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.
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.
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.
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.
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