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Learn About Our Professionals

At Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment, our staff may have varied backgrounds, but we are all united in our mission to help our clients. Our clinicians have a wide range of specialty training and experience to better help you and your family.

Amanda L. Pelphrey, Psy.D.


Amanda L. Pelphrey, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, licensed in PA, and the founder and co-owner of the group practice (AIBDT).


A graduate of Miami University (B.A.) & Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Psy.D.), Dr. Pelphrey is a Child Psychologist who specializes in psychological testing & diagnostics, child development and neurobehavioral disorders, including ADHD, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, infant/toddler developmental delays, language and cognitive impairments, learning disorders and Tourette's disorder. Dr. Pelphrey is certified in CBIT from Tourette Syndrome Behavior Therapy Institute (TS-BTI). Additionally, Dr. Pelphrey has special interest in ethics in the practice of psychology and psychiatry.


Dr. Pelphrey previously worked at United Cerebral Palsy in upstate NY, as well as at the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She held adjunct teaching positions in child development (Wells College) and learning and behavior (Chatham University). She is published in preschool development literature (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 4e , 2009). Dr. Pelphrey is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health, APA, and the PA Psychological Association.



Andrew J. Ward, Ph.D.

Andrew J. Ward, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, licensed in PA, and co-owner of the group practice. He specializes in adolescent and adult psychotherapy, substance abuse/addiction treatment, sexual addiction, couples therapy, anxiety/depression and relationship issues. Dr. Ward has extensive experience in both juvenile and adult corrections, and he provides forensic consultation, including pretrial/pre-incarceration evaluations and court-requested sentencing recommendations.


A graduate of Duquesne University's Clinical Psychology program, Dr. Ward has expertise in humanistic psychology and works to understand and incorporate the role of personality and environmental factors on behavior and emotions. Dr. Ward is a member of the PA Psychological Association.

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Bryson Bresnahan, Ph.D.

Bryson Bresnahan, Ph.D., is a PA Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist. He graduated from Duquesne University in 2006, but began therapeutic work in 1997. Dr. Bresnahan has both experiences in clinical and school settings as a therapist through WPIC, an evaluator for Auberle Child Services, and as the Supervisor of Psychological Services for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Dr. Bresnahan was also an adjunct instructor for psychologist testing (Duquesne University) for 10 years.

Currently, Dr. Bresnahan provides psychological assessment services from early childhood to college age. Evaluations include diagnostic services for Autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Bresnahan has a particular interest in how traumatic experiences impact different populations, as well as how reading difficulties influence attention and anxiety conditions.

Dr. Bresnahan is currently a member of the PA Psychological Association and the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania.

Susan Turner, Psy.D.


Susan Turner, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist licensed in PA. She is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S.) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Psy.D.). She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Turner has previously worked in the Medical Coping Clinic at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, as well as in other outpatient settings. Dr. Turner has over five years experience working with children with chronic abdominal pain and with children coping with medical conditions.


Dr. Turner has a wealth of experience with children, adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors. She has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy, parent training, mindfulness, and behavior modification techniques. Dr. Turner is skilled in providing evidence-based treatments for many mental health concerns including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and separate anxiety disorder (SAD).


When working with children and adolescents, Dr. Turner incorporates families in treatment by informing family members of skills learned, how to best support their child, and by including parent and/or family sessions to improve family communication skills. In addition, Dr. Turner often consults with schools and initiates 504 plans as needed to help provide support in the classroom setting. Dr. Turner also has a great deal of experience working with college students on adjustment and coping. Dr. Turner provides both virtual and in-person appointments.



Lisa Osachy, Psy.D.


Dr. Lisa Osachy has over 20 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, and is licensed in PA. One of her specialties is working with young adults. Dr. Osachy served as Director of Slippery Rock University’s and Carlow University’s Counseling Centers; and has worked in multiple student counseling centers including Stanford University.


Dr. Osachy has provided psychotherapy to adults going through divorce, grief, pregnancy, career change, empty nest, chronic pain and illness, and caregiving. She has experience working with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ, ADHD, multiculturalism and relationships.


Using her warmth, optimism, and sense of humor, Dr. Osachy creates a non-judgmental environment so you feel safe to explore places in your life where you feel stuck. She can help you overcome past trauma; understand and express your emotions; and examine and change patterns that no longer work for you. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to support and challenge you in therapy so that you can reach your goals.


