Embedded School-Based Intervention Specialist Normalizing Mental Health Care in University City School

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Provident is pleased to welcome Sam Guthrie to our team as a school-based Behavioral Health Intervention Specialist. Sam is a former juvenile officer who is now embedded at Brittany Woods Middle School in University City, giving students a non-therapeutic, safe space to share their feelings and coordinate additional services as needed. Sam served fifteen students in his first month on … Read More

Rachel Ridings Joins Provident as Culture Champion and Recruiter

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Rachel Ridings has joined Provident as Culture Champion and Recruiter. As part of her job is to be a voice for DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging), she or a DEI&B committee member will be writing regularly for this newsletter. What can we expect to see in the coming months? Blog posts featuring various diversity topics, new discussion groups, an … Read More

Please Welcome Jennifer Becker, Provident’s Newest Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Provident is pleased to announce that Jennifer Becker, MSN, PMHNP-BC, has joined our Psychiatric Services team. Jennifer is skilled in working with adolescent, adult, and geriatric service areas. She is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner and will work out of our downtown office, providing in-person and telemental health appointments Jennifer says she chose a career in psychiatric … Read More

Mackey Selected as 2022 Young Leader

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Clinical Site Supervisor LaTanya Mackey was recently named a 2022 Young Leaders by the St. Louis American. The award recognizes 25 professionals under the age of 40 for their career achievements and community service. “LaTanya has been instrumental in shaping programming in Provident’s Access Center as well as providing mentorship to the students who staff it,” said Lindsay Jeffries, Director … Read More

Therapists on YouTube

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Provident’s therapists are releasing videos via the agency’s YouTube channel to share helpful behavioral health information as well as connect with people who are looking for their services. The videos are on Provident’s YouTube channel and embedded on each clinician’s profile.   “The pages on our website that profile clinicians are consistently our most-visited,” said Director of Clinical Services Lindsay … Read More

Kimberly Brown, MPAA, is New MRH Admin

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Provident Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that Kimberley Brown, MPPA, has been named the new Administrator of the Mary Ryder Home. Her responsibilities include the administration and regulatory oversight of the facility. She leads a staff of 35, including skilled nurses, care staff, and an administrative team. Brown holds a Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) from the University … Read More

Helpful Information for Parents and Students

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Provident’s Alexander Davis was recently interviewed by both KSDK and KMOX about reducing anxiety for kids as they headed back into the classroom following the first year of the pandemic. “Keep those lines of communication open. Kids can adapt pretty well,” said Davis. Click here to see his KSDK segment.

Sarah Paradise to Lead New South County Office

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Congratulations to Sarah Paradise, who has been chosen as the site supervisor for the new South County office! The new 4,500 square foot space has room for 8 clinicians in 10 offices. It has an expanded waiting area and a fresh look to welcome Provident’s clients. “We are excited to move into this new space, which is a much more … Read More

Staff Profile: Chantel Neal

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Chantel Neal has been a Provident after-school site supervisor in the Jennings School District for 10 years. She has two Master’s Degrees and is a teacher at Fairview Heights Elementary. What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Afterschool team? My favorite thing about my job is being able to do things with the students outside of the … Read More