S. Peter Resta, PhD., LCSW-C
S. Peter Resta, PhD., LCSW-C has accumulated over twenty-five years of direct practice experience, in an extremely wide range of clinical settings. His primary area of clinical expertise pertains to family/pediatric practice, as he is dedicated to keeping families and marriages together. Dr. Resta has given many workshops to both parents and mental health professionals on a variety of clinical issues (e.g., dealing with the oppositional adolescent). In addition to having a pastoral/Christian orientation, his practice philosophy might best be described as being "conservative," as he views the use of psychiatric drugs as a last resort and tends to be rather skeptical of some of the "diagnostic bandwagons" and "epidemics" extant (especially those relating to children).
Dr. Resta has held many academic appointments, including being a past faculty member in the Pastoral Counseling Department at Loyola College. Presently, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMBC, and Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He holds two Master's degrees (Psychology and Clinical Social Work), and a Ph.D. (Human Development).
Peter is a practicing Catholic and a Eucharistic Minister at his Church. While an "advocate" for children, he also works with adults and specializes in marriage/family dynamics/counseling.