Dr. Osachy received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Indiana University of PA. She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from University of Pennsylvania.



Seana Bandi Stewart, Ph.D., NCSP

Dr. Bandi is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She graduated from Duquesne University in 2019 with a Ph.D. in School Psychology and Masters of Education in Child Psychology. Dr. Bandi specializes in psychological testing and individual, group, and family counseling for a wide range of questions for children and adolescents, including autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral concerns. Dr. Bandi also has experience collaborating and consulting with public and private schools and completing psychoeducational evaluations for special education and giftedness. 


Stephanie Gigler, Psy.D., NCSP

Stephanie M. Gigler, Psy.D., NCSP is a Licensed Psychologist and State and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who provides psychological testing and individual therapy. She is a graduate of Duquesne University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Education in Child Psychology, and Doctorate of Psychology in School Psychology. Dr. Gigler completed her internship at Wesley Family Services and postdoctoral fellowship at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Her professional experiences include supporting children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in both direct care and leadership roles across outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospital, inpatient, community, and school settings. She has specialized in treating individuals with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, autism spectrum disorder, conversion disorder, ADHD, behavioral difficulties, and learning disorders.


Dr. Gigler’s approach to assessment includes collaboration with caregivers and schools to best identify patterns of strengths and areas of need. In therapy, she utilizes a variety of evidence-based interventions and tailors treatment to the unique needs of each individual she works with. She uses a strength-based approach and values the skill-building practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT).​ 

Jessica D. Rhodes, PhD


Jessica D. Rhodes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, licensed in PA. Dr. Rhodes is a graduate of the University at Buffalo (M.A., Ph.D.) and completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Rhodes is a cognitive behavioral psychologist who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment for adolescents and adults, with extensive experience with ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and smoking cessation.


Dr. Rhodes has clinical, assessment, and research expertise and interest in ADHD, nicotine consumption, and the interaction between the two, and has numerous scientific publications on these topics. Dr. Rhodes is currently a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Clinical Psychology, and the American Professional Society of ADHD & Related Disorders.      



Adrianne Lange, PhD

Dr. Adrianne Lange is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of clinical experience working with adults, children, and families in diverse settings utilizing psychodynamic, relational and integrative methods alongside CBT and ACT models. She draws on clinical influences from mindfulness-based treatment models, attachment theory, family systems and emotion regulation models, and works from a trauma-informed base. 


Dr. Lange enjoys working with all ages, from infants and young children, through adulthood in individual, dyadic, and family treatment. Her areas of clinical interest include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, adjustment and coping, identity and transitions, parenting, behavior issues, neurodivergence, and LGBTQIA-affirming mental health care. She is a graduate of Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts with a dual concentration in sculpture and psychology, and did her graduate studies in New York at The City University of New York's Graduate Center.


Just prior to joining AIBDT, Dr. Lange worked in the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Level IV NICU and Neonatal Developmental Clinic. Previously, Dr. Lange was Clinical Director at a community-based practice in Louisville, Kentucky, with a strong focus on LGBTQTIA-affirming mental health care, training, and Queer advocacy. She has also worked in medical rehabilitation with children and adults navigating issues of adjustment and coping secondary to medical trauma, spinal cord injury, brain injury, FND, and other debilitating medical issues, as well as in community mental health, college counseling, and psychiatric settings.


A Pittsburgh transplant at a young age, Dr. Lange recently returned to the area to spend more time with family after more than 20 years living in Western Massachusetts, New York, NY, and Louisville, KY. She enjoys gardening, crochet, and every minute with her young son.


Daniel Sager, Psy.D.

Daniel Sager Psy. D., is a PA Licensed Psychologist. He Graduated from The Wright Institute in 2023. Dr. Sager has a background working with children and families around neurodiversity, disability, mental and health concerns in several different settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Currently Dr. Sager provides psychological assessment services for children between ages 6-12. Evaluations include diagnostic services for Dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD, and other developmental concerns.  


Sarah B. Bartko, MS, NCC, LPC

Sarah B. Bartko, MS, NCC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Her expertise is in autism spectrum, tic disorders, behavior modification, parent training, and women's issues. Sarah has specialty training in Perinatal/Postpartum Depression and maternal/infant attachment. She offers an Interpersonal Therapy program for mothers with perinatal depression and holds specialty interest in supporting women struggling with motherhood adjustment.


