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Our Trained Eating Disorder Treatment Staff

McCallum Place staff is made up of a dedicated and talented team of professionals. Our small staff-to-patient ratio means patients receive caring, individual attention from people they grow to know and trust. Because a number of our staff are recovered, they are able to provide a unique level of understanding.

“Our staff receives extensive, ongoing training to offer the type of feedback that encourages the adoption of balanced, flexible and appropriate eating habits.”
– Kim McCallum, MD

Directors

Medical Staff

Coordinators/Managers

Dietitians

Therapists

Intake & Admissions

  • Liz Hagar, BS - Intake & Utilization Review Clinician at 800-828-8158, ext. 112
  • Jessica Masters, MA - Intake & Utilization Review Clinician at 800-828-8158, ext. 113

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Additional Group Therapists

  • Mary Laffey-Adams, RN, MSN - Yoga & Spirituality Group Therapist
  • Becky Brittain, Ph.D. - Authentic Movement Group Therapist
  • Carol Dyer, Ph.D - Family Day Therapist
  • Randy Flanery, Ph.D. - CBT & DBT Therapist, Director of Webster Wellness Professionals
  • Rhonda Mills - Mindfulness & Movement Group Therapist
  • Travis Stewart, LPC, MATS - CBT Group

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"… Amazing! They are helpful, funny and a supportive group. I appreciate all the help they have given me."
– RM, age 20


Kimberli McCallum, M.D.
CEO, Medical Director, & Founder of McCallum Place

Dr. McCallum is a board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent, and in adult psychiatry. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA) and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) and remains an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Washington University. She received her medical degree from Yale University, completed her adult training at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. McCallum - Eating Disorder Specialist

Dr. McCallum is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and serves on the board of directors of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and also the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). Dr. McCallum is the co-founder of The Missouri Eating Disorders Association (MOEDA), a non-profit organization for family support and advocacy and a NEDA affiliate in St Louis.

She has developed several eating disorder treatment programs, including inpatient, partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs. Dr. McCallum has lectured across the country on a variety of topics achieving national recognition for her skills and knowledge in treating eating disorders. She has developed several eating disorder treatment programs, including inpatient, partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs. Dr. McCallum has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and has provided numerous lectures across the country on a variety of topics achieving national recognition for her skills and knowledge in treating eating disorders. Dr. McCallum is the Founder and CEO of McCallum Eating Disorder Recovery Centers which includes Cedar Springs Austin, McCallum Place (St. Louis, MO) which offers residential, partial-hospital and intensive outpatient care, Webster Wellness Professionals (St. Louis. MO), an outpatient center for eating and body image treatment and The Victory Program (St. Louis, MO), a program for elite athletes struggling with eating disorders..

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Lynn Stark, A.P.R.N., M.S.N.
COO, Co-Founder, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Program Director

Lynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Ball State University and her Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing from Indiana University, and is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). She has 20 years of experience providing group and individual therapy to adults and adolescents with eating disorders and other psychiatric illnesses. In addition to coordinating the opening and development of several eating disorder centers, Lynn has lectured to area physicians, schools, and community groups on the topic of eating disorders. As an advanced practice nurse, she has a thorough understanding of the medical complications associated with eating disorders.

Eating Disorder Nurse & Therapist

At McCallum Place, Lynn works with individuals and family members to help them understand the recovery process and physical changes associated with refeeding. Her current projects include working on her Doctorate of Nursing at University of Missouri.

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Caroline Rudnick, M.D.
Medical Staff

Caroline is a board-certified physician in Family Medicine and has been in practice for 10 years. She completed her MD and PhD at Washington University in St. Louis and her family medicine residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. She is currently on faculty at St. Louis University. Her special interests are women's health and eating disorders. She has been caring for patients with eating disorders for the past 3 years and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). Dr. Rudnick also joined Webster Wellness Professionals, an outpatient disordered eating and obesity clinic in St. Louis.

