Dr Crader created UKPsych so that she could treat her patients with respect, compassion, and honesty. She found in her training that patients were often treated poorly and kept in some of the worst conditions. It became her passion to create a new clinic with a new model of care. A place where the patients’ needs were put before the needs of the business. She started from the ground up: nice premises, new home-style furniture, the latest technology, free luxury snacks and drinks, therapy dogs, and extended appointments. After 2 years, we now know that this is a winning combination, and we have achieved the highest ratings of any psychiatric clinic in Tulsa. Everyone at UKPsych now goes to work every day knowing that we are changing lives, and changing Tulsa. We are excited to see what happens in the next two years. She is currently embracing Medical Marijuana as an adjunct tool for her patients, and has recently opened her first dispensary: UKHash!
Dr Crader graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver in the year 2012. She holds a BSc in Computer Science. She is (or has been) a member of Mensa, The British Computer Society, The American Medical Association, and The American Psychiatric Association. She believes that patience, rational observation, and detailed scientific notes enable her to make nearly all her patients better. She originates from the UK, but found the class and welfare systems to be too stifling for her entrepreneurial imagination. She proudly calls Tulsa her home and loves to spend weekends doing activities with her family. She is a huge fan of dogs and donates to canine charities every month.
Brenda Richards is an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner & joined the practice in January 2020. She has a varied educational background. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in Business Management & a minor degree in Human Resources from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2007. She then graduated summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University with her BSN in 2013. In 2019, she graduated summa cum laude from Regis College with her MSN.
In her spare time, Brenda is an avid reader & animal lover. Her interests include cycling, swimming, fitness training, snorkeling, & using her own kayak on area lakes. Brenda also enjoys designing & creating hand-made crocheted blankets. She also loves hiking & traveling with her husband, & visiting the ocean as often as possible.
Brenda has always had an interest in psychiatric medicine, particularly helping patients suffering from anxiety and depression. She is currently accepting new patients.
Heather Robinson is our Communication Specialist and checks patients in and out at our 91st and Sheridan location. She has been with us since September of 2018. Her email address is Heather.Robinson@ukpsych.com. Her direct line is 970-834-8610.
Robert Meador, a Tulsa-based MSW, and CBIS, has been providing therapeutic services to Tulsa area children, teens, adults, couples and families since 2001.Robert sees adults for a variety of reasons including divorce, relationships, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, chemical dependence/addiction recovery, relapse prevention etc.
Robert strives to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams. Robert’s background includes careers as an educator, foster care therapist, neurologic rehabilitation therapist, as well as inpatient and outpatient therapist.
Outside of his career, Robert enjoys gardening, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
Lizy Andrews is the Office Manager at our 41st location. She has been with us since July of 2019. Her Email address is email@example.com. Her Direct number is 918-921-7223.
Brandi Edens is our Billing and Collections Manager at our 41st St. location. She has been with us since July of 2019. Her email address is Brandi.firstname.lastname@example.org. Her direct line is 918-921-7227.
Maranda Childers is the Front Office Receptionist at our 41st location. She has been with us since July of 2018. Her email address is Maranda.Childers@ukpsych.com office phone is 970-834-8610.
Becky Smith has been with us since October 2020 and is our 91st front office receptionist. Her direct number is 539.202.2988 and can also be reached at email@example.com.
Janelle is a physician assistant specializing in psychiatry. She was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University, where she obtained her physician assistant degree. After graduating, she relocated to Tulsa and joined UKPsych in Sept 2019.
Janelle has a special interest in helping those who suffer with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse.
When Janelle is not at UKPsych she enjoys hiking, traveling, yoga, and spending time with friends and family. She is currently accepting new patients. Please see her availability on the online patient portal.
Candace Andrews is our front office receptionist at our 41st St. location. She joined UKPsych in September of 2019. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Her direct line is 539-202-2988.
James Bleeker is our Medication Coordinator at the 91st and Sheridan location. His job duties are medication refills and prior authorizations and checking patients in and out. He has been with us since December of 2018. His direct email address is James.Bleeker@ukpsych.com. His direct line is 539-202-2989.