Faculty and Staff
Jennifer S. Kirby, Ph.D.
Director of Clinic Operations and Training
Dr. Jennifer S. Kirby serves as the Director of Clinic Operations and Training. Dr. Kirby is a Clinical Professor in the UNC-CH Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, a Clinical Professor in the UNC-CH Department of Psychiatry, and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of North Carolina. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, and trains and supervises graduate students, psychiatric residents, and professionals in individual and couple therapy using these treatment approaches. Dr. Kirby has participated in the development and evaluation of a number of relationship intervention programs from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. These have included working with couples who are experiencing eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, infidelity, health concerns such as breast cancer, and couples who are preparing for marriage.
Jen Kogos Youngstrom, Ph.D.
Director of Clinic Services
Director of Assessment
Dr. Jen Kogos Youngstrom is a Clinical Professor, Director of Clinic Services, and Director of Assessment in the UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. A Research Associate Professor in Psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill, she is also a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina. She conducts and supervises evidence-based assessment practices as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems work, and she is an investigator on assessment and therapy effectiveness grants. In addition to supervising graduate students in the Child and Family clinic for assessment and therapy, she teaches and conducts research on transporting treatments into the community.
Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Director of Anxiety Clinic
Dr. Abramowitz is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC-Chapel Hill and a NC licensed and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. He is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of anxiety and a leading researcher in the field, having published over 100 books, book chapters, and journal articles in the field.
Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D.
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Director of the Couples Clinic
Dr. Baucom has been a pioneer in the development and evaluation of cognitive-behavioral couple therapy, which serves as the basis for treatment in the Clinic. He has developed and evaluated couple interventions for over thirty years.
In addition to supervising therapists in the clinic, Dr. Baucom conducts workshops to train other mental health professionals in couple therapy, develop and evaluate a wide variety of couple treatment programs, and, publish findings with a commitment to providing treatment for couples that has been demonstrated to be effective.
Stacey B. Daughters, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr. Daughters is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina. Dr. Daughters is an expert in the treatment of addiction and mood disorders for adults. In addition to supervising student therapists, Dr. Daughters has an active research program on the development, evaluation and implementation of interventions for substance use disorders. She also conducts workshops to train mental health professionals in the provision of empirically supported treatments for addiction and behavioral activation for both depression and substance use disorders.
Deborah Jones, Ph.D.
Zachary Smith Distinguished Term Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Professor Jones is also a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina. She is an expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents, including parent-training for children with behavioral disorders and family therapy. In addition to supervising student therapists, Dr. Jones conducts workshops in the area to train professionals and parents in behavioral parent training techniques and has an active program of research on the health and well-being of children and families.
Emily Walsh, B.A.
Emily, she/her, serves as the Teaching Fellow for the Community Clinic. She is a third-year doctoral student in the UNC clinical psychology program working under the mentorship of Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone on research projects related to eating disorders and body image. She is passionate about diagnostic assessment, qualitative and community-based participatory research, and clinical work with adolescents and emerging adults.
Chanti Coleman, B.S.
Chanti Coleman serves as the Office Manager for the Community Clinics. Chanti brings over five years of experience in Health Care Administration and has worked within the UNC systems for majority of her career. She assists in the development and implementation of operational policies, maintains the clinic environment, and assists with the accounts and budgets. Chanti is passionate about working in the mental health field and truly enjoys helping others.