• Programs for Eating Disorders

    Who We Are

    Meet Our Specialized Eating Disorder Team!

    Our Difference Is Our Team

    St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute has been treating Eating Disorders since 1983.

    The team is committed to providing quality, compassionate, and individualized treatment. 

    The treatment staff is multidisciplinary and collaborative.  This means that we do not work in isolation.  You can come to one place and receive comprehensive, coordinated, and specialized treatment!

    The team of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors and dietitians have advanced training and specialize in eating disorders treatment. 

    Several of our senior clinicians have more than 20 years of experience in their field.  Together, we represent over 185 combined years of clinical experience and over 155 combined years specialized treatment for eating disorders.  This means that any client who we treat has access to this combined knowledge and experience base to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning.

    The intake staff will help match you to the clinician who best meets your needs.

    The team believes your weight does not determine your worth.  You are and have always been special. We are humbled to work with you and take your trust very seriously.  We strive to involve family and loved ones in treatment whenever possible. We look forward to helping you!

    Eating Disorder Leadership Team

    Laura M. Huff, Ph.D.
    Director of the Eating Disorders Program

    Melanie McKean, D.O., Ph.D.
    Medical Director for the Eating Disorders Program

    Amanda Wycinowski, MSW.
    Intensive Outpatient Coordinator for the Eating Disorders Program

    Eating Disorder Team

    Joan Butcher, M.D.

    Kate Evett-Piper, RD, LD
    Registered and Licensed Dietitian

    Randall Flanery, Ph.D.

    Jessica Gerfen, PhD

    Maiya Ingram, MPH, RD, LD
    Registered & Licensed Dietitian

    Jennifer Kamer, LPC
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Cathy Lander-Goldberg, LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Kara Merrill, LPC, NCC
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    John Rapp, LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Danielle Ridolfi, Ph.D.

    Pam Shelnutt, LPC
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Dorothy E. Toran, LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker