Professional Staff-Southwest Missouri

Meet the Staff

Burrell takes pride in the quality of the individuals we employ to serve our communities’ mental health needs. We have doctoral and master’s level staff members licensed in specialties such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric nursing, substance abuse counseling, individual and group counseling and clinical social work. For information about a specific licensed provider, please click on one of the links below.

Southwest Missouri Professional/Clinical Staff (Springfield and surrounding area)

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Bashir Ahmed, MD

Dr. Bashir Ahmed, a graduate of Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh, completed his internship and residency programs in general psychiatry at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Through the course of his education and training, at Dhaka Medical College, Tulane University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Ahmed has acquired significant experience in areas of public health, research and general psychiatry. Currently, Dr. Ahmed works within Burrell Behavioral Health’s outpatient and Transitions programs delivering general psychiatric care to adult patients.

Seth R. Allen, Ed.D.

Dr. Seth R. Allen earned a Doctorate in Education from Boston University. He is an outpatient psychologist at our Main Center in Springfield and specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy, adolescent and adult treatment and evaluation. Dr. Allen also works at Greene County Juvenile Offices, where he provides valuable counseling to youth experiencing difficulty with legal concerns.

Sabrina B. Aronson, MS

Sabrina B. Aronson is a Psychologist and Clinical Coordinator at our Children’s Center in Springfield. She earned a Master of Science from Central Missouri State University. Her specialties include working with children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety disorders, trauma, identity issues, and/or depression.

Georgina Ashlock, Ph.D.

Dr. Georgina Ashlock graduated from Ohio University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, where she works full time. Dr. Ashlock is a part-time outpatient psychologist at the Burrell Kingsley Clinic in Springfield. She specializes in working with adults with all types of mental illness.

Joseph Babin, MD

Dr. Babin earned his Medical Degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He has been a board certified psychiatrist since 1990 and currently practices at the Main Center in Springfield where he provides psychiatric services for adolescents, adults, and senior adults.

Susan Baker, MS, LPC

Susan Baker, LPC, graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science in Counseling with a Community Agency tract and is a licensed professional counselor. She is a Community Support Supervisor at our Transitions office in Springfield, and has experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Stephanie Basham, MS, LPC

Stephanie Basham, LPC, is the Director of Child and Youth CPRC Services at the Children’s Center in Springfield. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor

Shawna Baron, PsyD

Shawna Baron earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Dakota prior to enrolling in the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute where she earned both a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, graduating with distinction in 2012.  Shawna’s supervised clinical experience includes the delivery of behavioral health services in an inpatient psychiatric hospital where she provided brief intervention for adults who presented with severe mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and various medical conditions; through the Greene County Justice Center working with incarcerated adults and juveniles with varied diagnoses and levels of functioning; and the Robert J. Murney Clinic where she observed therapy sessions, participated in therapy rotations conducting psychological assessments and individual therapy for adults, and participation in forensic assessment rotations, conducting general and forensic evaluations for individuals referred by community agencies, higher learning institutions, the court system, or private attorneys. Shawna completed a pre-doctoral internship at the South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center and a post-doctoral residency at the Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center where she conducted forensic and risk evaluations in a maximum security forensic hospital with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness, found Incompetent to Proceed and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and committed to the Department of Children and Families.  Additionally, Dr. Baron’s background includes participation in a multi-disciplinary treatment team on the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services Program at Fulton State Hospital. Dr. Baron is currently a member of Burrell Behavioral Health’s psychological staff serving adults and senior adults in an outpatient setting, specializing in forensic evaluations.

Allicia Baum, Psy.D.

Dr. Allicia Baum graduated from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield with her doctorate and is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Baum is an outpatient therapist at the Children’s Center in Springfield and specializes in children and adolescents with attachment, behavioral, mood, and developmental disorders, as well as other children’s mental health issues. She provides individual, family, group and play therapy, as well as diagnostic evaluations through the Burrell Autism Center.

Andrea Bench, MS, LPC

Andrea Bench, LPC, holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Andrea is the Assistant Director of the Transitions facility and has expertise in Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT).

Sandra Best, MSW, LCSW

Sandra Best, LCSW, is a Master’s level graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing care to all ages and specializing in MRDD services;  sexual abuse evaluations; play, group, family and marital therapies; and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.  Sandra’s background includes extensive experience in dealing with cases of child abuse and neglect, developing services for the developmentally disabled, and providing crisis intervention services.  Since 1993 Sandra has provided behavioral health services as an outpatient clinician and currently sees individuals in Burrell’s Branson facility.

Lori Breedlove, MD

Dr. Breedlove earned her Medical Degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her psychiatry residency and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Breedlove is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and practices at the Children’s Center in Springfield. She specializes in group and family therapy and children’s day treatment services.

Shelley Buck, MS, LPC

Shelley Buck, LPC, graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with her Master of Science in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Shelley is the Coordinator the Semi-Independent Apartment and START Living programs.

Kristen Buckley, MS, LPC

Kristen Buckley, LPC, graduated with her Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional counselor. She is the Residential Care Facility Services Coordinator at Transitions in Springfield.

Melissa Burns, MSW, LCSW

Melissa Burns, LCSW, is our Children’s Day Treatment Assistant Director. Melissa earned a Master of Social Work from Southwest Missouri State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in child and family therapy.

Lutie Butcher, Psy.D, LPC

Lutie Butcher, LPC, earned her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and is an outpatient therapist and Community Support Supervisor in Burrell’s Bolivar office. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in child and adolescent individual, group, family, and play therapy.

Angelique Butler, PsyD, MSCP

Angelique Butler, PsyD, MSCP, earned her Doctorate degree in Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2009 and in 2012 earned a postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Alliant International University. Dr. Butler has experience in the delivery of behavioral health care to all ages, providing intake assessments, individual, group and family therapies, testing, consultations and more. Her background includes significant experience within the integrated health practice setting which facilitates coordination of care between both mental and general health care practitioners. Dr. Butler is available in Burrell’s Bolivar office to provide outpatient behavioral health care (including individual, group and play therapies) to individuals ages six and up.

Barbara Campbell, MS, LPC, CASAC

Barb Campbell, LPC, is the Health Coach Supervisor for the Missouri Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (MOSBIRT) project which is currently based in Cox North Emergency Room. She earned her Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Southwest Missouri State University. Barb is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor.

