Clinical Team

Psychiatrists

Tracey L. Cornella-Carlson, MD, DFAACAP, CEDS

tracy bioDr. Cornella-Carlson is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who has been treating patients with eating disorders for more than a decade. She is currently co-owner and Medical Director of The REDI Clinic, and previously served as the Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital for 8 years. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), through which she has received certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist and is an IAEDP-approved supervisor. She is actively involved in the local Heartland chapter of IAEDP, where she currently serves as the Certification Chairperson. She has earned the honor of being a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, primarily due to her work in the eating disorder field. She is a current member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, where she served as co-chair for the Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group.

Dr. Cornella-Carlson received her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School in 1992. At Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Cornella-Carlson completed a three-year general psychiatry residency and a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, during which she was Chief Fellow.
Dr. Cornella-Carlson is licensed to practice psychiatry in the states of Wisconsin, California, and Texas. She has appeared as an eating disorder expert on TMJ4's "The Morning Blend" and on CBS. In her work at The REDI Clinic, she truly enjoys working collaboratively with the entire treatment team and with families to provide the highest quality care.

Theodore Weltzin, MD, FAED, FAPA, CEDS

Dr. Weltzin has been involved in treatment and research related to eating disorders for 30 years and is internationally recognized as a Expert in Eating Disorder Research and Treatment. He was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic from 1988 to 1994 and he served as the medical director of the Inpatient Center for Overcoming Problem Eating during that time. Dr. Weltzin was also on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin as the director of the Depression Treatment Program.

Dr. Weltzin is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), and has received certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist. He is also a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and has been honored as a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Dr. Weltzin is also a member of the Eating Disorder Research Society. He held the position of Medical Director of all Eating Disorder Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital from 2001 to 2014 and was the Medical Director of Regional Psychiatric Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital from January 2015 to March 2016.

Dr. Weltzin has written over 50 publications, lectured internationally and appeared as an expert on CNN, CBS and Good Morning America. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Eating Disorder Coalition as well as the editorial board for "Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention."

Dr. Weltzin decided to focus on being a member of The REDI Clinic team as a result of repeatedly observing during his career that “while less than 50% patients need inpatient or residential treatment, 100% of eating disorder patients require high quality outpatient treatment services to recover.”

Executive Director

David Drajkowski, MSW, LCSW

david bioDavid has been providing therapy in the field of eating disorders for almost 20 years in a variety of treatment settings. Before joining The REDI Clinic, he worked in his own outpatient practice in downtown Milwaukee. Prior to that, he was employed at Rogers Memorial Hospital as the lead therapist treating adolescents and young adults in the residential Eating Disorder Center. He was also the lead therapist of a partial hospitalization program at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee.

David is highly skilled in the treatment of adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. He has specialized training in Maudsley Family Therapy and trauma counseling. He uses an array of therapy styles, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). David has a genuine and engaging personality, and is able to create relationships with people that result in change and healing. In addition to providing individual and family therapy, he works most closely with the intensive outpatient program (IOP) for young adults. He also co-facilitates weekly group and multifamily therapy sessions in the IOP for children and adolescents.

His clients describe his therapeutic style as straight forward and realistic. He works with clients in a way that helps them evaluate themselves objectively, which allows them to put their eating disorder and underlying causes into perspective.

David completed his Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is credentialed by the State of Wisconsin as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Therapists

Ashley Learned, MA, LPC

Ashley Learned

Ashley is an energetic and passionate individual who provides a safe environment for clients to practice self-exploration. Within this process, clients discover their strengths, find meaning, and identify areas in which they would like to improve. She encourages clients to be curious about themselves instead of being judgmental, to gain insights and apply useful actions that lead to a more improved and satisfied emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.

Ashley earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and emphasizes a more holistic approach throughout the therapeutic process.

Ashley enjoys working with adolescents, families, and adults. She has experience facilitating Intensive Outpatient Programs and currently leads our binge and compulsive overeating “Purpose” psychotherapy group for adults. She has several years experience working with individuals and families affected by eating and anxiety disorders through her work as a life coach and psychotherapist. Ashley is currently credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is also trained as a Critical Incident Responder (CIR).

Angie Byers, MS, LPC, NCC

Angie ByersAngie is a passionate and dedicated professional who believes in the importance of assisting clients in discovering their motivations for recovery and overall wellness. Angie believes each individual possesses the ability to grow and achieve their personal goals. Working collaboratively with clients, Angie assists them in identifying barriers and effective strategies to achieve their picture of meaningful change.

Angie earned her Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the accredited, Walden University and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from UW-Milwaukee , majoring in both Psychology and Communication. Angie completed her Practicum and Internship at The REDI Clinic and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Upon graduating with her Masters, Angie earned her National Certified Counselor certification.

Angie works with adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of approaches best suited for the individual case. She provides group therapy within the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as well. Prior to her work at The REDI Clinic, Angie gained experience working with individuals and families impacted by eating disorders and anxiety disorders at a transitional living program. She volunteered at Cope Services and Waukesha's Women's Center, gaining experience in crisis intervention and trauma response. Angie is a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Outside of her work at The REDI Clinic, Angie enjoys spending time with family, running, writing and traveling.

Brittany Campbell, MSAT, LPC

Katie BehrensBrittany is an outgoing, energetic, and creative individual that blends together artistic processes and therapeutic interventions to foster relationships with her clients that help promote change, personal growth, and healing.  She strongly believes in a holistic approach to treatment in order to address not only the presenting problem, but also how it interacts with each area of the individual’s emotional, mental, and physical health and their surrounding relationships and environment.

Brittany received her Masters of Science in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She has experience with experiential therapy, traditional therapy with a focus on person-centered and strengths-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and family therapy.  During her graduate studies, Brittany completed over 500 hours of her practicum experience with the adolescent and adult Eating Disorder Program at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI.  Brittany co-facilitated and facilitated her own art therapy groups under the direct supervision of the primary Art Therapist, in addition to working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team by assisting with individual assessments, individual therapy, and group therapy.  Brittany completed the remainder of her practicum experience facilitating her own art therapy groups with adult women struggling with substance abuse and individual art therapy sessions with children at Metahouse in Milwaukee, WI.

Brittany enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and adults in both group and individual settings.  She provides group therapy within the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as well Art Therapy groups at the REDI Clinic.  Prior to joining the REDI Clinic team, Brittany gained experience working with individuals and families affected by eating and anxiety disorders as a Residential Counselor at the Eating Disorder Center followed by working as the Program Therapist for the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program with Rogers Memorial Hospital.  Brittany currently holds a Professional Counselor License, and is working under the supervision of a credentialed Art Therapist towards her Art Therapy licensure.

Katie Behrens, MS, LPC, NCC

Katie BehrensKatie is passionate about helping individuals enhance personal well-being and overall mental health. She emphasizes the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship to promote change and growth. Katie believes that by helping the client identify and process emotional, behavioral, and environmental barriers, the client will learn valuable skills to better cope with life stressors.

Katie earned her Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in trauma and crisis from the accredited, Walden University. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from UW-Oshkosh. Katie is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University, in which she will be completing her dissertation on the study of eating disorders among athletes.  Katie completed both her graduate practicum and internships at The REDI Clinic, where she focused on the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring mental illness. She has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. Katie values the use of a multi-modal therapy approach to effectively address the needs of the client.

Katie enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has assisted in facilitating the child/adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP), young adult IOP, and adult IOP at The REDI Clinic, as well as providing individual therapy. Katie has also gained experience working with anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders through her work in the child/adolescent day treatment program and adolescent dual diagnosis IOP and partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Rogers Memorial Hospital. Katie is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and currently holds a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor credential.

