Meet Our Counselors

Claire E. Fuller, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Counseling Services Director


Claire Fuller begins her fourth year at Oglethorpe University this Fall. Dr. Fuller earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. She moved to Atlanta to complete her internship at Grady Hospital, with a plan to stay in Georgia for one year. She fell in love with the physical beauty of Atlanta, the cultural diversity of the area, and the abundance of professional opportunities and she has lived in the Atlanta area ever since. Claire served as Training Director at Agnes Scott College Counseling and Psychological Services for 13 years. In addition, Claire has worked in a community counseling center; a State Psychiatric Hospital; teaching in the master’s program at Georgia School of Professional Psychology; providing Employee Assistance Program Services for Employees of DeKalb County School Systems; and evaluating Social Security Disability Applications. She is pleased to be part of the OU Community and to help the OU Counseling Center collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to serve this dynamic community.

Andreka Fluker Peat, Psy.D., MPH
Supervising Psychologist

Dr. Andreka Peat has worked in university mental health for the past 12 years.  She received her Masters of Public Health degree from Tulane University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Before Dr. Peat’s recent return to Georgia, she worked for 7 years at the University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center. She served as a Staff Psychologist, Diversity Training Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor there. Her clinical interests and passions include clinical supervision, women’s issues, mind-body therapies, relationship and identity concerns, multiculturalism, grief and loss, and the integration of spirituality and therapy.  She enjoys reading, watching movies, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Peat maintains a private practice in Decatur. She is excited to serve the Oglethorpe community as a clinical supervisor for Counseling Center doctoral student therapists and consultant to Student Life Staff.

Maxine Miller, M.S.
Psychology Intern

Maxine Miller is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She earned her B.S. in Psychology at West GA University and then her M.S. in Community Counseling at GA State University. Maxine worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years before returning to graduate school. Her clinical experience includes counseling adults, adolescents, families, couples and groups in a Day Treatment Program, a Community Mental Health Center, and in Private Practice. She has developed and implemented a number of mental health and psychological programs, including: Equine assisted therapy and outdoor wilderness programs for adolescents in residential treatment; starting an alternative middle school and high school with a conflict-resolution program within the middle school; and directing clinical services on a crisis assessment unit in a psychiatric hospital. Maxine’s specialty areas include counseling trauma survivors and individuals with addiction, depression and anxiety issues. Maxine has lived in the Atlanta area, in the mountains of Colorado, and in the Pacific Northwest. She is very interested in “place attachment,” how the emotional bonds we develop with places affect our sense of self and psychological well-being.

Brittney Brown, M.S.
Doctoral Student Therapist

Brittney earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Agnes Scott College. She went on to receive a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and is currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program there. Brittney’s clinical experience includes providing assessment and counseling services to a diverse population of children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. As part of her graduate school training, she has worked at the Marcus Autism Center; Peachtree DBT; Atlanta Center for Discovery, an eating disorder treatment center; and at North Point Psychology, a private practice. Brittney’s interests include providing culturally competent counseling services; helping others cope with anxiety and depression; health psychology; and helping others live their best lives. As an alumna of another small liberal arts institution in Atlanta, Brittney is especially attuned to life in this unique environment.

Mallory Burdette
Doctoral Student Therapist

Mallory is from the small town of Jackson, Georgia. Mallory earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University, where she was a member of the varsity tennis team. She is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  She has completed one year of training at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, providing neuropsychological testing services to children who suffer from medical disabilities.  Her interests include resilience, sports psychology, family systems, women’s issues, trauma, and identity development.

Aysha DeSilva, B.A
Doctoral Student Therapist

Aysha is currently enrolled in a Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Aysha completed a year-long psychology internship at Solstice, a holistic wellness center in Bermuda, before attending graduate school. While there, she led a mindfulness-based meditation group and provided individual progressive muscle relaxation sessions for young adults who experienced anxiety and depression. She recently completed a year of training at a private practice where she provided psychodiagnostic testing for children and adults with a wide range of psychological disorders. During the summers, Aysha returns home to work for Bermuda Hospital Board where she provides clinical intakes and leads a dual diagnosis group for clients who have schizophrenia and substance use disorders. Her interests include reducing stigmas associated with mental health, helping clients to cope with anxiety and depression, and providing services for international college students who experience acculturative stress.


Sigmund (aka Ziggy)
Therapy Dog

Ziggy is a rescue dog turned therapy dog. He provides comfort and joy to the OU community. Meet Ziggy!