Staff

Jonathan A. Beatty, M.D.

Founder

Dr. Beatty is the founder of Wave Treatment Centers. Dr. Beatty is triple board certified in the field of Psychiatry and Neurology, Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine. After his internship at Louisiana State University he completed his residency in psychiatry at Hahnemann and Drexel University where he took additional training in neurology and pain medicine. Additionally, he spent two years working at the Institute of Addiction Medicine where he apprenticed under Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D.  Dr. Volpicelli is a Master Clinician and true pioneer in the field and an unparalleled teacher.  

Dr. Beatty began his career as a faculty attending physician at the prestigious Thomas Jefferson University where he served in several roles across hospital and outpatient as well as bedside and classroom education. He helped expand their pain medicine program before he was recruited by a leading national private addiction treatment center conglomerate to be the psychiatrist in Chief for their Northeast division. In that role he helped implement mental healthcare best practices to an existing facility as well as create a build the medical infrastructure and programming for a brand new inpatient facility they were starting. After deciding to go into private practice Dr. Beatty opened his first office in center city Philadelphia in 2014 where he still holds part-time hours. Dr. Beatty always wanted to return to his hometown of Chestnut Hill and opened Wave Treatment Centers in 2019 when a beautiful office space became available on the corner of Germantown Avenue and Willow Grove Avenue. The goal of Wave Treatment Centers is to implement the highest quality of care and implement specialized medications and technologies of this rapidly evolving field.  Dr. Beatty is continuously furthering his training and education in order to deliver the best care and safest approaches available in the outpatient setting.  Dr. Beatty is also on staff and has admitting privileges at Chestnut Hill Hospital should a higher level of care become necessary.

Lauren Brennan, P.A.-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Ms. Brennan joined the practice in 2021 with a keen interest in mental healthcare and a passion for helping people. She completed her Physician Assistant training in Boston, Massachusetts and was working at a Covid-19 vaccine clinic prior to relocated to the Philadelphia area. Ms. Brennan has an extensive background in neuroscience and has published research in the areas of addiction as well as learning and memory. Her work history also includes a family medicine practice where she enjoyed getting to know the patients and helping them through difficult healthcare decisions.

Lisa McKinney-Hess

Office Manager

Lisa has a degree in Medical Assisting and an Associates Degree in Administration, Medical Coding and Billing and Clinical.  She is also a Certified Recovery Specialist. You will get to know Lisa well as she is the friendly voice that answers the phone or greets you in the office. But what you will soon learn is how critical she is to the delivery of your healthcare needs. She is incredibly competent and prides herself on being a patient advocate; she will fight for you with the insurance companies to get approvals in record time. She complements our treatment philosophy and is an essential part of the care team. She is courteous and respectful and I expect she is given the same in return. Lisa makes every effort to return phone calls in a timely manner and is just an all-around good person. 

Karla Pazzi, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social worker and Psychotherapist

Karla Pazzi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 2004. Karla has spent most of her career working in higher levels of mental health care from Psychiatric inpatient units to Intensive Outpatient Programs where she has gained significant experience with mood disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring diagnoses.

Since 2007, Karla has been helping clients work on their recovery by learning healthy coping skills to manage difficult emotions, increase self control, and understand the connection between what they think, feel, and do, and uses compassion, honesty, and humor in this process. Karla uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT).

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