Phone 412-373-3471
East Suburban Psychological Associates "Make a ChAAnge for the better"

Delivering Effective Psychological Services For 30 Years
Weekday Evening and Saturday Appointments
ESPA Accepts Most Health Insurance Plans
Staff Details
 John Szish MS
John is a licensed psychologist who has been helping adults overcome depression, anxiety, fears and self-defeating personality styles. His approach is eclectic, tailoring technique to each individual's needs. Special areas of interest are marital therapy and spiritual issues, especially from a Christian perspective. John does Psychological Evaluations/Testing for Act 235, the Police Academy and International Adoptions.

Kathleen Cunningham MA, MSW, LCWS, BCD
Kathleen Cunningham graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors degree in CommunicatCunningham ion Arts and Rhetoric and Psychology, a Masters degree in Communication Arts and Rhetoric, a Masters degree in Social Work, and has completed coursework and comprehensive exams towards a PhD. in Social Work Administration. She is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on Healthy Survivors of Incest-grief and healing processes.

Kathleen's clinical experiences include treating sex addictions, sexual offenders, victims of sexual, domestic and emotional abuse, Trauma, PTSD, grief and bereavement work and developing and directing The Children's Safe Parenting Center-a supervised visitation center in Fayette County. Both as a single mother of five grown children and as a professional, Kathleen has an interest in assisting people struggling with parenting issues, single parenting, divorce and separation and recovery from other major life altering events. Kathleen works with children, adolescents, adults, elderly adults and couples.

Robert S. Kalas, LCSW
Robert S. Kalas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh Oakland. 

Robert has an extensive background working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction and substance use, tumultuous relationships, and significant life changes. His treatment approach is meeting the individual where they are at in their life, while building a strong foundation of trust to further explore the underlying issues that assist the individual in moving forward with a life they wish to live.      He believes that therapy works best through active listening and collaboration, as change is only possible if we begin with trust and respect.  Robert utilizes strength-based, client-centered treatment approaches to assist individual with reaching their fullest potential.

Robert A. Kalas, MSW, LSW, MPH
Bob is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with Masters Degrees in both Social Work and Public Health.He has over twenty fives years of clinical experience in the mental health field working with diverse clients. He has special expertise working with children, adolescents, and families. Bob's interests include helping people with emotional or behavioral problems, parenting issues, or family discord.

Sue Sever LPC, NCC
Sue is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with experience working with children, individuals, families, and couples. Sue specializes in childhood and adolescent concerns, anxiety, adult and child ADHD, family counseling, relationship issues, and grief and loss.

She completed her undergraduate education at Seton Hill University and received a bachelor in Social Work, then a Masters in Counselor Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Sue is impassioned to help children, individuals, couples, and families through difficult times and empower those who want to make positive changes.
Her professionalism is derived not only from education, training, and years of professional experience, but also from life experience and her natural passion to help and heal.

Karen Moeller, MS Ed, LPC, EMDR-T

Karen is a licensed professional counselor who has worked with adults ages 18 and older throughout her outpatient therapy career. She works with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety along with challenging life transitions such as break ups, divorce, career changes, work-place difficulties, grief/loss, addictions and health disorders. Karen has helped individuals strengthen their communication skills so they can mend bridges in relationships where they had once been broken.

Karen has specialized training in emotional regulation, communication skills and treating anxiety resulting from trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder). She is trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which helps release previously stored trauma that negatively affects an individual’s relationships, work success and decision-making. Karen provides a safe, collaborative and strength-based client environment that helps individuals live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.