About Us

Committed to the Psychiatry Excellence

Western PA Behavioral Health Resources, under the leadership of Dr. Geith Shahoud, is dedicated to delivering comprehensive child and adult psychiatric services to Western PA and the surrounding local areas. 

Our organization is committed to providing comprehensive treatment options for individuals of all ages, with a focus on multiple levels of care. With three conveniently located facilities, we provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and various therapeutic services, including individual, family, and couples therapy. Proudly serving Washington, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties, we prioritize meeting the behavioral and psychiatric needs of these communities.

Our offices accommodate flexible scheduling, offering day, evening, and weekend appointments to ensure accessibility for our clients. We accept most major insurance plans and encourage you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment or seek further assistance from our expert staff.

Geith Shahoud M.D.

CEO and Founder of WPABHR.
Co-Founder of Alepix Behavioral Clinic. 
Medical Director of Southwood Health Group.
Pennsylvania State Medical Marijuana Advisory Board Member.

Our Story

Dr. Geith Shahoud has embarked on a remarkable journey, transitioning from Syria to Western Pennsylvania, leaving a lasting impact on the field of psychiatry. After graduating from the University of Damascus in 1992, he initially practiced internal medicine for three years before shifting his focus to Pittsburgh in 1994.

During his tenure from 1998 to 2001 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Shahoud practiced internal medicine. However, his passion for psychiatry continued to flourish. Recognizing an opportunity to merge his medical background with psychiatry, he made the decision to pursue a program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, graduating in August 2004. Subsequently, he practiced child psychiatry at the University of Missouri, Columbia until 2007.

In 2008, Dr. Shahoud returned to the Pittsburgh area, assuming the role of Medical Director of Mental Health at Highland Hospital in Connellsville, PA. During his time there, he provided comprehensive treatment to adults grappling with drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, as well as emotional and behavioral challenges. Additionally, he specialized in addressing behavioral and pervasive developmental disorders such as Autism or Rett Syndrome in children.

Continuing his commitment to the field, Dr. Shahoud joined Southwood Psychiatric Hospital for children in Pittsburgh, PA, serving as a medical director. Presently, he continues his pivotal role there, overseeing the care of patients grappling with diverse psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Shahoud has extended his expertise to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, PA, where he has provided treatment for children and adults with various psychiatric conditions.

In 2009, Dr. Shahoud realized his vision by establishing his private practice, Western PA Behavioral Health Resources (WPABHR). This endeavor has experienced significant growth, prompting the opening of a second office in Latrobe, PA, followed by another in Pittsburgh, PA in 2019. WPABHR now boasts a team of three psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and specialized therapists, ensuring comprehensive care for their patients.

Notably, in 2021, Dr. Shahoud’s expertise and dedication led to his appointment as a State of Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Board Member, aiming to enhance the utilization of medical marijuana in the treatment of mental illnesses. Additionally, he serves on the medical review sub-committee alongside Physician General of Pennsylvania.

WPABHR’s influence extends beyond individual practice, as they have served as the primary consultant for the IU1, responsible for the care of school districts in Fayette, Washington, and Green Counties.

Our Values

Our Work Is Heavily Shaped by Our Core Values

01.

Compassion

We aim at understanding and caring for patients and colleague’s needs and wants, by attentive listening and putting ourselves in people’s shoes.

02.

Progression

We want to keep adapting to different situations, with a desire to learn and striving to be better. Learning new trends and technologies in the industry.

03.

Respect

Respect everyone we meet and treat them like we want to be treated. Whether it is a colleague or a patient, understanding and respect matter.

04.

Courage

We are the experts in our field. Therefore, it is important to have the courage to do what is right knowing that it is for the better good of the person ahead.

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