Jessica Petro, PA
Jessica Petro completed her bachelor of science degree from Penn State University and subsequently obtained her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Chatham University. She has five years of experience working at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There she had extensive exposure to patients with psychiatric conditions ranging from generalized anxiety, depression and ADHD to complex mood disorders and autism. Additionally, she is adept at managing co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions with nearly ten years of related experience.
Ms. Petro continues to stay abreast with the latest evidence-based treatments with ongoing training including advanced psychopharmacology coursework through Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School. She plans to pursue cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) coursework through the Beck Institute lead by Aaron T Beck of the University of Pennsylvania as well. Ms. Petro provides comprehensive psychiatric care in collaboration with Dr. Thorkelson at The Nexus Group.