Practitioners

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Dr. Vadim Baram
MD, DFAPA

Our founding psychiatrist, Dr. Baram, graduated from Tartu University, Estonia in 1992. He completed his Residency at St. Louis University Department of Psychiatry. He served as Chief Resident in his last 2 years of the training. 

 

Dr. Baram completed his Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at St. Louis University and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a former Fellow of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and also a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Missouri Chapter of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Eastern Missouri Psychiatric Association.

He is a recipient of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Award and the American Psychiatric Association AADPRT Award. 

 

Dr. Baram holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at St. Louis University, as well as being a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Baram has over 15 years of experience in treating clients in the outpatient and inpatient settings with variety of psychiatric problems. 

Schedule with Dr. Baram today!

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Dr. Chandra Shekar Reddy
MD, MPH

Dr. Chandra Shekar Reddy graduated from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad in India in 1997. He obtained a Masters in Public Health with a major in epidemiology from University of Oklahoma in 2001. He completed the General Psychiatry residency program from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005 and a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship from Saint Louis University in 2011.

Dr. Reddy is board certified in General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. 

 

Dr. Reddy has extensive experience, having worked in various inpatient and outpatient settings. He is experienced in treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders as well as substance abuse disorders. Dr. Reddy also does forensic evaluations for guardianship, fitness for duty, capacity to stand trial etc.

Schedule with Dr. Reddy today!

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Julie Waterbury
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Julie received her initial Master's Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Missouri- St. Louis in 2010. Julie then proceeded to her next Master's Degree in Nursing as a Nurse Educator in 2014, also from the University of Missouri- St. Louis.

Julie continued to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner and an adjunct instructor while obtaining her final Master's Degree in Nursing as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from St. Louis University in 2017. 

Since 2010, Julie has worked in the areas of Family Medicine, Pain Management, and Psychiatry.

 

Julie brings ten years of previous experience as a Nurse Practitioner to our team. She treats all ages and varieties of mental health disorders. 

Schedule with Julie today!

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Miles Hartman
 MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Miles is a Certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in Psychiatry. He graduated from Nursing School at SIUE in 2011. After this,

 

Miles worked as a Psychiatric Nurse in Inpatient Psychiatry for 8 years.

 

Miles then went on to receive his Masters in Nursing from Maryville University in 2019. As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Miles approaches patient care with openness and understanding.

 

Miles has a goal to help his patients achieve their optimal state of peace and happiness.  

Schedule with Miles today!

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Judy Thomas
LCSW

Judy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience and is a graduate of St. Louis University. She works with individuals with various psychiatric concerns.

 

Judy utilizes therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), PTSD Therapy, and talk therapy.

 

Judy specializes in working with clients that have experienced sexual abuse, grief, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and major depression. She works with both adults and geriatric patient populations. 

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Katie Miley
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Katie is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who recently graduated from Walden University with her Master's of Science in Nursing. 

She has been caring for psychiatric patients since 2016 after receiving her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

She has experience with child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry, as well as substance abuse.

 

She will be expanding our Missouri based practice to Illinois this fall, and will be accepting clients on the outpatient and long-term care basis. 

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Megan Robison
MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Megan has been studying under Dr. Vadim Baram since 2019, and has developed extensive experience in managing psychiatric illness in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

 

Under his guidance, she has recently completed her certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and is looking forward to offering her services to those suffering from mental illness. She has been involved in the treatment of substance use disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.


Her experience working with those experiencing psychiatric illness includes a long-term psychiatric hospital with the Department of Mental Health and acute psychiatric care at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Mercy South Hospital. She hopes to extend her services to include the southeast Missouri region where she grew up.


Regarding her focus of care, your goals are her goals. She hopes to work with you to identify a few tools that may bring your mental health and lifestyle to where you would like it.

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Anna Tran
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Anna is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who recently received her Master of Science in Nursing — Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN PMHNP) from Maryville University with honor.

Anna has been working at Saint Mary hospital for the past eleven years as a Medical Oncology/ Hospice Nurse from 2009-2011, and an inpatient Psychiatric Nurse from 2011 to 2020.

Anna has a unique interest and experiences in psychosomatic medicine, which focuses on the interface between physical (body or soma) and mental health (psyche or soul). Working with clients who suffer mood disorders, substance use disorders, comorbid psychiatric conditions, suicide, and self-injurious behaviors is Anna's life-long aspiration.

 

Anna commits to reducing mental illness stigma, promoting mental health awareness, and reducing barriers for those seeking treatment by practicing holistic and culturally competent care.

Anna is also fluent in the Vietnamese language and would be honored to serve her community in Saint Louis. 

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Tony Ramos
ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Tony Ramos is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, as well as an ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

 

Tony has spent over 12 years learning and understanding how the human body works from a broad level to a molecular level. He uses this understanding of the human body and applies it to his clients and patients to optimize their own wellness or improve an unfavorable state that they may reside in.

 

Tony’s approach to one’s wellness is a multi-angular approach focusing on behaviors revolving around an activity that best suits a person’s lifestyle to help them understand their own health and body.

 

Outside of his professional life, Tony is an avid endurance athlete who is either out on the trails, in the kitchen cooking or baking, or spending time with family and friends. Tony practices what he preaches as it relates to physical, mental, emotional, occupational, and spiritual health. 

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Kelley Cassens
BSN, RN, PMHNP Student

I obtained my Missouri RN license in 2013 and my Illinois RN license in 2014.

 

Shortly after becoming a nurse, I realized Psychiatric Nursing is my true passion. I began my Psychiatric Nursing career on an Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in St. Louis, MO.

 

I quickly discovered a want to provide a higher level of care to patients. This want to provide a higher level of care encouraged my enrollment in PMHNP school. I am projected to graduate from the PMHNP program through SLU December, 2022.

 

I plan to specialize in the Psychiatric care of the pediatric and adolescent population. 

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Britney Kneibert
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Britney is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certified to work with all age populations.

 

She first became a nurse in 2011 in Springfield, MO and spent many years working in psychiatry.

In 2021, she completed a nurse practitioner program through Saint Louis University.

 

Britney is passionate about working with children and adolescents and the unique challenges they face. Through a client-centered approach combined with evidence based practice, she partners with clients to maximize their health outcomes.

She aims to create a warm, nonjudgmental environment for clients, treating both chronic mental illness as well as the acute problems that arise from life stressors.

She strives for authenticity and genuine compassion with each of her clients.

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