Dr. Richie received a B.S. in psychology and sociology (double major) from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. Dr. Richie then was awarded a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship and an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in medical psychology with emphases in geriatrics and neuropsychology at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Thereafter she completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology sponsored by the Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute and The Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology, working primarily with pediatric and adolescent populations. Dr. Richie remained on staff and served as an attending neuropsychologist in the Level IV Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.
Dr. Richie holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor in the divisions of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UT medical school) and has been an Adjunct Professor in the division of Clinical Psychology at the University of Mississippi (instructor of neuropsychology). She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a book chapter. Dr. Richie has conducted numerous local, regional, and national presentations over the past 15 years. She has been active as a co-investigator on research projects with UT/Le Bonheur and a private neurology group.
Dr. Richie has spent the last few years training under several top practitioners, gaining hands-on experience and knowledge right here in the Mid-South. She has worked within interdisciplinary teams that include some of the country's top pediatric epileptologists (a neurologist with specialization in treatment of epilepsy), pediatric neurosurgeons, psychologists, pharmacologists, and rehab specialists. In consulting with rehab specialists, general psychologists, educators, and parents/family members, Dr. Richie has been afforded ample opportunity to perfect her practice of neuropsychology while more fully understanding the expectations of the patient, family member(s), and practitioners who refer patients. During and after completion of post-doctoral training, Dr. Richie has seen over 5,000 patients in the Mid-South area and beyond. In 2011, she was named one of Memphis' "Top 40 Under 40" by the Memphis Business Journal and is actively involved in several community-based, non-profit organizations in the city.