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We believe so strongly in the emotional health of moms that we built a facility dedicated solely to it.

Families who choose AHN Women’s Behavioral Health benefit from support during their pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health
West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Alexis Joy D’Achille Center Therapy Room

Helping moms and families

The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health offers a mother-baby intensive outpatient program for women during or after pregnancy.

The 7,300-square-foot facility houses rooms for individual therapy as well as space for the intensive outpatient program. Offered three-hours-daily, three-days-a-week, the goal of the program is to strengthen the bond between mother and baby, and increase maternal self-confidence.

Alexis Joy D’Achille Center Kitchen

The Center features a complete kitchen where moms can learn how to cook healthy meals for themselves and their families. We focus on bonding and stress relief techniques such as: infant massage, baby wearing, yoga, meditation, and art therapy.

Childcare for older children of moms who are undergoing treatment is provided, addressing a major barrier to care for many women.

Learn more about signs and symptoms of perinatal depression.

Our Specialists

AHN Provider Rebecca Weinberg, PsyD
Psychology
Pittsburgh, PA
AHN Provider Sarah C Homitsky, MD
Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA

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Meet our team

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Medical Director of Women’s Behavioral Health

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Director of Clinical Operations

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Psychiatrist

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Samantha Ferris, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Maria McGonigle, RN

Registered Nurse

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Ann Frerotte, LSW

Mental Health Technician

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Liana Verzella, MHA

Program Manager

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Emily Standridge, LCSW

Behavioral Health Clinician

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Rebekah Ventura, LPC

Behavioral Health Clinician

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Lauren Barrett, LPC

Behavioral Health Clinician

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Kathleen Ciarelli, LCSW

Behavioral Health Clinician

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Mallory Hendricks, LPC

Behavioral Health Clinician

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Courtney Williams, LPC

Behavioral Health Clinician