Jacquelyn Gilles moved to Louisville in the Summer of 2004 to begin her graduate training at Spalding University. In 2010, she completed her predoctoral internship at the Butler University & Aspire Indiana Consortium. After graduating from Spalding in 2011 with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, she began a full-time professorship with Lindsey Wilson College and opened her first private practice, Gilles Psychological Services.
In 2015, Dr. Gilles began to envision a group center, Mandala House, to bring together a talented team of clinicians and staff to challenge, nurture, and inspire one another to reach our fullest potential in service of the Louisville and surrounding communities.
As a Psychologist and Professor, Dr. Gilles has plenty of opportunities to engage her curiosity and passion for knowledge. She finds the mixture of clinical and academic work very rewarding as each profession informs and enriches the other. In addition to teaching and training future clinicians, she is also highly committed to continuing her own education and seeking consultation. In the Summer of 2013 she completed a two-year certificate program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. This program included didactic coursework, individual supervision, and case conferences. She looks forward to learning and growing with the other staff of Mandala House.
Dr. Gilles knows therapy is a challenging and vulnerable process and works to create a space that is both safe and reflective of the reverence she holds for her clients and the work. She is strongly committed to understanding, non-judgment, respect, empowerment, and celebration of individual differences and struggles. Dr. Gilles has been described as a "calming presence" and as someone who has a "strong ability to take others' perspectives." Perhaps this is why Couples Therapy is a favorite for Dr. Gilles. She strives to create a delicate balance of nurture/support and paced interpretation/reflection optimal for growth. She has many areas of clinical and research expertise including identity development, sexual orientation, gender, multiculturalism, family-of-origin issues, shame, and attachment. She also has training and interest in the areas of personality disorders, relationship problems, trauma, and parenting.
Community involvement is important to Dr. Gilles and she has had the honor to serve locally, regionally, and globally over the years through her involvement in organizations such as the Louisville Youth Group (a resource for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth), Kentucky Psychological Association, Water for People (which collaborates with communities in need across nine countries to build systems for safe drinking water and sanitation), and the LWC Cincinnati Community of Care Social.
Dr. Gilles is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Kentucky with HSPP credentials. She is a member of the Kentucky Psychological Association and a Resident Faculty Supervisor for the Master's-Level cohorts on the Cincinnati, OH campus for Lindsey Wilson College.
Barbara Beauchamp, Licensed Psychologist
Barbara Beauchamp believes there are times when a person simply needs a sanctuary in which one can focus on what is working and not working in life. Therapy is an ideal place for this type of reflection. Therapy is also an active process that requires considerable patience, empathy, and a willingness to explore those parts of ourselves that may need some attention if not change. Dr. Beauchamp recognizes that you are your own best expert, and she respectfully creates a space in which you are guided toward a more healthy and peaceful way of being.
Dr. Beauchamp has worked in the mental health and educational fields for over 20 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she focuses her practice on older adolescents and adults. Dr. Beauchamp enjoys a diverse case load that is densely populated by individuals for whom societal marginalization is all too familiar. Her areas of clinical passion lie within issues related to human diversity, including identity development, women's health, sexual orientation, gender experiences, and the effects of oppression/discrimination. She is also versed in mood disorders/emotional dysregulation, personality challenges, living with the aftermath of trauma, and families-in-transition (e.g., separation, divorce). Her interest in multicultural psychology is historically rooted in her own undergraduate and graduate educational experiences. She has held numerous leadership roles on committees and boards that focused on issues of diversity, social justice, and inclusionary practice.
Dr. Beauchamp is credited for the formation of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students' Advocacy Coordinating Team that continues to work today advancing psychology's legislative agenda at the state and federal levels. Additionally, she holds a faculty appointment within the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University, where she historically served as the Director of Clinical Training, Diversity Committee Chair, and President and Senator-at-Large of the Faculty Senate. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Beauchamp is currently mentoring student leaders in charge of the Diversity Mission Society as well as the university's Psi Chi chapter.
Dr. Beauchamp received her B.A. from Denison University, M.A. from Xavier University, and Psy.D. from Spalding University. Her Predoctoral Internship was completed at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Student Counseling Services Center, and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrated Primary Care and Clinical Supervision/Administration at Spalding University. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association, various APA Divisions, and the Kentucky Psychological Association.
Colgan Tyler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Mr. Colgan Tyler's psychotherapy treatment specializes work with young males, adult men and women and families in crisis. Using an eclectic approach, he gives the client the space and support to tell their own story, guides and witnesses them in self-discovery, and collaborates to change elements within their realm of control. Mr. Tyler is committed to the idea that young males and men, like all human beings, need to be recognized and valued as creative, powerful, and sensitive individuals within their social contexts. An important part of mental health treatment is being seen by and building a relationship with a present, empathetic and trained professional. Mr. Tyler's goal as a psychotherapist is to be that professional.
Mr. Tyler is a Louisville, Kentucky native currently living in Louisville with his wife and three children. Mr. Tyler earned his Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University in 2005 and obtained licensure for clinical social work in Kentucky in 2009. His clinical work as a psychotherapist has focused on adolescent males, adult men and women, families, and Spanish-speaking refugees, and immigrant families. These patients are referred from a professional network of school counselors, medical and psychiatric professionals, lawyers, and agencies in the Louisville region.
Mr. Tyler began his clinical practice in San Diego, California, working with at-risk youth and families living in crisis. He then returned to Louisville to work as a therapist at Bingham Clinic, a child and adolescent treatment clinic in affiliation with University of Louisville. There, Mr. Tyler also served on the Bingham Clinic Board from 2009-2010, a year of transition for Bingham.
In 2010, Mr. Tyler moved into private practice, working with adolescents, adults and families. Along with starting private work that same year, Mr. Tyler established the Counseling and Student Development Department at the West End School, a privately-funded, urban school in Louisville for boys. For the past six years, Mr. Tyler served as CASD Director and Lead Counselor at the school. The department now consists of three counselors and multiple consultants, mentors and collaborators to meet the needs of the elementary and middle school students and faculty.
In addition to this work, Mr. Tyler performs evaluations for families involved in legal immigration proceedings. Mr. Tyler is fluent in Spanish and English and uses his language skills in multiple modalities throughout his practice.