Lee Reichbaum

Fox Chapel

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 soon after 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 is an Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine training Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine and medical students. Dr. Reichbaum has held similar positions at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He currently serves on 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 Association, 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 with one of the pioneer developers of clinical biofeedback. He holds consulting staff privileges at UPMC-Shadyside Hospital.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Treatment of depression, various anxiety orders, and problems in behavioral medicine (mind-body interactions influencing health, behavior, and stress). Dr. Reichbaum works closely with physicians and surgical programs to evaluate patients’ readiness for life-sparing surgeries. Behavioral medicine interests include: pain management, sleep problems, adapting to life altering illness/injuries/health problems, 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 and Pirates games, or pushing the mower to keep the backyard playable. When given the opportunity, he might be encountered on horseback riding trails, as if he were still the cowboy of his youth. At the end of 2017, Dr. Reichbaum will continue to teach at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and will assume an Emeritus advisory position with AMHA as he retires from clinical practice.