Grief Psychiatrists in Pittsburgh, PA

Photo of Donette Svidron - New Directions Psychiatric Services Wexford, CRNP, Psychiatric Nurse
New Directions Psychiatric Services Wexford
Psychiatric Nurse, CRNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
You can find help at New Directions for: depression; anxiety; recovery from traumatic experiences; grief and loss; relationship difficulties; sexual dysfunctions; eating disorders; substance abuse; pain management; disease management; ADHD; parenting difficulties; and disruptive behavior problems.
Welcome! At New Directions, we offer an integrative, comprehensive approach to care that includes psychiatric services and counseling. We offer Tele-Psychiatry and in-office visits. We understand it can be difficult to seek help when you go through life with painful emotional states and feelings. Medications may not be the sole solution, but they can be a stepping stone utilized to ease the path towards easing your pain.
You can find help at New Directions for: depression; anxiety; recovery from traumatic experiences; grief and loss; relationship difficulties; sexual dysfunctions; eating disorders; substance abuse; pain management; disease management; ADHD; parenting difficulties; and disruptive behavior problems.
Welcome! At New Directions, we offer an integrative, comprehensive approach to care that includes psychiatric services and counseling. We offer Tele-Psychiatry and in-office visits. We understand it can be difficult to seek help when you go through life with painful emotional states and feelings. Medications may not be the sole solution, but they can be a stepping stone utilized to ease the path towards easing your pain.
(724) 414-1037 View (724) 414-1037
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Amanda Hillen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner treating clients aged 18 and older, I focus on addressing a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. My approach prioritizes building a fair and trusting relationship with patients, ensuring they feel respected, heard, and empowered throughout their mental wellness journey. By recognizing the unique needs of each individual, I utilize a comprehensive method that combines medication management with therapeutic interventions.
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner treating clients aged 18 and older, I focus on addressing a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. My approach prioritizes building a fair and trusting relationship with patients, ensuring they feel respected, heard, and empowered throughout their mental wellness journey. By recognizing the unique needs of each individual, I utilize a comprehensive method that combines medication management with therapeutic interventions.
(412) 455-8438 View (412) 455-8438
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Kelly Walsh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Kelly Walsh is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2019. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ursuline College. Kelly has several years of experience treating multiple different psychiatric disorders in a community-based outpatient setting. She sees adolescents and adults, and her specializations include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma related disorders, and more.
Kelly Walsh is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2019. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ursuline College. Kelly has several years of experience treating multiple different psychiatric disorders in a community-based outpatient setting. She sees adolescents and adults, and her specializations include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma related disorders, and more.
(412) 844-5087 View (412) 844-5087
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Rebekah DeChicko - Mental Health Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Rebekah started her career path as a Registered Nurse working at Western Psychiatric Hospital. This experience ignited her passion for mental wellness. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing and completed her certification for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Wilkes University. She has over 15 years of experience and has cared for individuals with a variety of mental health challenges, including autism, mood disorders, depression, OCD, and anxiety. In addition to Rebekah's impressive education & work history, she also received her certification for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Beck Institute.
Rebekah started her career path as a Registered Nurse working at Western Psychiatric Hospital. This experience ignited her passion for mental wellness. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing and completed her certification for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Wilkes University. She has over 15 years of experience and has cared for individuals with a variety of mental health challenges, including autism, mood disorders, depression, OCD, and anxiety. In addition to Rebekah's impressive education & work history, she also received her certification for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Beck Institute.
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Edena Walden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
(412) 946-0805 View (412) 946-0805
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Dr. Michael Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
(412) 500-9581 View (412) 500-9581
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Beth Bremner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
I am excited to be working for The Bradley Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of their outpatient program. In this capacity, I will serve to evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health and psychiatric concerns.
I am excited to be working for The Bradley Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of their outpatient program. In this capacity, I will serve to evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health and psychiatric concerns.
(412) 776-0424 x5205 View (412) 776-0424 x5205
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Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(412) 368-0059 View (412) 368-0059
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LJS Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
LJS Psychiatry is a unique psychiatry practice that provides truly holistic psychiatric care. LJS Psychiatry providers are psychotherapists who can prescribe medications, when needed, in the context of individual psychotherapy. That means you no longer need to see one person for psychotherapy and another for medication treatment. Instead, we provide genuine whole person care that proves to be highly effective. When you're navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, or identity challenges, you need a space where you are met with genuine empathy, active curiosity, and a willingness to encourage honest self-examination.
LJS Psychiatry is a unique psychiatry practice that provides truly holistic psychiatric care. LJS Psychiatry providers are psychotherapists who can prescribe medications, when needed, in the context of individual psychotherapy. That means you no longer need to see one person for psychotherapy and another for medication treatment. Instead, we provide genuine whole person care that proves to be highly effective. When you're navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, or identity challenges, you need a space where you are met with genuine empathy, active curiosity, and a willingness to encourage honest self-examination.
(412) 991-1144 View (412) 991-1144
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Michelle Staley - Mental Health Psychiatry
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Michelle joined Nexus team with many years of experience as mental health physician assistant in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree from Duquesne University. Michelle also received Master Psychopharmacology Certificate from the Neuroscience Education Institute and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Beck Institute.
Michelle joined Nexus team with many years of experience as mental health physician assistant in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree from Duquesne University. Michelle also received Master Psychopharmacology Certificate from the Neuroscience Education Institute and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Beck Institute.
