Meet Our Team

Rachel Dalthorp, MD

Dr. Rachel J. Dalthorp, M.D.

Dr. Dalthorp received her medical degree from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine. Following medical school she completed a four year psychiatric residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she focused on developing expertise in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders related to the female reproductive cycle. Dr. Dalthorp augmented her residency education by completing specialized training in the treatment of female sexual disorders and additional training in psychotherapy provided by the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.  Dr. Dalthorp is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Rachel Dalthorp, her husband Bo, their three sons and golden retriever, Sam, live in Southwest Oklahoma City. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to estate sales with her mom Jane and upcycling vintage furniture and junk.

Melanie Barrett, MDBarrett

Dr. Melanie Barrett received her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine following undergraduate studies in Psychology at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, where she served as a Chief Resident.  Dr. Barrett specializes in the treatment of women's mental health disorders using an integrated approach and has obtained board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  She has a special interest in treating women with ADD/ADHD and eating disorders as well as expertise in the treatment of peri and postpartum mood disorders. 


Leslie Warcup, WHNP, APRN-CNP

LeslieLeslie completed her Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Women's Health in the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Cincinnati.  Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma.  Before joining, Balance Women's Health, Leslie worked as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in a north Oklahoma City OB/GYN practice.  Leslie is dedicated to caring for the whole woman from a mental, physical and emotional aspect.  She maintains a professional membership with National Certification Corporation.

Leslie, her husband Trae, her daughter Hayden, and 4 dogs live in Edmond and are awaiting the birth of another child.  She enjoys shopping and spending lazy weekends with her family.


Candice Breeden, MHS, PA-C


Candice completed her Master of Health Sciences in the Physician Associate Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2005.  Her undergraduate degree, biochemistry and molecular biology, was completed at Oklahoma State University in 2003.  Before joining Balance Women's Health, Candice worked as a Physician Assistant in neurosurgery and pediatric otorhinolaryngology.  She maintains professional membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  She feels that it's her calling to give women hope and to help them live a more balanced life mentally, physically and emotionally.

Candice currently resides in northwest Oklahoma City with her three pugs.  However she feels blessed to be able to give back to the growing community of Moore, where she grew up.  She enjoys time with friends and family, especially her nephew Dorian and niece Olivia, as well as going to movies, concerts, working out and reading.


Lindsay Gavit, APRN-CNP

Lindsay completed her Masters of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgetown University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University.  Prior to practicing at Balance Women's Health, Lindsay worked in chronic pain management and urgent care.  She maintains national certification with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and state certification with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.  Lindsay is committed to helping women reach their full mental and physical potential.  Lindsay recently attended the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists Psychiatry Update in Chicago, IL where she received extra training in Women's Mental Health.

Lindsay, her husband, and 3 dogs live in Moore.  She enjoys reading, shopping and horseback riding.


MichalMichal Christian, MHS, PA-C

Michal completed her Master of Health Sciences in the Physician Associate Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2004.  Her undergraduate degree was completed at the University of Oklahoma in Health and Sports Science.  She has previously worked as a PA in Internal Medicine/Nephrology, Urgent Care and most recently in Preventative/Wellness Medicine.  She maintains professional membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  She is passionate about treating the whole individual, considering the mind, body, and soul, as well as educating patients to empower them to make healthier choices. 

Michal resides in the Norman/Noble area with her husband, Christopher, their children, Lucy and Collin, and they have another blessing on the way.  She enjoys being outdoors, listening to music, reading, spending time with friends and family, decorating and learning new things.


JenniferJennifer Dunning, PA-C

Jennifer graduated summa cum laude with her Masters of Health Sciences in the Physician Associate Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2017.  During her clinical studies, she completed a College of Medicine fellowship in the Obstetrics and Gynecology services along with additional experience at Hope Center of Edmond, providing prenatal and postpartum services in the underserved community.  Upon graduation, she was awarded the Health Science Center Joseph J. Ferretti Outstanding Senior Leadership Award for her community leadership and volunteer services.  Her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry was completed at Northwestern Oklahoma State University of Alva in 2006. 

Jennifer enjoys forming long-lasting relationships with her patients and guiding them through the challenges of life.  She believes in a holistic approach to medicine and empowering her patients by involving them in their healthcare goals in order to build trust and to improve health outcomes. 

Jennifer resides in Oklahoma City with her husband, Brian and two pups, Buffy and Niklaus.  She enjoys all nature has to offer including cycling, hiking, kayaking and gardening.  She is an avid reader, a lifetime learner, and loves to volunteer at free clinics in order to give back to the community.


