Psychodynamic Therapists in Mount Lebanon, PA

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James M Hepburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
I am trained in many treatment modalities including existential, psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies.
I offer psychotherapy for individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed or distressed by events in life. My specializations include working with couples, victims of abuse, family conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, worry and grief. My goal is to help you uncover your potential and to provide the support you need to lead a life that is worth celebrating. If you would like to let go of long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life, then contact me at 412-334-6585 to schedule a confidential consultation.
I am trained in many treatment modalities including existential, psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies.
I offer psychotherapy for individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed or distressed by events in life. My specializations include working with couples, victims of abuse, family conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, worry and grief. My goal is to help you uncover your potential and to provide the support you need to lead a life that is worth celebrating. If you would like to let go of long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life, then contact me at 412-334-6585 to schedule a confidential consultation.
(412) 229-7974 View (412) 229-7974
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Kevin B. Kumpf
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
I have learned through my work with clients that sometimes being willing to take a risk can yield positive results. Finding the willingness to participate in therapy can often feel like taking a risk; however, I am here to provide you with the necessary support you may feel you need as you look to make a positive change in your life. I am confident we can work together to develop a constructive relationship for the purpose of helping you to define and accomplish the goals that you believe are important.
I have learned through my work with clients that sometimes being willing to take a risk can yield positive results. Finding the willingness to participate in therapy can often feel like taking a risk; however, I am here to provide you with the necessary support you may feel you need as you look to make a positive change in your life. I am confident we can work together to develop a constructive relationship for the purpose of helping you to define and accomplish the goals that you believe are important.
(412) 847-5209 View (412) 847-5209
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Alanna Laipple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Hello, my name is Alanna Laipple and I have been working in the mental health field since 2013. My passion to help others as well as my curiosity of the mind began at a very young age, ultimately leading me to pursue a career as a therapist. My goal in therapy is to bring healing to my clients by developing helpful tools and strategies, implementing positive changes, and providing genuine, nonjudgmental support along the journey.
Hello, my name is Alanna Laipple and I have been working in the mental health field since 2013. My passion to help others as well as my curiosity of the mind began at a very young age, ultimately leading me to pursue a career as a therapist. My goal in therapy is to bring healing to my clients by developing helpful tools and strategies, implementing positive changes, and providing genuine, nonjudgmental support along the journey.
(412) 534-3288 View (412) 534-3288
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Lauren Filip
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Hi! I’m Lauren, a foodie, wife, mother of two, baker, reality television watcher and Mental Health Therapist. Seeking therapy is not a sign of weakness. It is a courageous decision to invest in your mental health and emotional well being. I believe strongly in the power of the therapeutic alliance. With a collaborative effort, in a safe and supportive space, we will explore the area(s) of your life that may be causing unhappiness, pain, discomfort or distress. I am committed to being present with you and guiding you towards creating positive changes in your life, supporting you in your journey of personal growth.
Hi! I’m Lauren, a foodie, wife, mother of two, baker, reality television watcher and Mental Health Therapist. Seeking therapy is not a sign of weakness. It is a courageous decision to invest in your mental health and emotional well being. I believe strongly in the power of the therapeutic alliance. With a collaborative effort, in a safe and supportive space, we will explore the area(s) of your life that may be causing unhappiness, pain, discomfort or distress. I am committed to being present with you and guiding you towards creating positive changes in your life, supporting you in your journey of personal growth.
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Gina Niewodowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228  (Online Only)
We all have inner strength. Rollo May, a well known psychologist wrote, "Finding the center of strength within ourselves, is in the long run, the best contribution we can make to our fellow man". As a professional counselor, I want to help you find and use your strengths so you can live a healthy and purpose filled life.
We all have inner strength. Rollo May, a well known psychologist wrote, "Finding the center of strength within ourselves, is in the long run, the best contribution we can make to our fellow man". As a professional counselor, I want to help you find and use your strengths so you can live a healthy and purpose filled life.
(412) 727-8266 View (412) 727-8266
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Kimberlee Ann Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCPT-II
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Sometimes life beats us down, and sometimes we can’t leave our past behind. As we travel though the changes and challenges in our journey on this earth it may be hard to ask for help. Your strengths can be uncovered when you are able to reach out to someone who can understand, and has the experience to guide you along that road. A Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Geneva College, a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University Pittsburgh, holding a Pennsylvania State Board License as a Clinical Social Worker, and my certification in Trauma From Evergreen can help.
