Psychodynamic Therapists in McKees Rocks, PA

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Kelly Sellers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I utilize a variety of modalities which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Strengths Based, Person Centered, and Multicultural approaches.
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.
I utilize a variety of modalities which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Strengths Based, Person Centered, and Multicultural approaches.
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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Rocco Vallecorsa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
"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.
"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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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
Nicholas George Pelescak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(412) 784-6178 View (412) 784-6178

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James Manzella, LCSW, MA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15204
We all grow up and live in a society which favors conformity. Not "fitting in" or being "different" can result in feelings of depression, low self-esteem, and isolation which can effect all aspects of our lives. This can be especially true for the LGBTQ population. As a psychodynamic therapist, my goal is to assist you in your personal development from unsatisfying or painful patterns of living and to a life that you can celebrate. While we can't change the past, we can work together to change how it continues to impact your life and resolve challenges and issues that have resulted from it.
We all grow up and live in a society which favors conformity. Not "fitting in" or being "different" can result in feelings of depression, low self-esteem, and isolation which can effect all aspects of our lives. This can be especially true for the LGBTQ population. As a psychodynamic therapist, my goal is to assist you in your personal development from unsatisfying or painful patterns of living and to a life that you can celebrate. While we can't change the past, we can work together to change how it continues to impact your life and resolve challenges and issues that have resulted from it.
(412) 532-1589 View (412) 532-1589
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Katy Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Katy utilizes a psychodynamic and attachment approach to connect an individual's early childhood experiences to their current ways of thinking, feeling, and experiencing the world.
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
Katy utilizes a psychodynamic and attachment approach to connect an individual's early childhood experiences to their current ways of thinking, feeling, and experiencing the world.
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
(412) 324-4862 View (412) 324-4862
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Katy Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Katy utilizes a psychodynamic and attachment approach to connect an individual's early childhood experiences to their current ways of thinking, feeling, and experiencing the world.
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
Katy utilizes a psychodynamic and attachment approach to connect an individual's early childhood experiences to their current ways of thinking, feeling, and experiencing the world.
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
(703) 782-3864 View (703) 782-3864
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Jenna Szuchy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Waitlist for new clients
Every journey is different, I'm here to help you along the way and identify your needs, wants and coping skills. You already have strengths, you just may need some help identifying them! I have experience with mood disorders, anxiety, transition, and trauma. You may have a history of trauma, are pregnant or postpartum, suspect you have ADHD or have symptoms you just can't seem to explain. It’s important to recognize your unique needs— and I’ll help you get there!
Every journey is different, I'm here to help you along the way and identify your needs, wants and coping skills. You already have strengths, you just may need some help identifying them! I have experience with mood disorders, anxiety, transition, and trauma. You may have a history of trauma, are pregnant or postpartum, suspect you have ADHD or have symptoms you just can't seem to explain. It’s important to recognize your unique needs— and I’ll help you get there!
(412) 561-9623 View (412) 561-9623
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Compass Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
At Compass Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC our ideal clients are those who are receptive to working together as a team. The clients do not have to love or like therapy but should in some small way be focused on wanting to get some relief for the issue. The ideal clients also is one who can be honest during the sessions and try to understand that therapy can be successful if time and work is put into it. Compass, Clinicians also love providing family therapy and have done so for many years. We are a diverse group of mental health clinicians from various backgrounds, with several years experience providing therapy.
At Compass Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC our ideal clients are those who are receptive to working together as a team. The clients do not have to love or like therapy but should in some small way be focused on wanting to get some relief for the issue. The ideal clients also is one who can be honest during the sessions and try to understand that therapy can be successful if time and work is put into it. Compass, Clinicians also love providing family therapy and have done so for many years. We are a diverse group of mental health clinicians from various backgrounds, with several years experience providing therapy.
