Dr. Fernando Garzon is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister and clinical outcomes-based researcher. He received his B.A. in Biology at Wake Forest University and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Seminary.

Prior to Regent, Dr. Garzon was a professor at Liberty University in their Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Ed.D. in Community Care & Counseling programs. His clinical experience has encompassed outpatient practice, managed care, hospital, pastoral care and church settings.

Dr. Garzon's research and writings focus on building an empirical base for spiritually-focused protocols in clinical practice, exploring brief cognitive restructuring strategies, multicultural issues, Christian worldview pedagogy, and researching lay Christian counseling approaches in the church environment. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA Division 36), and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.


Ford, K., & Garzon, F. (2017). A randomized investigation of evangelical Christian accommodative mindfulness. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 4 (2), 92-99.

Garzon, F., Kim, J., Pride, M., & Rice, D. (2017). How to develop an effective multicultural ministry. The Struggle is Real: How to Care for Mental Health and Relational Health Needs in the Church, 151-164. Bloomington, IN: Westbow Press.

Garzon, F., & Ford, K. (2016). Adapting mindfulness for conservative Christians. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 35 (3), 254-259.

Garzon, F. (2016). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Grace and Commitment Therapy? Christian Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9(2), 16-19.

Yocum, R., Silvey, R., Milacci, F., & Garzon, F. (2015). Spirituality in school counseling practice and implications for school counseling education. Journal of Academic Perspectives, 2015(3), 1-24.

Garzon, F.L., Hall, M., & Ripley, J. (2014). Teaching Christian integration in psychology and counseling courses. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42, 131-135.

Garzon, F.L. (2014). Ethical considerations in research involving human participants. In A. Rockinson-Sczapkiw & L. Spaulding's Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success, 197-205. Routledge, Taylor, & Francis Group.

Rasar, J., Garzon, F., Moriarty, G., Volk, F., & O'Hare, C. (2013). The Efficacy of a manualized group treatment protocol for changing God image, attachment to God, religious coping, and love of God, others, and self. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 41, 267-280.

Meet Our Faculty

Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.

Psychological Services Center Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4292 cpage@regent.edu
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.


Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

757.352.4296 jennrip@regent.edu
Anderson B. Rowan, Ph.D.

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program Director


757.352.4433 arowan@regent.edu
James N. Sells, Ph.D.


Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

757.352.4368 jsells@regent.edu
Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.

Counseling Department Chair

Clinical Counseling Programs Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4499 jrsmith@regent.edu
Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.

Psychological Services Center Assistant Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4280 rachha5@regent.edu
Ingo Tophoven, Ph.D.

Counseling Ministries Department Chair

Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies and M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Programs Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4868 ingotop@regent.edu
Amy Trout, Psy.D.

M.A. in Human Services Program Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4349 atrout@regent.edu
Cyrus Williams, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4576 cwilliams2@regent.edu


Mandy Baraka
Ashley Bauman
Andreas Bienert
Evelyn Biles, Ph.D.
Gary Collins, Ph.D.
Michelle Colon
Joe DeLong
LaShauna Dean
Carissa Dwiwardani, Ph.D.
Gabriel Dy-Liacco, Ph.D.
Michael Franks, Ph.D.
Crista Gambrell
Susan George
Beth Gerhard-Burnham
Todd Grande, Ph.D.
Penny Hamblin
Kristel Headley
Emily Hervey, Psy.D.
Kurtis Hooks
Jonathan Hoover
Teri Hourihan
Judith L. Johnson, Ph.D.
David Jones, Ed.D.
Kristen Kansiewicz
Brenda Keck
John Kennedy, Ph.D.
Robert Kuschel
Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
Jennifer Linnekaste, Ph.D.
Kimberly Lokeman, Ph.D.
Paul Loosemore
Jessica McCleese, Ph.D.
Jennifer McCurrach
Elena McSwain, Psy.D.
Dixie Meyer, Ph.D.
Raymond Nairn
Kristie Norwood, Ph.D.
Lynn Olson Page, Ph.D., ABPP
Annie Phillips, Ph.D.
Jeremy Ruckstaetter, Ph.D.
Mary Sanderfer, Ph.D.
Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
Corie Schoeneberg
Erynne H. Shatto, Ph.D.
Kaitlyn Stafford
Paul Stevenson
Katlin Ternes
Deanna Towns
Amanda Trent, Ph.D.
Lee Underwood, Psy.D.
Linda Vermooten
Jerry Vuncannon, Ph.D.
Jay Wiles
Latasha Williams
Melissa Windham, Ph.D.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.