— Our Providers —
Dr. Kyle Raque, PsyD
Dr. Kyle Raque, PsyD is a self-described outdoorsman, who enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping during his time off. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana, Dr. Raque completed his graduate training at Spalding University, an APA accredited program located in Louisville, Kentucky. He later completed his APA accredited internship in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Kyle Raque opened Blue Ridge Psychological Services, LLC in 2007 along with his father, Dr. David Raque. Dr Kyle is the owner and director of Blue Ridge Psychological Services, LLC which has now grown into a large multidisciplinary outpatient practice.
Dr. Kyle’s training is in clinical psychology. However, he specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Kyle believes that the best treatment results from the establishment of a strong therapeutic alliance between the therapist and client coupled with the utilization of research-based techniques. Six years ago, Dr. Kyle Raque and his wife Beth Raque purchased a large 52-acre tract in nearby Mineral Bluff, GA, and are currently in the process of developing Three Creeks Wilderness Therapy Program, LLC. The program will allow Dr. Raque to utilize his knowledge of psychology and love for nature and animals to help children, teens and families. Dr. Raque has also served on the Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia (Fannin), and he currently serves as the Vice President for the Georgia Psychological Association.
Dr. Cliff Owl III, PsyD
Dr. Cliff Owl, PsyD is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and was born and raised in Western North Carolina. He graduated from Stanford University with his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013. After briefly working in Washington, D.C. for the United States Department of Agriculture, he returned to California to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology. He went on to complete both his master’s and doctorate degree in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco, CA. During the final years of his doctoral program, from 2020 – 2022, he worked remotely as a contact tracer and case investigator for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians during the Covid- 19 pandemic.
Dr. Owl began his postdoctoral fellowship with Blue Ridge Psychological Services in August 2022. Dr. Owl has experience working with individuals spanning a wide range in age, cultural background, education, gender identity, and sexual orientation. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as with incarcerated individuals. Dr. Owl has worked primarily with individuals experiencing difficulty managing anger, depression, anxiety, and trauma. From 2018-2019, Dr. Owl completed his doctoral internship at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program where he gained experience treating and providing psychological assessment to incarcerated individuals suffering from a wide variety of personality and paraphilic disorders. Dr. Owl’s approach to therapy is primarily psychodynamic and analytic in nature with a focus on Jungian concepts.
Dr. LeeAnn Lehman, PHD
Dr. LeeAnn Lehman, Ph.D. HSP grew up in Louisville, KY with a large family that continues to hold their reunions on Derby Day. Horses are a staple in her family. She grew up with dogs, cats, birds, fish, turtles and rats (pet) in the house. She states they each taught her the importance of respect in exchange for unconditional love. Dr. Lehman’s plan for higher education was not psychology initially. She dreamed of being a rural/wildlife/marine veterinarian focusing on animal behavior; however, during her first class in veterinary medicine, her plans changed. Dr. Lehman knew quickly she wasn’t cut out to do some of the more invasive tasks with large animals. Instead she chose to work with young children and small animals to break the stigma about mental health at an early age. A family pet is very important in demonstrating love and compassion to their owner and she includes them as part of the family during her biopsychosocial intake.
Dr. Lehman completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship in Early Childhood Mental Health with Childrens’ Institute Inc. and University of California at Los Angeles. She completed two APA postdoctoral internships, one in private practice and addiction and one in treatment, intervention, research and teaching at Nova Southeastern University.
After 10 years of working with children in the schools, Dr. Lehman opened her own practice and began to see young and middle age adults as well. She began as a generalist and began to specialize in substance abuse, trauma and family systems. She comes to us after working alongside internal medicine physicians and pediatricians as a Health Service Psychologist in an integrated care setting. In this position, Dr. Lehman began to focus on holistic treatment options and became certified in Intensive Trauma Treatment (CCTP). She is recognized as a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) and as a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional. She is also Level II trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP).
Dr. Lehman is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Georgia and Florida and a school psychologist in Ohio and Florida. While working as a school psychologist in Southwestern City Schools, Ohio, Dr. Lehman’s primary responsibility was to conduct assessments and design interventions for children and youth receiving special education services for Emotional Disturbance and children receiving services who had English as a Second Language. Children and youth receiving services for Emotional Disturbance were eligible to participate in the equine program where they were responsible for each facet of a horse’s care during the school day. In her private practice in West Palm Beach, FL, Dr. Lehman incorporated the use of her pet bearded dragons, Clementine and Buddy with children diagnosed with PTSD, social anxiety and/or depression. Bearded dragons are sensitive to human emotions and can be very affectionate. She also owns 4 dogs, a Labrador retriever, a Yorkie-Poo mix two chihuahuas, and that she does not include in client treatment. When she is not working, you can find her with her dogs on a boat or hiking and camping with the dogs.
Dr. Lehman loves being outdoors so much she used to joke with her family and friends about living in a tree house one day. After vacationing in the north Georgia mountains, she dreaded returning home to the city and decided to make the mountains her home.
Debby Lazarine, LCSW
Debby Lazarine, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who grew up in Fannin County Georgia. She received her master’s degree in social work in December 2016 from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. In 2018, Debby and her family relocated to South Georgia. Since then, she has worked with adolescents at Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit, and she completed the Georgia required hours to become an LCSW in September 2020.
Debby sought additional training through college courses and a series of extensive workshops offered by Brighter Tomorrow Consulting in Griffin, Georgia, in order to become certified as a Play Therapist. Debby possesses in-depth experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing a wide range of modalities to maximize a person-centered approach. Debby also shares a love for nature and the outdoors, and she is thrilled to be able to share that with our Three Creeks children and families. Debby believes that we all possess resiliency and the capacity to foster change!