Stephanie Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephanie Campbell earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology at Mississippi State University and is a licensed Psychologist. She is an outpatient psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at the Child and Adolescent Center in Springfield and specializes in behavior therapy for children and adolescents who exhibit tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, toileting issues, sleep/bedtime challenges, educational/school difficulties, as well as behavioral issues related to autism spectrum disorders.

William Russ Carter, PsyD

Russ Carter began his study of psychology in 1976 at Willamette University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in the field.  He continued at Pittsburg State University, earning a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Community Agency Counseling and, in 1989, earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO.  Dr. Carter has extensive experience in the delivery of psychological care and has practiced family therapy, marital therapy, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, and more in a variety of clinical settings.  His background includes performing assessments, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive, emotional and behavioral disorders in adolescents and adults and he has worked extensively within the
Federal Prison system treating inmates manifesting major mental illness.  Currently, Dr. Carter delivers outpatient
psychological care to adults and senior adults at Burrell’s Main Center, specializing in chemical dependency, forensic evaluations, and group, family and marital therapies.

Gary Chadwick, MS, LPC

Gary Chadwick obtained his Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University in 2010. He is licensed in the State of Missouri as a Professional Counselor and also holds a State of Missouri Educator’s Certificate for Secondary School Counseling. Through formal and practical, hands-on training, Gary has continued to develop his expertise of working with children and adolescents in the treatment of issues such as emotional trauma, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and more. Gary’s background includes the provision of care to youth and adults suffering from a variety of mental and physical disabilities in individual, family, group and residential settings.

Melissa Chang, MS, LPC

Melissa Chang graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science degree in counseling, following completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Drury University.  Melissa, a Licensed Professional Counselor, completed a counseling internship at The Kitchen through which she provided
behavioral health care for individuals presenting with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol dependency, sexual abuse, and much more.  Upon completion of her internship, Melissa continued her service at The Kitchen, leading groups in anger management, anxiety and depression.  Additionally, Melissa continued to provide counseling services to homeless individuals, families and children while providing crisis intervention and conflict resolution as needed.  Currently, Melissa provides outpatient counseling services at Burrell’s Clarity – Park Facility where she specializes in the treatment of chemical dependency as well as group, family, and marital therapies.

Matthew Charles, MSN, FHMHNP

Matthew Charles earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southwest Baptist University in 2010 and, in 2013, completed a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with emphasis as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Matthew’s background includes the delivery of general nursing care and also significant experience in the provision of care in an acute psychiatric setting, providing both medical and behavioral interventions, collaborating with physicians, and providing patient education..

Nagib Chowdhury, MD

A graduate of Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh, Dr. Nagib Chowdhury joined Burrell Behavioral Health as a staff psychiatrist upon completion of his psychiatric residency at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Chowdhury’s clinical experience includes the provision of direct care to patients of all ages and has provided him opportunities to explore a number of subspecialties such as affective disorders, Neurobehavioral issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, sleep disorders and many more. Dr. Chowdhury is currently available to provide general psychiatric care, and specialized care for cases involving chemical dependency or mental retardation/developmental disabilities, at Burrell’s Main Center in Springfield.

Teresa Coleman, MS, LPC

Teresa Coleman, LPC, is a 2008 graduate of Missouri State University and holds a Master of Science Degree in Counseling /Secondary School Counseling. Ms. Coleman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with significant experience in addressing a variety of issues ranging from severe depression, relationship concerns, and parenting difficulties and she holds certification in Child Parent Relationship Training. Additionally, Ms. Coleman’s background includes instructing graduate-level courses in career counseling and the delivery of career counseling to persons with physical and or mental impairments. Today, Ms. Coleman is part of Burrell’s School-based programming through which she provides individual therapy and facilitates group and family programming.

Cortney Costello, MA, LPC

With a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychology in Education, Cortney Costello is a Licensed Professional Counselor and, in 2010, was awarded certification by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Courtney’s background includes membership in several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association and Association for Play Therapy. Cortney’s professional experience includes mentoring female college students, facilitating group discussions geared toward personal development and spiritual growth, and special events coordination. She has experience in providing individual, group and family counseling, as well as mentoring and crisis management services, for multi-cultural, at-risk youth and young adults in intensive residential treatment facilities. Cortney’s background includes the completion of initial and ongoing diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, crisis management and collaboration with community resource in the development of aftercare programming. Cortney specializes in play, group, family and marital therapies.

Terri Crawford, M.Ed., LCSW

Terri Crawford, LCSW, is a Clinical Coordinator for Burrell’s Crisis Assist Team (CAT) located in our Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU). Terri graduated from Drury University with her Master of Education and Human Services and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Natalie Curry, MSW, LCSW

Natalie Curry is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a Master’s degree in Social Work.  Natalie’s dedication to helping others is evidenced by her many hours of volunteerism through which she organized a community outreach program for the homeless, led teenagers in group discussions regarding spiritual and life issues, facilitated a grief counseling support group for teens, and more. As a social work professional, Natalie has worked with at-risk youth in the school system, conducted programs for homeless and runaway teenage girls, created a system of services within a church-based outreach program for homeless and disadvantaged families, and provided teaching assistance and instruction in the area of social work at the university level.  Natalie has experience in the mediation of mental health crisis situations, providing case management services to individuals in transitional housing programs, and in the development and implementation of employee wellness programs. Through her employment as a behavioral health clinician, Natalie’s experience includes individual therapy, the facilitation of psycho educational groups for individuals and families in an inpatient setting and upon discharge, and collaboration with a multi-disciplinary treatment team to ensure an appropriate continuum of care.  Currently, Natalie provides care within Burrell’s Jordan Valley Clinic where she sees adolescents, adults and senior adults and also specializes in working with individuals and families coping with chemical dependency issues.

Judy Darst, MS, LPC

Judy Darst earned a Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University and now works in Burrell’s CSTAR facility where she provides behavioral health services to adolescents with substance abuse issues. Judy’s background demonstrates expertise in providing counseling to a variety of clients including Federally incarcerated inmates, as well as elementary, junior high, high school, and college students. She is experienced in conducting child abuse investigations, family counseling, individual and group therapies, crisis counseling and career counseling. Additionally, Judy holds a Missouri Life Certificate which qualifies her to conduct psychological testing.

