Dr. ValaRay J. Irvin, Executive Director and Licensed Psychologist
ValaRay J Irvin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with 32 years of experience in the field of College Mental Health. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern University at Baton Rouge, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She became Director of SUBR-UCC in 1998 after re-developing it after a ten-year absence. Her clinical orientation is influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and System’s therapies. And, her interests are psychotherapy, couples therapy, multicultural counseling and training, women and depression, grief and loss, and trauma issues.
Fun Fact: Dr. Irvin enjoys traveling, and sampling local/regional/world foods, and new adventures. She spent nine-weeks working with staff members of Counseling Services at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast Ghana, West Africa.
Dr. F. Gregory Harris, Contractual Psychiatrist
F. Gregory Harris, MD is a licensed medical doctor whose specialty is Psychiatry. He is a Baton Rouge native and a second-generation physician. He did his undergraduate work at Louisiana State University and his medical schooling at Meharry University. He has been with the UCC for ten years as a consulting psychiatrist.
Fun Fact: Dr. Harris enjoys traveling.
Ms. LaTisha Davis, Executive Assistant
Mrs. Andrea Travis-Durriseau, Mental Health Therapist
Andrea Travis-Durriseau, MS, PLPC, is a provisional licensed professional counselor. She graduated from Southern University at Baton Rouge with a Bachelors in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in 2010. She completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2015. She has almost 6 years of experience which includes Psychiatric Inpatient and Community Outpatient Therapy. She approaches counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective in which patterns of thoughts are explored to better understand individual behavior. Her clinical interest are depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and trauma.
Fun Fact: Mrs. Travis-Durriseau enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.
Ms. Ariana Hollins, Mental Health Therapist
Ariana Hollins, MS, LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southern Univeristy at New Orleans, and earned her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is also a doctoral student at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, La. Her theoretical approaches to counseling are humanistic and integrative. She also has a certification in Brainspotting Phase 1, a form of mind-body therapy. Her areas of expertise consist of working with individuals who have experienced trauma, art therapy, depression, anxiety, stress management, low self-esteem, and persons of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Fun Fact: Ms. Hollins enjoys playing video games and hiking.
Mrs. Stephenne Brady Calhoun, Mental Health Therapist
Stephenne Brady Calhoun, MA, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern University at Baton Rouge. She has worked in the areas of Community Based Therapy, Psychiatric Inpatient Therapy and Intensive Outpatient therapy for Substance abuse. Mrs. Calhoun has an ecletic approach that includes cognitive behavioral, person centered and strength-based techinques. Some focused areas are depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship challenges. She believes in providing a safe-space for clients to explore and express their innermost thoughts and feelings to ultimately reach an awareness of their strengths and self-efficacy.
Fun Fact: Mrs. Calhoun enjoys traveling, baking and crafting. She loves to make cake pops!
Pre-Doctoral Interns (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology@Xavier of Louisiana):
Ms. Shaely Cheramie, M.A.
Mr. Seth Savoie, M.S.
Ms. Devin Leivo, M.S., M.A., NCC
Mr. Joshua Lieberman, M.A.
Mrs. Jeanette Williams, M.A.
Ms. Kennedy Crutchfield, B.S.