Child Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Callie J Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Prior to co-founding the CHARTE Center, Callie worked at Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and served as the Parent Educator for a grant-funded project at The Child Development unit at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Callie is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Callie has extensive experience in various therapies for children and adults with special needs, including autistic spectrum disorder, and intellectual disabilities. Callie has working experience with mood and behavioral disorders in individuals of all ages as well.
Prior to co-founding the CHARTE Center, Callie worked at Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and served as the Parent Educator for a grant-funded project at The Child Development unit at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Callie is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Callie has extensive experience in various therapies for children and adults with special needs, including autistic spectrum disorder, and intellectual disabilities. Callie has working experience with mood and behavioral disorders in individuals of all ages as well.
(878) 201-6960 View (878) 201-6960
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Kaitlyn Barbarow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
I want to hear what is going well for you (or your child), so that we can build on what is already working.
Life is hard, especially when you feel like you just can’t manage everything on your plate. From school to work to relationships with friends and family, there is always a lot to juggle, and stress can build up quickly! When you’re overwhelmed, your behavior, mood, and relationships are all impacted, and it’s harder to be able to fully enjoy life.
I want to hear what is going well for you (or your child), so that we can build on what is already working.
Life is hard, especially when you feel like you just can’t manage everything on your plate. From school to work to relationships with friends and family, there is always a lot to juggle, and stress can build up quickly! When you’re overwhelmed, your behavior, mood, and relationships are all impacted, and it’s harder to be able to fully enjoy life.
(412) 538-6873 View (412) 538-6873
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
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Libreta Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Waitlist for new clients
Working with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and OCD is where my primary focus and expertise lies. I provide evidence-based treatment with a focus on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), incorporating elements of mindfulness and positive psychology. If you, your child, or someone you love suffers from excessive worries or struggles with habits that get in the way of living life to its fullest, I am here to help. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, Tourette's and tic disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, hair pulling and skin picking.
Working with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and OCD is where my primary focus and expertise lies. I provide evidence-based treatment with a focus on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), incorporating elements of mindfulness and positive psychology. If you, your child, or someone you love suffers from excessive worries or struggles with habits that get in the way of living life to its fullest, I am here to help. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, Tourette's and tic disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, hair pulling and skin picking.
(412) 360-8621 View (412) 360-8621
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Sheffey Consultants LLC
MSW, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
I have over 21 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults impacted by autism, developmental disabilities, and/or behavioral health needs. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and specialize in individual and family therapy.
I have over 21 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults impacted by autism, developmental disabilities, and/or behavioral health needs. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and specialize in individual and family therapy.
(412) 278-7762 View (412) 278-7762
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Katey Simon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
In my practice, I range from working with children, teenagers, and adults to navigate life's challenges and provide unwavering support. My approach is tailored to meet the needs of each individual, recognizing unique experiences and perspectives.
In my practice, I range from working with children, teenagers, and adults to navigate life's challenges and provide unwavering support. My approach is tailored to meet the needs of each individual, recognizing unique experiences and perspectives.
(412) 201-0446 View (412) 201-0446
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Dr. Taylor Day
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Although my primary specialty is in early child development and autism, I am also uniquely positioned to treat child anxiety and emotion regulation difficulties.
Did you know autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 14 months of age? So often parents are told to "wait and see" despite having concerns about their child's development. As a child psychologist, I have expertise in the early diagnosis and intervention of autism. I have over a decade of experience conducting gold-standard evaluations for autism and research to advance knowledge about early autism signs with over 25 peer-reviewed publications/book chapters. I offer both diagnosis and intervention services for families of young children via telehealth throughout the country (select states). Contact me for a FREE consult!
Although my primary specialty is in early child development and autism, I am also uniquely positioned to treat child anxiety and emotion regulation difficulties.
Did you know autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 14 months of age? So often parents are told to "wait and see" despite having concerns about their child's development. As a child psychologist, I have expertise in the early diagnosis and intervention of autism. I have over a decade of experience conducting gold-standard evaluations for autism and research to advance knowledge about early autism signs with over 25 peer-reviewed publications/book chapters. I offer both diagnosis and intervention services for families of young children via telehealth throughout the country (select states). Contact me for a FREE consult!
(412) 837-0965 View (412) 837-0965
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Dr. Yisroel (Jonathan) King
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Yisroel is a clinician at Cardigan Psychological, LLC. He has had extensive training in providing child and adolescent individual therapy, structural family therapy, and school and home-based interventions. His experience includes working in therapeutic and educational settings with children and adolescents struggling with a variety of difficulties including behavioral disorders, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and many other mental health concerns.
