Depression Therapists in McKees Rocks, PA

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JMS Counseling
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Life has so much to offer every person, but that perspective can become clouded by feelings of inadequacy, depression, anxiety, or struggles to overcome addiction and trauma. At JMS Counseling, our goal is to help you find your way through the challenges so you can start thriving and not just surviving.
Life has so much to offer every person, but that perspective can become clouded by feelings of inadequacy, depression, anxiety, or struggles to overcome addiction and trauma. At JMS Counseling, our goal is to help you find your way through the challenges so you can start thriving and not just surviving.
(412) 501-4983 View (412) 501-4983
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Ginneene B.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Hi! My name is Ginneene, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA with AIBDT Psychological Services. I provide counseling to children, teens, and adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety , trauma, Autism, ADHD, addiction/substance abuse issues, relationship/ marital issues, and self esteem issues. I also can do couples counseling. I help clients to feel welcome, understood, and heard! I use a client centered approach, and specialized techniques, which are tailored to fit clients needs. I help clients to learn tools, in order to move through any particular struggle in life!
Hi! My name is Ginneene, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA with AIBDT Psychological Services. I provide counseling to children, teens, and adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety , trauma, Autism, ADHD, addiction/substance abuse issues, relationship/ marital issues, and self esteem issues. I also can do couples counseling. I help clients to feel welcome, understood, and heard! I use a client centered approach, and specialized techniques, which are tailored to fit clients needs. I help clients to learn tools, in order to move through any particular struggle in life!
(412) 413-9432 View (412) 413-9432
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Erika Kuhn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and have helped these individuals with various issues such as: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, self esteem and relationship concerns.
"Life is a journey and only you hold the map," however you don't have to navigate alone. I truly believe in the healing power of human connection and will walk beside you as we work together to develop a healthier, happier you. Therapy is a collaborative process during which I will listen to, respect, and support you. I am eclectic in my approach and will tailor your treatment to an approach that is the best fit for you and your needs.
I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and have helped these individuals with various issues such as: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, self esteem and relationship concerns.
"Life is a journey and only you hold the map," however you don't have to navigate alone. I truly believe in the healing power of human connection and will walk beside you as we work together to develop a healthier, happier you. Therapy is a collaborative process during which I will listen to, respect, and support you. I am eclectic in my approach and will tailor your treatment to an approach that is the best fit for you and your needs.
(570) 409-3140 View (570) 409-3140
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Ashley Nicole Cygnarowicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I work with individuals of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, and trauma. I am a Certified First Responder Counselor and enjoy assisting this population with the proper support and resources to cope with workplace stress and secondary trauma.
I work with individuals of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, and trauma. I am a Certified First Responder Counselor and enjoy assisting this population with the proper support and resources to cope with workplace stress and secondary trauma.
(724) 426-7059 View (724) 426-7059
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AIBDT Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment is a group practice with locations in Moon Township, Robinson Twp, Carnegie and North Hills. Because many of our clients are professionals with busy schedules, our practice is open 7 days a week offering both daytime and evening hours. There are clinicians who work with general mental health issues (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, Women's health, grief, adjustment) as well as specialists in Child Development/Autism, OCD, Behavioral Medicine, and Family Therapy.
Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment is a group practice with locations in Moon Township, Robinson Twp, Carnegie and North Hills. Because many of our clients are professionals with busy schedules, our practice is open 7 days a week offering both daytime and evening hours. There are clinicians who work with general mental health issues (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, Women's health, grief, adjustment) as well as specialists in Child Development/Autism, OCD, Behavioral Medicine, and Family Therapy.
(412) 246-8537 View (412) 246-8537
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Colleen O'Shea
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CFAS, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Beyond the fear is freedom. Do you struggle with drug or alcohol abuse and/or depression or anxiety? Do you want someone who can help guide you along the path to recovery? For over 22 years, I have helped individuals find healing and understanding when they have become overwhelmed with life problems. Do you drink or use drugs to numb or escape emotional pain? Do you struggle with feeling sad, anxious, alone, or like no one understands you? You don't have to face your issues alone. I can understand what you are dealing with.
