Prescribing Providers

Prescribing Providers

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EDUCATION:

  • PMHNP, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

  • BSN, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

CURRENT PRACTICE:

  • Telepsychiatry, ARCA, St. Louis, MO

CURRENT LOCATION:

  • St. Louis, MO

AGES SERVED:

  • Current 18+

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE

  • APRN license: MO

  • PMHNP-BC: ANCC Board Certified

  • DEA: MO

  • XDEA: MAT Waiver: MO

Tammy LeBrell

MSN, APRN, FPMHNP-BC

Being one with a personal passion for those struggling with addiction and the relevant co-occurring mental health disorders that often accompany it, I centered my nursing profession of 20+ years to helping those into recovery. I believe in meeting the person where they are recognizing that each person has their own story to share and personal journey in this life. I am a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice from Saint Louis University and specializing in Family Psychiatric Mental Health. From a small town in North Central Arkansas, I relocated to St. Louis in 2015. Shortly after, I was offered the opportunity of preceptorship with Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA) establishing a working relationship that led to an offer to join the team in 2019. I currently work as a provider treating individuals through medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders and mental health diagnosis and treatment therapies. My focus is individual and holistic care.

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Education:

  • Washburn University -2017 Postgraduate certificate PMHNP-BC

  • Maryville University- 2015 DNP

  • Maryville University- 2010 ANP-BC

  • Maryville University-2003 RN/BSN

  • Louisiana State University -1998 BSBA

Current Practice:

  • ARCA 2020-present

  • The Ohio State University- Assistant Teaching Professor of Clinical Practice

Current Location:

  • Saint Louis, MO

Ages Served:

  • 13+

Certifications & Licensure: 

  • PMHNP-BC, AGNP-BC, CARN-AP

  • Board Certified in Missouri and Ohio

Allison Brauch

PMHNP-BC, AGNP-BC, CARN-AP

Dr. Allison Brauch is a nurse practitioner at Assisted Recovery Centers of America, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice at The Ohio State University College of Nursing in the PMHNP program.  She has previously taught at Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri Saint Louis. 

She has been in advanced practice since 2010 and a registered nurse since 2003.  She completed her business degree from Louisiana State University in 1998 with a major in Marketing and then began practicing as a registered nurse in 2003. Dr. Brauch completed her MSN in 2010 with a population focus of Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Maryville University.  She then completed her DNP at Maryville University in 2015 with a primary research focus on secondary prevention methods of drug and alcohol use disorders. She completed her post-graduate certification from Washburn University as a PMHNP in May 2017 and is licensed by the Missouri and Ohio State Boards of Nursing.  She is holds a certification as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse- Advanced Practice.

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Education:  

  • BS Biology, BS Nursing

  • MSN Nursing

 Current Practice:  

  • ARCA

 Current Location: 

  • St. Louis 

Ages Served: 

  • ADULT (14 and Up)

 Certifications & Licensure:  

  • AANP

Shane Perish

BS Biology, BS Nursing, MSN Nursing

Mr. Parish has been working in health care since 2001.  His experience has been in Emergency Room, Pulmonary, Telemetry, ICU step down, Neurology,  Med-Surge, Renal Care/ Dialysis, and health care management.  Mr. Parish has been with ARCA since 2017 and takes pride in the services ARCA provides for the community.

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Education:

  • University of Missouri- St. Louis - DNP, FNP

  • Central Methodist University - BSN

  • Lutheran School of Nursing - RN

Current Practice:

  • Assisted Recovery Centers of America

Current Location:  

  • St. Louis, MO

Ages Served:

  • Lifespan

Certifications & Licensure: 

  • Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Alexandra Myers

DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Dr. Alexandra Myers is a board-certified nurse practitioner at Assisted Recovery Centers of America.  She completed her nursing degree and began practicing as a registered nurse in 2014.

Dr. Myers completed her DNP with a focus of family practice in 2020 from the University of Missouri- Saint Louis. She began treating substance use and psychiatric disorders utilizing medications, behavioral interventions, and therapy in a safe therapeutic environment at ARCA in 2020. She works with clients in identifying and personalizing a treatment plan to aid successful recovery.

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Education:

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine

  • Family Medicine Research Fellowship and Ethics Fellowship at the University of Chicago

Current Practice:

  • ARCA

Current Location:  

  • St. Louis

Ages Served:

  • Adolescents and adults

Certifications & Licensure:

  • Board-certified in Family Medicine

  • Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Bello

M.D.

Dr. Bello is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University. Her research interests include understanding and addressing the reproductive health needs of women and men with substance use disorders. She has experience in corrections medicine and began providing addiction medicine services at ARCA in 2020.

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Education:

  • Medical Degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1993

  • Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Ks

Current Practice:

  • ARCA

Current Location:  

  • I live in the Missouri Ozarks just outside of Springfield and practice telepsychiatry with ARCA Midwest, Saint Louis Counselling, and Heartland Springfield

Certifications & Licensure:

  • Medical License in Missouri, Federal DEA, Missouri BNDD, Medicare approved

Dr. Rebecca Merritt

M.D.

