Family Therapy in Pittsburgh, PA

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Paula Kauffman Oberly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BCC, ACS
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
I have helped clients like you successfully address a variety of issues related to relationships, family, work, school, college and career, including: Autism, ADHD, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Grief, Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Anger Management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Self-Esteem Issues, Stress Management, and Executive Functioning difficulties.
My goal is to help you gain the insights & tools to feel successful and satisfied. I have an eclectic strengths-based approach integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Theory, creative expression and bibliotherapy. I provide a variety of services, including: Individual, Family, and Group Therapy for all ages. Including Grief and Parent Counseling.
I have helped clients like you successfully address a variety of issues related to relationships, family, work, school, college and career, including: Autism, ADHD, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Grief, Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Anger Management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Self-Esteem Issues, Stress Management, and Executive Functioning difficulties.
My goal is to help you gain the insights & tools to feel successful and satisfied. I have an eclectic strengths-based approach integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Theory, creative expression and bibliotherapy. I provide a variety of services, including: Individual, Family, and Group Therapy for all ages. Including Grief and Parent Counseling.
(412) 387-7595 View (412) 387-7595
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Dr. Ruiqing Yu
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Have you had a car accident and lost everything, including your career and physical health? Did you have to undergo multiple surgeries to fix your body because of the accident? Are you becoming more and more depressed and easily angry at home? Does your family think you need some help? Have you struggled with a lot of anxiety & OCD since you were young? Do you want to make changes to yourself so your husband and daughters can love again? I use a person-centered approach to build rapport with clients. I provide psychoeducation about what depression & anxiety are and how therapy works to help reduce the unknown feelings.
Have you had a car accident and lost everything, including your career and physical health? Did you have to undergo multiple surgeries to fix your body because of the accident? Are you becoming more and more depressed and easily angry at home? Does your family think you need some help? Have you struggled with a lot of anxiety & OCD since you were young? Do you want to make changes to yourself so your husband and daughters can love again? I use a person-centered approach to build rapport with clients. I provide psychoeducation about what depression & anxiety are and how therapy works to help reduce the unknown feelings.
(412) 816-8868 View (412) 816-8868
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Holly Zill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, ecosystemic structural family therapy, and techniques developed by the Gottman Institute.
Holly Zill is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with her clients by meeting them at their pace and need level to achieve their personal goals, decrease negative symptoms, improve interpersonal relationships, and increase quality of life. Holly has 7 years of experience in the mental health field. Holly completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy at Kutztown University.
She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, ecosystemic structural family therapy, and techniques developed by the Gottman Institute.
Holly Zill is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with her clients by meeting them at their pace and need level to achieve their personal goals, decrease negative symptoms, improve interpersonal relationships, and increase quality of life. Holly has 7 years of experience in the mental health field. Holly completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy at Kutztown University.
(339) 244-7023 View (339) 244-7023
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Dan Murphy
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Here are some examples of therapeutic goals my clients commonly bring to therapy: identifying and managing mental health symptoms, finding greater motivation and focus in daily life, understanding attachment style, identity exploration, deprogramming internalized stigma, rehabilitating family relationships, and healing from trauma.
Welcome! My name is Dan. I use he/him pronouns. I am a licensed psychologist in general practice at Sojourn Psychotherapeutics, LLC in the East End of Pittsburgh. I work with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to general practice, I also specialize in LGBTQIA+ mental health and climate-aware psychotherapy.
Here are some examples of therapeutic goals my clients commonly bring to therapy: identifying and managing mental health symptoms, finding greater motivation and focus in daily life, understanding attachment style, identity exploration, deprogramming internalized stigma, rehabilitating family relationships, and healing from trauma.
Welcome! My name is Dan. I use he/him pronouns. I am a licensed psychologist in general practice at Sojourn Psychotherapeutics, LLC in the East End of Pittsburgh. I work with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to general practice, I also specialize in LGBTQIA+ mental health and climate-aware psychotherapy.
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Bernadette Callaghan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
My specialty areas include trauma-informed care, mental health well-being, substance use disorders, and marriage & family counseling.
When people feel weighed down by the heaviness that seems to consume them, providing a sense of space and reconstruction that allows a shift to occur is vital. In that shift, I hope to provide a supportive environment where they will feel that weight move and become the foundation on which they can rebuild their life. This heaviness is a unilateral condition experienced by all human beings. The secret is to create a skillset that permits the transition from weight being carried to weight being conquered. In my opinion, there is no ideal client, however, there is a blueprint of individual success for everyone.
