Practitioners

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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Debra Seiffert

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Debi graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2018 from the University of Missouri- Columbia. She has over 25 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings.

 

Dr. Debi treats a variety of conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.

 

Dr. Debi has a special interest in working with LGBTQIA+ clients in meeting their individual psychiatric needs. 

Schedule with Dr. Debi 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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Aldijana Sacic

MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Aldijana is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner recently graduated from Regis College, Boston, MA. She has studied under Dr. Vadim Baram mentorship since 2018.  

 

Her educational background includes Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from University of Missouri in St Louis (2011), Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO (2018) as well as recent Master of Science in Nursing from Regis College, Boston, MA (2020). She worked as Research Associate for the Corn Transformation Team in Monsanto and for the past 5 years she worked as RN in St Clare Hospital. 

 

During her nursing career, she was recognized for compassionate care and patient advocacy. Aldijana is recipient of two Daisy Awards for Excellence in Nursing.  

 

Her interests and goals in Psychiatry and Mental Health are to reduce stigma about Mental Health and to help patients who are struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD (with emphasis on war related trauma) alcohol and substance abuse. 

 

Aldijana was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a war survivor of Bosnian war (1992-1995) and she is fluently speaking ex-Yugoslavian languages (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian). Now, she is honored to be the first member of Bosnian community in St Louis who is a Psychiatry and Mental Health provider.