Compassion Mental Health Services

Empowering Care for Patients

Compassion Mental Health Services (CMHS) of Pennsylvania is a comprehensive, community and faith-based private practice located in Lawrence County, PA, that provides a full range of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Empowering Care for Patients
Empowering Care for Patients

Driven by Community Values

CMHS originated in response to the shortage of mental health services in Western Pennsylvania, as well as to concerns about the proliferation of untreated mental health conditions, the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose, and increasing suicide rates in our communities.

State-of-the-art Patient Care

Fellowship trained in the management of treatment-resistant mood and psychotic disorders, the CMHS team offers extensive experience in state-of-the-art patient care.

The Team Behind Compassion

Compassion’s Team of health professionals and supporting staff are dedicated to creating a comfortable and healthy atmosphere for its valued patients while they navigate through their mental health recovery. What makes Compassion unique is the trusted relationship between doctors, trusted employees, and the patients we work tirelessly to treat through both trusted and breakthrough techniques.

Santiago Almanzar

Santiago Almanzar, M.D., FAPA

Dr. Almanzar is the founder and CEO of Compassion Mental Health Services. He has a strong commitment to the treatment and recovery of those affected by intense mental health disorders and aims to provide superior care to each patient.

Raquel Diaz Guerrero, M.D.

Raquel Diaz Guerrero, M.D.

Dr. Diaz-Guerrero is a trusted, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, specializing in the treatment of children’s behavioral and mental health disorders.

Tammy Dawson, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

Tammy Dawson is a certified nurse practitioner with extensive history working in different settings, such as inpatient and outpatient. She has a passion for helping people and has experience with both adults and children.

Compassion’s Supporting Staff

Compassion’s supporting staff brings a kind, friendly, and caring atmosphere to work each day. They each share the goal of communicating well with patients and providing them with the best care possible. Professionalism, communication, and quality health care are our strengths. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Teresa Henderson, RHIT

Teresa Henderson, RHIT

Office Manager

Sara Kashmer

Sara Kashmer

Billing Manager

Jodi Patterson

Jodi Patterson

Billing Department

Angel Feather

Angel Feather

TMS Technician

Trust Compassion with your mental health treatment.