Cognitive Behavior Institute (CBI) first began as a solo practice in Cranberry Township in November 2014. Dr. Kevin Caridad, owner and CEO, was inspired by the growing prominence of evidence-based practice in mental health care. He hoped to provide clients with a more complete approach that created a space to engage in V.I.P. treatment every step of the way. This venture created one of many dreams that positioned CBI to become the “Ritz Carlton of mental health,” accessible to ALL.
In February 2015, CBI grew to include additional staff with a new vision extending beyond the latest treatment advances. Office administration and support became front and center, realized through client advocacy. Erin Molyneaux, COO, established administrative excellence as a hallmark of the practice through direct, sustained contact with each client. As the clinical staff expanded to meet growing therapeutic demand, so too did CBI’s presence. CBI founded a new location south of Pittsburgh in Mt. Lebanon. Increased therapeutic demand meant hiring clinical staff that could meet the standards of best practice and client advocacy. These standards would lead to another hallmark of CBI: Clinicians defined by their credentials as well as Dr. Caridad’s trust in them treating an immediate family member of his. CBI continued building on its commitment to best practice and client advocacy by integrating mental and medical health. The practice partnered with primary care physicians and other industry innovators to improve diagnostic accuracy, collaboration of care, and virtual treatment spaces for psychiatric services.
In 2016, CBI’s scope broadened again to elevate a culture of clinical excellence through training, consultation, and supervision. This scope was, and continues to be, upheld by clinical directors Dr. Jonathan Impellizzeri and Dr. Kaleigh Bantum. With the advent of greater professional depth, the practice grew through specialized care. Centers were the vehicle for delivering these specializations. The Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (CCABH) and The Center for Marriage and Family (CMF) enhanced the evidence-based mental health focus through work with families, couples, and children/adolescents. Details about these centers and others can be found on their respective pages.
In Spring 2017, Monroeville became the next area near Pittsburgh to gain a CBI office. CBI currently serves several thousand clients per week. The commitment to complete care remains alive through a full treatment suite and flexible scheduling. We strive to provide care for all needs from assessment to discharge and evaluation in the forms of psychological testing and psychiatric services. The entire mental health profession is represented by our ever-expanding stellar clinicians, including licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. We pride ourselves on utilizing scientifically validated approaches with a heavy dose of compassion to reduce human suffering in our corner of the world and better help our clients reach their life goals. So, why do we do what we do, and how are we different? Because our story is your story. Our success is your success. Most importantly, though, we are all a part of the human family.
The Cranberry office is located in the heart of Cranberry Township at the junction of Route 19 and Interstates 76 and 79. This location is the main hub of CBI, which includes our administrative offices, over two dozen clinician’s offices, and a spacious waiting area. Our suite utilizes soundproof offices and secure locking doors to ensure those in session have ample privacy. We offer our full set of treatment options including, but not limited to:
The Mt. Lebanon office is tucked away in the South Hills off of Cochran Road. This location is one of two outposts for CBI, which includes several clinician’s offices and a separate waiting area. Our suite utilizes soundproof offices and secure locking doors to ensure those in session have ample privacy. We offer a modified set of treatment options including, but not limited to:
The Monroeville office is located along William Penn Highway (Business Route 22). This location is one of two outposts for CBI, which includes several clinician’s offices and a separate waiting area. Our suite utilizes soundproof offices and secure locking doors to ensure those in session have ample privacy. We offer a modified set of treatment options including, but not limited to:
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