Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania

Licensed Professional Counselor, M Div, MS, LPC, NBCC

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Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania

Licensed Professional Counselor, M Div, MS, LPC, NBCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania
225 Humphrey Road
Suite 3
Greensburg, PA 15601
Call Rick Marsili
(878) 205-0954
Offers online therapy

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About

I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. In particular, I work with individuals (and their families) impacted by traumatic stress. I would describe traumatic stress as an "unhealed wound." These wounds can manifest themselves in disruptive behaviors, defiance, anxiety, depression, struggles with focus, aggression, self-injury, perfectionism and substance use. When wounds are triggered it is common for the person to engage in a fight, flight, or freeze response. The trauma oriented work that I offer assists people of all ages to engage in more effective responses to their wounds. The fight, flight, or freeze response goes away.
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). EMDR is a trauma informed/evidence-based form of counseling that uses Dual Attention Stimulation to reprocess disturbing memories. When a memory has been reprocessed, people can become "unstuck" from it. They experience greater emotional freedom. Distressing symptoms can lift.
My practice provides a safe and nurturing place for people of all ages to heal from wounds and increase life's quality and relational attachments. It is also an affirming place for LGBTQIA+ people/families. The use of an integrative model promotes healing of mind, body, and spirit.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIP | Children's Program
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Highmark
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 28 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / PC009730
  • School: Walden University
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Counseling Association
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania's Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group is a skill building group. There are four DBT skill sets: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. They will have weekly exposure to mindfulness skills. They will also weekly exposure to one of the four DBT skill sets. The group environment provides a safe place to learn skills and apply them to situations experienced in life. As a result of integrating DBT skills into daily life, individuals increase their ability to engage in self-regulation and live life within a safe window of tolerance.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Skills

Mindfulness based practices assist people to lower stress, mood related struggles, and acquire skills that increase a present moment focus. The outcome of these skills includes an increase in self-awareness, awareness of one's world, and an ability to cope more effectively rather than react and getting lost in the waves of emotions when stressed. Group sessions are highly experiential. Members will have weekly exposure to mindfulness based skills. Members will be encouraged to integrate these practices into daily living and discuss these experiences with the group.

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Location

Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania
225 Humphrey Road
Suite 3
Greensburg, PA 15601
Call Rick Marsili
(878) 205-0954
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Social Justice Counseling
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania

Licensed Professional Counselor, M Div, MS, LPC, NBCC