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Dr. Kaleigh N. Bantum, PhD, NCSP is Cognitive Behavior Institute’s Co-Director. Dr. Bantum is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania as well as a nationally certified school psychologist. She completed her undergraduate work at Ohio University before continuing her graduate education at Duquesne University. She completed her clinical training through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC where she received specialized training in evidence-based practices in trauma and early childhood mental health. She has clinical, consultative and supervisory experience in school, hospital and community-based settings. Dr. Bantum has presented at a number of national conferences, taught at local universities, and serves as the Co-Director of CBI's Center for Education. Dr. Bantum is committed to working with children, adolescents and young adults as well as their caregivers. Dr. Bantum focuses on the use of evidence-based practices to meet individual needs while striving to build positive relationships with her clients. Additionally, she has experience in providing psychological testing services across the lifespan and enjoys providing comprehensive evaluations to support accurate diagnosis and treatment. Overall, Dr. Bantum is passionate about working with children and families as well as training, consultation and supervision with behavioral health providers.

Dr. Bantum holds specialized training and/or certification in the following areas:

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention

  • CBT for Personality Disorders

  • CBT for Children and Adolescents

  • Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional

  • Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (EXRP)


  • OCD

Can also work with:

Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder    
Selective Mutism
Play Therapy