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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.

Frank Bunner  

Frank Bunner, M.A., LMFT (Counselor/Outreach Coordinator)

Frank Bunner received his Master of Marriage and Family degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2011. Prior to this, Frank worked in a variety of ministry settings that include 10 years of cross-cultural work in Togo, West Africa and 4 years in college ministry at APSU. After graduating from Trevecca, Frank began working in the community health setting, gaining experience in working with at-risk adolescents and their families in the Clarksville area.  In 2013, Frank opened up his private practice here in Clarksville, where he continues to gain experience working with couples, individuals, and families in crisis.  In his spare time, Frank enjoys backpacking and camping with his wife and kids.  

Mayme Siders  

Mayme Siders, M.A., LMSW (Counselor/AOD Prevention Coordinator)

Mayme Siders is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with over 15 years of experience in her field. She has worked in the medical arena, the public school system, the state child welfare system, as a trainer/educator for the State of Tennessee, and most recently in community mental health, as a counselor.  This varied work experience has afforded her the opportunity to work with a variety of people of all ages and backgrounds. Mayme’s focus as a counselor is to help people to make positive, meaningful change in their lives. She has lived in Tennessee most of her life with her professional experience split between Knoxville and Clarksville. Mayme attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she received her masters of science in social work and her bachelors of arts in psychology.  Mayme has a wonderful husband, 3 great kids, and 2 slightly rotten dachshunds. When not at work, she spends her time out with family and friends, traveling whenever possible, and always striving to learn something new.


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.