Michaela Jamieson, LPC-MHSP
Michaela Jamieson, LPC-MHSP earned her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. As the IOP Coordinator, she oversees both the Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs. Additionally, she provides an interpersonal psychotherapy based process group and as well as numerous coping skills psychoeducational groups. She has worked in the mental health related services for approximately ten years. She has worked as a Case Manager, Family Case Manager, EAP intern, Utilization Review Assistant and Therapist at EAP’s, intensive outpatient and partial hospital programs. She has experience with work place stress, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and addiction / substance abuse. She utilizes a strengths based orientation, relying on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients achieve their goals.
Reisha Jack, LPC
Reisha Jack, LPC received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis, where she also received her Bachelor’s degree. As a Counselor, Ms. Jack comes to MHR with prior experience working with substance abuse and dual diagnosis patients in an IOP suboxone setting. She is well versed in helping clients identify triggers, relapse prevention and developing coping skills to maintain emotional calm. She provides an interpersonal psychotherapy based process groups as well as numerous cognitive behavioral coping skills groups. In addition to conducting group therapy, she was responsible for intakes, individual therapy and creating treatment plans. She has been involved in the delivery of an anger management program, where she facilitated individual and group therapy. She has experience working with domestic violence victims and perpetrators and has a special interest in co-occurring disorders and women’s issues.
Leah Pinkston, LPC
Leah Pinkston, LPC earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver with an Addiction specialization. She has provided individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Her experience includes working with homeless men and women struggling with alcohol and drug addictions, providing individual and family therapy as needed. She has provided numerous types of group based treatment, including parent skills training, nicotine cessation and about the process of addiction. She has volunteered to serve in numerous roles at the Exchange Club Family Center, including their Domestic Violence, Divorce and Anger Management programs. She relies on motivational interviewing, stages of change, cognitive behavior therapy and a strengths based approach in her clinical work. She has been a Member of the Psi Chi National Honor’s Society and the Dean’s List for academic achievement.
Irfan Ali, M.D.
Irfan Ali, M.D. is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist, received his medical training in 1989 from the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan, followed by a surgery residency. He then served as a Medical Officer in hospital settings until 1994, at which time he was accepted at the University of Tennessee Psychiatry Residency Program. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee in 1998, and went on to finish a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry there in 2000. He then worked at a community mental health center in Jackson, TN, where he treated adults, adolescents and geriatrics on an in and outpatient basis, including Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs. He also served as the Medical Director for an Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. He left the mental health center in 2008 to establish his private practice.
Carl Da Cunha, M.D.
Carl Da Cunha, M.D., completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee in 1991 and is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. He has extensive experience working with veterans and their families at the Memphis V.A., where he was an attending psychiatrist, Clinical Manager of their Partial Hospitalization Program, Chairman of Quality Council and Medical Director for the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Intervention Team and Day Treatment Center Programs. Dr. Da Cunha specializes in the treatment of adult mood disorders and is currently in full time private practice.
Edward A. Wise, Ph.D.
Edward A. Wise, Ph.D. is the retired Founder of Mental Health Resources, PLLC. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of Wyoming. Prior to retirement from MHR, he was in practice for 39 years, treating individuals in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings. He has extensive experience with mood disorders, substance abuse disorders and personality disorders. He conducted psychological and forensic evaluations, including pre-surgical, fitness for duty and risk for violence assessments. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and has served as a Reviewer for many esteemed publications. He is a retired Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. He has been nominated as a Health Care Hero by the Memphis Business Journal, received the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice and was named Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Wyoming.
Learn more about Dr. Wise (pdf downloads below)
- Wise Receives 2nd American Psychological Assoc. Award
- American Psychological Association Delegate to the American Psychological Association Future of Psychology Task Force
- National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner American Psychological Association, Fellow
- Outstanding Alumnus Award
- Psychologist’s work wins national Award. Commercial Appeal
- Mid-South Asset. Commercial Appeal
- Health Care Hero Award
Sonia Torrey, MS
Sonia Torrey, MS earned her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, AL, and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis. Sonia’s experience includes individual and group work with children, adolescents, and adults, having earned national certification as an addiction counselor in various settings including a recovery residence and an intensive outpatient program for substance abuse. She received her master’s level training at Kindred Place, formerly the Exchange Club Family Center, serving families affected by domestic violence, including facilitating trauma-focused groups for children and adult anger management. Additionally, Sonia trained at Daybreak Treatment Center, which utilizes DBT in a partial hospitalization setting for adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues. Sonia’s approach is holistic and grounded in motivational interviewing, and she utilizes cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques in her clinical work. Sonia is a member of the American Counseling Association, Chi Sigma Iota, and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.