Carole Stern: M.S. R.N. B.C. 
CEO,Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Psychiatric MH, Nurse Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Diplomat Certified Energy Psychology. Recently, Carole was elected as the President of Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and internationally recognized organization of professionals.

Christopher Stern Esquire 
Corporate Attorney, Attorney at Law

Oliver Stedeford, LSW
Clinical Director and Chief Operating Officer
Oliver joined our team in 2016. Oliver has a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has been a licensed social worker for twenty years. Oliver has held various social service administrative positions over his 30+ year career.

Robert BeHanna, M.A. LPC 
CCDP-Diplomate. Assistant Clinical Director, Outpatient Therapist, Mobile Therapist (MT), Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), Licensed Practitioner Counselor (LPC), Drug and Alcohol certification (CCDP-Diplomate), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Lindsi Yoders MSEd, NCSP 
Clinical Evaluator

Dr. Madhavan Thuppal, MBBS DPM MD MEd
Medical Director

Dr. Madhavan Thuppal is an adult, child and adolescent licensed psychiatrist who provides medication management in our Forest Hills and Connellsville office who specializes in addiction medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr. Thuppal completed his M.B.B.S courses at S.V. Medical College and Sri Venkateswara University, D.P.M courses at Madurai Medical College and Madurai Kamaraj University, M.D courses at Madurai Medical College and Madurai Kamaraj University, Certificate courses in Neuropediatric and Developmental Neurology at Duetsche Akademie for Entwicklungs- Rehabilitation E.V., and M. Ed (Special Education) courses at University of Alberta. He did his Adult Psychiatry residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at State University of New York at Stony Brook. Has passed several board examinations including American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Thuppal has received 5 awards during schooling, and has 38 journal papers and 24 research papers published. He is a member of 6 affiliations including Pittsburgh Regional Organization of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Thuppal has a total of 30+ years’ experience and in addition to joining our team as our Medical Director, he is the current Medical Director for Southwestern Human Services located in Pittsburgh.  

Lindsay Moore, BS

Family Based Program Director 
Lindsay joined our team as a Family Based Therapist in 2014. She completed the Family Based State Training Program, becoming a Certified Family Based Therapist in 2017. Lindsay holds a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies from The Pennsylvania State University and is currently working towards a master’s degree in social work from California University of Pennsylvania. Lindsay has worked in the mental health field with children and adolescents for over 7 years. Lindsay has obtained countless training and certifications including trauma informed care, autism, and suicide prevention.

Joseph Burgess , MSW
Program Director Greene County
Joe joined our team as a Behavioral Consultant Specialist (BSC) and a Mobile Therapist (MT) in 2014. He became the Program Director in January 2018. He is currently an outpatient therapist, BSC and MT as well as the Program director. Joe holds a Masters of Social Work from California University of Pennsylvania. He has 11 years of mental health service experience. He began in the mental health field  as a Certified Peer Specialist in 2008. He has worked with adults and children during his 11 years of experience. Joe has been a presenter in different seminars for mental health recovery throughout Pennsylvania. One of his favorite phrases  is from the movie “National Treasure”…  “I didn't fail, I found 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb; I only need to find one way to make it work.” He uses this phrase to remind himself that failure only happens when you stop trying.

Lindsey Peden , MSW
Hello, my name is Lindsey Joy! I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and have been working as a Substance Abuse/Mental Health Therapist alongside of my healing practices for about 8 years. I have experience with group work as well as individual therapy sessions.

I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to work with clients on identifying and processing negative thought patterns so that they can focus on

more positive/healthy ways of thinking. I also like to use Strength-Based Theories so that clients can start to focus more on their strengths and

lead them to be more confident, strong and courageous. I am a nature lover, I feel the most at peace when I am in the woods or near a I have been studying energy work through Reiki, Crystals and Nature. flowing creek. A healer, a healer of the mind, body and soul. A Holy Fire III Reiki Master.

A Soul Empowerment Coach, educating and guiding others towards love and away from fear. I am looking forward to working with you and being by your side on this beautiful journey!!!

Empowering Lives &  Making a Difference

The Stern Center 2020