Meet Our Clinicians

Our team is trained in the best treatments for OCD. We also know that treatment is hard. Our approach is to use the best treatments, personalized with your unique needs, and used at your pace, to make sure that you have the most successful recovery journey possible.

Clinical Director

Dr. Levinson is a licensed psychologist, health service provider, and clinical supervisor at the Louisville OCD Clinic. 

Associate Clinical Director

Dr. Russell, is a Licensed Psychologist. He supervises and trains doctoral students and other clinical trainees. 

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Sarah Schirmer, DNP has over 10 years of experience in mental health care. She began her career as a licensed professional clinical counselor working with children and families after completing a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville in 2006.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Melissa Gibson is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating teens & young adults. She is also passionate about providing training and supervision.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Whitley Paden is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Louisville OCD Clinic. She specializes in treating older teens and adults and provides supervision and training to psychology graduate students.

Psychological Practitioner

Sara Sutphin, MEd, is a licensed psychological practitioner and therapist. She has over 12 years experience. 

Licensed Psychological Associate

Brenda Arellano, M.S., L.P.A., is a bilingual, Licensed Psychological Associate. 

Licensed Psychological Practitioner

Sara Wallace is a licensed psychological associate who experience working with adolescent and adult populations, who have a history of substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, learning disabilities, relationship problems, and dysfunctional family issues.

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Kristina Waters, MSSW, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate has been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 


Lindsay James, C.S.W., is a certified social worker that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma. 

Licensed Psychological Associate

Jessica Dowell, M.Ed., is a licensed psychological associate (LPA) and therapist at the Louisville OCD Clinic.

Doctoral Student Therapist

Skyler Green, M.A., is a doctoral student therapist for the Louisville OCD Clinic, where she is supervised by Dr. Broderick Sawyer. 

Get Help Today

We are available at the Louisville OCD Clinic to help you navigate toward recovery. Please call us today – your life can’t wait any longer!

Phone: 502.403.7818

Open Hours

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.