Our Clinical Staff

Dr. Bernadette Cachara 

Licensed Psychologist

Jennifer Baney, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Art Therapist
Ashley Tannous, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Dr. Cachara is a Licensed Psychologist, owner and clinical director of the practice. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University (formally known as The American School of Professional Psychology). Dr. Cachara has been practicing in the field of psychology for over 12 years. Her clinical experience includes a specialized doctoral internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh where she was trained extensively with nationally recognized experts in the field of childhood trauma.

Dr. Cachara values the therapeutic relationship with the belief that change is facilitated through a non-judgmental and supportive relationship. She will work to provide you with evidence based treatment strategies to assist with symptom relief while allowing you to openly explore your thoughts and feelings as it pertains to the conflicts in your life.

Jennifer Baney is a licensed professional counselor as well as a registered, board certified art therapist.  She is a graduate of Marywood University, where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy and her Master of Arts in Art Therapy. Ms. Baney has a varied clinical experience including initiating a creative arts therapies program in a residential drug and alcohol facility, providing trauma-focused art therapy services to child survivors of abuse at a local Children's Advocacy Center, and supporting children and families in their grief experiences through outpatient therapy services.  Most recently, she has been providing art therapy services through school-based programs in Franklin and Adams counties.

 

Ms. Baney believes in the therapeutic value of building relationships and trust in the therapy session through secure and predictable therapy interventions.  Ms. Baney primarily focuses on the therapeutic benefits of art therapy, both through the process of art making, and in the self-reflection of the art product.  However, Ms. Baney also maintains a client-directed approach; she believes the best therapeutic approach is one in which the therapist and client together develop the path towards healing and resolution.  

Ashley Tannous is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a MSW from the University of Pittsburgh with a certificate in Integrated Healthcare. Her clinical background varies from nonprofit work counseling refugee families to working for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her hospital background includes working with children and adolescents at Western Psychiatric Hospital, along with supporting patients and families within the UPMC medical hospitals. As of recent, Ms. Tannous also works for an alternative education school where she provides counseling for disruptive youth. 

Ms. Tannous acknowledges that her medical background has shaped her practice and she has a strong belief in the importance in nurturing both our physical health and mental health and the deep connection that lies between them. Her approach is client-centered, looking to meet her clients where they are to develop trust and create an emotionally safe and comfortable therapy environment. She believes the therapeutic alliance is the key as both therapist and client work together to achieve client-directed goals in therapy. 

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