Important Announcement, 8/14/2018

Due to unfortunate and unexpected circumstances out of our control, our office is closed.

For Psychiatric Services, please contact Dr. Rifai at 610.829.5089, contact your insurance company for a referral, or contact your county MH/MR. Your PCP may be able to help.

For Counseling Services, please contact your therapist, your insurance company for a referral, or your county MH/MR office. Your PCP may be able to help.

We appreciate the privilege of being able to serve you and wish you the best.

Important Announcement, 8/2/2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Mitchell will be out of the office temporarily.

To avoid interruption of your care, prescriptions and appointments will be handled as follows:

  • For Prescription Refills, please contact your Primary Care Physician (PCP) until this situation is resolved.
  • Appointments with Dr. Mitchell and Stephen McCarthy, P.A., will not be scheduled until this situation is resolved. For appointments, we suggest contacting Dr. Rifai's office at (610) 253-2500.
  • Roberta Penn, M.A., Melissa Schaffer, MSW, LCSW, Dr. Schentzel, and Elizabeth Balliet, LCSW, will continue to see patients as scheduled.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911, Crisis Intervention or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

Thank you for your patience as we work very hard at restoring our services.

Important Announcement, 12/1/2017

The Mitchell Center has moved. Please note our new phone number and new address.

New Phone Number


New Address

1605 N Cedar Crest Blvd.
Suite 502
Allentown, PA 18104

The Mitchell Center

The Mitchell Center is a full-service psychiatric facility focusing on the treatment of a wide range of psychological disorders, addictions and substance abuse issues.

Psychiatric & Counseling Associates

Psychiatric & Counseling Associates consists of a team of compassionate, highly trained and fully licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

Because of our diversity and depth of expertise, our therapists provide services to support most psychological disorders.

Psychiatric & Counseling Associates specializes in the treatment of disorders through outpatient therapy. Individual Counseling and Family / Couples Counseling are provided by members of the Psychiatric & Counseling Associates team, including:

  • Roberta Penn, M.A.
  • Seith Schentzel, Ph.D.