Andrew Potash

FOX CHAPEL, OAKLAND AND MONROEVILLE OFFICES

EDUCATION

Andrew J. Potash, Psy.D. received his undergraduate degree in from the University of Maryland, College Park.  He then earned his master's degree in applied counseling psychology from the University of Baltimore and his doctoral degree from Carlow University's counseling psychology program. His APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship was with OhioGuidestone in Cleveland, and his post-doctoral training at UPMC in Pittsburgh in advanced child and adolescent counseling and pediatric neuropsychological assessment.

CREDENTIALS/PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Potash is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.  He has been working or studying in the field of psychology for over 20 years and has experience in a variety of mental health settings and roles, including community-based psychosocial rehabilitation for adults with severe mental illnesses, residential treatment for adolescents with intense social-emotional-behavioral difficulties, office-based and in-home therapy for children and adults and administration of general psychological and neuropsychological assessment batteries.  Most recently, Dr. Potash served as the program manager for UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital's Center for Children and Families, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services, and ADHD Across the Lifespan outpatient clinics.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families to address issues related to attentional, emotional, social, behavioral, and attachment difficulties.

MOST IMPORTANT CAREER MOMENTS

Dr. Potash's most rewarding career moments have occurred when he was willing to step outside of his comfort zone and travel new roads - pursuing his doctorate, accepting new clinical and administrative roles, and joining AMHA.

THINGS YOU MIGHT FIND ME DOING ON THE WEEKENDS

Spending time with family and friends, catching up on housework, listening to music, reading, cycling, playing tennis, hiking, traveling (although this has become less frequent with a baby in the mix).