Eating Disorder Physician in St. Louis

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V. Brooke Ayden, M.D.
Medical Staff

Dr. Ayden is a board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent, and in adult psychiatry. She is on faculty in Clinical Psychiatry at Washington University. She received her medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and completed her General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She has experience as a personal trainer, field hockey coach, and NCAA Division I athlete, and has lead seminars on the Mind-Body connection.

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Monica Bishop, M.D.
Medical Staff

In addition to working with McCallum Place, Dr. Bishop is an Instructor in the Washington University Department of Psychiatry. She is involved in several ongoing projects in the lab which are focused on binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, childhood obesity, and interpersonal and family therapies. Dr. Bishop is also involved in clinical teaching and supervision of Washington University residents and medical students as an Instructor and Clinic Attending.

Upon completing her BA in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, she worked as a research assistant with Dr. Mary Morrison on a study of the effects of estrogen on depression in post-menopausal women. She then came to St. Louis to attend medical school at Washington University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in general psychiatry in June 2005. After completing her residency training, Dr. Bishop completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with Denise Wilfley, Ph.D. in the Weight Management and Eating Disorders Program at Washington University.

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Lauren Flynn, M.D.
Medical Staff

Dr. Flynn is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. She served as chief resident during her last year of residency. She is a board-certified psychiatrist and, in addition to her duties at McCallum Place and Webster Wellness Professionals, serves as a clinical supervisor for psychiatry residents at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Miggie Greenberg, M.D.
Medical Staff

Dr. Greenberg is a board certified psychiatrist in adul psychiatry. She completed her M.D. at Case Western Reserve University and did her residency at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. She came to McCallum Place and Webster Wellness Professionals after a decade at St. Louis University where she remains an adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

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Direct Care

The direct care staff includes counselors and registered nurses who are responsible for patient care throughout the day and evening. Our direct care staff members have experience and education regarding treatment of eating disorders and receive ongoing training. They are with patients during meals, accompany them to groups and activities and are available to help solve problems 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Dietitians

McCallum Place is proud to have highly specialized registered/licensed dietitians on staff. Our dietitians bring clinical experience with eating disorders to our treatment program. We appreciate the diverse background of the clinical nutrition staff in areas such as sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, psychology, childhood refeeding disorders, allied health, personal training, complementary nutrition and outpatient nutrition counseling.

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Kate Evett, RD, LD, CSSD
Nutrition Services Manager

Kate is a registered and licensed dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000 and began working in the field of eating disorders in 2004. Kate is also certified through the American Dietetic Association in Adult Weight Management. She assists clients in developing a healthy relationship with food through a non-diet approach. In addition to working with patients in the Residential and Partial Hospital Program at McCallum Place, Kate maintains an outpatient practice in the St. Louis area.

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Jessica Germanese, RD, LD
Dietitian

Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in May of 2008. She was on the Dean’s List for 6 semesters and was the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year. She completed her dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and was the recipient of the American Dietetic Association Foundation’s Colonel Miriam E. Perry Goll Scholarship. She was a Nutrition Educator for Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline and assisted in the development of curriculum for nutrition education classes while also providing basic education classes about nutrition, cooking and food safety to school-aged children. Jessica joined the McCallum Place family over five years ago as Nutrition Staff and has since begun her professional career with us. Jessica is a Member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Jessica currently works with patients in both the Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs. She also teaches our weekly nutrition education class.

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Erica Branz, MS, RD, LD
Dietitian

Erica attended St. Louis University where she earned her bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She then completed her dietetic internship at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. Here she earned her master's degree in Nutrition and Wellness while completing a thesis titled 'The Relationship between Dietary Protein Intake and BMI status among School-Aged Children". Erica is currently a member of the American Dietetic Association, Missouri Dietetic Association, and the Saint Louis Dietetic Association. Erica is also a certified personal trainer through AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America). Erica has had an interest in working with eating disorders since the beginning of her educational career. She is also experienced in pediatric nutrition and weight management. Erica sees patients in our Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs. In addition, she teaches the weekly cooking class and our strength training class.

