About Us

People often come to psychotherapy because something in their lives feels off-kilter or unmanageable, and their usual way of dealing with problems is no longer working.We are a group of licensed therapists, who collectively have experience treating adolescents and adults with a variety of issues including relationship difficulties, depression, body image concerns, family conflict, trauma, grief, and  career anxieties. We strive to offer a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where you can explore what might be holding you back while gaining the insight and skills needed to lead a more fulfilling life.

Meet Our Therapists

Gary A. Gallucci, Ed.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Ashley Julin, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
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Christina M. Ohm, MA, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
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Vincent Pietropaoli, MS LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor
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Matthew Zemba, PsyD

Resident Psychologist
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How to Meet Your Therapist

Please call our office and request the therapist of your choice. Therapists are independent contractors and each have individual specialties, office hours, and treatment modalities. Please understand, schedules and insurance accepted may vary. 

Donald J. Zandier

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Don worked at South Hills Interfaith Ministries for 20+ years before opening his practice in Bethel Park in 2006.  If you are looking for “more than just talk” Don is the psychologist for you. Over his entire career, he has been developing his own unique energy psychology treatment called Enlight™  Insight, through talk therapy and behavior modification are often unable to help people overcome their emotional obstacles to change and growth. Enlight™ is a one-time painless, non-medical application. Don is so confident in this treatment that he offers a money-back guarantee. All of this presents a no-risk opportunity to change your life now.
Katie Brinkley

Katie Brinkley

Licensed Social Worker

Katie received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College in New York City.

I’m passionate about helping people overcome anxiety, depression, loss, anger, and trauma. My goal as a therapist is to help you realize your potential and learn how to adapt to life’s challenging circumstances. Everyone has the ability to change their thinking and become more optimistic and resilient. I will help you identify effective solutions and coping strategies, resulting in healthier thinking, fulfilling relationships, and better decision making.
My approach to therapy will always be centered around where you are, your goals, and your strengths. I will help you understand your strengths and how to harness them to alleviate the discomfort you feel and achieve the fulfilling life you deserve. My clinical approaches include: CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-Based, Trauma Focus
Michelle Braun

Michelle Braun

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michelle received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She works with adolescents and adults with a variety of issues but does have specific experience with family therapy. Michelle provides individual, couples and family therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques.

Susan Deep

Licensed Professional Counselor

Susan has been providing professional counseling since earning her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985. She believes that psychotherapy is a personal journey that is driven by the client’s needs.  She incorporates cognitive and solution focused techniques within the framework of traditional talk therapy. 

Gary A. Gallucci

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Gary has had more than 30 years working in a clinical setting with all ages of clients from children through geriatrics. He also has an interest and experience treating clients in health psychology. This includes diet and life style changes as well as substance use. He also has done both group and individual work with mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Gary also has experience treating anger management and domestic violence issues in both hospital and correctional settings.

Ashley Julin

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashley received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University. Throughout her career, she has gained experience in home, school, community, group, and outpatient settings. Ashley incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques into her sessions. She encourages and empowers clients to make positive and healthy lifestyle changes. Ashley provides therapy to children, teens, adults, families, and couples. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, trauma, anger management, and relationship issues.

Christina M. Ohm

Licensed Professional Counselor

Christina has 22 years as an experienced counselor in a variety of settings. She has worked over the years in home, school, community, residential, hospital and outpatient settings. She has had continued educational trainings in DBT, starDBT, anxiety issues including OCD, depressive issues, ADHD, mood disorders, strength-based therapy, family therapy, and relationship dynamics. She loves to use visualization techniques as well as incorporate current research solutions, workbooks, and training materials into her current practice

Vincent Pietropaoli

Licensed Professional Counselor

Vincent has more than five years of counseling experience working with individuals of all ages and many presenting problems. He has the most extensive experience working with people with mood related problems (such as: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and others) and those who have experienced traumatic events. His approach to therapy begins with the person and grows from there. It is important to him to develop a close therapeutic relationship focusing on a person’s multicultural and social identities.He has training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). He also has experience with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).

Matthew Zemba

Resident Psychologist

Matthew has served the Baltimore area starting in 2011 and is happy to provide services in his hometown of Pittsburgh. He has experience providing assessment and therapy for pre-teens to adults and work with a sliding-scale to ensure that those who need help are able to afford it. His approach to therapy is collaborative and insight-oriented; with his interpersonal style being warm, open, and authentic. He works largely from an interpersonal-process and psychodynamic framework, and integrate other therapeutic modalities when appropriate. His expertise includes treating anxiety, depression/mood disorders, ADHD, identity development, and Asperger’s Disorder.