John E. Keil MS, LCSW
As the Owner of Monarch Behavioral Health Associates, allow me to introduce myself and my colleagues;
I have been a Licensed Psychotherapist for over 20 years. I have degrees from Gannon University (BA Psychology), The University of Pittsburgh (MSW), and LaRoche College (Masters in Human Resource Management). I began my career at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic following my graduation from The University of Pittsburgh in 1988. In addition to Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Inpatient, Outpatient Research), I have also worked at The United States Postal Service as EAP, Citizens Hospital in New Kensington as the Program Director, as well as Mercy Hospital EAP. I have worked in a Private Psychotherapy setting over the past 25 years concurrently.
My areas of expertise include the following;
- Manic Depression
- Anxiety Disorders
- Couples, Marriage Counseling
- Personality Disorders
On a personal note, I am a Christian and a member of Amplify Church. I am married, have 2 children and have lived in the area for over 25 years.
Michelle Croyle, M. A.
Michelle is a masters level counselor who has experience working with adults and children, as well as groups. She has worked in outpatient and partial hospital settings and done mobile counseling. While she works with clients dealing with a variety of issues,
Michelle's passions include helping:
- Adult Survivors of child abuse
- Those dealing with Grief and/or Trauma
- Those struggling with Marriage issues
- Children dealing with emotional confusion/pain
A graduate of Liberty University with a Masters in Professional Counseling, Michelle has an eclectic approach to counseling, but she favors Cognitive Behavior Counseling, Narrative Counseling, and Solution-Focused Brief Counseling. A lifelong Christian, Michelle is comfortable addressing issues of faith with clients who wish to incorporate their beliefs into their counseling sessions. She also has experience working with those fighting drug and alcohol addiction.
Jennifer Oswalt, LSW
Jennifer Oswalt, LSW is a Licensed Social Worker and a graduate of the Social Work program at the California University of Pennsylvania. With over five years of direct clinical and mental health experience, Jennifer has worked with a diverse population of individuals with issues including:
- Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Family counseling
Jennifer specializes in working with children and adolescents. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. As a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who focuses on pragmatic and personalized counseling, Jennifer can provide individual treatment for children, adolescents, and families.
Sherri R. Polhemus, M. A.
Sherri R. Polhemus is a master's level counselor. A graduate from Liberty University in 2015 with honors, she also earned her bachelor's from Liberty University, graduating summa cum laude. Sherri is a member of International Christian Coaching Association (ICCA) as well as the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Sherri believes every person has a story that needs to be told and brings a passion to encouraging others in overcoming obstacles in life. Sherri has experience working with adults with a multitude struggles, but has extra focus on the following:
- Providing EAP counseling since 2014 in a variety of setting helping clients with short term crisis
- Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychoeducation
- Experience with grief and loss as well as anxiety issues.
Rachel L. Leghart, LCSW
Rachel L. Leghart, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist with years of experience working in many facets of mental health treatment, inclusive of inpatient care and outpatient therapy. After graduating in 2004 with her BA in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she earned her MSW with a Direct Practice Specialization from The University of Pittsburgh in 2006. As a Licensed Psychotherapist, Rachel utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her practice along with Client-Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as an approach to treatment. Rachel strongly believes that a positive rapport between therapist and client is an essential part of treatment and ensures respect and dignity for each client. Although she has experience working with various age groups and issues, Rachel prefers treating adults individually with:
- Mood Disorders
- Relational Issues
- Sexual/Gender Identity
Rachel is married with two children and enjoys vacationing and spending time with friends and family.