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.
D’Ann was born in Western Oklahoma and spent several years in Southeast Texas. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work in 2001, and graduated with a Master of Science Degree, in School Psychology in 2006. D’Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. She has a broad range of experience working with individuals with stress/anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, anger management, lack of motivation, depression, eating disorders, self worth and acceptance, body image, and crisis intervention. She found her passion working with individuals with eating disorders and helping them find their self-worth and acceptance. D’Ann enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and helping those who cross her path.
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.
Abbey aims to empower others to embrace themselves, their strengths, and to live authentically! Abbey’s approach is one that encourages and challenges individuals through direct communication, compassion, and a bit of humor. She offers insights and solutions by utilizing multiple therapy techniques including dialectic skills, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral skills. Abbey works with children, teens, and adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and disordered eating.
Abbey Canaday earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Central Oklahoma before becoming a junior high math teacher. Abbey received her Master’s Degree from The University of Oklahoma in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Abbey is an avid sports fan, and enjoys crafting, being outdoors, and listening to music.
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.
Cara Fite, RD/LD is a registered and licensed dietitian who provides nutritional therapy for patients with eating disorders. She enjoys working with patients and combining the science of nutrition education with individualized care.
Cara is originally from Denver, Colorado (no… she doesn’t know how to ski). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado and completed her internship through UNC after graduation. She is credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed by the Medical Board of the State of Oklahoma. Her hobbies include listening to Audible books, watching Gilmore Girls, and spending time with her husband and two cats.
Nicole is originally from Denver, Colorado. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She completed her accredited dietetic internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. She did her clinical training with Integris SW and the JD McCarty Center followed by additional training specific to eating disorders at Living Hope. Nicole is credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is licensed by the Oklahoma State Medical Board. She is a member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as The International Institute for Food Technologists.
Cassie Cook, RD/LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who provides nutritional therapy for patients with eating disorders. 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.
Alyssa Williams is a registered and licensed dietitian. She received a BS in health science from Lee University and BS in nutritional science from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She completed her Dietetic Internship through OU as well. She graduated and passed her boards in the summer of 2016 and has been working as a dietitian ever since. Alyssa loves to sing and enjoys gardening, raising chickens, and all things Lord of the Rings.