Molly E. Ryan, DO, MPH
Born and raised in Ohio, Dr. Molly Ryan graduated from undergraduate studies at Oberlin College with a degree in Art History before moving to Florida to complete medical school at Nova Southeastern University- College of Osteopathic Medicine. During this time she also completed her Masters in Public Health. She then completed her Psychiatric Residency at University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, serving as Chief Resident during her fourth year. Dr. Ryan served on the APA Assembly as a Member in Training Representative. She was honored to receive the Humanitarian Award two years in a row during residency as well as the award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Ryan has published numerous academic articles in peer reviewed journals, given presentations at academic conferences and has a book chapter in A Concise Guide to Understanding Suicide: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention. She is the founder of the South Florida Women in Psychiatry group and a current member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Florida Psychiatric Association. Dr. Ryan is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist with extensive experience treating Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Psychosis, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Forensic psychiatry and Personality Disorders. She moved to Stuart, FL in 2015 and is enjoying the cozy beachside town.
Sonia has over 10 years of experience in the nursing field, having received her initial training at Duke University Medical Center. During this time she made several trips overseas to assist in delivering medical care to underserved populations. She earned her graduate degree from Frontier Nursing University as an APRN in Family Practice. She continued to further her education by becoming a certified Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner after becoming aware of the growing need in local and global communities.
Sonia relocated from North Carolina to Jupiter, FL in 2015 and is enjoying being closer to her family and friends.
Dr. Ashley was born and raised as a true SoCal girl. She attended San Diego State University for her undergraduate work in psychology. Dr. Ashley graduated from SDSU in 2009 and entered her first masters program at Argosy University. Two years later, she graduated with a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. Dr. Ashley’s family was not surprised when she registered for her (hopefully) final graduate program: a doctoral program in Clinical Forensic Psychology. Over the next several years, Dr. Ashley earned another Masters Degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology, completed two pre-doctoral practicums, and a full-time pre-doctoral internship at Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center (TCFTC) in Indiantown, FL.
In May 2017, Dr. Ashley published her final research/ dissertation; which examined perceptions of domestic violence, and she graduated with honors with a Victimology Concentration. By the end of May, Dr. Ashley was offered a full-time Psychologist job with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in one of their medical facilities. Several months later, Dr. Ashley transferred to California State Prison, Sacramento and worked on the Psychiatric Services Unit. However, all good things must come to an end, and after an amazing opportunity presented itself, by January 2020, she closed on a house in Lake Worth Beach, FL.
The experiences Dr. Ashley is bringing to the practice are invaluable. She has experience working with male adult offenders, male and female adults, minors 16-18 years of age, treatment resistant patients, mood disorders, personality disorders, and is available for consultation. Dr. Ashley is able to build rapport effortlessly as she reads, understands, and listens to each of her patients. Dr. Ashley prides herself on not being judgmental and understanding the “one size fits all” does not work with mental health/therapy. She comes to the practice with ideas, resources, and proficiencies she cannot wait to share with you!
Dr. Rebecca Robinson has worked in the mental health field for the last 10 years. After completing a bachelor’s degree in sociology from The Ohio State University, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for four years. After two tours in Iraq, she separated from the military and began to pursue graduate education in Ohio and California. Dr. Robinson graduated with honors from Tiffin University with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in forensic psychology. She then returned to San Diego and continued a graduate education at Alliant International University. Dr. Robinson graduated honorably with both a Master’s Degree and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Forensic Psychology.
Throughout her career, Dr. Robinson has worked in a variety of fields utilizing many different treatment modalities. Despite being employed in numerous forensic settings, she has been extensive training and experience in working with individuals struggling with addiction, senior citizen care, and veteran support. Dr. Robinson has worked with professionals of many disciplines, and she received in depth training in crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment, and numerous psychological assessments. Dr. Robinson has worked with individuals suffering with a large variety of mental health disorders, to include Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Psychotic Disorder. Her training and expertise make Dr. Robinson a great addition to the Stuart Psychiatry family!
Dr. Betsi Hooper is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida with nearly two decade of experience in the mental health field. An Ohio native, she relocated to the warmth of South Florida in 2002 and earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from Nova Southeastern University in August 2007. She went on to earn a post-doctoral Master of Science Degree in Psychopharmacology. She also has a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Chatham University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Kent State University.
Dr. Betsi has worked in many areas which combine psychology and the law including as a Psychological Fellow in a private practice working on complex civil litigation cases involving psychological and neuropsychological assessments, a mitigation specialist for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office Capital Litigation Unit, and a forensic psychologist in a secure forensic treatment center conducting competency evaluations and risk assessments for the courts. She is versed in competency, sanity, and risk assessments and has helped to guide families navigating the complex legal system that intersects with behavioral health issues. She has significant experience helping families involved in the foster care and dependency system.
Dr. Betsi also has over 10 years of experience providing supportive psychology services in Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Independent Living Centers as well as providing community based case management services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. She is committed to helping others learn, develop, and apply healthy coping skills to bring out the best in themselves in all situations. Her recent work has focused on helping busy adults dealing with stress, anxiety, adjustment, or mood issues. She has a long history of experience with the older adult population and helping these individuals and their families adjust to changes that may accompany the aging process. She is also available to help couples experiencing tensions or difficulties in their intimate relationships. Helping people with stress-management, time management, personal boundaries, and interpersonal communication are strengths and passions for this dedicated psychologist.