Psychodynamic Therapists in Monroeville, PA

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Rose Marie Nehls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15140
I use a psychodynamic approach along with psychoeducational component to help you build healthy coping skills while you address and heal from the issues that bring you into therapy.
Are you depressed due to difficulties in your current relationship? Do you have a history of physical, sexual or verbal abuse? Do you find yourself isolating out of fear of being hurt again? If you are struggeling in these areas I have extensive training in women's and men's issues and can help with restoring your self esteem and the balance in your life. Some of the difficulties that you may be facing can also stem from the loss of someone important in your life. As a certified grief counselor I will provide guidance and encouragement during this difficult time.
I use a psychodynamic approach along with psychoeducational component to help you build healthy coping skills while you address and heal from the issues that bring you into therapy.
Are you depressed due to difficulties in your current relationship? Do you have a history of physical, sexual or verbal abuse? Do you find yourself isolating out of fear of being hurt again? If you are struggeling in these areas I have extensive training in women's and men's issues and can help with restoring your self esteem and the balance in your life. Some of the difficulties that you may be facing can also stem from the loss of someone important in your life. As a certified grief counselor I will provide guidance and encouragement during this difficult time.
(724) 964-7024 View (724) 964-7024
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Noel S Maurizi
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15140
I operate from a psychodynamic-interpersonal perspective and utilize relational-cultural and feminist frameworks to explore how our identities and experiences have been influenced by the environments and systems we exist in. My areas of interest include working with concerns related to identity development, late adolescence and emergent/early adulthood, interpersonal and relational concerns, women’s concerns, and family of origin trauma.
I operate from a psychodynamic-interpersonal perspective and utilize relational-cultural and feminist frameworks to explore how our identities and experiences have been influenced by the environments and systems we exist in. My areas of interest include working with concerns related to identity development, late adolescence and emergent/early adulthood, interpersonal and relational concerns, women’s concerns, and family of origin trauma.
(412) 293-0402 View (412) 293-0402
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Dynamic Growth Counseling LLC
Counselor, LMHC, LCAC, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15140  (Online Only)
I started working in private practice in 2011 under the supervision of a neuropsychologist. While in graduate school, I completed advanced studies at the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute for four years. After earning my master's degree in mental health counseling, I received advanced training and a post-master's in addiction counseling. In 2014, I trained in psychodynamic group psychotherapy and joined a youth residential facility for adolescent girls. Additionally, I led an intensive outpatient program for addiction treatment. From 2015 to 2022, I taught at Huntington University and Concordia University Irvine in graduate counseling.
I started working in private practice in 2011 under the supervision of a neuropsychologist. While in graduate school, I completed advanced studies at the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute for four years. After earning my master's degree in mental health counseling, I received advanced training and a post-master's in addiction counseling. In 2014, I trained in psychodynamic group psychotherapy and joined a youth residential facility for adolescent girls. Additionally, I led an intensive outpatient program for addiction treatment. From 2015 to 2022, I taught at Huntington University and Concordia University Irvine in graduate counseling.
(412) 912-1685 View (412) 912-1685
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Jennifer Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Life can be challenging and stressful. Deciding to seek therapy shows your courage and desire to work towards improving your overall health and well-being. I'm a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I specialize in providing support and guidance for those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and/or loss. My approach is to be both strength-based in helping you to recognize your own abilities and to positively challenge you to identify changes and coping skills necessary for you to be more successful in your life.
Life can be challenging and stressful. Deciding to seek therapy shows your courage and desire to work towards improving your overall health and well-being. I'm a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I specialize in providing support and guidance for those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and/or loss. My approach is to be both strength-based in helping you to recognize your own abilities and to positively challenge you to identify changes and coping skills necessary for you to be more successful in your life.
(724) 954-3723 View (724) 954-3723
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Alecia V. Denillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or weight? Is this your first time considering counseling? You have already made a courageous step towards healing and change. I provide a calm and compassionate space where you can know yourself on a deeper level. With this new awareness, you will be empowered to look at different ways to manage life's challenges. I will join you on the journey towards a more fulfilling life of choice and empowerment. I utilize techniques from a variety of clinical perspectives and tailor my approach to each individual
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or weight? Is this your first time considering counseling? You have already made a courageous step towards healing and change. I provide a calm and compassionate space where you can know yourself on a deeper level. With this new awareness, you will be empowered to look at different ways to manage life's challenges. I will join you on the journey towards a more fulfilling life of choice and empowerment. I utilize techniques from a variety of clinical perspectives and tailor my approach to each individual
(724) 717-2449 View (724) 717-2449
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Kirsten Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Do you lay awake at night with an overwhelmed mind? I help with easing the mind. I am able to help you through past trauma and current trauma. I am able to help those experience compassion fatigue and burn out from work to home. I am passionate to help with relationship issues and use compassion and empathy. I am passionate about working with CBT to alleviate anxiety and overthinking. Together we can work on you being the best version of you!
