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3216 State St. Erie
PA 16508

About Us

Coping with today’s fast-paced world often presents challenges. If you or a loved one feel overwhelmed or concerned about personal welfare or safety, rely on the behavioral health specialists at Lake Erie Behavioral Health.

When you choose Lake Erie Behavioral Health you’re treated as a whole person. That means you receive attention for all aspects of your health—mental, emotional, spiritual, physical—and it’s tailored to your specific situation.

Our vision truly is helping our clients achieve a better future. We commit to do this Every Client, Every Encounter, Every Time.

Sherifia Heron, MD

Dr. Heron founded Lake Erie Behavioral Health in 2017 to provide a more personal and integrative approach to mental health treatment for the Lake Erie community. She strives to remove as many barriers as possible between his patients and their achievement of mental health.

She believes strongly in treating the whole person, and so she will spend time understanding each patient’s individual and unique needs before setting forward a treatment plan tailored to those specific needs.. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction and various other conditions are often inherited through genetics, but life circumstances and unhealthy ways of thinking worsen these conditions and their associated symptoms. Dr. Heron works with her clients to explore healthy lifestyle techniques, including techniques to improve sleep conditions and to incorporate healthy nutrition and exercise along with the judicious use of medications.

She believes in fostering a spirit of collaboration with a patient’s other doctors and psychotherapists. Dr. Heron believes that a thorough psychiatric diagnostic evaluation is crucial for developing a successful treatment plan, because by determining the correct diagnosis early on, an appropriate treatment can be initiated, thereby starting the patient on a road to recovery.

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Patricia Woods, MD

Dr. Woods is a Pennsylvania native and graduate of Edinboro University. Her residency was UPMC Shadyside Family Practice Residency and its affiliated hospitals

Dr. Woods is an established and highly skilled physician, with special interest in addiction medicine. She is the founder of A New Day treatment center in Jamestown, PA where she is highly regarded by her patients and the community. In addition to her private practice she is affiliated with numerous hospitals including Aria Health System and Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Woods is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and board certified by the American Academy of Family Medicine. Dr. Woods passion is driven by the bonds she builds with her patients over the course of their lives and the enjoyment she holds in keeping them health and well. Dr. Woods resides in Pittsburg, PA and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family

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