(201) 957-7392 View (201) 957-7392
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 749-5328 View (724) 749-5328
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Joseph H Altman
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Avalon, PA 15202
I provide a positive, supportive, environment where clients have an opportunity to be heard, and to be healed of their emotional pain and fears. My approach is to meet people where they are and to encourage a shift in thinking from negative and fearful, to positive and hopeful. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD associated with childhood trauma, sexual abuse, losses and addictions. The goal is to help neutralize the anxiety, depression, guilt, shame and fears that are the symptoms of the trauma or addiction. The goal is to: "Learn to love, accept and forgive yourself because you are doing the best you can."
I provide a positive, supportive, environment where clients have an opportunity to be heard, and to be healed of their emotional pain and fears. My approach is to meet people where they are and to encourage a shift in thinking from negative and fearful, to positive and hopeful. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD associated with childhood trauma, sexual abuse, losses and addictions. The goal is to help neutralize the anxiety, depression, guilt, shame and fears that are the symptoms of the trauma or addiction. The goal is to: "Learn to love, accept and forgive yourself because you are doing the best you can."
(724) 505-4016 View (724) 505-4016
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Never Journey Alone, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA, CLC, CCTP, BSP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Congrats! YOU are taking the first step to changing your life or the life of someone you love. Life is a journey, but you do not have to do it alone! We are here to help you navigate through the therapeutic process using a strength based approach to therapy. With many years experience working with children , adolescents, and adults in residential, correctional, group homes, community, and acute hospital settings. It will be our pleasure to work with you at Never Journey Alone! This Office provides services for the states of Pennylvania and Delaware.
Congrats! YOU are taking the first step to changing your life or the life of someone you love. Life is a journey, but you do not have to do it alone! We are here to help you navigate through the therapeutic process using a strength based approach to therapy. With many years experience working with children , adolescents, and adults in residential, correctional, group homes, community, and acute hospital settings. It will be our pleasure to work with you at Never Journey Alone! This Office provides services for the states of Pennylvania and Delaware.
(267) 933-4507 View (267) 933-4507
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New U by Design
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
When our quality of life suffers, we suffer. We can feel pushed, pulled, stretched, judged, or used by people. We look away from that emotional pain and cope. We lose ourselves and our dreams. If this is you, therapy can help. We live by rules. Not all serve us well. Most likely there are patterns you are repeating. Even if people cause you stress, there's a reason you keep them in your life. There are ways you relate to them that you can change. In turn, perhaps they will treat you differently. You can feel better. I can help.
When our quality of life suffers, we suffer. We can feel pushed, pulled, stretched, judged, or used by people. We look away from that emotional pain and cope. We lose ourselves and our dreams. If this is you, therapy can help. We live by rules. Not all serve us well. Most likely there are patterns you are repeating. Even if people cause you stress, there's a reason you keep them in your life. There are ways you relate to them that you can change. In turn, perhaps they will treat you differently. You can feel better. I can help.
(855) 234-0626 View (855) 234-0626
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Cecilia Wishneski
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, PA 15202
I believe that the counselor relationship serves to validate and to empower the client to live the life of their choosing. I approach counseling from a phenomenological perspective, recognizing that the client is the expert of their own experiences. I will work to understand, to collaborate, to guide the client by utilizing the tools in my toolbox and by highlighting the tools the client has in theirs.
I believe that the counselor relationship serves to validate and to empower the client to live the life of their choosing. I approach counseling from a phenomenological perspective, recognizing that the client is the expert of their own experiences. I will work to understand, to collaborate, to guide the client by utilizing the tools in my toolbox and by highlighting the tools the client has in theirs.