Yisroel is a clinician at Cardigan Psychological, LLC. He has had extensive training in providing child and adolescent individual therapy, structural family therapy, and school and home-based interventions. His experience includes working in therapeutic and educational settings with children and adolescents struggling with a variety of difficulties including behavioral disorders, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and many other mental health concerns.
(724) 573-3647 View (724) 573-3647
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Christina M Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
With children and adolescents I use play therapy and encourage creativity as an outlet for feelings.
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -Abraham Lincoln
With children and adolescents I use play therapy and encourage creativity as an outlet for feelings.
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -Abraham Lincoln
(412) 530-5528 View (412) 530-5528
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David Mente
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
(412) 532-1602 View (412) 532-1602
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Julie Marie Provident-Schindhelm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Are you struggling with a family issue? Do you need help making a decision about your relationship? Are you having difficulty supporting your child through their own issues? I have strong background in marriage and family therapy as well as a background in Trauma Informed Care. I'll work with you to help you manage changes that may be taking place in your life. I can help you gain more clarity about your personal situation and work on stress reduction while we problem solve.
Are you struggling with a family issue? Do you need help making a decision about your relationship? Are you having difficulty supporting your child through their own issues? I have strong background in marriage and family therapy as well as a background in Trauma Informed Care. I'll work with you to help you manage changes that may be taking place in your life. I can help you gain more clarity about your personal situation and work on stress reduction while we problem solve.
(412) 923-4498 View (412) 923-4498
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Erika L Gilmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
While working with young children, Erika uses a child-centered approach with Trauma Focused Play Therapy.
Daytime availability only. Erika is an experienced psychotherapist with a diverse background in the mental health field. She has treated a range of clients such as toddlers, school-age children, teenagers, children in foster care, adoptees, college-age students, and adults in counseling settings. Erika works with both adults and children on healing the wounds that trauma has created in their lives, as well as those experiencing other symptoms that are impacting their lives. When working with clients, Erika utilizes an integrative approach to best meet the needs of the client. This therapeutic space is LGBTQIA+-affirming.
While working with young children, Erika uses a child-centered approach with Trauma Focused Play Therapy.
Daytime availability only. Erika is an experienced psychotherapist with a diverse background in the mental health field. She has treated a range of clients such as toddlers, school-age children, teenagers, children in foster care, adoptees, college-age students, and adults in counseling settings. Erika works with both adults and children on healing the wounds that trauma has created in their lives, as well as those experiencing other symptoms that are impacting their lives. When working with clients, Erika utilizes an integrative approach to best meet the needs of the client. This therapeutic space is LGBTQIA+-affirming.
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Samuel K Schachner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I have many areas of specialty, which include work with children and adolescents, college students, psycho-educational assessment, substance abuse, and forensic consultation and assessment.
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
I have many areas of specialty, which include work with children and adolescents, college students, psycho-educational assessment, substance abuse, and forensic consultation and assessment.
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
(412) 567-5846 View (412) 567-5846
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Lauryn Kalka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) currently working toward clinical licences (LCSW) with a wide background in working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I have 10 + years of experience in a variety of settings and capacities including foster care, adoption, residential treatment, wrap around, family preservation, outpatient, and school based mental health. As a therapist I have worked with individuals struggling with trauma, LGBTQ+ needs, self-harm, impulse/attention issues, anxiety/worry, foster care/adoption, and a wide range of other mental health diagnoses and needs.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) currently working toward clinical licences (LCSW) with a wide background in working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I have 10 + years of experience in a variety of settings and capacities including foster care, adoption, residential treatment, wrap around, family preservation, outpatient, and school based mental health. As a therapist I have worked with individuals struggling with trauma, LGBTQ+ needs, self-harm, impulse/attention issues, anxiety/worry, foster care/adoption, and a wide range of other mental health diagnoses and needs.
(412) 612-2355 View (412) 612-2355
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Annie Preis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I work with children, adults, couples using a variety of approaches, including psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, EMDR and CBT as needed to address individual concerns, hopes, dreams, and goals.
Psychotherapy may address specific concerns and it can also help you to live a richer and fuller life. Individuals often seek the support of a psychologist for many reasons, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, and difficulty with transitions. I try to provide both support and insight to help individuals live a life that is more fulfilling and less difficult. Often, someone may express a concern about a child, a relationship, or work issues. I believe that change occurs within the context of the therapeutic relationship where the client and therapist work together a trusting environment.
I work with children, adults, couples using a variety of approaches, including psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, EMDR and CBT as needed to address individual concerns, hopes, dreams, and goals.
