• About Us

    Staff

    <a name=geetaprashar></a>Geeta Aatre-Prashar, Psy.D. :

    Geeta Aatre-Prashar, Psy.D.

    Dr. Aatre-Prashar is a licensed psychologist. She received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in 2006. She has specialized training in health psychology and behavioral medicine, and has worked with physicians in a family practice clinic for three years. In her general practice, Dr. Aatre-Prashar treats patients with depression and anxiety. She also works with eating disorders, with a focus on patients dealing with binge eating. While her primary clinical approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dr. Aatre-Prashar incorporates mind- body strategies such as relaxation and mindfulness into her practice. She also has specialized training in the use of medical hypnosis in the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS. Dr. Aatre-Prashar sees patients aged 18 and older.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=kerriearmstrong></a>Kerrie Armstrong, Ph.D. :

    Kerrie Armstrong, Ph.D.

    Dr. Kerrie Armstrong is a Postdoctoral Resident with the Center for OCD & Related Disorders (COARD) under the supervision of Drs. Alec Pollard and Eva Leven. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and her predoctoral internship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Armstrong works in the Intensive Care Program (ICP), facilitates a group for those with Hoarding Disorder, and sees individual outpatients. Her professional areas of interest include obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and other anxiety disorders.

    Office Location: Macklind

    Gelene Adkins, Ph.D. :

    Gelene Adkins, Ph.D.

    Dr. Adkins is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and part of the Program for Psychology and Religion. She earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Adkins completed her postgraduate training at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute in two programs, the Program for Psychology and Religion and the Pain Management Program. She works with adult clients, including those with acute and chronic physical health conditions, and with older adults. In addition, Dr. Adkins works with those who grieve because of a loss, such as the loss of a loved one, the lose of a dream, etc. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Adkins had a career in nursing. This experience gives her great appreciation of the interplay between physical and mental health.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=anitasawyer></a>Anita Bazile-Sawyer, Ph.D. :

    Anita Bazile-Sawyer, Ph.D.

    Dr. Bazile-Sawyer works as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She graduated in 2000 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University, completed her clinical internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Consortium, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and post-doctoral fellowship training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Center for Trauma Recovery. She completed her post- doctoral training in behavioral health and trauma assessment and treatment. In addition, she has experience in inpatient & Ambulatory Mental Health, Forensic Psychology, as well as Research, Teaching, Supervision, and Consultation in Clinical Practice. Dr. Bazile-Sawyer is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral health pre-surgical evaluations and treatment. More specifically, she conducts pre-surgical bariatric evaluations and treatment for clients suffering from mood, anxiety, eating disorders, and/or trauma reactions. She is member of the American Psychological Association.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=laurelbrundage></a>Laurel Brundage, Psy.D. :

    Laurel Brundage, Psy.D.

    Dr. Brundage is a licensed psychologist within the Program for Psychology and Religion. She earned her Psychology Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1999 and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins Student Counseling Center. She treats adult and adolescent individuals age 16 and up, and her professional interests include: spirituality and mental health, adult psychological assessment, assessment of bariatric surgery candidates, mind-body health, depression, trauma, and anxiety. Dr. Brundage is a member of the American Psychological Association, the APA Society for Clinical Psychology, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=kellybushur ></a>Kelly Bushur, Ph.D. :

    Kelly Bushur, Ph.D.

    Dr. Kelly Bushur is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working in the West County office. She received her doctorate from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale and is licensed in Illinois and Missouri. She has 18 years experience addressing a wide range of challenges and concerns and works with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. Dr. Bushur specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD/LD, behavioral problems, autism spectrum disorders, grief, and related problems. She has had specialized training in Infant Mental Health, working with gifted children, adolescent development, and managing life transitions successfully. She develops individualized treatment plans using an array of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapies. She is also experienced in psychological assessment. Dr. Bushur offers daytime and evening appointments.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=joanbutcher></a>Joan R. Butcher, M.D. :

    Joan R. Butcher, M.D.

    Dr. Butcher is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is the psychiatric consultant to the Eating Disorders Program and a clinical instructor at Washington University Department of Psychiatry. She earned her medical degree and completed an Internal Medicine internship at Brown University followed by her Psychiatry residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Butcher can treat a broad range of co-morbid psychiatric conditions including: affective disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Butcher works with children, adolescents and adults.

    Office Location: Macklind and West County

    <a name=lynncone></a> Lynn Cone, Ph.D. :

    Lynn Cone, Ph.D.

