Catherine B. Hasler, Ph.D.
Dr. Hasler (also known as Dr. H., Dr. Cathy) is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of CABH, Inc. She received her B.A. in psychology at Northwestern University and M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on children and families, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Hasler conducted her Master’s research on parent-adolescent conflict and depression. Her doctoral research examined perfectionism and self-esteem in gifted, high-achieving, and average students. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center Department of Child Psychiatry. Her clinical experience includes work in residential, hospital, and outpatient settings. She has worked with a broad spectrum of mental health issues including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disabilities, pediatric neuropsychology, preschool behavior problems, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, adolescent behavior disorders, inpatient substance abuse, and residential treatment of schizophrenic patients. She has been in private practice since 1998, opening CABH, Inc. in 2003. Dr. Hasler is licensed in Missouri and also has the authority to practice telepsychology in states participating in PSYPACT.
Dr. Hasler specializes in differential diagnosis of learning, behavioral, and emotional problems in children and adolescents. She not only conducts thorough psychological evaluations of children, but also provides therapy and intervention services for children, families, and adults. She has extensive experience consulting with area schools about the behavioral, emotional, and learning needs of children. Dr. Hasler is also available to conduct child-focused custody evaluations for families in need of guidance for how to best meet the needs of their child(ren) post-divorce. Dr. Hasler is also a certified mediator. Her clinical interests include depression and mood disorders, anxiety, the socio-emotional needs of the intellectually gifted, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, adolescent development, and parenting. Dr. Hasler also works with children and teens with LGBTQIA+ identities and concerns; she helps families with concerns with their children's gender identity and sexual orientations to best understand how to support their children. Dr. Hasler is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis available as a coach or child specialist for families going through divorce who want a collaborative approach as opposed to a courtroom setting.
Dr. Hasler enjoys spending her time with her husband, Rick, 20-year-old twins (when they are available), and their dogs, Jack and Dobby. They enjoy board games (especially when they are Harry Potter-themed), reading, and art fairs.
Lauren Ruth, MA, LPC
Lauren Ruth (Lauren, Miss Lauren) is a licensed professional counselor who received her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Webster University. Ms. Ruth has worked with children and adolescents in a residential and day treatment program. She has facilitated groups for adolescents in the school setting to help develop social skills. Ms. Ruth provides counseling to children, teens, and young adults with anxiety, depression/bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD. She facilitates the Social Skills group at CABH, Inc. for children of all ages. She provides psychometry and administrative assistance for Dr. Hasler. Ms. Ruth is Dr. Hasler's assistant with child-focused custody evaluations.
Ashley Kernan, MA, PLPC
Ashley Kernan (Ashley, Miss Ashley) is a provisionally licensed professional counselor who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She completed her clinical internship placement at Saint Louis University’s Department of Neurology and Psychiatry. She has previous experience working in St. Clair County Head Start locations. She has experience providing psychometry and therapy services in a private practice setting. Her clinical interests include working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, attentional deficits, burnout, post-traumatic symptoms, and life transitions. Mrs. Kernan provides psychometry and therapy services at CABH, Inc. under Dr. Hasler's supervision. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Pongo, or visiting local nurseries to pick up more houseplants.
Isaac Alexander is the Office Manager for CABH, Inc. He received a BA in English Literature from Northwestern University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree through University of Missouri’s iSchool. Mr. Alexander is excited to be in the office part-time to provide administrative support and to assist new and returning patients.
Holly Lauter, MSW, LCSW
Mrs. Lauter obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from St. Louis University. She has a wide variety of experience working with youth in both institutional and private practice settings. She has a background in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse issues in adolescents. Previously, Mrs. Lauter worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections, was a DUI assessor for St. Clair County, Illinois, provided substance abuse education groups, conducted student groups for local schools, and was the manager of a girls’ home for at-risk youth. Mrs. Lauter’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, attentional deficits, substance abuse, and divorce issues. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is available to conduct groups for children and adolescents focusing on substance abuse, divorce issues, and social skills.
Richard Hasler, MA, Gifted Education
Resources for Academic Headway, a division of CABH, Inc.
Richard Hasler, M.A. Gifted Education Mr. Hasler has Missouri lifetime certification in Elementary Education, Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Social Studies, and K-12 Gifted Education. He has been a been a classroom teacher and gifted specialist in the Saint Louis area for over 20 years. He has provided individual tutoring for gifted students, multiply-exceptional students, and students with various learning issues. Mr. Hasler has also provided professional development in the areas of curriculum differentiation and design for a number of local school districts and systems. He has presented at several national, regional and local professional conferences on various aspects of gifted education, curriculum design, system design, and staff development.
Jack is an eleven-year-old Airedale Terrier who works at CABH with Dr. Hasler as a therapy dog. Jack has been working at CABH since he was two. He loves to show off his tricks to new and returning patients at CABH in order to earn treats. He greets individuals and families either through the check-in window or in the waiting room in between appointments. He is named after the main character in the Rick Riordan book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Jack believes that women's purses are for carrying dog treats as he has discovered many a tasty snack in women's purses over the years! Jack also loves to teach children who are afraid of dogs how to become less afraid and know how to handle themselves with new dogs. During COVID, Jackson missed seeing everyone in person, but was often seen taking a nap near Dr. Hasler. He is happy to be back at the office part-time as services continue to be provided in a hybrid model of in-person and teletherapy services.
Dobby is a four-year-old miniature goldendoodle. He has been trained by Dr. Hasler and Jack to be a therapy dog; he has been coming to the office since he was nine weeks old as his disposition was just meant to be a therapy dog. He loves to come to work and loves to cuddle with people of all ages! He has obtained his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He sometimes is available during online appointments with Dr. Hasler but also likes to keep Dr. Hasler's family company while she works online. He is very excited to be back at the office part-time. He will often be seen carrying toys to people as they enter the office, inviting them to play. Dobby is named after the loyal house elf in the Harry Potter series.