I treat adult clients with a range of concerns, including life adjustments, mood disorders, trauma history, anxiety, personality disorders, stress, dual diagnosis (MH/D&A), dual diagnosis (MH/ID), as well as individuals who wish to maximize their full potential. The nature of the therapeutic relationship is the bedrock from which trust develops and is the key to improve upon all other relationships, including with one's self. I assist individuals to discover and build upon inner strengths, skills, and abilities to better adapt to the challenges that a fulfilling life presents.
We all encounter events in our lives that challenge the flexibility of our cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses --- but because we typically utilize the "equipment for living" we gained early on, we are not guaranteed success at coping well with new events. Our minds evolve along with our lives, however, if we broaden & deepen our thinking styles and skills. This cognitive process requires the use of all our faculties --- and often the assistance of a trained, experienced therapist.
My approach in therapy is to work as a team with you to make the discomfort you are going through become more manageable. I won’t tell you that the uncomfortable feelings will disappear, but I can help you navigate them and feel more in control of your response to the struggles of life. I am very solutions focused. In order to feel different, we have to try something different. I offer psychoeducation, suggest different coping skills and will point out the patterns of behavior/choices in your life and how they are impacting you.
I offer services to those looking to explore personal growth, change and support. I understand that certain stressors can become attached to our daily life responsibilities or interests and I want to help you find ways to overcome the obstacles you feel are present in your life. It takes great courage to be open to the process of therapy and I am willing to listen to your needs and create a plan with you. My therapeutic approach is one that allows you to organize your thoughts and develop insightful ways to cope with life adjustments.
I offer effective help for life's problems in a pleasant and discreet private practice setting. Communication and conflict resolution training for couples is a special area of concentration. I provide psychotherapy for people with angry, fearful, depressed and anxious moods; obsessive thoughts; impulsive behavior, adult or child attention deficits; posttraumatic stress and other common problems. Adults, adolescents and children are seen individually, in couples or in family sessions during convenient evening and weekend hours by appointment. I help couples to improve their ability to communicate with each other and reduce conflicts.
Through trust, honesty and confidentiality, my goal is to empower individuals with tools to use their inner strength to overcome those stumbling blocks within. I aim to develop self sufficiency, sustainability, and resiliency to allow individuals to meet the challenges of life well after engaging with this agency.
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.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, SAP
My name is Jessi Mayfield and I am a licensed professional counselor with 12 years of experience in the mental health and drug and alcohol field. My approach to therapy is one that is strength based, holistic and down to earth. I will guide clients to draw from experiences as they discover and explore their goals for personal change and growth.
I respect the courage and strength it takes to seek out help during those times when life becomes too much to deal with on your own. People seek therapy for many different reasons. Whatever the reason, it should be a life enhancing experience. I have assisted many individuals and couples in addressing a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem issues, communication skills, and grief and loss. I strive to create a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment where clients can process their thoughts, worries, and feelings.
Because I believe initiating therapy is a courageous and admirable movement toward improving a person's life and relationships, I strive to provide an atmosphere of respect, security, acceptance-- and above all... hope! I am committed to creating an experience in which clients feel empowered through coaching, modeling, and multi-media education that makes learning new concepts understandable and easily incorporated into everyday life. (Please scroll down to view accepted insurance plans.)
We have worked with people from a variety of ages, with issues ranging from psychosis to self-esteem problems. Combined as well as individually, we have experience working with children, adults and adolescents from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds. We also have experience working with many families and couples, including blended, step, and single-parent households, as well as same-sex couples, early relationship couples, and those married for 50 years. We believe that we all have something to gain from therapy, and it's our passion to help people grow and find more clarity and meaning in life.
As a counselor I have 20+ years of experience working with adults and children. I treat my clients in a compassionate and professional manner and my approach is usually eclectic as I choose them according to the needs of my client. Techniques used by me are CBT, REBT, ACT, Motivational, Gestalt approach, meditation, relaxation and guided imagery. My expertise is in mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorders, and on anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic disorder, and phobias. Anger management in relationships and marriage and relationship therapy are also my interest areas as well as resolution of trauma issues, whether acute or chronic. I have and continue to treat dually diagnosed substance abuse clients.
You are a woman who has been devastated by pregnancy loss, infertility, or postpartum blues following the birth of your baby. You desperately want to find someone to talk to about how alone and sad you feel. You feel heartbroken, ashamed, and angry lately. Your world has stopped while everyone else seems to be living their best life. You find yourself having the same fights with your partner over and over again. Society glamorizes pregnancy and motherhood which can make you feel even more alone and misunderstood. If you see one more pregnancy announcement or social media post about the happiness of motherhood, you might lose it!
Currently, accepting new clients. When you feel tossed around by the storm of life's journey, and you feel almost overwhelmed and discouraged. When you are faced with many challenges in life and feel isolated and when you feel you need counseling or just need support, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my practice along with Client-Centered approach to accompany you in your journey one step at a time. I also utilize a module that inculcates holistic collaborative treatment approach where individuals and families can freely explore the power of spirituality, individual's uniqueness, strengths, and pace.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
When life feels overwhelming, your day to day stressors add up, or past experiences cause you difficulties, choosing to seek therapy can be a pivotal step towards feeling like yourself again. I work collaboratively with clients to help them chart a path forward that feels healthy and acknowledges the impact of all of life’s experiences. Therapy is an opportunity to explore old patterns, create new ones, and to find your voice. Together, we will create a space where you feel safe enough to put down your walls and explore what is working in your life, what is not, and how to get you to where you want to be.
You've taken the first step in overcoming challenges you face. Now, it comes to finding the therapist that is the right match, who can provide you with a compassionate place so you can explore and find the answers you are looking for. We are committed in helping you deal with challenges you face with a collaborative approach. Our goal is to find the most effective way to help you recognize and utilize your internal strengths, ultimately giving you the ability to control and improve your life.
We treat a number of mental health concerns, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. We focus on helping individuals to identify their individual strengths. We will create a tailored treatment plan to best meet your needs and goals. With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field we promise to assist you in your healing. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Hello! My name is Christopher Stough, LCSW. Are you looking for a therapist for your child, family, or individually as an adult, who has a lot of energy and a desire to help all people in reaching their fullest potential? If so, I am the child/family/individual therapist for you! Currently, I have worked as a social worker/mental health therapist specializing in child and family therapy for 18 years. Last year, I joined White Oak Counseling Group in White Oak, PA and am looking forward to being of service for anyone seeking support, guidance, and a desire for reaching contentment in their lives.
People come to see me to restore balance in their lives. Often, they have reached a place where something needs to change. Maybe you are dealing with issues of motivation, worry, fear, or a general sense of irritability. Perhaps your relationships with loved ones are strained, or you are dealing with challenging life transitions. This is a turning point, of seeking support as you search for clarity and understanding. We can work collaboratively to evaluate the successful aspects of your life and roadblocks to fulfillment.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in McKeesport are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in McKeesport then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in McKeesport, or Child Psychologists in McKeesport.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like McKeesport psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in McKeesport specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.