Emily Gosnell, M.A.
Emily Gosnell M.A. is a psychology intern serving in the inpatient track at Sutter Center for Psychiatry. She provides services on the child and adolescent, adult, and intensive care units. Emily has prior experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of clinical settings; including hospital, academic, intensive outpatient, and private practice settings. She has focused on providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as intellectual, cognitive, and personality psychological testing in her previous training. Emily’s primary interest is psychological assessment and she primarily works from a CBT perspective with her patients. Emily is currently a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Sacramento and will be graduating in May 2020.
Vanessa Nicholson, M.A.
Vanessa Nicholson, M.A. is a psychology intern serving the inpatient track at Sutter Center for Psychiatry. She provides services on the adult, child and adolescent, and intensive care units. Vanessa has a broad range of experience in neuropsychology, community mental health, and residential treatment centers. Her primary interests include neuropsychology, health psychology, women’s empowerment, and psychological assessment. Her doctoral dissertation focused on women’s job satisfaction in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of the Silicon Valley and its relation to growth fostering factors. Vanessa works from a cognitive behavioral and person centered perspective and she enjoys working with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Alliant International University, Sacramento and she will be graduating in May 2020.
Jillian Olney, M.A.
Jillian Olney, M. A. is the evening Partial Hospitalization Program track intern providing services to both adults and adolescents as part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. Prior to working at SCP, Jillian served as a practicum intern working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in an intensive outpatient program, a DBT treatment center, an outpatient VA program, and within the school system. Jillian has experience with individual and group psychotherapy, crisis assessment and intervention, psychological/cognitive assessments, and teaching psychoeducational courses. Jillian uses a humanistic approach to psychotherapy, and utilizes both dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with her clients. Jillian is currently working towards her PsyD at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Sacramento. Jillian’s dissertation examined the relationship between twins and identity development. More specifically, she examined whether the amount of closeness experienced in the childhood relationship would have an impact on identity development in adulthood. In her free time, Jillian enjoys reading, traveling with her husband, playing with her cat, and watching football.
Olivia Stull, M.S.
Olivia A. Stull, M.S. is the daytime Partial Hospitalization Program track intern, providing services to both adolescents and adults in SCP’s Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program as part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. Prior to starting at SCP, Olivia worked with high school and college students, as well as adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses across a variety of settings, from university counseling centers to inpatient forensic units. During her training, Olivia focused on mindfulness-based treatments, alternative therapies, and career counseling for adolescents and young adults. Olivia uses an integrated approach to therapy with her clients, pulling from existential psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, art therapy, interpersonal process, and family systems theory. Olivia is currently a Counseling Psychology PhD candidate at the University of Kansas. Olivia’s dissertation explores the lives of adult survivors of the “Troubled Teen Industry,” looking specifically at how their experiences in unlicensed residential facilities influenced their development, relationships, career, mental health, and substance use. Olivia is also a published author, with several articles about creativity and personality published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as a mindfulness-based art therapy manual and a textbook chapter on assessing creativity. Olivia hopes to develop an art- and animal-facilitated therapy program for teens who have difficulties managing academic and mental health concerns.