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Beebe Medical Group Welcomes New Providers to Behavioral Health Team

Beebe Healthcare is expanding its Behavioral Health Services team as the need for comprehensive mental health services continues to grow across Sussex County. The organization is pleased to introduce a new board certified psychiatrist and a new licensed clinical social worker to its team of providers.

Jennifer Yoon, MD, provides comprehensive care as a psychiatric consultant at Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, specializing in care for patients in the emergency department as well as those who have been admitted to the hospital. Additionally, she sees outpatients at Beebe Behavioral Health in Lewes. At both locations, she diagnoses and treats a wide range of psychiatric disorders while also addressing comorbidities associated with mental health challenges. Dr. Yoon’s patients range in age from young adult through geriatrics.

Dr. Yoon joined Beebe in 2022 after serving as an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she played an instrumental role in leading communications efforts for the COVID-19 intensive care unit. In tandem, she worked for North Texas Veterans Affairs, providing psychiatric consultations at the VA hospital in Dallas.  Earlier in her career, Dr. Yoon worked for multiple healthcare organizations in Maryland, including the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Sheppard Pratt.

Dr. Yoon is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She went on to pursue residency training focused on psychiatry at the joint program offered by the University of Maryland Medical Center and Sheppard Pratt, one of the largest and leading psychiatric health systems in the country. Dr. Yoon also earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Virginia.

“It is wonderful to join a health system that shares and supports my view that mental health is an important part of a patient’s overall health,” said Dr. Yoon. “I look forward to joining in Beebe’s efforts to meet the need for psychiatric services in our community.”

Jude Johnson-Shupe, LCSW, works alongside Dr. Yoon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Beebe Behavioral Health in Lewes. She offers supportive counseling services for patients age 18 and older who have been diagnosed with wide range of mental health conditions. Johnson-Shupe’s goal is to help her patients improve their social, emotional, and psychological health by applying cognitive behavioral techniques, empowerment theories, coping strategies, and motivational interviewing skills throughout the processes of intervention and recovery.

Johnson-Shupe’s experience with Beebe Healthcare dates back to 2011, when she joined the organization as a social worker in the Tunnell Cancer Center. There, she focused on providing patients and their families with case management guidance, including connection to community resources such as preventive care, psychotherapy services, supportive counseling, and grief support services. She later accepted a job with Jewish Family Services as a licensed clinical social worker and telehealth provider, where she worked for one year before returning to Beebe with a goal to concentrate on counseling services, in 2022.

Johnson-Shupe is a graduate of Delaware State University, where she earned both a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in social work at Tulane University. Johnson-Shupe is licensed to practice as a clinical social worker in both Delaware and Virginia, and she is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), through courses completed at Delaware Technical Community College.

“I spent many years working in Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center, so I am very familiar with the organization,” said Johnson-Shupe. “I am excited to join the Behavioral Health team where I can focus more on counseling services to address mental health issues and serve the community in a new way.”

Both Dr. Yoon and Johnson-Shupe are employed by Beebe Medical Group, which includes 20-plus specialty offices in more than 40 office locations throughout Sussex County. When patients see providers that are within the Beebe Medical Group, they enjoy the experience of seamless electronic medical correspondence between office visits, outpatient facilities and the hospital. Practices include the specialties of: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General and Bariatric Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Internal Medicine, Palliative Care, Pediatric Neurology, Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders, Surgical Oncology, Urology, and Women’s Healthcare. Four Walk-in Care Centers serve the community in Rehoboth Beach, Georgetown, Millsboro, and Millville from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.