Dietitians

Sarah Biskobing, RD, CD

Sarah BiskobingSarah Biskobing is a Registered and Certified Dietitian. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. She then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship trough Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sarah has been specializing in the nutritional treatment of eating disorders since 2008. Prior to joining the REDI Clinic, Sarah provided individual and group nutrition counseling and education to adult and adolescent clients and their families in the residential Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital.

Sarah works with male and female clients of all ages and uses motivational interviewing as well as evidence based practice in the nutrition therapy that she provides. On the side, Sarah writers for her self run blog titled, "RD 4 ED: Nutrition Help for Eating Disorder Recovery" (found at: www.rd4ed.com). Sarah believes there are no good or bad foods and that all foods are appropriate when incorporated into a balanced and varied food intake. Her goal is to challenge her client's eating disorder thinking so that she can assist them in living a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Natalie Harris, RD, CD

Natalie HarrisNatalie J. Harris, RD, CD is a registered dietitian who received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed her internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Natalie completed additional training in Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD.

Prior to working in the outpatient and intensive outpatient setting, she gained experience treating clients with eating disorders in partial hospitalization, residential and inpatient levels of care. Natalie enjoys the opportunity to assist individuals and groups in normalizing their eating in an outpatient setting by assisting in the transition from a meal plan to intuitive eating as a long term recovery tool. Motivational Interviewing is the main method Natalie uses to assist individuals in their recovery process.

Emily Filiatreaux, RD, CD

Emily FiliatreauxEmily is a registered dietitian who received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She completed her dietetic internship at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.

Prior to joining the REDI Clinic, Emily had experience treating children and adolescents with eating disorders in an inpatient setting at Rogers Memorial Hospital. She currently works with young adults in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), lending nutritional counseling and support. Emily has a patient-centered, open-minded counseling style that focuses on assisting individuals establish a healthy approach to eating, as well as a positive body image.

Nursing

Kathleen Zabala, RN, BSN

Kathleen ZabalaKathleen is a registered nurse who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of San Francisco in California. She has been working in the field of nursing for over 34 years, with focus in the specialty of eating disorders since 2004. Before joining The REDI Clinic, she worked at Rogers Memorial Hospital in the child and adolescent general mental health inpatient unit, and was a member of the initial team that started an inpatient eating disorder unit for children and adolescents, also at Rogers Memorial Hospital.

Kathleen currently works with adolescents and adults in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at The REDI Clinic, focusing on monitoring physical health and facilitating groups to educate clients on the medical and physical consequences of eating disorder behaviors. She enjoys the opportunity to motivate patients to become advocates for their own health and well-being, while learning to develop respect and acceptance of their bodies.

Administrative Staff

Carly Vanden Acker, Office Manager

Carly Vanden AckerCarly started working in the eating disorder field in 2011 and joined The REDI Clinic in 2014. She likes being able to work with various aspects of clinic operations -- including working with insurance, marketing, and general tech support -- to keep everything running smoothly. She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary practice where clients are able to get the treatment they need under one roof, and always tries to make sure that clients have a welcoming and comfortable experience. When she's not at work, Carly enjoys arts and crafts, traveling, and sporting events.

Beth Casey, Receptionist

Beth has worked in the mental health field since 2014 and has been with The REDI Clinic since 2016. She is passionate about helping others and enjoys getting to know patients during their recovery process. Originally from Wisconsin, she has also lived in Florida and the South of France. Beth enjoys traveling, spending time outside and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Sam Bartelt, Receptionist

Sam graduated from The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Engagement and Education. She is continuing her education by pursing a Masters degree in Administrative Leadership. Sam is intrigued and motivated by administrative tasks and enjoys helping the office stay organized. She likes making sure clients feel comfortable and welcome at their appointments. In her spare time, Sam enjoys reading, going to concerts, sports, and traveling.

Employment/Training Opportunities

The REDI Clinic is always looking for clinicians who are passionate about treating individuals with eating disorders.
If you are interested in pursuing a career at The REDI Clinic, please contact us at (414) 727-4455 or send your resume/CV to info@therediclinic.com