Support Team

Supporting our physicians at the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center is a multidisciplinary treatment team of nurses, therapists, social workers and technicians.

  • Angel Hargis, RN BMA

    ANGEL HARGIS, RN MBA
    Program Director

    Undergraduate School: Charity School of Nursing, ASN ; Loyola University New Orleans, BSN
    Graduate School: Southeastern Louisiana University, MBA

  • Nicholas Koehler, RN

    NICHOLAS KOEHLER, RN
    Nurse Manager

    Undergraduate School: LSU Health Science Center BS in Cardio-pulmonary science. Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge Associate Degree in Nursing
    Special Interests: Child/adolescent behavioral health, nursing management, program development

  • Mark Ely, MSW, LCSW

    MARK ELY, MSW, LCSW
    Senior Social Worker

    Undergraduate School: School for International Training Brattleboro, VT BS in Sociology
    Graduate School: University of Southern Mississippi Master’s Degree in Social Work
    Special Interests: Individual and Family Therapy, program development, supervising social work interns and unit social workers, developing behavioral health training programs.

  • Theresa Jacobsen, RN, BSN

    THERESA JACOBSEN, RN, BSN
    Clinical Liaison

    Undergraduate School: LSU Health Science Center BS in Nursing
    Special Interests: Referral Development, crisis intervention, child adolescent behavioral health, substance abuse prevention and intervention, community relations, event planning, program development, trafficking prevention and intervention with emphasis on community awareness, mental health educator

  • R. Keith Botello, MMT, MT-BC

    R. KEITH BOTELLO, MMT, MT-BC
    Music Therapist – Board-Certified

    Undergraduate School: Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
    Graduate School: Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX; Master’s Degree in Music Therapy
    Special Interests: Research involving cognitive behavioral music therapy assessments and treatment applications, Developed the “Music Therapy Assessment of Automatic Thoughts” Guest lectures on the use of group drumming and story-telling in music therapy. Trained in Nordoff & Robbins “Creative” Music Therapy within the DIR, ABA and Humanistic approaches is assisting individuals with Autism develop communication, social skills and self-expression

  • Amanda Maher, Registered Art Therapist, LPC

    AMANDA MAHER, REGISTERED ART THERAPIST, LPC
    Art Therapist

    Undergraduate School: School of Visual Arts in New York, NY BS in Fine Arts
    Graduate School: Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Master’s Degree in Art Therapy
    Special Interests: Facilitating art therapy groups that utilize artistic self-expression, the creative process, and the discussion of symbolic language to help patients resolve conflict and problem solve, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self- awareness and achieve insight