Beyond the fear is freedom. Do you struggle with drug or alcohol abuse and/or depression or anxiety? Do you want someone who can help guide you along the path to recovery? For over 22 years, I have helped individuals find healing and understanding when they have become overwhelmed with life problems. Do you drink or use drugs to numb or escape emotional pain? Do you struggle with feeling sad, anxious, alone, or like no one understands you? You don't have to face your issues alone. I can understand what you are dealing with.
(878) 216-0379 View (878) 216-0379
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Katie Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I work with adult individuals that are dealing with anxiety, anger management, depression, and other mental health issues.
I work with adult individuals that are dealing with anxiety, anger management, depression, and other mental health issues.
(878) 205-0045 View (878) 205-0045
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B Lindsay Corbett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
If you are feeling emotionally unwell and struggling to cope with life’s difficulties, attending therapy can offer you support and guidance during these challenging times. Mental health challenges of depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, high levels of stress, or self-esteem issues can impact your overall wellness and lead to not taking care of yourself. It is my mission to create a safe and supportive environment to assist you in self-discovery and healing. I will structure each session to your needs and we can create an action plan to help you feel equipped to cope with life’s adversities.
If you are feeling emotionally unwell and struggling to cope with life’s difficulties, attending therapy can offer you support and guidance during these challenging times. Mental health challenges of depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, high levels of stress, or self-esteem issues can impact your overall wellness and lead to not taking care of yourself. It is my mission to create a safe and supportive environment to assist you in self-discovery and healing. I will structure each session to your needs and we can create an action plan to help you feel equipped to cope with life’s adversities.
(412) 547-9665 View (412) 547-9665
Callan Weisser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Callan works with children, teens, emerging adults, and adults with a variety of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, and life transitions such as co-parenting, career, and college transitions.
Callan Weisser is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from La Roche University and a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. Callan has gained experience providing therapy in a variety of mental health settings including crisis services, family-based services, and community mental health agencies. Through these experiences, she has learned the importance of an individualized and interactive approach to helping clients build skills to achieve their goals.
Callan works with children, teens, emerging adults, and adults with a variety of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, and life transitions such as co-parenting, career, and college transitions.
Callan Weisser is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from La Roche University and a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. Callan has gained experience providing therapy in a variety of mental health settings including crisis services, family-based services, and community mental health agencies. Through these experiences, she has learned the importance of an individualized and interactive approach to helping clients build skills to achieve their goals.
(412) 361-9945 View (412) 361-9945
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Courtney Utz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Courtney Utz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2009. Courtney's background is in child and family therapy, early childhood, and perinatal behavioral health. She is able to support both parents and children to have a healthy relationship. She also has experience in working with trauma as well as perinatal mood disorders including post-partum depression and anxiety. Courtney's personal passions include spending time with her family as well as reading and fitness.
Courtney Utz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2009. Courtney's background is in child and family therapy, early childhood, and perinatal behavioral health. She is able to support both parents and children to have a healthy relationship. She also has experience in working with trauma as well as perinatal mood disorders including post-partum depression and anxiety. Courtney's personal passions include spending time with her family as well as reading and fitness.
(412) 538-6153 View (412) 538-6153
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Kathleen Prince
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I have over 6 years of experience specializing with anxiety disorders, depression, overcoming grief, anger management, addiction and dual diagnosis.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" If you are looking for a guide in your therapeutic journey, I will work with you to establish a more fulfilling life. Assisting my clients to achieve their goals and rebuild their lives is something I take much pride in. I have an eclectic therapeutic approach, based on client need; however, tend to operate from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Reality Therapy perspective.
I have over 6 years of experience specializing with anxiety disorders, depression, overcoming grief, anger management, addiction and dual diagnosis.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" If you are looking for a guide in your therapeutic journey, I will work with you to establish a more fulfilling life. Assisting my clients to achieve their goals and rebuild their lives is something I take much pride in. I have an eclectic therapeutic approach, based on client need; however, tend to operate from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Reality Therapy perspective.
(412) 968-8141 View (412) 968-8141
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Rocco Vallecorsa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed, overwhelmed or stressed, struggling with managing anger, or engaging positively in your relationships with others, we will work to identify your specific goals, current needs, and begin your passage from a time of distress to a more positive life.
"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habit. Keep your habits positive because your habit becomes your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." - Mahatma Gandhi Our thoughts and feelings are not determined by a situation, but by our perception and interpretation of the situation. By changing our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors we can learn to respond in a positive way, maximizing our potential for a rich, full, and meaningful life.
Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed, overwhelmed or stressed, struggling with managing anger, or engaging positively in your relationships with others, we will work to identify your specific goals, current needs, and begin your passage from a time of distress to a more positive life.
"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habit. Keep your habits positive because your habit becomes your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." - Mahatma Gandhi Our thoughts and feelings are not determined by a situation, but by our perception and interpretation of the situation. By changing our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors we can learn to respond in a positive way, maximizing our potential for a rich, full, and meaningful life.
(412) 389-7659 View (412) 389-7659
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Dr. Peter C. Zubritzky, Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I am a licensed psychologist with decades of experience and extensive education/experience-not a professional counselor (LPC) with less education. My approach to therapy is goals-orientated approach and mindfulness using cognitive-behavioral therapy developing client empowerment. Counseling is for adults, age 18 and older and couples. I also provide testing for ACT 235 (Lethal Weapons certification) and ACT120 testing (the MMPI-2 exam and the Nelson-Denny Reading test) for applicants to Pennsylvania police academies, and testing for employment as police officers. I offer quick appointments and service.
I am a licensed psychologist with decades of experience and extensive education/experience-not a professional counselor (LPC) with less education. My approach to therapy is goals-orientated approach and mindfulness using cognitive-behavioral therapy developing client empowerment. Counseling is for adults, age 18 and older and couples. I also provide testing for ACT 235 (Lethal Weapons certification) and ACT120 testing (the MMPI-2 exam and the Nelson-Denny Reading test) for applicants to Pennsylvania police academies, and testing for employment as police officers. I offer quick appointments and service.
(412) 397-7461 View (412) 397-7461
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Journey Healthcare
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
We put the "We" in Wellness for you are never on your own through your journey to recovery. Let us help you by providing treatment that will be life changing. . . .
We put the "We" in Wellness for you are never on your own through your journey to recovery. Let us help you by providing treatment that will be life changing. . . .
(878) 313-2538 x1 View (878) 313-2538 x1
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Kelly Sellers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Life has many challenges which can sometimes feel overwhelming. My passion is helping others through these moments. I support my clients to feel better and show up in their lives as the people they want to be. My clients learn to build confidence, improve their relationships with themselves and others, and address negative patterns that are holding them back. I see my role as equal parts collaborator, support, and guide for the journey.
Life has many challenges which can sometimes feel overwhelming. My passion is helping others through these moments. I support my clients to feel better and show up in their lives as the people they want to be. My clients learn to build confidence, improve their relationships with themselves and others, and address negative patterns that are holding them back. I see my role as equal parts collaborator, support, and guide for the journey.
(412) 912-2238 View (412) 912-2238
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Alexander Waitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136  (Online Only)
Is your relationship impacting your mental health? Whether you're experiencing communication breakdowns, loneliness, or general relationship dissatisfaction, know that you are not alone. Relationship issues are a primary contributor to mental health challenges. Acknowledging this provides an opportunity to take control and respond before challenges worsen. If thinking about your relationship is keeping you up at night or draining your energy throughout the day, reach out and see how therapy might help.
