The Steeple City Team
Ronald Dahl, Ph.D.
Dr. Dahl is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical & Forensic Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his Forensic Internship at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. He completed a Post-doc Residency at Penn State –Harrisburg, and a Residency at the Watershed Treatment Center, in FL.
Starting in 1993, Dr. Dahl has worked in several venues in the mental health field, including inpatient substance treatment, community mental health, inpatient psychiatric, and medical hospital settings. He has extensive training in psychopharmacology and has participated in psychiatry grand rounds. Currently, he primarily works with adults and older teens in individual therapy, and uses research-based treatment techniques to help resolve patients’ symptoms and improve their quality of life. Contact Dr. Dahl directly.
Kate Barnard, LCPC
Ms. Barnard has worked as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) for nearly a decade, and is licensed by the Maryland Board of Psychology. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Frostburg State University, specializing in Counseling Psychology.
As an experienced therapist, Ms. Barnard specializes in treating and supporting clients through grief and loss. It has been her passion and a focal point throughout her career. She is also qualified and experienced in treating a wide range of mental health issues with people of all ages.
In terms of therapeutic approach, Ms. Barnard uses a synergistic combination of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal techniques, and mindfulness. She works to tailor her approach to each client’s needs and difficulties. Each intervention is grounded in empathy and the belief that every human is worthy and capable of having a life worth living.
Ms. Barnard has experience providing acute interventions, end-of-life counseling to Hospice patients and families, and supports the gay community. In her spare time, she also teaches at Frostburg State University in the Psychology Department. If you are ready to begin your journey of healing, contact Ms. Barnard directly today!
Emily Keiper, PMHNP
Ms. Keiper is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), licensed in Maryland. She earned her nursing degrees from Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University, and her Master’s degree in nursing was completed at Walden University, focusing on Psychiatric Mental Health across the Lifespan. She also earned a degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Collectively, she has over 13 years of experience in the field, and is able to provide psychiatric services to all ages.
Meeting the needs of her community through mental health care is Ms. Keiper’s passion. She provides comprehensive therapeutic interventions, including both medication and therapy. She uses treatment approaches that are empirically validated in meeting the needs of her clients. She works with all general mental health issues and is experienced with a variety of client populations and life issues. Understanding her patients completely, is the cornerstone of Ms. Keiper’s work. If you are ready to address your symptoms thoroughly, contact Ms. Keiper directly today!