    Dr. Cone is a licensed psychologist specializing in work with children, adolescents, and their families.  She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Dr. Cone’s experience over the past 30 years has included in-home family therapy with juvenile offenders, residential treatment, inpatient programs, and traditional outpatient services.  She has training in Multisystemic Family Therapy but also draws from a variety of other evidence-based treatment approaches to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals.  Her particular interests include the treatment of behavior problems, anxiety and mood disorders, and ADHD.  Dr. Cone offers afternoon and early evening appointments.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=kathycorn></a>Kathy Corn, LCPC :

    Kathy Corn, LCPC

    Ms. Corn is a master's level licensed psychologist. She works with children, adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, mood/depressive disorders (including bi-polar disorder), autism/Asperger's disorder, ADHD/ADD and other mental health problems. Her clinical approach is insight oriented and cognitive behavioral techniques. She received her masters of arts in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 1984. She has completed specialist training in anxiety disorders from St. Louis School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in 1986.  Ms. Corn practices primarily at the office in Belleville, Illinois. She is coauthor of the article entitled, "Panic Onset and Major Events in the Lives of Agoraphobics" in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

    Office Location: Belleville, IL

    <a name=malindadale></a>Malinda Dale, Ph.D. :

    Malinda Dale, Ph.D.

    Dr. Dale is a licensed psychologist at the West County office. She graduated in 2000 with a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Mississippi, Hattiesburg, and received post graduate training in Mental Health Treatment (Therapy and Testing/Evaluations) at Renaissance Center in Albany, Georgia. Dr. Dale specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD/LD and treats children as young as 3 years of age, adolescents, families and adults. She is also trained in EMDR, sand play/play therapy, motivational interviewing and CBT. Dr. Dale has an extensive practice in psychological testing.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=bronwendiantonio ></a>Bronwen DiAntonio, Ph.D. : Director, Women's Reproductive Mental Health and Wellness

    Bronwen DiAntonio, Ph.D.

    Director, Women's Reproductive Mental Health and Wellness

    Dr. DiAntonio is a licensed psychologist and Director of the Women’s Reproductive Mental Health and Wellness Program. She specializes in assisting women with concerns related to reproduction, including postpartum depression, pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, and adjustment to life with young children. Dr. DiAntonio uses cognitive behavioral therapy in a supportive context. She helps clients identify what they want to change and then develop the skills to make that change happen.

    She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1999. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at University of Oregon Counseling Center and her post-doctoral training at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She ran a private practice in St. Louis for ten years, focusing on reproductive mental health. She has attended advanced clinical training in postpartum depression with a nationally known expert in Philadelphia.

    In addition to her primary interest in reproductive mental health, Dr. DiAntonio also treats women and men for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, and life balance. She has extensive experience with college and graduate students, and offers dissertation coaching. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.

    Office Location: Macklind and West County

    <a name=barbaradripps></a>Barbara Dripps, Ph.D. :

    Barbara Dripps, Ph.D.

    Barbara earned her B.A. (Honors) in Psychology in 1979, her M.S.(R) in Clinical Psychology in 1984, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1986 all from Saint Louis University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the North Chicago Veterans Administration Medical Center in North Chicago, Illinois. Her internship included a rotation in the outpatient psychiatry clinic of the Great Lakes Naval Hospital. She has provided group therapy to wives of Vietnam Veterans at the Vet Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She has worked at the House of Affirmation in Webster Groves, the Mental Health Group of St. Louis, Alexian Brothers Hospital chemical dependency and day treatment programs and in private practice. Barbara is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and belongs to the American Psychological Association (APA). Barbara’s principal professional interests are in psychology and religion, clinical assessment, and veterans’ issues including post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=randallflanery></a> Randall Flanery, Ph.D. :

    Randall Flanery, Ph.D.

    Randall C. Flanery, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Program for Psychology and Religions and in the Eating Disorders Program. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1983.

    He has long been interested in incorporating psychological and spiritual perspectives in achieving recovery in mental health. He is committed to providing cutting edge, empirically supported treatments, and is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Specific treatment interests of his are: evidence-based treatments of depression, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other variants of eating disorders.  He also has a broad background in the treatment of a variety of childhood and adolescent conditions and helping individuals achieve lifetime healthy weight management.   A particular  interest is tailoring treatment for eating disorders and weight control concerns to accommodate the unique perspectives of males with those conditions.

    He is an adjunct associate professor of Family Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, for which he is also an approved supervisor. He is a past associate editor and current reviewer of PsyCritiques, an online journal of reviews.  He is a frequent speaker to professional and public groups.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=jessicagerfen></a>Jessica Gerfen, Ph.D. :

    Jessica Gerfen, Ph.D.

    Jessica K. Gerfen, PhD received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Houston OCD Program. Her training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention for the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with severe anxiety disorders and co-morbid depression at the outpatient, IOP, PHP, and residential treatment levels. She has completed her certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma and also has several years’ experience treating patients with eating disorders utilizing CBT. Her professional areas of interest include obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders and perfectionism, and the relationship between anxiety and eating disorders. Dr. Gerfen brings her expertise and passion for treating anxiety disorders to her work within the Eating Disorders Program.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=sonyagraybelcher> </a> Sonya Gray Belcher, Ph.D. :

    Sonya Gray Belcher, Ph.D.

