Addiction Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Frank Bienkowski at True to You Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Though my perspective has been shaped primarily through the addiction model, I haven't limited myself to working solely with addicts and other members of addictive family systems.
Beginning in January 2024, my valued colleague, Jennifer Huffman and I are launching a combined practice that will be known as True to You. Each of us brings 20+ years of experience in the helping professions into this new venture. Both Jennifer and I have a background in addictions treatment, working together at Gateway Rehabilitation Center for 8 years. In the past decade we have both expanded our focus into other areas of therapeutic work. A common thread of purpose in our work has been to assist our clients in actively living from a more authentic sense of themselves. We hope to help you along on your path to being true to you.
Though my perspective has been shaped primarily through the addiction model, I haven't limited myself to working solely with addicts and other members of addictive family systems.
Beginning in January 2024, my valued colleague, Jennifer Huffman and I are launching a combined practice that will be known as True to You. Each of us brings 20+ years of experience in the helping professions into this new venture. Both Jennifer and I have a background in addictions treatment, working together at Gateway Rehabilitation Center for 8 years. In the past decade we have both expanded our focus into other areas of therapeutic work. A common thread of purpose in our work has been to assist our clients in actively living from a more authentic sense of themselves. We hope to help you along on your path to being true to you.
(412) 532-1784 View (412) 532-1784
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Molly Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Recipient: The Ashley Addiction National Award for innovation, creativity, and dynamic thinking in the field of recovery.
Most people seek therapy when they are in a vulnerable state. In a warm and supportive atmosphere offering personal safety, I'll work with you in a highly personalized approach tailored to your specific needs. The goal is to support you in attaining personal growth that taps the best in you. I utilize both a Positive Psychology and Gestalt Therapy approach. Gestalt Therapy is an expressive, action-based approach to growth, which supports an individual's ability to notice self in the moment and understand one's meaning-making process. This is a collaborative process between therapist and client.
Recipient: The Ashley Addiction National Award for innovation, creativity, and dynamic thinking in the field of recovery.
Most people seek therapy when they are in a vulnerable state. In a warm and supportive atmosphere offering personal safety, I'll work with you in a highly personalized approach tailored to your specific needs. The goal is to support you in attaining personal growth that taps the best in you. I utilize both a Positive Psychology and Gestalt Therapy approach. Gestalt Therapy is an expressive, action-based approach to growth, which supports an individual's ability to notice self in the moment and understand one's meaning-making process. This is a collaborative process between therapist and client.
(412) 888-0467 View (412) 888-0467
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Allison Conner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Mental health, addiction, and chronic illness all have something in common. They can be debilitating and create cyclical habits that are difficult to break. I work with motivated individuals who are willing to make a change in their lives for the better, examine their past and present experiences and feelings, and work to find healthier ways to cope.
Mental health, addiction, and chronic illness all have something in common. They can be debilitating and create cyclical habits that are difficult to break. I work with motivated individuals who are willing to make a change in their lives for the better, examine their past and present experiences and feelings, and work to find healthier ways to cope.
(412) 801-7202 View (412) 801-7202
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Jennifer Huffman - True To You Counseling And Coaching
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I work with folks struggling with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, and seeking support during the many changes in life.
As of January 2024, I have partnered with a long time therapist and colleague, Frank Bienkowski to create a new practice, True to You Counseling and Coaching. Over my 20+ years in the field of mental health I’ve come to believe most people are seeking to understand their place and purpose in this challenging world. Navigating things like relationships, finances, careers, family, and trying to make the right choices all while having many unexpected events thrown in can be destabilizing. When you feel lost and have more questions than answers, I am here to help you sort through the overwhelm.
I work with folks struggling with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, and seeking support during the many changes in life.
As of January 2024, I have partnered with a long time therapist and colleague, Frank Bienkowski to create a new practice, True to You Counseling and Coaching. Over my 20+ years in the field of mental health I’ve come to believe most people are seeking to understand their place and purpose in this challenging world. Navigating things like relationships, finances, careers, family, and trying to make the right choices all while having many unexpected events thrown in can be destabilizing. When you feel lost and have more questions than answers, I am here to help you sort through the overwhelm.
