Leadership

Cynthia Rogers, MD

Cynthia Rogers, MD

Co-Director

Cynthia Rogers is the founder and Co-director of the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service. She is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Co-Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her work is centered is on how certain social determinants of health impact marginalized populations in both clinical and research settings. Her research focuses on how adverse exposures like poverty, structural racism, prematurity, and prenatal maternal mental health and substance use affect development across childhood in racially diverse populations.  These investigations also include an emphasis on assessing the role of psychosocial stressors including maternal experiences of racial discrimination, maternal mental health, and dysfunctional parenting in affecting the development of the neonatal brain and contributing to childhood psychiatric disorders. Her research has appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, among others. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

Shannon Lenze, PhD

Shannon Lenze, PhD

Co-Director

Shannon Lenze is a clinical psychologist with the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service. She is an associate professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her clinical interests include perinatal mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. As director of research for PBHS, she facilitates innovative projects focused on women’s mental health. Her particular interest is in the development and implementation of behavioral interventions during the perinatal period. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, Archives of Women’s Mental Health, and the Journal of Affective Disorders, among others.

Monique Roberts Gill, LPC

Monique Roberts Gill, LPC

Associate Director, Staff Therapist

Monique is a trained professional counselor, licensed in the state of MO and IL, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and MO Supreme Court Approved Mediator. She has been with PBHS since 2017 and spent majority of her clinical time leading the NICU program where she worked with NICU families before, during, and after their infant admission, prioritizing creation of a tailored clinical program to meet the unique needs of birthing families in crisis. She joined the PBHS leadership team in 2022 and assists with oversight of the PBHS core in the newly launched Hermann Center for Child and Family Development in the Child Division of Psychiatry.  She has special interests in advocacy, research, coaching and development, evidenced and culturally responsive based treatments, EDI, service delivery systems, and quality assurance. She was sub investigator on research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, served as subject matter expert regarding NICU care, sat on panels for maternal mental health, and is a trained facilitator of the ACTT (Ask Questions, Claim Your Space, Trust Your Body, Tell Your Story) curriculum where she has facilitated national workshops empowering perinatal patients of color in self-advocacy.

Bridget Galati, DO

Bridget Galati, DO

Psychiatrist, Director of Residency Rotation

Bridget Galati is a clinical psychiatrist for the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service. She is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a clinical psychiatrist for the Clinic for Acceptance Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) she treats postpartum women with substance use disorders and their cooccurring psychiatric illnesses. Her clinical interests include substance use disorders, perinatal psychiatry, and adult psychiatric illnesses. Her research has been published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Psychiatric Care Providers

Bridget Galati, DO

Bridget Galati, DO

Psychiatrist, Director of Residency Rotation

Bridget Galati is a clinical psychiatrist for the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service. She is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a clinical psychiatrist for the Clinic for Acceptance Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) she treats postpartum women with substance use disorders and their cooccurring psychiatric illnesses. Her clinical interests include substance use disorders, perinatal psychiatry, and adult psychiatric illnesses. Her research has been published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Mini Tandon, DO

Mini Tandon, DO

Psychiatrist

Mini Tandon is a psychiatrist for Perinatal Behavioral Health Service and provides psychiatric services to women during the perinatal period.  She is an associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her other areas of clinical interest include ADHD and comorbidities with onset in the preschool period; psychotherapy in early childhood; child maltreatment and foster care; nicotine exposure and childhood psychopathology; child mental health advocacy and community organization. Her research interests include Substance Exposures and course of childhood ADHD, and disruptive outcomes; parenting as a moderator for disruptive outcomes in early childhood; characterization of disorders in the preschool period, including ADHD; empirically-supported psychotherapies for preschoolers; child maltreatment prevention and interventions. Her research has been published in ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Addiction Research & Theory, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, among others.

Outpatient Therapists

Amy Ballheimer, LPC

Amy Ballheimer, LPC

Staff Therapist

Amy Ballheimer is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri with more than 15 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families facing a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, relational issues, and infertility. She has a certificate of completion in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International.  Amy has been with Perinatal Behavioral Health Service since 2015, where she currently serves women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period.

Josh Jones, LCSW

Josh Jones, LCSW

Staff Therapist

Josh Jones is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri with more than 5 years of experience in service to individuals and families who vary in age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. His clients are often seeking support with experiences of trauma, depression, anxiety, and loss. Josh earned his B.A. in Psychology from DePauw University and his MSW from Saint Louis University. Josh joined the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service in 2021, where he serves parents and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period.