Do you lay awake at night with an overwhelmed mind? I help with easing the mind. I am able to help you through past trauma and current trauma. I am able to help those experience compassion fatigue and burn out from work to home. I am passionate to help with relationship issues and use compassion and empathy. I am passionate about working with CBT to alleviate anxiety and overthinking. Together we can work on you being the best version of you!
(484) 209-1683 View (484) 209-1683
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The Beverly Centre
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
(412) 532-4617 View (412) 532-4617
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Corrine Fallon
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking therapeutic treatment and psychological evaluations. The goal of treatment is to assist the individual in actualizing their potential through a strengths-based approach to cognitive behavioral techniques. It's important that each person understands their worth and utilizes the tools learned in therapy in their daily lives. In addition to individual therapy, I am also able to offer diagnostic evaluations and psychological testing as a means to understand complex issues and formulate the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking therapeutic treatment and psychological evaluations. The goal of treatment is to assist the individual in actualizing their potential through a strengths-based approach to cognitive behavioral techniques. It's important that each person understands their worth and utilizes the tools learned in therapy in their daily lives. In addition to individual therapy, I am also able to offer diagnostic evaluations and psychological testing as a means to understand complex issues and formulate the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.
(412) 991-1731 View (412) 991-1731
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Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC is a Black owned, women-led private mental health practice. The owners have 36 years combined community mental health and support services experience. Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC is a premier culturally humble, client-focused, evidenced-informed, and data-driven private practice that provides affordable counseling, holistic care and supportive services to remove barriers to accessing health and wellness care.
Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC is a Black owned, women-led private mental health practice. The owners have 36 years combined community mental health and support services experience. Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC is a premier culturally humble, client-focused, evidenced-informed, and data-driven private practice that provides affordable counseling, holistic care and supportive services to remove barriers to accessing health and wellness care.
(412) 214-7120 View (412) 214-7120
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New Directions Mental Health Monroeville
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
New Directions Mental Health is an outpatient mental health care provider dedicated to serving Pennsylvania and the local Monroeville area. At our Monroeville clinic we provide a broad array of services including psychotherapy, child & adolescent therapy, group therapy, child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, medication management, and TMS therapy. TMS therapy, also known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is an effective, non-invasive, low-risk treatment that has shown success in treating major depressive disorder and other forms of treatment resistant depression.
New Directions Mental Health is an outpatient mental health care provider dedicated to serving Pennsylvania and the local Monroeville area. At our Monroeville clinic we provide a broad array of services including psychotherapy, child & adolescent therapy, group therapy, child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, medication management, and TMS therapy. TMS therapy, also known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is an effective, non-invasive, low-risk treatment that has shown success in treating major depressive disorder and other forms of treatment resistant depression.
(412) 754-4742 View (412) 754-4742
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Dr. Lauren Manning
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Has your life become so overwhelming that your mind no longer feels like a comfortable, safe place? Maybe you recognize yourself struggling to work through painful memories or feel trapped by past hurt? Imagine what it would feel like to be able to more fully engage with those you love. As a licensed psychologist, I help people overcome difficult barriers in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental way. I listen closely to understand your unique context so that we can collaboratively identify a plan to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
Has your life become so overwhelming that your mind no longer feels like a comfortable, safe place? Maybe you recognize yourself struggling to work through painful memories or feel trapped by past hurt? Imagine what it would feel like to be able to more fully engage with those you love. As a licensed psychologist, I help people overcome difficult barriers in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental way. I listen closely to understand your unique context so that we can collaboratively identify a plan to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
(412) 376-4865 View (412) 376-4865
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(412) 424-6740 x1 View (412) 424-6740 x1
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Margaret Christopher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience of working with families and individuals of all ages, I find that the most effective approach is one that is strengths-based with a strong emphasis on helping clients solve the problems that bring them to me for therapy and also on helping them develop powerful resiliency characteristics that allow for future problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal-attainment, wellness, and life satisfaction. My ideal client is one who likes to learn. Trauma survivors, in particular, do well with this approach.
As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience of working with families and individuals of all ages, I find that the most effective approach is one that is strengths-based with a strong emphasis on helping clients solve the problems that bring them to me for therapy and also on helping them develop powerful resiliency characteristics that allow for future problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal-attainment, wellness, and life satisfaction. My ideal client is one who likes to learn. Trauma survivors, in particular, do well with this approach.
(724) 227-0660 View (724) 227-0660
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Loraine Giuella Peconi-Bauman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Struggling with your self esteem? Feeling like you are never good enough? Focusing on what others need and want than what you need and want? Experiencing anxiety and overthinking? Feeling body tension? Having a hard time saying no? Being highly critical of yourself and having a need to be perfect? Finding that relationships are very hard and never turn out the way you want them to? All of these things have a root cause and point to our unfinished business. I can help you see and understand the root cause and see your self from a different place. Direct Inquires Only No Third Parties Please.
Struggling with your self esteem? Feeling like you are never good enough? Focusing on what others need and want than what you need and want? Experiencing anxiety and overthinking? Feeling body tension? Having a hard time saying no? Being highly critical of yourself and having a need to be perfect? Finding that relationships are very hard and never turn out the way you want them to? All of these things have a root cause and point to our unfinished business. I can help you see and understand the root cause and see your self from a different place. Direct Inquires Only No Third Parties Please.
