Lolly Wool, M.Ed., LPC, NCC- Lead Therapist
Ms. Wool earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri- St. Louis and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from University of Missouri- St. Louis. Ms. Wool has completed level I training in EMDR. She currently facilitates eating disorder groups, table talk group and chemical dependency groups at Castlewood II. Ms. Wool completed her internship at Castlewood in 2014. During her time as an intern at Castlewood Ms. Wool saw clients for adjunctive therapy focusing on chemical dependency, life skills, and relapse prevention. Ms. Wool also facilitated a variety of therapeutic groups including chemical dependency group, eating disorder groups and creative arts groups. Ms. Wool is passionate about working with individuals that struggling with eating disorders and helping them start the journey into recovery.
Kat Hake, MA, LPC- Lead Eating Disorder Therapist Castlewood I
Ms. Hake earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Art in Counseling at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO. She has been employed at Castlewood Treatment Center since 2011 and has held various positions including direct care as well as Stabilization Coordinator and is now the Lead ED therapist at CW1. Kat has completed specialized training in EMDR as well as Internal Family Systems Therapy. Ms. Hake is currently a primary therapist and Lead ED therapist working with clients and their families in both group and individual therapy sessions.
Althea Wilson, MA, LPC- Anxiety Therapist
Allie Wilson received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and worked in private practice for 10 years before coming to Castlewood Treatment Center in 2014. She is an Anxiety Therapist for all MO locations (C1, C2, PHP and IOP). She is also a member of IOCDF (International OCD Foundation) and the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Allie utilizes ERP, cognitive behavioral therapy and habit reversal training (for BFRBs). Allie was trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in 2008 and is a Certified EMDR therapist. She is also a member of EMDRIA (EMDR International Association). Her areas of interest include trauma and spirituality.
Sarah Hartung, MA, LPC- Expressive Therapist / Primary Therapist Castlewood II
Ms. Hartung graduated with her Masters in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, MO. She is currently enrolled in a training track through the North American Drama Therapy Association to become a registered drama therapist. Sarah has worked with Castlewood's Residental program since 2012 and has held various positions, such as Direct Care Counselor, Weekend Supervisor, Direct Care Supervisor, in addition to completing her graduate school internship at Castlewood's IOP program. Sarah is currently a primary therapist at Castlewood II, where she provides individual, family, and group therapies. She currently facilitates Expressive (drama) groups at all Missouri locations. Sarah has specialized training in EMDR. Her interests include trauma, attachment, grief and loss, and spirituality. She is passionate about supporting clients in creating a whole and fulfilling life of recovery.
Alexandra Solaro, MA, LPC- Primary Therapist Castlewood II
Prior to entering the counseling field, Alex Solaro earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, influenced by a strong interest in asking the big questions about the human experience, social relationships and how we determine values. A desire to apply these ideas concretely lead Alex to complete a Master’s degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in mental health counseling, from Webster University in St. Louis. During her graduate studies, Alex performed her practicum and internship in the intensive outpatient division of Bridgeway Behavioral Health, working as a primary therapist and group therapy facilitator, serving clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Alex joined Castlewood Treatment Center in 2012, filling a variety of roles in the outpatient, partial and residential levels of care before becoming a primary therapist and group facilitator at Castlewood II. Alex has received specialized training in drama therapy and the internal family systems model of therapy.
Sarah Perry, LMSW - Primary Therapist, Castlewood II
Sarah Perry earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been employed at Castlewood Treatment Center since January 2016. Previous to holding the position of Primary Therapist, she held the positions of Direct Care Counselor and Weekend Supervisor. As a Primary Therapist, Sarah works with clients and their families in both individual and group therapy sessions, and she is passionate about supporting clients throughout the recovery and healing process.