(412) 903-3985 View (412) 903-3985
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Unsa Memon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have successfully worked with all ages, from college aged students, as well as elementary to high school aged kids. I also have specialized experience in working with kids who have special needs and neurodevelopmental conditions. I also have a long standing experience in working with families overcome issues such an communication problems and helping the family adjust to medical or mental health diagnosis. I use an eclectic multicultural approach. I have used cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavior analysis techniques, family-based therapy, person-centered, motivational interviewing, mindfulness therapy, and trauma informed
I have successfully worked with all ages, from college aged students, as well as elementary to high school aged kids. I also have specialized experience in working with kids who have special needs and neurodevelopmental conditions. I also have a long standing experience in working with families overcome issues such an communication problems and helping the family adjust to medical or mental health diagnosis. I use an eclectic multicultural approach. I have used cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavior analysis techniques, family-based therapy, person-centered, motivational interviewing, mindfulness therapy, and trauma informed
(412) 285-1767 View (412) 285-1767
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Taylor Petro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15204
Starting your therapeutic journey can be both overwhelming and exciting. As an individual, it may be scary to open up, challenge yourself, and commit to change. As a parent, it can be hard to know when the right time is to begin therapy for your child. One thing I know to be true is that each and every person is unique, and is capable of growth, happiness and emotional wellness. I enjoy working with clients from late childhood through adulthood and love helping clients who are new to therapy understand the therapeutic process, create goals, and empower themselves to live their best life.
Starting your therapeutic journey can be both overwhelming and exciting. As an individual, it may be scary to open up, challenge yourself, and commit to change. As a parent, it can be hard to know when the right time is to begin therapy for your child. One thing I know to be true is that each and every person is unique, and is capable of growth, happiness and emotional wellness. I enjoy working with clients from late childhood through adulthood and love helping clients who are new to therapy understand the therapeutic process, create goals, and empower themselves to live their best life.
(412) 816-9434 View (412) 816-9434
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Susan Brookman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma can create a feeling within us that others won't accept us, see us or feel what we feel. It can leave us feeling scared, alone and judged. Life stressors can develop creating a mountain that seems too big to climb. Trauma can create a space where you don't have the words to describe what your are feeling and experiencing. You don't have to have the answers. Therapy is a journey of discovery and an experience of acceptance and safety. Healing occurs when we recognize where we have been and create new paths for our lives. I accompany people on their journey towards healing.
Trauma can create a feeling within us that others won't accept us, see us or feel what we feel. It can leave us feeling scared, alone and judged. Life stressors can develop creating a mountain that seems too big to climb. Trauma can create a space where you don't have the words to describe what your are feeling and experiencing. You don't have to have the answers. Therapy is a journey of discovery and an experience of acceptance and safety. Healing occurs when we recognize where we have been and create new paths for our lives. I accompany people on their journey towards healing.
(412) 899-1257 View (412) 899-1257
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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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Dr. Allan D. Pass
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, NBCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
I have been practicing in the mental health profession since 1973 using recognized best practices for the assessment & treatment of behavioral health issues. I have been accepted in state & federal courts as a clinical & forensic mental health expert in both criminal & civil court proceedings for both defense & prosecution. The focus of our practice is upon providing client focused behavioral health care services which are results driven to a wide range client base. I am a nationally & internationally recognized published author & provide training services on a frequent basis. NBSC employs a net work of mental health experts providing specialty mental health services to our clients.
I have been practicing in the mental health profession since 1973 using recognized best practices for the assessment & treatment of behavioral health issues. I have been accepted in state & federal courts as a clinical & forensic mental health expert in both criminal & civil court proceedings for both defense & prosecution. The focus of our practice is upon providing client focused behavioral health care services which are results driven to a wide range client base. I am a nationally & internationally recognized published author & provide training services on a frequent basis. NBSC employs a net work of mental health experts providing specialty mental health services to our clients.
(443) 296-5572 View (443) 296-5572
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Casey Swartz, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Is something keeping you from being the partner, parent, friend or family member you want to be? When you're feeling sad or nervous or if you're struggling with a troubling memory it can be hard to be the person you always imagined you'd be at this time in your life. I want to help you hold the weight you're carrying and figure out what it is that's holding you back.
Is something keeping you from being the partner, parent, friend or family member you want to be? When you're feeling sad or nervous or if you're struggling with a troubling memory it can be hard to be the person you always imagined you'd be at this time in your life. I want to help you hold the weight you're carrying and figure out what it is that's holding you back.
(412) 275-4338 View (412) 275-4338

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Psychodynamic Therapists

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.