• About Us

    CEO Welcome

    Ronald Margolis

    Hello and welcome to the Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute’s newly designed web site. I invite you to take a little time to review our web site to learn more about the range and depth of our services.

    A little about us: The cornerstone of Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute is our reliance on scientific, empirically based treatments. In other words, these are treatments that have been shown to work. However, we are holistic in our goals, considering biological, behavioral, and emotional results, and integrating spirituality in the care of clients who want to work with spiritual issues in their treatment.

    The Institute offers specialized programs in a number of areas including the Center of OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders; a Program for Clergy, Religious and Laity known as Psychology and Religion; Eating Disorders Program; Headache and Pain Management Program; and specialized programs for children, adolescents and families. Additionally, we provide counseling and general mental healthcare services to the St. Louis regional community.

    SLBMI is a interdisciplinary behavioral health facility. The institute brings together individuals from a diverse group of health disciplines including clinical psychology, family and internal medicine, social work, nursing, theology, physical therapy, psychiatry, and art therapy. This diversity allows the Institute to offer coordinated treatment and consultation. Our specialized programs and our ability to provide continuum of care for all age groups, makes us a resource for those seeking advanced behavioral health care.

    We are an academic affiliate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. As such, the Institute is in a wonderful position to offer the best of two worlds.

    “We unite the academic excellence and knowledge expected at a world-class teaching and research university with the professional dedication and commitment to quality of a major healthcare organization.”

    Many of our staff hold academic appointments in the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The Institute faculty and staff contribute to the academic mission of the University Medical Center as well as training future physicians and psychologists in behavioral healthcare. Institute clinicians are available to talk to interested groups about a variety of behavioral medicine topics.


    Thank you for your interest in Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. If you are a client or patient who would like more information about any of our programs, or would like to speak with one of us, please call us at the location conveniently located nearest you. As the Institute serves clients from across the country, you may also call toll free at 1-877-245-2688 and ask for the Intake Office.

    Additionally, we invite professionals to join our Healthcare Professionals Corner to learn about trainings, news and other opportunities.

    We look forward to working with you.


    Ronald B. Margolis, Ph.D.
    Professor and CEO
    Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
    Division of Behavioral Medicine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine
    Saint Louis University