Allisha Wall, MA, PLPC- Primary Therapist, Castlewood II
Allisha obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. While at Lindenwood, Allisha worked as an intern helping students from diverse cultural backgrounds increase interpersonal skills through individual and group interventions. Allisha is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor who began her career at Castlewood Treatment Center in May 2016 as a Direct Care Counselor. As Direct Care, she supported clients at meals and facilitated client check-in groups. She now works as a Primary Therapist at Castlewood II. Allisha is passionate about helping clients through their journey towards recovery.
Rebecca Baker - Director of Clinical Services
Ms. Baker obtained her Bachelors of Arts from University of Missouri in psychology with a minor in sociology. She went on to pursue her Masters of Education in Counseling and Family therapy from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ms. Baker is a licensed professional counselor who has worked at Castlewood Treatment Center since 2008. Ms. Baker has completed level I training in Internal Family Systems model of therapy and has completed training in EMDR. Ms. Baker incorporates cognitive behavioral therapies, Internal Family Systems, experiential therapies and family therapy in her work at Castlewood. Ms. Baker has held several roles at Castlewood including Direct Care Staff, Intake Counselor, Utilization Review Specialist, Primary Therapist and Assistant Program Director. She is currently the Program Director of the Castlewood Partial Hospitalization Program.
Tracy Tew- Psy.D- Primary Therapist PHP
Dr. Tew graduated with her doctorate in psychology from the University of Indianapolis. Her internship was performed at East Kentucky Rural Psychology Predoctoral Internship. She is licensed to practice psychology in Missouri. Dr. Tew has been part of Castlewood Treatment Center since October 2011. She has specialized training in Internal Family Systems Therapy and EMDR. At Castlewood, Dr. Tew is primary therapist and helps to facilitate ED and Core groups at PHP. Her areas of interest include trauma and attachment.
Amaris Roye, MA, LCSW - Primary Therapist (MO PHP)
Amaris obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lee University in Tennessee and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She previously worked as a therapist at a residential treatment center serving clients with substance use disorders. During this time, Amaris gained knowledge and experience using 12 step recovery. She also facilitated a grief specialty group and provided adjunctive therapy sessions for clients with eating disorders. Amaris uses her prior experience working with clients who struggle with addiction at Castlewood as she facilitates the chemical dependency groups. She is also trained in EMDR and utilizes this modality to address the core beliefs underlying the eating disorder. She is excited about joining the Castlewood team walking alongside those beginning their journey in recovery.
Ashley Kearbey, MA, PLPC- PHP Coordinator/Therapist
Ms. Kearbey obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Ms. Kearbey started her career at Castlewood Treatment Center in May 2013, and has held various roles including as a Direct Care Counselor, Intake Counselor and now as the Partial Hospitalization Program Coordinator. During her time at Castlewood, she has completed extensive training and gained experience in working with those who suffer with eating disorders as well as co-occurring disorders. Ashley is passionate about working with those who are struggling with eating disorders and helping in the recovery and healing process.
Jaimee Hamm, MA, PLPC — PHP Coordinator
Jaimee Hamm earned her bachelors degree in psychology and multicultural studies from Maryville University and continued on to complete her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Throughout her education, Jaimee completed internship programs focused on bereavement counseling, outpatient therapy, play therapy, and chemical dependency work. Jaimee has past experience working in a residential treatment center for clients with substance abuse disorders. While there, Jaimee facilitated CBT skill based groups and met with clients individually to stabilize behaviors and identify underlying emotional dysregulation. Jaimee joined the Castlewood team in 2016 and has held the role of direct care counselor and weekend supervisor of the Castlewood 1 residential program. During this time, Jaimee supported clients through meal therapy, individual check ins and facilitated module group. Jaimee now holds the position of PHP coordinator. Jaimee has specific interests in attachment and trauma and is passionate about working with those with eating disorders.
