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Live Well Bethel Park Speaker Series…
Improving the Health and Wellness of Bethel Park Residents

Live Well Speaker Series Presentation
Thursday, Oct. 28 * 7 p.m. * Facebook Live (Municipality of Bethel Park Facebook page)
“Stress…How it impacts our health and what we can do to better manage it”

Stress certainly has an influence on our health, mindset and quality of life.  Join us for this informative panel discussion where three local experts will provide information on what we can do to better handle stress and discuss methods of minimizing its impact on us.

Following is information on our panelists:

Dr. Krista Boyer

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Boyer provides individual, group and family therapy to individuals across the lifespan.  She infuses a mindfulness-based approach to her clinical work and is specifically skilled in identifying the strengths of her clientele in order to foster meaningful therapeutic growth.  Dr. Boyer additionally completes a variety of psychological assessments for clinical and forensic purposes and has been frequently recognized as an expert witness for legal matters.

She regularly provides trainings, supervision and consultation to other mental health professionals, and has presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, The Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association, and the Association for Women in Psychology. She’s been featured on BCTV’s “Talking Mental Health” program as a guest expert and has been a contributor to a mental health program on WMBS radio.  Dr. Boyer is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate counseling programs at both Carlow and Chatham Universities and has been on several doctoral dissertation committees. In addition to her doctoral degree, she has undergraduate degrees in Art Therapy and Art History, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and a master’s degree in Business Administration. She is a past board member of Mental Health America of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Born and raised in Bethel Park, Susan spent the last 35 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor helping teen and adult populations in various settings…a career initially inspired by a transformational time as a crisis hotline worker in her 20s.  This experience, combined with her early-career emphasis on inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment for teens and conducting stress and weight-management workshops, led her to appreciate the importance of total health and well-being across the lifespan and disciplines.

Finding a longtime professional home at Wesley Spectrum Services, Susan provided direct care to teens and their parents as a school-based Mental Health Therapist, later as a Clinical Coordinator and then Supervisor.  While at Wesley, she developed and led teen service and leadership programs, parent programs, smoking cessation classes, stress management workshops, and several special-issue mental health related groups.

Most recently, Susan has been working as a private psychotherapist through Zandier Counseling in Bethel Park.  In her individual work with clients, she utilizes diverse theoretical perspectives while integrating practical strategies to guide adults through individually tailored treatment plans in service of overcoming emotional challenges.  Presenting concerns such as anxiety, anger and depression are so often related to life stress from work, relationships, health issues and loss, and her holistic focus helps ensure she’s treating causes and not simply symptoms.

Born and raised in Bethel Park, Susan spent the last 35 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor helping teen and adult populations in various settings…a career initially inspired by a transformational time as a crisis hotline worker in her 20s.  This experience, combined with her early-career emphasis on inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment for teens and conducting stress and weight-management workshops, led her to appreciate the importance of total health and well-being across the lifespan and disciplines.

Finding a longtime professional home at Wesley Spectrum Services, Susan provided direct care to teens and their parents as a school-based Mental Health Therapist, later as a Clinical Coordinator and then Supervisor.  While at Wesley, she developed and led teen service and leadership programs, parent programs, smoking cessation classes, stress management workshops, and several special-issue mental health related groups.

Most recently, Susan has been working as a private psychotherapist through Zandier Counseling in Bethel Park.  In her individual work with clients, she utilizes diverse theoretical perspectives while integrating practical strategies to guide adults through individually tailored treatment plans in service of overcoming emotional challenges.  Presenting concerns such as anxiety, anger and depression are so often related to life stress from work, relationships, health issues and loss, and her holistic focus helps ensure she’s treating causes and not simply symptoms.

Susan Deep

Born and raised in Bethel Park, Susan spent the last 35 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor helping teen and adult populations in various settings…a career initially inspired by a transformational time as a crisis hotline worker in her 20s.  This experience, combined with her early-career emphasis on inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment for teens and conducting stress and weight-management workshops, led her to appreciate the importance of total health and well-being across the lifespan and disciplines.

Finding a longtime professional home at Wesley Spectrum Services, Susan provided direct care to teens and their parents as a school-based Mental Health Therapist, later as a Clinical Coordinator and then Supervisor.  While at Wesley, she developed and led teen service and leadership programs, parent programs, smoking cessation classes, stress management workshops, and several special-issue mental health related groups.

Most recently, Susan has been working as a private psychotherapist through Zandier Counseling in Bethel Park.  In her individual work with clients, she utilizes diverse theoretical perspectives while integrating practical strategies to guide adults through individually tailored treatment plans in service of overcoming emotional challenges.  Presenting concerns such as anxiety, anger and depression are so often related to life stress from work, relationships, health issues and loss, and her holistic focus helps ensure she’s treating causes and not simply symptoms.

Catherin A. Kalas RN

Catherin has been a psychiatric nurse for 42 years and is currently working in St. Clair Health’s outpatient group therapy program.  Previously, she served in various capacities such as a staff nurse, six years in the ECT Department, 25 years in research, and was a Director of Nursing and CEO at LifeCare Behavioral Health Hospital.

Educationally, Catherin attended Citizen’s General Hospital School of Nursing and LaRoche College.

She has three sons and two grandsons.