Gwen F Melnick

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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(412) 356-9859

Gwen F Melnick

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

500 Grant Street
Suite 2900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 356-9859
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Washington, DC 20008
(412) 356-9859
Announcement icon Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am currently providing psychotherapy via Telehealth, only.

About

Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
Prior jobs (Clinical Social Worker at The Pentagon, an EAP, hospitals; Fortune 500 Subject Matter Expert; Medical School Mentor; MSW Program Director) have informed my practice as has training in CBT, EMDR, DBT, & Psychodynamic Therapy. They provide the framework for my eclectic approach to addressing your unique needs & helping you become your best self.
My clinical style is empathic, interactive, and pragmatic. It involves providing a non-judgmental and warm space where you can say whatever is on your mind. I want you to feel heard and understood. I’ll listen to you, ask questions, and - when appropriate - offer suggestions and guidance. In general, I’ll help you to find your own voice and your own answers.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • Private Pay
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
Email me or call (412) 356-9859 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / CW018448
  • School: Boston University (MSW); University of PA (BA)
  • Year Graduated: 1996

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW)
  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Location

500 Grant Street
Suite 2900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 356-9859
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Washington, DC 20008
(412) 356-9859
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021
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Gwen F Melnick

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW