192524 – Compass Health Outpatient: Eastern Region

Intern Positions: 1

About These Rotations

Compass Health’s outpatient internship placements are divided into regions, as all outpatient offices offer the same core internship experiences, with additional possible experiences variable by location. Specific offices are likely to be communicated during the interview process for additional clarity. Each office is equipped with the testing and training materials necessary for the interns to complete the requirements of their training year.

Potential office locations within this region include:

  • Wentzville
  • St. Charles

Training Opportunities

Primary experiences at all Compass Health sites include:

  • Outpatient Therapy – Individual and Family
  • Psychological assessment

Additional possible experiences are listed below. An average of 10+ intervention hours per week is expected and a minimum of ten psychological evaluations are completed during the training year. Services provided range from brief individual or family counseling dealing with issues such as depression and anxiety to longer-term care and support for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Psychology interns at Compass Health sites utilize both hands-on and virtual training as well as a full training library of web-based programs.

Additional training experiences that are subject to availability include:

  • School-based therapy 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) consult team, skills group, and individual therapy 
  • Group therapy (schedules and specific groups vary)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment with the ADOS-2 

Rotation Schedule

Outpatient interns with Compass Health will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day; requested changes to these hours may be considered (e.g., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm) but are not guaranteed. No weekend work or after-hours on-call is required, and staying within a 40-hour work week is strongly supported. Interns at this location will spend all their time in their assigned outpatient office, with a possible minor rotation in a nearby office or school-based setting. Daily schedules will vary based on intern interest and need, though a sample schedule is shown below.

Example Schedule
Time of Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 am Individual Therapy Paperwork Assessment Admin Individual Therapy Didactics
9:00 am Primary Supervision Individual Therapy Assessment Admin Paperwork Didactics
10:00 am Individual Therapy Co-Assessment Report Writing DBT Consult Team Didactics
11:00 am Paperwork Co-Assessment Report Writing DBT Consult Team Didactics
12:00 pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 pm Prof. Dev. Intern Group Individual Therapy Group Supervision Report Writing Primary Supervision
2:00 pm Assessment Admin Individual Therapy Individual Therapy Report Writing Individual Therapy
3:00 pm Assessment Admin Paperwork Peer Consultation Additional Supervision Journal Review
4:00 pm Report Writing Individual Therapy Individual Therapy Individual Therapy Journal Review

Please note that not every experience is identical and site schedules are a general guideline. Interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed. What is provided above is an example of what the work week might look like for an intern at this site.

Placement Locations

The primary office in this rotation, Wentzville, is approximately 3.5 hours from the in-person didactic locations in Springfield, MO and 1.5 hours from the in-person didactic locations.

Select “Compass Health – Eastern Region” in the map filter below to show only the locations specific to this track.


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APPIC Training Experiences

Treatment Modalities

Example treatment modalities (as listed by APPIC):

Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Intervention
Major Area (50%+)
Couples Intervention
Family Intervention
Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Intervention
Community Intervention
Crisis Intervention
Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Intervention
Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-Term Intervention
Experience (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation
Primary Care
Supervision of Prac. Students
Evidence-Based Practice
Major Area (50%+)
Evidence-Based Research

Supervised Experiences

Most commonly seen diagnoses at this office location include ADHD, PTSD, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, various personality disorders, a variety of psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our most frequent referrals for psychological assessment are for ADHD and ASD. 

Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):

Health Psychology   N/A
Forensics / Corrections
Women’s Health   N/A
Sexual Offenders
  N/A Geropsychology   N/A
Eating Disorders   Exposure (1% to 20%) Pediatrics   N/A
Sexual Disorders   Exposure (1% to 20%) School   N/A
Sports Psychology   N/A Counseling   Major Area (50%+)
Rehabilitation Psychology   N/A
Vocational / Career Development
Physical Disabilities   Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy
  Experience (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities   Exposure (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy
Developmental Disabilities   Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion / Spirituality
Assessment   Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatment
  Major Area (50%+)
Neuropsychology – Adult   N/A
Public Policy / Advocacy
Neuropsychology – Child
Program Development/Evaluation
Serious Mental Illness   Major Area (50%+) Supervision   N/A
Anxiety Disorders   Emphasis (31% to 49%) Research   N/A
Trauma/PTSD   Major Area (50%+) Administration   N/A
Sexual Abuse
  Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated Health Care–Primary
Substance Use Disorders   Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated Health Care–Specialty

Patient Populations




Most Compass Health clients are Caucasian, chronically mentally ill, and/or lower SES. All of our clients are underserved. Patients at our locations often manage barriers such as transportation, cost, and childcare. Many of our areas served do not have public transportation, and thus the cost of a vehicle and gasoline, as well as car insurance, can cause difficulty. In addition, many of our clients do not have access to affordable childcare, which is also a barrier to them receiving treatment.

Our larger offices tend to be closer to larger cities, and as a result serve a more diverse clientele with higher levels of education and SES. We serve the lifespan with respect to therapy and assessment. The following table shows a breakdown of some patient demographics across the agency:

Our Supervisors

While we won’t know your exact supervisor assignments until the internship starts, these are examples of some of the individuals you may work with over the course of your year at the site. 