Sarah is certified from the Behavior Therapy Institute (BTTI) for specialty treatment in Tourette's Disorder as well as in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Deborah Volek, MS, LPC

Deborah Volek, MS, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in counseling for adolescents, adults, and couples. She has a special interest in Christian counseling, as well as mood and anxiety disorders.

Megan Flinchbaugh Casagrande, MS, NCC, LPC

Megan Casagrande, MS, NCC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in the treatment of adults, adolescents, and children with a strong background in Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, and defiant disorders in children. Megan is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has utilized a number of treatment modalities including CBT, Mindfulness, and behavior modification techniques. She also works with families and parenting support issues to assist with managing child behavioral problems.


Megan graduated with a masters from Edinboro University and spent six years working in the field of wraparound with families and as a counselor for an intensive summer program for children with ADHD. Megan enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples and takes a hands on approach to therapy using individualized interventions and materials to meet each client's needs.

Robert Ryan, MSCP LPC NCC

Robert Ryan, MSCP, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Robert earned his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and attended Penn State University for his undergraduate studies in psychology.

His expertise is in trauma, mood disorders, disruptive behavior, and anxiety. Robert is certified in Trauma-Focused CBT and has utilized a number of therapeutic modalities including traditional CBT, Mindfulness Therapy, and Play Therapy. More recently, Robert has developed a therapeutic curriculum for children that will be utilized in five intensive outpatient clinics within the next three years.

Robert has worked in tandem alongside psychiatrists, as well as, other mental health and physical health professionals to better serve his clients within school, residential, and outpatient settings.

Heather Massolini, MS, LPC, NCC

Heather Massolini, MS, LPC, NCC has had over 15 years of experience working with children in a wide variety of settings including residential treatment, wraparound and outpatient. Heather’s clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, depression, transitional issues and mood disorders. She received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University in Psychology and Studio art and then received a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. She uses person centered talk/play therapy and incorporates traditional modalities of therapy including CBT and DBT to develop an individualized and eclectic therapeutic approach to treatment. 

Lindsay Panizzi, MSEd, LPC, LBS

Lindsay Panizzi is a licensed professional counselor and licensed behavior specialist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents, children and adults. Lindsay additionally specializes in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders,Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and conduct disorders in children. As a therapist, Lindsay utilizes CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and person centered techniques to support client needs.

Lindsay graduated with a master's degree in Counselor Education at Duquesne University. Lindsay has over 6 years in the mental health field across home, school and community settings. Lindsay is certified in functional behavior analysis and implementing behavior modification interventions to support client needs. 


Amy Schwerer, MS, LPC

Amy Schwerer, MS, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who earned her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University in 2011.

Amy has over 14 years of experience working in the mental health and substance use treatment field. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Her experience includes: IBHS (wraparound/BHRS), family-based therapy, substance use and medication-assisted treatment, dual diagnosis treatment, and outpatient community mental health. She has worked with clients with concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, interpersonal concerns, ADHD, trauma, and substance use disorders.

Amy follows a person-centered, strength-based approach to meet the client where they are at to help guide them towards achieving their goals. She utilizes a variety of treatment strategies to help assist clients in meeting their treatment goals. She has additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.


Ashley Turner, MSCP, LPC


Ashley Turner, MSCP, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor who provides counseling to children, teens, and adults, with a specialization in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior modification, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ashley has over 10 years of experience working in the field including roles such as Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS), Family-Based Therapist, Behavior Specialist Consultant/Mobile Therapist (BSC/MT), and Therapeutic Specialist for social skills groups for children/teens with Autism.


Ashley graduated from Allegheny College with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and received her Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University.


Ashley is a trained EMDR therapist but also uses modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness techniques. Her treatment approach is individualized to meet each client's individual needs, Ashley’s goal is to make treatment fun and engaging for each client while working towards achieving the therapeutic goals. When working with children and teens, Ashley believes that it is important for the parents/caregivers to be involved in treatment to promote generalization of therapy skills.



Emily Hricko, MS, LPC

Emily Hricko, MS, LPC, is a PA licensed professional counselor who specializes in therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Emily is a graduate of Penn State University with her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She obtained her Master’s of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.

