Lee Reichbaum

Fox Chapel and Monroeville

EDUCATION

Lee Reichbaum, Ph.D. received his undergraduate, Masters, Post-Masters, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Reichbaum worked for ten years at Turtle Creek Valley Mental Health as both a clinician and administrator. He became a clinician at Health America in their department of Behavioral Health, and over ten years became the Co-Director of the department. In 1991, he joined Allegheny Mental Health Associates, where he provides clinical care and is the CEO. In addition, he trains University of Pittsburgh and Temple University medical students and Residents in the Departments of Internal Medicine at the Western Pennsylvania and Shadyside Hospitals. He is currently Chairman of Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Committee.

CREDENTIALS/MEMBERSHIPS

Dr. Reichbaum is a Licensed Psychologist, a member of the American Psychological and Pennsylvania Psychological Associations, and is certified as by the American Marriage and Family Therapy Association. He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Clinical Hypnosis Society, and subsequently a founder of the Milton Erickson Institute of Southwestern Pennsylvania. He became a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback after training one of the pioneer developers of clinical biofeedback. He holds consulting staff privileges at West Penn, Forbes, and UPMC-Shadyside Hospitals, and has a hospital practice at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Treatment of depression and various anxiety orders, and problems in behavioral medicine (mind-body interactions influencing health, behavior, and stress). Behavioral medicine interests include: pain, sleep problems, adapting to life-changing health problems, preparation for surgery, and issues surrounding aging and end-of-life. He employs various treatment methods, including: cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and clinical hypnosis. Dr. Reichbaum also maintains a strong interest in healthcare ethics.

THINGS YOU WOULD FIND ME DOING ON THE WEEKENDS

Dr. Reichbaum may be found at Steelers or even Pirates games, or pushing the mower to keep the backyard playable. If given the opportunity, he might be encountered on horseback riding trails, as if he were still the cowboy of his youth.