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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.

chris goodson / Licensed Professional Counselor


Licensed Professional Counselor
Therapeutic Consultant/Psychotherapist

Chris Goodson has spent the better part of a decade working in various clinical roles throughout the therapeutic world, most recently as program director of an adolescent intensive outpatient program in Atlanta, Georgia. Other roles have included outpatient psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and families as well as mentoring adolescents in an in-home wraparound program.  

Over the course of his career, Chris has developed a passion for using his clinical skills to identify the needs of individuals and families in order to help them find the best path forward in their treatment. 

Chris has a knack for organically earning comfort and trust from those he works with and using that to communicate clinical recommendations in a way that fosters a sense of safety, understanding and confidence. 

As a result, Chris’s passion lies in utilizing his clinical experience and skills to help individuals and families navigate the often-overwhelming journey through treatment. 

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University and his Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University.

When not working, Chris is always looking for new and exciting ways to spend time with his wife and kids in and around the Atlanta area and loves any form of adventure with them

CHRISTINA NERI / Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Christina Neri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and in the state of Illinois. After graduating magna cum laude from Elmhurst College with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology she went on to pursue her passion in the field of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Christina received her Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health and a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of individuals. She has had the great honor and privilege of serving as a clinician in a variety of settings including both private and public schools, hospitals, nursing facilities, private practice, and community mental health organizations. Her extensive experience has been in serving clients that range in age from adolescence to older adults with extensive training and experience in treating individuals with neurobehavioral challenges and educational needs. 

She currently provides individual, couples, parent, and family counseling. The clinical diagnoses and challenges Christina helps clients through include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, parent support, relationships, marital counseling, faith based/spirituality, family dynamics, personal growth, neurological issues, postpartum, and academic challenges. 

By believing in the immense power within each individual Christina provides a safe and empowering space for clients that is grounded in both the person-centered approach and strengths-based philosophy.  Each technique she utilizes is customized to her clients’ needs, but her therapeutic approach often incorporates a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral, Holistic, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Family Systems therapies. 

Alignment and trust within the therapeutic relationship is the most critical factor for client success and this evidence-based framework is what guides Christina’s work. When Christina is not serving her clients she can be found enjoying time with her husband and children, hiking, decorating, and baking.

TANYA GRAFFE / Intake and Family Coordinator


Intake and Family Coordinator

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.