Providers

Psychological Perspectives LLC is a group private practice located in Pleasant Hills, right off of Route 51. We are comprised of a group of licensed psychologists, a licensed professional counselor, and doctoral level trainees.  The focus of the practice is to provide a safe and supportive environment to address treatment issues, along with building a positive and caring therapeutic relationship.




Dr. Kayla Cuifolo-Dodd is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at Psychological Perspectives. She has been with the practice since July of 2021. Prior to coming to Psychological Perspectives, Dr. Cuifolo-Dodd worked in a variety of schools as a school psychologist. She has experience providing group and individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout her years, she has experienced treating students/ clients with many different presenting concerns, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral and social problems, grief, and trauma. Dr. Cuifolo-Dodd also completes psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for all ages.

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Jason Dodson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).   He joined the practice in 2017.  Jason has experience working with children, teens, adults and couples.   He is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is a prescriber for IBHS Services.   He has experience using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Choice Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to assist clients in reaching their goals and potential.  Prior to joining the practice, Jason had 16 years of experience working with at-risk and behaviorally challenged children, as well as assisting adults and children with Autism and developmental disabilities.

Tara Forte, MSEd, CAGS is a Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologist. She has 15 years experience completing psychoeducational evaluations in schools and specializes in the identification of learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, behavioral concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and academic concerns. Tara also completes psychological and neuropsychological evaluations with adults.

Dr. Tara Greene-Minett (PhD, NCSP) is a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, and a nationally and Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologist.  Dr. Greene-Minett has experience providing services in a variety of settings including community agencies, outpatient clinics, and schools working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. She is trained in a variety of counseling techniques including Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and PCIT.  Dr. Greene- Minett is a prescriber for IBHS evaluations.   She also has experience and training in diagnostic and psychological testing.  Dr. Greene-Minett has further experience and training working with a variety of concerns including behavioral and conduct problems, autism spectrum disorder, mood-related disorders, trauma, academic concerns, parenting needs, and other psychiatric disorders. She is currently providing telehealth only appointments at this time.

Dr. Swathi Gujral (PhD) is a licensed clinical psychologist with a dual doctorate in clinical and health psychology with specialty training in neuropsychology. She also specializes in the assessment and treatment of geriatric populations. She provides neuropsychological assessment services for a range of cognitive concerns, including but not limited to concern for dementia or mild cognitive impairment, concussion, general memory decline, attentional deficits, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and post-stroke cognitive impairment. Neuropsychological assessments can also help distinguish the extent to which subjective cognitive concerns may be attributable to mental health symptoms rather than an organic brain disorder. She provides feedback and recommendations to clients as part of each neuropsychological evaluation and can also provide individual outpatient cognitive rehabilitation for those with cognitive impairment and brief family therapy to help families adjust to the transition of having a loved one with cognitive impairment. Dr. Gujral additionally provides goal-oriented individual therapy services for adults with various mental health needs, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, ADHD, cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, chronic medical conditions, aging-related issues, caregiver stress, coping with life transitions, and cultural issues.

Dr. Jessica Maher PsyD, NCSP, LSW is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, licensed social worker, and pending licensed psychologist.  Over the past 15 years, Dr. Maher has provided clinical services in a variety of settings including hospitals, community agencies, and schools. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting concerns, including behavioral management, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, trauma, developmental disabilities, Autism, and complex medical needs.  Dr. Maher provides psychological and (school) neuropsychological assessment services, Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) evaluations, as well as individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Amber Radzicki, PsyD is a pending licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. Dr. Radzicki has experience providing mental and behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Psychological testing and psychotherapy is offered for individuals with various mental health needs, including but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, and trauma, among other behavioral and emotional disorders.

Dr. Vanessa Talkington Michael (PhD, NCSP, ABSNP, RPT) is a licensed psychologist with training and experience providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is a Registered Play Therapist, PCIT certified therapist/ trainer, and trained in Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Psychological and school neuropsychological testing are offered to address and clarify issues pertaining to autism, ADHD, learning problems, and behavioral/ emotional issues.  IBHS evaluations are also offered. Dr. Talkington has treated and specializes in various issues, including those related to anxiety, depression, anger, behavior issues, autism, pain management, adjustment concerns, trauma (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [TF-CBT] and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy EMDR]), divorce, sexual abuse, grief, parenting needs, and other psychiatric disorders. 

Anuradha Wadekar earned her Medical Doctorate in India and worked with children from underprivileged tribes in rural parts of India. In Pittsburgh, Anuradha worked on pediatric diabetes research, specifically the effects of obesity on autoimmune antibodies in Type 1 Diabetes. After working with children for the majority of her education and career, Anuradha pursued a doctorate in School Psychology and is interning at Psychological Perspectives LLC.