    Sonya Gray Belcher is a licensed staff psychologist. She earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University.  She has worked as a licensed psychologist in Louisiana and Nebraska in diverse settings such as university counseling centers, private practice, an adolescent rehabilitation treatment center, as an associate professor, and at a developmental center.  She enjoys working collaboratively with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, adjustment disorders, multicultural and acculturation issues, spiritual concerns, and relationship problems.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=chrisgrimes></a>Christopher Grimes, Psy.D. : Director, Program for Psychology and Religion

    Christopher Grimes, Psy.D.

    Director, Program for Psychology and Religion

    Dr. Christopher Grimes is the Director of the Program for Psychology and Religion at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, and he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Grimes also maintains a general outpatient caseload providing individual therapy, couple/family therapy, and psychological testing services at the Behavioral Medicine Institute. He has particular interest and training in the assessment and treatment of clergy, religious, and people of faith. Dr. Grimes is a graduate of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. He earned a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2002, and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in 2004. His training at the Forest Institute emphasized psychodynamic and existential approaches to therapy, training in religious and spiritual issues in therapy, and included a post graduate certificate program in marital and family therapy. Dr. Grimes is licensed to practice psychology in the State of Missouri. His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, the Missouri Psychological Association, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. He is active in research and writing in the area of religion / spirituality and psychological wellness.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=timgrove></a> Tim Grove, Ph.D. :

    Tim Grove, Ph.D.

    Dr. Grove is a counseling psychologist in the Health Psychology Program.   He earned two doctorate degrees, one in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and the second in Counseling Psychology from  the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  He completed his professional internship at the DDE VA Medical Center and worked for five years at Fulton State Hospital.   He taught psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and was an instructor for the Counselor Education Program at Adams State University, where he founded and managed a Stress Reduction and Relaxation Clinic.   Dr. Grove has been with SLBMI for over 10 years and recently returned to clinical work following a sabbatical to write a book, travel the world, and develop new clinical and research ideas.

    Dr. Grove is a member of the Health Psychology Program and specializes in stress reduction, headaches, and Parkinson’s Disease.  He is also skilled in the treatment of anxiety, major depression, and bipolar disorder.  Dr. Grove has significant experience working with clients who have high functioning autistic disorder, schizophrenia, or a psychotic disorder.  He focuses on helping each client regain a full quality of life.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=juliehill></a>Julie L. Hill, Ph.D. :

    Julie L. Hill, Ph.D.

    Dr. Hill is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) and Director of Postdoctoral Training. She graduated in 1990 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. Dr. Hill is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adults and teens with anxiety disorders, including OCD. She is an Attending Psychologist for the Intensive Outpatient Program and primarily uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in her practice.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=laurahuff></a>Laura M. Huff, Ph.D. : Director, Eating Disorder’s Program

    Laura M. Huff, Ph.D.

    Director, Eating Disorder’s Program

    Dr. Huff is a licensed psychologist. She received her  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1991. She has treated individuals with eating disorders and their families in both inpatient and outpatient treatment since 1986.  She enjoys working with issues related to emotional resiliency,  self-esteem, and the formation of healthy attachments. She has extensive experience working with adult sufferers of eating disorders. She has worked in array of treatment settings from campus counseling to acute psychiatric inpatient units. Areas of related interest include co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders. She has advanced training in Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders and specializes in working with parents of children with complex feeding or eating concerns.  She also has advanced training in behavioral and cognitive interventions for treating severe challenging behaviors. An associated specialty is working with caregivers of individuals with disabling psychiatric, developmental and medical conditions, including autism spectrum disorders. She enjoys presenting lectures on topics related to Eating Disorders to the educational and professional community.  Dr. Huff is a member of the Missouri-Psychological Association, the St. Louis Psychological Association and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=maiyaingram></a>Maiya Ingram, MPH, RD, LD :

    Maiya Ingram, MPH, RD, LD

    Ms. Ingram is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in Missouri. She holds Masters degrees in both Dietetics and Public Health from St. Louis University.  She is a clinical dietitian for outpatients and for the Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).  Ms. Ingram specializes in the treatment of a variety of nutritional issues for all age groups including eating disorder, weight management, maternal and child health, GI issues, diabetes and nutrition support/tube-feedings.  In addition, she provides dietary intervention for children including developmental delays and disabilities. She enjoys writing, speaking and health promotion for youth and adults.  She is a member of the American Dietetic Association.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=jenniferkamer></a>Jennifer Kamer, LPC :

    Jennifer Kamer, LPC

    Ms. Kamer holds master’s degrees in both counseling and theological studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. She specializes in adolescent and young adult females struggling with eating and body concerns, self harm, depression, and anxiety. Jennifer has extensive experience providing individual and group therapy for those with eating disorders and co-occurring issues within a range of treatment settings, including 24hour Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient and weekly outpatient treatment programs. She has advanced training in Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders. She is also trained as a Christian counselor and is able incorporate issues of spirituality with treatment upon request. She has special interests in family work, conflict and crisis resolution, trauma recovery, recovery from chronic dieting and emotional overeating, and cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies. Jennifer is a frequent speaker on the subject of eating disorders, currently serving on the Missouri Eating Disorders Association’s (MOEDA) professional development team to area school counselors, teachers and coaches. She also helped establish the 1st Annual St. Louis National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Walk in 2009.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=sisterkiefer></a>Sister Therese Anne Kiefer, ASC : Spirituality Coordinator