OBGYN Clinic Program

Taylor Bass, LMSW

Taylor Bass, LMSW

Staff Therapist, OB Clinic Team Lead

Taylor Bass received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rhodes College, her clinical master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis, and her doula certification from Jamaa Birth Village. Taylor is passionate about ensuring that families have equitable access to health care, making patients feel safer in a space that has historically hurt communities of color, and helping to remove barriers to care. Ultimately, Taylor is excited about serving her hometown community and ensuring that patients receive the best support possible during their journey to parenthood. Taylor joined the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service in 2022 and provides clinical case coordination to pregnant and post-partum patients in the OBGYN Clinic.

Intake Coordination

Shalathiel Sharp, MS

Shalathiel Sharp, MS

Intake Coordinator

Shalathiel Sharp has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Human Services. She is passionate about the perinatal population as well as advocating and connecting women to the services they need. Currently, Shalathiel is a Clinical Coordinator I, for Washington University’s Perinatal Behavioral Health Service. She is responsible for the overall intake process which includes conducting initial assessments to determine the treatment level necessary for each potential patient.

Clinic for Acceptance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE)

Anna Bay, LCSW

Anna Bay, LCSW

Patient Coordinator

Anna Bay received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and received her master’s degree in social work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Anna has 5 years of experience working in community mental health in St. Louis. Anna now works as a coordinator in the OBGYN CARE clinic, where she provides therapeutic support and case management services to patients. In her time at PBHS, Anna hopes to help bridge access to mental health care for those with co-occurring diagnoses to help improve the well-being of community members and families.

Bridget Galati, DO

Bridget Galati, DO

Psychiatrist, Director of Residency Rotation

Bridget Galati is a clinical psychiatrist for the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service. She is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a clinical psychiatrist for the Clinic for Acceptance Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) she treats postpartum women with substance use disorders and their cooccurring psychiatric illnesses. Her clinical interests include substance use disorders, perinatal psychiatry, and adult psychiatric illnesses. Her research has been published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Kristin  Korte, MAADC II, MARS, CADC

Kristin Korte, MAADC II, MARS, CADC

Peer Recovery Coach

Kristin (Kri) is a Certified Peer Specialist who currently works on the HBCD Study and at Barnes CARE Clinic. She has her  MAADC II (Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor II) and MARS (Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist) credentials and just received her CADC (Certified Alcohol and drug counselor) credential. She has worked with CARE for a few years with a former position at Gateway Foundation in the EPICC Program where she outreached clients suffering from opiate overdoses or severe withdrawal symptoms and needed hospital attention. She is very fond of participants in the CARE program needing Recovery Coach services because she remembers being in the same shoes. It’s extremely important to her that she works to give them a better experience than she had. Kri is a single mom of three and has a granddaughter who is her pride and joy! Her family has two pit bulls and a cat that thinks she is the boss! She is honored to be a part of such meaningful work in the WUNDER Lab and CARE Clinic!

Michael Wenzinger, MD

Michael Wenzinger, MD

Psychiatrist

Michael Wenzinger is a psychiatrist for the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service and provides psychiatric and substance abuse treatment services to women during the post-partum period. He is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In addition to this, he also functions as the Associate Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital. His clinical areas of expertise include substance use disorders, child & adolescent psychiatry, and general adult psychiatry (mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic illnesses). He is published in Current Psychiatry Reports and Pharmacogenomics.

Amaly Yossef, LCSW

Amaly Yossef, LCSW

Staff Therapist, CARE Team Lead

Amaly Yossef is a licensed master social worker in Missouri; she received her clinical social work degree through Saint Louis University with a specialization in individual and family therapy. Amaly is a PBHS coordinator in the OBGYN clinic where she works passionately in the CARE program. She implements evidence based practices and provides case management for  women experiencing an opioid use disorder in their pregnancy and postpartum period.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Service Areas

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Emily Anderson, LCSW

Emily Anderson, LCSW

Staff Therapist

Emily Anderson is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri with over 5 years of experience providing individual, couple, and family therapy. She earned her B.A in History and Spanish from Regis University and her MSW from Saint Louis University with a specialization in trauma informed care. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and her clients are often seeking support with experiences of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and mood disorders. She provides services in English and Spanish and utilizes a strengths-based approach that serves to fully assess and honor the unique strengths of those with whom she works.  She is a PBHS therapist/coordinator providing screening, clinical case coordination, and evidence-based interventions to caregivers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Bianca Mehegan, LCSW

Bianca Mehegan, LCSW

Staff Therapist

Bianca Mehegan is a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri. She received her MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a PBHS therapist/coordinator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital providing screening, clinical case coordination, and evidence-based interventions to caregivers in the NICU. She believes in strength-based approach to empower patients and families during such a critical time in their life. Prior to joining PBHS, she has experience providing therapeutic services to children and families facing different challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. She has also previously worked at SLCH NICU as a social worker where she supported caregivers throughout their NICU journey.

Monique Roberts Gill, LPC

Monique Roberts Gill, LPC

Associate Director, Staff Therapist

Monique is a trained professional counselor, licensed in the state of MO and IL, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and MO Supreme Court Approved Mediator. She has been with PBHS since 2017 and spent majority of her clinical time leading the NICU program where she worked with NICU families before, during, and after their infant admission, prioritizing creation of a tailored clinical program to meet the unique needs of birthing families in crisis. She joined the PBHS leadership team in 2022 and assists with oversight of the PBHS core in the newly launched Hermann Center for Child and Family Development in the Child Division of Psychiatry.  She has special interests in advocacy, research, coaching and development, evidenced and culturally responsive based treatments, EDI, service delivery systems, and quality assurance. She was sub investigator on research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, served as subject matter expert regarding NICU care, sat on panels for maternal mental health, and is a trained facilitator of the ACTT (Ask Questions, Claim Your Space, Trust Your Body, Tell Your Story) curriculum where she has facilitated national workshops empowering perinatal patients of color in self-advocacy.

Neurology

Katherine Aravamudan, MA, LPC, LCPC

Katherine Aravamudan, MA, LPC, LCPC

Staff Therapist, Neurology Team Lead

Katherine Aravamudan, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Illinois with over ten years of experience providing therapy to families and adults with particular emphasis on supporting parents.   Katherine provides screenings in St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Neurology Inpatient Unit and PICU.  She offers emotional support and ongoing therapy to caregivers of children with complex neurological conditions. She is trained in trauma-informed care, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Katherine also provides education and mental health services for the Hermann Center. She works with adults in the perinatal period to deliver evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions.

Heart Center (CICU)

Maura Caldwell, LPC

Maura Caldwell, LPC

Staff Therapist

Maura Caldwell is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri with over 10 years of experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, eating disorders, and a variety of
other short-term and chronic mental health issues. She holds a BA in psychology and an MA in
clinical mental health counseling from Webster University. She utilizes current, researched-based techniques to help individuals and families coping with stressful mental and physical health situations. Maura joined the perinatal behavioral health service in 2022 and provides therapeutic support to families impacted by congenital heart defects in the perinatal period.

Leslie Davis, PhD, LCPC, NCC

Leslie Davis, PhD, LCPC, NCC

Staff Therapist, CICU Team Lead

Dr. Leslie Davis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with more than 12 years of experience in crisis management, in addition to 8 years as a therapist treating youth, families, and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and family conflict. Dr. Davis holds a PhD from Regent University in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a concentration in Marriage and Family Ministry. She earned a BA in Sociology from Wheaton College and an MA in Professional Counseling from McKendree University. As part of her PhD dissertation, she created She Matters with Leslie Davis, a psycho-educational podcast for Black single moms who may struggle with relationship dynamics with the goal of reducing depression and suicidal ideation.  Dr. Davis joined the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service in 2021, where she provides therapeutic support to families impacted by congenital heart defects in the perinatal period.

Zulresso Program

Molly Mendoza, LCSW

Molly Mendoza, LCSW

Brexanolone Coordinator

Molly Mendoza is a licensed clinical social worker with an MSW from Colorado State University. Molly coordinates the Zulresso (Brexanolone) program, a medication for women experiencing postpartum depression.

Antepartum and Postpartum Program

Joanna Rosenthal, LCSW

Joanna Rosenthal, LCSW

Outreach and Education Coordinator

Joanna Rosenthal is a licensed clinical social worker and received her MSW from Tulane University in New Orleans.  She comes to the field of maternal mental health after experience in a variety of community, research, and clinical settings.  Joanna is interested in supporting families by removing barriers for the prevention and equitable treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Joanna is a Clinical Coordinator for PBHS where she screens patients who are hospitalized during pregnancy, and postpartum, to provide psychoeducation about PMAD and linkages to resources and services.

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