Emily has over 10 years of expertise working with clients struggling with Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, ADHD, developmental stressors, trauma-related issues, ODD, depression, mood disorders and Bipolar Disorder. Emily is well-versed in helping others develop coping skills in order to tackle life’s difficult events. Emily offers a person-centered, strength based approach to each client she works with. She utilizes therapeutic techniques mainly stemming from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but is also finds that play therapy and a healthy sense of humor can be helpful as well.

Matthew Kazsimer, LPC

Matt Kazsimer, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in cognitive behavioral, behavioral, and family focused therapy. He works with children age 3 and up focusing on behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and ODD. For adults, Matt specializes in anxiety, depression and parenting stress.


Erin Sheaffer, LCSW

Erin Sheaffer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has expertise in providing therapy services to adults of all ages. Erin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work with minors in Psychology and Sociology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh.

Erin has worked in a variety of clinical settings including correctional facilities, a substance abuse treatment facility, a hospice agency, a hospital oncology unit, and a community health program for senior citizens. Areas of specialization include grief and loss, gerontology, substance abuse/addiction treatment, anxiety, and depression. She has exclusively worked with patients in a private practice setting for the past 8 years. She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a strengths-based approach and assists clients to develop coping strategies related to their presenting challenges.

Erin is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is also the treasurer of the Southwest Pennsylvania Division of Social Workers in Aging Practice.

Sara Cahn, LCSW


Sara Cahn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in the treatment of OCD and other anxiety related disorders. Sara previously worked at WPH Pediatric OCD intensive outpatient program where she provided group and individual outpatient therapeutic services. Sara has training in Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Infant Mental Health. Sara has 5.5 years of clinical experience including time spent as a school-based therapist providing individual child and family therapeutic services.


Sara graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from American University and earned her Master's degree in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. Sara strives to provide a warm, open, and authentic therapeutic environment for the client's and families she services.



Ginneene Barone, LPC


Ginneene Barone graduated from WVU's Undergraduate program with a Bachelor's in Spanish and emphasis in Psychology. She then went on to graduate from Waynesburg University's Masters in Counseling Psychology program, and has experience, as a therapist, working with all ages from children to adults, specifically integrating trauma informed practices into her therapy. She has a passion for helping people to work through stuck points in life, and focuses on growth in the present, and offers strategies in order to help a person work through their particular struggle. She has extensive experience working with people who have anxiety, depression, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, adjustment disorders, substance abuse issues, marital/relationship difficulties, self-esteem, while implementing techniques utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing.



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Erin Scutella, LPC

Hi my name is Erin Scutella and I am one of the newest additions of the team at A.I.B.D.T. I have been a licensed Professional Counselor since 2002. I have a diverse conglomeration of experiences with therapy and use a combination of Cognitive Behavior and DBT modalities to assist client's with mood disorders, PTSD and issues with family and self. I look forward to working with you and to share in your life's journey.


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Carolyn Penco, LCSW


Carolyn Penco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in providing therapy services for children, adolescents and adults. She is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College (B.A. Psychology and Music) and holds a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pittsburgh. Carolyn spent four years working in wraparound services and has experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and disruptive behaviors. Her work with the family system has made her able to help children and adults with their daily stressors. Carolyn utilizes several treatment modalities, including behavioral modification techniques, mindfulness, CBT and assist clients in developing social skills and coping skills. She has had training in Functional Behavioral Assessment. She also provides parents with training and helps them develop and implement behavioral management strategies. Carolyn tailors her therapy to meet the needs of each individual client.



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Jody Barto, M.Ed, MSCP, LPC





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Jessica Findling, MS, LPC

Jessica Findling, MS, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Jessica earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Robert Morris University and attended Penn State University for her undergraduate studies in psychology.

Jessica has treated clients with a variety of needs including trauma, autism, intellectual disabilities, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorders as well as disruptive behaviors. Jessica is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has utilized a number of other therapeutic modalities to assist clients of all ages and needs. Jessica is committed to creating a safe therapeutic environment that allows clients to feel seen and supported as they work through their treatment goals.


Eric Ash, LCSW

Eric Ash is an LCSW that works with adults and adolescents. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, and has background working with gerontology, community based mental health. and OCYF. He is certified in CBT and REBT from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, and also utilizes motivational interviewing and mindfulness. Eric is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

I help individuals discover their strengths and motivations to best approach their future and make peace with the past. This can include learning from old patterns and exploring new strategies to take back control of mind and body. I have been practicing for more than 10 years in the rewarding experience of guiding adolescents, adults, and elders to take back their life from depression, trauma, grief/loss, substance use, and anxiety.


