What Sets Our Practice Apart?
The answer is simple, it's the time and effort we spend with each child. We believe taking the time to truly understand each child from the very first visit to yield the best possible results. This approach helps us to develop the right treatment plan for your child. We may recommend therapy only, or a combination of therapy and medication management. It is important to mention that we do not take the prescription of medication lightly. We strive for the least invasive treatment possible. Additionally, as a parent you will learn techniques to help your child overcome anxiety and view the world as a safer, less overwhelming place. Whether the recommendation is therapy alone or therapy and medication management, we know we can make a positive impact in the lives of our patients and their families.
Dan Udrea, MD
Dr. Udrea, or Dr. Dan as most of the kids he treats call him, is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry. He has worked in both Acute and partial hospital programs. He completed medical school at Carol Davila school of medicine and did Residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital. He has worked in research with ADHD during his time at University of California at Irvine. He has presented at a number of National Conferences. This has allowed him to understand the relevant research which contributes to the standard of care.
He enjoys teaching and has been the Rotation Director for the Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Rotation – for Residents and Fellows and has also taught courses in Psychopharmacology for doctorate level students. He believes that effectively communicating is essential to both good treatment and good teaching.
He has won numerous awards including the Ester Mandelker Excellence in Psychotherapy award and was a Health Care Heroes Finalist for the Pittsburgh Business Times. He practices from the standpoint of collaborative treatment with parents and children or teens themselves. He believes that if given the right information parents can make appropriate decisions regarding the well being of their children.
Lindsay Rudolph, L.C.S.W.
Lindsay Rudolph is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where she received a B.A. in Psychology. Lindsay went on to complete her masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. She has thirteen years experience working in the mental health field, ten of which have been as a Masters level therapist. Throughout Lindsay’s career she has treated patients in a variety of settings including partial hospital and acute hospital programs, residential treatment facilities and public school systems. Her experience lies primarily with children, adolescents, transition age youth and their families. She is adept at facilitating individual, group and family therapy.
Through treatment, Lindsay will work with your child to help them develop a better understanding for their current struggles and teach them skills to more effectively manage stress and mental health symptoms. Lindsay will collaborate with families to support them in feeling more confident in managing their child’s symptoms by providing psycho education and parenting techniques. In treatment Lindsay utilizes supportive therapy, relaxation techniques, exploring patterns of behavior, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, implementing tools to improve coping and developing insight and awareness.
Gina Burke, L.C.S.W
Gina Burke is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work at the University in Pittsburgh. She has eight years experience working in the mental health field while in a school setting. Gina has worked in acute and partial hospital programs, providing emotional and behavioral support to adolescents and their families during crisis situations.
Gina will work with you and your child to provide you with effective interventions to meet your treatment goals. Gina has experience in individual, group, and family therapy, and will tailor treatment to meet your family's needs
Stephanie Chuirazzi, L.P.C.
Stephanie Chuirazzi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, receiving her M.A. in Counseling from Geneva College in 2015. Stephanie decided to switch careers and pursue a counseling degree after raising her three sons. Her early career involved non-profit management to help individuals with disabilities and she received her B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Public Administration.
Stephanie is experienced with intensive in-home family based therapy, crisis management, as well as outpatient treatment. She has worked to support the mental health needs of adults, adolescents and children utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Structural Family Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Stephanie will provide client-centered treatment to help either you or your child discover effective coping skills and learn how to navigate the impact of cognitive distortions. She will also offer techniques to increase resilience using psycho education, parenting strategies and instill a sense of hope for the future. Stephanie and her family have lived in the Wexford area for over 25 years.
Brittany Seese, L.P.C.
Brittany Seese is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Robert Morris University, where she received a B.S. in Psychology. She went on to receive her M.A. in Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Brittany has six years experience working in the mental health field. Brittany began working with children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, and mood dysregulation disorder, in the home and school setting. Brittany worked closely with families and teachers to provide the best support.Brittany has facilitated anger management, and parenting groups to adolescents and adults. Brittany also completed 2 years as a counselor in the clinic setting working primarily with adults and adolescents focusing on coping skills, stress management, parenting skills/strategies, self-esteem, and goal setting. In treatment Brittany utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Chelsea Kendrew, L.P.C.
Chelsea is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has 12 years experience volunteering or working with children and adolescents, with 5 years of experience in the mental health field in acute partial and outpatient settings. Chelsea completed her undergraduate work at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana majoring in English and Art. She received her MA in Counseling from Geneva College in Beaver Falls PA. Chelsea is passionate about working with children, adolescents and their families to overcome challenges related to anxiety, OCD, depressive disorders, behavioral concerns and inattention.