(412) 923-0314 View (412) 923-0314
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Betsy Callomon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
With the many professionals available, why work with me? First, you will find unconditional acceptance. I do not have preconceived notions of who you should, or who I need you to be. Instead, I will support you on your journey to discover who you want and deserve to be. I have experience working in both addiction recovery (chemical and food) and mental/spiritual health (trauma, depression, anxiety) so treat you as a whole person, not a diagnosis. Finally, I chose to leave another career and pursue psychotherapy so that I could do what I believe I was meant to do.
With the many professionals available, why work with me? First, you will find unconditional acceptance. I do not have preconceived notions of who you should, or who I need you to be. Instead, I will support you on your journey to discover who you want and deserve to be. I have experience working in both addiction recovery (chemical and food) and mental/spiritual health (trauma, depression, anxiety) so treat you as a whole person, not a diagnosis. Finally, I chose to leave another career and pursue psychotherapy so that I could do what I believe I was meant to do.
(412) 330-1602 View (412) 330-1602
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Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience helping people develop insight, knowledge and self-compassion. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship conflict and grief. I am a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dual Recovery and skilled in therapies for those with abuse histories (e.g., STAIR, Seeking Safety).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience helping people develop insight, knowledge and self-compassion. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship conflict and grief. I am a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dual Recovery and skilled in therapies for those with abuse histories (e.g., STAIR, Seeking Safety).
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Elizabeth Wilson Bayley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I specialize in helping those experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, parent/child concerns, and relational communication issues.
Whether you’re ready to make a change, or need someone to hold space for you while you figure out the conditions needed to do so, I would be grateful to assist you on your journey to improved mental health. Feeling like one can be their authentic self is key to getting to the root of concerns like anxiety and depression—and I aim to create a space so this discovery may occur. As a Duquesne University graduate, with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy, I've worked in a variety of settings-including inpatient, mobile family therapy, and at substance abuse facilities. I am a LPC & Nationally Certified Counselor.
I specialize in helping those experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, parent/child concerns, and relational communication issues.
Whether you’re ready to make a change, or need someone to hold space for you while you figure out the conditions needed to do so, I would be grateful to assist you on your journey to improved mental health. Feeling like one can be their authentic self is key to getting to the root of concerns like anxiety and depression—and I aim to create a space so this discovery may occur. As a Duquesne University graduate, with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy, I've worked in a variety of settings-including inpatient, mobile family therapy, and at substance abuse facilities. I am a LPC & Nationally Certified Counselor.
(724) 577-7341 View (724) 577-7341
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Katie Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Whether you're dealing with addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, or depression, I'm here to help.
Hi there, I'm Katie. Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, unable to find balance and manageability in your day-to-day life? Are you struggling to keep up with the many roles you play? Has anxiety, stress, or depression got the best of you? I help adolescents, adults, and couples to find manageability again. Together, we can identify what's not working, find your strengths, and transform your life. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness and body scanning into sessions.
Whether you're dealing with addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, or depression, I'm here to help.
Hi there, I'm Katie. Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, unable to find balance and manageability in your day-to-day life? Are you struggling to keep up with the many roles you play? Has anxiety, stress, or depression got the best of you? I help adolescents, adults, and couples to find manageability again. Together, we can identify what's not working, find your strengths, and transform your life. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness and body scanning into sessions.
(412) 534-3510 View (412) 534-3510
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Keri Spaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I work with my clients to identify realistic and attainable personal goals and encourage them through the process of change. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to process life’s complications such as substance abuse, relationship issues, phase of life difficulties, anxiety and depression, workplace struggles and more.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I work with my clients to identify realistic and attainable personal goals and encourage them through the process of change. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to process life’s complications such as substance abuse, relationship issues, phase of life difficulties, anxiety and depression, workplace struggles and more.
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Courtney Pfohlman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes working with adults and couples. I am an EMDR trained clinician and have a history of working with clients in treatment facilities for substance use disorders, co-occuring disorders including trauma and anxiety, and completing forensic assessments.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes working with adults and couples. I am an EMDR trained clinician and have a history of working with clients in treatment facilities for substance use disorders, co-occuring disorders including trauma and anxiety, and completing forensic assessments.
