The BayView Team

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Medical Team

Psychiatrists

Aneek Shoemaker, MD

Aneek Shoemaker, MD, is board certified in both adult, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Prior to joining BayView Professional Associates, she was the director of child psychiatry at a community mental health center in southwestern New Hampshire for more than three years. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed her adult residency in psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, affiliated with the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. She completed fellowships in both addiction psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Shoemaker has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families in the outpatient setting. Her special interests lie in preschool mental health, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and treating children and adolescents with complex psychiatric presentations.

Sean Sinclair, MD

Sean Sinclair, MD, joined AltaPointe as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in July 2018. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, and graduated summa cum laude and was named valedictorian. He earned his doctorate from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and received the Excellence in Psychiatry Award, given to one graduating medical student who through scholarship, patient care, motivation and interaction with faculty and house staff, has demonstrated excellence in psychiatry. Sinclair completed residency training and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the USA Department of Psychiatry. He has worked at AltaPointe since 2016 in inpatient care with both children and adults, and most recently in telehealth services helping to provide coverage to underserved surrounding community health centers.

CRNPs

Chereta Beverly, CRNP

Chereta Beverly, CRNP is a graduate of the University of Mobile with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), and Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Ala., with an associate in applied science (nursing) degree. Beverly graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree specializing in psychiatric mental health. She has more than 14 years of experience in nursing including psychiatric healthcare. She has been a member of the United States military for more than 15 years and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Beverly joined AltaPointe Health in 2017 and works at BayView Professional Associates.

Patricia Reed, CRNP

Patricia Reed, CRNP, originally joined AltaPointe Health in 2013 as a PRN registered nurse at EastPointe Hospital. She was promoted to RN supervisor on the crisis residential unit and held that position for three years. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) and an associate’s degree in allied health, both from Faulkner State Community College, Bay Minette. In 2015, Reed earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She left EastPointe in 2016 to pursue her master’s degree in nursing through the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She returned to AltaPointe in 2018 dually-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC). Reed is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.  She works primarily at BayView Professional Associates in Fairhope, and also moonlights at AltaPointe’s two psychiatric hospitals as a medical provider. She has critical care, hospice, and correctional nursing experience.

Alicia Todd, CRNP

Alicia Todd, CRNP, joined Altapointe Health in 2017. She has over 17 years of experience in nursing. She is a graduate of Bishop State Community College with an associate’s degree in nursing, and the University of Mobile with a bachelor’s of science in nursing. Alicia graduated from the University of Alabama with a master’s of science in nursing with specialization in the dual nurse practitioner concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Bay Area Nurse Practitioner Association. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Wendy Wade, CRNP

Wendy Wade, CRNP, joined AltaPointe in 2016 as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Wade is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she earned bachelor and master degrees in nursing. She completed her undergraduate and graduate nursing clinical rotations with AltaPointe, working in inpatient and outpatient settings. Wade is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She also graduated from Oglethorpe University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in community counseling from Georgia State University.

 

 

Counseling Team

Psychologists

Chris Murphree, PsyD

Chris Murphree, PsyD, joined AltaPointe as a licensed psychologist in May of 2017. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. Murphree earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Child Study Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Murphree's special interests include the psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults, and the assessment and treatment of trauma victims.

Therapists

Tina Baker, LICSW, PIP
Tina Baker

Tina Baker, LICSW, PIP is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 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.

Carly Collins, MSW, LICSW

Carly Collins, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in women’s studies and disaster studies from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, New York, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in mental health and sub-concentration in military social work and veteran’s services. Collins is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Before joining the BayView counseling team, Collins provided therapy to adults in AltaPointe Health’s substance abuse program and worked with children and adolescents on BayPointe Hospital’s acute care unit. She works with individuals of all ages from children to the senior population. She has experience providing individual, group, and family interventions utilizing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and problem-solving therapy approaches. Her areas of interest include suicide prevention and working with individuals experiencing major life transitions.