My specialty areas include trauma-informed care, mental health well-being, substance use disorders, and marriage & family counseling.
When people feel weighed down by the heaviness that seems to consume them, providing a sense of space and reconstruction that allows a shift to occur is vital. In that shift, I hope to provide a supportive environment where they will feel that weight move and become the foundation on which they can rebuild their life. This heaviness is a unilateral condition experienced by all human beings. The secret is to create a skillset that permits the transition from weight being carried to weight being conquered. In my opinion, there is no ideal client, however, there is a blueprint of individual success for everyone.
(412) 899-1832 View (412) 899-1832
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Keri Spaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
I offer individual, relationship and family counseling.
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 offer individual, relationship and family counseling.
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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David Bajada
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am doing Telehealth which I find to be effective. I have a great passion for working with my clients. Much of my current focus is working with individuals who have concerns related to: 1. building and sustaining stronger relationships (partner, work, family, etc.) 2. issues of anxiety, panic, and depression - including loss/grief. 3. Work and career challenges, including the high stress of balancing work and personal life. I've also been successful with clients who not only want to get out of the "rut" of the their lives, but who also want to explore their desire for genuine happiness, contentment, and peace of mind.
I am doing Telehealth which I find to be effective. I have a great passion for working with my clients. Much of my current focus is working with individuals who have concerns related to: 1. building and sustaining stronger relationships (partner, work, family, etc.) 2. issues of anxiety, panic, and depression - including loss/grief. 3. Work and career challenges, including the high stress of balancing work and personal life. I've also been successful with clients who not only want to get out of the "rut" of the their lives, but who also want to explore their desire for genuine happiness, contentment, and peace of mind.
(412) 536-5337 View (412) 536-5337
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Bethany Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I am a Gestalt Certified Therapist and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Relationships can be as challenging as they are rewarding. Professional support in working through those challenges can help you build more satisfying personal and professional relationships. I focus on assisting you with increasing your self awareness, emotional regulation and your ability to communicate effectively with others. I believe that a nonjudgemental, caring environment facilitates personal growth. My goal is to engage in a collaborative process that feels safe, enables healing and empowers you to reach your goals.
I am a Gestalt Certified Therapist and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Relationships can be as challenging as they are rewarding. Professional support in working through those challenges can help you build more satisfying personal and professional relationships. I focus on assisting you with increasing your self awareness, emotional regulation and your ability to communicate effectively with others. I believe that a nonjudgemental, caring environment facilitates personal growth. My goal is to engage in a collaborative process that feels safe, enables healing and empowers you to reach your goals.
(412) 275-6931 View (412) 275-6931
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Lindsay Mosaky
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
She has also navigated through chronic illness and grief within her own family system.
Lindsay Mosaky is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with over 5 years of experience in the nonprofit and social services industries. She is passionate about helping teens, adults, and seniors to address personal issues and live more freely and purposefully. Lindsay has worked with clients suffering from grief, hospice care-related issues, cultural identity issues, interpersonal relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and existentialism.
She has also navigated through chronic illness and grief within her own family system.
Lindsay Mosaky is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with over 5 years of experience in the nonprofit and social services industries. She is passionate about helping teens, adults, and seniors to address personal issues and live more freely and purposefully. Lindsay has worked with clients suffering from grief, hospice care-related issues, cultural identity issues, interpersonal relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and existentialism.
(412) 990-1880 View (412) 990-1880
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Audrey Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Are you someone that has a history of struggling to make relationships work, whether it be with friends, family, or intimate partners? Do low mood, racing thoughts, and lack of energy often affect your functioning in day-to-day life? Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness or not being "enough"? As a therapist, I specialize in supporting adults of all ages who grapple with interpersonal issues, mood concerns, and self-esteem. Together, we'll address these challenges and work towards building fulfilling relationships and improving your overall well-being.
Are you someone that has a history of struggling to make relationships work, whether it be with friends, family, or intimate partners? Do low mood, racing thoughts, and lack of energy often affect your functioning in day-to-day life? Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness or not being "enough"? As a therapist, I specialize in supporting adults of all ages who grapple with interpersonal issues, mood concerns, and self-esteem. Together, we'll address these challenges and work towards building fulfilling relationships and improving your overall well-being.
