Outpatient Clinical Team

Meet our outpatient clinicians.  
The talented clinical staff at Dickinson Center provide exceptional, knowledgable, and thoughtful care for our consumers.

 

ELK COUNTY

Hridayesh Kumar Pathak, MD Psychiatrist Medical Director

Hridayesh Kumar Pathak, MD
Psychiatrist
Medical Director

Education: 
Dr. Pathak is a graduate of G.S.V. Memorial Medical College and received his formal medical training in Kanpur, India. He completed residencies at Warren State Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. 

Experience:
Dr. Pathak is returning to a familiar venue as he served as Dickinson’s Medical Director from 2011-2014 and for several years provided psychiatric services at the St. Marys, Ridgway, and Coudersport locations.  He is board eligible in Adult Psychiatry and holds licensure in not only Pennsylvania but Florida and Virginia as well. 

Skills and Services:
Dr. Pathak is a Board Eligible Psychiatrist and will serve ages 16 to adult at Ridgway and St. Marys Outpatient offices.


Justin Bauer, LCSW Forensic Mental Health Specialist Outpatient Therapist

Justin Bauer, LCSW
Forensic Mental Health Specialist
Outpatient Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies – Pennsylvania State University (2011)
Master of Social Work – Temple University (2014)

Experience:
Justin holds a Social Work license in Pennsylvania. He has been with Dickinson Center, Inc. since 2013 as a Forensic Mental Health Specialist and also provides therapeutic services in the Outpatient setting at the Ridgway office. Prior to bringing his services to Dickinson Center, Justin worked with the juvenile delinquent population for two years as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor.  

Skills and Services:
Justin has experience providing services in the juvenile and adult corrections and substance abuse populations. He has completed extensive trainings in the treatment of trauma and is a basic trained Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. Justin has also been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), as well as traditional psychotherapy approaches. Justin believes in a holistic treatment approach through a systems perspective in assisting individuals and families address areas of need. 

 


Angela Chew, LCSW Clinical Services Director

Angela Chew, LCSW
Clinical Services Director

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Valparaiso University, Indiana (1989)
Master of Social Work - University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (1995)

Experience:
Angela has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.  She holds Clinical Social Work licenses in Pennsylvania and also Florida, where she worked most of her career.  She has been with Dickinson Center since 2010 as a therapist.  In 2013, she accepted the position of Clinical Services Director, but still holds clinical hours in DCI’s Outpatient office in Ridgway and is credentialed by most insurance providers.

Skills and Services:
Angela has skills and experience with children, adolescents, and adults with negative effects resulting from trauma (especially abuse and disaster-related trauma), severe behavioral problems, issues with self-injury, anxiety and depression, personality disorders, marital/relationship matters and family concerns.  She specializes in children and adolescents, especially abuse and sexual assault trauma.  Angela is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Modification and Analysis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 


Stephanie Rosenhoover Elk County Crisis Navigator Medical Records

Stephanie Rosenhoover
Elk County Crisis Navigator
Medical Records

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Lock Haven University (1999)
      Minor in Psychology – Lock Haven University (1999)

Experience:
Stephanie began working in the mental health field right out of college as a TSS (Therapeutic Staff Support).  She has over 15 years of experience working in the field. She has been with Dickinson Center since 2004 where she began as a Family Based Therapist.  She was the Family Group Decision Making Director for several years and then went on to teach at the Crossroads Partial Hospitalization.  Currently she is serving as the, Elk County Crisis Supervisor/302 Delegate, clinical therapist and  Medical Records .  

Skills and Services:
Stephanie has skills and experience with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is trained in Family Based Therapy and Family Group Decision Making.  Most recently, she has become a 302 delegate and assists individuals and families in crisis.

 

 


Amanda Carpin Straub, PsyD Licensed Psychologist

Amanda Carpin Straub, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA (2008)
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology – American School of Professional Psychology, Arlington VA (2010)
Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology – American School of Professional Psychology, Arlington VA (2013)

Experience:
Amanda is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. She holds clinical hours in the outpatient/autism programs at Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI)   Clinical experience includes completing comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for various local agencies. Amanda also completed her post-doctorate at DCI, where she was also responsible for running social skills groups as well as individual and family therapy. Amanda has also provided consultation to area schools and agencies seeking information related to autism. 

Amanda worked in various settings in the Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC area. Her pre-doctorate internship was completed at Interdynamics, Inc., where she worked primarily with low SES children and adolescents completing diagnostic evaluations and therapy. 

Skills and Services:
Amanda’s areas of expertise include working with children, adolescents, adults, and their parents who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disabilities. Amanda also has skills and experience working with severe behavioral problems, anxiety disorders, impulse control disorders, and mood disorders, amongst others. Amanda’s therapeutic style is assimilative, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, solutions-focused, strategic family therapy, and behavioral therapy approaches. 


Michelle Straub, LCSW Forensic Program Director Outpatient Therapist

Michelle Straub, LCSW
Forensic Program Director
Outpatient Therapist


Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Psychology – Indianan University of Pennsylvania (2007)
Master of Social Work - University of Pittsburgh (2011)

Experience:
Michelle has experience working with children and adults, however, is currently specializing in adult services.  Michelle has worked for Dickinson Center since 2007.  She has been in the Outpatient setting since 2011.  Michelle accepted the role of Forensic Program Director in 2013 and has spent most of her time at Dickinson Center working with the Forensic population.  Michelle holds her Clinical License in Social Work and is credentialed by most insurance providers.

Skills and Services:
Michelle has experience working with the various age ranges in the office, community, and correctional settings, with the majority of her time spent working with the adult population with co-occurring disorders, substance abuse issues, major mood disorders, anxiety, and personality disorders.  She currently co-facilitates an anger management group and provides marital and couples’ therapy as well as the individual therapy.  Michelle conducts specialized forensic court ordered assessments as requested from the legal system.  Michelle is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), co-occurring disorders, and Motivational Interviewing.

 


Kristen Williams, LSW Outpatient Therapist

Kristen Williams, LSW
Outpatient Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Education -  Edinboro University of PA (1996)
Masters of Social Work – Edinboro University of PA (2014)

Experience:
Kristen has extensive experience working with children and families as a parent educator, caseworker and mental health professional for the last 18 years, and has been employed by Dickinson Center since 2007.  She has experience in several treatment areas, including PTSD/trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety disorders, co-parenting after divorce and parent/child relationships.

Skills and Services:
Kristen specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families facing a variety of challenges.  In addition to more traditional treatment models, she has specialty training in Structural Family Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Kristen is currently an outpatient therapist in DCI’s Ridgway office, as well as a school-based therapist in the Elk County HOPE program.


Amanda Cattley, LPC Outpatient Therapist

Amanda Cattley, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with minors in Legal Studies and Gender Studies, Eastern University, St. Davids PA (2006)
Master of Studies in Women’s Studies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2007)
Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA (2011)

Experience:  
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, and has been a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) since 2014.  She is experienced in working with families, children, and adolescents, especially with emotionally disturbed youth through Pennsylvania’s Family Based Mental Health Services.  She currently provides outpatient therapy services at Dickinson’s Ridgway office as well as school-based services through the HOPE program in Ridgway and Johnsonburg schools.  

Skills:  
Amanda’s specialties include family relational problems and women’s issues, as well as management of depression and anxiety.  She has received training in Mindfulness-based play therapy techniques for use with young children, and employs a combination of solution-focused counseling and cognitive behavioral techniques as well as psychodynamic approaches in meeting each client’s individual treatment needs. 


Kacie Carr Outpatient Therapist

Kacie Carr
Outpatient Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Clarion University of Pennsylvania (2012)
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2015)

Experience:
Kacie has most of her experience working in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has provided services while serving for AmeriCorps and while working for Dickinson Center, Inc.  She has been with Dickinson Center since 2013. Kacie joined the outpatient program in 2015 and is working towards licensure as a Professional Counselor. 

Skills and Services: 
Kacie has experience working with individuals with severe mental illnesses which include schizophrenia, mood and personality disorders. She works from a strength based, recovery model aimed to empower individuals. In 2015, Kacie received certification as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kacie provides services to individuals of all age groups at the St. Mary’s and Ridgway outpatient offices and within the local school districts as part of the HOPE program.


