About Our Team
John McAlpine, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist, Owner
Dr. John McAlpine received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University in January 1991. He is the owner and one of the founders of OCCS. John has over 30 years experience as a Licensed Psychologist working with adolescents and adults, and specializes in psychological testing – cognitive/intellectual, adaptive behavior and personality – for Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Social Security applications or appeals, MFIP assessments. In addition, he provides Health and Behavior assessments to bariatric surgery applicants and offers individual therapy to those in need to make lifestyle changes pre and post surgery. John also offers individual therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment problems and various other psychiatric disorders.
Fax: 651 481-3907
Sherry Berde, M.A.
Sherry obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1990 from St Mary’s University. She provides individual therapy and psychological assessments to adolescents and adults (ages 14 and older). She specializes in health and behavioral assessments for bariatric surgery candidates. Sherry incorporates elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Skills Training, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her practice. She works with people who have anxiety, depressive, adjustment, and eating disorders, relationship and esteem difficulties, as well as those who have experienced trauma, grief and loss. She has an interest in sports psychology. Member of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Fax: 651 309-4379
Rebecca Pihl, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Indepedent Clinical Social Worker
Becky graduated from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine clinical social work program with her MSW degree in 2003. She provides adult individual psychotherapy for anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment difficulties and trauma. Issues of focus include grief/loss, life transition, the emotional effects of chronic illness, and family relationships. She has experience working with all stages of the life cycle. Becky uses an interpersonal process approach– a relational framework that integrates multiple theories and draws from a variety of therapy approaches to help individuals find more emotional peace and build skills for healthier functioning. Becky has specialized training in EMDR to help individuals address the core of self-defeating patterns and move toward new ways of experiencing the world. Please see her profile on Psychology Today.
Fax: 651 344-0652
Todd Sigler, Psy.D.
Dr. Sigler earned his Doctoral Degree as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of St Thomas in 2002. He works with children ages 6 and older and adults. He specializes in psychological testing for Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, psychiatric disorders such as mood, anxiety, trauma, neurocognitive disorders, and Waiver for Disability Exceptions evaluations. He also conducts Health & Behavior Assessments prior to a bariatric surgery and spinal cord stimulator placement. He has extensive experience and training working with newly arrived refugees, immigrants, and geriatric and GLBT individuals. In individual therapy he uses approaches from Developmental, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavior therapies. He works collaboratively with social workers, parents, mental health providers, physicians and lawyers, and is experienced in working with language interpreters.
Fax: 612 392-0400
Maurice Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Smith earned his earned his Doctoral Degree as a Clinical Psychologist from Wayne State University in 1988. He works with children ages 12 and older, adolescents and adults. Dr. Smith specializes in psychological testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, school accommodations, personality/psychiatric disorders and Social Security applications or appeals. In individual therapy he uses a Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Training and/or behavioral approach and works with people with various types of anxiety, depressive and adjustment disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disabilities and ADHD. He works closely with parents, teachers, physicians and other providers. Dr. Smith is experienced in working with language interpreters and culturally diverse populations. He is a member of the Autism Society of Minnesota. www.psychologytoday.com
Fax: 651 846-5877