Therapists for Teens in Pittsburgh, PA

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Karen J Stickel, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Issues of concern include mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, marital difficulties, communication problems, child/adolescent behavior, bereavement and emotional trauma, among others.
We all deal with changes. Change is inevitable in our lives and you can either manage change and shape it to your advantage, or let those changes manage and shape you. We have the abilities to cope with the changes in our lives. Sometimes we don't realize that we can and feel overwhelmed in dealing with stress. At other times we find ourselves in unexpected or extreme situations for which our normal coping skills are inadequate. Whatever the sources of your stress, the result could be anxious or depressed moods, panic attacks and more.
Issues of concern include mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, marital difficulties, communication problems, child/adolescent behavior, bereavement and emotional trauma, among others.
We all deal with changes. Change is inevitable in our lives and you can either manage change and shape it to your advantage, or let those changes manage and shape you. We have the abilities to cope with the changes in our lives. Sometimes we don't realize that we can and feel overwhelmed in dealing with stress. At other times we find ourselves in unexpected or extreme situations for which our normal coping skills are inadequate. Whatever the sources of your stress, the result could be anxious or depressed moods, panic attacks and more.
(412) 214-8785 View (412) 214-8785
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Angelina Hernley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Angelina earned a Master’s of Science in Education at Duquesne University while working as a Coordinator at a local Psychiatric Child and Adolescent Hospital. Angelina has also previously worked as a Family Based Therapist with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Her varied professional settings have allowed her to become proficient in a variety of therapeutic modalities. Angelina guides individuals to utilize self awareness, build a positive self image, and practice coping strategies to aid in self regulation.
Angelina earned a Master’s of Science in Education at Duquesne University while working as a Coordinator at a local Psychiatric Child and Adolescent Hospital. Angelina has also previously worked as a Family Based Therapist with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Her varied professional settings have allowed her to become proficient in a variety of therapeutic modalities. Angelina guides individuals to utilize self awareness, build a positive self image, and practice coping strategies to aid in self regulation.
(412) 226-4862 View (412) 226-4862
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh
Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(412) 284-5215 View (412) 284-5215
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Andrea Schachner
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  (Online Only)
My specialties include PTSD/trauma, child and adolescent development, autism, and parenting skills.
My focus is to work with children and families to form caring and supportive relationships that are solution focused and trauma informed. I work with children and adolescents providing individual therapy, family therapy, psychological and psycho-educational assessments, and consultation. I utilize cognitive-behavior therapy and play interventions in the service of providing a safe environment in which clients can better understand themselves and their relationships in order to foster growth and success.
My specialties include PTSD/trauma, child and adolescent development, autism, and parenting skills.
My focus is to work with children and families to form caring and supportive relationships that are solution focused and trauma informed. I work with children and adolescents providing individual therapy, family therapy, psychological and psycho-educational assessments, and consultation. I utilize cognitive-behavior therapy and play interventions in the service of providing a safe environment in which clients can better understand themselves and their relationships in order to foster growth and success.
(412) 214-8913 View (412) 214-8913
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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
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh
Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(412) 455-8994 View (412) 455-8994
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Dr. Daniel Saul
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Daniel Saul, PsyD, is graduate of Chatham University and a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. Dr. Saul is the co-owner and supervising psychologist at Cardigan Psychological, LLC. He specializes in treating child/adolescent, and adult areas of concern including trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Saul also provides parenting support and consultation.
Daniel Saul, PsyD, is graduate of Chatham University and a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. Dr. Saul is the co-owner and supervising psychologist at Cardigan Psychological, LLC. He specializes in treating child/adolescent, and adult areas of concern including trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Saul also provides parenting support and consultation.
(412) 912-2024 View (412) 912-2024
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Christopher P Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Each of us each and every day is confronted with significant life difficulties. We can become overwhelmed and unable to cope with what appears to be insurmountable problems. My approach to counseling and consultation is that of a life coach assisting and supporting each person in learning new ways to deal with life difficulties and reach ones full potential. Most of us can benefit from a coach from time to time to help us deal with issues such as: relationships, parenting, adolescent struggles, substance misuse, abuse or addiction, anxiety and depression. Tomorrow can be different than today!
Each of us each and every day is confronted with significant life difficulties. We can become overwhelmed and unable to cope with what appears to be insurmountable problems. My approach to counseling and consultation is that of a life coach assisting and supporting each person in learning new ways to deal with life difficulties and reach ones full potential. Most of us can benefit from a coach from time to time to help us deal with issues such as: relationships, parenting, adolescent struggles, substance misuse, abuse or addiction, anxiety and depression. Tomorrow can be different than today!
(412) 228-0601 View (412) 228-0601
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Tanya Bass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Do you not recognize your teenager anymore? Is your marriage not working out the way you imagined it would? Do you wake up and wonder how your life got to this point? Do you always seem to choose partners that are not good for you? Relationships are both the most difficult and the most rewarding things about being human,and they are HARD! I believe very strongly in the power of relationships to heal as well as hurt. I help people look at the relationships in their lives and figure out how to move forward in a new way.
Do you not recognize your teenager anymore? Is your marriage not working out the way you imagined it would? Do you wake up and wonder how your life got to this point? Do you always seem to choose partners that are not good for you? Relationships are both the most difficult and the most rewarding things about being human,and they are HARD! I believe very strongly in the power of relationships to heal as well as hurt. I help people look at the relationships in their lives and figure out how to move forward in a new way.
(724) 749-4862 View (724) 749-4862
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Moesha Yost
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I am a Mental Health Therapist who specializes in pre-teen, adolescent & adult mental health. I enjoy being able to walk alongside others in their life journey and to be a stable, and consistent support in their life. I have been in the mental health field for over 5 years now working with various populations of those who have experienced trauma throughout various forms of life. I have experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders that consist of depression, anxiety, trauma, and additional symptoms.
I am a Mental Health Therapist who specializes in pre-teen, adolescent & adult mental health. I enjoy being able to walk alongside others in their life journey and to be a stable, and consistent support in their life. I have been in the mental health field for over 5 years now working with various populations of those who have experienced trauma throughout various forms of life. I have experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders that consist of depression, anxiety, trauma, and additional symptoms.
(412) 615-3060 View (412) 615-3060
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Teresa Beshai
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MALS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Are you concerned about your child's social interactions? I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked for private, nonprofit, and governmental facilities in both outpatient and residential behavioral settings. I specialize in child/adolescent and young adult behavioral health. From my multifaceted background, I have learned techniques that promote self- discovery with a fun approach to counseling. I specialize in child/adolescent ADHD, anxiety, depression, and impulse control. As a mother, I understand the blessings and challenges of parenthood. I can help to reduce tantrums and promote healthy relationships. Ready for a fresh start?
Are you concerned about your child's social interactions? I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked for private, nonprofit, and governmental facilities in both outpatient and residential behavioral settings. I specialize in child/adolescent and young adult behavioral health. From my multifaceted background, I have learned techniques that promote self- discovery with a fun approach to counseling. I specialize in child/adolescent ADHD, anxiety, depression, and impulse control. As a mother, I understand the blessings and challenges of parenthood. I can help to reduce tantrums and promote healthy relationships. Ready for a fresh start?
(412) 438-8693 View (412) 438-8693
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New Directions Mental Health - Robinson Twp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Offering Teletherapy, Telepsychiatry and in-office visits. We are a heart-centered practice dedicated to providing highly personalized care that supports you in making lasting changes. At New Directions, we specialize in providing the help you need from start to finish including matching you with the right therapist or psychiatric provider and offering effective services. Whether you are looking for individual therapy for yourself, therapy for a child or teen, couple's therapy, family therapy and/or psychiatric services, we can assist.
