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Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD
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Michael Balsan

Psychologist, PhD (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Let's Connect (412) 899-2445
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Are you struggling and don’t know why? I provide psychotherapy to individuals who feel lost, burned out, and want something better. I work with engineers, industry leaders, and high-achieving professionals who find that their excellence is not leaving them satisfied. I offer evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, and stress-related problems.
If you are ready to make progress towards more satisfying work and relationships, simply reach out and let’s get started.
Call or Michael Balsan now for a free 15 minute consultation - (412) 899-2445

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Crux Psychotherapy LLC

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

(412) 899-2445
I offer individual and group services online via video and am available most weekdays from the convenience and comfort of your own space.
I specialize in Depression, Relationship Issues and Men's Issues 
$250 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Welcome to Crux Psychotherapy! I offer a free 15 min consultation to get us started. Call, email or sign up online and I will see you soon.
Michael Balsan
Let's Connect (412) 899-2445
Photo of Michael Balsan, PhD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Crux Psychotherapy LLC

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

(412) 899-2445
I offer individual and group services online via video and am available most weekdays from the convenience and comfort of your own space.
I specialize in Depression, Relationship Issues and Men's Issues 
$250 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Welcome to Crux Psychotherapy! I offer a free 15 min consultation to get us started. Call, email or sign up online and I will see you soon.
Michael Balsan

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $250
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Out of Network
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I primarily work with private pay and out of network (OON) clients. I do accept TX and PA based Aetna insurance clients through Headway. If you have OON benefits, I can generate monthly "superbills" for you to submit to your insurance company to be reimbursed for some or all of the cost of therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
Photo of Michael Balsan, PhD, Psychologist
Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD
"
I primarily work with private pay and out of network (OON) clients. I do accept TX and PA based Aetna insurance clients through Headway. If you have OON benefits, I can generate monthly "superbills" for you to submit to your insurance company to be reimbursed for some or all of the cost of therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
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Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Pennsylvania / PS019658 Michael Balsan
  • In Practice for 4 Years
  • Attended The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. , Graduated 2020
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I am licensed in PA and TX but can work across more than 35 states in the US as a PSYPACT credentialed psychologist. I have taught CE courses on telemedicine and working with men's issues. I have pursued extensive training in trauma therapy techniques and follow WPATH standards of care.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
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Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD
"
I am licensed in PA and TX but can work across more than 35 states in the US as a PSYPACT credentialed psychologist. I have taught CE courses on telemedicine and working with men's issues. I have pursued extensive training in trauma therapy techniques and follow WPATH standards of care.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
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Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Men's Issues

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
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I work with clients who value self-improvement but who struggle to feel satisfied despite years of work and numerous accomplishments. By creating individualized treatment plans supported by the most up to date research and wisdom in psychotherapy, we can get to the heart of your issues faster and achieve the healing that has been missing in your life.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
Photo of Michael Balsan, PhD, Psychologist
Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD
"
I work with clients who value self-improvement but who struggle to feel satisfied despite years of work and numerous accomplishments. By creating individualized treatment plans supported by the most up to date research and wisdom in psychotherapy, we can get to the heart of your issues faster and achieve the healing that has been missing in your life.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
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Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD

2 Endorsements

McKenna Hereford
McKenna Hereford
PsychologistPhD
Dr. Balsan's clinical experience and warm approach promote a sense of trust and meaningful growth. I admire him greatly as a psychologist and therapist!
Dr. Uriel Navarrete
Dr. Uriel Navarrete
PsychologistPsyD
Dr. Balsan is one of the most empathic, emotionally attuned, and compassionate clinicians I know. His contribution to working with men specifically is an inspiration and very much needed. I highly recommend working with Dr. Balsan!

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Secular and Non-Religious

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Secular and Non-Religious

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • AEDP
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
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Treatment starts with a deep assessment period that will examine your needs, strengths, areas of growth, and history. Then, we will combine these therapy approaches to build the skills, knowledge and resources to start tackling the immediate problems you are facing. Ultimately, my goal in therapy is not to just "solve" your immediate problems, but to build your capacity to do the work yourself.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
Photo of Michael Balsan, PhD, Psychologist
Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD
"
Treatment starts with a deep assessment period that will examine your needs, strengths, areas of growth, and history. Then, we will combine these therapy approaches to build the skills, knowledge and resources to start tackling the immediate problems you are facing. Ultimately, my goal in therapy is not to just "solve" your immediate problems, but to build your capacity to do the work yourself.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (412) 899-2445
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Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Crux Psychotherapy LLC

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

(412) 899-2445
"
I offer individual and group services online via video and am available most weekdays from the convenience and comfort of your own space.
Call for a free consultation now - (412) 899-2445
Photo of Michael Balsan, PhD, Psychologist
Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD
"
I offer individual and group services online via video and am available most weekdays from the convenience and comfort of your own space.
Call for a free consultation now - (412) 899-2445
Photo of Michael Balsan, PhD, Psychologist
Michael Balsan
Psychologist, PhD