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Rebecca Hartjen, LCSW


Rebecca Hartjen, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of adults and adolescents with a strong background in Trauma, Depression, Anxiety Spectrum Disorders including OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and Personality Disorders. Rebecca is trained in a number of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).


Rebecca graduated with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Rebecca has worked in various levels of care both administratively and clinically including the UPMC Adolescent Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, adolescent and adult outpatient clinics, while also developing and leading Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs and starting a nationally trained DBT program locally for adults. Rebecca also has received her national certification from the Tourette Association of America for treating individuals with Tourette and Tic Related Disorders.


Rebecca takes a person-centered, active approach to treatment which includes meeting individuals where they are at, teaching coping skills, and following up on “homework” assignments between sessions. Rebecca believes that we have to learn how to accept before effective change can happen.



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Jeanne Matucheski, LPC, NCC


Parents of children with special needs are often misunderstood, and for over a decade I have been their advocates in the healthcare industry. I have over seventeen years of experience in various aspects of mental health, and for the last decade have been helping parents of children with special needs. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also the parent of four children with special needs. With a work history including residential treatment, outpatient, and community based mental health, I bring a wealth of clinical knowledge to my profession.


The number one indicator of successful therapy is therapeutic rapport. Since the relationship between therapist and client is so vital, I begin the therapeutic process with it. I want to work with you to build a personal connection conducive for healing. Therapy is a journey where you are in the drivers seat, yet never alone; it is a team effort. I want you to leave every session with the knowledge and desire to try newly learned skills and techniques between sessions.


Everyone deserves a place to feel heard and valued, and while I have recently focused on families with special needs children, my many years in the field of mental health have made me a wealth of knowledge for anyone looking for assistance in making positive changes.


Let me help you get back to the joy of parenting and living in general. It is time to take care of you so you can take care of yourself and/or those you love.



Tonya Klein-Jackson, LPC

Tonya Klein-Jackson, LPC is a licensed professional counselor. She graduated from West Liberty University with her Bachelors in Psychology and Social Work and Waynesburg University with her Masters in Counseling. She is currently working on her PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision at Waynesburg University. Being a Certified Yoga instructor for over 20 years, she incorporates Relaxation and Mindfulness into her sessions with individuals. Tonya specializes in Bereavement, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse and Addictions, Trauma, and Health and Wellness Therapy. She has experience working in both Outpatient and Inpatient environments including working in Crisis Intervention, Veterans and Service members, the Court System, Dual Diagnosis, Inpatient for Trauma specific Females, Community Mental Health, Hospice and Psychiatric Hospitals.

When meeting with individuals, couples and families Tonya looks to provide a safe and secure space where trust and empowerment can occur. Tonya utilizes many of the techniques from Motivational Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during sessions. She meets the person where they are emotionally, allowing them to take the lead in their treatment while helping them find their inner strength to begin the road to healing.


Jami L. Heffley, MEd, NCC, LPC

Jami Heffley is a licensed professional counselor and certified school counselor who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents. Her expertise is in trauma, disruptive behavior, anger management, ADHD and anxiety in children.

Jami earned her Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Duquense University. She studied Rehabilitation Services while at The Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Psychology. Jami has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in mental health and educational settings.

As a therapist, Jami applies a whole child approach to therapy, taking into account more than just what transpires during sessions. Treatment includes important input from parents, teachers, pediatricians and other providers to better serve her clients. Jami utilizes CBT, DBT, mindfulness, restorative practices, play therapy and person-centered techniques to support client needs. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help children identify how their emotions and moods can directly affect their behavior. Therapy sessions focus on tools to positively and proactively process these emotions and also teach children to replace negative or self-destructive patterns of thought with those that are helpful and constructive. She establishes a supportive and empathic relationship with her clients providing emotional support for their personal growth, relationship and life satisfaction, and mental wellness using solution-focused interventions.



Samantha Dunn, MS, LPC

Samantha Dunn is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents. Samantha graduated from Duquesne University in 2019 with her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Samantha attended Duquesne for her undergraduate studies in psychology as well.

