Alcohol Use Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Scott Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I am a counselor with over 25 years experience in the field of mental health/substance use treatment. I am comfortable with working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, problematic drug & alcohol use, relationship issues, and adjustments to challenging life events. I see you as the expert of your own lives. So, I am here to help you navigate through these challenging times.
I am a counselor with over 25 years experience in the field of mental health/substance use treatment. I am comfortable with working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, problematic drug & alcohol use, relationship issues, and adjustments to challenging life events. I see you as the expert of your own lives. So, I am here to help you navigate through these challenging times.
(412) 900-4598 View (412) 900-4598
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Paulette Silver LCSWR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I am a therapist with decades of experience helping adults, and adolescents. I recently closed my practice in New York and now my practice is in Pittsburgh, PA. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one or need help in recovering from addiction, I can help. I understand you in the context of your family, and the specific life crises you are faced with.I am versed in diverse multiracial,multicultural dynamics.I have been an administrator in both mental health and substance abuse settings. I can help you learn to cope and lead a productive life.Be well ,embrace your one life.
I am a therapist with decades of experience helping adults, and adolescents. I recently closed my practice in New York and now my practice is in Pittsburgh, PA. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one or need help in recovering from addiction, I can help. I understand you in the context of your family, and the specific life crises you are faced with.I am versed in diverse multiracial,multicultural dynamics.I have been an administrator in both mental health and substance abuse settings. I can help you learn to cope and lead a productive life.Be well ,embrace your one life.
(412) 275-4870 View (412) 275-4870
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Susan Rua
Licensed Professional Counselor, CADC, BA, MSPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Step by Step support offers both group and individual therapy so individuals may work out the underlying causes of their addiction problems in a comfortable and constructive environment. Individual therapy works to identify thoughts and behaviors that lead to substance abuse. Group therapy allows clients to work together on common experiences they share through their recovery and feedback with peer-to-peer input. Therapy includes: Family, Anger Management, and Interventions. We can also provide help with interventions, links to other resources in the recovery community, DUI assessments, and forensic assessments.
Step by Step support offers both group and individual therapy so individuals may work out the underlying causes of their addiction problems in a comfortable and constructive environment. Individual therapy works to identify thoughts and behaviors that lead to substance abuse. Group therapy allows clients to work together on common experiences they share through their recovery and feedback with peer-to-peer input. Therapy includes: Family, Anger Management, and Interventions. We can also provide help with interventions, links to other resources in the recovery community, DUI assessments, and forensic assessments.
(878) 206-0736 View (878) 206-0736
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Kristen Dieter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
An ideal client would present with their struggle in transparency, with the desire to grow, and put in the work to achieve goals. That could be managing emotions, holding a job, rebuilding relationships, or perhaps implementing more self-care. A client who wants to heal, find peace, and promote balance and autonomy. I am very easygoing, and really like to showcase my ability to promote a safe trusting environment. It is okay to feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed in life; I hope to encourage and normalize the need to take care of ourselves.
An ideal client would present with their struggle in transparency, with the desire to grow, and put in the work to achieve goals. That could be managing emotions, holding a job, rebuilding relationships, or perhaps implementing more self-care. A client who wants to heal, find peace, and promote balance and autonomy. I am very easygoing, and really like to showcase my ability to promote a safe trusting environment. It is okay to feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed in life; I hope to encourage and normalize the need to take care of ourselves.
(412) 790-2978 View (412) 790-2978
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Ascension Recovery Services
Counselor
Not Verified Not Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Have a family member struggling with addiction? Our team of intervention professionals have decades of experience and are extremely proud Ascension's interventions having over a 96% success rate. We find the most appropriate treatment center for your loved one and will negotiate any out of pocket costs on your behalf to keep costs to a minimum. We don't just get your loved one into treatment; we work with the entire family system during the person of concern's inpatient stay so that the family can begin to heal and develop healthy boundaries. Call us today!
Have a family member struggling with addiction? Our team of intervention professionals have decades of experience and are extremely proud Ascension's interventions having over a 96% success rate. We find the most appropriate treatment center for your loved one and will negotiate any out of pocket costs on your behalf to keep costs to a minimum. We don't just get your loved one into treatment; we work with the entire family system during the person of concern's inpatient stay so that the family can begin to heal and develop healthy boundaries. Call us today!
(304) 621-9306 View (304) 621-9306
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Lori Paul
MA
Not Verified Not Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Lori Paul has over 15 years combined experience in addiction & mental health. She has her B.A. in Journalism & M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Family Recovery Coach, Certified Event Interventionist & Certified Life Coach. She has Certifications from the National Council For Behavioral Health in Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid. During her 14 year career at USAirways she was an International, Domestic & Inflight training instructor, Flight Attendant, Flight Attendant EAP Peer Counselor, & Emergency/Critical Incident Response Team that included the incidents of Flight 427 & 9/11.