Allan DeWoody, MS, LPC

Allan DeWoody, LPC, holds a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Southwest Missouri State University and is a therapist for Burrell’s Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit. Allan is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Janet Duvall, MS, LPC, CASAC

Janet Duvall, LPC, CASAC, earned her Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Southwest Missouri State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor. Janet is an outpatient therapist at the Main Center in Springfield and specializes in individual, group, and marital therapy for adults, as well as therapy for those struggling with chemical dependency.

Merry Escano-Brown, MD

Dr. Escano-Brown graduated from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center with her Medical Degree and completed her psychiatry residency at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She specializes in adult and senior adult psychiatric services and practices at Transitions.

Joyce Everson, Psy.D.

Joyce Everson is a licensed Psychologist who has enjoyed working at Burrell for over 25 years. Dr. Everson earned her Doctor of Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and she specializes in adult psychotherapy at the Main Center in Springfield.

Andrea Fenton, MSW, LCSW

Andrea Fenton earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Mississippi in 2006 and, in 2009 earned her Master’s in Social Work from Missouri State University.  Throughout her practicum experience, Andrea gained valuable insight into the facilitation of psycho-educational groups, conducting mental health screenings and assessments and coordinating care within the community for families and individuals.  Since that time, Andrea has continued to develop her skills as a social worker through the delivery of care in a hospital setting and also as an outpatient counselor, helping families and individuals of all ages with a variety of behavioral health concerns including anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship and family issues, and more.  Andrea is available to provide behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults and senior adults and specializes in the facilitation of group, family and marital therapies.

Terry Fithen, RN, BSN

Terry Fithen is Burrell’s Director of Nursing and Disease Management Specialist with her Associate of Nursing degree from Victoria College in Victoria, Texas and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from SBU. Terry’s experience includes working as a pediatric, neonatal, surgical and psychiatric nurse.

Sheila Forsyth, MS, LPC

With a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling, both earned at Missouri State University, Sheila Forsyth, LPC comes to Burrell with broad-based knowledge of the delivery of behavioral health services. As Clinical Coordinator for Burrell’s Crisis Assist Team, Sheila’s background includes experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor, Clinical Trial Coordinator, Psychotherapist and Transition Coordinator. In additional to providing general clinical services for adults and senior adults, Sheila specializes in behavioral health care for MRDD clients as well as group or family therapies.

Janet Fritsch, MS, CCC-SLP

Janet Fritsch, CCC-SLP, graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences with a Master of Science in Speech Pathology/Communication Disorders and is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Janet currently works in the Burrell Autism Center located in the Child and Adolescent Center in Springfield.

Anne Marie Frost, MS, LPC

A Master’s level graduate of Evangel University, Anne Marie Frost is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Qualified Professional of the Missouri Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP), a Certified Weight Loss Specialist, and a Provisionally Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Ms. Frost’s background includes extensive work with the creation, management and success of SATOP in the Springfield, MO area which includes her work as liaison between the offender and the MO Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse as well as the MO Department of Revenue.  In addition, Ms. Frost trains addiction professionals across the State in a six-hour course on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its application with addicted patients. As a member of Burrell’s Behavioral Health’s substance abuse treatment team, Ms. Frost provides counseling, education and mediation for those clients on federally mandated supervised release and helps adults of all ages work through addiction issues, especially as they may relate to trauma/PTSD, abuse, addictions, mood disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, life transition, divorce and blended family issues.

Marla Gamble, MS, LPC

Marla Gamble, LPC, is Health Coach for the MOSBIRT grant, a project located in Cox North Emergency Room. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University and is Licensed Professional Counselor.

Edgar Galinanes, MD

Dr. Galinanes earned his Medical Degree at Central University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and completed his psychiatry residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx, NY. He is a board certified psychiatrist and practices inpatient psychiatry at Cox North.

Sally Gibson, MS, LPC, NCC

Sally Gibson earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling at Oklahoma State University in 1989. In 1997 she earned certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors and in 1998 became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sally’s background includes counseling and teaching learning disabled and emotionally disturbed youth, working as a teaching and/or research assistant at the University level, and significant experience as a University instructor and substance abuse counselor. Currently, Sally serves as the Director of Burrell’s Adolescent Substance Abuse program, known for its practical, effective and evidence-based approach to helping adolescent alcohol and/or drug abusers and their families.

J. Paul Goodwin, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

J. Paul Goodwin, ACSW, LCSW is the Director of Transitions in Springfield. Paul earned a Master’s of Social Work with Mental Health concentration and specialization in Management from Washington University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Paul’s career has been devoted to community-based, psychiatric rehabilitation services for adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Bonnie Guier, MSW, LCSW

Bonnie Guier earned a Master’s of Social Work from Southwest Missouri State University and completed a practicum in Medical Social Work at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and another practicum as a Student Therapist at the Forest Institute. A licensed clinical social worker, Bonnie has experience as a Crisis Assist Team Specialist, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Social Worker and as a Foster Care Case Manager. As a member of Burrell’s outpatient staff, Bonnie delivers behavioral health care to all ages and specializes in chemical dependency, MRDD, and mental health services as well as group, family and marital therapies.

Michael Hall, MA, LPC

Michael Hall, LPC, earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Denver Seminary. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in individual and family counseling, including children, adolescents and adults. He is an outpatient therapist at the Children’s Center in Springfield.

Elena Hart, MS, LPC

Elena Hart earned her Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University in 1996 and in 1998 became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her work in the behavioral health field includes experience in the delivery of individual, family and group therapies, performing assessments in cases involving sexually maladaptive behavior, trauma, anger management and family issues, and also adult targeted case management and crisis intervention. Elena is a member of the National Association for Professional Women and also the American Counseling Association and currently provides behavioral health care within Burrell’s Transitions program.

Ashley Hartwig, MS, LPC

Following graduation from Drury University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ashley Hartwig continued her education at Missouri State University earning a Master’s Degree in Counseling and now works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Burrell’s C-STAR (Comprehensive Substance Treatment and Rehabilitation) program providing care to adolescents dealing with substance abuse and related issues. Ashley’s background includes the delivery of services to adolescents, adults and senior adults experiencing a variety of behavioral health issues through individual, family and group therapies as well as leading groups focused specifically on anger management.