Is your relationship impacting your mental health? Whether you're experiencing communication breakdowns, loneliness, or general relationship dissatisfaction, know that you are not alone. Relationship issues are a primary contributor to mental health challenges. Acknowledging this provides an opportunity to take control and respond before challenges worsen. If thinking about your relationship is keeping you up at night or draining your energy throughout the day, reach out and see how therapy might help.
(412) 844-2736 View (412) 844-2736
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Charlene Benefiel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I am a person-centered, trauma informed, therapist who is looking to help you accomplish your goals in life, or help you create goals in the first place. I enjoy getting to know my client's and I am invested in their success, whatever that looks like to them. I meet my clients where they are and work up from there. We will be on this journey together the whole time. I enjoy working with clients who experienced trauma in their past and are working to move forward in life. Let me help you understand your needs and wishes and let me help you learn how to communicate this to others in your life. Thank you!
I am a person-centered, trauma informed, therapist who is looking to help you accomplish your goals in life, or help you create goals in the first place. I enjoy getting to know my client's and I am invested in their success, whatever that looks like to them. I meet my clients where they are and work up from there. We will be on this journey together the whole time. I enjoy working with clients who experienced trauma in their past and are working to move forward in life. Let me help you understand your needs and wishes and let me help you learn how to communicate this to others in your life. Thank you!
(412) 896-7521 View (412) 896-7521
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Exhale Therapy
Counselor, MA, NCC, CAADC, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Exhale Therapy provides individual, family, couples and uniquely blended family multi-person sessions. We recognize and plan for diverse unique family units and relationships. Exhale believes in initiating the trusted foundation for self exploration, awareness and growth. As individuals we come from generational collective units, our experiences provide us with core insights about ourselves and our world around us. Exhale uses generational awareness in conjunction with evidence-based practices, person-centered modalities and action-based skills to support stabilization and healing.
Exhale Therapy provides individual, family, couples and uniquely blended family multi-person sessions. We recognize and plan for diverse unique family units and relationships. Exhale believes in initiating the trusted foundation for self exploration, awareness and growth. As individuals we come from generational collective units, our experiences provide us with core insights about ourselves and our world around us. Exhale uses generational awareness in conjunction with evidence-based practices, person-centered modalities and action-based skills to support stabilization and healing.
(412) 923-0173 View (412) 923-0173
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Scanlon Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
"I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between 'them' (the afflicted) and 'us' (the healers). ... We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence." (Borrowed from Dr. Irvin Yalom). My practice makes possible the important work of self-evolution & growth in part due to my eclectic approach & focus on the unique matters of every individual. My lived experiences have greatly influenced my desire to partner with my fellow travelers as we do our 'work' and to do so intentionally and mindfully.
"I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between 'them' (the afflicted) and 'us' (the healers). ... We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence." (Borrowed from Dr. Irvin Yalom). My practice makes possible the important work of self-evolution & growth in part due to my eclectic approach & focus on the unique matters of every individual. My lived experiences have greatly influenced my desire to partner with my fellow travelers as we do our 'work' and to do so intentionally and mindfully.
(412) 330-1676 View (412) 330-1676

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Richard States
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15204  (Online Only)
Since the early 1990s, I have worked with individuals, couple, and families across outpatient and inpatient settings, in homes and schools, and through telehealth. I have assisted people with a variety of challenges, including depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, behavioral dyscontrol, poor self-esteem, substance use, life transition, and other concerns. I really like helping people increase self-awareness, which fosters self-regulation of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I want my clients to fully embrace life, chart their life course, and realize their dreams!
Since the early 1990s, I have worked with individuals, couple, and families across outpatient and inpatient settings, in homes and schools, and through telehealth. I have assisted people with a variety of challenges, including depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, behavioral dyscontrol, poor self-esteem, substance use, life transition, and other concerns. I really like helping people increase self-awareness, which fosters self-regulation of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I want my clients to fully embrace life, chart their life course, and realize their dreams!
(724) 200-8481 View (724) 200-8481

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Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.