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Judith A. Tindall, Ph.D. is President
of Psychological Network, Inc. She is a Licensed Psychologist,
professional counselor, certified teacher, National Association
of Peer Programs trainer/consultant, C.P.P.E., MBTI Certified
Trainer and custody evaluator. She has been in private practice
in St. Charles since the late 1970's. She has been a consultant
at the local, state and national level for both public and private
organizations, associations, hospitals, schools, social service
agencies and the faith community. She has assisted those organizations
on a wide variety of topics including peer programs, positive
youth development, asset building in youth, safety, strategic
planning, teambuilding, leadership development, executive coaching,
communication skills, care for the care giver, T.Q.M., stress
management, violence prevention, sexual harassment, diversity
and MBTI, community building, HIV-AIDS, testing, and compulsive
gambling. She has conducted evaluations for individuals, organizations,
businesses and grants. She spends part of her time providing
direct service through counseling, evaluation and forensic evaluation
to individuals and families in the St. Charles Community. She
has written professional journal articles, and articles that
have appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal and St. Charles
Business Magazine. She has written the following books: Peer Program: An In-Depth look
at Peer Helping; Peer Power, Book 1: Becoming an Effective Peer
Helper and Conflict Mediator; Peer Power, Book 2, Applying Peer
Helping Skills; Peers Helping Peers; Professional Leaders Manual
for all workbooks.
Ralph Caraffa, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist has been in
private practice for over 25 years. Prior to private practice,
Dr. Caraffa was a school psychologist at the Ferguson Florissant
School District. He served as Executive Director of Child Center
Our Lady of Grace. He is a certified EMDR therapist. Dr. Caraffa
has extensive experience in evaluation of individuals for psycho-educational
purposes, fitness for duty, forensic, and corporate evaluations.
He has done extensive work with men's issues, at-risk populations,
and couples counseling. He also provides consulting and training
to a variety of agencies and organizations.
Robert Harris, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist Licensed
Psychologist, counseling of individuals, children, youth, evaluation
for education, psychological, forensic issues, training and speaking
Linda Sharpe-Taylor, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist.
Dr. Linda Sharpe-Taylor has been in private practice for 15 years. She
received her undergraduate education at Case Western Reserve
University and her doctorate from the University of Missouri-St.
Louis. She has received post doctoral training in family therapy
and systemic approaches to community problems. Included in her
background is experience with evidence-based treatment of trauma
survivors using Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
She has expertise in working with families experiencing legal
battles regarding custody and visitation. Dr. Sharpe-Taylor serves
as a consultant to government agencies, community-based prevention
programs and services. She has developed programs and services
that address a variety of issues that include adolescent wellness,
school violence, gender-specific programming, community building
and risk reduction. She has worked in public and private agencies
in the greater St. Louis Region. Courts, community-based agencies,
and religiously affiliated groups have sought Dr. Sharpe-Taylor's
expertise and guidance. Always interested in new opportunities
to grow, Dr. Sharpe-Taylor has added to her skills with the addition
of Appreciative Inquiry, a method of transformative change for
all types of businesses and organizations.
Tagger, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist. Dr.
Tagger has received extensive training working with women's issues
and eating disorders. Additionally, she has experience working
with relationship issues, sexual assault/abuse, depression, anxiety,
career education and academic coaching. Prior to receiving her
Ph.D., Dr. Tagger was a special education teacher, specializing
in teaching children with emotional and behavioral impairments.
She has done extensive work in working with educators about child
development and managing the behavior of children. She has had
extensive teaching experience on topics such as eating disorders,
sexual assault prevention, and career decisions.
Melissa Strachan Kinser, Psy.D., Licensed
Kinser specializes in eating disorders and body image including
anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating as well as weight obsession
and body dissatisfaction. She has lectured nationally on the
nature and treatment of body image. She provides psychological
intervention to children, adolescents and their families and
consults with the legal system on a variety of forensic topics.
Emily A. Hamilton Ph.
Dr. Hamilton is a Licensed Clinical
Psychologist, having received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology
from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her B.A.
in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies
also from the University of Missouri-Columbia
Counseling with adolescents and adults
for several years in multiple settings. Dr. Hamilton is a generalist
and works with people struggling with a variety of issues but
also has specialized knowledge and expertise in the areas of
eating disorders and body image concerns, relational issues,
couples counseling, family of origin issues, anxiety, trauma
recovery, womens issues, and the use of mindfulness and
yoga as therapeutic endeavors. Dr. Hamilton has conducted extensive
research in the area of societal influences on the development
and prevention of eating and body image issues and has published
articles and a book chapter on the prevention of eating disorders.
In addition to her areas of expertise,
Dr. Hamilton enjoys working with individuals presenting with
a range of other issues including but not limited
to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, grief and loss, Depression,
adjustment issues, and stage of life/transitional issues. Currently,
Dr. Hamilton is in private practice at Psychological Network,
Inc. in St. Charles, MO.
Rob Cracchiola, LPC: Mr. Cracchiola received his Masters in Psychology
from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and is practicing
as a Licensed Professional Counselor. He works with clients of
all ages with developmental disabilities. He has served as a
member and President of St. Charles Coalition of Service Providers,
a network of agencies that promote improved services for individuals
with developmental disabilities. He has worked with school districts
to assist in early childhood special education programs.
Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist received
her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-St.
Louis. As a generalist, Dr. Moses-Nunley has training and
experience treating a variety of psychological disorders and
adults and in helping clients facing various life stressors.
Her particular areas of interest and expertise are treatment
of stress and anxiety conditions as well as behavioral health
issues such as coping with chronic illnesses, overweight and
obesity, and headache. Dr. Moses-Nunley also provides psychological
assessments for all ages. As a prior military service member,
Dr. Moses-Nunley has insight and experience treating the unique
issues facing military members, retirees, and their families;
including post traumatic stress disorder, coping with deployment,
and re-integration into civilian life following separation and