Danielle Hathcock, MS, LPC

Danielle Hathcock earned her Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University in 2008 and in 2010 acquired license to practice as a Professional Counselor. Danielle is an experienced tutor, editor and presenter whose background includes internships and employment within the behavioral health field through which she provided short-term, individual therapy to adults including many with traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, Danielle’s experience includes providing community support services to adults in Burrell’s residential programs and the administration of a number of psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. Currently, Danielle provides outpatient individual, marital, family and group therapy to children six and over, adolescents, adults, and senior adults.

Sarah Healy, MS, LPC

Sarah Healy, LPC, graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an outpatient clinician and Community Support Supervisor at the Burrell North Clinic located inside Cox North Medical Tower. Sarah primarily works with adults with various mental health issues. She has vocational counseling experience with teens and adults.

Susan Henderson, MS, Psychologist

Susan Henderson is Director of the Burrell Autism Center and Children’s Day Treatment. She earned a Master of Science from the University of Central Arkansas and is a licensed psychologist with specialties in Autism, Attachment Disorders, and various children’s mental health issues.

Rachael Herrington, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachael Herrington graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who provides services in our Children’s Center and Kingsley offices, both located in Springfield. Dr. Herrington specializes in psychological evaluations with both adults and children. She also provides individual, group, marital, and family therapy and has been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Karen Hill, OT

Karen Hill earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, along with a minor in psychology-sociology, from Texas Woman’s University in 1979. Karen later earned certification in the use of Neurodevelopmental Treatment Techniques (NDT) and Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT). Karen has experience in the delivery of occupational medicine for a variety of diagnoses including mild to severe neurological impairment, Static Encephalopathy, Prader-Willi, ADHD, Developmental Delay, Genetic disorders , learning disabled, emotionally disturbed and more. Karen is skilled in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents and her background includes training and supervision in the use of numerous therapeutic techniques and devices. Currently, Karen is part of Burrell Behavioral Health’s Occupational Therapy team at it’s Child and Adolescent Center in Springfield, MO.

Patricia Hogan, DO

Patricia Hogan earned her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982.  She completed an internship in pediatrics at the University of Missouri – Columbia, followed by completion of a four-year psychiatric residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  Dr. Hogan specializes in the treatment of chemical dependency and also in treating those diagnosed with MRDD, and has earned lifetime certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Psychiatry.  Dr. Hogan is also certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialties of Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry.  Dr. Hogan’s background includes the practice of forensic psychiatry within the US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, the Missouri Department of Corrections, and other agencies
where she evaluated and rehabilitated incarcerated and newly acquitted individuals, released by reason of insanity.  Dr. Hogan’s experience in addiction psychiatry includes serving as the Medical Director of a substance abuse inpatient unit, and also as Medical Director of two additional CSTAR substance abuse recovery programs.  Additionally, Dr. Hogan has served as the Medical Director of a Geriatric Psychiatry program and also used her expertise in geriatric psychiatry in providing nursing home consultations.  Currently, Dr. Hogan is a member of the psychiatric treatment team at Burrell Behavioral Health’s Transitions program where she sees adults and senior adults, many diagnosed with chronic mental illness.

DeAnna Holeman, MSW, LCSW

DeAnna Holeman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, graduated with honors from Missouri State University and currently works for Burrell Behavioral Health in connection with a rural outreach grant entitled Show-Me Healthy People. Through the project, DeAnna provides counseling services to residents of rural areas in Missouri from her base office at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. DeAnna brings her expertise in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, patient advocacy, and the delivery of individual, group and family therapies to the position. DeAnna is available to provided behavioral health care to children, adolescents and adults.

Wanda Holloway, Psy.D, LCSW, CASAC, LPC

Dr. Wanda Holloway, Psy.D, LCSW, CASAC, LPC, graduated from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology with her Doctor of Psychology. Dr. Holloway is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Forensics Addictions Examiner. She is an outpatient therapist at the Main Center in Springfield who specializes in chemical dependency, eating disorders and obesity, as well as biofeedback.

Alok Jain, MD

Dr. Jain graduated from King George’s Medical College in Lucknow, India with his Medical Degree and completed his psychiatry residency at University of Missouri in Columbia. He has been a board certified psychiatrist since 1999 and is currently practicing at the Main Center in Springfield. He sees patients of all ages and specializes in chemical dependency services.

Subodh Jain, MD

Dr. Subodh Jain is a Board Certified Psychiatrist practicing outpatient psychiatry at Burrell’s Main Center in Springfield. Dr. Jain earned his medical degree in India before completing both his post-doctoral internship and residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in general psychiatry as well as other disciplines including family medicine, neurology, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Jain completed a fellowship through SIU in child and adolescent psychiatry where he gained significant experience in the practice of inpatient psychiatry for those age groups and served as Chief Administrative Fellow. Dr. Jain provides outpatient psychiatric care to individuals of all ages, specializing in the clinical treatment of those with MRDD and chemical dependency diagnoses.

Jeffrey Jenkins, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine where he completed a one year post-graduate internship and a two-year residency program in Psychiatry at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, MO.  Dr. Jenkins completed his fourth year Psychiatry residency at the University of Utah where he was appointed Assistant Chief Resident. As a member of the United States Army Reserve, Dr. Jenkins’ background includes active duty service during the Persian Gulf War where he served as both a general medical officer and general psychiatrist.  Dr. Jenkins’ experience includes the delivery of general psychiatry in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as psychiatric care for adolescents in residential care.  Currently, Dr. Jenkins delivers outpatient psychiatric care and consultation to adults and senior adults at Burrell’s main center in Springfield.

Cheryl Johnson, MS, LPC

Cheryl Johnson, LPC holds a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Southwest Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Cheryl is an outpatient therapist at the Cox North Children’s Clinic providing therapy to children and adolescents in northern Springfield.

Sarah K. Johnson, MS, LPC

Sarah K. Johnson, LPC, earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a trauma therapist for Burrell’s Youth Substance Abuse Services program located in the Children’s Center. Sarah has expertise working in group and family settings with children and adolescents living with substance abuse issues.

