Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Photo of undefined - JFCS Counseling, PsyD, LPC, LCSW, Psychologist
JFCS Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
At JFCS counseling, we believe that challenges in life provide tremendous opportunity for growth. We want to help you move beyond your difficulties and make positive changes in your life. Our team of social workers, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists are experienced and compassionate, with areas of specialization ranging from play therapy and blended families to marital discord, anxiety and depression.
At JFCS counseling, we believe that challenges in life provide tremendous opportunity for growth. We want to help you move beyond your difficulties and make positive changes in your life. Our team of social workers, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists are experienced and compassionate, with areas of specialization ranging from play therapy and blended families to marital discord, anxiety and depression.
(412) 528-1372 View (412) 528-1372
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Brittany Echtler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I enjoy working with various populations including, but not limited to, those struggling with day-to-day stressors, depressive/anxiety related symptoms, interpersonal stressors and trauma. Clients can vary from adolescents to adults in various settings including both individual and family sessions.
I enjoy working with various populations including, but not limited to, those struggling with day-to-day stressors, depressive/anxiety related symptoms, interpersonal stressors and trauma. Clients can vary from adolescents to adults in various settings including both individual and family sessions.
(412) 214-8765 View (412) 214-8765
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Rachael Manfredo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Seeking out help can be an overwhelming, difficult process. Having the strength to do so is an admirable step. I believe that the therapeutic journey should be one of a collaborative effort. I’m devoted to creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment where we work together towards your goals and finding some peace in your everyday life.
Seeking out help can be an overwhelming, difficult process. Having the strength to do so is an admirable step. I believe that the therapeutic journey should be one of a collaborative effort. I’m devoted to creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment where we work together towards your goals and finding some peace in your everyday life.
(412) 547-5788 View (412) 547-5788
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Carli C. King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15235  (Online Only)
Hey, I’m Carli, a licensed therapist who specializes in helping people improve their relationships and mental health. If you're feeling stuck in cycles of conflict or uncertainty, I can help you find meaningful connections with yourself and others.
Hey, I’m Carli, a licensed therapist who specializes in helping people improve their relationships and mental health. If you're feeling stuck in cycles of conflict or uncertainty, I can help you find meaningful connections with yourself and others.
(878) 302-0103 View (878) 302-0103
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Debbie Wilkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MDiv, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Feeling sad, anxious, worried, more than just a couple of weeks? Experiencing racing thoughts, low energy, lack of enjoyment in life? Caught up in troubled relationships or wondering "what is the point of it all?" If you are feeling discouraged, irritable, overwhelmed, or need the opportunity to sort things out, therapeutic counseling may help. Nurture yourself by investing dedicated time to discover who you are, and how you want to be in the world.
Feeling sad, anxious, worried, more than just a couple of weeks? Experiencing racing thoughts, low energy, lack of enjoyment in life? Caught up in troubled relationships or wondering "what is the point of it all?" If you are feeling discouraged, irritable, overwhelmed, or need the opportunity to sort things out, therapeutic counseling may help. Nurture yourself by investing dedicated time to discover who you are, and how you want to be in the world.
(412) 453-5474 View (412) 453-5474
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Alex Buffone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
If you are experiencing stress with everyday life, struggling with identity development, interested in parenting support, or simply need someone to be a sounding board, I would be a great fit. I strive to create a warm, relaxed, environment where clients can share whatever is on their minds, and we can address each concern one by one. Initially I will get to know you and what brings you to therapy. We will then begin exploring any issues that are interfering with your daily life. It is my hope that through our counseling sessions, you will feel safe to grow, develop new skills, and be a more authentic you.
If you are experiencing stress with everyday life, struggling with identity development, interested in parenting support, or simply need someone to be a sounding board, I would be a great fit. I strive to create a warm, relaxed, environment where clients can share whatever is on their minds, and we can address each concern one by one. Initially I will get to know you and what brings you to therapy. We will then begin exploring any issues that are interfering with your daily life. It is my hope that through our counseling sessions, you will feel safe to grow, develop new skills, and be a more authentic you.
(412) 444-7588 View (412) 444-7588
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Camden Bianco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I know it can feel scary going to see a therapist. I realize that each client I see is coming to see me because something has been hard. I believe and have seen that out of great struggle there can be deep healing. It is a joy and honor for me to go with my clients down this road of healing. I hope to be a safe place for you to explore your story with support and compassion.
I know it can feel scary going to see a therapist. I realize that each client I see is coming to see me because something has been hard. I believe and have seen that out of great struggle there can be deep healing. It is a joy and honor for me to go with my clients down this road of healing. I hope to be a safe place for you to explore your story with support and compassion.