Lori Paul has over 15 years combined experience in addiction & mental health. She has her B.A. in Journalism & M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Family Recovery Coach, Certified Event Interventionist & Certified Life Coach. She has Certifications from the National Council For Behavioral Health in Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid. During her 14 year career at USAirways she was an International, Domestic & Inflight training instructor, Flight Attendant, Flight Attendant EAP Peer Counselor, & Emergency/Critical Incident Response Team that included the incidents of Flight 427 & 9/11.
(878) 216-0189 View (878) 216-0189
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Caitlin Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
Hi there! Do you have difficult relationships in your life that you are trying to navigate? Would you like to better understand how trauma has affected you and your relationships? Would it be helpful to explore your relationship with substance use or medication in a non-judgmental way? Are you struggling with one or more chronic illnesses that impact your mental wellness and quality of life?
Hi there! Do you have difficult relationships in your life that you are trying to navigate? Would you like to better understand how trauma has affected you and your relationships? Would it be helpful to explore your relationship with substance use or medication in a non-judgmental way? Are you struggling with one or more chronic illnesses that impact your mental wellness and quality of life?
(484) 882-0719 View (484) 882-0719
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Desmond Alexander Kane
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NCC, CADC, CIP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
“I just want a change that will work!” That’s a phrase that I have heard many times over my 10+ years in this field. If you desire real change and want help through this process I offer laughter filled, person-centered, evidence based interventions and guidance.
“I just want a change that will work!” That’s a phrase that I have heard many times over my 10+ years in this field. If you desire real change and want help through this process I offer laughter filled, person-centered, evidence based interventions and guidance.
(814) 546-5651 View (814) 546-5651
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Angelica Victoria Daniele
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS, NCC, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Sometimes you feel like something is off, but you're unsure what it is. Your head is clouded with too many thoughts or information to make clear decisions about your career, relationships, or health. You ask for advice from others, but their insight doesn't help. You research different ideas, but the internet is saturated. You feel stuck, unsure, or overwhelmed. You hope and pray that the answers will just come to you. And the truth is, when we become so self-aware that we wholeheartedly trust our intuition, those answers CAN come to you instantly, with no doubt, no fear, and no guilt. You just need a mirror to reflect your power!
Sometimes you feel like something is off, but you're unsure what it is. Your head is clouded with too many thoughts or information to make clear decisions about your career, relationships, or health. You ask for advice from others, but their insight doesn't help. You research different ideas, but the internet is saturated. You feel stuck, unsure, or overwhelmed. You hope and pray that the answers will just come to you. And the truth is, when we become so self-aware that we wholeheartedly trust our intuition, those answers CAN come to you instantly, with no doubt, no fear, and no guilt. You just need a mirror to reflect your power!
(412) 328-2680 View (412) 328-2680
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Lauren Marie Heaton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , ICAADC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Have you ever felt like there was something missing in your life? Have you ever had an obstacle that you felt so overwhelmed with that it exhausted you to even consider overcoming it? Have you hit the point in your life where you are not sure which direction to head, next? I believe that I can help. Join me on a journey of creating your best life, because I am firm in my beliefs that we truly become our strongest, most complete selves, in the wake of our greatest storms.
Have you ever felt like there was something missing in your life? Have you ever had an obstacle that you felt so overwhelmed with that it exhausted you to even consider overcoming it? Have you hit the point in your life where you are not sure which direction to head, next? I believe that I can help. Join me on a journey of creating your best life, because I am firm in my beliefs that we truly become our strongest, most complete selves, in the wake of our greatest storms.
(724) 564-6951 View (724) 564-6951
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Dane R Franko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Do you feel like your isolated, stuck, out-of-control, depressed, anxious, having difficulty relating to others, drinking/using substances too much, or just lacking a sense of direction/purpose? Do you get the sense that the world is against you or that whatever you do it’s not enough? For 20 years, I have honed my style to support personal growth by helping individuals honor/understand his/her/their style as necessary for survival, while promoting development of newer/adaptive styles that enable meaningful relationships, enhanced self-confidence, meet challenges of aging, life-transitions, grief/loss, trauma, and anger management.
Do you feel like your isolated, stuck, out-of-control, depressed, anxious, having difficulty relating to others, drinking/using substances too much, or just lacking a sense of direction/purpose? Do you get the sense that the world is against you or that whatever you do it’s not enough? For 20 years, I have honed my style to support personal growth by helping individuals honor/understand his/her/their style as necessary for survival, while promoting development of newer/adaptive styles that enable meaningful relationships, enhanced self-confidence, meet challenges of aging, life-transitions, grief/loss, trauma, and anger management.
(412) 503-7551 View (412) 503-7551
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Chris Denard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Life's challenges, heartaches, and disappointments don't have to be sources of unending frustrations, anger, and pain. They can also be a source of strength, growth, and transformation. There's help out there to assist you in overcoming what at times feels unendurable. Finding the right therapist for you is the first step to unlocking the courage you have inside to get past these difficult times. I wish you well on your journey!
Life's challenges, heartaches, and disappointments don't have to be sources of unending frustrations, anger, and pain. They can also be a source of strength, growth, and transformation. There's help out there to assist you in overcoming what at times feels unendurable. Finding the right therapist for you is the first step to unlocking the courage you have inside to get past these difficult times. I wish you well on your journey!