Candace Jones, MSW, LCSW

A 1994 graduate of Walla Walla University, Candace Jones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker delivering behavioral health services to adolescents, adults, and senior adults in Burrell Behavioral Health’s Children’s Center facility in Springfield, MO. Ms. Jones specializes in the facilitation of group, family and marital therapies as well as the delivery of behavioral health services to individuals of the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled populations. Ms. Jones’ background includes extensive experience in providing case management, therapeutic services and service coordination for a variety of age groups including those with severe and persistent mental illness.

Shahid Kaous, MD

Dr. Kaous earned his medical degree from Quaid-I-Azam Medical College in Pakistan and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of North Dakota. He is a licensed psychiatrist and is currently practicing inpatient psychiatry at Cox North.

Robert Keyes, MS, LPC

Robert Keyes is a graduate of Missouri State University with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling.  Robert, a licensed professional counselor, is also a Missouri Certified School Psychological Examiner.  Robert’s background includes significant experience within the public school system including work as a paraprofessional, public information officer, counseling individual students and groups in career planning, bullying, and more.  Additionally, Robert has created coping groups through which he has counseled individuals, couples, and groups coping with unemployment and related issues.  Robert has worked as a crisis counselor and has experience in the delivery of behavioral health services in the outpatient setting, working with individuals, families, couples and groups experiencing a variety of issues.  Currently, Robert is a member of Burrell’s Clarity team where he works primarily with men and women, both individually and in groups, who are dealing with alcohol and drug addiction, mental health issues and are in need of life skills training.

Rebecca Koehler, MA, SLP

Rebecca Koehler obtained a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Kansas in 1974. She worked for 23 years for the State of Kansas at a residential treatment center and has over 35 years of experience with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders and others with severe communication and language problems. She is licensed in the state of Missouri as a Speech Language Pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Ms. Koehler provides speech/language assessments and related therapy to children ages two and up, adolescents and also adults in Burrell’s Autism Center.

Shirley Ann Kolkmeyer, MS, LPC

Shirley Ann Kolkmeyer, LPC, earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an outpatient clinician at the Children’s Center in Springfield and her clinical specialties include children over six years of age, adolescents, adults, and families, as well as Christian-based counseling.

Karen Kovalik, MS, LPC

Karen Kovalik earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2004 and in 2008 graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Karen’s background includes significant experience in crisis intervention services, working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and mental health and risk assessments for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Additionally, she has experience in assertive community treatment, intensive case management, treatment planning and individual and group therapies with adults having severe and persistent mental illness. Working from Burrell Behavioral Health’s Children’s Center, Karen is available to deliver behavioral health services to individuals of all ages and specializes in counseling for chemically dependent and MRDD clients. Additional specialties include play, family, group and marital therapies.

Lori Lawrenz, Psy.D.

Lori Lawrenz, Psy.D, earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Dr. Lawrenz works in the Main Center in Springfield and her specialties are individual and group psychotherapy, and psychological evaluations for the adult population.

Linda Lazzari, APN

A Master’s level graduate from Upstate Medical University in New York, Linda Lazzari earned her post-master’s Board Certification as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2011 from Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing. Linda’s extensive background in nursing includes all levels of care including work as a staff nurse, charge nurse and nurse supervisor. Additionally, as a Certified Nurse Educator, Linda has significant experience in clinical nursing instruction. Linda, who works primarily from Burrell’s Main Center in Springfield, is available to deliver individual therapy, treatment planning, psychiatric evaluations, medical psychotherapy, medication administration, and discharge planning to individuals over the age of six years.

Cheryl List, Ph.D.

Dr. Cheryl List is a licensed psychologist and graduated from Northwestern University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is an outpatient psychologist at the Main Center in Springfield and works with adults, and senior adults and specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders.

Sharon Logsdon, MS, LPC

Sharon Logsdon, MS, LPC is a therapist at Milano. Sharon earned her Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2001. Her areas of expertise are children, adolescents, family, and group therapy.

William Mallot, Psy.D.

William Mallot, Psy.D, works in Burrell’s Bolivar Offices on Mondays and Tuesdays, and at our Branson offices Wednesday through Friday. Dr. Mallot earned a doctorate at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with adults, with an emphasis in Narrative Therapy. He is also trained in EMDR therapy.

Usha Manusmare, MD

Dr. Manusmare graduated from B.J. Medical College at the University of Pune, India with her Medical Degree. She completed her residency in psychiatry and fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Her patients are adolescents, adults, and senior adults and she specializes in psychiatric evaluations as well as chemical dependency services. Dr. Manusmare practices at the Main Center in Springfield.

Cristin Martinez, MS, LPC

Before earning her Master of Science Degree in Community Agency Counseling from Missouri State University, Cristin Martinez attended College of the Ozarks where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and another in Spanish. Cristin has significant counseling experience acquired through internships with the Women’s Crisis Center of Taney County, Upward Bound and Center City Counseling of Springfield, MO. Her background includes significant experience in the delivery of counseling services to both individuals and families, facilitating support team meetings, working with families to connect with local resources, teaching parenting, anger management, life, and budgeting skills, and much more. Cristin, who is fluent in Spanish, is currently available to provide outpatient counseling in Burrell’s Branson office.

Leigh Ann McGhee, MA, LPC

Leigh Ann McGhee, LPC, graduated from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an outpatient therapist at our Transitions facility in Springfield and works primarily with individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Jena Meyer, MS, LPC

Jena Meyer, LPC, earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jena works with children and adolescents in Burrell’s Youth Substance Abuse Program and specializes in chemical dependency, play therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.

Jane Milligan, MS, LPC, RASACII

Jane Milligan graduated with a Master of Science degree in counseling from Missouri State University in 2009 and now practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Burrell’s Transitions program where she administers behavioral health services and specializes in group therapies. Additionally, Jane holds certification as a Recognized Associate Substance Abuse Counselor II. Jane’s background includes significant representation of La Leche League, in both the United States and Singapore, through which she has provided counseling and support to breastfeeding mothers. Jane experience includes the facilitation of support groups focusing on a variety of issues including, but not limited to, breastfeeding, anger management, play therapy, and expressive art therapy.

