Santiago Almanzar, MD, FAPA
Dr. Almanzar specializes in managing patients with severe and persistent mental illnesses and is dedicated to providing outstanding personalized mental health care. Dr. Almanzar completed his residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Arnhold Institute in New York, where he earned degrees in psychiatry and Global Mental Health. Following a one-year training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Institute, New York University, Dr. Almanzar relocated to Missouri to begin one-year fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at the Missouri University School of Medicine. He completed his medical training and graduated magna cum laude from the Universidad Autonomy of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 2003.
Dr. Almanzar has been board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a clinical and forensic psychiatrist. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in reputable medical journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Journal of Psychosomatics, and the Journal of Annals of Global Health (formerly known as the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine). Dr. Almanzar is the founder and CEO of Compassion Mental Health Services of Pennsylvania.
Gloria Schweitzer, MS, NCC, LPC
Gloria is a licensed professional counselor who has provided therapeutic services for 10 years in various community and clinical settings. In therapy, Gloria has helped children, adolescents, adults, and families cope with anxiety and clinical depression, substance abuse, trauma, stress, and anger. Especially skilled in group therapy, she has facilitated drug and alcohol therapy groups, complicated grief therapy groups, and interpersonal therapy groups.
Gloria’s genuine, reality-based approach to therapy combines cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness and acceptance, for a holistic approach uniting mind, body, and spirit around an understanding that all individuals have meaning or purpose in their lives. A native of the Pittsburgh area, Gloria earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and art from Mercyhurst University and a master of science in counseling psychology from Chatham University.
Kelli Redfoot, MS, NCC, LPC
Kelli graduated from Walden University with a master of science degree in mental health counseling and from Grove City College with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and holds a license to teach in Pennsylvania.
Kelli has more than seven years of experience with working as a teacher, a therapeutic staff support specialist for developmental disabilities, a mobile therapist, a case worker, a residential treatment counselor, and a behaviorist. Especially capable of providing high-quality care to children, adolescents, and families, she excels in treating individuals with autism, clinical depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol addiction, grief, learning disabilities, and trauma. Kelli is passionate about helping children, adults, couples, and families to overcome their challenges.