We do this by utilizing specialized training with the best resources in the field. Our staff has trained with many of the best psychologists in the world. Dr. Mulchay thinks of himself as a lifelong student. As a team, we are constantly learning, training, and improving our assessments. We use the latest tests, and the most cutting edge technology to make evaluations fun, engaging, and as efficient as possible.
Meet Our Team
Simon is a psychologist (LPA) who specializes in psychological evaluation and therapy. He has lived in Western North Carolina since 2005, and completed his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2010. Simon trained at the University Psychology Clinic and the University Counseling Center. He completed his internship administering psychological assessments, co-leading group therapy sessions, and doing individual therapy with adjudicated adolescents at the Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center near Asheville.
After earning his masters, Simon served in several roles, including Managing Director and therapist at CooperRiis Healing Community in Asheville. Through his work at CoopeRiis, Simon developed a passion for working with people using a strengths-based approach.
Currently, Simon focuses on administering psychological evaluations at Asheville Testing.
Outside of work, Simon loves to spend time with his wife and two children. Simon enjoys trail running, hiking, and biking in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Simon also loves skiing in the winter and is an avid soccer player and fan.
Elsa is a psychologist (LPA) who specializes in psychological evaluation. She has lived in the Asheville area since 2002, and completed her Masters degree in Health Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2005. Elsa completed her internships at the Asheville TEACCH center and the Pisgah Institute, completing autism evaluations and administering neurofeedback.
After earning her masters degree, Elsa directed the Autism Society of North Carolina’s summer camp program, Mountain Adventure Camp, for 8 years. Following the closing of the summer camp she had the opportunity to recreate the camp under the ownership of Christmount Assembly in Black Mountain. She directed Camp Lakey Gap, for people with autism for 5 years.
Upon acquiring her license in psychology in 2015, Elsa began working for Mission Children’s Hospital at the Olson Huff Center conducting evaluations of learning disorders, autism, anxiety, ADHD and other related conditions. Through this work at the Olson Huff Center, she has developed a passion for helping children and their families best understand their strengths and challenges so that they can access appropriate therapies and support, allowing the children to meet their full potential.
Currently, Elsa focuses on administering psychological evaluations at Asheville Testing.
Outside of work, Elsa enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Elsa enjoys hiking and paddle boarding, as well as playing guitar.
Jennifer earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology, with a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology, from Appalachian State University in 2000. After graduation, she moved to Asheville to start her career as a school psychologist working for Asheville City Schools (ACS). She has served multiple schools within ACS for over 20 years.
Jennifer is a lifelong learner who has accumulated over one hundred hours of training in reading assessment and instruction. Her passions include reading, advocating for children and families, and using assessments to inform instruction and clarify specific academic needs. She also enjoys investigating current research related to structured literacy as well as the science of reading, anti-racism, social and emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. It is a goal of hers to partner with our families to advocate for researched-based instructional practices within the school setting.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, camping, and seeing live music.
Jenna graduated from The Citadel in July of 2017 with her Master’s in General Psychology and her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. Before joining Asheville Testing, Jenna worked with students of all ages at various public schools. She has extensive experience testing for special education services and providing recommendations for individual education plans and 504 accommodations. She also used her technology background to develop software that she and other psychologists use to streamline their evaluation processes.
Currently, Jenna helps with administering psychological evaluations at Asheville Testing and works on her online software development business (you can learn more about Jenna’s business here: www.schoolpsychclickreport.com).
Jenna describes herself as a lifelong learner and has interest in psychology, coding, website design, health, fitness, cooking, and traveling. When she is not working, she can be found exploring Asheville with her husband and two young kids.
Haley Goller is a psychologist (LPA) who specializes in psychological assessment. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University in 2019 where she is currently working towards her Psy.D. Haley’s training included comprehensive psychological assessment with children, teens, and adults. Her research focuses on the development and use of brief psychological screening instruments within the primary care setting. She also has a specific focus on concerns related to birthing parents during the perinatal period.
Currently, Haley helps with administering psychological assessments while she completes her doctorate at WCU. Haley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and crafting. She is a South Florida native who also loves all things water!
Haley has published on working memory, as well as psychological testing:Banks, J. B., Jha, A. P., Hood, A. V., Goller, H. G., & Craig, L. L. (2019). Reducing the TUTs that hurt: the impact of a brief mindfulness induction on emotionally valenced mind wandering. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 31(8), 785-799.
