Dr. Meghan Scears is a Board-Certified Family Physician through the American Board of Family Medicine. She is the Founder and Medical Director for Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center. In this role, Dr. Scears oversees the medical evaluation and treatment of all patients and supervises the clinical treatment team.
Dr. Scears obtained her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine. She then completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Family Medicine Center. During her work as a Family Physician, Dr. Scears developed an understanding of the prevalence and seriousness of eating disorders and related conditions. From that moment, she believes she found her niche in the medical field and has devoted her career to working with patients with eating disorders. She has completed extensive study, research, and training in eating disorders.
Dr. Scears lectures both nationally and internationally on the treatment of patients with eating disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, National Eating Disorders Association, Academy for Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association.
Brittany Hunter, RD/LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who is passionate about the nutritional treatment of individuals struggling with eating disorders. She has treated diagnoses such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, OSFED, Compulsive Overeating and Rumination Disorder. Brittany is skilled in treating comorbid conditions alongside the eating disorder such as Diabetes Mellitus, Hashimoto’s (Thyroid) Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease and Sensory Processing Disorder. She sees children, adolescents and adults. Her nutrition philosophies are patient and research centered and include caring for the whole person. Brittany believes that optimal nutrition is just as important as joyful eating and finding satisfaction in the foods we eat. She strives to help clients feel comfortable with all foods while also providing meal plans that account for all nutritional needs.
Brittany graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2011 with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. She is credentialed through the American Dietetic Association and the Oklahoma Medical Licensing Board as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Oklahoma.
Kristin Kren, RD/LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who provides nutritional therapy for patients with eating disorders. She believes that any patient experiencing disordered eating can achieve balance in his or her life and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kristin received her clinical training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She values her experience serving our veterans, but also felt called to the field of eating disorders.
Kristin is from Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi and received her Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma. She is credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed by the Medical Board of the State of Oklahoma. Kristin is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics, the Behavior Health Nutrition dietetic practice group, the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition Dietetics and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.
Jennifer Gaspard, LPC/ATR is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist at Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center. Jenny has worked as a therapist for 18 years and in that time gained experience counseling children, adolescents and adults in various settings. Prior to working at Living Hope, Jenny had her own private practice and it was during that time that she became aware of the prevalence of eating disorders among her patients and where she developed a passion for helping this population achieve recovery.
Jenny graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School with a Masters of Science Degree in Art Therapy and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology. She also earned an Art minor from Oklahoma City University. Jenny is also a member of the Oklahoma Art Therapy Association.
DeAndria Rideau was born and raised in Oklahoma. She studied psychology and human relations at the University of Oklahoma. She then pursued her degree in Art Therapy at Florida State University, combining her passion for art and the desire to help others. There she pursued her Ph.D and focused on understanding how people respond to visible differences through the use of art and storytelling, which concentrated on understanding body image, self-concept, and self-worth. In her free time DeAndria likes to draw, paint, and attend festivals of all sorts. She also picnics in the park with her family.
Michelle Hill grew up in New Jersey, but moved to Norman, Oklahoma after graduating high school to attend the University of Oklahoma. She achieved both her Bachelors of Science degree in Individual and Family Development and her Masters in Human Relations at OU. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Michelle has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of the mental health. She has worked in therapeutic foster care, as well as worked with adults at a community mental health center. While working in community mental health, Michelle provided individual therapy for patients struggling with eating disorders as well as other mood disorders. Michelle also lead group sessions focused on self-esteem and eating disorder.
Currently, Michelle is working to fulfill the requirements to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals as well as the Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association. Michelle enjoys participating in fundraisers and awareness activities for both groups.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it. “
Correna Stewart’s goal as a professional counselor is to engage people in the process of making meaningful change in their lives. She believes this is achieved by understanding one’s own needs and by developing ways to meet those needs in order to create balance in life. As a counselor, she seeks to create a safe space that allows clients to feel seen, heard, and understood. She feels that mind, body, and spirit are all connected. Through the context of a meaningful counseling relationship, she and her patients, explore patterns and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others to achieve a more integrated and connected self. Whether suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, or another life transition, you are not alone. There is hope and healing. Together, we can discover creative solutions that lead to a more empowered and fulfilled life.
Correna enjoys working with a diverse population and a range of issues. Her passion lies in helping those struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, negative body image, low self-esteem, loss, and relationship issues. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thomas Edison State University, and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mid-America Christian University. She is currently accruing hours for counseling licensure. She finds the counseling relationship and process to be unique, and considers it a privilege to, “do the work I do.”