Kirbie Richardson, MA, PLCP - Primary Therapist - PHP MO
Kirbie received her bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology from MidAmerica Nazarene University and her dual master's degree in Professional Counseling and 7-12 School Counseling from Missouri Baptist University. Kirbie has experience working in the mental health field with adolescents, young adults and families in crisis. She has been employed with Castlewood Treatment Center since 2016 and began as Direct Care Counselor and transitioned to Weekend Supervisor. Kirbie completed her internship with Castlewood and during her time she saw clients for adjunctive sessions and focused on DBT skills, stabilization, relapse prevention, and life skills. Kirbie has also facilitated a variety of experiential, didactic and processing groups. Through these positions she has gained insight and experience in working with individuals with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. As primary therapist Kirbie is passionate about supporting those in the recovery process through individual, group and family therapy.
Molly O'Leary, MA, PLPC- Primary Therapist- IOP
Ms. O’Leary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from McKendree University. Ms. O’Leary is a provisionally licensed professional counselor who has been a part of the Castlewood team since 2014. She began as a Direct Care Counselor and held that position at both Castlewood II and the Partial Hospitalization Program. As a Direct Care Counselor, she met with clients adjunctively to help stabilize behaviors and facilitated Relapse Prevention and Eating Disorder Module groups on the weekends. Ms. O’Leary has completed training in EMDR.
Chelsea Martin, RD LD CEDRD — Dietitian
Ms. Martin received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship at Saint Louis University along with graduate coursework. Ms. Martin is a registered and licensed dietitian. She has worked at Castlewood Treatment Center since the fall of 2011. She started out as a direct care counselor and transitioned into the role of dietitian. She is now the Supervisor of Nutrition Services for Castlewood I and Castlewood II. Ms. Martin works with the kitchen staff and dietitians to ensure the nutritional needs of each client are met in a therapeutic way. She treats clients with all eating disorders to build a new and healthy relationship with food, body image and exercise. She was a participant in level I training in the Internal Family Systems model of Therapy. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics along with the Behavioral Health Nutrition practice group.
Alison Brown, MS, RD, LD - Dietitian Castlewood II
Alison Brown completed her dietetic internship and received her Master's degree in Nutrition & Exercise Science from Southeast Missouri State University. Alison is a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Missouri, as well as a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Alison started at Castlewood in 2017 and currently serves as a dietitian in the residential setting at Castlewood II. She works closely with clients to assist them in repairing their relationship with food, exercise, and body image by having weekly sessions with clients and co-facilitating eating disorder groups. Alison also works to empower clients by challenging them with grocery shopping, cooking, and restaurant exposures.
Emily Wendt, RD, LD- Dietitian- PHP
Emily Wendt received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Emily came to Castlewood in 2015 and currently serves as the dietitian for Castlewood’s PHP program. She provides weekly individual nutrition counseling sessions to PHP clients. She is passionate about helping clients with eating disorders discover what a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies looks like. Emily also co-facilitates eating disorder groups, challenges clients on restaurant exposures, and helps clients plan and prepare meals for themselves and their peers. She is a registered and licensed dietitian within the state of Missouri.
Rachael Wolf, RD, LD- Dietitian PHP
Rachael graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Missouri State University. Rachael is a registered and licensed dietitian who began working at Castlewood Treatment Center in 2014, after leaving United Medical Home Infusion where she specialized in the home care and education of the enteral (tube fed) patient. Rachael is passionate about helping clients with all eating disorders develop and maintain a healthy, enjoyable relationship with food, exercise, and their body. Rachael co-facilitates eating disorder groups, challenges clients on restaurant exposures, and assists clients in planning and preparing meals that will meet their individual needs.