(412) 214-0042 View (412) 214-0042
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Kayla Ali - Psychiatry Mental Health
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
With a background in Health Sciences, Kayla completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree at Saint Francis University and has been practicing as a Certified Physician Assistant since 2018. Before joining the Nexus Group team, Kayla worked in The Department of Family Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During her time at UPMC, Kayla provided extensive psychiatric care to hundreds of patients with mental health issues, including management of anxiety and depression, ADHD, and addiction.
With a background in Health Sciences, Kayla completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree at Saint Francis University and has been practicing as a Certified Physician Assistant since 2018. Before joining the Nexus Group team, Kayla worked in The Department of Family Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During her time at UPMC, Kayla provided extensive psychiatric care to hundreds of patients with mental health issues, including management of anxiety and depression, ADHD, and addiction.
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Rachel Kosciusko - Mental Health Psychiatry
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Rachel studied psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she published research with the UPMC Liver Cancer Center Quality of Life Program. She continued her training at Western Psychiatric Hospital & spent three years leading therapy groups at the John Merck Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, where she processed anxiety, mood, and attention challenges. Rachel completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree at DeSales University & is a Certified PA specializing in Psychiatry. While at DeSales, she completed additional training in neurology and served as a mental health mentor at the University.
Rachel studied psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she published research with the UPMC Liver Cancer Center Quality of Life Program. She continued her training at Western Psychiatric Hospital & spent three years leading therapy groups at the John Merck Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, where she processed anxiety, mood, and attention challenges. Rachel completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree at DeSales University & is a Certified PA specializing in Psychiatry. While at DeSales, she completed additional training in neurology and served as a mental health mentor at the University.
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Melanie Valenti - Mental Health Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Melanie Valenti is a Board Certified Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) specializing in Psychiatry and Mental Health at the Nexus Group. She completed her doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Nexus Group, Melanie had over 6 years of experience working at Western Psychiatric Hospital, caring for children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and ADHD.
Melanie Valenti is a Board Certified Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) specializing in Psychiatry and Mental Health at the Nexus Group. She completed her doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Nexus Group, Melanie had over 6 years of experience working at Western Psychiatric Hospital, caring for children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and ADHD.
(412) 214-0042 View (412) 214-0042
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Nicole Snyder - Mental Health Psychiatry
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Nicole received her undergraduate degree in psychology from West Virginia University. From there, she moved to Connecticut where she completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Saint Joseph. During her undergraduate years, Nicole volunteered with various community outreach programs specializing in psychiatry. In addition, she completed internships in crisis intervention and spent two years working in an inpatient acute care psychiatric hospital at WVU Medicine.
Nicole received her undergraduate degree in psychology from West Virginia University. From there, she moved to Connecticut where she completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Saint Joseph. During her undergraduate years, Nicole volunteered with various community outreach programs specializing in psychiatry. In addition, she completed internships in crisis intervention and spent two years working in an inpatient acute care psychiatric hospital at WVU Medicine.
(412) 214-0042 View (412) 214-0042
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Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Harmony Bay is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(412) 981-2091 View (412) 981-2091
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Dr. Axeline Johnson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Dr. Johnson is bilingual (Spanish and English) and a Board-certified psychiatrist. She is welcoming new patients seeking professional help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD and other mental health concerns. With medical education at UCLA and specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania, she combines knowledge of psychopharmacology with a nuanced understanding of patients' concerns and experiences with medications. She is particularly cognizant of therapeutic inertia, and works with her patients to ensure that medications are effective and not over-used.
Dr. Johnson is bilingual (Spanish and English) and a Board-certified psychiatrist. She is welcoming new patients seeking professional help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD and other mental health concerns. With medical education at UCLA and specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania, she combines knowledge of psychopharmacology with a nuanced understanding of patients' concerns and experiences with medications. She is particularly cognizant of therapeutic inertia, and works with her patients to ensure that medications are effective and not over-used.
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
We are board-certified to treat Children and Adults. Accepting new patients in Pennsylvania via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment online today. Evening and weekend hours available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Also accepting some insurances.
We are board-certified to treat Children and Adults. Accepting new patients in Pennsylvania via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment online today. Evening and weekend hours available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Also accepting some insurances.
(833) 303-0897 View (833) 303-0897
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Jayne Dalessio - Mental Health Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Jayne obtained her MSN from Drexel University, studying in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. She has a wealth of knowledge, having practiced in the mental health field since graduating from Penn State main campus in 2000 with a degree in psychology. Jayne has worked in various settings such as residential facilities for clients with autism, intellectual disabilities and started working as a nurse in 2009 at Western Psychiatric Hospital on the dual diagnosis unit after graduating from Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing.
Jayne obtained her MSN from Drexel University, studying in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. She has a wealth of knowledge, having practiced in the mental health field since graduating from Penn State main campus in 2000 with a degree in psychology. Jayne has worked in various settings such as residential facilities for clients with autism, intellectual disabilities and started working as a nurse in 2009 at Western Psychiatric Hospital on the dual diagnosis unit after graduating from Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing.
(412) 214-0042 View (412) 214-0042
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Julia Macedo
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Dr. Macedo is a board-certified psychiatrist, focusing on a holistic, patient-centered approach towards assessing and treating mental health struggles with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. She recommends a multi-prong approach which includes medications, behavior changes, complimentary treatments and psychotherapy. Please visit www.reveriepsych.com
Dr. Macedo is a board-certified psychiatrist, focusing on a holistic, patient-centered approach towards assessing and treating mental health struggles with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. She recommends a multi-prong approach which includes medications, behavior changes, complimentary treatments and psychotherapy. Please visit www.reveriepsych.com
(412) 365-4732 View (412) 365-4732
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Grief Psychiatrists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.