Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment
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.
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
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 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.
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 P. Flinchbaugh 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.
Heidi Stelzig, MSEd., LPC
Heidi Stelzig, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Otterbein College and started her academic accomplishments by earning an Associate's Degree in Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation from Columbus State Community College.
Ms. Stelzig has been in the counseling profession since 1991. Her clinical experiences include individual and group work with children, adults, couples and families. She has extensive experience in treating children and adults in a variety of settings including Outpatient Private Practice, Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services, Foster Care, Juvenile Correctional Facilities, Group Homes, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Care.
Ms. Stelzig offers client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy to adults. In her work with children, she utilizes the relationship, play therapy, behavior modification, and partnering with parents to help children overcome behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that interfere with emotional, social, and academic functioning. Her focus with parents includes offering emotional support and the teaching of positive parenting skills. Parents may be requested to join in the play which will enable them to learn esteem enhancing techniques and ultimately help sustain their child's growth. Active participation between sessions often aids children and families to reach optimal growth and success. Therefore, "homework" may be assigned and celebrated. Ms. Stelzig believes that children are best served by their team of family and professionals. To that end, collaboration is key.
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.
Lauren Szpak, MA, LPC
Lauren Szpak is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health needs including depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioral disorders, and adjustment disorders.
Lauren utilizes a strength-based approach to empower clients to believe that they can navigate and overcome the stressors that life can put in our path. Lauren strives to make each client feel like they are heard and encourages them to recognize that their story matters. Lauren is committed to creating a safe environment that allows clients to feel supported as they work on their treatment goals.
Lauren is skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and motivational interviewing. Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Robert Morris University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental health Counseling at Waynesburg University. Lauren has over six years of experience in the field of mental health, including experience in multiple levels of care such as partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, school-based outpatient, and outpatient therapy.
Sharon Marian, LCSW, CADC
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Therapist who specializes in the treatment of Mood disorders that include Major Depressive disorder, Postpartum-Depression, Bipolar disorder, Seasonal Affective disorder, Anxiety and Panic disorder, Social Anxiety disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and Attention-Deficit disorder in Adolescent and Adults.
Sharon also has vast experience in treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Dependence, Codependency, Eating Disorders, Grief, Stress Management, Workplace Harassment and Burnout Syndrome. She also has extensive knowledge in treating individuals that have experienced a range of Traumatic events or Trauma that includes Childhood Abuse/Trauma, Bullying, Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault.
Sharon uses numerous forms of Psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Integrative and Holistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and more creating the most effective and personalized solutions for each individual client.
Sharon is especially passionate about helping people free themselves from Narcissistic abuse. Much of Sharon’s specific interest in Narcissistic abuse originally stemmed from personal relationships and her realization that many victims are unaware of how they are being treated or unaware of the solutions to their difficulties. Through Psychological training, Sharon has helped many victims recognize the symptoms of Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome, the mental mechanics and patterns of Narcissistic abuse and offers victims direct and practical solutions and resources to reclaim their self-worth.
Sharon received her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Psychology and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. She has over 25 years experience in various Private Psychological Practices in the Pittsburgh area and has owned her own private practice, She has a history of working extensively in Dual-Diagnosis Inpatient and Outpatient programs including Gateway Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Gateway Partial Hospitalization and their Intensive Outpatient programs. Sharon has also worked with clients with serious mental health conditions that include multiple personality disorders and psychotic disorders at Chestnut Ridge Ridge Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Sharon has good listening and interpersonal skills. She listens closely to her client’s stories and concerns and develops treatment plans that are specific to their particular situations, unique symptoms, their family, home and circumstances, and their work and school situations. At the same time, She utilizes her expertise and experience to provide individuals with genuineness and openness, as well as, guidance to solve their problems and to discover and develop their potential. Sharon also has a gift for understanding her client's experiences and feelings in an accurate and empathetic way.
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.
Kaitlyn Barbarow, MS, NCC, LPC
Kaitlyn Horan is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in therapy for children, adolescents, and families. Kaitlyn graduated with in Masters in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and has experience working with families in the home, as well as with children and adolescents and their parents in the school and outpatient setting. Kaitlyn has a background in trauma, ADHD, and mood disorders in children and adolescents. Kaitlyn utilizes a strength-based, client-centered approach with multiple treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Family Structural Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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), 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 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.
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 has been helping parents of children with special needs. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is 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 has 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.
Kayla Smith, LPC, LBS, NCC
Hi! My name is Kayla Smith. I have been in the mental health field for a total of five years now! My styles of therapy range from person-centered, CBT, DBT, and faith-based (Christian) counseling. I have a passion for helping others reach their full potential and take back their mental health.