(702) 329-4261 View (702) 329-4261
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Carole Joan Honeychurch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
People seek therapy when they are in pain. This pain may show up as anxiety, depression, loneliness, compulsive behaviors, addiction or a combination of these. My job as your therapist is to meet you where you are and to understand your experience, your pain, and to help you move forward. The goal is to create a collaboration in which you have the support and safety to begin to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be holding you back and causing suffering. I will guide you in this work with warmth, humor, respect, and acceptance.
People seek therapy when they are in pain. This pain may show up as anxiety, depression, loneliness, compulsive behaviors, addiction or a combination of these. My job as your therapist is to meet you where you are and to understand your experience, your pain, and to help you move forward. The goal is to create a collaboration in which you have the support and safety to begin to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be holding you back and causing suffering. I will guide you in this work with warmth, humor, respect, and acceptance.
(412) 275-4853 View (412) 275-4853
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Danica Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15212  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am Danica, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience in the mental health and addiction field. My approach is warm, compassionate and supportive in a comfortable nonjudgmental environment. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, military, depression, addiction, bipolar and others.
Hi there, I am Danica, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience in the mental health and addiction field. My approach is warm, compassionate and supportive in a comfortable nonjudgmental environment. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, military, depression, addiction, bipolar and others.
(412) 990-2523 View (412) 990-2523
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Jim Pifer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with addiction, job loss, trauma, relationship issues or anxiety.
Hi there, I’m Jim. Do you feel stuck, unable to overcome challenges you face? Are you struggling to meet your goals? Is it difficult being pulled in multiple directions without finding the answers you are looking for? I help people overcome the adversity they face everyday. Together, we can build a plan that allows you the freedom to overcome these obstacles. We’ll build upon the skills set you currently have to implement natural attainable growth. We will figure out ways to get you to place where you feel back in control of your life.
Whether you are dealing with addiction, job loss, trauma, relationship issues or anxiety.
Hi there, I’m Jim. Do you feel stuck, unable to overcome challenges you face? Are you struggling to meet your goals? Is it difficult being pulled in multiple directions without finding the answers you are looking for? I help people overcome the adversity they face everyday. Together, we can build a plan that allows you the freedom to overcome these obstacles. We’ll build upon the skills set you currently have to implement natural attainable growth. We will figure out ways to get you to place where you feel back in control of your life.
(412) 307-8436 View (412) 307-8436
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Sydney Stennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I enjoy working with adults who struggle with addiction, mental health, and trauma. I believe empathy and compassion can create a comfortable space to begin to learn about yourself and to create healthy ways to grow and move forward. You deserve to invest in yourself, and I am happy to be a part of your process.
I enjoy working with adults who struggle with addiction, mental health, and trauma. I believe empathy and compassion can create a comfortable space to begin to learn about yourself and to create healthy ways to grow and move forward. You deserve to invest in yourself, and I am happy to be a part of your process.
(412) 347-4374 View (412) 347-4374
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Stephanie Altomonte
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I specialize in addiction, but I have also worked with many having depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment." Eckhart Tolle ~ If you are having life struggles, let's talk more and see how I may help you along this journey called life. I feel a strong therapeutic relationship is the best predictor of success in therapy. I believe therapy should be collaborative and tailored to your needs. If you think I can help you along your path, please call and we can talk more.
I specialize in addiction, but I have also worked with many having depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment." Eckhart Tolle ~ If you are having life struggles, let's talk more and see how I may help you along this journey called life. I feel a strong therapeutic relationship is the best predictor of success in therapy. I believe therapy should be collaborative and tailored to your needs. If you think I can help you along your path, please call and we can talk more.
(412) 436-5652 View (412) 436-5652
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Kathleen Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Whether you are battling addiction or depression or simply wanting support in a life change, I look forward to sharing in your journey toward meeting your goals!.
Hello! My name is Kathleen Walker, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. In my thirties, I decided to change careers and began my work in the Mental Health field. During the last ten years of education and practice, my love for this work has grown exponentially. I have a deep respect for people who are attempting to work towards bettering their lives, no matter where they are in that process. So much of my experience involves working with those who are fighting addiction and impulse issues.
