Who We Are

Westmoreland Psychotherapy Associates (WPA) is located in Murrysville, Westmoreland County, and we service clients across Southwestern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide preventative and primary mental health interventions for individuals across the lifespan. Our philosophy is to work collaboratively with clients and their health care provider to develop a person-centered and holistic approach that will enhance overall health, wellness, and an improved quality of life.

Our team of clinicians has over 100 years of combined experience and we have all worked in a variety of behavioral health settings during our careers. We primarily work with adults and teens and offer individual therapy, couples work, and family therapy.

Our Clinicians



I believe as human beings we all need to feel a sense of hope and we all deserve support during challenging or stressful times.  Selecting a therapist can feel overwhelming when we are struggling or feel lost.  My approach is to meet you where you are, work together to determine what best meets your needs, and to collaboratively create a plan that helps you achieve your goals.  


As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years of experience, I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR.  


I work with teens, adults, individuals who have experienced trauma, chronic stress & adversity, as well as LGBTQIA clients.  


I look forward to connecting with you.



As a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, I offer a holistic approach to clients. You bring into therapy your physical self, feelings, thoughts and spirituality needs, all of which are accepted and supported in my practice.   Stress, anxiety, depression, health concerns, family or work conflict and other life events bring individuals to therapy.  We work together as a team to identify issues, desires and goals to help you in creating a better life for you.  


I have forty years of experience in psychiatry and counseling to offer you.  To address medical and medication needs, I work closely with family practitioners, primary care physicians, internists, OB/GYN providers, and psychiatrists if required.  My services extend treatment to adolescents, adults, and seniors.  I am a member of most major insurance companies. 


I look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan of care that supports your individual needs.



My philosophy focuses on the individual, and what strengths they bring to the therapy. In therapy we may look at the environmental factors that may be coming into play that change the equilibrium, no longer work as coping strategies and develop a more functional way of coping in the environment. My approach includes helping individuals evaluate their options and evaluate results. My style is to educate and teach techniques to try to make the changes in your life that you desire. Significant others and family members are included in the therapeutic process as the need is identified.


I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (BS) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with a concentration in Health/Mental Health and a Specialization in Interpersonal Skills from the University of Pittsburgh.  I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and I have had Basic and Advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Intensive training in DBT by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. and training in EMDR.


Expression is essential in everyday life, especially when working through difficult times.  In some circumstances, it can be difficult to verbally express oneself.  Creative expression can demonstrate one’s thoughts and feelings in a tangible way that verbal expression is not always able to.  Art Therapy can be helpful in exploring one’s thoughts and feelings and fostering self-awareness.  As an Art Therapist, I have the ability and knowledge to bring artmaking into therapy to help facilitate the healing process.  I practice with a person-centered, strength based, creative approach to meet clients where they are and help them start to make changes and heal.

I graduated with my Masters in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling in 2014 from Seton Hill University.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as well as a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC).  I have experience with Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, as well as Crisis Intervention.

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