Sierah Campbell Promoted to Clinical Director of Clarksville IOP
February 8, 2019
Sierah Campbell, MS, NCC, LPC-MHSP, began working for JourneyPure in July 2018 as a primary therapist and was promoted to clinical director of the JourneyPure Clarksville IOP this past month.
As clinical director, Campbell’s job duties include leading group therapy sessions three days per week, conducting individual therapy sessions for outpatient clients, and conducting biopsychosocial assessments as part of the intake session. Her top priority, she says, is to provide an environment that embodies empathy and encouragement for clients.
“I’m a cognitive behavioral therapist all the way,” Campbell said. “I’m a very solution-focused therapist as well, working to ensure patients are able to steps toward completing their recovery goals.”
JourneyPure Clarksville was one of 13 JourneyPure intensive outpatient clinics tapped to provide not only addiction treatment and co-occurring mental health disorders but mental health treatment only. As part of the new effort, Bryan Wind, chief of clinical operations at JourneyPure, will work with the clinical directors of IOPs across Tennessee and Kentucky to learn the new curriculum during an all-day training session scheduled for mid-February.
“With the majority of people I’ve been seeing, the primary diagnosis is substance use disorder, primarily opiate-based,” Campbell said. “But there’s a lot of anxiety underlying addiction.”
Campbell has worked in the behavioral health field for the past seven years. A graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, she began her career in a Nashville-based mental health cooperative, working with adolescents with serious behavioral health issues like self-harming and suicidal ideation. From there, she worked with women in a residential detox center before joining JourneyPure.
Campbell especially enjoys her work with military personnel and military families. After all, JourneyPure Clarksville is just a 30-minute drive from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division.
“My father was Army for 30 years, and he was stationed in Fort Campbell for the main length of my growing up,” Campbell said. “I’ve lived a little bit of everywhere, but I consider Nashville home.”