At New Directions Mental Health, we are proud to have a team of highly-skilled and compassionate mental health care professionals. Our therapists, psychiatrists, and other professionals are dedicated to providing the best possible care and support to those in need. Each of our professionals has a deep understanding of the latest treatments and approaches in mental health care, and they are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. Whether you’re seeking therapy for a specific issue, support for a mental health condition, or just looking to improve your overall well-being, our team has the expertise and compassion to help. We invite you to get to know our mental health care professionals and find the one that’s right for you.
Aislynn Jenkins, PA-C
I am a certified physician assistant with 22 years of medical experience. My ideal patient is someone who wants to improve their mental health through…
Alan Axelson, MD
Medical Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Residency: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry…
Alexandra Snavely, MS Ed
I am a person-centered clinician with experience working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through working in these settings, I concurrently…
Alexis (Lexie) Karolak, DNP, CRNP
Dr. Karolak is a nurse practitioner who focuses on empowering patients to be their best selves
Anne La Forte, MD
Education: Queen’s College, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados-Pre-Medical Year, N2 Natural Sciences University of West Indies, Jamaica, Faculty of…
Anne Stowe, LPC
I am a caring, kind, compassionate therapist who empathizes and really listens to clients and will challenge them in a healthy way. I believe in…
Bayley Goodwin, MHC
I have a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I also hold my NCC certificate (National Certified Counselor). I have received a…
Brandy Dix, CNP
You and I will work collaboratively as a team to address your goals and needs related to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, dementia,…
Brenna Miller, NCC
I am a nationally certified counselor who has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I enjoy working with individuals to help them reach…
Briana Jurrema, LPC
Briana helps children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma.
Bryan Reed, PMHNP
I am a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner who tries to get the best outcomes for his patients by combining evidence and their preferences. I seek…
Burton Singerman, MD
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School, Boston Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Ages Treated: All ages I…
Cara Crisson Psy.D
Dr. Crisson uses CBT and Mindfulness to help clients reach therapy goals.
Clare Welsh, LSW
My ideal client might just want a space to explore themselves and their identity. They might feel stuck or overwhelmed by their emotions, relationships, or…
Dan Hetherington, Ph.D.
Dr. Hetherington is a licensed psychologist with 25 years of clinical experience.
Daniel Todd, DO
Dr. Todd utilizes both traditional and functional approach to psych medicine.
Darlene, Ursiny, CRNP
Hello, I’m Darlene Ursiny CRNP and I’m a CRNP and looking forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your mental health goals through…
Deanna Sikora, LPC
Education: Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Chatham University License: Licensed Professional Counselor Ages Treated: 8 and older I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and…
Denise Trexler-Solomon, LCSW
Denise provides a safe haven for individuals and couples to share and grow.
Diane Sallade Robling LPC
Diane believes our mind, body, and spirit interact to create fulfillment.
Donette Svidron, CRNP
Donette is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with an emphasis on collaboration.
Dr. Allison Bashe, Ph.D.
Dr. Bashe is a licensed psychologist and the practice's Clinical Director.
Dr. Dan Dulaney, DNP, CRNP
Dr. Dulaney has added an additional day to his appointment schedule. Please contact us today to schedule! Click here to complete the brief form. Dr. Daniel Dulaney is…
Eric Voyten, MA
My area of training and practice is Cognitive-Behavior Therapy which is an effective clinical approach in treating anxiety and depression. I also specialize in grief…
Evan Sonnet, MHC
Now Accepting New Clients! As a pre-licensed professional I am up-to-date on therapeutic approaches and work collaboratively to support you! Coping with a severe Traumatic…
Fran Kush, Ph.D.
Dr. Kush values good collaboration and a treatment plan to reach your goals.
Holly Grey, LPC
Holly uses a holistic angle, encouraging healthy thinking and accountability.
