Physicians and Therapeutic Staff


Marla Michaels, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Michaels joined Bridgeway Center, Inc.’s Medical Staff on February 9, 2015 and brings with her over thirty years of experience providing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric services. Dr. Michaels has provided outpatient psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults in Ohio, Georgia and Florida.

Dr. Michaels worked in private practice for twelve years in Dublin, Ohio while also serving as the Medical Director at Harding Hospital heading up the both the Adolescent Inpatient and Day Treatment units.

Dr. Michaels was a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at The Ohio State University for five years, the chairperson of Residents in Training for the Ohio Psychiatric Association for two years, and was the Consulting Psychiatrist for the Training Center for Youths in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Michaels’ psychiatric training included a Psychiatric Residency and Child Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus Ohio. Dr. Michaels’ Child and Adolescent Fellowship training was under Eugene Arnold, MD, the national, international and NIMH expert in ADHD/ADD. Dr. Michaels specializes in ADHD/ ADD and all child and adolescent psychiatry issues as well as adult depression and mood disorders. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Andrea Lloyd, MSN, ARNP-PMHNP

Psychiatric Services

Andrea received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville. Most recently, Lloyd has been awarded her Florida licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner – Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (ARNP-PMHNP).

Andrea’s area of focus includes children services. She brings with her the experience of being a Nursing Supervisor at the Brooke DuPont Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky from 2001 to 2013.

Kay S. Whitten, M.N.Sc., ARNP

Psychiatric Care Services Program

Kay joined the Bridgeway team in 2002 as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to provide physician extender services in the Psychiatric Care Services Program in the Crestview Office.

Kay obtained her B.S.N. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, her M.N.Sc. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and has pursued doctoral course work at the Louisiana State University.

Kay has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings that include; Bay County Behavioral Partial Hospitalization Program, and Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. She also worked as an R.N. and a Community Health Nurse in many different places including; Massachusetts, Virginia, Utah, Arkansas and Alabama. She has been an Assistant Professor, Adjunct Professor and Faculty Associate in such institutions as; Florida State University, The University of West Florida, The University of Hawaii, Boston College, University of Utah, and The University of Arkansas.

Kay is a member of The American Nursing Association, the Florida Nurses Association and the Southern Nursing Research Society. She is also an Expert Record Reviewer to the Florida State Board of Nursing Attorney.

Kay serves her community through volunteering in the Okaloosa County Healthy Start Coalition/Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Committee and is a volunteer in Okaloosa County Schools.

Kay and her husband Steve reside in Niceville.

Physicians Assistant

Meagan Dixon, PA

Therapeutic Staff

Kathie Blue, LCSW

Specialty Areas Include:

Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Individual and Family Therapy and Trauma Resolution.

Educational Background:

  • Master of Social Work, Clinical Track, Florida State University, 1999
  • Master of Education, Early Childhood Education, University of Florida, 1974
  • B.A. Early Childhood/Elementary Education, University of West Florida 1973
  • A.A. Music, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, 1971
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Craig Boydston, LCSW

Specialty Areas Include:

Gambling Addiction, Bereavement/Loss Counseling and Healing & Resiliency for Military members and their families.

Educational Background:

  • Masters Degree, Social Work, Florida State University, 1973
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Florida           

Updated: 09.14.18