(814) 801-3471 View (814) 801-3471
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Kim Weiner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist at Allegheny Mental Health Associates (AMHA), PC. with over 30 yrs of experience working with adults (18+) who encounter anxiety, depression, or relationship problems. I can help if you feel stressed and find it hard to be the person you want to be. I consider myself an integrative therapist and use a variety of therapeutic skills and techniques to best individualize treatment. My focus is to help you to discover, or recover, your sense of purpose and vitality, to enable you to re-connect with what matters most to you and teach you ways to relate to your life experiences with skill, insight and wisdom.
I am a licensed psychologist at Allegheny Mental Health Associates (AMHA), PC. with over 30 yrs of experience working with adults (18+) who encounter anxiety, depression, or relationship problems. I can help if you feel stressed and find it hard to be the person you want to be. I consider myself an integrative therapist and use a variety of therapeutic skills and techniques to best individualize treatment. My focus is to help you to discover, or recover, your sense of purpose and vitality, to enable you to re-connect with what matters most to you and teach you ways to relate to your life experiences with skill, insight and wisdom.
(412) 899-2510 View (412) 899-2510
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Jesse A. Virago
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Waitlist for new clients
The second half of life can be much better than the first. In fact, midlife is an ideal time for healing, growth, and change. So if your ship launched on choppy waters or rocky shoals and you're still navigating rough seas, a midlife course correction could help. What's required? Openness to new experiences, willingness to engage, capacity to commit, and a therapist who knows what's possible and how to achieve it. Set sail with a seasoned mariner to navigate the midlife passage with the art of healing, the science of change, and the "hard work miracle" of growth.
The second half of life can be much better than the first. In fact, midlife is an ideal time for healing, growth, and change. So if your ship launched on choppy waters or rocky shoals and you're still navigating rough seas, a midlife course correction could help. What's required? Openness to new experiences, willingness to engage, capacity to commit, and a therapist who knows what's possible and how to achieve it. Set sail with a seasoned mariner to navigate the midlife passage with the art of healing, the science of change, and the "hard work miracle" of growth.
(412) 385-3597 View (412) 385-3597
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Joan McCullough-Crissman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
I believe, the single most important element of counseling is the relationship between the therapist and client. The first step is for us to work together to balance both a professional and heartfelt relationship. You'll find the office welcoming, comfortable, discreet atmosphere; where you can feel safe to discuss your needs. I serve a variety of client populations, including, youth, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients. Couples, Family, Individual and Group Therapy are a focus. Specializations: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Anger, Parenting and Loss. Referrals for medication management can also be facilitated through my office, if desired..
I believe, the single most important element of counseling is the relationship between the therapist and client. The first step is for us to work together to balance both a professional and heartfelt relationship. You'll find the office welcoming, comfortable, discreet atmosphere; where you can feel safe to discuss your needs. I serve a variety of client populations, including, youth, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients. Couples, Family, Individual and Group Therapy are a focus. Specializations: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Anger, Parenting and Loss. Referrals for medication management can also be facilitated through my office, if desired..
(724) 871-3218 View (724) 871-3218
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
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) 384-6054 View (724) 384-6054
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Roberts Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Living with emotional pain and stress can disrupt your relationships with others, interfere with productivity, and worsen your overall health. Through therapy, you can achieve insight into your problems, reach your goals, and obtain greater life satisfaction. We are especially interested in helping others navigate relational difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and concerns with work or college. Our approach incorporates building positive coping strategies, strengthening relationships, increasing support, and providing accountability. We will encourage you to be an active participant in your treatment.
Living with emotional pain and stress can disrupt your relationships with others, interfere with productivity, and worsen your overall health. Through therapy, you can achieve insight into your problems, reach your goals, and obtain greater life satisfaction. We are especially interested in helping others navigate relational difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and concerns with work or college. Our approach incorporates building positive coping strategies, strengthening relationships, increasing support, and providing accountability. We will encourage you to be an active participant in your treatment.
(412) 455-7225 View (412) 455-7225
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Jennifer Ann Barker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Although we cannot change our past, we can acknowledge its impact and change how we view it and ourselves. While working with clients, I encourage expression to gain self-awareness and to reshape narratives. Expression is essential in everyday life, especially when working through difficult times, such as grief and trauma. I practice therapy with a person-centered, trauma-informed, strength based approach to meet clients where they are and to help them make changes to start the healing process. As an Art Therapist, I have the ability to bring artmaking into the therapy session and to help facilitate the healing process.
Although we cannot change our past, we can acknowledge its impact and change how we view it and ourselves. While working with clients, I encourage expression to gain self-awareness and to reshape narratives. Expression is essential in everyday life, especially when working through difficult times, such as grief and trauma. I practice therapy with a person-centered, trauma-informed, strength based approach to meet clients where they are and to help them make changes to start the healing process. As an Art Therapist, I have the ability to bring artmaking into the therapy session and to help facilitate the healing process.
(878) 216-0445 View (878) 216-0445
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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.