(412) 413-9117 View (412) 413-9117
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Chris Rostek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Chris Rostek has specialized in outpatient mental health treatment since 1995. She has worked in adolescent inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings since 1992. She offers both individual and family therapy when needed. Her treatment approach incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy with supportive therapy using relaxation, stress management, improved communication skills, conflict resolution and identification of feelings. She treats depression, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders.
Chris Rostek has specialized in outpatient mental health treatment since 1995. She has worked in adolescent inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings since 1992. She offers both individual and family therapy when needed. Her treatment approach incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy with supportive therapy using relaxation, stress management, improved communication skills, conflict resolution and identification of feelings. She treats depression, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders.
(412) 844-4803 View (412) 844-4803
Photo of Leah Roberts, LPC, MS, NCC, Counselor
Leah Roberts
Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, self-worth issues, eating and body image issues, relationship challenges, or a life change or transition - I welcome you. It is my utmost priority to provide a non-judgemental space that is filled with compassion, hope, creativity, and safety. I am committed to meeting you where they are and seeing you as a whole person - taking your strengths, values, and goals into account. I love helping teens and adults get in touch with what brings meaning to their life, grow confident in who they are, overcome challenges, and live in alignment with their passions and values.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, self-worth issues, eating and body image issues, relationship challenges, or a life change or transition - I welcome you. It is my utmost priority to provide a non-judgemental space that is filled with compassion, hope, creativity, and safety. I am committed to meeting you where they are and seeing you as a whole person - taking your strengths, values, and goals into account. I love helping teens and adults get in touch with what brings meaning to their life, grow confident in who they are, overcome challenges, and live in alignment with their passions and values.
(412) 207-3782 View (412) 207-3782
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Nikki Kazarick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Throughout my personal and professional journey, I have realized there are more ways to support individuals in our current climate. I am looking to integrate a more balanced, somatic approach to guide people in coping and healing from their experiences. I use a lens to see a person that is not only a "diagnosis" or presentation of symptoms, but someone who is wanting to cope from surviving their hardships.
Throughout my personal and professional journey, I have realized there are more ways to support individuals in our current climate. I am looking to integrate a more balanced, somatic approach to guide people in coping and healing from their experiences. I use a lens to see a person that is not only a "diagnosis" or presentation of symptoms, but someone who is wanting to cope from surviving their hardships.
(412) 991-2521 View (412) 991-2521
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Aurora Health Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients of all ages with Immediate Openings with No Wait Lists! Aurora Health Services is a wellness organization serving All of Pennsylvania and Florida, providing client-specific counseling services. Aurora also offers additional specialized programs to support the unique needs of one's evolving day-to-day life. We have 16 therapists specializing in a broad spectrum of modalities.
Now Accepting New Clients of all ages with Immediate Openings with No Wait Lists! Aurora Health Services is a wellness organization serving All of Pennsylvania and Florida, providing client-specific counseling services. Aurora also offers additional specialized programs to support the unique needs of one's evolving day-to-day life. We have 16 therapists specializing in a broad spectrum of modalities.
(724) 585-8456 View (724) 585-8456
Photo of undefined - Matthew Markon, LCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Matthew Markon, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Together, we can work toward a better understanding of current difficulties in order to help resolve challenges in your life. Many of my clients are professionals, graduate students, or academics who are looking to understand the ways that they might be inhibiting themselves, in order to achieve their goals and lead more satisfying lives.
Together, we can work toward a better understanding of current difficulties in order to help resolve challenges in your life. Many of my clients are professionals, graduate students, or academics who are looking to understand the ways that they might be inhibiting themselves, in order to achieve their goals and lead more satisfying lives.
(412) 573-4135 View (412) 573-4135
Photo of Gara O'Neil, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gara O'Neil
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Welcome! My name is Gara O’Neil and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have received my Master’s degree at Slippery Rock University in Clinical Mental Health specializing in Addiction. I have worked in many different levels of care with diverse clientele such as Inpatient Hospitalization in Drug and Alcohol with adults and adolescents, Residential treatment for youth and adolescents, Community Mental Health and Outpatient settings. I have worked with people who experience depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma and life transitions.
Welcome! My name is Gara O’Neil and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have received my Master’s degree at Slippery Rock University in Clinical Mental Health specializing in Addiction. I have worked in many different levels of care with diverse clientele such as Inpatient Hospitalization in Drug and Alcohol with adults and adolescents, Residential treatment for youth and adolescents, Community Mental Health and Outpatient settings. I have worked with people who experience depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma and life transitions.