Whether you are battling addiction or depression or simply wanting support in a life change, I look forward to sharing in your journey toward meeting your goals!.
Hello! My name is Kathleen Walker, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. In my thirties, I decided to change careers and began my work in the Mental Health field. During the last ten years of education and practice, my love for this work has grown exponentially. I have a deep respect for people who are attempting to work towards bettering their lives, no matter where they are in that process. So much of my experience involves working with those who are fighting addiction and impulse issues.
(484) 310-7942 View (484) 310-7942
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Elizabeth Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , DBT-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in trauma, personality disorders, addiction disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, body positivity, HIV/AIDS, forensic issues, immigrant/refugee issues, women's issues, and civil rights/social justice.
I will teach you how to live fully in each moment, be unapologetically and authentically you, cope with stress more effectively, regulate your emotions, and improve your relationships with others. My ideal client is ready to work with me, as i support and guide them. I will work with you if you feel like you're doing mostly ok, and I will work with you if you feel like you are a mess and don't even know where to start. Healing is hard work, but it's so worthwhile and I'd love to help you get to the other side and be able to live your best life as your best, most authentic self.
I specialize in trauma, personality disorders, addiction disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, body positivity, HIV/AIDS, forensic issues, immigrant/refugee issues, women's issues, and civil rights/social justice.
I will teach you how to live fully in each moment, be unapologetically and authentically you, cope with stress more effectively, regulate your emotions, and improve your relationships with others. My ideal client is ready to work with me, as i support and guide them. I will work with you if you feel like you're doing mostly ok, and I will work with you if you feel like you are a mess and don't even know where to start. Healing is hard work, but it's so worthwhile and I'd love to help you get to the other side and be able to live your best life as your best, most authentic self.
(412) 293-0459 View (412) 293-0459
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Debra M Whittam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd, CCDPD, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
My ideal clients have issues with anxiety, depression, addiction and grief. Those who have little to no family support or friend network to rely on during difficult times. I work with people who struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse and repeated relapse. I also specialize in Adult Children of Alcoholism or Dysfunctional Homes. Many of my clients need help making life decisions especially between the ages of 16-26. Also those who are in transition either from divorce, from college to the workplace and single parents. Most everyone needs to know if they are going to be okay and if they are, how will they be okay.
My ideal clients have issues with anxiety, depression, addiction and grief. Those who have little to no family support or friend network to rely on during difficult times. I work with people who struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse and repeated relapse. I also specialize in Adult Children of Alcoholism or Dysfunctional Homes. Many of my clients need help making life decisions especially between the ages of 16-26. Also those who are in transition either from divorce, from college to the workplace and single parents. Most everyone needs to know if they are going to be okay and if they are, how will they be okay.
(412) 467-0492 View (412) 467-0492
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Wayne Hoover
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Do you struggle with recovery from the diseases of drug addiction and alcoholism ? Have you relapsed numerous time and NEED to remain drug and alcohol free. If so than this is an area where I have a great deal of experience and expertise and can help you finally achieve your goals. Let us tackle your disease one step at a time !
Do you struggle with recovery from the diseases of drug addiction and alcoholism ? Have you relapsed numerous time and NEED to remain drug and alcohol free. If so than this is an area where I have a great deal of experience and expertise and can help you finally achieve your goals. Let us tackle your disease one step at a time !
(412) 782-3510 View (412) 782-3510
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Jared P Fretz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
We all want to live a good life and be the best version of ourselves. However, sometimes we get stuck and need help with some roadblock or another. Whether it be due to anxiety or depression, relationship issues, or problems with an addictive behavior or substance I will work to help you become your best self. I believe that you have the answers to your problems and that together we can bring these answers to light.
We all want to live a good life and be the best version of ourselves. However, sometimes we get stuck and need help with some roadblock or another. Whether it be due to anxiety or depression, relationship issues, or problems with an addictive behavior or substance I will work to help you become your best self. I believe that you have the answers to your problems and that together we can bring these answers to light.
(724) 888-5311 View (724) 888-5311
Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.