Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services Faculty
CYNTHIA HACKATHORN, Ph.D. Dr. Hackathorn is a Missouri licensed psychologist and lead psychology staff at SORTS. An Oklahoma native, Dr. Hackathorn received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, interned at the St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium, and completed her post-doctoral residency at the Sexual Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services. Currently, she facilitates an advanced treatment process group, supervises post-doctoral residents and psychology interns, and serves as the lead psychologist for the advanced treatment wards. Dr. Hackathorn incorporates psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches in her treatment. Her clinical interests include transgender/transsexual issues, sexual sadism, trauma, and therapy involving individuals with Schizophrenia and Traumatic Brain Injury.
LYNNE EASON, M.Ed. Ms. Eason is a Missouri licensed psychologist and senior staff psychologist at SORTS. Ms. Eason received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and has worked with hospitalized chronically mentally ill for over 15 years. She worked for Annie Malone Children’s Home as a therapist for families and victims of child abuse and neglect for 2 years. Ms. Eason also has worked as a therapist/program director for group homes for those with mental retardation and developmental disabilities for over 6 years. She currently facilitates sex offender process groups at SORTS and has taught a number of psychoeducational classes as well. Clinical interests revolve around therapy adaptations needed for serving those with serious mental illnesses, intellectual challenges, developmental disabilities, and geriatric issues.
SUJATHA RAMESH, Ph.D.is a California and Missouri licensed psychologist at SORTS. Dr. Ramesh received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California, interned at the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California-Riverside Student Counseling Center. She currently facilitates a process group. Dr. Ramesh worked as a psychologist in the Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, which serves children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. Dr. Ramesh incorporates psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches in her treatment. Her clinical interests include attachment issues, development processes related to trauma, risk assessments, and substance abuse.