills in the most challenging of clinical circumstances, serving as Medical Director for all child and adolescent inpatient and outpatient services at Centennial Medical Center’s Parthenon Pavilion. He was the Tennessee Psychiatric Association’s Public Affairs Representative during the same period.


    Informed by his grandmother’s admonition to “Be the eternal sophomore” (Greek for “the knowledgeable fool”) Dr. Clark remains passionate about life-long learning and personal, as well as professional growth. In this vein he was one of the first child and adolescent psychiatrists in Nashville to offer neuromodulation (both neurofeedback and TMS) to his patients.


    Malcom Gladwell famously asserted mastery typically requires 10,000 hours of disciplined practice. With nearly 70,000 hours logged Dr. Clark still seeks to cultivate a beginner mentality, traveling regularly for continuing education opportunities. He is always on the lookout for any safe, effective treatments or technologies that might better serve his patients.


    When not roaming the halls of NNPA, Dr. Clark can be found spending time with his family, including his wife and co-founder/COO of NNPA Amy Powell Clark, as well as his three incredible sons. You might just also find him admiring art in all forms, or perhaps practicing what he preaches about the link between mental health and physical fitness while grinding out a match on the tennis court.

    broken image

    Amy Powell Clark, MA; LPE, CCTP

    Psychological Examiner

    Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

    Chief Operating Officer, NNPA

    Amy Powell obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. During her tenure at MTSU, Ms. Powell received honors from her graduate professors, including recognition as the Outstanding Clinical Graduate Student and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant.


    Upon graduation, Ms. Powell began her journey in clinical psychology working for AGAPE as well as at Vanderbilt University Medical Center . While at Vanderbilt Ms. Powell gained intensive experience in early childhood development while conducting comprehensive developmental assessments in the NICU as well as the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD). While at TRIAD she also helped formulate and develop group therapy interventions to address both the delayed social skills of children with ASD as well as the impact of their challenges on the family as a whole. As such, parent training and sibling groups were amongst the work she co-facilitated.


    Since leaving Vanderbilt in 2002, Ms. Powell has been in private practice, first with Associated Psychiatrists of Nashville and now as the co-founder of NNPA.


    Ms. Powell serves in a supervisory capacity for the clinical team at NNPA and has supervised masters and doctoral level students from various clinical programs in the city. Currently, Ms. Powell focuses her outpatient practice on working with individuals suffering from the psychological and emotional consequences of trauma, OCD/Anxiety, ADHD, social skills deficits, and mood disorders. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and enjoys working with parents to help them understand how to best support their neuro-divergent child through an attachment focused lens. While known as a talented therapist, Ms. Powell is also a talented local artist recognized locally and nationallyfor sculpture and painting. 


    For Ms. Powell, witnessing the bravery of each individual who embarks on the journey to well-being and healing is truly an honor. She is inspired daily by the resilience of those with whom she works.

    broken image

    Tim Caldwell, MS, MA, NCC, LPC-MHSP

    Director of Client Services and Business Development

    Practice Manager and Therapist

    Tim is the Director of Client Services and Business Development. He is our administrative leader and manages referrals to individual services, group, Neurofeedback and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.


    Tim’s experience includes crisis management and referral, inpatient admissions, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and organizational administration. He has worked with facilities at Vanderbilt and HCA. Tim completed a master’s in Human Performance (MS) and a second master’s (MA) in Mental Health Counseling. He is a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and licensed professional counselor with mental health service provider designation (LPC-MHSP).


    Tim is experienced in working with individuals struggling with grief, trauma, and issues related to sport performance. You may also find Tim on the tennis court, as he is an accomplished player and coach.


    broken image

    Alyssa Mielock, Ph.D.

    Clinical Psychologist

    Alyssa Mielock, Ph.D., is a clinical psychology post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Mielock received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and masters and doctoral degrees from Northern Illinois University. She completed her clinical internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


    She specializes in evidence-based practices which uses gold standard treatments to teach clients helpful skills in a timely manner, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her goal is to have the client become their own therapist. Dr. Mielock uses the approach of providing a warm and supportive environment, collaboratively identifying treatment goals with the client, and continually checking in with the client throughout treatment to make sure progress is being made. Dr. Mielock emphasizes that while she has the expertise to implement the treatment, the client is the expert on their lives. She heavily relies on the relationship between the client and herself to increase the client’s confidence and practice of skills learned in therapy.