    Sister Therese Anne Kiefer, ASC

    Spirituality Coordinator

    Sister Therese Anne earned a BA in Theology, an MA in Religious Education and an MA in Pastoral Studies, in addition to postgraduate work. Her schools of study include Saint Louis University, Fordham University, Loyola and Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She holds a certificate in spiritual direction from Aquinas Institute in St. Louis. Therese Anne has ministered at the parish level as a teacher, principal, and director of religious education. On the national level, she has been a team member of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. Before coming to minister at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, she was director of ongoing formation for her religious community, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, United States Region. As a spiritual director, Sister Therese Anne feels her mission is to accompany others in becoming the free person that is God’s dream for them.

    Office Location: St. Louis

    <a name=michaelknobeloch></a> Michael Knobeloch, Psy.D. :

    Michael Knobeloch, Psy.D.

    Dr. Knobeloch is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He completed his PsyD at Indiana State University and a two-year post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology at Psychology Specialists in Decatur, IL. He specializes in providing evaluations for neurocognitive impairment and ADHD, using the information gained to provide each client with strategies to better manage in their daily lives. Dr. Knobeloch also provides psychotherapy services for a range of psychological difficulties, with a specific interest in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and depression. Dr. Knobeloch primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy in his clinical approach, and complements it with a focus on mindfulness and living in accordance with one’s personal values to achieve the best possible quality of life.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=amykurz ></a>Amy Kurz, LCSW :

    Amy Kurz, LCSW

    Amy Kurz is a staff clinician at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. Her professional education includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago (Jane Addams College of Social Work). She is also trained in EMDR, a specific trauma treatment preferred by organizations like the Veterans Administration for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other traumas. Ms. Kurz is a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri and Illinois. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders and related problems. She has a particular interest in working with those who have experienced trauma.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=cathygoldberg></a>Cathy Lander-Goldberg, LCSW :

    Cathy Lander-Goldberg, LCSW

    Ms. Lander-Goldberg earned her master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in eating disorders, depression, infertility, self-harm, grief and loss with adolescent and adult females. Ms. Lander-Goldberg often incorporates expressive therapy techniques such as journaling, photography and art into her work with clients. She has more than 20 years experience conducting expressive workshops in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, schools for at-risk youth and residential treatment centers throughout the Midwest.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=evaleven> </a> Eva Leven, Psy.D. :

    Eva Leven, Psy.D.

    Dr. Eva Leven is an Illinois, Missouri, & New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She graduated cum laude with Honors in Psychology from New York University and received her Master of Science in Applied Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy D.) in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus. Dr. Leven commissioned into the United States Air Force as a Biomedical Science Corps (BSC) Captain in 2012, and completed her internship and postdoctoral residency as an active duty officer. Dr. Leven specializes in the areas of clinical health psychology and psychological triage, with a particular emphasis on evidence-based protocols as well as on neuropsychological assessment and personality testing. Dr. Leven has worked with a variety of adolescent and adult populations experiencing significant mental, physical and/or emotional trauma—such populations include 9/11 First Responders and their spouses, acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, sexual abuse survivors, incarcerated prisoners, and active duty military members and their families. While her primary clinical approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dr. Leven also incorporates psychodynamic conceptualizations and dialectical behavioral strategies into her practice. She has also completed specialized training in the use of auricular acupuncture for a variety of chronic pain conditions. Dr. Leven sees patients aged 18 and older.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=marcialewis></a>Marcia L. Lewis, Ph.D. : Director, Health Psychology Program

    Marcia L. Lewis, Ph.D.

    Director, Health Psychology Program

    Dr. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the Health Psychology Program.    She completed her undergraduate degree at Illinois State University and received her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.    Her specialties include working with patients experiencing medical and health-related issues, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.  She enjoys working with adults of all ages who are experiencing life transition or adjustment issues.  She also provides psychological evaluation and testing for adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    Dr. Lewis practices with an open and affirming approach for all individuals.  In addition to working directly with patients, she provides clinical supervision, consultation and education to health care providers and organizations.  She believes in creating an individualized treatment plan which utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques in addition to development of insight and coping skills, and she encourages active engagement of each individual in their medical and behavioral care.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=ronaldmargolis></a>Ronald B. Margolis, Ph.D. : Founder and CEO

    Ronald B. Margolis, Ph.D.

