Staff

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Catherine B. Hasler, Ph.D.

Dr. Hasler is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of CABH, Inc. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on children and families, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Hasler conducted her Master’s research on parent-adolescent conflict and depression. Her doctoral research examined perfectionism and self-esteem in gifted, high-achieving, and average students. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center Department of Child Psychiatry. Her clinical experience includes work in residential, hospital, and outpatient settings. She has worked with a broad spectrum of mental health issues including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disabilities, pediatric neuropsychology, preschool behavior problems, adolescent behavior disorders, inpatient substance abuse, and residential treatment of schizophrenic patients. She has been in private practice since 1998, opening CABH, Inc. in 2003.

Dr. Hasler specializes in differential diagnosis of learning, behavioral, and emotional problems in children and adolescents. She not only conducts thorough psychological evaluations of children, but also provides therapy and intervention services for children, families, and adults. She has extensive experience consulting with area schools about the behavioral, emotional, and learning needs of children. Dr. Hasler is also available to conduct child-focused custody evaluations for families in need of guidance for how to best meet the needs of their child(ren) post-divorce. Dr. Hasler is the CABH site coordinator for Cogmed. Her clinical interests include depression and mood disorders, anxiety, the socio-emotional needs of the intellectually gifted, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, adolescent development, and parenting.

Holly Lauter, MSW, LCSW

Mrs. Lauter obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from St. Louis University. She has a wide variety of experience working with youth in both institutional and private practice settings. She has a background in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse issues in adolescents. Previously, Mrs. Lauter worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections, was a DUI assessor for St. Clair County, Illinois, provided substance abuse education groups, conducted student groups for local schools, and was the manager of a girls’ home for at-risk youth. Mrs. Lauter’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, attentional deficits, substance abuse, and divorce issues. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is available to conduct groups for children and adolescents focusing on substance abuse, divorce issues, and social skills.

Lauren Ruth, MA, PLPC

Lauren Ruth received her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Webster University. Ms. Ruth has worked with children and adolescents in a residential and day treatment program. She has facilitated groups for adolescents in the school setting to help develop social skills. Ms. Ruth is currently under the direct supervision of Dr. Catherine Hasler as she completes her requirements for full licensure. She is currently providing counseling to children with anxiety and ADHD, with hopes to broaden her clientele. She is also facilitating the Social Skills group at CABH, Inc. for children of all ages.

Richard Hasler, MA, Gifted Education

Richard Hasler, M.A. Gifted Education Mr. Hasler has Missouri lifetime certification in Elementary Education, Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Social Studies, and K-12 Gifted Education. He has been a been a classroom teacher and gifted specialist in the Saint Louis area for over 20 years. He has provided individual tutoring for gifted students, multiply-exceptional students, and students with various learning issues. Mr. Hasler has also provided professional development in the areas of curriculum differentiation and design for a number of local school districts and systems. He has presented at several national, regional and local professional conferences on various aspects of gifted education, curriculum design, system design, and staff development.


Kristen Haeberlein, MS

Kristen is a third-year student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Saint Louis University (SLU). She has earned bachelor degrees at Butler University in psychology and religious studies, as well as a master's degree in clinical psychology at SLU. Kristen has a special interest in child, adolescent, and emerging adult populations. She works for Dr. Hasler as a psychometrist, administering tests as part of CABH's thorough psychological evaluations that aid in treatment planning and documentation for school and home accommodations. Kristen is also available to provide therapy for children and teens under Dr. Hasler's supervision.


Jack(son)

Jack is a seven-year-old Airedale Terrier who works at CABH with Dr. Hasler as a therapy dog. Jack has been working at CABH since he was two. He loves to show off his tricks to new and returning patients at CABH in order to earn treats. He greets individuals and families either through the check-in window or in the waiting room in between appointments. He is named after the main character in the Rick Riordan book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Jack believes that women's purses are for carrying dog treats as he has discovered many a tasty snack in women's purses over the years! Jack also loves to teach children who are afraid of dogs how to become less afraid and know how to handle themselves with new dogs.

Dobby

Dobby is the newest member of the CABH team! Dobby is a miniature goldendoodle puppy. He is being trained by Dr. Hasler and Jack to be a therapy dog. He already loves to come to work and loves to cuddle with people of all ages! He is still learning his manners but is bringing joy to all as he does so! Dobby is named after the loyal house elf in the Harry Potter series.