Stephanie Garrison, PA-C, BS, MEd, MHSStephanie

Stephanie completed her Master of Health Sciences in the Physician Assistant program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Prior to PA school, she received a Master of Education with emphasis in Kinesiology from Southern Nazarene University.  Her undergraduate degree was also from Southern Nazarene University, where her studies focused on kinesiology and psychology.  Before joining Balance Women's Health, Stephanie worked as a PA in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery.  She maintains professional membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry.  Stephanie has completed extra training in Perinatal Emotional Distress and with the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.  She is dedicated to helping women live a more fulfilled and balanced life. 

Stephanie, her husband and 3 children live in Southwest Oklahoma City.  She enjoys reading, watching movies, running and spending time with family and friends. 


LoriWillisLori Willis, RN, LPC

 Lori received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma and her Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University in Dothan, Alabama.  She has been an RN since 1986 and served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1986 to 1991.  She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002 and has worked with adults, adolescents, and children, in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings.  Lori uses Cognitive Behavioral therapy, as well as other evidence based approaches, to help clients address mood, anxiety, and addictive disorders.  She has completed Level One training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and works with couples to heal and strengthen their relationships.  She is especially interested in using Health and Wellness principles to enhance her counseling services. 

Lori enjoys music, dancing, reading, spending time with her son Christopher, and accompanying her husband Joe to local car shows.

Katie PhotoCatherine Wunsch, LPC

Katie received her bachelor's degree in psychology at The University of Tulsa with a focus on women's studies and early childhood trauma-focused intervention.  She received her master's degree in Human Relations and license to practice counseling at The University of Oklahoma.  Katie worked abroad in London at a charitable day treatment center, the lead organization in London for the hearing voices and paranoia beliefs network.  Upon returning to the states, Katie continued working with adults hearing voices.  In addition, Katie worked with children in foster care often collaborating with other professionals, DHS and the court system.  She worked with families and adolescents in residential, outpatient and inpatient settings.  Katie uses family systems, person centered and CBT to treat individuals with trauma, codependency, post partum depression and anxiety and parental struggles.

Katie genuinely loves what she does.  The strength of her clients inspire her daily.  Fundamental to Katie's beliefs are that mental health struggles are a result of experience and through self exploration, kindness, understanding and acceptance, individuals can get to a place of healing. 

Katie lives with her husband Jared, their daughter, Emma and their three fur babies in Oklahoma City.  Katie is an avid animal lover; she enjoys traveling, music, theater, film, reading, art, culture and doing anything outdoors or in the water.

KimKim House, LPC, LADC

Kim House, LPC, LADC, earned her bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.  She furthered her studies and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1999 with her Master's degree in Human Relations and earned her license to practice counseling, as well as her license as a drug and alcohol counselor.  Kim has extensive training and experience in treating trauma, PTSD and addictions using EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).  Kim uses a few different treatment modalities that include Solution Focused Therapy-a coaching style of therapy, focusing on solutions and creating hope and possibilities.  A collaborative effort that empowers the client to identify core values and goals from a holistic viewpoint and keeps the client continually moving toward their goals.  She also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-helping the client understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  Lastly, Kim uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-helping the client learn to manage their stress, providing skill son how to manage stressful situations, emotions regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.  She enjoys working with individuals and couples in relationship-building, self-esteem issues, social anxiety, and re-establishing  balance in their life.  Her passion is bringing hope and perspective to individuals' lives, helping them find their purpose in life and empowering them to find "joy in their journey." 

Kim currently resides in Norman with her husband Tim, where she enjoys golf, badminton with their grandchildren, running, cooking and gardening.


KelseyKelsey Sweger, LMFT, LADC

Kelsey earned her Bachelor's degree in Family Relations and Child Development, as well as her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Oklahoma State University.  She has worked with adults, adolescents, and children, in inpatient, outpatient and residential settings.  Kelsey uses a combination of client-centered, solution-focused and strength-based therapy methods.  She assists individuals at the onset of, or progression, of illness and disability.  Kelsey works well with women who are seeking to make behavioral changes and who are recovering from substance abuse and eating disorders.  She uses the medical model as well as the cognitive behavioral approach when treating these women and their families.  Kelsey also uses Systems Theory to assist individuals with impacting positive change.  Kelsey is trained in TF-CBT, which is an evidence based practice that is best for treating trauma symptoms related to grief after loss and trauma.

Kelsey seeks to support healing and restoration by equipping clients with skills, resources and a support system to help reach treatment goals.

Kelsey is a proud Oklahoma native and loves her home state.  She enjoys day trips, long road trip and camping with her husband, Scott, and their two children.  She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.


MelissaMelissa Schultz, M.S., LPC

Melissa earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and went on to complete her Master's in Science of Professional Counseling at Mid-American Christian University.  Melissa has had previous experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in school, home and office-based settings.  She treats a variety of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and transitions.  Additionally, Melissa enjoys serving the diverse group of her community through evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, client-centered therapy, behavior modification, and marital therapy.  Melissa believes that her role in counseling is to guide others towards health and wellness through approaches described above as well as realizing their incredible worth and potential for change.  Melissa is an LPC supervisor and enjoys helping other professionals grow and learn.

