Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center

200 Tarpon Trail

Jacksonville, NC 28546


Our Psychology Team


Dr. Amy R. Hall received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Forest School of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO. Her internship experience was gained at Dixon Correctional Center in Dixon, IL. While there she worked with a diverse population of adult males in individual and group settings (group included: parenting, anxiety, smoking cessation, sexual perpetrators). She completed a post-doctoral residency at Federal Medical Center in Rochester, MN where she gained experience in forensic evaluations, substance abuse treatment, and group therapy. However for the past seven years her focus has changed to the treatment and care of children, and adolescents. Prior to coming to CCNC, she was employed in outpatient settings providing psychological testing and individual, group, and family therapy to a child and adolescent population. Her psychological testing experience includes: competency evaluations, testing to assess for cognitive and achievement abilities, learning disorders, mood and behavioral disorders, and personality disorders

Amy Hall, Psy.D.

Dr. Kristina A. Hobby earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology in Tampa, FL. Her training was specific to psychological testing and psychotherapy services.  Dr. Hobby did her pre-doctoral training at the Center for Group Counseling in Boca Raton, Florida. Since coming to CCNC in 2008, she has worked with a variety of populations to include, PTSD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism, grief/loss, substance abuse, personality disorders, and LGBTQI of all ages. Additionally, Dr. Hobby has facilitated Suboxone groups and an Adolescent Female's Counseling Group. She feels passionately about working with people and also enjoys her work with families and couples as well as assisting in supervising future professionals in the mental health field. She is currently a member of the American Psychological Association.

Kristina A. Hobby, Psy.D.

Alan J. Crist, Ph.D.

Dr. Alan J. Crist received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama in 1995. He received his Master’s Degree in 1990. He completed an internship at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He has worked with clients in outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, inpatient, rehabilitation, correctional, and student counseling settings since 1988. He has worked with children from preschool to high school ages, working for the past 6 years at a state hospital pediatric unit. He has also worked with geriatric, adult, youth, and child populations. He is a member of the American Psychological Association since 1997. He supervised interns at the APA-Approved Utah State Hospital Internship 1999-2009, and taught annual 8 hour training on the Rorschach Inkblot test for 7 of those years. He has extensive experience working with the severely mentally ill.

Jessica Spaeth, Psy.D.

Dr. Jessica Spaeth received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2012. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2008. She completed her APA-Approved Pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Counseling and Wellness Services and completed a post-doctoral residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Psychology. She has worked with children from preschool to high school ages in both public school systems and outpatient clinics, as well as worked with adult and geriatric populations in outpatient, hospital and college – level academic settings. Dr. Spaeth has experience providing both therapeutic interventions to children and adults, as well as experience providing psychological testing for cognitive abilities, learning disorders, mood and behavioral disorders, as well as personality disorders. She also has experience supervising bachelors, masters and doctoral level interns for both therapy and psychological assessment experience.

Amanda Metze, LPA


Amanda graduated from Western Carolina University with her MA in Clinical Psychology in 2012.  She gained practical experience working with adults on the residential substance use treatment unit and the acute mental health inpatient unit at the VA in Asheville, NC.   She completed a suicide prevention rotation, co-facilitated substance use, social skills, and coping skills groups with adults in addition to working one on one with veterans to complete psychological testing.  Amanda has also worked in research and conducted structured clinical interviews to assess for substance abuse as part of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded prevention center (Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation: CDART) at the University of Kentucky.  Currently, Amanda's primary focus and interest is psychological assessment for behavioral, mood, and personality disorders.  She is also interested in the impact the environment and family has on the etiology and treatment of mental disorders.  She has assessment experience with children, adolescents, and adults.  Amanda uses evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Solution-Focused therapy, Cognitive-Behavior therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.  She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Psychological Associate.