(412) 407-8731 View (412) 407-8731
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Jody Nagel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
I have worked with many individuals, couples, families and therapeutic groups with a wide assortment of issues and problems. I am commited to providing a safe environment to do the work of therapy. I believe that all clients have the capacity to figure out what they believe and then develop the thoughts and actions that are congruent with their own personal beliefs. Helping to facilitate this process is a privilege.
I have worked with many individuals, couples, families and therapeutic groups with a wide assortment of issues and problems. I am commited to providing a safe environment to do the work of therapy. I believe that all clients have the capacity to figure out what they believe and then develop the thoughts and actions that are congruent with their own personal beliefs. Helping to facilitate this process is a privilege.
(412) 265-1319 View (412) 265-1319
Photo of Frank Bienkowski at True to You Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Frank Bienkowski at True to You Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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.
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
Photo of Natasha Novikova, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Natasha Novikova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or marital/family issues? I have a Masters in clinical social work from University of Pittsburgh and can guide you thru the rough transition to find more comfortable balance in your life. In my career I have worked in a variety of settings, such as crisis counseling, community mental health and adoption counseling. I have treated depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD etc in a many populations including LGBT and people from multi-cultural backgrounds. At this time I have a new private practice and am ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Call today to set up an appointment.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or marital/family issues? I have a Masters in clinical social work from University of Pittsburgh and can guide you thru the rough transition to find more comfortable balance in your life. In my career I have worked in a variety of settings, such as crisis counseling, community mental health and adoption counseling. I have treated depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD etc in a many populations including LGBT and people from multi-cultural backgrounds. At this time I have a new private practice and am ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Call today to set up an appointment.
(412) 453-4104 View (412) 453-4104
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Dr. Dana Matta
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
A wise person once said, "You can't laugh all your laughter till you cry all your tears." Sometimes life presents us with difficult challenges or situations that can be overwhelming or unfair. The death of a loved one, the breakup of a relationship. health issues, family conflicts, depression and anxiety just to name a few. The decision to enter therapy is seldom made lightly. I believe it is important to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their feelings and speak their truth. It is only by sharing the pain and sadness that humans can cry their tears and move on to the laughter again.
A wise person once said, "You can't laugh all your laughter till you cry all your tears." Sometimes life presents us with difficult challenges or situations that can be overwhelming or unfair. The death of a loved one, the breakup of a relationship. health issues, family conflicts, depression and anxiety just to name a few. The decision to enter therapy is seldom made lightly. I believe it is important to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their feelings and speak their truth. It is only by sharing the pain and sadness that humans can cry their tears and move on to the laughter again.
(724) 585-8830 View (724) 585-8830
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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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Karen Keating
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I am a dedicated therapist pursuing the LPC Track at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Mental Health Counseling. My journey has been molded by my deep comprehension of the human experience, acquired through my education and personal development. Fueled by a fervent passion for aiding others in traversing their inner realms, I stand as a staunch supporter of healing, growth, and fostering connections.
I am a dedicated therapist pursuing the LPC Track at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Mental Health Counseling. My journey has been molded by my deep comprehension of the human experience, acquired through my education and personal development. Fueled by a fervent passion for aiding others in traversing their inner realms, I stand as a staunch supporter of healing, growth, and fostering connections.
(412) 743-8929 View (412) 743-8929
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James W Ellermeyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Using a mindfulness-based cognitive approach, I help people deal with self-concept, self-esteem, identity formation and develop the ability to make conscious choices. I deal with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. I have been successful with my own full impact mindfulness technique in dealing with disassociation and psychosis, PTSD and trauma.
Using a mindfulness-based cognitive approach, I help people deal with self-concept, self-esteem, identity formation and develop the ability to make conscious choices. I deal with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. I have been successful with my own full impact mindfulness technique in dealing with disassociation and psychosis, PTSD and trauma.
(412) 419-0972 View (412) 419-0972
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Jan A Wein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I operate with the assumption that happiness and well being is contingent on good relations with others and a healthy regard for ourselves. Most problems presented in counseling can be understood as disconnection, an inability to embrace ourselves or the people around us. Therapy can be a means of reestablishing meaningful connections by addressing the obstacles that thwart us. These obstacles can take many forms, such as excessive fear, unresolved childhood injuries, stalemated conflicts, distorted beliefs, insecurities, depression or addictions. I have found that therapeutic conversations are a very effective means for overcoming the obstacles to connection, meaning and happiness.
I operate with the assumption that happiness and well being is contingent on good relations with others and a healthy regard for ourselves. Most problems presented in counseling can be understood as disconnection, an inability to embrace ourselves or the people around us. Therapy can be a means of reestablishing meaningful connections by addressing the obstacles that thwart us. These obstacles can take many forms, such as excessive fear, unresolved childhood injuries, stalemated conflicts, distorted beliefs, insecurities, depression or addictions. I have found that therapeutic conversations are a very effective means for overcoming the obstacles to connection, meaning and happiness.
(412) 228-0712 View (412) 228-0712

Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.