Amber Krempa, PhD is a licensed psychologist focused on assessment and psychotherapy. Since graduation, Dr. Krempa has worked in Mobile, Alabama with children, adults, and families conducting a variety of assessments and providing individual, couples, and family therapy. In her clinical practice, she conducts assessments as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments with adults, adolescents, and children diagnosed with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems. These problems relate to anxiety, stress, attention problems, grief, weight loss, depression, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, defiance, and relationship problems.
Dr. Krempa earned her B.S. from Birmingham-Southern and her M.S.C.E. in Counseling Psychology from West Alabama. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology. While in graduate school, Dr. Krempa worked in a variety of settings. She gained experience conducting a variety of psychological assessments and therapies in private practice, outpatient centers, and school systems. Additionally, she provided ABA therapy and conducted research at Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia. During her internship, she worked with children, adolescents, and adults conducting psychological assessments and providing therapy services.
Dr. Krempa is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the State of Alabama. Every year, she completes at least twenty hours of continuing education to maintain the quality of the services she provides to her clients. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Alabama Psychological Association, and the Mobile Area Psychological Association.
Dr. Krempa is an associate professor at the University of South Alabama and conducts educational talks and workshops for schools and businesses.
Kelley Wilson, PhD, joined AltaPointe as a licensed psychologist in September 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Samford University before going on to earn her master’s in Applied Psychology and her doctorate in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of South Alabama. Wilson completed her predoctoral internship at Western Kentucky University’s Counseling & Testing Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents and adults. She utilizes a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment, but also considers cultural and familial factors as playing a large role in functioning.
Dr. Abordo earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Kings County Hospital Center and the Brooklyn VA Medical Center and his general psychiatry residency at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York. Abordo went on to complete a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the same institution, graduating with honors. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general and geriatric psychiatry. Abordo participated in a VA hospital study on the effectiveness of donepezil on the cognitive deficits of chronically psychotic patients. During his residency he was a volunteer psychiatrist for the Project for the Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless in Manhattan. After graduation, he moved to North Dakota where he served as staff psychiatrist at the state hospital in Jamestown, working as the unit attending psychiatrist for the geropsychiatry unit and as consultant for the personality disorders and sex offender inpatient programs and the James River Correctional Center mental health clinic. Abordo joined AltaPointe Health Systems in June of 2005. He has received the following awards from students and residents: University of South Alabama (USA) College of Allied Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies Clinical Instructor of the Year Award (2008), the USA College of Medicine Honors Convocation Red Sash (2008 and 2011) and the USA Department of Psychiatry Supervisor of the Year Award (2009). Abordo is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
Amy Burkhardt, CRNP, is a certified Registered Nurse Practitioner who has been on staff at BayView Professional Associates since 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree in science and biology from Judson College in Marion, Ala., and a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Rhode Island College in Providence. Burkhardt holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program where she was awarded the Excellence in Practice Award for her graduating class. Burkhardt was an active member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society during both her undergraduate and graduate tenure. She is board certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center for Family/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
She has worked as a nurse practitioner in both inpatient and outpatient settings since 2012 and treats patients of all ages. She is a key provider for AltaPointe’s telepsychiatry practice, seeing patients remotely in south Mobile County, Washington County and Cullman, Ala.
Dolores Bray, CRNP joined AltaPointe Health Systems in 2005. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on community mental health from the University of South Alabama in 1996 and is a 1976 graduate of the Mastin School of Nursing. Bray earned her post masters in Family Psychiatric Nursing in 2005. She is Board certified thru the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the recipient of the National Health Service Corporation Scholarship. Bray is a member of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association.
John Hayes, CRNP, joined AltaPointe Health Systems in 2007. Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in family mental health from the University of South Alabama. He has worked across AltaPointe’s continuum of care including the following positions: director of nursing for BayPointe Children’s Hospital, adult outpatient services, and AltaPointe’s adult acute care psychiatric facility EastPointe. Hayes is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Wendy Robertson, CRNP, joined AltaPointe in 2016 as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Robertson is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she earned bachelor and master degrees in nursing. Robertson completed her undergraduate and graduate nursing clinical rotations with AltaPointe, working in inpatient and outpatient settings. Robertson is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Robertson also graduated from Oglethorpe University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in community counseling from Georgia State University.
Tina Baker, LCSW, PIP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 18 years of experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mobile and a master of social work degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition, she holds a private independent practice license in the State of Alabama. Baker is experienced in providing therapy for teenagers, adults, couples and families. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, trauma-focused therapies used in treatment of individuals diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders, eating and psychotic disorders, codependency issues, and grief and trauma-related issues.
Beth Boyett, LCSW, PIP, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she studied the Bowen Family Systems Theory and emergency mental health evaluation. Boyett special areas of interest include adult mental health, the treatment of depression from the empowerment and support-building approach, as well as grief and trauma counseling.
Suzanne Caglione, LCSW, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from East Stroudsburg University and a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University, both in Pennsylvania. Caglione’s specialty is child and adolescent therapy treating individuals diagnosed with attention deficit disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, behavioral disorders, parenting issues, autism spectrum disorders and brief solution-focused therapy.