    Dr. Mielock has worked with clients of all ages, from age 4 through adulthood. She has extensive training in trauma-focused treatments and has completed several practicums at trauma clinics. She also has expertise working with a variety of difficulties, such as difficulty controlling emotion and attention, anger, anxiety, depression, mood swings, nightmares, panic attacks, serious mental illness, sleep problems, stress management, substance use, and relationship difficulties. There are many different approaches to therapy and Dr. Mielock focuses on individually creating the best treatment for each client.

    A fun fact is that Dr. Mielock lived in Nashville before attending graduate school and is so excited to be back! When not at NNPA, she loves spending time outdoors, camping and going on hikes.


    broken image

    Justin Malais, PNP

    Psyhiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner

    Justin Malais is our newest Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. With a background both in psychology and nursing, Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse experience to the NNPA team. Justin’s early experience was garnered in California where he earned a degree in nursing and obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University – Northridge (2017).


    Upon graduation Justin moved to Nashville where he garnered his foundational experiences in the practice of nursing in hospitals, ER’s and skilled nursing facilities. While working in these demanding settings, Justin obtained a master’s degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University in Versailles, KY. Before obtaining his graduate degree, he worked at Nashville General Hospital’s Emergency Room for the previous five years. While there, he gained invaluable experience working under pressure helping patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies.


    As a person who desires to continue to grow and learn, Justin decided to broaden his psychiatric experience and move to an outpatient setting where he can establish long-term collaborative and compassionate relationships with patients. Justin is licensed to treat individuals across the lifespan.


    Justin has a passion for learning human development and using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions to treat patients with a multitude of psychiatric diseases.


    Justin and his wife currently reside in Dickson County. He enjoys outdoor activities, working on home improvement projects, and exercising.


    th a BA in Media Arts and Studies. After graduating and returning to her native home of Nashville, Emme worked for a talent agency as an admin and booking agent. Needing a change and wanting to work towards a more meaningful career, Emme recently decided to transition to NNPA. Emme is passionate about helping others and bringing compassion to the larger community. Emme hopes to further her experience and education in psychology in the near future. In her free time she enjoys an assortment of hobbies including gardening/farming, baking/cooking, and playing videogames.

    broken image

    Anna Marie Herbold, BS

    Practice Coordinator, TMS Technician

    Anna Marie obtained her BS in Exercise Science and Wellness from the University of Tennessee, Martin, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Following college, she gain experience in the physical therapy setting as an assistant then segway into management.


    Currently, she is working toward the completion of her master’s in Mental Health Counseling.


    At NNPA, Anna Marie manages our reception staff and coordinates our office functions. She keeps schedules on par and supports our administrative needs, as just some of her talents. She is a trained TMS technician and is also involved in Neurofeedback.


    Anna Marie has many interests including tennis, movies, and her fun-loving corgi, Peaches.

    broken image

    Matt McKenzie

    Administrative Assistant, Neurofeedback Technician

    Matt McKenzie moved to Tennessee in 1986 and has enjoyed a career as a touring musician for artists as diverse as Lyle Lovett, Don Williams, Patty Loveless, and Olivia Newton-John. Seeking a way to become a bridge to more compassion, empathy, and healing, Matt went back to school in 2016. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trevecca Nazarene University with a BA in Psychology, and followed that with the Stens Corp. course in EEG Biofeedback directed by John Anderson, MA, and Mary Tracy, PhD. Matt serves NNPA as an administrative assistant and Neurofeedback tech.

    Matt can still be found playing music in and around Nashville, often working in the staff band at the Grand Old Opry.

    broken image

    Emmerson "Emme" Dupree

    Administrative Assistant

    Emme graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2021 with a BA in Media Arts and Studies. After graduating and returning to her native home of Nashville, Emme worked for a talent agency as an admin and booking agent. Needing a change and wanting to work towards a more meaningful career, Emme recently decided to transition to NNPA. Emme is passionate about helping others and bringing compassion to the larger community. Emme hopes to further her experience and education in psychology in the near future. In her free time she enjoys an assortment of hobbies including gardening/farming, baking/cooking, and playing videogames.