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.
Dr. Mulchay is the co-author of The Field Guide to High Conflict Ligitation. He also has published recent articles on evaluations of dyslexia (reading disorder), dyscalculia (math disorder), dysgraphia (writing disorder), and child custody evaluations.
He is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina, and Hawai’i. He has temporary permits to practice in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut (in October, 2022), Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, & Wisconsin (APIT/IPC/TAP).
Dr. Mulchay is honored to serve as president for our local psychological association (the Western North Carolina Psychological Association) and as the Membership Chair for our state psychological association. He is also proud to be the treasure of the International Council of Psychologists. In addition, he serves on the continuing education committee for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He has recently served as an instructor at the National Family Law Institute.
Outside of work, Dr. Mulchay enjoys spending time with his family and his Australian Shepherd. He enjoys spending time on the water (surfing, paddling, swimming), hiking in the mountains, or attending a concert.
Simon 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.
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 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:
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.
Brittany Foster earned her B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2019 where
she is currently working towards her Psy.D. Brittany’s training is in administering
comprehensive assessments for all ages. She has experience giving assessments in a school-
setting for individual education plans. Her primary interests include implementing evidence-
based treatments for rural children and adolescents and suicide prevention/intervention.
Brittany currently helps with administering psychological assessments at Asheville Testing while
she completes her doctorate at App State. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with
her family, friends, and cat. She also enjoys baking and discovering new recipes to cook.
Jennifer began working for the Autism Society of North Carolina in 2001. She then pursued an Associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Science. Jennifer began working as a paramedic in 2008 and through that work, realized an incredible need in the mental health field. She felt particularly called to adolescent mental health and worked as the lead mental health counselor for multiple psychiatric residential treatment facilities in North Carolina, Hawaii, and Alaska.
She specialized in working with male and female juvenile offenders. In 2018, she graduated with her master’s in social work from Western Carolina University. She then worked as a therapist for dual-diagnosis male adolescents in a wilderness program, women and children in a local transitional shelter, and both male and female adolescents in the Buncombe County school system. In 2021 she graduated with her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University. She is currently a second-year doctoral student in Western Carolina’s Clinical Psychology program.
Jennifer’s research focuses on awe as an experience rather than emotion. Her research posits that the experience of awe is one reason that nature is such a powerful tool for increasing positive mental health outcomes. She has published her Master’s thesis on this topic and is currently researching the induction of awe with virtual reality nature environments. Her current research is an attempt to bridge the accessibility gap that exists for people when they attempt to seek out nature as an adjunct to evidenced based treatment.
Jennifer has a passion for assessment, a warm clinical presence, and a genuine curiosity for each client’s unique presentation. When she is not at work or school, she is enjoying time with her two young children, husband, and St. Bernard. She loves camping, hiking, bugs, puzzles, and good nap.
Kia is our virtual assistant. She recently graduated with a BA in psychology and is both kind and caring.
Kia helps in a number of ways by answering phone calls, emails, and sharing important intake paperwork with families. The easiest way to connect with Kia 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 Kia 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.
Renee is our billing specialist. She handles all 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.
Renee works hard to process claims. She submits and re-submits claims on behalf of families. In an age when health insurance is making it more and more difficult to cover psychological testing, Renee’s dedication has helped many families.
If you are a current patient and you need to contact Renee about previously filed claims, her contact information is as follows.
North Med Billing Services, PLLC
If you need to pay an invoice, you can pay online by clicking Make a Payment.
77 Church Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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Asheville, NC 28801