Barbara L Sawatis

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(878) 205-0573

Barbara L Sawatis

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

100 Fifth Avenue
Suite 515
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(878) 205-0573

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Barbara L Sawatis is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Have you heard the phrase "If you're going through Hell, keep going”? Sometimes in our darkest moments, we need cheerleaders. We need people who recognize that what we are going through seems unbearable and that the simple act of going forward takes courage. Therapy can be the vehicle to help us move forward. When treatment is non-judgmental, supportive and encouraging, you and your therapist can make an unstoppable team. I believe that people want to be "well," but we just don't know an effective way to achieve it. Together, we can work on identifying your personal path to wellness and improved confidence in your strengths.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic and strengths based, utilizing cognitive behavioral approaches, insight-based work, motivational interviewing and expressive art techniques as appropriate for each individual. My experience includes attachment , special needs adoption, addiction & recovery, ACOA/codependency, trauma, women’s issues, and mood disorders.
I endeavor to approach each person non-judgmentally and with compassion. My strength lies in helping you recognize your strengths. I look for the “healthy strivings” in a person’s experience. I assume people are basically good and want to be happy. We just need help learning how to do that in a healthy and effective manner.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / PC010089
  • School: Carlow University
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Counceling Association
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Endorsements

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CFAS, CAADC

Location

100 Fifth Avenue
Suite 515
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(878) 205-0573

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 7 Apr 2022
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Barbara L Sawatis

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC