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.
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.
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.
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.
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.