Chad Doerr Psy.D.

Chad is a graduate of James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Psychology. He was the first McMillin Scholar and graduate assistant for the McMillin Center from 2014-2017. He is currently a post doctoral resident with a sport psychology emphasis at UC Davis.  Chad received his M.A in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver in 2014 and B.A in Psychology from the University of Nevada-Reno. Chad played college baseball at Feather River Community College in Quincy, CA, where he received his Associate’s Degree.




Cierra Williams M.S.

Cierra was a Psychological Sciences student at James Madison University for the 2016-2018 school years. She recently graduated in Spring 2018 and is taking time off prior to pursuing a counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary in 2016 where she shadowed Dr. Deidre Connelly, Ph.D CMPC. Cierra’s research interests include: growth mindset, sports injury, experiences of black athletes, performance anxiety, and social physique anxiety.




Bridget Smith Psy.D.

Bridget Smith is a Post-Doctoral psychology resident at the James Madison University Counseling Center. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from the JMU C-I PsyD program and her Masters in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver in 2014. Her research interests include student-athlete mental health, identity development, eating and body image concerns, and mindfulness.




Pat Kenny M.A. (Doctoral Intern)

Pat Kenny is a former Doctoral Student in the Clinical and School Psychology program at James Madison University. Previously he earned his M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver. Prior to his time at the McMillin Center he worked as a consultant to multiple teams, employing a holistic method (involving athletic directors, coaches, athletes, and trainers) to creating winning cultures.

At the McMillin center Pat enjoyed the weekly meetings, hosted fellow sport psychology students on his campus radio show/podcast, and served as a presenter to local coaches and collegiate athletes. His research interests include the benefits of play and movement for children, and creation of healthy organizational cultures.