About Insight

About Insight

Insight Psychological Services is a mental health practice offering therapy, assessment, and psychiatric services.

Dr. Lori Thompson and the team of professionals at Insight are dedicated to providing confidential, quality mental health care to the people of the Virgin Islands. We provide individual, group, and family therapy, couples counseling, medication management, and psycho-educational testing for ADHD, learning disabilities, and other mental health and academic-related challenges. Our comfortable office is located at the Foothills Professional Building behind the Schneider Regional Medical Center in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas.

Meet The Team

Lori Thompson, Ph.D.

Lori Thompson, Ph.D.

grew up in St. Thomas and graduated from All Saints School. She received her master and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

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She has worked as the Unit Director of the Adolescent Unit at the San Antonio State Hospital, Outpatient Director of Mental Health Services at Bradley Hospital in Providence, RI, and was Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Brown University School of Medicine, and currently also works at Schneider Regional Medical Center. She is happy to have returned home to continue providing psychological services to the people of the Virgin Islands.

Natalia Eisenberg, M.D.

Natalia Eisenberg, M.D.

is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Neurology, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Eisenberg completed her residency in Psychiatry at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She now teaches at Washington DC University as an associate clinical professor.

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Along with teaching she divides her time between Insight Psychological Services, LLC and a private practice in DC. When she is off island she is able to provide continuous care for her St. Thomas patients through telemedicine. Her clinical focus includes anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and women’s issues.

Omari Peterkin, N.P.

Omari Peterkin, N.P.

 is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with 8 years of experience in the medical field with a background in neuroscience, trauma, orthopedics/sports medicine, adult and adolescent mental health/psychiatry. 

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He has previous experience as a multi-sport athlete (tennis, basketball), the latter of which he pursued a collegiate and professional career. Prior to beginning my career in the medical field, he coached high school tennis and basketball for 6 years. In addition to being a PMHNP, Omari has a master’s degree in Physical Education and Coaching with a specialization in Sports Psychology.

Nicolette Howells, Ph.D.

Nicolette Howells, Ph.D.

received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University. She specializes in providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and their families.

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Her areas of expertise and interests include trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, bullying, self-injury, autism spectrum disorders, and psychological assessment. In addition to practice, Dr. Cutright teaches at the university level, is a reviewer for a number of academic journals, serves on the VI Board of Psychology Examiners, and currently works at Schneider Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cutright also writes and manages grants at Insight Outreach, a nonprofit that aims to provide free services for the people of the Virgin Islands.
Dr. Cutright is licensed in the VI and the state of Ohio, where she served as the Chair of the Bullying Task Force for the Ohio Psychological Association.

Ann Barnard, Ed.D.

Ann Barnard, Ed.D.

is a seasoned clinical psychologist with deep roots in the VI community. She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, NYC, NY. 

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In addition to maintaining a private practice in St. Thomas where she treats adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological issues.

Dr. Barnard has taught at the University level (Columbia and UVI), written a regular column for the Daily News, has considerable forensic experience, and has served on the VI Board of Psychological Examiners since 1997 (Chair, 2000-2008). Her particular clinical interests are treating the sequela of severe trauma, couples therapy, and treating mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. She offers a caring and nurturing environment where insight, healing and growth can take place.

Dr. Cutright is licensed in the VI and the state of Ohio, where she served as the Chair of the Bullying Task Force for the Ohio Psychological Association.

Kathleen Cunningham, MSW

Kathleen Cunningham, MSW

is a Licensed Certified Independent Social Worker.  She has practiced in the Virgin Islands as a psychotherapist and holistic health counselor for over twenty years now. 

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She received her MSW from New York University and has wide and varied experience in working with diverse populations supporting individuals, couples and families in times of distress and crisis.  She has worked extensively with clients who have experienced physical or sexual trauma, domestic violence and those who are processing grief or traumatic losses.   Katie works with couples and families teaching conscious communication techniques and practices.   Katie is a Yoga and Meditation instructor and over the years, she has studied nutrition as well as many alternative energy healing practices.  Katie is passionate about providing a safe and nurturing space to support clients in putting all of the pieces together that contribute towards true holistic healing and living a more authentic, empowered, happy and healthy life.  Support in questioning limiting beliefs and recommendations for  adjusting diet, supplements, and lifestyle are often part of what allows for a sense of turning what can feel like crises or break downs into breakthroughs into a more expansive and thriving life experience.  

Kirstyn Livingston, M.A.

Kirstyn Livingston, M.A.

 provides individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents in private practice, community mental health, residential, and corrections settings.

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Originally trained in a primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) oriented program with strong emphasis on empirically supported, evidence-based treatment strategies; she also incorporates mindfulness and integrative health components. Ms. Livingston works with adults and adolescents who are struggling with stress, insomnia, adjustment issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. In addition to therapy, Ms. Livingston provides cognitive screenings and psychological evaluations, including vocational, IQ, pre-employment, pre-bariatric, and adult ADHD evaluations.Dr. Cutright is licensed in the VI and the state of Ohio, where she served as the Chair of the Bullying Task Force for the Ohio Psychological Association.

Dionne Simmonds, Ph.D., LCSW, CAC1

Dionne Simmonds, Ph.D., LCSW, CAC1

is a native to the shores of the Virgin Islands.  Her formal education includes both the disciplines of Psychology and Social Work. 

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She received her Master and Doctoral degrees in Social work from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia.  Dr. Simmonds specializes in the treatment of addictions.  She prides herself in using a person-centered approach to therapy, which is evidenced by her love, genuine desire to serve and assist in healing the people of the Virgin Islands.

Bonnie Roy, MSW

Bonnie Roy, MSW

is a Licensed Certified Independent Social Worker who received her Master in Social Work from Salem State University.

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She is also licensed in Massachusetts and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers with the Academy of Certified Social Workers’ credential.  Ms. Roy has had experience in a wide variety of areas with a diverse population, including medical and psychiatric hospital care, adolescent treatment, special education, and all areas of domestic violence.