Howard P. Friday, PhD
Education: Ph.D. – University of Pittsburgh License: Psychologist Ages Treated: 19 and older It has been my pleasure to have served as a clinical psychologist for a number…
J. Ash Bowie, PsyD
Dr. Bowie works with teens and adults to realize more purposeful and fulfilling lives.
Jaclyn Plummer, LPC
Jaclyn provides compassionate care in her work with adolescents and adults.
Jesse Martin, LPC
Jesse helps children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma.
Jessica Marshall Regan, RDN / LDN
Jessica Marshall Regan is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Nutritionist, and Certified LEAP Therapist.
Jordan Bilich, LCSW
I have a range of experience with adults in a medical setting, which I feel will translate well into our therapeutic setting. I have worked…
Julia Hoffner, PA
I am a certified physician assistant specializing in psychiatry and mental health care. I first received my Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Denison University…
Kathleen Kocherzat, Ph.D.
Dr. Kocherzat uses her 25+ years of experience to build your hope and peace.
Katrina King LPC
Katrina works with adults and older adolescents treating mood and trauma.
Keli Schroeffel Ballard, LPC
I really believe we all do “the best we can with what we have” and that sometimes we need to have more. We need new…
Kim Clinebell, MD
Dr. Clinebell is an Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with a collaborative approach.
Kisa Pentarek, LPC
My ideal clients are age 5 and up. They may be coping with mental health in a variety of ways whether it is trauma, ADHD,…
Koonteera “Apple” James, LPC
Koonteera “Apple” James is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Apple is also an Adjunct Professor at Geneva College in the college’s Master of Arts in Counseling…
Laryn Rajnkarnikar, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
I am a board-certified family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with experience in pediatrics, hospice, family practice, primary care, infectious disease, and LGBTQIA+ healthcare.…
Laura Cross, LPC
I have been working with the mental health community since 2014. I recently obtained my license for counseling. My ideal client would have issues with…
Leah Herman, LSW
Education: BA in Psychology, Chatham University MSW graduate student at Wurzweiler School of Social Work Recognizing one’s unique contributions, maintaining healthy relationships, finding meaning and purpose…
Luann Richardson, DNP, CRNP
Dr. Richarson is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner for adult and geriatric patients.
LuAnn Scarton, RDN / LDN
LuAnn Scarton is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist with 25 years experience.
Luke Kocan, MA
Luke Kocan is a pre-licensed mental health therapist. He comes to New Directions Mental Health from Carlow University Health & Counseling Services where he worked…
Madeline Fall, LCSW
I am particularly versed in working with kids, teenagers, young adults, and families who are experiencing an intersection of issues including ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Family…
Margaret O’Neill, MHC
I have over 25 years of experience working in the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol fields, I have worked with both adolescents and adults.…
Margaret Sechler, LCSW
Margaret has more than 25 years of clinical experience for individuals and groups.
Marilyn Hayes, LCSW
Education: Master of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker Ages Treated: 11 and older In my extended years of practice as a clinical therapist,…
Marisa Blashford, MA
As a pre-licensed professional I am up-to-date on therapeutic approaches and work collaboratively to support you! My ideal client is working with individuals who are…
McKenzie Monaghan, MS, NCC
My goal as a therapist is to encourage, teach, and empower you throughout your journey to healing, growth, and personal well being. My approach to…
Megan Boyle, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Education: Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Robert Morris University License: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Ages Treated: 7 years and older As a registered nurse practitioner certified in neuroscience, I’ve…
Merrideth Leggat, MD
I am a psychiatrist practicing in Pittsburgh, PA with over 21 years of experience in the field of medicine. As a psychiatrist, I diagnose and…
Michael Greisler, PsyD
Dr. Michael Greisler is particularly skilled with ASD, anxiety and families.
Michael Marek, DNP, CRNP
Dr. Marek utilizes a collaborative approach to care for successful treatment.
Michael Schneider, Psy.D.
Dr. Schneider is the Owner/Founder of New Directions Counseling.
Michele Welker, LCSW
Michele utilizes CBT, DBT, EMDR in combination with a person's strengths.
