Art is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who believes that all positive change and transformation requires taking courageous risks to examine thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be self-limiting. Art approaches each person with a desire to understand their concerns, beliefs, hopes, and expectations and uses short-term problem-focused or longer term approaches to help each person achieve their desired goals.
Majoring in Psychology, Art earned his undergraduate degree from Westminster College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an instructor in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention through Cornell University Department of Family Studies. Art has worked in all levels of behavioral health care and has been providing counseling and therapy to assist those struggling with chronic conditions related to mood, anxiety, and substance use for more than 40 years. He finds that the single greatest reward from therapy work is helping people change and grow. Art also provides marital therapy to couples working toward the betterment of their marriage. Art believes that personal faith can play an important role on the therapy
process and welcomes clients to share their faith openly.
When he is not seeing clients, Art enjoys time with his wife, creating oil and watercolor artwork, and caring for the Great Pyrenees dogs they foster in their passion for animal rescue work.