In her spare time, Melissa travels on camping adventures with her husband, Dustin, their son, and two bonus daughters.  They love to meet with their extended family and church family for fun and fellowship.  She also enjoys attending OU football games, shopping, trying new foods, watercolor, scrapbooking and other creative outlets. 


Julie Dudley

Julie Dudley, Practice Manager

Julie has worked in the medical field for over 8 years. Her expertise is in patient care, insurance and credentialing.  Since joining Balance Women’s Health, she has concentrated on the administrative side of the office, working alongside Dr. Dalthorp. She lives in Moore, OK and enjoys traveling, watching movies and reading books in her spare time.


CodeeCodee Houdmann, LPN

Codee has been an LPN since July 2014.  Before that Codee worked in the medical field on the administrative side where she fell in love with nursing.  Codee is originally from Forth Worth, TX but moved to Moore in 2010 to be closer to her father.  Codee is now living in Moore with her husband and Australian shepherd dog.  She enjoys spending time at the lake during the summer and traveling.



Naomi Rodrigues, LPNNaomi

Naomi has been an LPN since 2015, with experience in pediatrics and OB/GYN clinics.  She is currently working towards her Associates degree in Nursing Science at OSU-OKC.  She is from Colorado, but now resides in Yukon with her husband, Mike, and their two boys.  Naomi enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is training for a figure competition.  She loves being a wrestling mom, raising chickens, candle-making and baking with her kids, Jude and Tate.


Erica Rivera, Medical AssistantErica

Born in New  Mexico, but living in Moore, Erica loves to go back to her home state to visit her family with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.  She and her family love to spend time together anywhere, but especially at sporting events!  Erica holds a special place in her heart for dogs.  Her kids, Elijah and Gabriella, named the dogs Gaitta, Chaos and Trouble.  She has been a Medical Assistant since 2011 and loves making a difference in the lives of others.  Before joining Balance, Erica worked in dermatology where she enjoyed helping patients. 


Abbie Freeman, Medical AssistantAbbie

Abbie was born and raised in South Oklahoma City.  Before working at Balance, she worked in the labor and delivery unit at Southwest Integris.  She got her undergraduate degree in Health Science at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  She has two dogs, Stella and Shadow.  Abbie enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going to the dog park, exercising and watching OU football.


AllisonAllison Hayes, Medical Assistant

Allison is a local, born and raised in South Oklahoma City.  She has been a Medical Assistant for three years.  Prior to becoming an MA, she worked both front and back office, where she fell in love with patient interaction.  Prior to working at Balance, she worked for a chiropractor and enjoyed helping patients feel better.  Allison enjoys spending her free time traveling, watching OU and Thunder games, and spending time with family and friends.


Lindsey Taylor, Medical AssistantLindsey

Lindsey was born in Moore, Oklahoma.  Prior to working at Balance Women's Health, she worked in pediatric care and has been a Medical Assistant for three years.  Lindsey enjoys spending her free time watching OU and Thunder games, and spending time with her friends and family.  She is a proud mother to her two little boys, Kaegan and Micco. 


Jennifer Burger, Patient Care and Development ManagerJennifer

Jennifer has worked in the consumer industry for over 13 years.  Since joining Balance Women's Health she has focused on patient care, outreach and community marketing and development.  She currently lives in Yukon where she enjoys spending time with family, reality television and hanging out with friends.  Jennifer and her husband have 2 children, Keaton and Kamdyn.


Stephanie Weeks, Front Desk AssistantSteph

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012 and is currently finishing her Master of Arts  in Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma. She loves being able to see the differences made in patients' lives from their encouraging experiences. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, but loves to leave and experience new cultures whenever she has the opportunity to do so. Her passions include ballroom dancing, ballet, playing piano, pageants, and writing.



Allyson Meron, Billing SpecialistAllyson

Allyson was born and raised in Moore, Oklahoma.  She is the daughter of a Commanding Officer in the US Navy and has traveled to over 10 countries.  Allyson is currently enrolled at OU where she is pursuing a degree in Business and Management.  In her spare time, she enjoys long runs around the lake with her dad, spending time with her family and dogs and going to concerts.


JustineJustine Ellis, Front Desk Assistant

Justine has worked in customer service for ten years.  She grew up in Oklahoma City, where she still resides.  Justine loves to spend time with her family and has a deep appreciation for tradition and hosts a Sunday dinner every week with her loved ones.  She enjoys playing bingo with her grandmother every weekend, watching the Oklahoma City Thunder, dancing and stand-up comedy.