Quentin Chambers graduated in 1998 from Blessing Rieman College of Nursing with his BSN. After 15 years as a nurse at Blessing Health System, he decided to continue his education, obtaining his Masters degree in Psychiatry from Rush University in 2013. Quentin is a board certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and has opened his own practice, Alpha Allied, in both St. Charles, Missouri and Des Moines, Iowa. Alpha Allied will not only offer sessions within their offices, but are expanding their services to patients via secure video chat so they are able to receive care from the comfort of their own home. Quentin has also practiced addiction medicine part time for the last 3 years.
During his free time, he loves being around family, friends and his fraternity brothers. He loves doing entrepreneurial work with the youth. He also just enjoys a quite day at his home.
Practitioner Hager chose a dual education path in medicine and mental health with substance abuse to best position herself as a holistic provider. “It is my goal to provide quality, evidence-based addiction, mental health and medical care, while practicing holistic nursing”. As a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Substance Abuse subspecialty training she can focus on medical as well as the psychological aspects contributing to addiction and other life challenges. Her ability to provide advanced holistic evaluation and management of clients is of great benefit when addressing the complexities of co-occurring issues with our clients.
“I am no stranger to addiction ~ I have experienced first-hand the struggles faced in addiction as well as what addiction can bring to the loved ones of those who suffer from this disease. I lost my oldest son to addiction in early 2019. My youngest son is serving a long period of incarceration related to his addiction. These struggles are very real! Over the years of watching this unfold - my path became clear. In honor of my son’s life, it is my hope that my unique experiences can encourage those who seek sobriety - to attain just that.”
Practitioner Hager, recently relocated back to Iowa from San Antonio Texas where she resided since 2012. In 2014 she completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center SA, and recently completed her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Substance Abuse degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. As a holistic provider “I focus to meet the client where they are, often times it is their lowest point.”
Her favorite quote, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts,” sets the tone for the tenacious work she does with those under her care.
In her free time, Judith enjoys spending time entertaining with her husband, family and friends, music, motorcycling, landscaping and being outdoors with her two yellow labs.
Please welcome Ms. Britney Gibbs to the team. She is a provisional licensed to practice counselor. She is the first on our team as a therapist. Britney is very bright, highly engaged counselor. She is currently heading up the care coordination division of Alpha Allied (TelepsychNP.com). She has a collaborating supervisor to over see her training. She currently is accepting new patients! She will have a full Bio and picture of her for you guys to check her out!
Marci Starkman, M.S.N, RN, PMHCNS-BC, has been a psychiatric nurse for more than 40yrs in a variety of roles in clinical, education, and administrative settings. She was inducted into Sigma Theta et al. international honor Society of nursing as an undergraduate at the University of Miami (B.S.N, 1978). Her MSN (Child/adolescent psychiatric nursing) Is from the University of Pennsylvania (1983).
Ms. Starkman is board certified as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing by the ANCC. She is in private practice and provide online and telephone counseling to women, nurses, and digital nomads. She's also contributor to many health and Psychology related websites.
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders have been a focus of Miss Starkman's work for many years. She lived in Canada from 1988 until 2009.From 2000Till 2003, she served as vice president of the Board of Directors for PASS-CAN (Postpartum adjustment and support services Canada). Into thousand and five, she was a member of the registered nurses Association of Ontario, Best practice guidelines expert panel.Interventions for postpartum depression.She also participated in the making of the documentary "part my postpartum" (2008).
Miss Starkman is an avid traveler and enjoys reading, writing, cooking, knittingAnd sailing.She lives and works aboard a 32 foot Bristol sailboat, which is currently on the southwest coast of Florida.