Prescribing Providers

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, 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.

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

Rebecca Merritt

MD

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.

EDUCATION

  • MD from University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1993

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

CURRENT LOCATION

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

AGES SERVED

  • 18+

CERTIFICATIONS  & LICENSURE

  • Medical License in Missouri

  • Federal DEA

  • Missouri BNDD

  • Medicare Approved

Chris E Roberts

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Education:  

  • BS Biology, BS Nursing

  • MSN Nursing

 Current Practice:  

  • ARCA

 Current Location: 

  • St. Louis 

Ages Served: 

  • ADULT (14 and Up)

 Certifications & Licensure:  

  • AANP

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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!

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​

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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.

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)

Dr. Ingrid Clarke

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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

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Dr. 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.

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

Virginia Wingler

Product Manager

Virginia has been practicing as a PMHNP for almost 2 years. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years and an RN for over 10. She likes being able to tangibly improve her patient’s lives by coming alongside them for support and prudent prescribing practices. She has been married for 25 years and has two teenagers. Hobbies include listening to music, cross-stitch, and everything SciFi.

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