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Behavioral Medicine

Alvin E. Lake III, Ph.D., F.A.H.S.

Dr. Alvin Lake

Dr. Alvin Lake, a licensed psychologist, received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Michigan. He is Director of the Behavioral Medicine Division at the Institute, and Associate Program Director of the Head•Pain Treatment Unit at St. Josepht Mercy Chelsea (formerly Chelsea Community Hospital). Dr. Lake has achieved both national and international recognition for his clinical work, research publications, and patient-oriented articles on headache and is an invited lecturer to professional audiences across the nation. He is co-author of the book Refractory Migraine: Mechanisms and Management. He is a Fellow and former Board member of the American Headache Society and the American Council on Headache Education (ACHE), and served on the editorial board of the scientific journal Headache from 1992-2003. Dr. Lake is a Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Biofeedback Certification Institute Alliance (BCIA). He is a founding member of the Institute and has been an influential force in its direction and accomplishments since 1978.

Jeffrey D. Pingel, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeff Pingell

Dr. Jeffrey Pingel, a licensed psychologist and certified biofeedback practitioner, completed his doctoral education at Ohio University where he was actively involved in research and writing scientific publications related to headache. Dr. Pingel provides behavioral treatment for patients suffering co-existing pain, mood, and sleep disorders, and serves as a consultant to the Head•Pain Treatment Unit at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.

Lisa B. Ensfield, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Ensfield

Dr. Lisa Ensfield, a licensed psychologist, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tufts University. She received her Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, specializing in treating mood disorders. She completed her Predoctoral Psychology Internship at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor with an emphasis on behavioral medicine and pain management. She has been an active member of the Psychology Service at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Head•Pain Treatment Unit since 1998. She is currently the lead psychologist on this inpatient unit, where she works with both individual patients and their families using cognitive behavioral techniques.

   

Kallie England, LLMSW

Kallie England Kallie England, a licensed social worker, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her graduate studies focused on individual and group treatment approaches for people living with chronic pain. She completed a Practicum in Clinical Social Work at the University of Michigan Psychological Clinic, where her training focused on ACT, CBT, and Mindfulness-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. She provides behavioral treatment and psychoeducation to patients and their families at MHNI.