Sometimes life beats us down, and sometimes we can’t leave our past behind. As we travel though the changes and challenges in our journey on this earth it may be hard to ask for help. Your strengths can be uncovered when you are able to reach out to someone who can understand, and has the experience to guide you along that road. A Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Geneva College, a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University Pittsburgh, holding a Pennsylvania State Board License as a Clinical Social Worker, and my certification in Trauma From Evergreen can help.
(412) 910-2224 View (412) 910-2224
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Christina Pettinato
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Are you feeling anxious, alone, or depressed? Maybe you're feeling stuck in life? I'm here to help. Through meaningful conversation, you and I will navigate your issues and struggles with proven problem-solving techniques, coping skills, and self-reflection. My goal is to help you map out opportunities for growth, awareness, trust, and mindfulness in your life and your relationships. I provide professional counseling services with an approach that is conversational, non-judgmental and supportive. Some of my specialties include; anxiety, autism spectrum, depression, grief, guilt, life transitions, relationships, trauma, and trust.
Are you feeling anxious, alone, or depressed? Maybe you're feeling stuck in life? I'm here to help. Through meaningful conversation, you and I will navigate your issues and struggles with proven problem-solving techniques, coping skills, and self-reflection. My goal is to help you map out opportunities for growth, awareness, trust, and mindfulness in your life and your relationships. I provide professional counseling services with an approach that is conversational, non-judgmental and supportive. Some of my specialties include; anxiety, autism spectrum, depression, grief, guilt, life transitions, relationships, trauma, and trust.
(412) 567-0751 View (412) 567-0751
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Nancy A Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, I
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years, so I have dealt with all kinds of problems and issues that people come in, seeking help with. My approach is eclectic and personalized and is based upon the issues you bring, your life situation, and your goals for therapy. I accept most major insurances but if you do not have insurance, or an insurance plan I do not participate in, I have a sliding fee scale and we can make something work for you.
I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years, so I have dealt with all kinds of problems and issues that people come in, seeking help with. My approach is eclectic and personalized and is based upon the issues you bring, your life situation, and your goals for therapy. I accept most major insurances but if you do not have insurance, or an insurance plan I do not participate in, I have a sliding fee scale and we can make something work for you.
(412) 203-4846 View (412) 203-4846
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Renee' Kinavey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including being a school counselor and working in private practice, my heartfelt goal is to help others. We all struggle at times throughout life, and need some guidance. I offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe place for people to explore life issues, and strive to teach people various life skills. My passion is to help others reignite the lights within them that have dimmed for whatever reasons. I specialize in mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as grief, life changes, and trauma.
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including being a school counselor and working in private practice, my heartfelt goal is to help others. We all struggle at times throughout life, and need some guidance. I offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe place for people to explore life issues, and strive to teach people various life skills. My passion is to help others reignite the lights within them that have dimmed for whatever reasons. I specialize in mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as grief, life changes, and trauma.
(412) 501-4148 View (412) 501-4148
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Margaret Ann Deverin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228  (Online Only)
Witnessing positive change in my clients has provided not only professional joy, but unflagging belief in the benefit of psychotherapy as a catalyst for personal growth. Investment in self can bring great personal and professional rewards. I am ready to work with clients who are seeking to identify key areas, issues or goals in their lives that will support recovery, relief and new insights into life's many confounding challenges. Optimizing my clients' potential is my primary focus.
Witnessing positive change in my clients has provided not only professional joy, but unflagging belief in the benefit of psychotherapy as a catalyst for personal growth. Investment in self can bring great personal and professional rewards. I am ready to work with clients who are seeking to identify key areas, issues or goals in their lives that will support recovery, relief and new insights into life's many confounding challenges. Optimizing my clients' potential is my primary focus.
(412) 307-3671 View (412) 307-3671
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Tali Vodovis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Female, 20-40 years old, issues including stress, anxiety, depression (mood), and family (i.e. nuclear or family-of-origin) challenges. Interested in learning how to manage their symptoms, explore the origins and/or root cause of current stressors, and learn how to cope and resolve conflict/problem solve. To help improve their life satisfaction and overall quality of life
Female, 20-40 years old, issues including stress, anxiety, depression (mood), and family (i.e. nuclear or family-of-origin) challenges. Interested in learning how to manage their symptoms, explore the origins and/or root cause of current stressors, and learn how to cope and resolve conflict/problem solve. To help improve their life satisfaction and overall quality of life
(724) 862-4435 View (724) 862-4435
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Chloe Brokaw Heimbuch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile page. Please feel free to email, text or call me to get acquainted and see if we are a good fit.
