Office Hours

Mt. Lebanon Office Hours:

Fridays

Oakland Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday

Accepted Insurance Plans:

I accept self-pay and UPMC, Highmark and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  

Please, note that I do NOT accept UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, Cigna, Aetna or UBH.

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    I am a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy and counseling to individuals, couples, and groups.  In addition to my practice, I hold the position of Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling and Director of the PsyD program in Counseling Psychology at Carlow University.  I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

    I have trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, university counseling centers, and group psychological practice. 

    I have 14 years of experience as a clinical supervisor working with individuals at the predoctoral and post-doctoral level.  From 2001-2008, I was the Director of Clinical Training at the Duquesne University Counseling Center, where I established a post-doctoral training program for psychologists.

    My treatment approach consists of an integration of relational psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive therapies. 

    Publications

    Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now with Mindfulness & Acceptance (New Harbinger, 2011).  Somov, P.G., Somova, M. J.

    Factors associated with length of stay in a mid-sized, urban hospice.
    American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 17(2), 99-106.  Somova, M. J., Somov, P.G., Lawrence, J. L., & Frantz, T. T. (2000).

    National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement:  Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sport and Exercise.  Journal of Athletic Training, 46(3), 355-369.   P. Sammarone Turocy, B.F. DePalma, C.A. Horswill, K.M. Laquale, T.J. Martin, A.C. Perry, M.J. Somova, A.C. Utter.

    Professional Affiliations:  American Psychological Association (APA), Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)