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Lori Richardson, RD, LD
Dietitian

Lori completed her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and dietetic internship at St. Louis University. She was the recipient of an athletic soccer scholarship for the Division I program at St. Louis University. Lori has been working in the field of eating disorders, sports nutrition and wellness since 2003. In addition, she has worked as a personal trainer as well as a nutrition support dietitian. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Missouri Dietetic Association and St. Louis Dietetic Association (SLDA). Lori served as the SLDA president from 2011-2012. She is a member of the national dietetic practice group SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition). Lori is also a participant of the Missouri Eating Disorders Association panel. At McCallum Place Lori works with clients in all levels of care. She facilitates the weekly adolescent nutrition group and the weekly IOP grocery shopping group. She is also a dietitian and group facilitator for the Victory Program which combines both her passion of sports nutrition and eating disorder counseling. She is currently pursuing her credentialing as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

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Priscilla Rumph, RD, LD
Dietitian

Priscilla began her career in healthcare as a respiratory therapy and critical care air transport provider in the military. Following her military service, Priscilla completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at St. Louis University. She also completed her Dietetic Internship and Graduate Assistantship with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University. Priscilla is finalizing her graduate research in eating disorders to complete her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition in 2013. As a clinical dietitian, she has provided clinical nutrition support and inpatient nutrition counseling since 2011. Priscilla is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Missouri Dietetic Association, St. Louis Dietetic Association and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Priscilla currently works with patients in both the Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs.

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Alexis Hughes, RD, LD
Dietitian

Alexis received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since the beginning of her academic career, she has had a strong interest in working with the eating disorder population and first joined McCallum Place for her dietetic internship. Alexis is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Missouri Dietetic Association. She also belongs to the national dietetic practice group BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition). Alexis works with patients in both the Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs.

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Therapists

Stephanie Whitney, MA, A.T.R.-BC, LPC
Manager of Clinical Therapy Services

Stephanie Whitney earned her Master of Arts Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist – Board Certified. Stephanie is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Stephanie has worked extensively with adults and adolescents with a variety of clinical issues, including eating disorders, body image, and trauma. Her theoretical approach combines object-relations theory and expressive therapy.; Stephanie is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate Art Therapy Counseling program at SIUE. Stephanie is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and serves on the board of the Missouri Art Therapy Association.

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Lindsey Herzog, MSW, LCSW
Therapist

Lindsey Herzog received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and her Master of Social Work degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Her area of training for her Master’s was in Mental Health and Family Therapy. Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri. Lindsey has experience treating and providing therapy to individuals, groups and families. She has worked with individuals in out-patient, in-patient, residential and educational settings. In addition, Lindsey has treated adolescents and adults with a broad range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, abuse and eating disorders. She has facilitated groups around anger management, self-esteem and relapse prevention. Her treatment approach combines cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapy. Lindsey is a member of the National Association of Social Workers as well as a member of the Council for Child Abuse and Neglect.

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Denise Stoesz, MA, LPC
Therapist

Denise earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Masters of Art in Counseling from Lindenwood University. She first joined McCallum Place for her graduate practicum training in the eating disorders field. Her interests include eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. Denise’s treatment approaches combine Cognitive-Behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered therapies.

"Denise is an excellent therapist and I felt like I made a lot of progress in our individual sessions. I also appreciated how well she kept in touch with my outpatient therapist."
– TK, age 38

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Jennifer Summers, Psy.D.
Manager of Clinical Services; Therapist

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University, her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England, and her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. Jennifer completed a practicum in eating disorders at Yale University, a two-year doctoral internship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at a Massachusetts family clinic, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Anxiety Disorders at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. Jennifer completed her doctoral dissertation on the role of body image and spirituality among cancer patients. Jennifer is dedicated to helping those suffering from eating disorders move toward recovery and living a life filled with meaning and purpose.

