Joel Gregor, PsyD
Director of GFU Behavioral Health Clinic
Dr. Gregor earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Willamette University, his master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, and master's and Doctor of Psychology degrees from George Fox University. Joel teaches two courses in our program each year and is the clinical director for the GFU Behavioral Health Clinic. He has experience as a forensic psychologist from working at the Oregon State Hospital and has worked in various children's outpatient clinics. His clinical work focuses on assessment and treatment for the chronically mentally ill and for children and families.
Current research interests include effective brief therapy for children and families. Dr. Gregor enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife, two children and their menagerie of pets. He also enjoys swimming, visiting the coast and going to movies.
Serita Backstrand is a student in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at George Fox University, where she also earned her master's degree in cliinical psychology. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology, with a minor in Spanish language and culture, from Oregon State University. she has worked in a shelter for runaway and homeless youth, and at a middle school specializing in working with students in need of special services. Her research interests include effective parenting, mulcultural issues, and severe mental disorders. In her free time, Serita enjoys painting, reading, dancing, restoring classic cars, and spending time with her husband.
Tyson Davis is a Psy.D. candidate from Rosemead School of Psychology located at Biola University, in La Mirada, CA. He earned his B.A. in philosophy and psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and he earned his M.A. in clinical psychology from Biola University. He has experience working with individuals, couples, and groups providing both short-term and long-term psychotherapy. His special areas of interest include working the adults and couples with a variety of relational and emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment and separations, and boundaries and integration. Outside of work, Tyson enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, reading, and drinking coffee.
Stephanie Hovda is a student at George Fox University's Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Portland State University and her master's degree in clinical psychology from George Fox University. Stephanie has experience working with crisis and suicide prevention, with adults and youth. She has also worked with college students presenting with a variety of issues from depression to relational distress. Stephanie enjoys mountain biking, rafting, outdoor activities, family time and music.
Carl Lloyd has earned five graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Clinical and Administrative Social Work. He is currently finishing his Psy.D. in clinical psychology at George Fox University, where he also teaches full time in Management and Social & Behavioral Sciences. This is Carl's 18th year at George Fox, where he serves as a tenured professor. Carl's clinical experiences include, but are not limited to, pediatric oncology, pediatric emergency services, serve the needs of Emotionally Disturbed (ED) and Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children and adolescents, treating teens within psychiatric and addictions in-patient hospitals, and treating children with developmental delays and disabilities. Carl has also provided clinical services for adult psychiatric and addictions on both out-patient and in-patient bases. Additionally, Carl has served as a full-time pastor for a decade, a K4-12 School Administrator for five years, and keeps busy with residential construction and remodeling during summer months. Carl is also proud to be a veteran of the US Navy, having been stationed aboard a nuclear missile submarine (Thomas Jefferson) and an air craft carrier (Intrepid, which is now a floating museum in NYC). Carl has been married to his best friend, Connie, for 39 years. They adopted three infants (now 32, 31, and 24) who have birthed and adopted 9 grandchildren (ranging from one month to 11 years old). They also have an 11-year-old Rat Terrier.
Tyson Payne is a student in George Fox University's Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. Before coming to GFU he earned a bachlor's degree in family and human development from Utah State University in Logan, UT. While living in Utah, Tyson spent months assisting at Head Start and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In his free time, Tyson enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and children.
Bryan Presler is a student in the George Fox University Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. Bryan earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in History from Washington State University and his master's degree in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University. Bryan has also worked at an outpatient skills-based treatment center as well as at a college counseling center. His research interests include the integration of marriage satisfaction and faith as well as multi-cultural issues. In his free time, Bryan enjoys anything to do with Star Wars, playing his guitar, playing Ultimate Frisbee, watching baseball and football, and spending time with his fiancée.
Michelle Satterlee is a student in George Fox University's Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. Michelle earned her master's degree in counseling, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family work from MidAmerica Nazarene University. For the last several years, she has been teaching and working in student development for an international college in Europe. Michelle's favorite pastimes are reading, travel, enjoying good movies, and cheering for the Boston Celtics.
Joel Snider is a student in the George Fox University Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. Joel earned his bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Oregon. In addition to his degree, Joel participated in the Substance Abuse Prevention Program and earned an additional certificate in addictions counseling and prevention. While living in Eugene, Joel worked at after school and summer programs that provided services to children ranging from elementary to high school ages. Joel is currently an officer with the United States Navy and intends to provide services to soilders after completing the program. Joel is an advid follower of college football and enjoying staying active in a variety of forms.
Andrew Sonnekalb is a 5th year PsyD student at Fuller Theological Seminary's Graduate School of Psychology, located in Pasadena, CA. While enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary, Andrew completed an M.A. in Psychology in 2010 and and is currently completing his final course work for an MACL (Masters in Christian Leadership). Before moving to California, Andrew completed a B.S. in Biology with a second major in Psychology at Houghton College in western NY. He has enjoyed working with children, individual adults, couples and families in schools, community mental health, and hospital settings. His current research focuses on the effectiveness of brief couples therapy. Outside of the office Andrew enjoys relaxing with friends and family, reading, games, music, and adventuring outside.
Gina Yu is a doctoral candidate at Biola University's Clinical Psychology program, Rosemead School of Psychology, located near Los Angeles, CA, where she also earned a master's degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010. She has experience working in various settings, including university counseling center, community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and working with troubled youths. She worked at the Biola Counseling Center for 2 years as a therapist, received a year-long training conducting neuropsychological assessments at Augustus F. Hawkins Family Mental Health Center, and worked as a program therapist facilitaing groups at BHC Alhambra Hospital. Gina also holds a master's degree in Education from Mills College and taught middle and high school mathematics prior to pursuing her doctoral degree. Current research interests include psychodynamic therapy, multicultural issues in psychotherapy, and integration. Gina enjoys spending time with her nephew and nieces, being in nature, reading, and spending time with friends.