Audra Kramer, MPH, RD, LD- Dietitian PHP
Audra Kramer received her Master of Public Health degree from Southern Illinois University in 2014. She went on to complete her dietetics training at Southeast Missouri State University and her dietetic internship at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She currently serves as a dietitian for Castlewood’s PHP program. Audra works with clients in nutrition counseling sessions, eating disorder groups, and exposure activities to challenge past behaviors and expectations and to aid clients in building a healthy and fulfilling relationship with food, physical activity, and body image. Audra is a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Missouri and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Cameron Sisler, RD, LD- Dietitian Castlewood I
Cameron Sisler graduated from Wake Forest University in 2009. She went back to school in 2010 to complete her dietetic coursework, Dietetic Internship, and earn her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University. She has been a licensed and registered dietitian in the state of Missouri since 2012. Cameron provides weekly nutrition counseling to Castlewood I clients. Cameron helps clients challenge themselves with restaurant exposures, meal planning and preparation, and also co-faciliates eating disorder groups. She is committed to helping clients with eating disorders re-build and restore a healthy and balanced relationship with food, exercise, and themselves. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and completed the AND Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Levels 1 & 2 in 2015.
Claudia A. Kachigian, M.D., J.D.
Bio to come soon.
Lisa West, RN - Nurse Supervisor
Lisa West RN is a graduate of Jewish College of Nursing in Saint Louis MO (now Goldfarb). She has worked in the field of eating disorders since 2005. She has worked in Residential, PHP & IOP levels of care. She has worked as nursing and direct care staff management since 2008. She currently is employed as nursing supervisor to the nurses serving the Missouri Castlewood locations.
Hollye Bogan, Licensed Practical Nurse
Hollye Bogan is Saint Louis native. Hollye studied nursing in the state of Virginia. She worked there for a period of time before returning to Saint Louis, MO. Hollye came to Castlewood treatment Center in May of 2016. She is currently enrolled in a ASN program and continuing her education. She has been in nursing for the past ten years and has specialized in geriatric, dementia and acute care. She intends to pursue a career in Psychiatric Nursing.
Stacy Sisson, RN — Overnight Nurse - Biography Forthcoming
Ms. Sisson obtained her degree in nursing from Lutheran Medical Center School of nursing. Prior to working at Castlewood she worked as a charge nurse in an acute psychiatric and chemical dependency unit. Stacy has worked at Castlewood since 2001 as part of our dedicated nursing staff. Stacy is the overnight nurse at Castlewood II where her responsibilities include nursing duties such as performing vitals, nursing assessments, implementing tube feeding protocols and administering medication. Stacy also helps clients implement a healthy sleep routine as well as helps them identify obstacles that interfere with a sound sleep cycle.
Narissa Marasso RN, BSN –PHP Nurse
Mrs. Marasso earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Missouri Western State University. She is currently attending Maryville University and working towards attaining her Masters Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Narissa has experience in Geriatric, Adult and Adolescent Acute Behavioral Health. Narissa also has extensive experience working with clients diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and a strong passion for working with those that suffer from Diabulimia. Narissa has worked at Castlewood Treatment Center since 2014 and served in the role of Castlewood 1 nurse, PRN nurse and now as the nurse for the Partial Hospitalization Program. Narissa's nursing responsibilities include incorporating the belief that the clients needs should be assessed and then addressed as a whole, recognizing that mental, physical and spiritual wellness can lead to a lasting road of recovery.
Kerrie Psaris- Medication Aide Assitant
Kerrie graduated from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO with a Bachelor of Arts is psychology and a minor in social work. She began working at Castlewood in 2012 and has held various positions, direct care counselor, weekend supervisor, and medication aide assistant for Castlewood I. She is currently enrolled in a BSN program at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish Hospital and is scheduled to graduate in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Continuity of Care
Kendra Torino, BSW- Discharge Coordinator (MO)
Passionate about the mental health care network, Kendra joined the Castlewood team in 2015 as a Direct Care Counselor, moving into the role of Medication Aide Assistant, before transitioning into her current role as Discharge Coordinator. Here, Kendra continues to work diligently to help foster clients' recovery processes by encouraging self-sufficiency and ensuring optimal quality of coordination of care. Kendra holds a variety of experience working with individuals struggling with severe and persisting emotional and psychological disorders, specializing most recently within the population of eating disorders, with past specialties including schizophrenia, substance use, homelessness, trauma, and suicidality. Kendra is a member of Phi Alpha, a National Social Work Honor Society, and she holds certifications in Applied Suicide Intervention, Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Psychological First Aid, Counseling on Minimizing Access to Lethal Means for Suicide, as well as Medication Administration. Kendra Torino is a High Honors graduate from Saint Louis University having earned a dual degree Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW) as well as Bachelor's of Arts (BA) in Psychology.
Chelsey Sorensen, BSN- Asst. Director of Utilization Review
Ms. Sorensen obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has worked for Castlewood Treatment Center since October of 2012. Chelsey has held various roles including Direct Care Counselor, Intake Coordinator, Utilization Review Specalist and now as the Assistant Director of Utilization Review. Prior to Castlewood, Chelsey worked with the Veteran’s Association specializing in both surgical and psychiatric nursing. This background allows her to conceptualize difficult and complex case presentations, making her a vital member of the treatment team. She is both a Nursing Scholar and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Association. Chelsey has a passion for the field of Obstetrics and Women’s Health. Chelsey has volunteered in Ghana, Africa providing health care, testing and prevention education to women in rural villages. She transfers this passion to her work at Castlewood providing clients with the warmth and gentleness needed to heal and grow in lasting recovery. In her role as a Utilization Review Specialist, Chelsey employs her clinical expertise to concisely articulate the need for authorization of treatment from Managed Care.
Jennifer Summers, Psy.D- Utilization Review Specialist
Dr. Jennifer N. Summers earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006, and her Master of Arts in 2001 from Antioch University, New England. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development/Family Studies in 1995 from Indiana University, Bloomington. Jennifer completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anxiety Disorders at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, a two-year Predoctoral Internship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Massachusetts, and received specialized training in Eating Disorders during her Doctoral Practicum at the Yale University Center for Eating and Weight Disorders. Jennifer has worked as a professional in the field of Eating Disorders since 2008, and brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Castlewood in the role of Utilization Review Specialist. Jennifer is passionate about helping clients who suffer from eating disorders receive the best possible coverage and care by thoroughly conceptualizing and articulating each client’s complex clinical needs to case managers in a compassionate manner, resulting in understanding and support for the necessary, effective length of stay in treatment at Castlewood.
Alexandra Konefall- Director of Regional Outreach, Midwest
Alexandra Konefall comes to Castlewood with three years’ experience in the mental health outreach realm. Previously, she worked with an Indiana residential treatment facility as a Community Relations Representative building relationships and expanding knowledge of that program throughout the Midwest. Alexandra has held positions within various businesses the last six years, and has experience within many facets of communications. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2009, where she worked on further developing the skills learned in the classroom through so many extracurricular avenues. A native of Indiana, she currently resides in Valparaiso with her husband and their dog, Zeus.
Dana Suitor- Director of Regional Outreach, Southeast
Ms. Suitor has worked in the eating disorder industry for 10 years in the marketing capacity. Ms. Suitor enjoys working with professionals, family members and organizations to help those struggling with an eating disorder find treatment from this devastating disease. Part of her responsibilities at Castlewood will be marketing at regional & national events as well as maintaining & building new referral sources for all the Castlewood programs. Ms. Suitor is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and is the secretary of the Phoenix area chapter. One of her greatest passions is helping individuals find hope & healing from an eating disorder. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family & friends.
Allison Burnett, LICSW, Director of Outreach
Allison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has treated eating disorders in various settings, including residential and partial hospitalization. Most recently, she worked as a clinical therapist at Pine Grove Women’s Center, a residential program for eating disorders and addiction. Allison graduated summa cum laude with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Allison’s other professional interests include working with clients with trauma histories, personality disorders, recovery maintenance, and body image. She is also a Certified LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy Provider, and volunteers at a local non-profit LGBTQ agency. Allison’s personal interests include walking her three dogs (Sydney, Conde, Rue), and anything related to Alabama football. Roll Tide!