Meet our Counselors


Allison Dr. Allison From
(502) 873-4458

Dr. From received her Bachelor’s degree at Connecticut College and her PsyD at Spalding University.  She has worked primarily in University Counseling Centers since 2001 and has a passion for working with students at all levels.  She also worked some in the Community Mental Health system and maintains a small private practice.  In addition to running Counseling and Psychological Services, she also teaches occasionally.  Her favorite class to teach is Human Sexuality because she believes that relationships are what drive us to be who we are. When not at work she spends time with her incredible and amazing partner, 4 kids, and a dog out in the country.  On weekends you can find them hiking, traveling, or building something at home.

 Akhter  Shamima Akhter

My name is Shamima Akhter and I am a 3rd year student at Spalding University’s PsyD program.  I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and have 2 years of experience in working with children with Autism.  This past year I have worked with adolescents with a trauma history along with drug/alcohol abuse.  I also have experience in disability testing.  My future goals are to work with immigrants who are dealing with various issues. I would also like to work with families and couples.



 Cook Jenn Cook

Jenn is a fourth year doctoral candidate in Spalding’s Psy.D. program. She earned a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). Her therapeutic approach includes integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness techniques. Jenn’s primary professional interest includes working through traumatic stress and anxiety symptoms, military-related concerns, and phase of life changes. Prior training includes: Ft. Knox- Behavioral Health, Jefferson County Public School, UL Outpatient Clinic, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and UHCL Counseling Center. Jenn enjoys being outside, exercising, and playing with her two dogs (and tortoise).

 Larimore David Lairmore

David earned his B.A. in Psychology at Wright State University and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University.  He will be entering his fourth year in Spalding’s School of Professional Psychology Psy.D. Program.  David’s prior clinical practicum experience has included individual therapy with elementary school children through the Jefferson County Public School system and psychological assessment through the Spalding University Psychological Assessment Center.  His professional interests include anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, and older populations.  When not at Spalding, David enjoys running, gardening, yoga, and older television shows.


Visalli Kelsea Visalli

Kelsea is a third year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Louisville.  She received her B.S. in Psychology from Western Illinois University.  Her primary areas of interest are self-esteem/body-image concerns, depression, and anxiety. She has had prior clinical training at the University of Louisville Student Counseling Center, as well as assessment training at the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center.  Outside of work, she enjoys golfing, working out, and spending time with family and friends.



 Srishyama1 Srishyama Vempaty

Srishyama is currently in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program at Spalding University. She earned her B.Sc. in Psychology, and M.Sc. in Applied (Clinical) Psychology from India. She also has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. Her practicum experiences include prior work with children at Satya Special School in India; with adults at Home of the Innocents; and with children and teenagers at Uspiritus (formerly Brooklawn Child and Family Services). She further continues to work with students at Spalding University Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), besides starting her new practicum year at the Spalding University Center for Behavioral Health (CBH), which provides psychological services to the community.


 Blaine Blaine Parker

Blaine is a third-year practicum student in Spalding University’s PsyD program.  His work experiences include advocacy and psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of backgrounds and concerns.  Blaine also collaborates with the Center for Women and Families through outreach and as chairperson of the program evaluation working-group in an effort to empower men and boys to promote gender equality and prevent gender based violence.  Some of his professional interests include social justice, multicultural psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, as well as the treatment of addictions, trauma, mood disorders, and personality disorders.  Blaine uses an integrative approach that primarily involves psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories.  But most importantly, his services are rooted in compassion and the notion that everyone deserves to be understood, appreciated, and to not feel alone in his or her struggles, including you!