(412) 991-2270 View (412) 991-2270
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Jaymie Snider
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
As a mental health clinician for the past four years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and their parents through individual and family therapy. Through my person-centered and strength based approaches, I value the relationship between counselor and client as well as value your skills, knowledge, and potential.
As a mental health clinician for the past four years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and their parents through individual and family therapy. Through my person-centered and strength based approaches, I value the relationship between counselor and client as well as value your skills, knowledge, and potential.
(412) 538-6674 View (412) 538-6674
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Thomas Brady
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
My specialization is in marriage and family therapy, but I also work with individuals on a range of issues such as anxiety, and depression.
I fully believe that we must understand where we came from to better understand how we deal with situations today. Our past has made us who we are today, and we respond to our needs by what we have learned from our past. I've spent the last 24 years trying to better understand how to support people as they learn who they want to be and work towards their goals. I try to make a safe and comfortable setting where we can talk about what you want in life and how to achieve it. You will find me to be pretty laid back and easy to talk to.
My specialization is in marriage and family therapy, but I also work with individuals on a range of issues such as anxiety, and depression.
I fully believe that we must understand where we came from to better understand how we deal with situations today. Our past has made us who we are today, and we respond to our needs by what we have learned from our past. I've spent the last 24 years trying to better understand how to support people as they learn who they want to be and work towards their goals. I try to make a safe and comfortable setting where we can talk about what you want in life and how to achieve it. You will find me to be pretty laid back and easy to talk to.
(412) 960-1297 View (412) 960-1297
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Liana Scalise
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I’m certified in Eco Systemic Structural Family Therapy, a modality that helps children and families who experience behavioral and relationship challenges find healthier ways to interact and communicate.
I have over two decades of experience working within various community mental health settings helping children, adolescents, adults, and families navigate emotional, behavioral, social, and mental health needs. I create a goal-oriented treatment for those experiencing, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, intrapersonal conflict, relationship and communication issues, childhood trauma, stressful events, life transitions, and parenting needs.
I’m certified in Eco Systemic Structural Family Therapy, a modality that helps children and families who experience behavioral and relationship challenges find healthier ways to interact and communicate.
I have over two decades of experience working within various community mental health settings helping children, adolescents, adults, and families navigate emotional, behavioral, social, and mental health needs. I create a goal-oriented treatment for those experiencing, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, intrapersonal conflict, relationship and communication issues, childhood trauma, stressful events, life transitions, and parenting needs.
(717) 915-5883 View (717) 915-5883
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Harmony Sullivan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
), perinatal issues, relationship/family issues, depression, issues with sex and sexual identity, gender questioning/exploration, and trauma.
I believe we are all capable of changing our lives to feel happier more of the time. Perhaps you are struggling with a big transition, such as the death of a loved one, getting married or divorced, having a child, changing careers, or coming out. Or maybe you just feel stuck and you're not sure why. New clients often say that they are frustrated because they would like to feel happier but can't seem to figure out how. Therapy helps people break out of the rut and find new ways to achieve contentment.
), perinatal issues, relationship/family issues, depression, issues with sex and sexual identity, gender questioning/exploration, and trauma.
I believe we are all capable of changing our lives to feel happier more of the time. Perhaps you are struggling with a big transition, such as the death of a loved one, getting married or divorced, having a child, changing careers, or coming out. Or maybe you just feel stuck and you're not sure why. New clients often say that they are frustrated because they would like to feel happier but can't seem to figure out how. Therapy helps people break out of the rut and find new ways to achieve contentment.
(412) 685-4579 View (412) 685-4579
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Anna Kozlowska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I am open to working with clients from all walks of life, those who know what their goals are, and those who are uncertain about what they expect from therapy. My professional and lived experience helps me relate to clients who have difficulties adjusting to changes in life, as well as older adults, caregivers, and people of all ages struggling with family issues. A psychodynamic approach helps clients feel listened to and encouraged to develop their story, gain insight and self-awareness, & notice the connection between past events and current difficulties.
