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BJC Behavioral Health
Administrative Offices
Suite 400
1430 Olive Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103 USA
phone -- 314.729.4004
after hours -- 314.469.6644
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Deaf Services

BJC Behavioral Health offers mental health case management, counseling services including dialectical behavior therapy, and telecounseling for adult and children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

To set up an appointment to be evaluated, call:

phone -- (v) 314.729.4004 
-- or --
toll-free -- 877.729.4004 
-- or --
Email BJC Behavioral Health Deaf Services

Be evaluated by qualified mental health professionals trained to work with the deaf and hard of hearing.

We are currently accepting clients from the eastern region, including St. Louis City and County, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln, Warren and St. Charles Counties. Telecounseling services are provided to Missouri residents.

We accept Medicare and Medicaid. We will also accept private insurance as an out-of-network provider.

Laura Shapiro, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor
Email Laura Shapiro 
phone -- (v) 314-206-3499
video phone -- 314-266-2636
cell phone -- 314.210.4301
Laura received her master's degree in social work from Washington University, St. Louis. She has worked at BJC Behavioral Health since 1993. Her background is working with hearing, deaf and hard of hearing seriously mentally ill. She has experience in both individual and group dialectical behavior therapy.

Donald Bohnenkamp, MD
Dr. Bohnenkamp completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, and his residency in psychiatry at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He works with adults with mental illness, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and drug and alcohol addiction. Dr. Bohnenkamp does both inpatient psychiatry and outpatient clinics at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He also works in the outpatient clinics at BJC Behavioral Health. Dr. Bohnenkamp studies mental health issues specific to the deaf and has worked with the deaf since 2011.

Sarah Lograsso, MSW, LCSW
Case Manager -- Therapist

Sarah received her master's degree in social work from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Sarah has worked with children and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing in several different settings including Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester, New York, the Deaf Psychiatric Unit at Springfield Hospital, Sykesville, Maryland, and the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, St. Louis. She has experience in individual dialectical behavior therapy.

Irvine Stewart, MSW
Case Manager

Irvine graduated with his master's degree in social work from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Irvine has worked with children and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing in several different locations including community mental health centers and educational settings. He has been a social worker at Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Special School District and Deaf Community Services of San Diego, California. He has experience in both individual and group dialectical behavior therapy.

Monique West, BA
Senior Community Support Worker

Monique received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She has been with BJC Behavioral Health since 2001 and has worked with deaf clients since then. In addition, she received an associate degree in deaf communications studies and currently has an apprentice interpreting license.

eDeaf News
Emergency Preparedness -- vol 2 issue 12
Changes in Providers -- vol 2 issue 11
Headlines -- vol 2 issue 10
Cochlear Implants Part 4 -- vol 2 issue 9
Cochlear Implants Part 3 -- vol 2 issue 8
ADARA Conference -- vol 2 issue 7
Cochlear Implants Part 2 -- vol 2 issue 6
Cochlear Implants Part 1-- vol 2 issue 5
Deaflympics -- vol 2 issue 4
Superbowl and Olympic Deaf Athletes -- vol 2 issue 3
Closed Captioning for Movies -- vol 1 issue 14
Closed Captioning for TV -- vol 1 issue 13
Telehealth Tips -- vol 1 issue 12
Communications Options Part 3-TAP -- vol 1 issue 11
Communications Options Part 2-VRS -- vol 1 issue 10
Communications Options Part 1-TTY -- vol 1 issue 9
The Game of Telephone-Word Salad -- vol 1 issue 8
How to get a Deaf Person’s Attention -- vol 1 issue 7
How to Work with an ASL Interpreter -- vol 1 issue 6
When to use an ASL Interpreter -- vol 1 issue 5
BJC BH Deaf Services Team -- vol 1 issue 4
Using TV to Understand Deaf Culture -- vol 1 issue 3
How to Refer to Telecounseling -- vol 1 issue 2
Intro to eDeaf News -- vol 1 issue 1

The BJC Behavioral Health Deaf Services Team receives funding from Missouri Department of Mental Health. It also receives funding through the St. Louis County Children's Service Fund for children through the age of 19 living in St. Louis County.

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