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Women’s Equality Day

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote and was officially certified on August 26, 1920. As our country celebrates Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2021, we found it fitting to celebrate the exceptional women on our administrative team.

Bobbie Knotts is our Office Assistant and Intake Coordinator. She helps support our patients in making appointments and our staff with administrative tasks. Our office staff and patients are thankful for all that she does to support the team!

Dawn Barchiesi is our Office Manager and CFO. Dawn has an MBA from Robert Morris and a background in accounting and human resources. Dawn helps our patients to understand and navigate billing and insurance processes.

Jane Zwier is the Chief Operations Office of 21st Century Employee Assistance Partners and also a therapist. Jane provides trainings to local businesses on a variety of topics and workplace issues. She also helps to coordinate crisis response services for workplace crises. Jane is a skilled therapist who has specializations in substance use disorders, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, and stress management. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200).

Stephanie Pasquarelli is the Chief Operations Officer of Persoma and also a therapist. Stephanie has specializations in anxiety, depression, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and treatment of children and adolescents. She provides clinical supervision and consultation to our staff, and has also started a master’s level Internship Training Program. Stephanie is looking forward to teaching second year MSW students at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall.

LCSW/LPC Supervision Group

Persoma Counseling Associates is excited to announce the start of an LCSW/LPC supervision group for post-master’s candidates. Our supervision group is unique in that we offer supervision from a variety of LCSWs and LPCs who have a wide range of clinical expertise. Members of our supervision group will receive clinical insights from different theoretical perspectives and will leave our group with solid skills for independent clinical practice. For more information on our supervision group or to apply, please contact, Stephanie Pasquarelli, Chief Operations Officer at 412-823-5155 ext. 635 or Supervision group is slated to start in September. The date and time will be announced shortly. Space is limited.

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We Are Here For You

For 30+ years, PERSOMA Counseling Associates has existed as a provider of mental health services to communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Over the years, we have adjusted to the many changes that have occurred in the health care industry. Yet, the principles that are the foundation of our practice have remained the same.

We strive to be a leader in:

  • The empowerment of individuals, couples, and families
  • Consultation with organizations
  • Education of the community about mental health issues

Our Services


Individual, family, couples, and group based services


total services for children, adolescents, and adults


All levels of coaching services from Executive, Life to ADHD


School/Workplace, LCSW/LPC Supervision, Presentation 

ADHD Program

comprehensive Adult ADHD evaluations and treatment

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