Health Psychology is a relatively new speciality area of psychology. Health psychologists receive specialized training in the biopsychosocial determinants of wellness. While health psychologists can work in a variety of health settings, Clinical Health Psychologists are trained to work in medical settings with individuals/groups with acute and chronic medical illnesses.
Clinicians at HPAI have hearts for physicians and other healthcare workers. In treatment, individuals learn practical and evidence-based stress management techniques applicable to their professional and personal lives. Treatment can be long-term, brief, regular, or occasional, depending on the needs of the individual.
Receiving a new medical diagnosis is scary. Learning to manage a chronic illness is challenging. Therapy can help individuals adjust to a new diagnosis and learn to manage it by making the necessary behavioral changes. Treatment can be brief or long-term, depending on the needs of the individual.
Are you a psychologist or therapist looking for your own therapist? HPAI clinicians enjoy working with other mental health professionals.
Dr. Sarah Jenkins is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with specialization in Health Psychology from Ball State University in 2011. Dr. Jenkins worked for seven years as a Clinical Health Psychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. She opened her own practice in May 2018.
Dr. Tom Barbera is a Clinical Health Psychologist. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico in 1997. Dr. Barbera worked as a Behavioral Health Consultant within the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital for over 17 years. He has worked full-time for Riverview Health since 2019. He joined the practice in October 2021.
Brittney Hunley is the Clinical Coordinator for HPAI. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2005 with a major in Health Services. She was business manager for several medical offices before spending 11 years at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital in the Department of Neuropsychology as a Patient Access Representative. She joined the practice in May 2018.
HPAI providers are paneled ONLY with Anthem BCBS.
It is up to the patient to verify behavioral health coverage. Providers can help provide any paperwork needed for those using out-of-network benefits.