    Founder and CEO

    Dr. Margolis is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine; Director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine; and Founder and CEO of the Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, which is an academic affiliate of St. Louis University. The Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute is a multidisciplinary treatment center including psychologists, family medicine and internal medicine physicians, psychiatrists, physical therapists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors and nurses. In addition to providing Specialized Clinical Services the Institute has a longstanding postdoctoral training program; and provides elective rotations for medical students and clinical practica for graduate students. Additionally, faculty and staff conduct research, present at professional meetings and contribute to the professional literature. Dr. Margolis’s professional interests are in the area of administration and management of integrated health and behavioral healthcare. He directs a consultation and training team that work with CEOs, healthcare directors, primary care providers, and behavioral health clinicians at 24 primary care centers across Missouri implementing an integrated care model.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=melaniemckean></a>Melanie McKean, D.O., Ph.D. :

    Melanie McKean, D.O., Ph.D.

    Melanie McKean, D.O., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist for St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Louis University. She earned her medical and graduate degrees from Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. McKean has clinical expertise in women’s mental health and primary care, and she specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in women of reproductive age. Her areas of interest include preconceptual counseling, antepartum and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, female sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, and infertility. Dr. McKean is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=juankeemckinney></a>Juankee J. McKinney, Ph.D. :

    Juankee J. McKinney, Ph.D.

    Dr. McKinney received her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University and has worked in SLUCare EAP, Hopewell CMHC’s Families’ First Program and Lindell Hospital’s Chemical Dependency and Stress Unites. Her professional interests include spirituality and mental health, positive psychology, mood/anxiety disorders and stress management. She is experienced in substance abuse assessment and treatment. She is especially interested in working with youth and adults with major depression and bipolar disorder.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=alisonmenatti></a> Alison Menatti, Ph.D. :

    Alison Menatti, Ph.D.

    Dr. Alison Menatti is a Postdoctoral Resident with the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) under the supervision of Drs. Pollard and Gerfen. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University, and her predoctoral internship at the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium, in 2016. Dr. Menatti’s research background has focused on the assessment and treatment of social anxiety disorder in addition to the correlates and psychological sequelae of sexual trauma.  Her professional interests include the treatment of a wide range of anxiety disorders from a cognitive-behavioral treatment framework.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=karamerrill></a>Kara Merrill, LPC, NCC :

    Kara Merrill, LPC, NCC

    Mrs. Merrill is a therapist at the Eating Disorders Program. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2007. Mrs. Merrill is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and women’s body image issues. She is also trained as a Christian counselor and is able incorporate issues of spirituality with treatment upon request. Mrs. Merrill is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and is currently pursuing certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist through IAEDP.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=garymitchell></a>Gary Mitchell, LCSW : Assistant Clinical Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders

    Gary Mitchell, LCSW

    Assistant Clinical Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders

    Mr. Mitchell is Assistant Clinical Director of the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders and Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. Louis University School of Social Service. He is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety disorders and related problems. Mr. Mitchell is a frequent presenter at local and national meetings. His scholarly publications include a recent journal article entitled, “Clinical Management of Comorbidity in Anxiety Disorder Patients” in the journal Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=chrismurdock></a> Chris Murdock, MA :

    Chris Murdock, MA

    Mr. Murdock is a Resident with the Outpatient and Intensive-Outpatient Programs at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders’ (COARD). He received his MA in Clinical/Community Psychology in 2010 and will receive his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2016, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Mr. Murdock has nearly a decade of clinical experience that includes training in neuropsychological assessment and family therapy at a university training clinic, individual therapy at a university student health center, individual and couples therapy in an EAP setting, and evidence-based individual and group therapy within the Illiana and the St. Louis VA Healthcare Systems. Mr. Murdock enjoys teaching/training and has served as instructor/course-coordinator for a large undergraduate career- and life-planning course, and as consultant/trainer for the UIUC LGBT Ally Network Training Committee. He’s published chapters on the role of work-values in vocational rehabilitation and the person-environment fit approach to vocational counseling, which makes him well-suited to help when OCD & anxiety-related disorders affect academic and vocational success. He is passionate about disseminating evidence-based therapies to under-served populations (current and former prisoners, veterans, student-athletes, refugees/immigrants, individuals with disabilities, etc.) and is especially interested in working with relationship/identity concerns, co-occurring anxiety and depression, and trauma/PTSD.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=kentnewcome></a>Kent Newcome, LCSW :

    Kent Newcome, LCSW

    Kent E. Newcome is a Certified Civil and Family Mediator as well as a Missouri Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is a graduate of Washington University (Saint Louis) holding both undergraduate and graduate degrees. He earned his certification in Civil and Family Mediation in a program offered jointly by Washington University School of Law and Missouri State University's Center for Dispute Resolution. Kent has been in professional practice for over 35 years. Kent maintains a general clinical practice in family, marital and individual behavioral therapy for children, teens and adults at the Institute’s Chesterfield location. He offers mediation for marital dissolution, family or business conflicts and parenting plan revision. He offers evening and Saturday hours for appointments. He has been with the Institute since 1996. In his early years in his profession, he held numerous clinical and management positions in employee assistance, occupational health, managed care and behavioral health companies as well as a private practice and ownership of several small businesses.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=gregorypeebles></a> Gregory A. Peebles, LPC, DBTC :

    Gregory A. Peebles, LPC, DBTC

    Mr. Peebles is an anxiety specialist at the Center for OCD and Anxiety Related Disorders (COARD) at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. Mr. Peebles received graduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Missouri Baptist University.   In addition to his clinical training, Mr. Peebles has a research background in Neuroscience and Pharmacology and was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to support his research.  Mr. Peebles has a profound interest in the integration of salient findings of Neuroscience with that of Evidence Based Clinical Interventions.

