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About Vocational & Psychological Services  

Vocational & Psychological Services (VPS) has been providing quality psychological services for over 66 years in Western Pennsylvania, and is currently servicing six counties (Lawrence, Venango, Mercer, Crawford, Butler and Beaver). The practice consists of Licensed Clinical Psychologists Martin Meyer, Ph.D. and Julie Uran, Ph.D., Board Certified Behavior Analysts, as well as master's level therapists and mental health workers. Vocational & Psychological Services has consulted with social service agencies, law enforcement, state disability and rehabilitation bureaus, educational systems, medical and legal professionals and employee assistance programs. Services offered include evaluations, specialized autism services, Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), counseling, adult services, school based behavioral health programs (SCORE), a high school to work transition program (Project SEARCH), tutoring for adjudicated youth, custody evaluations, and training and consultation for the professional community and community -at-large.

VPS prides itself in being state-of-the-art and using best practices. This translates to being open to new approaches that have proven to be successful. On-going training of staff promotes quality and a commitment to excellence.

Mission Statement

The mission of Vocational & Psychological Services is to assist in the development of an environment that nurtures the physical, social and intellectual growth of individuals, families and communities through the implementation of prevention, clinical and education services.


Clinical Director of ABA Services:

      Maria Livingston, MA, BCBA
Clinical Director of Individual Services:
      Stephanie Kelley

Director of Adult Services: Ashley Black, MA LBS


115 East North Street
New Castle, PA 16101


PH: tel • 724-656-6866

Fax: 724-656-6870

Email: vpslawrence@comcast.net


Program Coordinator: Eric Verdi, BA

Director of Adult Services: Ashley Black, MA LBS



350 North Main Street

Butler, PA 16001


PH: 724-287-5604

Fax: 724-287-3779

Email: vpsbutler2@zoominternet.net


Program Coordinator:  Tammy Thompson, BS


Director of Adult Services: Ashley Black, MA LBS


76 Jefferson Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146


PH: 724-982-4790

Fax: 724-982-4792

Email: vpsmercer1@verizon.net

Program Coordinator: Beth MacDonald, MS

Director of Adult Services:  Ashley Black, MA LBS

if interested in evaluation services in Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Lawrence, Mercer or Venago counties, please contact our Butler office for scheduling at 724-287-5604.