Our Psychology Team
DeAnna Waugh received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Capella University’s Harold Abel School of Psychology and is continuing her education in an effort to pursue her doctorate degree in clinical psychology. She is currently a licensed professional counselor specializing in therapy with children and adolescents. Ms. Waugh has specialized training in working with victims of abuse as well as developmental disorders. She also provides sex offender risk assessment and treatment for adolescent sexual offenders. She completed her specialized training in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and victims of sexual abuse of Honolulu family therapy center. She has held positions as a therapist at Brynn Marr hospital as well as conducting developmental evaluations for the birth – 3 year population through the children’s developmental services agency in New Bern, North Carolina. She is currently a member of the American Psychological Association, as well as a member of Division 32 for Humanistic Psychology.
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. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She also has experience in providing psychological testing to assess for cognitive and achievement abilities, learning disorders, mood and behavioral disorders, and personality disorders. Her work at CCNC is focused on treating children to young adults with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, trauma, as well as body image issues. Additionally, she works with families to communicate and problem-solve with their adolescents. Before coming to CCNC, she did her pre-doctoral training at the Center for Group Counseling in Boca Raton, Florida. 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.
DeAnna Waugh, LPC
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.