    Mr. Peebles’ clinical experience includes specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and anxiety-related disorders during his two year post- graduate fellowship under the supervision of Alec Pollard.   In addition, Mr. Peebles has specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has provided family, group and individual therapy in a community-based crisis stabilization setting.  He received additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech.  Mr. Peebles is recognized as a certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist through the National Certification and Accreditation Association for DBT.

    Mr. Peebles has extensive experience with undergraduate and graduate level students and is currently a professor in the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Missouri Baptist University.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=amandapeterson></a>Amanda Peterson, LPC :

    Amanda Peterson, LPC

    Ms. Peterson is a staff clinician at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. Her professional education includes a master’s degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, graduate coursework in counseling at Lindenwood University, and postgraduate training in the treatment of OCD and anxiety-related disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. Ms. Peterson is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Illinois. She works with patients of all ages, but has a particular interest in children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=katepiper> </a> Kate Piper, RD. :

    Kate Piper, RD.

    Ms. Piper is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian in both Missouri and Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000. Kate has also completed her Certification in Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Kate's 15+ years of experience includes specializations in weight management, eating disorders, and sports nutrition.  She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including eating disorder centers and hospitals. Kate is trained in medical nutrition therapy for a variety of disease states including Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease, and Cancer. She is passionate about assisting clients in creating a healthy, therapeutic relationship with food through a non-diet approach.

    Office Location: Macklind and West County

    <a name=alecpollard></a>C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D. : Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders

    C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D.

    Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders

    Dr. Pollard is Director of the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He graduated in 1981 from the California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and received postdoctoral training in anxiety disorders at the Behavior Therapy Unit at Temple University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Pollard is a licensed psychologist who works with a range of obsessive-compulsive and anxiety-related disorders, with a special interest in patients ambivalent about or resistant to therapy. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and chairs the organization’s national training initiative: the Behavior Therapy Training Institute. Dr. Pollard also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and the Obsessive-Compulsive Cognitions Working Group research collaborative, and is former chair of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He serves as a reviewer for a number of professional journals and conference program committees and has authored more than 85 publications, including 2 books: The Agoraphobia Workbook and Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety & Phobia.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=heidipollard></a>Heidi J. Pollard, RN, MSN :

    Heidi J. Pollard, RN, MSN

    Ms. Pollard is a staff clinician in the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) and in the Program for Psychology and Religion at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She graduated with a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Saint Louis University School of Nursing, where she has continued to serve as a member of the adjunct faculty. Ms. Pollard received postgraduate training in cognitive and behavioral treatments at the Division of Behavioral Medicine in Saint Louis University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She is a registered nurse specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety-related disorders, with particular interests in the treatment of complicated grief and interventions for families dealing with an OCD treatment-refuser. Ms. Pollard has authored numerous journal and newsletter articles, including 2 articles for the International OCD Foundation: Someone I Care about Is Not Working on His OCD: What Can I Do about It? and Families of OCD Sufferers Seldom Get the Help They Need: Why They Don’t and Why They Should.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=dawnprentice></a>Dawn Prentice, LCSW : Associate Director of Integrated Care

    Dawn Prentice, LCSW

    Associate Director of Integrated Care

    Ms. Prentice is the Associate Director of Integrated Care, a consultant on the Integrated Care Consulting Team, and a mental health clinician. She graduated in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Social Work at Missouri State University. Ms. Prentice has many years of clinical experience working with families and individuals. Ms. Prentice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of stress, depression and anxiety, particularly with medical students and residents. She has experience in Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultation as a consultant in a Primary Care practice, as well as providing training and consultation for other clinics across Missouri.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=camillerandall ></a>Camille Randall, Ph.D. : Director, Child, Adolescent and Family Services

    Camille Randall, Ph.D.

    Director, Child, Adolescent and Family Services

    Dr. Camille Randall’s therapeutic passions and expertise with children, adolescents, young adults and their families include anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts and negative mood management; daily and academic organization regarding attention or motivation difficulties; positive behavioral practices and communication skills surrounding disruptive behaviors in home and school; coping with peer problems; and adjusting to life changes, including residential relocation, school changes/pressures, passing of close family members, and divided families.

    Dr. Randall subspecializes in autism-spectrum disorders, particularly for children, teens and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, sadness and social difficulties related to familial, peer, academic or individuation stressors.