Angie Cook, LICSW, MPH
Angie Cook

Angie Cook, LICSW, MPH, is a Licensed Independent 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.

 

Laurie-Anne Walton Crespo, LICSW, LCSW, MSW

Laurie-Anne Walton Crespo, LICSW, LCSW, MSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She holds a bachelor’s in social work from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida graduating Magna Cum Laude. She earned a master’s in social work from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Before coming to BayView, Crespo worked with the Hollywood Florida police department’s homeless outreach program and served on the Broward County Homeless Continuum of Care Board from 2014-2016. She has both Crisis Intervention Team certification and Homeless Outreach specialist certification.

 

Kim Dyson, LPC, MAC, SAP

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, and is EMDR certified.

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.

 

Tara Greer, LICSW, CDCI

Tara Greer, LICSW, CDCI, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Counselor who holds clinical licenses in both Alabama and Alaska.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of South Alabama, Mobile, graduating Cum Laude, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Before coming to Bayview, she worked as a child, adolescent, and family mental health clinician in public school and outpatient settings in Alaska providing therapy, crisis intervention, and case management services. Greer facilitated creating one of the first fully trauma-informed school districts in Alaska and worked on psychiatric emergency service teams.  She specializes in work with children, adolescents and young adults experiencing trauma, self-injurious behavior, anxiety, and mood and impulse disorders.

 

Barbara Leigh, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, BC-TMH
Barbara Leigh

Barbara Leigh, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, BC-TMH, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 30 years of experience in mental health treatment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hollins University and 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 active in the Alabama Counseling Association. Leigh is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider and holds credentials as a Supervising Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Leigh has worked in a variety of settings including clinical outpatient, inpatient, residential, day treatment, crisis response, forensic evaluation, in-home, online, private practice and in the broadcasting industry. She treats patients of all ages 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. Leigh provides individual, family, couples and group therapy and specializes in cognitive-behavior therapy, creative arts therapy, applied behavior analysis for special needs children and sand tray/play therapy.

 

Julius M. “Jay” Ritchie, MEd, LPC
Jay Ritchie

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.  He holds bachelor and master degrees from The University of Montevallo.

Ritchie'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.

Ritchie worked 13 years with Alabama Psychiatric Services, PC, in its adult group psychotherapy Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program before joining BayView in February 2015.

Julia Stone, LPC, NCC

Julia Stone, LPC, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She graduated with honors from Liberty University with a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy studies from Northcentral University. Stone is a member of Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society.  She is also a member of the American Counseling Association and EMDRIA.

Stone has worked in acute, residential, community mental health, and private practice.  She specializes in EMDR and focuses on the treatment of trauma including PTSD, Complex PTSD, developmental trauma, and traumatic stress.  She is also trained in Play therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Clinical Hypnosis, which she incorporates into her treatment of trauma.

Ellen Walker, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Ellen Walker, LPC, NCC, CCTP is a licensed professional counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, and nationally certified counselor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and social work along with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Montevallo. As an undergraduate, she presented her research study work at two national research conventions. Walker also completed field work at Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center where she worked with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and emotional disorders. During her pursuit of a master’s in counseling, she completed two years at Hillcrest behavioral health working with male adolescents with sexual behavioral issues and adults with SMI, SA and other mental health disorders.

Walker served children and adolescents in the most intensive level of care in a residential setting where she began specializing in the new trauma treatment paradigms integrating neurobiological research and sensorimotor psychotherapies. She uses the most up-to-date treatment modalities coupled with a person-centered, solution-focused framework to help children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups to achieve their goals.

Kimberly J. Wimberly, MSW, LICSW
Kim Wimberly

Kimberly J. Wimberly, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical 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-S, NCC, BC-TMH, CDMHS
Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH, CDMHS, 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. She completed her doctoral degree from Capella University in 2015. Wood has also received her credentials from the American Mental Health Counseling Association recognizing her as a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, and has been named a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling. She is also a Licensed Professional Counseling Supervisor and EMDR certified.

Wood 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.