Taylor Montgomery, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist 

Dr. Taylor Montgomery completed her Masters of Science degree at the University of Kansas in Counseling Psychology. She then attended Saint Louis University where she earned her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology with a research emphasis in health, performance, and sport psychology. Dr. Montgomery completed her pre-doctoral internship in St. Louis at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Psychology Consortium. Dr. Montgomery has a generalist training background and has clinical experience in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, athletic departments, business consulting settings, community mental health agencies, trauma centers, adult and child inpatient hospitals, and residential treatment facilities. Dr. Montgomery enjoys utilizing her skills in various activities including conducting individual and group therapy, administering psychological testing, supervising, and consulting. At Compass Health, Dr. Montgomery provides direct clinical services to clients through therapy and testing. She also provides supervision to pre-doctoral students and practicum students. Dr. Montgomery adopts an integrated approach that includes aspects from interpersonal therapy, emotion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, CBT, and mindfulness.

Jaedyn Bonner, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Dr. Bonner completed her pre-doctoral internship at Compass Health Network during the 2020-2021 internship year. She received her B.S. in psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2016 and went on to receive her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS in 2021. Dr. Bonner utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach with many of her clients while also utilizing multiple other theoretical orientations based on clients’ needs. Additionally, Dr. Bonner has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Along with CBT and DBT, Dr. Bonner has also been trained in trauma treatment approaches (e.g., Written Exposure Therapy) and continues to use evidence-based approaches for trauma treatment (e.g., Cognitive Processing Therapy). She also conducts psychological assessment with individuals across the lifespan for a variety of presenting problems (e.g., personality, cognitive, ADHD). Dr. Bonner also assists in the clinical and professional development of pre-doctoral interns and practicum students at Compass Health, serving as a primary supervisor.

Beth McCadden, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist 

Dr. Beth McCadden (pronouns she, her, hers) is a licensed psychologist who has been with Compass Health Network since 2018, where she began as a provisional licensed psychologist. She earned her master’s degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah. Dr. McCadden completed her clinical internship at Brigham Young University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, and a post-doctoral residency at the Counseling Center at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Dr. McCadden works with adult clients using a cognitive behavioral framework while incorporating interventions from various evidenced – based treatments. She is trained in CBT, DBT, CPT, and FMT (Feminist – Multicultural therapy). Dr. McCadden specializes in working with and advocating for members of the LGBTQ+ population, individuals impacted by racial injustices, and survivors of sexual trauma. In addition to providing psychotherapy services, Dr. McCadden thoroughly enjoys providing supervision to graduate students across all levels of training.

Eastern Region

Wentzville is a busy place, with a lot to do! Located 40 minutes from downtown St. Louis, you have quick and easy access to the Gateway Arch, Forest Park, the Art and History Museums, St. Louis Zoo, the Muny, and the St. Louis Science Center. St. Louis is also home to the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues, and St. Charles County hosts the River City Rascals and The River City Rage, an indoor arena football team. Within Wentzville itself, they host the annual St. Charles County Fair and St. Louis Renaissance Festival, as well as the Wentzville Days Fair and Music Festival.

Many interns choose to live in St. Charles County (St. Charles, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Wentzville) as they are closer to the office, though we do have some who live in St. Louis County because there is more to do. The latter is a longer commute, so it depends on commute desirability. Some interns have chosen to live near Streets of St. Charles (specifically Chapter at the Streets of St. Charles). There is a lot of entertainment and activities in this area, great for young professionals who maybe don’t have people moving with them and would easily be able to meet people. St. Peters and O’Fallon are more suburb areas and generally safe with no significant concerns. Lake St. Louis is a nice area nearby that has shopping, dining, etc and safe places to live. Wentzville is probably the furthest West of the city recommended. Some of our interns who are married and/or have families prefer this area. If you want to be really close to the office, there are new apartments right next to the office called Aventura at Wentzville that are really nice and close to the highway so it is easy to get places.

• Are there any areas around your office to avoid?

Further west of Wentzville (Warrenton, Old Monroe, Troy, etc) is pretty rural and far from activities and entertainment. Locations such as Tower Grove or Soulard wouldn’t be recommended due to a long commute.

  • Are there specific areas that trainees tend to live?
    • Chapter at the Streets of St. Charles
    • Aventura
    • Grand Central at the Junction
    • Prospect Place Apartments
    • Synergy at the Meadows
    • Solstice
  • Is there any public transportation in your area that an intern would be able to utilize?
    • Unfortunately, in St. Charles County there is not public transportation. You would definitely need a car and/or would have to rely on ubers. In the city, there is the metro but that does not come out this way. The closest stop is still 45 minutes away.
  • Any other information you are willing to share that you think would be useful to an incoming intern moving to your area in Missouri!
    • We have supervisors that have lived in St. Charles County for nearly 10 ten years so if anyone has questions they are happy to chat with them about specifics!