    Camille is a Missouri Licensed clinical child and adolescent psychologist, earning her doctorate degree from the University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program (KU CCPP).   Her therapeutic, assessment, supervisory, clinical research and administrative experiences utilizing evidence-based practices (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, functional-analytic, stress-reduction/tolerance and mindfulness) in a variety of clinical settings have provided her experience with a broad range of presenting concerns, both common and uncommon in childhood and adolescence. She espouses personal and familial strengths as key in navigating the decision to seek treatment, as well as to influence and secure positive, enduring outcomes.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=johnrapp> </a> John Rapp, LCSW :

    John Rapp, LCSW

    John Rapp is a licensed clinical social worker. He completed a bachelor’s degree in medical microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and master of social work degree at Washington University in St. Louis.

    His straightforward and matter-of-fact approach to psychotherapy is informed by science, utilizing treatments supported by the best available evidence.

    John aims to help clients enhance their motivation for change, learn more effective coping strategies, challenge unhelpful thoughts/beliefs, face unjustified fears, and develop more realistic views of themselves and others.

    He mostly utilizes cognitive-behavioral treatments, such as CBT-E for eating disorders, exposure and response prevention for anxiety disorders, Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD, and dialectical behavior therapy for problems of emotion regulation and self-harm. He is also receiving post-graduate training in the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.  He maintains a general practice, but specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and borderline personality disorder.

    Office Location: Macklind and West County

    <a name=alanreeves></a>Alan Reeves, Ph.D. :

    Alan Reeves, Ph.D.

    Dr. Reeves is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety. He is a staff psychologist at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD). Other areas of specialty include marriage and family counseling, as well as, treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. He also evaluates and treats adult ADD/ADHD. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology from St. Louis University and received postgraduate training at Bellefountaine Habilitation Center.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=danielleridolfi></a>Danielle Ridolfi, Ph.D. :

    Danielle Ridolfi, Ph.D.

    Dr. Ridolfi is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Eating Disorders Program at the West County office of Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University in 2013 and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in the Weight Management and Eating Disorders Program. She has extensive experience in Family Based Treatment (FBT) for pediatric and adult obesity as well as the treatment of binge eating disorder. She has advanced training in FBT for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in children and adolescents as well as a variety of other evidence-based treatments for bulimia nervosa in adults, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and interpersonal therapy. Dr. Ridolfi also specializes in psychological assessment for bariatric surgery candidates and providing psychological treatment for eating and other psychological concerns both pre- and post-surgery. Other clinical areas of interest include cognitive behavioral interventions for mood and anxiety disorders and the treatment of self-injury behaviors. Dr. Ridolfi enjoys giving presentations on topics related to body image and eating disorders at professional conferences.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=patriceryan></a>Patrice Ryan, Ph.D. :

    Patrice Ryan, Ph.D.

    Dr. Ryan is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Missouri and Tennessee, where she maintained a solo practice for 15 years. Dr. Ryan received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1994. She has a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas. Since 1994, Dr. Ryan has provided a wide array of mental health treatment to individuals, couples, older children, adolescents and couples. She has treated children in foster care and their foster parents; collegiate athletes; women and couples undergoing fertility treatments and/or experiencing high risk pregnancies or recovering from pregnancy loss. Over the years she has kept a general practice, treating anxiety; depression; eating disorder and weight management cases; stress management; trauma; relationship issues; career and work-related problems; grief; and relaxation training. From 2002 until 2010 she was the on-site provider of mental health services for employees of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through their Employee Assistance Program. In this setting she provided individual counseling, management consultation, and conducted numerous psycho-educational lectures to employees on topics ranging from adjustment to change, helping a colleague through trauma, weight management, and stress awareness and relaxation training.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=sindhurasaini> </a> Sindhura Saini, M.D. :

    Sindhura Saini, M.D.

    Sindhura Saini, M.D. is a psychiatrist for St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she recently relocated to St. Louis after completing her residency in the Cleveland Clinic System, under the Northeast Ohio Medical University program.  Dr. Saini has clinical expertise in mood disorders, psychotic disorders and substance abuse. Her particular areas of interest are in bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and addictions, including opioid replacement treatment therapy. Her approach involves both medical management as well as utilizing therapeutic intervention to achieve remission of behavioral health issues.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=stephanieschaefer></a> Stephanie Schaefer, Psy.D. :

    Stephanie Schaefer, Psy.D.

    Dr. Stephanie Schaefer is a Postdoctoral Resident with the Intensive Care Program (ICP) at the Center for OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders (COARD) as well as the Psychology and Religion (P&R) Outpatient, Intensive Care Program, and P&R assessment team. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her predoctoral internship at VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, Illinois. Dr. Schaefer has a research background in anxiety and additional professional interests in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with special interest in moral injury, scrupulosity, personality disorders, substance abuse, and severe mental illness.

