Our Interns and Graduate Trainees

Psychology Interns

JoAnna Dias

Graduate Program: Azusa Pacific University (Psy.D); Talbot School of Theology at Biola University (MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care)

Professional Interests: Religion and spirituality, Emerging Adults, Christian Spiritual Formation, Diversity and Global Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Let nothing disturb you; let nothing frighten you. [The one] who has God lacks nothing: God alone is enough.” -St. Teresa of Avila

Favorite Bible Verse: “The Lord your God is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory. He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Matt Ditty

Graduate Program: George Fox University

Professional Interests: Working with those who are just a little too tired and are tired of being tired.

Something Interesting About Me: Avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Favorite Quote: “I realize that under the circumstances you have described you feel the need to see clearly. But your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Without, everything seems discordant; only within does it coalesce into unity. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.” – Carl Jung

Deirdre Gaughan

Graduate Program: Institute for the Psychological Sciences

Professional Interests: Anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, identity development, spirituality, and family of origin issues

Favorite Quote: “You feel what you feel and those feelings are real.” -Sven the Reindeer

Annie Krajewski

Graduate Program:  Institute for the Psychological Sciences

Professional Interests: Self-Esteem and Perfectionism; Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families; Depression and Anxiety; Family of origin and relationship concerns; Trauma and Recovery

Favorite Quote: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” ― C.S. Lewis

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 Psycholgoy Program


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                                                                                                                                               


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.