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Our Team

We are devoted to helping people develop a greater feeling of contentment and satisfaction in their lives. We believe that establishing a strong relationship with our clients is essential. It enables us to provide the tailored, expert guidance your family deserves.

Dr. Lisa Cheyette, PH.D.

Lisa Cheyette, PH.D.

Clinical psychologist
Therapeutic Consultant

Dr. Lisa Cheyette has practiced as a licensed psychologist in the Atlanta area since 1995, working with children, teens and adults. She serves families, locally, nationally, and internationally as a Therapeutic Consultant.

A recognized specialist in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and other complex psychological issues, Dr. Cheyette uses her skills in diagnosis, assessment and treatment in her consulting work. Combining individual attention with first-hand knowledge of programs and schools, she strives to become the family’s advocate before, during, and after placement.

Dr. Cheyette personally visits schools and programs around the country throughout the year. She talks with the students, tours the campus, and meets directly with the clinicians and administrators to learn who they work best with, and how they work with them.

Dr. Cheyette received her Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from McGill University in Montreal, a Masters in Counseling/Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CSPP-San Diego. She also completed an advanced training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society and the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute. She serves on the faculty of the Emory School of Medicine as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and has done Executive Coaching with the Emory Goizueta Business School.

Dr. Cheyette is a member of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) as well as the American Psychological Association (APA). She is also a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and a Professional Member of The Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA).

Dr. Cheyette spends her downtime recharging by spinning, hiking, working out, reading and spending time at home with her family.

Jude Rudolph Nesbitt, MA

Jude Rudolph Nesbitt, MA

Therapeutic Consultant

Jude began her journey in this field working for a psychiatric hospital in 1991 in Southern California, while completing her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University and her practicum at Pacifica Christian College. After earning her degree, she immersed herself in working with parents as they placed their children in therapeutic wilderness programs and became passionate about the impact that nature could have on the therapeutic progress families could make in treatment.

Jude’s career path led her to be the Director of Admissions at another wilderness program. It was through this position that Jude was introduced to many therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers for adolescents, enabling her to be as knowledgeable about them as she is today. Jude’s career expanded into working with young adults in transitional programs as well as other residential programs for both young adults and adults.

Jude has traveled all over the country and internationally visiting programs to gain perspective on how they can be used when helping meet individual clients’ needs. Jude has expertise in working with individuals who struggle with depression, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and other complex issues.

A mountain girl at heart, Jude resides in Colorado with her family where she also enjoys hiking and skiing. In her spare time, Jude teaches indoor cycling.

TANYA GRAFFE / Intake and Family Coordinator


Practice Manager

Tanya began her career volunteering as a victim advocate at a domestic violence shelter before transitioning into the role of the shelter coordinator for the program. Through this work, Tanya developed a passion for working with individuals and families in crisis to provide assistance with empathy and reliability.

After several cross-country moves, a relocation to Texas led Tanya to a direct-care position working with young adult women in a residential mental health milieu and, ultimately, to working as an admissions counselor for the program. From there, it was a natural progression to working with a team of therapeutic consultants, which has led Tanya to Cheyette & Associates, to continue her work in support of individuals and families as they partner with a consultant to explore treatment options.

Tanya is known for the warmth and compassion she brings to her interactions with the families that she works with, providing a steady presence amid crises. Understanding that each family is unique, Tanya’s priority is to be available, responsive, and secure to create the necessary safety for families to share their struggles.

In her free time, Tanya enjoys spending time with her family, including their dogs and horse, and dreaming up new remodeling projects to work on.

Tracy Hopkins

Tracy Hopkins, MSW, CPDC 

Director of Engagement 

With a remarkable career spanning over 25 years in the field of mental healthcare, Tracy Hopkins is a distinguished Engagement & Belonging executive who brings a wealth of experience and profound insights to the forefront. Holding a master’s in Clinical Social Work and being a certified Professional Diversity and Inclusion Coach, Tracy is unequivocally committed to fostering meaningful connections, promoting inclusion and belonging, and driving transformative change within organizations.


Tracy is celebrated for her innovative and intentional approach to engagement, which has become her hallmark. Excelling in the development of compelling initiatives that seamlessly align with organizational values, she boasts a proven track record of crafting thought-provoking and meaningful experiences. Tracy's unique blend of creative thinking and collaborative leadership serves as an inspiration that ignites collective participation and catalyzes cultural transformation.


Tracy's work life has brought invaluable contributions to the realms of business development, operations, and program management within the nuanced fields of mental healthcare and the non-profit sector. This remarkable amalgamation of experiences positions her as a purposeful, engaging, and cooperative Director of Engagement at Dr. Lisa Cheyette and Associates (DLCA). Her close collaboration with the team entails proficient management of communications, social media, and content strategy. Her interactive and dynamic approach paves the way for community-building, the nurturing of partnerships with DLCA stakeholders, and the seamless organization of DLCA's training sessions and workshops.


Beyond her professional commitments, Tracy actively engages as a social change philanthropist, dedicating her time, expertise, and resources to expedite transformative advancements within communities of color. Furthermore, she relishes spending quality time with her high-school-aged child and caring for her mother. Tracy enjoys the rich connections cultivated through her AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Group, BIPoC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Running Group, and Riding in Color mountain biking group. She also finds solace in the melodies of live music, dancing, and indulges her enthusiasm for all things Marvel-related.