With over 10 years experience as licensed clinical psychologists, Dr. Evans and Dr. Tetterton have been counselors, educators, and supervisors specializing in the full spectrum of mental health needs. Brought together by divine design, they are self-proclaimed sisters guided by passion, faith, and purpose. They began their journey together as professional colleagues with a kindred spirit and zeal for life. They later started a radio show where “The Sweet Docs” offered hope and practical tools for growth. Before they knew it, they were doing speaking engagements and soon after, realized their passion for helping people on a larger scale. That’s when they joined forces with their husbands and began to birth the vision of Anticipate Joy.
Anticipate Joy was created to inspire the hope for joy in life; to be a place where people feel safe to be vulnerable – a place where healing and personal growth is guided by professionals who genuinely care. Anticipate Joy is an overflow of the hearts that Dr. Evans and Dr. Tetterton share for people who want to live their best life but need help navigating the path.
“A place where healing and personal growth is guided by professionals who genuinely care.”
Meet the Founders
Dr. Veronica Tetterton
Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Veronica Tettertom is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She worked for the federal government for eight years, in various roles overseeing the operations of a residential drug treatment program and a trauma treatment program. She left the government sector to establish a private practice specializing in psychological evaluations. She established the company as a high-quality provider of disability assessments and risk management evaluations. She later went on to co-found Anticipate Joy, a company that has been awarded the Community Impact Award by the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation for their extraordinary efforts to provide mental health services to the community.
Dr. Tetterton obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2000. In 2002, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Research Psychology, graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2006, she received a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Alabama, where she was recognized with the Joffre and Zadie B. Whisenton Award for achieving the highest academic standing.
Dr. Tetterton is also a published author and public speaker who is sought out for her passion for sharing strategies that empower people to live their best life. She is an eternal champion of hope. She is happily married to her best friend of 20 years and she is the mother to three.
Dr. Karla Evans
Co-founder/Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Karla Evans is a licensed clinical psychologist who has served in various mental health settings including the federal prison system, psychiatric inpatient facilities, community clinics, and as an adjunct instructor.
She has provided mental health treatment and services for the severely mentally ill and was the Director of Clinical Training for APA accredited doctoral interns. She has also conducted home studies, facilitating the placement of children through child protective services and provided training on caring for abused/neglected children. She has been a public speaker at conferences, leadership groups, weekend retreats for adolescent and teen girls & marriage enrichment workshops.
She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Counseling in 2004 and her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005, both at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. In 2010, She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University.
Dr. Evans always anticipates joy. Her friends would describe her as an eternal optimist who often has a word of wisdom sprinkled with humor. She energizes by connecting people to their purpose and guiding them on a journey toward hope, healing, and wholeness. She adores her husband and four joyful young boys.
Meet the Team
Chief of Human Capital & Education Relations
Mr. Tetterton has nearly 20 years of experience in instruction, educational leadership, and supervision. As a secondary school principal, Mr. Tetterton established policies and procedures that governed the operations of the various schools that he oversaw. As an administrator, he was responsible for hiring, overseeing performance evaluations, organizing professional development, organizational operations, and indoctrinating employees in a culture of excellence and encouragement. He is a master at building relationships with people and engaging them in a common purpose that stimulates a strong desire to pursue excellence.
Mr. Tetterton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Texas Woman’s University.
Mr. Tetterton also serves as an educational consultant and investor, who has a driven passion for cultivating a culture of encouragement for educational institutions and businesses alike. He has been happily married for 20+ years and serves as an advocate for couples striving to make marriages victorious. He willingly shares strategies that inspire people to live with their legacy in mind. He is a loving father of three delightful children, he is always anticipating joy with his family and friends.
Crisis Response Coordinator
Mr. Evans has worked for over seventeen years in the fire service and as a licensed paramedic. As a fire engineer of his department, he confidently responds to a wide variety of emergencies and assists in bringing comfort to people in need.
He has also spent the last several years of his career working as the hovercraft pilot for the Swiftwater rescue team and has had the privilege of serving with the honor guard where he helps hurting families of fallen first responders. He has been recognized for his diligent acts of leadership & service to the community in various life-threatening situations. Through his professional & personal life, he maintains an uncompromising dedication to his commitment to serve others.
Mr. Evans is a family man who has been happily married for fifteen years. Whether he is leading his team through an emergency crisis situation or guiding his rambunctious & exuberant little boys toward confidence & character, he is anticipating joy.
Paul Rainey is an accomplished senior executive with over 10 years of financial leadership experience across multiple verticals. He has a fundamental understanding of financial operations and accounting, with a broad executive background and extensive international experience in billion-dollar operations spanning five continents. Paul is a dynamic executive with proven business acumen, result-driven leadership and a strong skill set encompassing regulatory compliance, capital markets, financial planning and analysis, communication, business growth and all aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Paul is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Eagle Entertainment, a public company in the entertainment and satellite communications industry. Under Paul’s financial leadership they secured a $150 million private equity investment. Prior to that, Paul was Chief Financial Officer of Harris CapRock Communications which he led the successful sale of that business for $425 million. Before joining Harris CapRock Communications, Paul held several financial leadership roles with increasing responsibilities spanning 15 years with the General Electric Company including CFO of GE Lighting Professional Solutions and their Power Equipment business. Paul’s industry experience spans financial services and entertainment including gaming and Hollywood movie content studio curation and distribution, as well as manufacturing industries including aviation, energy, healthcare and lighting. He holds a Master of Science in Accountancy and a BBA in Finance and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. Straight out of Notre Dame, he attended General Electric’s intensive 24-month Financial Management Program as well as GE’s Corporate Audit Executive Leadership Training. He has been happily married for over sixteen years and anticipates joy every morning with his three beautiful kids.
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HIPAA and Privacy Advisor
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