Offering Teletherapy, Telepsychiatry and in-office visits. We are a heart-centered practice dedicated to providing highly personalized care that supports you in making lasting changes. At New Directions, we specialize in providing the help you need from start to finish including matching you with the right therapist or psychiatric provider and offering effective services. Whether you are looking for individual therapy for yourself, therapy for a child or teen, couple's therapy, family therapy and/or psychiatric services, we can assist.
(412) 444-7275 View (412) 444-7275
Mary Ellen Maloney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
My specialty is mental health disorders including adolescent and young adult issues around transitions, anxiety, mood and thought disorders, self harming, grief and family conflict.
When you find yourself in a time of crisis and need extra support and guidance, an understanding and compassionate therapist is the best place to start. Are you struggling with sadness or anxiety, family conflicts, unsatisfying relationships, grief or loss, or in the midst of a major life transition? By focusing on strengths and helping people problem-solve or seek change through supportive therapy, many of life's overwhelming stressors become manageable. Call me to discuss how I may assist you or a family member. Free initial phone consultation.
My specialty is mental health disorders including adolescent and young adult issues around transitions, anxiety, mood and thought disorders, self harming, grief and family conflict.
When you find yourself in a time of crisis and need extra support and guidance, an understanding and compassionate therapist is the best place to start. Are you struggling with sadness or anxiety, family conflicts, unsatisfying relationships, grief or loss, or in the midst of a major life transition? By focusing on strengths and helping people problem-solve or seek change through supportive therapy, many of life's overwhelming stressors become manageable. Call me to discuss how I may assist you or a family member. Free initial phone consultation.
(412) 545-6028 View (412) 545-6028
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Taylor Kyle
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed and not sure where to find the support needed to reduce those feelings? Being a teenager or young adult is challenging time in life where a yearning for independence is often in conflict with the expectations of family, school, and peers. It can feel even more difficult to maintain this balance when you are struggling with mental health symptoms such as depression or anxiety. I am a therapist that is passionate about helping youth and young adults become more secure in their own identity while recognizing how they impact the world around them.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed and not sure where to find the support needed to reduce those feelings? Being a teenager or young adult is challenging time in life where a yearning for independence is often in conflict with the expectations of family, school, and peers. It can feel even more difficult to maintain this balance when you are struggling with mental health symptoms such as depression or anxiety. I am a therapist that is passionate about helping youth and young adults become more secure in their own identity while recognizing how they impact the world around them.
(412) 910-2088 View (412) 910-2088
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Noah Mickey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
He has a history working in addiction counseling, as well as in a child and adolescent mental health inpatient.
Noah Mickey is a Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor with three years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate and eager to help children, adolescents, adults, and couples build a deeper understanding of their unique challenges and work toward a brighter future. Noah specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, coping skills, and men's issues.
He has a history working in addiction counseling, as well as in a child and adolescent mental health inpatient.
Noah Mickey is a Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor with three years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate and eager to help children, adolescents, adults, and couples build a deeper understanding of their unique challenges and work toward a brighter future. Noah specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, coping skills, and men's issues.
(412) 990-1983 View (412) 990-1983
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Liz Chaney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Specialties: Child and Teen counseling through difficult transitions, behavioral concerns at school and home, ADHD, struggling with other's/parental addiction, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Are you ready to make changes to manage life's ups and downs more effectively? Do you just feel like you need someone to really listen to you and help you figure out how to untangle issues? Are you in a situation where you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Anxiety, depression, and a multitude of other conditions reduce our ability to feel whole and effective in our own lives. My goal is to walk with you through the healing process so that you arrive at a new perspective, emboldened by your own internal compass and power.
Specialties: Child and Teen counseling through difficult transitions, behavioral concerns at school and home, ADHD, struggling with other's/parental addiction, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Are you ready to make changes to manage life's ups and downs more effectively? Do you just feel like you need someone to really listen to you and help you figure out how to untangle issues? Are you in a situation where you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Anxiety, depression, and a multitude of other conditions reduce our ability to feel whole and effective in our own lives. My goal is to walk with you through the healing process so that you arrive at a new perspective, emboldened by your own internal compass and power.
