Behavioral Medicine

Alvin E. Lake III, Ph.D., F.A.H.S.

Dr. Alvin Lake

Dr. Alvin Lake, a licensed psychologist, received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Michigan. He is Director of the Behavioral Medicine Division at the Institute, and Associate Program Director of the Head•Pain Treatment Unit at St. Josepht Mercy Chelsea (formerly Chelsea Community Hospital). Dr. Lake has achieved both national and international recognition for his clinical work, research publications, and patient-oriented articles on headache and is an invited lecturer to professional audiences across the nation. He is co-author of the book Refractory Migraine: Mechanisms and Management. He is a Fellow and former Board member of the American Headache Society and the American Council on Headache Education (ACHE), and served on the editorial board of the scientific journal Headache from 1992-2003. Dr. Lake is a Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Biofeedback Certification Institute Alliance (BCIA). He is a founding member of the Institute and has been an influential force in its direction and accomplishments since 1978.

Jeffrey D. Pingel, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeff Pingell

Dr. Jeffrey Pingel, a licensed psychologist and certified biofeedback practitioner, completed his doctoral education at Ohio University where he was actively involved in research and writing scientific publications related to headache. Dr. Pingel provides behavioral treatment for patients suffering co-existing pain, mood, and sleep disorders, and serves as a consultant to the Head•Pain Treatment Unit at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.

Miea Moon, Ph.D.

  Dr. Miea Moon, a limited license psychologist, received her Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor in Canada. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Alberta, which included specialized training at the Multidisciplinary Pain Center of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.  During this training, Dr. Moon provided therapy and assessment services for individuals with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and other physical, emotional and behavioral health concerns. She received additional training in approaches that have demonstrated effectiveness as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of chronic pain, including mindfulness and clinical hypnosis.  Just prior to her work at MHNI, Dr. Moon provided individual and group treatment for U.S. military personnel and veterans, retired professional athletes and first responders with chronic pain and related emotional and behavioral health issues. She has a primary clinical role in the Behavioral Medicine Division of MHNI.