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Valley Health expands team of health providers

November 26, 2018
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HUNTINGTON — Valley Health Systems added three health providers in the Tri-State region.

Dr. Kellee Boster, a psychologist, will serve patients at several locations within the system’s network, including Valley Health-Highlawn and Valley Health-East Huntington.

She will provide behavioral health treatment to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress and more. Additionally, she will provide integrated primary care mental health services to assist patients with adjusting to and coping with chronic medical conditions and other health-related concerns.

Boster earned a B.A. in psychology, an M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology, and a Psy. D in clinical psychology — all from Marshall University. In addition, Boster completed an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in Interprofessional Mental Health with the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, this past August.

Boster’s training also included completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas.

She completed a rural community practicum and worked as a full-time psychology assistant from June 2014 to July 2016 at the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. Her duties there included substance use-related individual and group therapy for incarcerated males and females. She also completed an advanced community practicum from August 2013 to August 2014 with Valley Health.

Erica Morgos joined the growing team of behavioral health providers at Valley Health–East Huntington.

In her role at Valley Health as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, Morgos will treat patients of all ages who require psychiatric evaluation and treatment, including the prescription and management of medications for conditions that include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and more.

Morgos obtained her bachelor of science in Nursing in 2001 from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She gained early experience working in Lexington at UK HealthCare, followed by several years at Behavioral Connections of Wood County in Bowling Green, Ohio. She completed a master of science in nursing in 2015 from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with an emphasis in psychiatric mental health. Most recently, Morgos worked as a nurse practitioner for the Outpatient Behavioral Medicine Unit at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Dr. Shelby McGuire, a psychologist and behavioral health consultant, is slated to care for patients in integrated primary care at several network locations, including Valley Health-Highlawn, Valley Health-East Huntington and Valley Health-Southside.

McGuire is qualified to provide strategic behavioral health treatment to both adults and children established with primary care providers. She works with a myriad of concerns, including anxiety, depression, weight management, insomnia, asthma management, substance use disorders and more.

McGuire earned a B.A. in psychology in 2013 from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. She earned a M.A. in 2015 and a Psy.D. in 2018, both in clinical psychology, from Marshall University’s APA accredited program.

McGuire is already very familiar with Valley Health and its integrated model of patient-centered care having served as a practicum student with Valley Health–East Huntington from August 2016 to May 2017 while completing her doctorate degree.

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