Women's Behavioral Health
Helping You be Uniquely You
Women's Behavioral Health at Allegheny Health Network
Women today are much more than mothers and caregivers. They’re doctors, lawyers, counselors and coaches, and their sacrifices for their families often means putting their own needs last.
This is why a woman’s emotional health needs are complex and unique, especially during and after a pregnancy, or if there is an issue of infertility or a pregnancy loss. In these situations, women can often feel sad, scared, and not in control of their lives. Women can worry or become depressed about the costs associated with assisted reproduction, how to stay physically healthy during pregnancy, whether or not to breastfeed, how career and family life will change before and after the baby arrives, or how to cope with the devastating feelings of a lost pregnancy.
That’s where Allegheny Health Network Woman’s Behavioral Health can help. We’re dedicated to addressing the emotional and behavioral health of women throughout the cycle of pregnancy. Our caring team of doctors and clinicians provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and can help you effectively cope with all of your feelings and concerns – so you can enjoy peace of mind – before, during, and after your pregnancy.
Please click on the links below to learn more about Allegheny Health Network Woman’s Behavioral Health. To schedule an appointment, please call 412.578.4030. We’re conveniently located at:
Allegheny Health Network Women’s Behavioral Health
West Penn Hospital
4815 Liberty Avenue
Mellon Pavilion, Suite GR 4
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Our Behavioral Health Staff
Sarah Homitsky, MD is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her triple board residency, with training in pediatrics, adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She also has a special interest in perinatal psychiatry and integrated medical models. An active volunteer in the community, Sarah recently developed a support-education group for adolescent parents in the Pittsburgh Public School System.
David Rizzo, LCSW received his graduate degree in clinical social work from Boston College in Massachusetts. His special interests include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders and adolescent emotional health. In addition, he’s participated in research focused on the screening of postpartum women for depressive disorders. In his spare time, David enjoys outdoor activities, including gardening and fishing.
Rebecca Weinberg, PsyD is a clinical psychologist with a special interest in women’s behavioral health, including perinatal loss and infertility. She earned her graduate degree in psychology at Yeshiva University, with her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University in New York. Rebecca holds certifications in the Mind Body Program for Fertility, the Resourceful Adolescent Parenting Program (RAP-P), the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. A “foodie” enthusiast, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Paige Beauchemin, RN received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Chatham University and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Shadyside School of Nursing. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, with many years of experience working with mothers and babies during the perinatal period as a nurse, educator and mental health advocate. In her spare time, Paige enjoys being with her family, riding bicycles and taking walks.
Samantha Ferris, CRNP received her bachelor’s degree in nursing science in 2005 and her master’s degree in nursing science in 2011 from the University of Pittsburgh. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and has over 10 years’ experience in the mental health field. Samantha has a special interest in women’s health and perinatal mood disorders, and believes in utilizing a holistic approach. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, gardening and baking.
Courtney Williams, MA, NCC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor with a special interest in perinatal mood disorders, families, and disability. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Courtney is a certified Gestalt Therapist and holds a certification as a birth doula through DONA International. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family.