Our practice started out with good friends and colleagues who were solo practitioners sharing resources and support in Murrysville, Pennsylvania in 2002.  Over the past 20 years we have been honored to serve the community here in Westmoreland County and we have grown into the practice now known as Westmoreland Psychotherapy Associates (WPA).
 

Who We Are

Love Locks

Our Commitments

  1. We are committed to providing quality mental health services to members of our community.  
     
  2. We are committed to connecting you to a therapist who is a good fit. If we are not a fit for you, we will help you find a therapist.
     
  3. We are committed to creating an atmosphere that is welcoming, kind, and inclusive.
     
  4. We are committed to creating a trusting relationship with you that allows you to feel safe to explore and nurture your emotional well-being.
     
  5. We are committed to helping individuals foster growth, health, joy, hope, and meaning in the lives and relationships for those we serve.  

Our Offices

Our beautifully furnished offices are comfortable and inviting.

Meet Our Specialists

Each of our therapists at WPA has their own specialties and populations they help.  Below you can view our therapists and read their full bio by clicking "View More" under their picture.  If you are not sure about which therapist may be a good fit for you, you may contact us by submitting a "Getting Started" form or calling 724-733-3491 and we will help you determine if a therapist at WPA can help.

Our Specialists

Jessica Murray

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with individuals, couples, and families, especially those who have a history of traumatic experiences. I ground my work in a strengths-based framework as I believe that my role is to assist my clients in identifying, refining, and highlighting the strengths they already have within themselves.

Anxiety, Grief Counseling, Family Therapy, Depression, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Trauma

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Amy Schlonski

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

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

I work with children, teens and young adults struggling with depression and anxiety. As a clinician, I worked for 20 years in the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Clinic at Western Psychiatric Hospital. As such, I have expert knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy, Teens, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, Life Transitions

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Ethan Tuxill

Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR Therapist

As a licensed professional counselor and EMDR therapist, I’ve worked in the fields of addiction, hospice, family therapy, group and individual therapy. My goal is co-create a safe and accepting space to process these experiences, develop effective skills to enhance your mental well-being, and empower you to find lasting liberation and mental healing from your traumas.

Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Family of Origin Concerns , Shame and Vulnerability, Trauma, Stress Management, Life Transitions

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Mary Hatam

Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, RN, PMHCNS, BC

Humans are physical, mental and spiritual beings with each facet being interdependent on the other. Together, we will explore the many influences of your life on each aspect of your being and determine the best plan for you…

Chronic Illness, Grief, Life Coaching, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, Life Transitions

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Jennifer Strohm

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD

We all have times when we feel like we’re on repeat, stuck, overwhelmed or stressed. I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you make positive changes in your life.

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Chronic Illness & Mood, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Teens

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Michelle Colarusso

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BC-TMH, ACS

My goal as a therapist is to create an environment in which my clients can safely work though the complexities of their thoughts, feelings, and personal experience.

Anxiety, LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, Life Transitions

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Jena Skelton

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Struggle is something that I believe every single living thing experiences. It is a concept that can bring us into some of our hardest moments in life, but it also presents the opportunity to connect, grow, and learn. I believe that confronting our struggles and working through them is one of the most valuable journeys that life brings.

Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Grief Counseling, Trauma, Chronic Illness & Mood, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Teens

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Janet Arida

PhD, RN, LCSW, LISW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Nurse for more than 35 years. I have experience working with teens and adults experiencing stress, trauma, and other forms of adversity.

Anxiety, Chronic Illness and Mood, Grief and Loss, Stress Management, and Life Transitions, Depression, Trauma

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Jennifer Barker

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC

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.

Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use, Art Therapy, Grief Counseling, Trauma, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Teens

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Kathleen Spadaro

PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/Therapist

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.

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Chronic Illness & Mood, Stress Management, Life Transitions

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Wendy McSparren

Founder & Owner/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD

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

Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ, EMDR, Stress Management, Life Transitions

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