Darren Myers, MS, LPC

A member of Burrell’s Crisis Team, Darren Myers obtained his Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University. In addition to crisis prevention or intervention services, Darren has extensive experience as a case manager, residential specialist, special education teacher, BD/ED classroom instructor, and MO Options Program Director. He has worked with clients in both academic and behavioral health environments and has completed over 400 hours of professional development while maintaining membership in a number of professional organizations. Darren is a Licensed Professional Counselor, holds Missouri Certification in Secondary Counseling and also a Missouri Teachers Certification (cross categorical).

Jeff Morgan, MS, LPC

Jeff Morgan, LPC, graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with his Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and works in Burrell’s Crisis Assist Team (CAT) in Springfield. Jeff has experience in family, group, and marital therapy, as well as treating individuals with chemical dependency issues.

Esther Nelson, MS, LPC

Esther Nelson earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University in 2009 and currently works as a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in chemical dependency, in Burrell’s MOSBIRT (Missouri Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) program, an early intervention program that aims to assist individuals who, upon screening, reveal a higher risk of abusing alcohol and/or drugs. In addition to her experience as a substance abuse counselor, Esther’s background includes the delivery of general behavioral health care and providing community support within residential programs.

Diane Newman, MS, LPC

Since earning her Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University, and acquiring her Professional Counselor license in 1994, Diane Newman has gained significant experience in the delivery of behavioral health services.  Diane’s background includes providing counseling to individuals presenting with a variety of behavioral concerns and, as an ordained Chaplain of the Pets, she has a specific interest in helping those coping with the impending loss or death of a pet.  Additionally, Diane specializes in serving adolescents, adults and senior adults who are dealing with substance abuse and other personal or professional issues.  Diane is a member of Burrell Behavioral Health’s substance abuse treatment team in Nixa, MO.

Vinodkumar Paddolkar, MD

Dr. Paddolkar is a 2005 graduate of Kurnool Medical College in India. Dr. Paddolkar completed his psychiatric residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson, Mississippi between 2009 and 2013 and currently works as an outpatient psychiatrist at Burrell Behavioral Health’s Main Center in Springfield. Dr. Paddolkar sees adolescents, adults and senior adults for clinical assessments, individual therapy/medical psychotherapy, medication management and administration and psychiatric evaluations.

Tanya Parker, MS, LPC

Tanya Parker, LPC, earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a CPRC Supervisor at the Child and Adolescent Center in Springfield and specializes in trauma therapy, sexual assault therapy, substance abuse treatment and couples and family therapy.

Sher Peck, MA, LPC

Sher Peck earned her Master of Arts in Counseling at New Mexico State University in 1981 and has since gained significant experience in the delivery of behavioral health care. Sher, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol Drug Counselor, is a member of Burrell’s outpatient, substance abuse team in Springfield and works primarily at the Clarity clinic on West Battlefield. Sher’s resume demonstrates a broad range of experience in delivering both mental health and substance abuse services including the provision of crisis intervention, individual therapy for children and adults, adult therapy for sexual issues, domestic violence, panic and anxiety disorders, family therapy, Employee Assistance Program counseling, disability counseling for independent living and much more. Sher also has an extensive background in both supervisory and administrative roles.

Susan Pyle, Psy.D.

Dr. Susan Pyle, Psy.D, earned her Doctoral degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology after completing a Masters of Education from Louis University. Dr. Pyle is an outpatient psychologist in the Branson and Monett offices.

Anna Quigg, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Anna Quigg, licensed Psychologist, is a graduate of the University of Maryland – Baltimore County and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Quigg’s background is comprised of extensive experience within the behavioral health field and particularly in the area of pediatric psychology. In addition to the completion of a graduate internship in Applied Behavior Analysis, and fellowships in both Growth and Nutrition Psychology and Neonatology Psychology, Dr. Quigg has participated in several research studies, mental health committees and has authored several peer reviewed journal articles and related pieces. Dr. Quigg provides behavioral health services including, but not limited to, Autism assessment, Behavior Analysis and psychological evaluations at Burrell’s Children’s Center in Springfield, MO.

Gary Richardson, MS, LCSW

Gary Richardson, LCSW, graduated with his Master of Science in Sociology from Pittsburg State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Gary provides outpatient therapy to children and adolescents in northern Springfield at the Cox North Children’s Clinic.

Kevin Robertson, MS, LPC

Kevin Robertson, LPC, earned a Masters from the University of South Alabama and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has expertise in individual and family therapy for treatment of depression, anxiety, and mood disorders in adults/children, as well as disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents.

William Robison, MDiv, PsyD, LMFT, HSPP

William Robison earned a Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois School of Psychology as well as a Master of Divinity from the Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, Dr. Robison is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a registered Health Service Provider in Psychology and a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. Dr. Robison has had significant training and/or experience in a variety of clinical areas including chemical dependency, the treatment of sexually aggressive children and youth, clinical pastoral education, marriage and family therapy and clinical supervision. Dr. Robison provides outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults of all ages at Burrell’s main center in Springfield.

Billie Rudminat, MS, OTR/L

Billie Rudminat is a licensed Occupational Therapist with the Burrell Autism Center located within the Child and Adolescent Center in Springfield. She received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She has practiced as a pediatric therapist for the past 12 years in a variety of settings including clinics, homes, and schools, working with children from birth through graduation. She is also certified as a Level 1 therapist through the American Hippotherapy Association. Billie is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to the Burrell Autism Center to assist all kids in exploring and achieving all that they choose to do.

Sara Rutan, MSW, LCSW

Sara Rutan, LCSW, works as Burrell’s Outstate HIV Mental Health Consultant. She graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University Of Kansas School Of Social Welfare and she specializes in the mental health treatment of persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Jay St. Amant, PhD

Jay St. Amant earned his doctoral degree from the University of Florida where he was an advanced practicum student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology receiving clinical training in assessment and intervention across a wide variety of disciplines and psychopathologies. Dr. St. Amant also served as a graduate research assistant and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO. In 2013, Dr. St. Amant became a licensed psychologist and currently serves as an adjunct professor for both Argosy University and Evangel University. Additionally, Dr. St. Amant continues to work as a staff psychologist for the US Federal Medical Center and also at Burrell Behavioral Health’s Kingsley office where he conducts psychological evaluations for all ages and also provides psychological care, including clinical assessments, treatment and discharge planning, and individual therapy, for adults and senior adults presenting with a variety of diagnoses.