 I am born and raised in the Midwest and have lived here almost all my life. I went into psychiatry because psychiatric illness had affected my own family and because it affords me a chance to really connect with the people I treat. I enjoy it immensely. I see patients ages 16yo and up. I am a general adult psychiatrist and treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions. I look forward to meeting you.

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Education:

  • MMS in Physician Assistant Studies, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

  • BS in Biology, Minor in Psychology, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Current Practice:

  • ARCA

Current Location:  

  • St. Louis

Certifications & Licensure:

  • NCCPA board-certified

  • PA Licensure in MO and IL

  • MAT Waiver

Mariah Bonek

MMS, PA-C

Mariah went to Drake University in Des Moines, IA for her undergraduate degree where she studied Biology and Psychology and played soccer. She later relocated to St. Louis to attend St. Louis University for her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She started work with ARCA in April of 2021. Work at ARCA combines her interest in mental health with teamwork and long-term patient care. She enjoys taking time to establish relationships and identify patient goals so that they can work together to meet patient needs.

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Education

  • PMHNP, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

  • BSN, Central Methodist University, St. Louis, MO

Current Practice

  • Telepsychiatry, QSR in St. Louis, MO

  • Telepsychiatry, ARCA, St. Louis, MO

Current Location

  • St. Louis, MO

Ages Served

  • 18+

Certifications & Licensure

  • ANCC board-certified

  • DEA: MO

  • APRN license: MO

  • MAT Waiver: MO

Chris E Roberts

PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric and substance use disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings. Studied advanced practice nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. Clinical practice internship at Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University Child and Adolescent Medicine, and Places for People. My journey began with psychiatric nursing at Barnes Jewish Hospital, caring for adults with severe mental illness in crisis. Taught at Goldfarb School of Nursing, mental health nursing while earning an advanced practice degree. In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with family, especially my two grandchildren, and traveling to warm destinations

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Education:  

  • University of Missouri- St. Louis – FNP 2010

  • Maryville University- Current Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student

  • Southeast Missouri State University – BSN 2007

  • Mineral Area College of Nursing – RN 2003

 Current Practice:  

  • ARCA

 Current Location: 

  • St. Louis 

Ages Served: 

  • LIfespan

 Certifications & Licensure:  

  • AANP

Brandi House

APRN, FNP-BC

Brandi House APRN, FNP-BC is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over 10 years’ experience as an advanced practice nurse and over 20 years’ in health care. She has been with ARCA since July of 2017 treating those with substance abuse and mental health disorders. She is currently enrolled at Maryville University obtaining her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification. She grew up with and lost a sibling to a substance use disorder and is very passionate about her work.

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Education:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Barnes Jewish College – Goldfarb School of Nursing

  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration specializing in International Business and minor in Marketing from St. Louis University

 Current Practice:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

 Current Location:

  • St. Louis

 Ages Served:

  • 18yo and above at ARCA

 Certifications & Licensure:

  • APRN LIcensure in MO and IL

  • RN LIcensure in MO and IL

  • AANP Certification

  • Suboxone Waivered​

Alecia Brewer

RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-C

Alecia Brewer, Family Nurse Practitioner: I went to Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville for my master’s degree. Before that, I was a nurse for 6 years with Barnes Jewish Hospital system. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barnes Jewish College - Goldfarb School of Nursing.  I also have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a focus in International Business and a minor in Marketing from St. Louis University. However, after a few years of working in the business world in St. Louis and overseas, I made the change to nursing when I realized it was what I really wanted to do. At ARCA, I really try to focus on getting to know the client and what motivates them. I try to work with them on identifying the right treatment plan for them so that they can find success in recovery. I always position myself as a support person, and that I am here to help them in their decision to obtain and maintain sobriety. I expect effort from each client; only they can achieve a recovered lifestyle if they make the necessary actions to align with their plan. I expect honesty, determination, and transparency at each appointment. I can only help when I know that the client is doing their best. I always look forward to celebrating with clients when they achieve their goals!

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Education:

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - medical school

  • Ohio University – bachelors, undergraduate

 Current Practice:

  • Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine, HIV prevention

 Current Location:

  • ARCA offices (all locations)

  • HCA hospital system

 Ages Served:

  • 18+ 

Certifications & Licensure:

  • ABEM board-certified

  • Doctor of Osteopathy

  • Licensed in Missouri and Kansas

Dr. Ingrid Clarke

D.O.

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Education:

  • BSN from Central Methodist University in 2014

  • MSN from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in 2019

 Current Practice:

  • Psychiatry

 Current Location:

  • ARCA- St. Louis, MO

 Ages Served:

  • 18+ 

Certifications & Licensure:

  • PMHNP-BC

Virginia Wingler

MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Leon is the Human Resources Director at ARCA.  He received his Bachelor's Degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.  He then went on and obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Leon has been a key player in recruiting and sourcing our talent for our growing company.  His day-to-day task includes resolving employee relations, benefits administration, maintaining the data in the HRIS system.  Leon is continuing his education by pursuing his SPHR certification to become an effective HR leader.

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Dr. Amanda (Amy) Hilner

M.D. (Fellow)

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Jessica Newby

MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

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