John M. Conrad, LCSW, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and a Substance Abuse Professional with more than 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist. He earned his undergraduate degrees in psychology and behavioral science from Athens State College and his master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Conrad has extensive experience in marital and family systems, addictive disorders and general psychiatric disorders. He is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory and addictive medicine. Conrad is the coordinator for Bayview Professional Associates Employee Assistance Program (EAP). He has extensive experience in the areas of program development, supervision and direct client services.
Angie Cook, LCSW, MPH, is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of emotional and mental disorders. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and a master’s in public health from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Cook uses a variety of evidence-based approaches to address issues ranging from anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed with life, to PTSD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She has worked with all ages and particularly enjoys working with adults whose problems are complicated by medical disabilities. She is known by her patients for straightforward talk, a kind demeanor, soft voice and upbeat attitude.
Kimberly Davis, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, supervisor and mentor, with more than 20 years of experience in mental health. She earned two bachelor’s degrees from Belhaven College, Jackson, Miss., and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss. Davis also has 21 hours work toward a post-graduate degree in psychology.
Davis currently works in BayView’s employee assistance program (EAP) as a therapist specializing in creating healthy family and workplace relationships. Her experience includes working in outpatient settings with parents, adolescents, and children on behavioral issues. Davis also has worked in inpatient settings with adults who have experienced severe mental health issues such as depression.
Barb DeLisle, PhD, LCSW, PIP, is a clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience in the human services and mental health fields. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human behavior and social sciences from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and a master’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. DeLisle also earned a doctorate in social work from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She is certified in narrative therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and solution-focused brief therapy.
Delisle believes therapy allows individuals to see beyond limitations of the past and construct a future of possibilities. She enjoys working with children, men, women and their families who have faced traumatic events, have been characterized as neuro-divergent, have experienced sorrow, heartache and loss and have been captured by addiction. Her other interests in this field include implications of attachment and bonding, civilian PTSD and associated symptoms, substance use/addiction treatment, and neuro-divergent children and adults.
Kim Dyson, LPC, MAC, SAP, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Masters Addiction Counselor with more than 25 years of experience as a clinical therapist. She also is certified to provide Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional assessments and is a Critical Incident Debriefings Specialist. She holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Mobile.
Dyson’s therapeutic work focuses on the areas of marriage and family, grief, brief solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She enjoys working with individuals diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders.
Barbara Leigh, LPC, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 30 years of experience in mental health treatment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hollins University, a master’s degree in education in counseling and counselor education from Indiana University. She has been a member of the American Counseling Association since 1988 and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Barbara has worked in a variety of settings including clinical outpatient, inpatient, residential, day treatment, crisis response, forensic evaluation, in-home and private practice. She treats patients ranging from ages 2-92 and has been an instructor in psychology, child development and human sexuality.
In addition, she has been a presenter at various conferences around the country in the areas of art therapy, online counseling, play therapy and the effects of media on children. Barbara provides individual, family, couples and group therapy and specializes in cognitive-behavior therapy for mood disorders, PTSD/trauma resolution, creative arts therapy, applied behavior therapy for special needs children and play/sand tray therapy.
Julie E. McMullen, MS, LPC, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama and a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi.
McMullen began working at AltaPointe in 2004 as a case manager and completed her master’s internship with the adult outpatient Bridge Team and day treatment programs. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, adolescent residential, adult residential, and school/day treatment. For six years, she worked as an in-home therapist providing intensive individual and family therapy as well as crisis intervention services. McMullen is skilled at helping clients work through issues related to grief and trauma. She is also interested in working with clients who have been diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders.
Lee Nowlin, LCSW, PIP, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with more than 25 years of direct, client-centered, practice. Nowlin holds a bachelor degree in psychology and social work from Greenville College, Greenville, Ill. She also earned a master of social work degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
She has extensive experience in the treatment of adults with addiction issues, personality disorders and mood disorders, focusing on self-esteem building, and the development of healthy life skills.
Julius M. “Jay” Ritchie, MEd, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years’ private practice experience in adult, child, adolescent, group, couples, and family therapy systems. His primary area of service provision is in cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) and CBT skills development. Jay holds bachelor and master degrees from The University of Montevallo.
Jay's areas of expertise and interest include teaching personal life management skills in depressive and anxiety disorders, cluster B personality disorders, in learning to cope with posttraumatic stress disorder, the ending of lifelong issues, and the implementation of forgiveness, acceptance, mindfulness, and personal well-being. He enjoys conducting adult, couples, family, and individual therapies with all age populations.
Jay worked 13 years with Alabama Psychiatric Services, PC, in its adult group psychotherapy Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program before joining BayView in February 2015.
Kimberly J. Wimberly, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with 11 years of experience in mental health practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and a master of social work degree from The University of Alabama. Wimberly works with individuals and families, including children, adolescents, adult, and elderly populations. Her special areas of interest include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, working with individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illness, and LGBT/gender issues. She particularly enjoys working with young adults and college-age students.
Elizabeth Wood, PhD, LPC, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. Wood completed her doctoral degree from Capella University in 2015.
She provides outpatient counseling for adults, groups, families, adolescents, and children. Wood utilizes person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal psychodynamic, and play therapy techniques to assist patients in meeting their goals. She has worked on residential units with adolescents and has experience working with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Wood is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Chi Sigma Iota, and Phi Kappa Phi.