T. James Sammon, MD

Dr. James Sammon received his Medical Degree from Saint Louis University and has been a Pediatrician for almost forty years. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis and has been board certified since 1974. Dr. Sammon is the outpatient developmental pediatrician at the Burrell Autism Center, located in the Children’s Center in Springfield.

Shelby Schrader, MS, LPC

Shelby Schrader earned her Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology at Evangel University with concentrations in counseling theories, intelligence and personality assessment, human growth and development, and psychopathology.  Since graduating in 2011, Shelby has acquired her Professional Counselor license and gained experience in the delivery of several behavioral health modalities including the provision of Applied Behavior Analysis to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, providing therapy in an inpatient setting utilizing crisis management and intervention strategies, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral intervention.  Additionally, Shelby has assisted many individuals with social integration, gaining access to community resources, and by providing advocacy and support in Mental Health Court.  Currently, Shelby provides community support supervision for adults and senior adults through Burrell’s Transitions program in Springfield.

Paul Schule, MS, LCSW

Paul Schulte, LCSW, is an Outpatient Clinician and has been at Burrell since 1989. Paul earned a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University. He specializes in marital and family therapy and practices in the Main Center in Springfield.

Devin Shelton, PsyD

Devin Shelton earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Arkansas State University and continued her education at The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute where she earned both a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Shelton’s background includes significant experience in the delivery of behavioral health care including individual, pre-marital and marital counseling as well as family therapy.  In addition to her experience with the utilization of a broad spectrum of assessment instruments and scales, Dr. Shelton’s qualifications include conducting and reporting psychological evaluations.  Dr. Shelton delivers outpatient psychological care to all ages including clinical assessment, treatment planning, psychological evaluations , MRDD services and individual, family, marital and play therapies.

Jana Sisco, MS, LPC

Jana Sisco, a 2007 Masters level graduate of Missouri State University, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides behavioral health care to both children and adolescents through individual, family, group and play therapies in Burrell’s Children’s Center. In addition to providing therapy, clinical assessments, psychosocial history, treatment and discharge planning, Ms. Sisco has been specifically trained in the administration of grief therapy and has extensive experience within both the school and outpatient clinical settings. Ms. Sisco’s background includes working with children presenting with such disorders as Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and Depression.

Dawn Simmerman, MSW, LCSW

Dawn Simmerman, LCSW, graduated from the University of Missouri in St. Louis with her Master of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dawn is an outpatient therapist at the Children’s Center in Springfield and works primarily with children and adolescents.

Julie Skodak, MSW, LCSW

A graduate of Aurora University, Julie Skodak of Burrell’s Branson office, has significant experience in delivering mental health services to teens and adolescents. With Spanish as a second language, she has worked in collaboration with many school systems and agencies providing clinical assessments, adaptive behavioral assessments and individual and family therapies to mainstream and special-education students and their families. Julie’s background in counseling also includes work with teen runaways, high-risk pregnant teens and women, and counseling all ages on issues of divorce, grief, drug education, HIV/Aids, peer mediation and conflict resolution.

Luther Luke Smith, MSW, LCSW

Luke Smith earned his Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and has continued to study social work at the University of Missouri– Columbia at the doctorate level. Currently on a leave of absence from the University of Missouri, Luke now serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker delivering behavioral health services at Burrell’s Clarity – Branson, MO office. Luke’s background includes extensive social work and counseling experience with a significant emphasis in working with youth and families and also with individuals, couples and families dealing with issues related to substance abuse and/or chemical dependency. In addition to individual therapy, Luke specializes in group, family and marital therapies for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults.

Joshua Soward, MA, LPC

A 2009 graduate of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Joshua Soward comes to Burrell with significant experience in the delivery of behavioral health care. Joshua’s experience includes teaching and facilitating group therapy sessions relating to restorative justice within area detention centers and also the provision of individual counseling to youth offenders. Joshua’s background also includes providing individual, family, group and marital counseling to adults presenting with issues relating to depression, trauma, substance abuse, oppositional defiance and adjustment disorders. Joshua is a member of Burrell’s children’s residential team and also available to provide outpatient, individual counseling, MRDD services, and play, group, family and marital therapies for children, adolescents and adults.

Richard Stephenson, ACSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Richard Stephenson, is a 1981 graduate of the University of Georgia and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. He is experienced in delivering outpatient behavioral health services to adolescents, adults and senior adults and is available to provide clinical assessment, treatment planning and therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. Mr. Stephenson is part of the clinical team in Burrell Behavioral Health’s Branson office.

Pamela Stoelzel, MS, LPC

Pamela Stoelzel, LPC, is the Assistant Director of Transitions and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Pam earned her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Pittsburg State University. She has been with Burrell since 1994 and has expertise in counseling senior adults.

Brent Sugg, MS, LPC

With a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State University, Brent Sugg, LPC is currently the coordinator for Burrell’s “Transitions-n-Training” program. Brent’s background in guidance and counseling, combined with his history of employment in a variety of residential settings, enhances his ability to deliver care to clients utilizing comprehensive Transitions services for the long-term mentally ill, helping them to realize their full potential. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Brent is qualified to deliver general clinical services including individual therapy, clinical assessment, psychosocial history, treatment and discharge planning for adults and senior adults.

Candace Tate, PsyD

Dr. Candace Tate is a graduate of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and a licensed Psychologist. Dr. Tate completed both a clinical psychology internship and post-doctoral residency at the Otis R. Bowen Behavioral Health Center in Warsaw, Indiana, where she also spent several years practicing clinical psychology, crisis intervention, working as a behavioral health plan facilitator, conducting psychological testing, and supervising rehabilitation service providers. Dr. Tate now practices outpatient clinical psychology at Burrell’s Main Center in Springfield, Missouri, where she sees adolescents, adults and senior adults. In addition to the provision of individual therapy, clinical assessments and psychological evaluations, Dr. Tate specializes in delivering behavioral health care to those diagnosed with MRDD and also in the delivery of psychotherapy through group, family, and marital therapies.

