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Meet the Staff




Teresa Prendes-Walls  

Teresa Prendes-Walls, M.A./Ed.S, LPC-MHSP (Assistant Director/Mental Health Liason to Dept. of Athletics)

Teresa received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Chicago where she played both soccer and softball. She received her Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. While at Seton Hall University she pursued a Certificate in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is working toward certification as a Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.  In addition to her administrative role at the counseling center, you'll often find her out on the field or court providing mental health and performance sessions to our APSU athletes. Teresa also appreciates the creative arts and often uses art, music, and writing as tools for developing insight and healing.  Teresa’s other clinical interests include: Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Perfectionism, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Creative Arts Therapy, Trauma, and Emotional expression. In her off time, Teresa has a passion for world travel, adventure, hiking, and taking on new challenges.


Sara Whisler (Administrative Assistant)

Sara is a proud APSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in English Literature. She moved to Clarksville in 2004 and fell in love with Tennessee. A diverse work background gives her a well-rounded world view and the ability to appreciate the views of others. She believes that communication is the key to building a bridge to a positive, uplifting change for all people. A lifelong student, Sara enjoys reading, creative writing, photography, getting together with friends, and cuddling with her shih-tzu.