Effective immediately, The Better Institute ® will be offering all appointments by video or phone.  Our software, Simple Practice, makes video sessions (telehealth) extremely easy to use. All you need is your computer, tablet, or smartphone and we guarantee a HIPAA-compliant experience.  Over 40% of our clients already meet with us by video and love it.

The Better Institute is committed to doing our part to “flatten the curve” while also making mental health our highest priority. You have a stronger immune system when your mental health is supported.  We are here for you…this includes any new clients that may be experiencing difficulties during these challenging times. We are scheduling within 1 day to give you the support you deserve.

Please call or email us. All insurance companies and EAPs that we accept are currently covering Telehealth services.

Call: 412-438-8510 

Maybe you’ve tried before on your own, need an accountability partner, or want expert guidance. We are the team that coaches you towards a better you.

“I’ve plateaued.”

“If not now, when? I'm ready to do this.”

“I want to be more for my team.”

“I want to play to my strengths but I don't know what they are.”

“My workplace is so political, I’m not sure which way to go.”

“My industry is really competitive and I need to stay one step ahead.”

“I’m juggling way too many things.”

“I feel like I should be able to just make myself do it, but I can’t.”

“I’m as good as the people getting promoted. What am I missing?”

WHAT WE DO

The Better Institute is dedicated to guiding you towards your goals, step by step. We provide the space and structure to help you find your path and get where you want to go.

Counseling

Jody Bechtold

Jody Bechtold

LCSW, CEO

jody@betterinstitute.com

Jody brings over 30 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is a professional coach, Gambling Addiction Expert, International Speaker and Trainer, and MBTI Certified Facilitator.

Robert Bumbaco

Robert Bumbaco

LCSW, COO

rob@betterinstitute.com

Rob brings over 20 years of experience to The Better Institute. He is a former Division 1 hockey athlete, at-risk behavioral coach, and clinical social worker.

April Condemi

April Condemi

LPC, Director of Trauma Informed Care

april@betterinstitute.com

April brings over 10 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is the Director of Trauma Informed Care and is a professional resource for First Responders.

Robin Witt

Robin Witt

LPC, Director of Relationship Dynamics

robin@betterinstitute.com

Robin brings over 15 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is an expert on family relationships and dynamics.

Evan Dean

Evan Dean

LCSW, Director of Recovery Support

evan@betterinstitute.com

Evan brings over 5 years of clinical experience to the Better Institute as an expert in recovery from use, abuse and addiction. In addition, he is a professional musician that loves to work with creative people using the arts in the therapy process.