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.
Dr. Kassi Stockert is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician through the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Stockert obtained her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine. She then completed her residency in Family Medicine at Great Plains Family Medicine Residency Program in Oklahoma City. Dr. Stockert worked with Integris Family Medicine in Yukon, Oklahoma for 6 years, before working in medical missions in Cusco, Peru for three years. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and Oklahoma Academy of Family Medicine.
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.
Shar’dae Ihekona, LPC-S was born and raised in Del City, Oklahoma. Shar’dae obtained her undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Southern Nazarene University. Shar’dae is passionate about assisting clients with identifying their strengths and abilities as well as enhancing their self-esteem. Shar’dae enjoys assisting her clients with ways to further empower themselves. Shar’dae has a history of providing counseling services to domestic violence victims, sexual assault survivors, and children in foster care. Shar’dae is a passionate advocate for trauma survivors/victims. Shar’dae enjoys assisting her clients with establishing healthy boundaries in relationships. She enjoys helping others strengthen their image of themselves. Shar’dae also enjoys encouraging other encouragers. Shar’dae provides Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. Shar’dae recently became a Board of Director for NAMI Oklahoma and she sits on the Task Force for Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect. She is a member of the grant committee for the Task Force. She is also a member of the Oklahoma Clinicians of Color. Shar’dae was selected for the NextGen Under 30 for Policy and Public Service in November of 2019. Shar’dae is a former board member of Suited for Success. Citizenship and community involvement are important elements to Shar’dae. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her husband.
Lindsay attended the University of Oklahoma and has two undergraduate degrees in Geriatrics and Family Studies. Lindsay holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Southern Nazarene University. She completed her clinical internship at Transforming Life Counseling and has extensive experience as an inpatient psychiatric hospital director and clinician. Lindsay integrates the use of positive based psychology with a person-centered psychodynamic theoretical perspective. She specializes in treating individual’s childhood trauma that manifests through maladaptive coping mechanisms, such as eating disorders. Lindsay has been an active community volunteer and served numerous non-profits over the past 15 years. Lindsay and her husband, Stephen, have been married for 13 years and reside in Edmond with their three children.
Jordan received her undergraduate degree from Truman State University and her graduate degree from Troy University in Counseling and Psychology. She has worked in the fields of addiction, trauma and PTSD, and provided individual therapy for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and significant life changes. She also spent three years providing therapy to children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation. Jordan is passionate about helping her clients improve their lives, health, happiness, and sense of self. She believes in client centered therapy and assisting her clients as they move forward in their recovery and develop tools to enhance their lives. Jordan uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Client Centered Therapy to provide the best support positive change. Jordan spends her free time with friends and family and her loving dog Sasha. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling to new places.
Katie received her undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Harding University. Before coming to Living Hope, she experienced working in private practice and at a substance abuse treatment center, and she did an internship in school counseling. She enjoys working with clients to help them pursue their values and face their fears so that they can find freedom from being controlled by eating disorders and anxiety. Katie likes to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy along with other therapies and techniques to help support clients in their recovery process. She enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with her husband and family, along with a host of other things.
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.
Cassie Cook, RD/LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who provides nutritional therapy for patients with eating disorders. She is the Lead Dietitian for our Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpateint Program, and Outpatient at our Oklahoma Clinic. She helps her patients heal their relationship with food in order to achieve food freedom and have decreased anxiety around eating. She is a HAES-focused provider, working to end weight stigma and diet cultures harmful messages about food and exercise. She loves to show her patients how simple and enjoyable food and nutrition can be. Cassie completed her Bachelors of Science degree from Sothern Illinois University of Carbondale. She grew up in a small town in Illinois called Mt. Carmel. She moved to Oklahoma in 2018 to complete her 1200+ hours of supervised practice at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Lauren is originally from Albertville, Alabama. She graduated with her Masters in Nutrition Sciences from Samford University. She completed her dietetic internship with Samford University, totalling over 1500 hours of training. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is licensed by the Oklahoma State Medical Board. She has experience working with professional, olympic, and youth athletes. After seeing how diet culture impacted the performance and mentality of her clients, she became interested in expanding her knowledge base to help people with disordered eating. By debunking nutrition myths and weight stigma, her hope is to empower others through whole body wellness and food freedom.
“We have one life to live and I want to help others by encouraging balanced, intuitive eating while still honoring cultural and personal preferences.”
Carmen Rabel, RD/PLD is a Registered and Provisional Licensed Dietitian who provides nutritional therapy for patients with eating disorders.
While working in a pediatric hospital, she treated patients struggling with eating disorders. That work strengthened her desire to help patients find true food freedom and body acceptance. She believes that all patients can achieve a balanced relationship with food and exercise.
Carmen is from a small Northeastern Oklahoma town: Miami. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Then, she moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to obtain her Master of Science in Nutrition from Meredith College. She completed an accredited dietetic internship at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.
Carmen is credential by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and provisionally licensed by the Medical Board of the State of Oklahoma.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics, Behavior Health Nutrition and Pediatric Nutrition dietetic practice groups, and the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition Dietetics.”