Behavioral Health and Social Work Services at ELFHCC

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health problems such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse are among the most common and disabling health conditions worldwide, collectively robbing millions of their chance to lead healthy and productive lives.

Patients interested in behavioral health counseling and/or social work services are referred to the Behavioral Health Department. The department consists of three behavioral health therapists, a community social service coordinator, and a consulting psychiatrist. To see the psychiatrist, a patient must be referred by his/her ELFHCC physician and/or behavioral health therapist.


April Scassera, LCSW
Behavioral Health Program Manager
Provides behavioral health counseling for adults age 18 and older at our East Liberty office.

Teresa Otoya-McAdams, LPC
Behavioral Health Therapist
Provides behavioral health counseling and treatment for survivors of trauma. Sees children ages 4 and up, as well as adults at our East Liberty office.

Those in need of specialized care will be referred to professionals and/or organizations who specialize in these areas.


Dr. Sean Weldon, DO, MBA, NP
Consulting Psychiatrist
Provides psychiatric consultations and recommendations for ELFHCC patients who are referred by their ELFHCC physician or behavioral health therapist.

Social Work/D&A Support

Gordon Jenkins, Certified Recovery Specialist
Community Social Service Coordinator
Provides assistance to ELFHCC patients with social service needs, including referrals to community agencies. Coordinates and offers support—including support groups—to ELFHCC patients who have drug and alcohol issues.