Clinical psychologist joins Beebe behavioral health team

April 2, 2024

Beebe Healthcare recently announced Wendi Schirvar, PhD, LP, NCSP, has joined the healthcare system with a focus on assisting the growth of its behavioral health services. Schirvar is the first licensed clinical psychologist to be hired by Beebe.

Schirvar will help develop, implement and coordinate behavioral health programs through fostering collaborative networks between primary care and behavioral health specialists at Beebe. She also sees patients of all ages at Beebe Primary Care Long Neck, where she treats and evaluates a number of clinical and behavioral conditions including autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, developmental delays, dementia and complicated behavioral presentations.

Schirvar is also a faculty member for Beebe’s family medicine residency program, with a focus on enhancement of educational and wellness opportunities within the R. Randall Rollins Center for Medical Education.

“I am passionate about educating providers and patients about the connection between physical and mental health,” said Schirvar. “As the need for behavioral health services continues to grow, it is imperative that healthcare systems put the right resources in place to make it easier for people to understand and access the care services that are available to them. Beebe’s decision to hire a licensed clinical psychologist demonstrates the organization’s commitment to doing exactly that. I am proud to serve in this role and to play an active part in growing behavioral health services within Sussex County, where the need is proven and strong.”

Schirvar earned her doctorate in educational psychology and school psychology at the University of Minnesota. She completed a post-doctoral clinical fellowship in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is licensed in Delaware as a clinical psychologist and a school psychologist, and is also nationally certified as a school psychologist. Prior to joining Beebe Healthcare, Schirvar served as a pediatric clinical psychologist and chief operating officer at the Child and Family Behavioral Health Clinic in Lewes.

Earlier in her career, she worked as a mental health practitioner and school psychologist for various school systems in Delaware, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Throughout her career, Schirvar’s research has been presented and published in numerous respected industry publications.

In her free time, Schirvar engages in an array of outdoor fitness adventures while also enjoying museums, concerts and the beach. She is the proud mom of three adult children, Gabriel, Samuel and Charlie.

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