Welcome to my profile page. Please feel free to email, text or call me to get acquainted and see if we are a good fit.
(412) 301-9721 View (412) 301-9721
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Cynthia Rumery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
As a counselor, I have always been aware of the courage and openness a client needs to be able to seek support and engage in counseling services. I also understand how difficult it is to make therapeutic changes in one's life. I am humbled to be privileged to learn about a client's intimate struggles, and I take the depth of that relationship of respect, privacy, boundaries, and expectations very seriously. My ideal client is anyone open to counseling, receiving feedback, and willing to work together on developing action steps towards change and personal growth.
As a counselor, I have always been aware of the courage and openness a client needs to be able to seek support and engage in counseling services. I also understand how difficult it is to make therapeutic changes in one's life. I am humbled to be privileged to learn about a client's intimate struggles, and I take the depth of that relationship of respect, privacy, boundaries, and expectations very seriously. My ideal client is anyone open to counseling, receiving feedback, and willing to work together on developing action steps towards change and personal growth.
(724) 885-2906 View (724) 885-2906
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Hannah Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
(724) 414-3382 View (724) 414-3382
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Christian Counseling Associates of West Virginia
Counselor
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
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 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 for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(304) 449-8592 View (304) 449-8592
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
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 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 www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 558-8028 View (724) 558-8028
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David Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228  (Online Only)
Having issues with love, sex, or intimacy? We should talk. Whether you're currently alone or in a relationship, love, sex, and intimacy are central and powerful sources of joy and satisfaction in our lives-so when it's not working, the pain and frustration can be just as powerful. If every conversation turns into an argument, we should talk. If you want to feel connected again, and reignite feelings that have somehow gotten lost over time, we should talk. If you have concerns about your sexual interests, behavior, or relationships, we should talk. Call us. We can help. :)
Having issues with love, sex, or intimacy? We should talk. Whether you're currently alone or in a relationship, love, sex, and intimacy are central and powerful sources of joy and satisfaction in our lives-so when it's not working, the pain and frustration can be just as powerful. If every conversation turns into an argument, we should talk. If you want to feel connected again, and reignite feelings that have somehow gotten lost over time, we should talk. If you have concerns about your sexual interests, behavior, or relationships, we should talk. Call us. We can help. :)
(412) 207-3280 View (412) 207-3280
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
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 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 for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(814) 212-5350 View (814) 212-5350
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The Children's Home & Lemieux Family Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Are you looking for support as a couple or during a period of grief? Or, in the areas of adoption, infertility, assisted reproductive technology, donor conception, pregnancy loss or pregnancy decision making? You may feel alone, but you are not. We’re here to help. The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh provides specialized counseling services to individuals, families, couples, and children. We work with all individuals and family types, without discrimination.
Are you looking for support as a couple or during a period of grief? Or, in the areas of adoption, infertility, assisted reproductive technology, donor conception, pregnancy loss or pregnancy decision making? You may feel alone, but you are not. We’re here to help. The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh provides specialized counseling services to individuals, families, couples, and children. We work with all individuals and family types, without discrimination.
(412) 307-8865 View (412) 307-8865
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Heather Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Not accepting new clients
I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, focusing on the important ways your past experience impacts your current emotions and behaviors.
As a therapist, I strive to collaborate with my clients to create an environment that offers the support and safety necessary to explore life’s complexity. It is my belief that in order to meaningfully move through the our challenges, we first must understand ourselves and how we got here. I work with individuals and couples dealing with a wide variety a challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, identity issues, difficult transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm and substance abuse.
I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, focusing on the important ways your past experience impacts your current emotions and behaviors.
As a therapist, I strive to collaborate with my clients to create an environment that offers the support and safety necessary to explore life’s complexity. It is my belief that in order to meaningfully move through the our challenges, we first must understand ourselves and how we got here. I work with individuals and couples dealing with a wide variety a challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, identity issues, difficult transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm and substance abuse.
(724) 862-4542 View (724) 862-4542

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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.