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Posted: 2012-06-21

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Conemaugh Physician Group is pleased to welcome Theresa Kovacs, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s behavioral health team.

Dr. Kovacs is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she earned a Master of Science and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She comes to Johnstown from the Wilkes-Barre region of Pennsylvania where she ran a private psychotherapy practice for patients of all ages. Dr. Kovacs also worked at Clarks Summit State Hospital where, in addition to treating patients, she served as Psychology Internship Training Director and Program Director for Cognitive Remediation – a therapy that helps improve attention, concentration and memory.

Dr. Kovacs completed her Doctoral Internship at Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center and her Doctoral Practicum at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine/Neurocognitive Services. She also served as an Autism Behavioral Specialist Consultant and as a Crisis Specialist. 

“I am really excited to be here and am looking forward to being a part of Conemaugh Memorial’s team,” says Dr. Kovacs. “I enjoy working with patients along the lifespan from children to geriatrics and I have always preferred practicing in a hospital setting.” Dr. Kovacs is also passionate about the opportunity to promote public mental health education and screenings on topics including depression and anxiety. “Sometimes there is a stigma associated with seeking help for mental health difficulties and that is unfortunate because evidence shows improved health outcomes when people get the help they need.”  

Dr. Kovacs has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Early Career Psychologist Award presented by the Pennsylvania Psychologist Association (PPA); the American Psychological Association’s Scholarship Award and a Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Scholarship Award.

Dr. Kovacs was a three time recipient of a grant from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate – Susan G. Komen for the Cure for a project with the YMCA in Dunmore, PA, to provide education, treatment, support and resources for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dr. Kovacs and her husband reside in Westmont with their two children.

About Conemaugh Memorial Behavioral Health 
Conemaugh Memorial provides comprehensive services to children, adolescents, adults and older adults who are dealing with emotional, behavioral or substance-related problems. Working with patients and their families, Conemaugh Memorial offers a full range of prevention, evaluation, treatment and specialty services.

The team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and other professionals are specially trained and experienced in behavioral medicine.

About Conemaugh Physician Group 
Conemaugh Physician Group (CPG) is a growing multi-specialty group, physician-led and professionally managed with more than 115 physicians participating at sites conveniently located across five counties. Conemaugh Physician Group has expertise in numerous specialties, including family medicine, cardiology, neurology, cancer, surgery and women's health.


For More Information, Please Contact:
Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (814) 534-3121
Email: abradle@conemaugh.org