(412) 618-1919 View (412) 618-1919
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Kathy Rubright @the Mindful Oasis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, scared or alone? Confused? Anxious? Terrified of what others may or not think of you? Are the walls closing in on you? You are not alone. We have all been there. Change is possible and attainable with the proper support, guidance, hope and most of all, healing. I am a board certified clinical licensed social worker. I earned my bachelor's degree in social work from Stonybrook University in New York State as well as a Master's in Social Work with a clinical emphasis from Adelphi University in New York State. I have been licensed in PA since 2009.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, scared or alone? Confused? Anxious? Terrified of what others may or not think of you? Are the walls closing in on you? You are not alone. We have all been there. Change is possible and attainable with the proper support, guidance, hope and most of all, healing. I am a board certified clinical licensed social worker. I earned my bachelor's degree in social work from Stonybrook University in New York State as well as a Master's in Social Work with a clinical emphasis from Adelphi University in New York State. I have been licensed in PA since 2009.
(717) 942-9797 View (717) 942-9797
Photo of Monica Waitkus, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Monica Waitkus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I believe everyone can make positive changes in their life and therapy is a safe, supportive experience to help navigate through the change process. I provide treatment that is tailored to your needs and is focused on promoting your unique strengths while also addressing any barriers to progress. Whether dealing with a major life crisis or just wanting to improve the overall quality of your life or relationships, my focus is on helping you find the skills and strength to make meaningful change. Emphasizing individual goals and personal autonomy, I create a therapeutic environment that is positive, open-minded and non-judgmental.
I believe everyone can make positive changes in their life and therapy is a safe, supportive experience to help navigate through the change process. I provide treatment that is tailored to your needs and is focused on promoting your unique strengths while also addressing any barriers to progress. Whether dealing with a major life crisis or just wanting to improve the overall quality of your life or relationships, my focus is on helping you find the skills and strength to make meaningful change. Emphasizing individual goals and personal autonomy, I create a therapeutic environment that is positive, open-minded and non-judgmental.
(412) 528-6365 View (412) 528-6365
Photo of Lindsay Brain, MSEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lindsay Brain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
I am dedicated and hard working with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field serving children, young adults, and families. I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and depression and have an extensive background in helping children with behavioral issues and their families. By developing a strong therapeutic alliance, I am able to offer skill development and confidence building to support clients in processing events and decision making. Ideal clients will be open and honest in a supportive, non-judgmental setting to learn skills and increase happiness and hopefulness.
I am dedicated and hard working with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field serving children, young adults, and families. I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and depression and have an extensive background in helping children with behavioral issues and their families. By developing a strong therapeutic alliance, I am able to offer skill development and confidence building to support clients in processing events and decision making. Ideal clients will be open and honest in a supportive, non-judgmental setting to learn skills and increase happiness and hopefulness.
(412) 453-4523 View (412) 453-4523
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Kelly Rothrock Associate Professional Counselor
Pre-Licensed Professional, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Currently accepting Aetna and cash pay- Grounded in compassion and Christian faith, my passion lies in supporting individuals in their unique journeys toward mental well-being. With a person-centered approach, I strive to create a safe, empathetic space where individuals can explore their thoughts and emotions freely. By fostering a non-judgmental environment, I aim to empower my clients to navigate life's challenges, promoting self-discovery and resilience.
Currently accepting Aetna and cash pay- Grounded in compassion and Christian faith, my passion lies in supporting individuals in their unique journeys toward mental well-being. With a person-centered approach, I strive to create a safe, empathetic space where individuals can explore their thoughts and emotions freely. By fostering a non-judgmental environment, I aim to empower my clients to navigate life's challenges, promoting self-discovery and resilience.
(412) 453-8454 View (412) 453-8454
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Anitya Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228  (Online Only)
Stuck? It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, no matter what we try, we just can't solve all of our problems on our own. As an empathetic and compassionate counselor, I welcome the opportunity to hear your story, and see how I might help you to become unstuck. If you've been struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and/or divorce; or if you are just unhappy with things and unable to find a solution, then it might be time to get help. When you're ready to take the next step I can provide you the support, guidance, and tools needed to feel better and to meet the challenges in your life.
Stuck? It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, no matter what we try, we just can't solve all of our problems on our own. As an empathetic and compassionate counselor, I welcome the opportunity to hear your story, and see how I might help you to become unstuck. If you've been struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and/or divorce; or if you are just unhappy with things and unable to find a solution, then it might be time to get help. When you're ready to take the next step I can provide you the support, guidance, and tools needed to feel better and to meet the challenges in your life.
(215) 458-5931 View (215) 458-5931
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Wexford Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Are you struggling to parent your young child? Would you like to have a stronger bond with your child? Would you like to be more confident in your ability to respond to difficult behaviors? I am experienced and are pursuing certification in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). I can help you strengthen your relationship with your young child.
Are you struggling to parent your young child? Would you like to have a stronger bond with your child? Would you like to be more confident in your ability to respond to difficult behaviors? I am experienced and are pursuing certification in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). I can help you strengthen your relationship with your young child.
(412) 753-7596 View (412) 753-7596
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Tara Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
(412) 515-3931 View (412) 515-3931

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

2,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Highmark
76% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pittsburgh?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.