Kelly Knowles, MA

Clinical Psychology PhD Student
Kelly is a current PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University. She has also earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kelly is trained in evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). In addition, she likes to incorporate mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches into her clinical work. Kelly’s clinical experience focuses primarily on adults with OCD and anxiety-related disorders but also includes experience with ADHD and depression. Her research focuses on ways to improve exposure-based therapies through the application of the inhibitory learning model and the role of uncertainty in anxiety. In her free time, Kelly enjoys playing with her two pet rabbits, trying new restaurants in Nashville, listening to podcasts, and watching stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy.