Lolly Wool, M.Ed., LPC, NCC- Lead TherapistMs. 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
Althea Wilson, MA, LPC- Anxiety Therapist
Chelsea Albus- MSW, LCSW- Primary Therapist Castlewood I
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 IIPrior 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 IISarah 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
Tracy Tew- Psy.D- Primary Therapist PHP
Elizabeth Irwin, M.Ed, LPC- Primary Therapist, PHP
Nicole Dougherty, MA, LPC – Therapist & Assistant Director, PHP
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
Jaimee Hamm, MA, PLPC — PHP CoordinatorJaimee 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 MOKirbie 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- IOPMs. 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.
Melanie Tusing, MA, PLPC - IOP TherapistMelanie obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from Truman State University in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Lindenwood University. Melanie has prior experience working with grieving adolescents, sex trafficking survivors, and those struggling with general mental health issues. Melanie is a provisionally licensed professional counselor who has been employed with Castlewood Treatment Center since 2014. She has held various roles such as Direct Care Counselor at both the Castlewood II and PHP locations, Direct Care Supervisor, IOP intern, and PHP Coordinator. Melanie currently holds the position of Primary Therapist, treating clients in individual therapy as well as in the group therapy at the intensive outpatient level of care. Melanie is passionate about helping clients work through the attachment injuries and trauma that led to the development of the eating disorder.
Dr. M. Asif Qaisrani, M.D., M.P.H. – Medical Director Missouri
Chelsea Martin, RD LD CEDRD — Dietitian
Alison Brown, MS, RD, LD - Dietitian Castlewood IIAlison 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
Rachael Wolf, RD, LD- Dietitian PHPRachael 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 PHPAudra 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
Lisa West, RN - Nurse SupervisorLisa 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.
Stacie Tuffentsamer, Registered Nurse (MO Castlewood I)Stacie Tuffentsamer obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2004 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint Louis University. Her nursing experience includes neuropsych, acute care, blood services, and psychiatric. She joined the Castlewood team in January 2016 and serves as the Registered Nurse at Castlewood 1. She is dedicated to provide compassionate nursing care and support that focuses on each client’s individual needs.
Hollye Bogan, Licensed Practical NurseHollye 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
Narissa Marasso RN, BSN –PHP Nurse
Kerrie Psaris- Medication Aide Assitant
Iness Panni, RN, BSN, MSN — PRN Nurse
Intake / Discharge / Continuity of Care
Danielle Hayden, BA, CLC, CWC, CAC — Director of Intake
Sheila Morgan- Intake Counselor
Katy Bone, BS, MAC- Intake Counselor
Ms. Bone obtained her Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Missouri Baptist University and went on to obtain her dual Master’s degree in professional counseling and K-12 school counseling. Katy has extensive experience in the mental health field, working with adolescents at The Great Circle/ Edgewood and at SAFE Alternatives specializing in self-harm behaviors. Katy began her journey with Castlewood in 2012 as a direct care counselor and she is now an intake counselor, where she works with clients and their families throughout the admissions process. Katy is passionate about helping clients begin their ED recovery process.
Stephanie Neitz- Intake Counselor
In 2015, Ms. Neitz obtained her Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. Passionate about the mental health care field, Stephanie joined the Castlewood team in August of 2016 as a Direct Care Counselor. She has now moved into her current role as an intake counselor where she works with clients and their families throughout the admission process. Ms. Neitz utilizes her unique skill set to support clients in realizing their goals and fulfilling their dreams in a therapeutic and empowering process.
Kendra Torino, BSW- Discharge Coordinator (MO)
Chelsey Sorensen, BSN- Asst. Director of Utilization Review
Jennifer Summers, Psy.D- Utilization Review Specialist
Travis Stewart, MA, LPC- Director of Regional Outreach- St. Louis
Travis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in field of eating disorders since 2003 in both clinical and marketing roles at every level of care. He brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and communication skills to his role with Castlewood. He is passionate about connecting people to resources and experiences that are transformative and healing.He was the visionary and founder of Hungry for Hope, a Christian based conference which provides training and help for both professionals and lay people in the treatment of eating disorders. An excellent communicator and teacher, Travis is a regular contributor to websites, podcasts and webinars and conferences on eating and body image issues and has spoken at schools such as Pepperdine University, Baylor, Washington University, and seminaries around the country. Travis graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1991 with a degree in advertising and immediately began working with the international ministry of The Navigators, mentoring students. After 8 years, his desire to better understand how people change and heal led to obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling (2001) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2003) from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri where he now lives with his family.