Michelle Fast, Ph.D., NCSP
Dr. Michelle Fast is a provisionally licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. She obtained her PhD from the University of Tennessee in 2021 and her EdS from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013. Before obtaining her PhD, Michelle worked in rural public schools in Tennessee and South Carolina for six years as a school psychologist. During that time, she recognized the growing need for good quality psychological services that could be available to more rural settings, like those in which she lived and worked. During her doctoral internship, Dr. Fast was able to extend her training to include working with college students and adults, and to a broader range of presenting issues. Her education and areas of interest primarily include evaluating and diagnosing psychological and developmental disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as providing support to clients and their families through and beyond the evaluation process. Specific areas of evaluation include but are not limited to neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., intellectual disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, etc.), depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders (e.g., oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, etc.). She also provides independent educational evaluations (IEEs), is well versed in special education law, and enjoys collaborating and consulting with school systems. Supports offered beyond evaluation may include direct counseling or intervention with clients to address academic or behavioral concerns, training in executive functioning, and/or training parents on techniques to manage difficult behaviors at home.