I am open to working with clients from all walks of life, those who know what their goals are, and those who are uncertain about what they expect from therapy. My professional and lived experience helps me relate to clients who have difficulties adjusting to changes in life, as well as older adults, caregivers, and people of all ages struggling with family issues. A psychodynamic approach helps clients feel listened to and encouraged to develop their story, gain insight and self-awareness, & notice the connection between past events and current difficulties.
(412) 218-3834 View (412) 218-3834
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Brittany Echtler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I enjoy working with various populations including, but not limited to, those struggling with day-to-day stressors, depressive/anxiety related symptoms, interpersonal stressors and trauma. Clients can vary from adolescents to adults in various settings including both individual and family sessions.
I enjoy working with various populations including, but not limited to, those struggling with day-to-day stressors, depressive/anxiety related symptoms, interpersonal stressors and trauma. Clients can vary from adolescents to adults in various settings including both individual and family sessions.
(412) 214-8765 View (412) 214-8765
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Charles H Kuhn, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, DAPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
Often emotional or behavioral problems emerge as a symptom of an underlying family problem.
I offer effective help for life's problems in a pleasant and discreet private practice setting. Communication and conflict resolution training for couples is a special area of concentration. I provide psychotherapy for people with angry, fearful, depressed and anxious moods; obsessive thoughts; impulsive behavior, adult or child attention deficits; posttraumatic stress and other common problems. Adults, adolescents and children are seen individually, in couples or in family sessions during convenient evening and weekend hours by appointment. I help couples to improve their ability to communicate with each other and reduce conflicts.
Often emotional or behavioral problems emerge as a symptom of an underlying family problem.
I offer effective help for life's problems in a pleasant and discreet private practice setting. Communication and conflict resolution training for couples is a special area of concentration. I provide psychotherapy for people with angry, fearful, depressed and anxious moods; obsessive thoughts; impulsive behavior, adult or child attention deficits; posttraumatic stress and other common problems. Adults, adolescents and children are seen individually, in couples or in family sessions during convenient evening and weekend hours by appointment. I help couples to improve their ability to communicate with each other and reduce conflicts.
(412) 567-3258 View (412) 567-3258
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James A Whisner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Hello! I work with a broad range of clients from many backgrounds and cultures. I have assisted clients in coping with a broad range of mental health needs; anxiety disorders, depression, anger control, and family issues (blended family experience!). My professional experience that brings strength to my current practice includes working as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and a Family Based Therapist. I have also performed as a counselor at long term inpatient facilities and spent a year working as a drug and alcohol counselor. I currently work as a mental health outpatient therapist.
Hello! I work with a broad range of clients from many backgrounds and cultures. I have assisted clients in coping with a broad range of mental health needs; anxiety disorders, depression, anger control, and family issues (blended family experience!). My professional experience that brings strength to my current practice includes working as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and a Family Based Therapist. I have also performed as a counselor at long term inpatient facilities and spent a year working as a drug and alcohol counselor. I currently work as a mental health outpatient therapist.
(412) 816-9009 View (412) 816-9009
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Kristina Smail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Along with mood management, relationship issues, communication skill-building, family struggles, and stress management.
Everyone has a story, and that novel molds us into who we are today. As we walk through the chapters in your book, we will be able to better understand how your experiences have impacted daily living. In doing so, we will be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to positively enhance your future.
Along with mood management, relationship issues, communication skill-building, family struggles, and stress management.
Everyone has a story, and that novel molds us into who we are today. As we walk through the chapters in your book, we will be able to better understand how your experiences have impacted daily living. In doing so, we will be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to positively enhance your future.
(724) 960-8253 View (724) 960-8253
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Mind, Body, & Soulutions LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
Areas of expertise include women's issues, anxiety, depression, marriage, couples and family issues, effective communication, life transitions, conflict and coaching.
With compassion and a holistic therapeutic approach we will identify patterns in behaviors and thoughts that may be holding you back from living your best life. Utilizing a solution- focused and cognitive behavioral approach our goal is to help you focus on your desired outcome while building on your strengths. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Areas of expertise include women's issues, anxiety, depression, marriage, couples and family issues, effective communication, life transitions, conflict and coaching.
With compassion and a holistic therapeutic approach we will identify patterns in behaviors and thoughts that may be holding you back from living your best life. Utilizing a solution- focused and cognitive behavioral approach our goal is to help you focus on your desired outcome while building on your strengths. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(412) 246-9768 View (412) 246-9768
Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.