Charles Thomas, MD

Dr. Charles Thomas earned a medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1986 prior to completion of his psychiatric residency in 1990 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Since then, Dr. Thomas has provided psychiatric care including, but not limited to, treatment planning, individual therapy, medical psychotherapy, and medication management and administration to both adults and senior adults. Currently, he practices Adult Psychiatry at Burrell’s Main Center in Springfield.

Cheryl Thornton, PsyD

Dr. Cheryl Thornton earned both her Master’s and Doctoral level degrees in clinical psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, Dr. Thornton is certified in Marriage and Family Therapy and an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Thornton’s background includes extensive research in the area of Methamphetamine abuse and significant training in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, substance abuse and family therapy. Dr. Thornton’s work experience includes delivery of therapies to adults, children, adolescents and families; administration of psychological evaluations; facilitation of educational and support groups; performing crisis assessments; and the utilization of Parent-Child Integrated Therapy. In addition to serving as an intra-agency trainer, Dr. Thornton currently administers behavioral health care to children and adolescents from Burrell Behavioral Health’s Children’s Center, specializing in the areas of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, and significant behavior disorders in adolescents through individual, group or family therapy and the incorporation of Mindfulness training.

Amy Vaughan, OT

Amy Vaughan graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1998 and in the same year received certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. In 1999, Amy became licensed by the State of Missouri to practice occupational therapy and in 2003 she received certification from Sensory Integration International after successful completion of her Sensory Integration and Praxis exam and requirements. Amy has an extensive background in the administration of occupational therapy, especially in pediatric and educational environments, and also in the instruction of occupational therapy applications at both the collegiate and professional levels. Currently, Amy practices at Burrell Behavioral Health’s Children’s Center where she provides occupational therapy assessments, consultation, evaluation, and direct treatment for both children and adolescents.

Barbara Wachtel-Nash, Psy.D.

Dr. Barbara Wachtel-Nash, Psy.D, is a licensed psychologist and practices in the Kingsley Clinic in Springfield. Dr. Wachtel-Nash earned her Doctor of Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She specializes in Medical/Health Psychology and Psychological Evaluations.

Susan Waggoner, MA, LPC

With a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Susan Waggoner is a member of Burrell Behavioral Health’s Adolescent Substance Abuse Program. Susan has extensive experience in providing individual and group therapies in instances involving adolescent substance abuse. She is also certified as an Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach Treatment Provider and is an Administrator, Trainer, and certified Clinical Interpreter for GAIN (Global Appraisal of Individual Needs). Additionally, Susan has specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Tana Leigh Warren, MS, LPC

Tana Leigh Warren, LPC, is an Individual and Family Counselor at Bramblewood Children’s Residential Facility. She earned a Master of Science from Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Teacher, a Certified School Counselor, and a Certified Mediator. Her areas of expertise are individual and family therapy.

Matthew Weatherly, MA, LPC

Matthew Weatherly earned his Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and now works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Burrell Behavioral Health’s Children’s Center. In addition to providing individual, outpatient counseling for children and adolescents, Matthew also specializes in family therapy and also play therapy through which he is able to assist young children in coping with trauma. Matthew has over ten years of experience working with troubled youth and their families and also in the use of de-escalation techniques for crisis situations, facilitating psycho-educational groups geared toward anger management and self-esteem, and the implementation of various play therapy approaches including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and use of the sand tray in treatment.

Warren Weston, MD

Dr. Weston graduated from the University of Kansas with his Medical Degree and is a licensed Psychiatrist. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical School and his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Ohio. Dr. Weston is an outpatient psychiatrist at Burrell’s Child and Adolescent Center in Springfield.

Carolyn Williams, MS, LPC

Carolyn Williams, MS, LPC graduated with honors from Southwest Missouri State University with her Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling. She is employed with Burrell Behavioral Health as a part-time, outpatient counselor and has significant experience in delivering therapeutic treatment to adolescents, adults and senior adults. In addition to providing individual, group, family, and marital therapies, Carolyn has expertise in treating individuals with chemical dependency and those presenting with co-occurring disorders. Carolyn is also part of the treatment team at Cox Health Systems Center for Addictions.

Gloria Wise, MS, LPC

After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Crime and Society, Gloria Wise gained significant experience in the areas of law and counseling through her work in the Juvenile Court system, as a Probation Officer, and also through her work in private law firms where she served as both legal assistant and paralegal.  Gloria returned to Missouri State University to pursue her Master of Science in Counseling and in 2008 became a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Since that time, Gloria has completed a 600-hour internship providing individual therapy to children, adolescents, families and couples; supervised parent/child visits; and, facilitated educational classes through the Greene County Family Judicial Court.  Additionally, Gloria’s experience includes serving as an in-home specialist, student support services coordinator and delivering outpatient counseling to individuals and families.  Currently, Gloria is a member of Burrell Behavioral Health’s School-Based Services team through which she coordinates care and serves as a liaison between child, family, school and community.

Tracy Wofford, MS, LPC

With both her Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Psychology from Missouri State University, Tracy Wofford, a Licensed Professional Counselor, provides outpatient behavioral health care in Burrell’s Marshfield office. Tracy’s background includes the presentation of psychological research in both Chicago and Canada as well as significant experience in the delivery of personal care in the form of coaching and educating children and families in behavioral skills and techniques; acting as a liaison between therapists, psychiatrists, medical doctors and teachers; and managing a caseload of children while providing training and skills to their parents. Tracy is available to provide outpatient counseling to children, adolescents and adults.

Lacey York-Shumaker, MS, LPC

Lacey York-Shumaker is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Missouri State University with a Master’s of Science in Counseling in 2009. Lacey’s background includes experience in several facets of behavioral health care including the delivery of counseling for individuals and couples, facilitation of therapeutic anger management groups, conducting client intakes, maintaining client records and making referrals. As a Community Support Worker, Lacey provided support to individuals diagnosed with mental illness by assisting with doctor appointments, medication and treatment compliance, and education regarding their diagnoses. Lacey also has experience as a Community Support Supervisor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, and providing outpatient counseling to both children and adults.

Woodrow Younts, MA, NCC, LPC

Woody Younts, LPC, graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. He is the Assistant Director of Burrell’s Child and Adolescent CPRC Services and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.