(412) 223-3175 View (412) 223-3175
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Dr. Imac Reynaga Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I am very glad you are looking for support through therapy. I specialize in children and adolescent behavioral health and love to provide children and teens with the skills they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. I use a cognitive behavioral approach, which means I look at how our thoughts, and emotions affect our behaviors. Sometimes it feels like one of the areas has control over us, so finding ways to manage our thinking, feeling and behavior is very key to a well life.
I am very glad you are looking for support through therapy. I specialize in children and adolescent behavioral health and love to provide children and teens with the skills they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. I use a cognitive behavioral approach, which means I look at how our thoughts, and emotions affect our behaviors. Sometimes it feels like one of the areas has control over us, so finding ways to manage our thinking, feeling and behavior is very key to a well life.
(484) 930-1781 View (484) 930-1781
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Christina Maria Sauers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Waitlist for new clients
Through EMDR, I can assist you or your child/adolescent reprocess uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences in order to promote healing from the inside out.
Trauma can affect us in ways we are not always aware of. Healing can help us in ways we never knew were possible. Stressful and distressing life events can leave us feeling alone, wounded, anxious, sad, or angry. Until the trauma is healed, we may continue to stay stuck. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults (ages 14+), who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self injury, Suicidality, Grief & Loss, OCD, Anger, and other uncomfortable emotions. By treating the potential trauma that lies beneath the surface, I can help you find peace and healing.
Through EMDR, I can assist you or your child/adolescent reprocess uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences in order to promote healing from the inside out.
Trauma can affect us in ways we are not always aware of. Healing can help us in ways we never knew were possible. Stressful and distressing life events can leave us feeling alone, wounded, anxious, sad, or angry. Until the trauma is healed, we may continue to stay stuck. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults (ages 14+), who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self injury, Suicidality, Grief & Loss, OCD, Anger, and other uncomfortable emotions. By treating the potential trauma that lies beneath the surface, I can help you find peace and healing.
(878) 205-0108 View (878) 205-0108
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New Directions South Hills
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
New Directions Mental Health is an outpatient mental health care provider dedicated to serving Pennsylvania and the local South Hills area. At our South Hills clinic we provide a broad array of services including psychotherapy, child & adolescent therapy, child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, medication management, and TMS therapy.
New Directions Mental Health is an outpatient mental health care provider dedicated to serving Pennsylvania and the local South Hills area. At our South Hills clinic we provide a broad array of services including psychotherapy, child & adolescent therapy, child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, medication management, and TMS therapy.
(412) 500-9378 View (412) 500-9378
Barbara Madaus
Psychologist, MEd, Lic, Psy
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I worked in many aspects of child and adolescent mental health system, including BHRS (Wraparound evaluations,) which gives me a broad understanding of Outpatient/In-home services for children, teens and young adults with various mental health challenges.
I have specialized in evaluating, testing, and treating children, adolescents and young adults with behavior problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Depression for 30 years in community mental health, in-home and private practice settings. I also work with adults with similar concerns up to age 60. I have been a Preferred Prescriber and completed BHRS/Wraparound/ IBHS evaluations for 20 years. I also work with adults who are having transition issues such as anxiety and depression regarding changes in their lives, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD.
I worked in many aspects of child and adolescent mental health system, including BHRS (Wraparound evaluations,) which gives me a broad understanding of Outpatient/In-home services for children, teens and young adults with various mental health challenges.
I have specialized in evaluating, testing, and treating children, adolescents and young adults with behavior problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Depression for 30 years in community mental health, in-home and private practice settings. I also work with adults with similar concerns up to age 60. I have been a Preferred Prescriber and completed BHRS/Wraparound/ IBHS evaluations for 20 years. I also work with adults who are having transition issues such as anxiety and depression regarding changes in their lives, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD.
(412) 228-5742 x2 View (412) 228-5742 x2
Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.