Psychotherapy may address specific concerns and it can also help you to live a richer and fuller life. Individuals often seek the support of a psychologist for many reasons, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, and difficulty with transitions. I try to provide both support and insight to help individuals live a life that is more fulfilling and less difficult. Often, someone may express a concern about a child, a relationship, or work issues. I believe that change occurs within the context of the therapeutic relationship where the client and therapist work together a trusting environment.
(412) 368-5710 x1 View (412) 368-5710 x1
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Michael Christiansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I work with a variety of clients, ranging in age from 2 years old through late 20s and early 30s. My hope is that I can help individuals and families learn more effective ways to respond to challenges in their lives that may come from things such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to large changes. PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy), in particular, is an approach that I specialize in. PCIT is focused on helping caregivers learn effective ways to address problematic behavior from their children who are between the ages of 2 and 7.
I work with a variety of clients, ranging in age from 2 years old through late 20s and early 30s. My hope is that I can help individuals and families learn more effective ways to respond to challenges in their lives that may come from things such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to large changes. PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy), in particular, is an approach that I specialize in. PCIT is focused on helping caregivers learn effective ways to address problematic behavior from their children who are between the ages of 2 and 7.
(412) 891-6875 View (412) 891-6875
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Joseph S Auria
Psychologist, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
* Adolescence can be a bumpy road - maybe it was for you - maybe it is for your child.
I am a seasoned psychologist with significant experience counseling clients on career, addictions and family issues, in addition to depression, anxiety and general mental health problems. You can deal with issues of personal happiness and personal growth. We can create a dialogue about present situations and future plans.
* Adolescence can be a bumpy road - maybe it was for you - maybe it is for your child.
I am a seasoned psychologist with significant experience counseling clients on career, addictions and family issues, in addition to depression, anxiety and general mental health problems. You can deal with issues of personal happiness and personal growth. We can create a dialogue about present situations and future plans.
(412) 228-0069 View (412) 228-0069
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Molly Scott-Anthony
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
**Currently on leave. Please contact to be placed on the schedule upon return ** I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in work with children and their families. I am trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for young children between 2.5-7 exhibiting behavioral challenges such as aggression, negative attention-seeking behaviors, low self-esteem, and defiance. Many parents who enroll in PCIT express feelings of stress, frustration, and are overwhelmed by attempts to manage their child's behavior while maintaining a positive relationship.
**Currently on leave. Please contact to be placed on the schedule upon return ** I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in work with children and their families. I am trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for young children between 2.5-7 exhibiting behavioral challenges such as aggression, negative attention-seeking behaviors, low self-esteem, and defiance. Many parents who enroll in PCIT express feelings of stress, frustration, and are overwhelmed by attempts to manage their child's behavior while maintaining a positive relationship.
(412) 328-2789 View (412) 328-2789
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Sheila Milnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, MA, NPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Accepting New Clients April 2023. Afterschool and Weekend Appointments Available, now taking UPMC and Highmark insurance. These are tough times for children and the parents who love them. One in six American children are struggling with mental health issues. You may feel worried about your child and unsure of what to do to help. Unfortunately, children don’t have the ability to tell us what is wrong. They tell us with their behavior. I specialize exclusively in the treatment of children, and have 40 years of experience learning to understand them and how best to help.
Accepting New Clients April 2023. Afterschool and Weekend Appointments Available, now taking UPMC and Highmark insurance. These are tough times for children and the parents who love them. One in six American children are struggling with mental health issues. You may feel worried about your child and unsure of what to do to help. Unfortunately, children don’t have the ability to tell us what is wrong. They tell us with their behavior. I specialize exclusively in the treatment of children, and have 40 years of experience learning to understand them and how best to help.
(412) 838-4889 View (412) 838-4889
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A Wellness Place, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
AWP provides therapeutic services to all members of the community facing life challenges; however specialize in working with children and families currently/ previously involved in the foster care system and those in danger of entering.
A Wellness Place (AWP) is a mental health outpatient group practice which provides individual, family, and group therapy; retaining four masters level clinicians who are professionally licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our clients within themselves, their families, their relationships and their futures. We pride ourselves on providing service from an authentic and genuine posture as foundational to true connection and care. Only through true connection and care will the journey to Wellness be achieved.
AWP provides therapeutic services to all members of the community facing life challenges; however specialize in working with children and families currently/ previously involved in the foster care system and those in danger of entering.
A Wellness Place (AWP) is a mental health outpatient group practice which provides individual, family, and group therapy; retaining four masters level clinicians who are professionally licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our clients within themselves, their families, their relationships and their futures. We pride ourselves on providing service from an authentic and genuine posture as foundational to true connection and care. Only through true connection and care will the journey to Wellness be achieved.
(412) 436-5256 View (412) 436-5256
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Pittsburgh, PA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Pittsburgh build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.