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 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.

Reva Neiman MSN, RNCS
Reva L. Neiman, MSN, RNCS, is an individual therapist utilizing CBT, IPT and PET Therapy focused on depression and anxiety including ages 10 – adults.

Reva has been working in the mental health area for twenty-six years. She is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse. She holds a Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, in addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree. Her interests include working with clients who have issues with depression, anxiety, stress, and related concerns. She has worked with patients aged 12 years through 70 years. The last several years she has worked with a large number of adolescents and young adults.

In addition to treating depression and anxiety, she has experience working with individuals with OCD and schizophrenia, as well as with couples and family therapy. She has been utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, IPT, and behavioral modification as her modes of treatment.

PET Therapy includes using two golden retrievers, 5 years of age, Simba and Kita, to alleviate depressive and anxiety symptoms. These two golden retrievers are certified to be present in all sessions: individual, group, couples, and family therapy. These are the only dogs permitted to be in sessions.


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.

Alan J. Galeza LPC; CAADC
Alan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over thirty years experience counseling adults in individual and group sessions. Areas of emphasis include anxiety, stress management, depression, family of origin issues, relationship concerns, loss and bereavement, alcohol and drug use disorders, co-occurring disorders and men's issues. Alan has an approach that is eclectic and includes helping individuals explore and better understand how their development years, critical life events and significant past experiences may be impacting their present difficulties. This process is combined with providing guidance and support to assist individuals in making desired adjustments and changes in their thinking and behavior. Alan has a particular interest in counseling men around issues including feelings of estrangement, isolation and anger, abuse, step-family, separation, divorce, fatherhood and recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.

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.

Carol Power LPC, NCC

Carol views the counseling process as collaborative one that builds character and resilience in managing the full range of life’s expectable challenges. She believes that much can be understood about ourselves, our world view, our relationships and our attitudes and behaviors through exploring emotions and cognitions. Utilizing insight gained, as well as trying new things that are essential to making changes, it is possible to get “unstuck,” attain the goals you’ve set, and redefine yourself.

Carol has extensive experience helping adults from all walks of life, has worked in outpatient chemical dependency, mental health/human services, and in education and training settings, doing career and personal counseling. She also provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services.

Carol works exclusively with individuals, age 21 and older. In her work, she incorporates elements of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Areas of emphasis include:

• Cultivating coping skills and strategies/challenging and altering
   counterproductive thought patterns
• Overcoming Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)
• Coming to terms with distressing past experiences
• Relief from anxiety/depression/self-limiting behaviors
• Self-regard/assertive communication skills
• Addiction/recovery/Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) traits
• Co-dependency/interpersonal boundaries
• Relationship issues/(same sex or straight)/Women’s roles and concerns
• Transcending abuse/mistreatment (emotional/sexual/physical)
• Estrangements within significant relationships
• Navigating through career/employment/life transitions
• Various grief/loss experiences
• Miscarriages/Involuntary childlessness
• Pet loss


Jennifer M. Conte, Ph.D., LPC

Jennifer Conte is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, her master's in Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University. Dr. Conte’s approach is eclectic with a focus on client-centered therapy. She has 8 years experience counseling at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center and specializes in pregnancy-related issues. She also has interests in counseling individuals with anxiety and is an ally for the LGBT community.


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.