Our Interns and Graduate Trainees

Psychology Interns

Daniel Hoover

Psychology Intern

Graduate Program: Our Lady of the Lake Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

Professional Interests: Shame, relationship issues, identity development, intersection of spirituality and mental health, positive psychology, behavioral economics 

Personal Interests: Writing, movies, tennis, spending time with family 

Favorite Quote:  All we have is today, let us begin  

Sean Roche

Psychology Intern

Graduate Program: Loma Linda University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

 Professional interests: Trauma, PTSD, emotional awareness, identity development, anxiety management, ADHD, self-love and self-forgiveness.  

Personal Interests: Ukuleles, punk rock, punk rock on ukuleles, Star Wars, baseball and Broadway musicals. 

Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou



Ruina Tu

Psychology Intern

Graduate Program: Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA

Professional Interests: Depression, anxiety, trauma, spirituality, Internal Family System (IFS), Jung, culture, neuro-assessment, neurodevelopmental disorders (autism and ADHD), contemplative tradition

Personal Interests: a lock-down painter (watercolor, acrylic painting), Chinese poetry, haiku

Favorite Quote:  Feelings that go unacknowledged are likely to be acted out. Nancy McWilliams 

Carolina Ying

Psychology Intern

Graduate Program: Texas A&M University Counseling Psychology PhD Program

Professional Interests: Relational concerns, identity and self-image, anxiety, behavioral patterns, multicultural considerations, holistic health

Personal Interests: Nature adventures, worship, catching up with friends

Graduate Trainees  

Aaron Finley

Psychology Practicum Trainee

Graduate Program: Baylor University Clinical Psychology Program

Professional Interests: Anxiety and mood disorders, positive psychology, identity development, health psychology, Self-efficacy, flow 

Personal Interests: Playing live music and recording; ceramics and sculpture 

Favorite Quote:  A path is made by walking on it.” - Zhuang Zhou 

Connor Kelley

Psychology Practicum Trainee

Graduate Program: Baylor University Clinical Psychology Program

Professional Interests: Mind-body interventions, trauma and recovery, post-traumatic growth, health psychology, positive psychology, LGBTQ+ affirmative psychotherapy, and multicultural concerns.

Favorite Baylor tradition: The Baylor Line (just don’t fall!!)

Favorite quote: “It clearly seems that God is quite comfortable with immense diversity.  We have a much harder time with it, preferring uniformity and conformity instead.” -Richard Rohr

Amanda Knox

Social Work Intern

Graduate Program: Diana Garland School of Social Work

Professional Interests: Trauma, Religion and Spirituality, Homelessness, At-risk Youth, Resilience, Mental Health of College Students

Favorite Bible Verse: "Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that in the LORD your labor is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58

Ashley Nguyen

Psychology Practicum Trainee

Graduate Program: Baylor University Clinical Psychology Program

Professional Interests: Relationship conflict, attachment- based   anxiety, self-destructive behaviors and chronic depression,and   multicultural concerns.

Favorite Quote:“Through compassion it is possible to recognize that the craving for love that people feel resides also in our own hearts [and] that the cruelty the world knows all too well is also rooted in our own impulses.- Henri J.M. Nouwen

Nicholas Revilla

Counseling Intern

Graduate Program:  University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Professional Interests: Working with individuals to understand identity, relationships, and our past in order to create a more meaningful present.

Favorite Quote: “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers

Brad Sievers

Psychology Practicum Trainee

Graduate Program: Baylor University Clinical Psychology Program 

Professional Interests: Psychotherapy; mental health education and advocacy

Research Interests: Anxiety disorders and OCD, courage

Favorite Quote: It is not the critic who counts; not the [person] who points out how the strong [person] stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the [person] who is actually in the arena…” – Theodore Roosevelt

Elli Stuk

Social Work Intern

Graduate Program: Diana Garland School of Social Work   

Professional Interests: My name is Elli Stuk and I am a first year graduate student here at Baylor. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology from Hope College. I hope to obtain  my MSW and eventually work in child welfare or with  young adults in some capacity. I am committed to making people feel respected and appreciated through giving them the necessary tools and resources to have the best life possible.