MEET OUR STAFF

Highly Qualified & Caring

Connie Alexander, MD

Dr. Connie Alexander graduated St. Georges University School of Medicine, and completed her residency program in adult psychiatry at The Medical University of South Carolina in 1999. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and specializes in addiction medicine and adult psychology.

Todd Magro, MD

Dr. Magro is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed his residency at The Medical University of South Carolina in 2012, where he participated in the National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded fellowship Drug Abuse Research Training Program, focusing on medications for treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders. He then completed the Addiction Psychiatry subspecialty fellowship at MUSC in 2013 and joined Barrier Islands Psychiatry. Dr. Magro’s interests include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Suboxone (buprenorphine), addiction, and the connection between the brain and body. He also loves barbecue, running, biking, and the Lowcountry lifestyle. View his professional profile on LinkedIn.

Julia Rodriguez, APRN

I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and I work with clients who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, and schizophrenia. My approach to care is tailored to the client’s needs and may include psychotherapy and/or medication, depending on his or her preferences. I also incorporate nutrition and exercise as treatment tools based on the most up-to-date research about these approaches. I am experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT for eating disorders, Exposure Therapy for OCD and specific phobias, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, and marriage counseling. Hablo Español y estoy ofreciendo servicios a la comunidad Hispana.

Stacey Whitaker PA-C

Stacey Whitaker Stacey Whitaker is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and went on to complete her Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University. She enjoys working in behavioral medicine, with patients going through life changes, or dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia and dementia related behaviors.

Leah Yeager, LISW-CP

Life can sometimes be unpredictable and feel overwhelming. I am here to help you navigate your path when it gets difficult and causes anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues and maladaptive means of coping like substance abuse. Through an integrative approach utilizing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, we will identify thoughts and behaviors that are not serving you. I have worked with adults, adolescents and couples struggling with life transitions, stress management, self-doubt, sexual issues, trauma and addiction. If you are seeking a non-judgmental, supportive environment where you can receive collaboration and guidance to make changes towards a more fulfilling, easeful life, please reach out.

Claire D’Andrea, MSW, LISW

Sometimes people find that they have unhealthy ways of dealing with strong emotion. Learning new techniques can be very difficult, but I am here to help. I use creative, eclectic, philosophical, and spiritual techniques in my therapy. I have experience with teens, adults, couples and families. Whether you’re just a little stressed out, going through a tough life transition, or you’re experiencing acute crisis – talking to someone can help. My specialty is designing therapy around what you’re going through – Depression, anxiety, addiction, self harm, or relationship problems; we’ll work together to get through it. Each person is on a unique path and I believe therapy should be tailored to you individually. Whether you’re looking for a listening ear, gentle guidance, or strong coaching I intend to create a relationship that encourages growth and change.