You are not alone.
Since 1995, the mental health specialists at Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center have provided effective, compassionate behavioral health care to children, adolescents and adults.
Our experienced team includes board-certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists and other professionals specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage behavioral health conditions.
If you or someone you love is feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges, we can help. Contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation.
As a National Health Service CORPS site:
1) no one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay
2) there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available
All consultations are confidential. Our convenient locations allow you to choose the best facility to visit.
We take a detailed approach to your care, beginning with an accurate diagnose.
Treatment will begin once a diagnosis has been made and clear goals are in place.
We can provide a range of services to patients in their homes, our offices or other remote locations.
A graduate of The University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Custer has over 15 years of Mental Health experience with Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center. He has gained valuable knowledge of the Mental Health field by working in multiple programs throughout Cambria, Bedford, Blair, Somerset, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties. His background includes in BHRS, PHP, IDT, MMHT, TelePsychiarty and BCM services. Mr. Custer is currently the Vice President of Operations for Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center.
Susan has more than 18 years of direct care, program management, and supervisory experience within Bedford, Somerset, Blair and Cambria counties. She graduated cum laude from Duquesne University, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degree in existential-phenomenological psychology. Susan has assisted adults, children, and families in their mental health treatment and recovery at the levels of outpatient therapy, group therapy, telepsychiatry, adult MMHT, and BHRS. She feels privileged to be working with the strong Adult and Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization teams at Nulton Diagnostic. Susan also supervises the School-based Outpatient Program offered in collaboration with the Chestnut Ridge School District.
Mark is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with Dual Bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and Criminology and a Master Degree in Criminology. Mark brings with him 5 years of experience in the Mental Health field with 4 years at NDTC. In addition to being the director of BCM and MMHT Mark serves as the Team Lead for the CBIT program for Cambria County, which helps high-risk/high-transition Mental Health patients transition back into the community from a stay in an institution or helps patients who are at risk of being institutionalized get the services they need to remain in the community.
Elissa has worked in the Mental Health field since 1997. She studied Elementary Education at Lock Haven University and Special Education at Saint Francis University. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her Master’s in Business Administration. Elissa has Worked in mental health field as Direct Care, Case Manager, VP of Operations and Manager of JCAHO Accredited Organizations for over 10 years. She has been actively involved in the development and oversight of the Forensic Peer Support Program at Peerstar, LLC. She has assisted in the completion of the Forensic Peer Support Study with Yale University evaluating Forensic Peer Support Programs operating as a jail re-entry program for inmates with serious mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders in six PA County Jails. She is a member and trainer of the Right Turn Crisis Intervention Team. She actively participates in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties Criminal Justice Advisory Boards, has been on the Cambria County Mental Health Court Planning Team, Blair County Courts Mental Health Health Service Committee and Somerset County Day Reporting Center development team.
Mandy graduated magna cum laude from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science in 2001 and she earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Minor in Psychology in 2002. Mandy has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mandy has been an employee of the Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center agency since 2009 and is currently working as the Director of Family Based Mental Health Services. In this position, Mandy is responsible for supervision of therapists who provide intensive team-delivered services to children, adolescents, and families in the home and community settings.
Dr. Malley is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who comes to our agency with over 20 years experience. Throughout her career, she has been the Medical Director for multiple programs including Child and Adolescent Services and Intensive Wraparound Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She was also the co-director for the Triple Board Training Program and The Child and Adolescent Fellowship programs at WPIC. Dr. Malley is a member of 11 professional organizations and scientific societies such as The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In 1993, Dr. Malley was awarded the Richard L. Cohen, M.D. Award in child psychiatry and in 2007, she was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award for Child and Adolescent Faculty. Dr. Malley has been a valuable team member here at Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over two years.
Dr. Oandasan was born in Chicago, Illinois but spent much of her childhood in Texas. She graduated from Southwestern University with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. Dr. Oandasan completed her graduate medical degree at Texas A&M College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her general psychiatry training at Georgetown University where she served as Chief Resident during her 4th year. Dr. Oandasan completed further training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. From residency and fellowship, Dr. Oandasan transitioned to a academic teaching position at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Oandasan attained the rank of Clinical Associate Professor during her 8 year tenure at this institution. She then moved to Pennsylvania to oversee child psychiatry services at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. She eventually served as Vice Chairman in the Department of Behavioral Medicine where she helped to oversee both adult and child psychiatry inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Oandasan currently serves as the Director of Behavioral Services at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. She continues to maintain strong ties to Johnstown via her telepsychiatry presence.
Dr. Veerabathini is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who comes to our agency with over 39 years experience. Throughout his career he has worked with children and adolescents in inpatient, outpatient and partial program settings. Dr. Veearabathini is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association’s Practice Research Network. He was recognized in “America’s Top Psychiatrists” in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dr Veerabathini was also honored and listed in “Cambridge Who’s Who” in 2008. He has been a valued team member of Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center for over four years.
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