PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE CLINICAL CARE
DAN M UDREA, MD
President and Owner
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.
ELLENA HASLEY, MPAS, PA-C
Director of Clinical Services
Ellena Hasley is a board-certified physician assistant. She completed both her bachelor's degree in Health Science and her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Duquesne University.
Like Dr. Dan, Ellena thoughtfully and carefully works with patients to prescribe and manage medications. She incorporates techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and supportive interventions into her sessions. She collaborates with both Dr. Dan and patients' therapists in order to provide comprehensive care for her patients.
She serves as a preceptor for physician assistant students in the Pittsburgh area during their clinical year of rotations.
She has served on the board for Physician Assistants in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine (PAVMT). Through this position, she had the opportunity to teach students about the importance of virtual healthcare. She also advocates for the use of telemedicine as a means to increase access to healthcare, specifically mental health services.
NINA DOERR MSPAS PA-C
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Nina Doerr is a board- certified physician assistant. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Management at Slippery Rock University and her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at University of Pittsburgh.
Nina is passionate about helping patients of all ages develop a greater understanding of the challenges they are currently facing, while working together to manage these challenges through both medication management and therapeutic techniques. She believes thorough and effective care is made possible through collaboration with Dr. Dan, therapists, and patients’ families.
CARRIE VOGELSANG MSCP LPC
Director of Clinical Development
Carrie L. Vogelsang is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has worked as a counselor for over 12 years. In these years she has offered help in various settings. Her focus has primarily been with children, adolescents and teenagers. Carrie has worked within a partial hospital setting, a private school setting and within a Pediatricians office seeing clients with a diverse range of disorders. Her expertise is treating Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment disorders and helping parents with parenting techniques. In treating younger children, she has been trained and has used PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction therapy) to help parents of younger children with behavioral concerns. She also has expertise in treating Postpartum and Perinatal issues during pregnancy or following childbirth.
Carrie Vogelsang graduated with a Bachelors of Psychology in 2004 from California University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in 2008. She truly believes that learning is a lifelong commitment in counseling and continues to learn from her experience with clients and by constantly pursuing new trends/needs in counseling.
In treatment she focuses on building a trusting and collaborative relationship with the individual in an effort to renew balance in their life. As a therapist and parent, Carrie uses an Integrative Approach for children to shed light on where children are in their development and the function of their behavior. In addition, she uses play therapy to help engage children in the process and as a teaching method. In treating older clients, she uses a comprehensive range of techniques like, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance techniques.
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 of 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 of 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.
CHELSEA KENDREW L.P.C.
Chelsea is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. 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. Chelsea is passionate about working with youth to overcome challenges related to anxiety, OCD, depressive disorders, behavioral concerns, and inattention.
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.
MEREDITH KEPLER, L.C.S.W.
Meredith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in the state of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Juniata College, with a B.S. in Psychology in 2011. Meredith went on to receive her Master’s of Social Work in 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh and received her clinical license in January of 2019. She has 11 years of experience working with children, teens, and families in multiple settings, facilitating individual, group, and family therapy. She spent several years as a mental health therapist in an acute partial hospital setting and several years as a school- based outpatient therapist in a public school. Meredith has also facilitated therapeutic interventions within homes, throughout her career. Meredith primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy as a modality to help her clients gain insight, cope, and communicate with their support systems, in order to best meet their needs.
ALYSSA BUKOSKEY, L.P.C.
Alyssa, or Aly, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Aly earned a BA in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and began working with adults with intellectual disabilities in a supervisory role, for a Non-profit Company. Aly then returned to Graduate School to obtain a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania. This lead to working with families and children in crisis through intensive, in home, Family Based Therapy. Through Family Based Therapy, Aly gained experience utilizing Structural Family Therapy addressing conflict, trauma, crises, and communication barriers within families. Aly then worked as an outpatient therapist with both children and adults in a Non Profit, clinic setting treating a wide variety of Mental Health disorders.
Aly will work with you and your child to better understand and cope with any mental health struggles they may be facing. Through treatment, you can expect to collaborate in order to identify and work towards treatment goals in a supportive, caring, creative and professional environment.
Tom Chimenti M.A.
Tom is an experienced mental health professional, with 12 years of experience working as a therapist. Tom earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice at Laroche University and upon graduation, enlisted in the United States Army. After his time in the military, Tom changed course and obtained his master’s degree at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, in Clinical Psychology.
While completing graduate school, he was then given the opportunity to work with adolescents as a juvenile probation officer for 2 years in the state of Texas. He has most recently worked with Wounded Warrior Project as a Combat Stress Recovery Specialist, conducting various styles of therapy with veterans and their families. Here he has worked with individuals and family members on ways to overcome anxiety, adversity, trauma, depression, and anger. Tom employs a unique way of conducting therapy, which is known as experiential learning and/or adventure-based counseling, which involves various ways of thinking, becoming more open minded, and increasing resiliency.
Tom is very passionate when it comes to working with individuals through experiential learning, and thrives on his ability to build trust, relationships, and rapport with the individuals he works with. Tom also offers various ways to learn new coping skills, have fun and discover new ways of looking at life challenges.
Jennifer Neff - Billing Coordinator
Justin Greene- Front Office Coordinator
Katelyn Switch- Medical Assistant
Natasha Hibler- Intake Coordinator
Our administrative staff works hard to ensure that your experience at CAPS is a positive one from the first phone call that you make, and is there to answer any questions that you have while you are a patient with us.