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.
Dr. Chenobia C. Webster, DSW, LCSW, Assistant Director/Psychotherapist, is a native Memphian who joined the Rhodes community in August 2006. Chenobia is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and her). Her specialties include anxiety and depression with an emphasis on adjustment to college, healthy relationships, diversity and developing mental health outreach programming. Chenobia obtained her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) in Clinical Practice and Leadership from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in August 2014; Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Clinical Concentration from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 2003; Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Social Work (BASW) from the University of Memphis in 2002. She is currently licensed as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. She is the proud parent of four children ranging in ages from 20 to 1. She 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.
Kelfey Williams, Administrative Assistant, is a Certified Medical Office Assistant who joined the Rhodes Community and the Student Counseling and Health Center in January of 2013. Kelfey is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration through the University of Phoenix. Kelfey loves spending time with her family and friends.
Angela Izmirian is a Counseling Psychology doctoral student at the University of Memphis. She studied Psychology at UCLA and later earned a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at USC. Angela has worked with middle school students on mental health issues ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma. Her clinical interests include sexuality, sexual orientation, multiculturalism, couples and families.
Tim Lyons, M.S., Counseling Intern, is new to the Rhodes community this year. He completed his master′s work in Mental Health Counseling at Central Washington University--where he interned at the college counseling center--and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis. Tim has experience with individual counseling and group work, anxiety, eating disorders, and trauma. He conducted an LGBTQ-focused campus climate survey at his previous university, and continues to present nationally on his research and issues of college persistence and the LGBTQ college population. Tim takes an interest in religion and spirituality, and welcomes exploration of questions of meaning and values in his counseling work.
Kerrel Ard, BSW, ADS, is interning in the Counseling Center as part of his masters studies. He obtained his Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Mississippi in 1983 and joined the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Memphis in 2013 in order to pursue a clinical license. Kerrel brings more than 20 years of inner-city social work practice and 14 years of corporate management experience to his current studies. His areas of interest include men′s issues--particularly trauma and sexual abuse, LGBT issues, the co-occurring issues of addiction and mental health, and the education of fellow social workers in LGBT cultural competency. In addition, Kerrel is an Acupuncture Detox Specialist.
Michael Schaeffer, BA, is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at the University of Memphis. He will begin his internship at Rhodes in the spring semester after completing his practicum at the Healing Arts Research Training Center this fall. Michael received his bachelor′s degree from Kenyon College in Ohio, a school very similar to Rhodes. His areas of clinical and research interests include: sexuality, LGBT issues, suicidality, HIV/AIDS and other STIs, couples, and advocacy/social justice with disempowered communities. He has experience as a phone counselor at the Memphis Crisis Center and is trained in suicide prevention.
Allyson Topps is the Rhodes Student Associate for the Counseling Center for the 2014-2015 academic year. A senior from Memphis, TN, she is a Psychology major with an Education and African Studies double minor. She updates the website, researches mental health issues, develops outreach opportunities, plans various events, and creates promotional publications. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new things, and spending hours watching YouTube gurus.
Rachel Glazer is the work study student in the Rhodes Counseling Center for the 2014-2015 academic year. 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.