Michelle Madonna, LPC
I have been working in the field for 8 years in different settings such as residential treatment facilities, in home and outpatient. I enjoy working…
Nick Yee, LMFT
Nick values a collaborative therapeutic relationship focused responsibility and meaning.
Nikita Frishkorn MS NCC LPC
Nikita Frishkorn (ze, he, she) is a licensed (LPC) master’s level, nationally certified counselor, and current student in the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program at…
NIkki Sich, LPC
Nikki has worked with a variety of populations in a multitude of settings including those with severe depression, incarcerated individuals struggling with addiction, and daily…
Noelle Nuzzo, LPC
Noelle brings experience and compassion to adolescents, children and adults.
Patricia Smith, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who’s practiced in the field for over 25 years. I bring a wealth of knowledge from diverse experiences in…
Rachael Heiser, LMFT
Education: Masters of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, Northcentral University License: Marriage and Family Therapist Telehealth Check-In Link >>
Rachel Buffo, LPC
Rachel has an interactive approach to helping children, adolescents and young adults.
Rachel Nash, LPC MAC
Education: Master in Counseling Psychology, Boston College License: Licensed Professional Counselor; Masters Addiction Counselor Ages Treated: 18-65 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Masters Addiction Counselor…
Raj Narayan, MD
Medical Education: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH Residency: St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA Residency: Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinics, University of Pittsburgh Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board…
Robert G. DiFranco, LCSW
Education: Master of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker Ages Treated: School age children and older I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and…
Sally Crompton, LPC
Sally’s therapy focuses on skill-building using a strengths-based approach
Sandra Booth, LPC
Sandra has twenty years of experience in acute care and community based.
Sarah Fox, Psychology Resident
Sarah utilizes an interpersonal approach to help clients reach desired changes.
Sarah Pronesti, LPC
Education: Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Robert Morris University License: Licensed Professional Counselor Ages Treated: 8 and older Telehealth Check-In Link >>
Sarah Robertson, DNP, CRNP
Dr. Robertson is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a strengths-based approach.
Shannon Berncic, LPC
Shannon is a licensed counselor, values living a fuller, more well-balance life.
Shannon Lebak, LCSW
Shannon has extensive experience helping teens and adults recover from trauma.
Shayna Honzo, LPC, NCC
Shayna focuses on the whole individual's emotional, mental, social and physical self-care
Shelley L. McIntire, LPC
Shelley is available to provide help to children, teens, adults, couples and families.
Sierra Putnam, MS, NCC
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in…
Sofia Alvarez, Psy.D
Sofia is Spanish fluent, sees couples, helps with eating and works with LGBTQIA+.
Sona Nadkarni, M.D.
Dr. Sona Nadkarni is an Adult and Child and Adolescent psychiatrist. She completed her intersnhip at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and her psychiatry…
Sophie Greger, LCSW
Sophie specializes in providing care to children, teens, young adults and families.
Stephen Hoschar, LPC
Stephen Hoschar is a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes an evidence-based and holistic approach to helping adult clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, anger…
Sylvia Boules, MD
Medical Education: American University of the Caribbean, Saint Martin Residency: Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York Fellowship: Bronx Care Hospital, Bronx, New York Telehealth Check-In Link >>
Tanner Riley, MHC
Ideally, I am open to working with most clients. I have a lot of experience working with individuals with autism, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and schizoaffective…
Taumi Kalcich, LPC
Taumi Kalcich is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and is a National Certified Counselor. Taumi has extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing…
Timothy Bullock, MD
Ideally a patient is having a lot of trouble in life and may not understand why but would like to function better and be whole.…
Tina Goff, LPC
Tina honors each client's life experiences on the path to creating desired changes.
William Law, MD
Medical Education: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Residency: Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, Menninger Foundation Fellowship: Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Board Certification: Psychiatry,…
Zachary Wolfe, LCSW
Now accepting new clients! I enjoy working with individuals and families 7 years or older. I enjoy working with clients and noticing the improvement in…