Samantha has treated clients with a variety of needs including trauma, autism, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorders as well as disruptive behaviors. Samantha is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has utilized a number of other therapeutic modalities to assist clients of all ages and needs. Samantha believes strongly in providing a safe and trusting environment to aid clients in their own personal growth and understanding of themselves.



Debra Cooke, LPC

Debra Cooke is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in both research and practice. She has studied and worked with individuals at sociological, familial, couples and individual levels. Debra takes a systemic, biopsychosocial approach to treat and help individuals recover from trauma, develop life skills, and build healthy relationships with themselves and others. Debra uses a trauma-informed approach that combines various talk therapy methodologies with behavior modification techniques to give clients clear skills to work on improving behaviors while working on changing thinking patterns. 

Therapeutic Modalities Used:

CBT, ACT, AEDP, BAT, DBT, Behavior Modification, Positive Psychology, Narrative Therapy/Logotherapy, ecological systems theory, structural family therapy, REBT, mentalization-based therapy



Alexandra Mistovich, MSW, LCSW

Alex Mistovich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has a background and specialization in treating depression, anxiety, chronic stress, relationship issues and insomnia. Alex has experience and training in multiple therapeutic modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). 


Alex graduated with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 9 years of experience in the field of mental health. Alex has provided mental health services in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, community and crisis response. 


Alex uses a person centered, empathetic and compassionate approach in her practice. It has been backed by research that the therapeutic relationship matters and is essential to positive treatment outcomes. For this reason, Alex places importance on understanding, listening and checking in throughout the therapeutic process. Alex works from the belief that positive change occurs when we reach full acceptance and understanding of ourselves. 


Alex Mistovich specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults.


Megan Freed, MS, LPC, NCC


Megan Freed, MS, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in treatment with children, adolescents, and adults through a trauma-informed lens. Treatment with Megan typically begins with a Person-Centered approach in conjunction with Motivational Interviewing techniques, to help foster a positive therapeutic relationship and identify your goals for treatment. Megan will then adjust her treatment approaches to help you reach your goals.

Megan's experience ranges in working with clients who have a drug and/or alcohol addiction with co-occurring mental health symptoms, children who have experienced and are working to process and heal from complex trauma, adults facing career changes, families processing relationship changes, individuals discovering and exploring deeper meaning and purpose in life, and much more. Megan offers a variety of evidence-based therapy approaches for each individual's needs.

Megan has her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Her passion for educating others carries over into her counseling career. She has a wealth of counseling resources that she enjoys teaching and sharing with her clients. Megan is excited to work with clients who are ready to make positive changes and she is happy to share her resources and expertise with you!


Hannah Valenti, LPC

Hannah Valenti (Garard) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in OCD and anxiety treatment for children, teens, and adults. She provides an intentional combination of treatment modalities to provide support to her clients, including Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  Hannah's empathy is one of her greatest strengths and she works to offer a safe and judgment-free (virtual) environment, built on trust and respect, where clients feel valued and heard. She is passionate in her role as therapist and being able to support clients in building confidence and trust in themselves. She finds joy in being part of their journey and loves to celebrate the wins, whether they feel big or small. 

Hannah earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Waynesburg University.  She has extensive experience working with children and families in various capacities. Her experiences in behavioral and mental health treatment span a variety of settings, including Wraparound services, school-based therapy programs, family-based in-home therapy, intensive outpatient OCD treatment, and outpatient OCD and anxiety treatment. 


Carli Turngren, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Hey there! My name is Carli Turngren and I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. I had the opportunity to receive my first degree, a Bachelors in Biology from Stetson University located in DeLand, Florida. Following my time at Stetson, I completed my Bachelors in Nursing at the University of Central Florida where I was an active member of our Nursing Student Government Association. I completed my Masters of Science in Nursing at Walden University while working full time as a registered nurse. I started my nursing career working with the pediatric population in inpatient psychiatry and residential settings. I have had the opportunity to work as a clinical nurse educator specialist as well at a local hospital prior to receiving my Masters. I am currently serving as the President-Elect for the State of Pennsylvania's APNA Chapter. I am currently working as an adult outpatient provider at a community mental health clinic and part time in the nursing home and rehabilitation setting. I have also had the privilege of being an adjunct nursing instructor at Community College of Allegheny County. I am currently finishing up my Doctorate in Nursing with plans to be completed by January of 2025. It has been my goal from a young age to be able to help those in their most vulnerable of times. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you become the best version of yourself. 


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