Carol Bembenic, LCSW, RPT Outpatient Therapist

Carol Bembenic, LCSW, RPT
Outpatient Therapist

Education:
University of Pittsburgh- Social Work
Clarion University - Special Education
Temple University - Social Work

Experience:
Carol has experience in working with young children, school age children, children on the autism spectrum, and adolescents.  She has worked with individuals in family settings and on an individual basis.  As an intensive case manager, Carol gained experience working with the chronically mentally ill.  Carol has also built her experience in an inpatient setting, partial hospitalization setting, and while working mobile crisis. 

Skills and Services:
Carol is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  She provides services at Dickinson's St. Marys outpatient offices and within the local school districts as part of the HOPE program.


Joleen Grolemund Outpatient Therapist Forensic Therapist

Joleen Grolemund
Outpatient Therapist
Forensic Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology with minor in Social Work, Clarion University of Pennsylvania (2003)
Master of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh (2011)

Experience:
Joleen has experience in long term care, working with aging and medical adjustment issues.  

Skills and Services:
Joleen is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders.  She is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Social Worker. 

Joleen is currently primarily working in Forensics and Outpatient in Elk and Cameron county with adults in the jail setting, treating co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and grief issues. 


ELK & POTTER COUNTIES

Amber Cooper, LCSW Outpatient Therapist

Amber Cooper, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1997)
Master of Social Work - University of Pittsburgh (2005)

Experience:
Amber has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania.  Amber has many years of experience in crisis services, as well as in outpatient counseling.  She has provided services in outpatient, home, and community settings.   She has been with Dickinson Center since 2015.    

Skills and Services:
Amber works with children, adolescents and adults.  She has experience treating individuals who are having a difficult time adjusting to life changes, as well as treating those who suffer from more significant mental health problems.   Amber, who is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, provides services to individuals with anxiety, depression, psychosis, a history of trauma, relationship problems, and personality disorders.  Amber currently provides outpatient services in the Coudersport and St. Marys offices.


Amy Mickle, LPC Outpatient Therapist

Amy Mickle, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Counseling - Gannon University, Pennsylvania (1984)
Master of Science in Counselor Education - St. Bonaventure University, New York (2008)

Experience:
Amy has over 14 years of experience in the fields of counseling and education.  She is an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in the state of Pennsylvania.  Amy has experience working as a school counselor as well as a mental health counselor in a university setting. She started with Dickinson Center in 2015 as a therapist.  

Skills and Services:
Amy has skills and experience with young children, teens, and adults as well as with working in group settings.  She brings knowledge to the treatment of ADD, developmental disabilities, self-injurious behaviors, substance abuse and mood disorders.  Her background includes providing psycho-education on stress management, communication skills, and bullying.   As a certified yoga instructor, Amy offers a wellness approach to working with clients by addressing the whole person:  body, mind and spirit. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a technique that is helpful in overcoming obstacles that may not be resolved through traditional “talk therapy”.  Amy provides counseling services in the Coudersport and St. Marys Outpatient Offices.


POTTER COUNTY

Steven Symans, M.A Director of Potter/Elk Crisis Services

Steven Symans, M.A
Director of Potter/Elk Crisis Services

Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY Fredonia, 1981
Master of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University, 1984
Certificate of Advanced Study in Social Work, Tulane University, 1991

Experience: 
Steven has been employed in the provision of residential services for consumers pursuing emotional recovery.  He has provided group therapy in a partial hospitalization setting.  With over 20 years of supervisory and direct service experience in the field of crisis intervention, Steve has a thorough understanding of the Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He provides clinical oversight to the DCI Crisis Intervention program.  Steven also has experience as an outpatient therapist.

Skills and Services:  
Steven has been certified in Critical Incident Stress Management as it applies to first responders and the members of the community.  He is also certified in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.   He has excellent assessment skills and is able to direct consumers and families to the type of care they require.  Steve also has familiarity with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational interviewing and enhancement.