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About Us

Our Psychiatrist:

Claire Cohen, M.D.

Our Psychologists: 

Joanne Dixon, Ph.D.

William Hasek, Ph.D.

Nathaniel Rigby, Ph.D.

Our Therapists:

Erin Blache, M.A., LPC, BCBA

Clarissa Bridge, LCSW

Deborah Quinn-Chivers, M.S.W., LCSW

Mary Lou Felbinger, M.Ed., CRC, LPC

Our Office Manager:

Becky Carr

 


Our Office Manager:

Becky Carr

Becky will probably be the first person that you will speak to when you call our office for an appointment.  She is friendly, extremely helpful, and works hard to make sure that your needs and concerns are addressed. 


 

 

 

 


Erin Blache, MA, LPC, BCBA
Licensed Professional Counselor - Child and Adolescent
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About:
 
Erin works with families of children with behavior difficulties, adolescents, and new parents. For one family, a child's problem behaviors may be age-appropriate but difficult to tackle (toileting, non-compliance, or sibling rivalry), or they may be beyond the scope of another family's current threshold (aggression, tantrums, or defiance). Erin has worked with families of children with autism and developmental delays on increasing functional day-to-day skills, such as language and independence tasks, while decreasing difficult to manage behaviors that interfere with a child's and family's success. Erin also works with children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety and trauma. In addition to work at Associates in Behavioral Healthcare, Erin also works with new mothers and parents of toddlers through a local pediatric practice. She also provides supportive counseling services to new mothers facing anxiety and trauma. Erin utilizes evidence-based treatment approaches including Applied Behavior Analysis, Parent Management Training, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.


Education and Training:

Erin earned her master's degree in counseling psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she also completed a specialization in trauma treatment. Erin went on to complete the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Florida Institute of Technology and is currently certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Erin has worked in community mental health, a women's correctional facility, a school-based partial hospital program, and in a pediatric practice.


Clarissa Bridge, LCSW
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"I believe that we are human and spiritual beings unfolding into our truest selves.  As a skilled and gentle companion I support and encourage the balance of this wholeness and agree to walk this journey with you.  It is in this therapeutic relationship that strength and courage are the center and source of healing.  

ABOUT:

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with training in Trauma Informed Care, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, and Hypnosis, as well as many others.  I work with people of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, fear, personal growth and other concerns that get in the way of living the fullness of life.  I believe in lifelong learning and continue to train in different areas that will help my clients to grow as well as myself.  

Education:

Bachelors of Arts in Social Welfare from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA

Masters of social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA

Home and School Certification from the University of Pittsburgh

PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker: CW-006267-L

 


 

Claire Cohen, M.D.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Cohen specializes in psychiatric treatment of adults, adolescents and children.

 


 

Joanne Dixon, Ph.D. 
Licensed Psychologist
[email protected]

 


 


Deborah Quinn-Chivers, MSW, LCSW
Marriage and Family

About:

Deborah Quinn-Chivers MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker that works with adults, couples and families who have problems with relationships as well as anxiety, depression, loss and transitions.  Ms. Quinn-Chivers utilizes family systems therapy to address issues, resolve conflicts and enhance overall well being in the individual and family.
 

Education and Training: 

Ms. Quinn-Chivers received her Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked as a family and employee assistance therapist for community mental health agencies.  Ms. Quinn-Chivers has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is a short-term treatment for couples developed by Dr. Susan Johnson.  EFT is well researched and effective with approximately 70% of couples showing improvement in the two years following treatment. This approach emphasizes the “negative cycle” or “dance” the couple engages in and how each partner’s response to the other creates this dance.  This negative cycle becomes a patterned way of interacting in the relationship, which leads to conflict and a lack of emotional connection.  The goal of EFT is to reestablish the emotional connection or bond between the partners so each feels close, safe and secure in the relationship.  As partners gain a better understanding of the cycle and of their underlying emotions, they learn how to respond to one another and ask for what they need in ways, which enhance the relationship.  When the emotional connection is reestablished in the relationship, the couple is able to more effectively solve the problems, which arise between them.

 


Mary Lou Felbinger, M.Ed., C.R.C., L.P.C.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
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“We all have the desire and ability to live happy, fulfilling lives.”

About:

As a licensed professional counselor, Mary Lou Felbinger counsels children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional difficulties, such as anxiety and/or depression, as well as those experiencing behavioral or friendship issues.  Additionally, she counsels adults experiencing anxiety and/or depression, or those with relationship or self-esteem concerns.

Education:

After receiving her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, Mary Lou continued there and received her Master’s of Education in counseling.  In addition to experience in working with adults in a mental health setting, she has many years of experience in the school system working with children and teens.  

 


William Hasek, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
 
My passion is providing therapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Each person I see is unique, so I individualize my approach based on your goals. Treatment will help you gain insight into how your life has been shaped by your family dynamics and developmental history. It will also help you create concrete strategies to further your self-development. The focus in treatment is on your strengths and how to expand upon them. Treatment will be tailored to your cultural and social background, including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.

About:

Dr. Hasek is a licensed psychologist. He provides psychotherapy to adults and psychological assessments to adolescents, adults, and the elderly. He adopts an integrated approach to therapy, balancing insight with problem-solving to help clients live life to its fullest. He completed specialized training in therapeutic/collaborative assessment - an assessment model which makes the client an active participant in the testing process and uses test results to help clients better understand their lived experience. He enjoys providing education and training to the next generation of psychologists, serving as an adjunct professor of psychology with Duquesne University.

 

Education and Training:
  
Dr. Hasek earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology at Duquesne University. After graduate school, Dr. Hasek completed intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy. He is currently training in professional and leadership coaching with Duquesne University’s Palumbo Business School. 
 

Nathaniel Rigby, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
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"Your first impression is likely to be that I am a warm, direct, and knowledgeable psychologist with a lighthearted sense of humor.  As we get to know each other, you will find that I am devoted to the work I do, I enjoy a challenge, and I am deeply committed to providing excellent treatment"

About: 

Dr. Rigby is a licensed psychologist with experience and training in providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments to adults, adolescents and children.  He specializes in working with adults on improving emotional problems (e.g., anxiety, depression), complicated grief, men’s issues, health difficulties (weight loss, diabetes management, IBS, etc.) and relational issues.  He has practiced psychology in a wide variety of settings such as a primary care health clinic, a college counseling center, a corrections facility, a community mental health organization and a school district.  His dissertation research was a qualitative study on the experiences of fathers who have lost a child.  Dr. Rigby has presented on the topic of grief at both national and local venues.    

Education and Training :
 

Dr. Rigby earned his M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) degrees in Clinical Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon, where he worked collaboratively with primary care physicians to provide psychology services in a health care setting.  Dr. Rigby completed his post-doctoral training at Mercy Behavioral Health in Pittsburgh, PA.

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