Mitchell, H., McCord, D., Goller, H., & Wyatt, B. (2020) Comparing the Minnesota Behavioral Health Screen to the PHQ-9 in predicting depression-related symptomatology in a primary medical care sample. Journal of Personality Assessment,102 (2), 175-182
Goller, H., Banks, J. B., & Meier, M. E. (2020). An individual differences investigation of the relations among life event stress, working memory capacity, and mind wandering: A preregistered replication-extension study. Memory & Cognition, 1-13.
Annabel earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2015 from Western Carolina University where she is currently pursuing her doctorate in psychology. Her training included comprehensive testing for children, adolescents and adults. Her primary interests include prevention of childhood adversity and promoting resilience following trauma. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages. In her free time, she likes playing with her dog, hiking, and seeing live music.
Annabel has published on psychological testing as well as parenting:
McKinney, C., Franz, A.O. (2018). Latent profiles of perceived parental psychopathology: Associations with emerging adult psychological problems. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 50(3), 411-424.
Franz, A.O., McKinney, C. (2018). Parental and emerging adult psychopathology: Moderated mediation by gender and parent-child relationship quality. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 49(6), 843-852.
Franz, A. O., Harrop, T. M., & McCord, D. M. (2016). Examining the construct validity of the MMPI-2-RF Interpersonal Functioning scales using the Computerized Adaptive Test of Personality Disorder as a comparative framework. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99(4), 416-423.
Jake Kopitzke studied psychology at Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University, with a graduate focus in the relationship between mindfulness mediation and test-taking anxiety. After spending two short seasons in the Pacific North West, Jake and his wife Allison returned to their beloved heart of Appalachia.
Jake brings to Asheville Testing his experience and expertise as a school psychologist, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.
Stevie studied psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina – Asheville. After completing her bachelor’s in 2020, she entered a masters program for Licensed Mental Health Counseling. During her undergraduate years, she developed an interest in mindfulness and meditation and its application to mental health counseling. She presented research on this topic at UNC – Asheville’s research symposium in 2019. Since graduation, she has worked with children on the autism spectrum. She has lived in Asheville since 2017 and loves to create art, rock climb, and spend time outdoors. Stevie is also a licensed yoga instructor and enjoys teaching classes.
After completing her undergraduate degree in History of Science and Medicine at Yale University, Maddie earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University in 2022. Her training included providing comprehensive psychological assessment to clients ranging from toddlers to adults, with a focus on school-age children and adolescents. Her research focuses on family dynamics and treatment outcomes for adolescents in outdoor behavioral healthcare (OBH), wilderness therapy programs, and residential treatment centers (RTCs).
Maddie administers psychological assessments while she completes her Psy.D. at Western Carolina University. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, cooking, and spending time with her family and three dogs.
Will earned his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University (WCU) in 2022, where he is currently working on his doctorate. His training included providing comprehensive psychological assessment to clients ranging from children to adults. His research typically focuses on how people use and interpret humor, but he has also been involved with research on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 3rd edition (MMPI-3).
Will is helping with administering psychological assessments while he completes his doctorate at WCU. In his free time, he enjoys appreciating music, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Abigail is our virtual assistant. She graduated with two BS, one in Psychology and the other in Biology. She is an experienced intake coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys crafting small woodworking projects and painting.
Abigail helps in a number of ways by answering phone calls, emails, and sharing important intake paperwork with families. The easiest way to connect with Abigail is by clicking on the Schedule a Consult button. This allows you to schedule time to speak with her on the phone.
Alternatively, you can email Abigail at Hello@AshevilleTesting.com.
A third option is to call our office. She may be on the other line. If she is unable to answer your call, please use the options listed above or leave a message for her.
Januar is our billing specialists. He helps us with insurance claims. We work very hard to make psychological testing affordable by working with insurance companies. We have found success billing insurance companies for psychological testing. As with any medical appointment, you are responsible for your deductible and copays. Unfortunately, most insurance companies will not pay for educational evaluations, ADHD evaluations or court-ordered evaluations.
Januar helps process claims. He submits and re-submit claims on behalf of families. In an age when health insurance is making it more and more difficult to cover psychological testing, his dedication has helped many families.
You can contact Januar at Billing@AshevilleTesting.com
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