    Dr. Schaefer has been educated in theoretical orientations including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and received additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has provided services including individual, group, and couples therapy as well as psychological and neuropsychological assessments in a number of inpatient and outpatient settings.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=larryshapiro></a>Larry Shapiro, Ph.D. :

    Larry Shapiro, Ph.D.

    Dr. Shapiro is a psychologist at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD). He graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology and received postgraduate training in Behavioral Therapy at Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at St. Louis University Medical School. Dr. Shapiro is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, and Simple Phobias, lifecycle/career challenges, adjustment issues, combat-related PTSD, Financial Psychology, and Solution and Goal Focused therapy. Dr. Shapiro works with ages 15 years and up.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=pamelashelnutt> </a> Pamela Shelnutt, LPC :

    Pamela Shelnutt, LPC

    Mrs. Shelnutt is a licensed professional counselor in the Eating Disorders Program at the West County office of Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Missouri Baptist University. As a former educator and school counselor she has spent over twenty years working with adults, adolescents, children and their families. She currently specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, Eating Disorders and mood management in children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive knowledge of working with behavioral, attention and social difficulties, peer problems, divided families, and autism spectrum disorders. Mrs. Shelnutt is always striving to incorporate therapy techniques to meet the emotional needs of her clients.

    Office Location: West County

    <a name=deborahstutsman></a>Deborah (Debby) Stutsman, ATR-BC, LPC, BFA :

    Deborah (Debby) Stutsman, ATR-BC, LPC, BFA

    Ms. Deborah Stutsman is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor working in the Psychology and Religion Program at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO. She completed her Masters of Arts in Art Therapy from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL in 1998. She achieved her Board Certification in Art Therapy in 2002, and her license in the field of professional counseling in 2004. She is currently training to become a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Ms. Stutsman has been a member of the SLBMI Psychology and Religion team since 2001. She uses art therapy in group and individual work to help clients see, understand and work through emotional conflicts and challenges, and most importantly, to visualize meaning, wholeness and purpose to their lives. Deborah is an artist and has over twenty-five years interest and experience in the psychology of Carl Jung and depth Analytic Psychology. She offers workshops and study groups on creativity and aspects of faith and the spiritual journey. Deborah served as the President of the C. G. Jung Society of Saint Louis for 6 years.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=laurataylor></a>Laura L Taylor, LPC, NCC :

    Laura L Taylor, LPC, NCC

    Ms. Taylor is a staff clinician at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD). She obtained her master’s degree in counseling from Shippensburg University and has received extensive postgraduate training in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, including completion of the International OCD Foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute. Ms. Taylor is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri and has been a National Certified Counselor since 1993. She works with the full spectrum of anxiety-related disorders, but has a special in interest in treating adolescents and adults with OCD.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=saratimmerman></a>Sara Timmerman, Psy.D. :

    Sara Timmerman, Psy.D.

    Dr. Timmerman is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and completed her post-doctoral training at the Institute for Child and Adolescent Development in Massachusetts. Dr. Timmerman works with children, adolescents, and their families manifesting a variety of difficulties. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, the treatment of anxiety disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity behaviors, tic disorders, trichotillomania, depression, oppositional and defiant behavior, and familial stressors. She has extensive experience in play therapy and its application in the treatment of young children.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=dorothytoran></a>Dorothy E. Toran, LCSW :

    Dorothy E. Toran, LCSW

    Ms. Toran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with both the Eating Disorders Program as well as the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD). She has over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy services in a private practice environment. Additional professional experience includes work in hospital and clinical training settings. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and post graduate studies included marital and family therapy training. Her specializations include eating disorders, mood disorders, couples therapy, and family therapy.

    Office Location: Macklind & West County

    <a name=ryanwilderman> </a> Ryan Wilderman, LPC :

    Ryan Wilderman, LPC

    Mr. Wilderman is a staff clinician at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. His professional education includes a master’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, with additional graduate training in the treatment of OCD and anxiety-related disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. Mr. Wilderman is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Wilderman has provided outpatient therapy to clients ranging from children to older adults, all with a variety of diagnoses. While he is interested in working with all people, Mr. Wilderman has a particular interest in working with those who struggle with OCD and other anxiety related disorders.

    Office Location: Macklind

    <a name=amandawycinowski></a> Amanda Wycinowski, MSW :

    Amanda Wycinowski, MSW

    Amanda Wycinowski, MSW works as the IOP Coordinator for the Eating Disorders Program at the West County office. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University-St. Louis with a concentration in Women’s Reproductive mental health and sexual well-being along with a specialization in sexual health and education. She has experience working with eating disorders, post-partum depression, infertility issues, anxiety, and depression. Her areas of interest include the practice of mindfulness, expressive therapy and the effects of pregnancy, body image, and sexuality. She completed her clinical practicum within the Eating Disorders Program at SLBMI and continues under the supervision of Laura Huff, PhD as she accrues the experience necessary to become a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri.

    Office Location: West County