Weekly Wisdom:

“Should-haves solve nothing.  It’s the next thing to happen that needs thinking about.”

--Alexandra Ripley, writer


David J. Udelf, Psy.D.    

Diverse experience in private practice, schools, and inpatient/outpatient treatment settings gives Dr. David Udelf a seasoned, sensible approach to his professional work.  His clinical psychology work is focused on assisting children, adolescents, and adults deal with a variety of issues including: Depression, anxiety, grief, family and relationship problems, behavioral and academic difficulties in school, and substance abuse.

Utilizing an approach guided by clinical research, direct client input, and common sense, Dr. Udelf specifically tailors treatment strategy to the situation at hand.  Individual and/or group treatment modalities are used.  Consultation with other involved professionals (psychiatric, medical, educational, legal, etc) is available with the client’s informed, written consent.

Actively involved in his community, Dr. Udelf founded Shaker (Ohio) Parents Aware (SPA), a grassroots community program combating youth substance abuse and chaired the Cherry Creek (Colorado) Task Force on Substance Abuse.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Shaker Heights (Ohio) Youth Center as well as the Shaker Youth Baseball League and Shaker Youth Hockey Association.  Dr. Udelf has coached amateur baseball since 1971 at the Division I collegiate, high school, and summer-youth-league levels of play.


Paul Becker, Ph.D.

Throughout his 20-plus years as a clinical Psychologist, Dr. Paul Becker has dedicated himself to finding practical solutions to human problems.  Working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families, he utilizes a cognitive-behavioral, solution-oriented approach.  Dr. Becker strives to help clients identify and achieve their goals whether working in his private practice, or consulting in the community.  His clinical practice is focused on working with clients in their resolution of obsessions, phobias, and depression, as well as helping survivors of abuse.                     

Dr. Becker is a Life Trustee of Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, a past Vice-President of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Board of Trustees, and has consulted with community agencies, developed community-wide service networks, and served as an associate director of a mental health center.  He is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.  He enjoys photography, gardening, and keeping up with his grandchildren.                                
    
Dr. Becker maintains a private practice at Becker, Udelf, and Associates.
He also provides outpatient therapy at Horizons Counseling in Parma Hts. (Ohio) and at Keogh Bendo and Associates in Tallmadge (Ohio).  Dr. Becker continues to offer consultation services to organizations as part of his professional work.   


Patricia J. Masterson, Ph.D.

Patricia J. Masterson, Ph.D. is a counseling psychologist who has been practicing in the Cleveland (Ohio) area for 25 years.  Serving, primarily, adolescents, adults, couples and families, she seeks to identify each person’s areas of strength.  With the client(s) assistance she develops a treatment plan that addresses their identified needs, concerns, and challenges.

Dr. Masterson specializes in assisting clients dealing with issues related to depression, anxiety abuse, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.  She also works with grief/loss-related issues, as well as families dealing with chronic mental and physical illness.  Dr. Masterson teaches her clients various approaches and skills that will lead them to greater healing and wholeness.

 

 

 

 

Our Areas of Focus:

• Individual, family, and group psychological counseling assisting children, adolescents, and adults.

• Parent and teacher effectiveness.

• Clinical consultation to schools and organizations

Contact us today at: 216-595-3175