Dr. Eraina Schauss, founder of the BRAIN CENTER, is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Memphis where she also serves as the Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Masters Degree Program. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the College of Medicine, Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics. Dr. Schauss specializes in the conceptualization, design and translation of mental health research into evidence based clinical practice with a focus on the neuroscience of resilience. She continues to research and train clinicians in the areas of resilience, child cognitive, behavioral, emotional and neurodevelopment, evidence-based clinical interventions and family systems therapy.
She holds a Bachelors degree from Boston College, dual Masters degrees in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy from University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and, a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from George Washington University with a specialization in Child and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider and Approved Clinical Supervisor in the State of Tennessee.