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AMAZING IS POSSIBLEChildren's Behavioral Health Services

Restoring health to the mind, body, and spirit.

Mental and behavioral health are just as important as physical health. Our children's behavioral therapy team is here as a resource for children and adolescents ages 5-21 so they can get back to feeling amazing. Our licensed therapists and Certified Nurse Practitioner work closely with each client and their family to develop skills to manage mood, thinking, and behaviors – making the move towards resiliency and healing, and becoming happier and healthier at home, school, and in the community.

Evaluations

Helping a child to reach their full potential requires a dynamic process of growth and change that comes from caring for the mind, body, and spirit. A thorough behavioral health evaluation gives us a baseline and understanding so we can develop the best plan for treatment and therapy.
 

Medication Management

Psychiatric medications require careful medication management. Our Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) and psychiatrist are here to help monitor and adjust medications as needed so clients and their caregivers can continue on a positive path forward.
 

Talk Therapy

Talk therapy for children with special needs – available in individual, family, and group sessions – helps to foster emotional resilience, build self-esteem, and enhance coping and social skills. We work together to reduce symptoms of stress, alleviate anxiety and depression, improve behaviors, and more so clients can meet their therapy goals.
 

Additional Services

We are a support system to help clients gain self-awareness and achieve personal goals. That’s why we’ve developed a wide array of services to best support every amazing individual.

School-Based Behavioral Health Services

The school environment can be challenging. From struggles with peers to stress and worry over grades, it’s important to monitor students’ mental health. Learn how this program can enhance the social and emotional well-being of students.

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Meet Our Team

Kay Kutz, LSW

Kay Kutz, LSW

Regional Director of Behavioral Health
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Jonathan Kole, M.D.

Jonathan Kole, M.D.

Medical Director of Behavioral Health
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Melvin P. Melnick, M.D.

Melvin P. Melnick, M.D.

Clinical Supervisor of Behavioral Health
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Casey Harvilla, M.A., ATR-BC, LPC

Casey Harvilla, M.A., ATR-BC, LPC

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist IV
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Christina Jolley, CRNP

Christina Jolley, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
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Dana Buchko, M.A.

Dana Buchko, M.A.

Program Specialist
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Hopeton Bailey, M.S., M.A., NCC, CGCS, LPC

Hopeton Bailey, M.S., M.A., NCC, CGCS, LPC

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist III
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Nicole Johnson, M.A.

Nicole Johnson, M.A.

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist I
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Katherine Macasek, M.S., NCC

Katherine Macasek, M.S., NCC

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist I
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Brianna Strohmeyer, M.A.

Brianna Strohmeyer, M.A.

Behavioral Health Outpatient Therapist II
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Tia Bigos, M.S., NCC

Tia Bigos, M.S., NCC

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist I
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Lori Sciore, M.S., NCC

Lori Sciore, M.S., NCC

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist I
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Tajonae Carrington, M.A.

Tajonae Carrington, M.A.

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist I
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Maddie Myers, MSW

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist I
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Referrals & Appointments

We're here to help.
Amazing is possible. Our licensed and caring team is here to help with available in-person and telehealth appointments.
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Get in Touch

For more information or to inquire about an appointment, please complete our outpatient behavioral health inquiry form.
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Schedule an Appointment

You can also schedule an evaluation or appointment by contacting our friendly team at 412.420.2447.
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Prepare for Your Visit

We've put together a few resources to help you feel comfortable and prepared for your first appointment, whether it be in-person or via telehealth.

Telehealth Therapy Tips     In-Person Appointment Tips

Where to Find Us

Contact us to schedule an appointment or learn more about our outpatient Behavioral Health Services.

Squirrel Hill Main Campus

1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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