Meet Our Counselors & Staff
Rob Dove, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Director, has been a member of the Rhodes community since 1998. His areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma and dissociative disorders. He also provides couples and family counseling to Rhodes students. Rob received his Masters in Social Work from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1993. From 1997 – 2006, Rob served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, where he taught classes on Individual and Group therapy. At Rhodes, Rob has served as Co-Director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), a national organization whose goal is to eliminate racism and all other forms of prejudice and discrimination. He continues to serve as a facilitator for NCBI, leading workshops on prejudice reduction, conflict resolution and coalition building.
Pam Detrie, Ph.D., Psychologist, Associate Director, signed on with the Rhodes Counseling Center in May 2006 after serving at the Memphis Church Health Center for four years. Her areas of clinical interest include: substance use issues, gender and sexual identity development, eating disorders and body image. She also coordinates Rhodes’ LGBTIQ Safe Zones program. Pam received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. Pam loves the outdoors, running, woodworking projects, and spending time with her family.
Chenobia Webster, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Assistant Director, is a native Memphian who joined the Rhodes community in August 2006. Chenobia is a licensed clinical social worker, and her specialties include anxiety and depression with an emphasis on individual and couple therapy, healthy relationships, diversity, and developing outreach programming. She also works closely with victims of Sexual Assault helping them address any issues that arise. She has a special interest in chronic mental illness including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorders. Chenobia obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2003; her undergraduate degree is a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Social Work from the University of Memphis in 2002.
Chenobia is in private practice in the Midtown area. She is the proud parent of Tierney who is a senior at Central High School and Gabriel who is in the 8th grade at Snowden Middle school and the proud new mom of Reed a bouncing baby boy. She is a pesceterian who loves cooking and traveling. Her favorite destinations are NYC and Boston (for incredible shopping of course). She also enjoys fun readings and some of her favorites are: Coldest Winter Ever by Sista Soulja, My Girl by Patricia Hermes and An Unquiet Mind by Dr. Kay Jamison.
Jessie Smith, M.A. is a practicum student at the Rhodes Counseling Center for the 2012-2013 academic year. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Memphis in Counseling Psychology. Jessie is from Seattle, Washington with her Bachelor′s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. Her Masters is in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Her clinical interests include: international/multicultural issues, psychology of women including women of power and status, and domestic violence. She also is a committee member for the Diversity Committee in the Counseling Psychology department and is active in research in study abroad barriers, international student adjustment, and further international issues. Jessie is currently working in the International Education Office at Rhodes as a Study Abroad Advisor. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, kickboxing, hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and experiencing new cultures through travel.
Jami Voss, intern for the 2012-2013 academic year, is a second year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis. Jami is from Pismo Beach, CA and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development. Her Master’s degree is from the University of Missouri in counseling. Her clinical interests include: sex and sexuality, intimate partner violence, multicultural issues, stress management, anxiety and depression, and adjustment concerns. Her research interests focus on sex and well-being. Jami enjoys reading, off-roading, walking her dog, listening to music, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She is excited to be at Rhodes this year.
Ryan Cox, intern for the 2012-2013 academic year, is in his 2nd year of the PhD in Counseling Psychology program at the University of Memphis. He received his Master’s in Counseling from Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, and his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. A native of Arkansas, Ryan considers Texas his true home. Ryan believes in a holistic approach to counseling, with an emphasis on experiential learning, self-identity, and incorporating all aspects of an individual’s lifestyle into the healing and learning process. In the past, Ryan has worked in a residential psychiatric facility for children and adolescents; a non-profit AIDS hospice; and an inner-city social services organization catering to LGBTQ and questioning youth. His areas of interest are health psychology (including healthy lifestyles, urban health, and eating disorders), LGBTQ issues, and trauma. In his spare time, Ryan loves to read, watch movies, be outside, travel, and cook.
Samantha Brin, intern for the 2012-2013 academic year, is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Memphis. Sam is from Tampa, FL and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Her clinical interests include: depression and anxiety disorders, with a focus on social anxiety; art therapy as a source of stress management; and trauma. She is the founding president of the Graduate Organization of Social Work (GO!SW) at the University of Memphis and is focused on getting GO!SW more involved in the Memphis and social work community, helping with issues and areas of concern. When not working or volunteering in the community, Sam enjoys spending her spare time reading, being active outdoors, painting, and spending time with friends and family.
Vicky Valentine-Phillips, BSW, intern for the 2012-2013 academic year, is in her second year of the Master of Social Work program at the University of Memphis. She received her undergraduate degree in social work from Harding University in Searcy Arkansas and has worked for seven years in the areas of foster care, crisis intervention, and mental health. Vicky is currently a licensed massage therapist in the state of Tennessee and hopes to incorporate this expertise in her future clinical practice. Her current areas of clinical interest are medical social work, anxiety disorders, and grief. She currently is a member of the President’s Advisory Counsel for the Graduate Organization of Social Work at the University of Memphis and serves on the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Tennessee Chapter State Board as the MSW student representative.
Christina Ingram, intern for the 2012-2013 academic year, is a second year doctoral student at the University of Memphis studying Counseling Psychology. Christina is from Los Angeles, California but most recently lived in Washington State where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Central Washington University. Christina has experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of treatment settings. Broadly, her research interests are related to diversity and wellness, but she is particularly interested in social justice issues, spirituality, health promoting behaviors, and stress and coping. Christina loves playing sports and exercising, reading, doing photography, cuddling with her two Labrador Retrievers, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sallie Handley is the Rhodes Student Associate for the Counseling Center for the 2012-2013 academic year. She updates the website, researches mental health issues, develops outreach opportunities, plans various events, and creates promotional publications. She loves Alabama, and especially Alabama football.
Destiny Smith is the work study student in the Rhodes Counseling Center for the 2012-2013 academic year. Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, Destiny is a junior, majoring in psychology with a minor in African American studies. As a work study student, she assists the RSA and counselors with planning and executing events, as well as performing various errands needed in the counseling center.