About Therapists

Roxanne Lemmon

Roxanne Lemmon is a graduate from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is a certified Musicare teacher. Before coming to the agency, she was a Memphis musician for 10 years, and was signed with an independent music label out of Nashville for 5 years called Off Music Row. She volunteered in the summer of 2014 with our Social Success summer camp using her music therapy to teach social skills to campers. She joined the staff in the Fall of 2014 and has been rockin’ out with the groups ever since.

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller is a graduate from the University of Memphis where she obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a National Certified Counselor as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is a Special Needs volunteer for High Point Church in Memphis and is also a part of the starting committee for the Opening Eyes to Autism fundraiser and 5K (supporting the Autism Society of the Mid-South and Harwood Center). Melissa has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings (in-home, hospital, schools, and counseling agencies) for over 10 years. Currently she works with 3 local private schools as a behavior consultant and counselor. Melissa has worked with Dr. Allison doing Social Therapy since early 2010 and is loving every minute of it!

Lacey Fitzgerald Dotson

Lacey Fitzgerald Dotson received her B.A. in Art Therapy and her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Memphis. Her department at The U of M is ranked in the Top 20 in the U.S. for Rehabilitation Counseling and provided her with knowledge on counseling people with a variety of issues and needs. She is a recipient of the Rehabilitation Services Administrative research grant and plans to continue taking classes that apply to her ultimate goal, a doctoral degree. Her focus is on psychiatric disorders (Anxiety, Depression, and Bi-Polar), Wellness, and family adjustment to psychiatric disorders. Lacey has published research in professional counseling journals (Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin) and is currently working on research for submission to The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. She has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings (foster care, schools, and counseling agencies) for over 8 years. Currently she is working with young adults with developmental and psychiatric disorders through an office at the University of Memphis. Lacey is a volunteer at Lowenstein House and has been a volunteer Art Therapist at Youth Villages. She has worked at Social Therapy since 2008 and feels so lucky to get to work with such awesome kids and young adults!

Emily Vanderpool

Emily Vanderpool received her Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and is a recent graduate of The University of Memphis Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.  She is currently enrolled in the Master’s program for Applied Behavior Analysis at The University of Memphis and plans to sit for the exam to obtain certification in ABA.  Emily has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings.  Emily worked at Youth Villages for 4 years including supervising the Mentor Program, and she continues to volunteer as a mentor for children at Youth Villages.  Emily currently works as a therapist at Daybreak Treatment Center and is pursuing certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has worked for Dr. Allison since 2012 and is having so much fun with Social Therapy!