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Caroline Leibman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC
Individual Therapist; Dance & Movement, Expressive & Psychodrama Group Therapist

Caroline is a board certified dance/movement therapist and a nationally certified counselor who holds an MA in Education from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her graduate work in Dance/Movement Therapy as well as a Professional Diploma in Dance and Movement Studies at the Laban Centre, London, England. She trained in Authentic Movement at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley California, and with Janet Adler, PhD. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the  Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis, teaching in the Somatics Program. Caroline offers a blend of verbal and body-oriented therapies integrating Jungian thought, creative arts therapies, mindfulness, and spiritual practices to promote healing. She has a background in working with issues of trauma, eating disorders, depression/loss, and anxiety. She also works with individuals seeking growth, wellness, and spiritual enrichment.

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John Rapp, MSW, LMSW
Individual Therapist, Group Therapist

John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Social Work degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.  His approach to treatment draws from Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy.  John is committed to collaborating with individuals suffering from eating disorders to better understand the meaning and function of their symptoms, build their motivation for and confidence in recovery, learn and experiment with healthier coping skills and ways of thinking, and ultimately cultivate a life of joy and meaning.

 

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Elizabeth Bloomfield-Deal, MA, PLPC
Individual Therapist, Group Therapist

Elizabeth received her B.S. in English and Community health from Southern Illinois University and her Masters in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. She worked as a therapist at the Schiele Clinic of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and is currently completing the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the Institute. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Elizabeth enjoys facilitating groups such as sexuality, life narratives and family systems. Elizabeth uses psychoanalytic theory to help the patients utilize the therapeutic relationship as a place to explore the function of their eating disorder. She works to help the patients use their strengths to find balance and joy in their lives.

 

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Darby McBride, MA, LPC, NCC
Individual Therapist, Group Therapist

Darby McBride earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, her Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation and Wildlife Biology, and her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and is also nationally certified. She is a member of the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association. Darby has worked in outpatient, community, and school settings, primarily with children, adolescents, groups, and families, on various concerns related to depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self-injury. She uses cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches, as well as mindfulness and meditation techniques, to encourage the cohesion of physical, emotional, and spiritual health for a blissfully balanced life.

 

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Riley Nickols, PhD
Sport Psychological Resident, Individual Therapist, Group Therapist

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in sport psychology, Riley realized that he wanted to work with athletes’ clinical issues along with their sport performance. That led him to obtaining a PhD in counseling psychology. Further, he became interested in athletes with eating disorders, so he sought out a doctoral internship at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia in New York. Never losing his interest in athletes, his doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between self-confidence and anxiety among triathletes and runners before and after competition. His research also focused on the psychological experiences of athletes returning to competition after experiencing season-ending injuries. Riley now specializes in treating athletes with eating disorders and is sensitive to the unique demands of recovery in relation to training and competing in sport.

 

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Krista Shockley, M. Ed., PLPCC
Individual Therapist, Group Therapist

Krista Shockley received her Bachelor of Arts in business communications at Drake University and a Master of Education in clinical counseling from University of Missouri – St. Louis. Krista has worked in multiple treatment center settings specific to eating disorders and has expertise treating children, adolescents and adults. Krista provides therapy to individuals, couples, groups and families. She has worked with patients in acute hospital settings, residential, day treatment and outpatient programs. In addition, Krista has treated patients struggling with a variety of eating disorders, self-injury, trauma, depression, anxiety and behavioral issues specifically with children/adolescents. Krista has facilitated a wide variety of therapy groups for clients of all ages including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, relapse prevention, experiential groups and behavior modification groups for parents. Her treatment approach combines dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy for individuals, as well as family-based therapy for parents of children/adolescents.

 

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Michelle Skala, MA, LPC, NCC
Individual Therapist, Group Therapist

Michelle Skala received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Stephens College and her Master of Arts in professional counseling from Lindenwood University. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, as well as a nationally certified counselor. Michelle has experience treating and providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups and families. She has worked with patients in residential programs, day treatment programs, outpatient programs, as well as those that prefer the private practice setting. In addition, Michelle has treated patients struggling with eating disorders, self-injury, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Michelle has facilitated a wide variety of therapy groups including body image, emotion regulation and distress tolerance, cognitive behavior therapy, guided imagery, experiential eating disorder, amongst other topics. Her treatment approach combines dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused, as well as client centered methodologies.

 

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