Behavioral Health Services
BHSI
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Golden Valley Providers

Therapists

Molly Blackmore, MS, LMFT
Education:  Molly earned her master’s degree in Human Ecology, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University.
Credentials:  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Areas of Practice:  Individual, couples, and family therapy with adolescents and adults. She has special interests in working with adolescents, couples, women, and particularly those who suffer from depression, anxiety, or the emotional consequences of sexual abuse. She works to help people recognize current and past obstacles and the overall impact in our lives. She also guides people to help them decide on short-term and/or long-term options for treatment and recovery.

Rachel Giersdorf, PsyD, LP 
Education:  Dr. Giersdorf earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2011.
Credentialing:   Licensed Psychologist
Areas of Practice:   Individual, couples, and family therapy, as well as psychological assessment, with children, adolescents, and adults.  Special interests:   Working with trauma, attachment issues, anxiety and stress, depression, grief, life transitions and adjustment difficulties.

Drevis Hager, EdD, LP
Education:   Dr. Hager earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1986 .
Credentialing:   Licensed Psychologist
Areas of practice:   Psychotherapy and psychological assessments with adults. He works with a broad range of problems and issues. He is also the Director of the Golden Valley location, and BHSI's Director of Clinical Services.
Special interests:  Stress management training, meditation, and relaxation techniques.  

Andrew K. Scarbrough, PsyD, LP
Education:   Dr. Scarbrough earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.
Credentials:  Licensed Psychologist
Areas of Practice:  Individual, couples and family therapy with adolescents and adults. Dr. Scarbrough is also well versed in psychological assessments with children, adolescents and adults.
Special interests:  Dr. Scarbrough is known for his particular expertise in dealing with anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, substance abuse and couples therapy issues. He is also highly qualified in working with depression, PTSD, psychosis (e.g. Schizophrenia), personality disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism, impulse control disorders and anger management. He is an integrative specialist who draws from a wide variety of disciplines including but not limited to cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, existential and person-centered approaches. Dr. Scarbrough values using a culturally adaptive style that selects clinically proven interventions based on an individual’s preferences and level of motivation for change.

Brooke Skinner-Drawz, LICSW, Ph.D.
Education:  Dr. Skinner-Drawz earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 and her PhD in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2009.
Credentialing:   Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Areas of Practice:  Individual, couple, and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults.
Special Interests:  Parenting, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, and mindfulness.

Carrie B. Sweetser, PsyD, LP
Education:  Dr. Sweetser earned her BS in psychology from Santa Clara University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium. She completed her predoctoral internship at Hazelden Foundation and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota and PrairieCare.
Credentialing:   Licensed Psychologist
Psychotherapy Practice:   Individual and family psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Special Interests:  Working with adolescents and young adults, depression, anxiety, addiction, and mindfulness.
Psychological Evaluation/Assessment/Testing:  Services provided for children, adolescents, and adults. Areas of assessment include (but are not limited to) psychoeducational, learning disorder, ADHD, intellectual/ cognitive, personality, and assessments to help clarify diagnosis or provide treatment recommendations.

Judith Weyl, MA, LMFT
Education:  Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.
Credentials:   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Areas of Practice:   Individual, couples and family therapy with adults.  Interests include working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, addiction and recovery in 12-step programs and addictive family systems as well as other mental health concerns. A solution focused approach helps individuals and couples identify both their goals for therapy and their personal strengths for reaching those goals.
Special interests:  The mind-body connection and the positive effect of compassion, mindfulness meditation and creative activity on one’s health and well-being.

Prescribers

Eric Goad, MD
Education:  Dr. Goad earned his MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1975, and completed psychiatric residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital in 1978.
Credentialing:   Board Certified in Psychiatry.
Area of Practice:  General adult psychiatry.

Kim Holtmeier, MD
Education:  Dr. Holtmeier earned her Medical Degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She completed her General Psychiatry residency and Child/Adolescent Fellowship at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS.
Credentialing:  Board Certified in General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.
 Areas of Practice:   Diagnostic evaluations and medication management for children, teens, and young adults.

John R. Shirriff, MD
Education:  Dr. Shirriff did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin , then earned his MD degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his residency there in 1985.
Credentialing:  Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry
Area of Practice:  Outpatient medication evaluations and medication monitoring with adults.

Leah Streitman, PA-C
Education:   Leah Streitman received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Augsburg College in 2015.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Credentialing:   Board Certified Physician Assistant
Areas of Practice:   Outpatient psychiatry, including diagnostic evaluations, consultations, and medication management.  Special interest in mood disorders, OCD and other anxiety disorders, and addiction medicine.