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Our Team of Pyschologists

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Dr. Staadeker is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and co-occurring substance use disorders. She is also trained in the use of psychological testing to help guide the diagnostic process and development of treatment recommendations. Dr. Staadeker collaborates with professionals in the mental health and medical fields as appropriate to help ensure effective treatment and communication across her clients' needs. She works with children, families, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues related to psychological well-being. Dr. Staadeker received her doctoral and master's degrees in clinical psychology at the American school of professional psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent psychology. Her bachelors degree was earned from the university of Michigan with a major in psychology. Dr. Staadeker completed her doctoral internship at Sunset Terrace Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, NY in a community mental health center where she was trained in individual and therapy, substance abuse treatment, and intensive outpatient therapy for children adults with serious, persistent mental illness. After completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Staadeker joined the SBHS family completing her postdoctoral hours conducting psychological evaluations. Prior to joining SBHS, Dr. Staadeker trained at Children's National Medical Center and National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington dc providing neuropsychological evaluations and psychotherapy to children and adolescents. In addition, she conducted psychological evaluations in an outpatient setting and provided group and individual therapy for individuals with substance abuse problems. Dr. Staadeker's approach to therapy is not tied to one single theory. She recognizes the diversity in her clients and selects the interventions that will most effectively alleviate distress and maximize the functioning of each client.

Lauren Staadeker, Psy, D

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Dr. Winnie Fong has been practicing in the mental health field since 2013. During her undergraduate studies, she began her experience with in-home play therapy using the Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime model before starting her doctoral program. While at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, her clinical experience included conducting child neuropsychological assessments and school counseling. During Dr. Fong’s pre-doctoral internship at SBHS, she worked with children, teens, and their families providing psychotherapy, and comprehensive psychological assessments for all ages. Her postdoctoral year was spent at a pilot study with the American Psychological Association (APA) providing integrated behavioral health services in a primary care facility to Medicaid patients in the District of Columbia (DC). Now, back at SBHS, Dr. Fong works with all ages and their families for difficulties with separation and divorce, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), adjustment issues, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Fong's approach to therapy is eclectic that loosely mixes solution-based, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. When working with children and teenagers, she firmly believes in confidentiality between therapist and client with appropriate boundaries. Dr. Fong's priority is providing a safe and open environment.

Winnie Fong, Psy, D

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Shunise Bledsoe is currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in D.C. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She has previously worked in community mental health settings providing both psychotherapy and psychological evaluations. Her work in community mental health has allowed her to gain experience working with individuals with a varied range of concerns including anxiety, self-esteem, and depression. Ms. Bledsoe conducts individual psychotherapy at SBHS. She integrates techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness-based modalities. Ms. Bledsoe believes that a non-judgmental, empathic, and client-centered approach is vital to helping clients identify and work toward their own personalized goals.

Shunise Bledsoe

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