President / Licensed Psychologist
Collaborative Divorce Coach
Collaborative Marriage Planning Coach
Wexford and Pittsburgh Offices
Phone: 724-759-7500 ext. 114
I am the president of North Hills Psychological Associates, Inc., a licensed psychologist in practice since 1990 and a Collaborative Divorce Coach. I received my Master’s degree in psychology from Duquesne University. I am experienced in a variety of therapeutic approaches, and have worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Because I believe that families don’t belong in court I focus on helping to bring more peaceful conflict resolution to families.
In addition to managing NHPA, I work as a Collaborative Divorce Coach, Collaborative Marriage Planning Coach and Family Coach. I am a founding member of Gateway to Collaboration, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating others about the Collaborative Divorce Process. I am also a founding member of Collaborative Solutions North, an association of like-minded professionals who are committed to assisting individuals in working through their differences without going to court. This includes divorcing couples and parents, as our core constituency, but also can apply to heirs, businesses and others in conflict.
Additional memberships include: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Board member 2016 to present, Website Development Task Force chair 2017, Strategic Planning Task Force member 2016 to 2017, Domestic Violence Task Force member 2014), Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (President 2015 to 2016, Training Committee Co-chair 2012 to 2014), American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (Board member and Treasurer 2006 to 2009), National Association of Masters in Psychology, National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, Pittsburgh Professional Women and Women’s Small Business Association.
I work as a team member with other Collaborative Professionals to provide an emotionally sophisticated process for the resolution of family conflicts.
Collaborative Divorce Coaching:
As a Collaborative Divorce Coach I work with couples in the Collaborative divorce process to have a healthier divorce for themselves and their children. I work as a peacemaker to help to build trust and improve communication and co-parenting skills. The Collaborative Process offers support from a team of professionals to help couples navigate the legal, financial, emotional and parenting aspects of separation and divorce with dignity. If you are considering divorce or separation, consider the Collaborative process to avoid the adversarial approach. Call 724-759-7514 today to schedule a FREE 30 Minute Consultation to learn about the Collaborative Divorce Process.
I am also a trainer in the Collaborative Process. For more information regarding the Collaborative Process click here or visit the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania website (CLASP) or the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals website (IACP) for more information about Collaborative Divorce or the Collaborative process.
Listen to a Pennsylvania Psychological Association Ethics and Psychology podcast about the Collaborative Coach where I was interviewed by John Gavazzi.
Collaborative Marriage Planning helps couples apply the effective Collaborative Dispute Resolution process to develop a marriage plan and partnership agreement offering the skills to build a healthier relationship.
Appointments are available in our offices in Wexford and Pittsburgh.
Family Coaching is available to assist families who are in crisis, new parents, and adoptive parents who need help coping with a difficult situation or transition.