Medication Management Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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The Counseling Center at Family Resources
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Our team also includes a psychiatrist for those attending therapy and whose needs include medication management.
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
Our team also includes a psychiatrist for those attending therapy and whose needs include medication management.
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
(412) 312-4047 x4 View (412) 312-4047 x4
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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
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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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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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Loren Sobel
MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I am uniquely suited to provide holistic care. A psychoanalytic therapy approach offers a highly effective form of treatment through a comprehensive and nuanced framework for working with and addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, identity struggles, low self-esteem, a lostness around a sense of self, struggles in your connections to other people, and feelings of meaninglessness. If advisable, I can also provide careful expert medication management. Together, we will embark on a collaborative exploration, delving into your unique background and personal influences as we work towards healing.
As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I am uniquely suited to provide holistic care. A psychoanalytic therapy approach offers a highly effective form of treatment through a comprehensive and nuanced framework for working with and addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, identity struggles, low self-esteem, a lostness around a sense of self, struggles in your connections to other people, and feelings of meaninglessness. If advisable, I can also provide careful expert medication management. Together, we will embark on a collaborative exploration, delving into your unique background and personal influences as we work towards healing.
(412) 618-0441 View (412) 618-0441
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Beatrice Desir
DO
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Desir's practice focuses on medication management, supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits.
Dr. Desir is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who completed her undergraduate training at The University of Scranton followed by medical school at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at Nassau University Medical Center where she served as the Administrative Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Desir has been in practice for 4 years and has provided patients with compassionate psychiatric care. She is experienced in treating various psychiatric illnesses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and ADHD.
Desir's practice focuses on medication management, supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits.
Dr. Desir is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who completed her undergraduate training at The University of Scranton followed by medical school at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at Nassau University Medical Center where she served as the Administrative Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Desir has been in practice for 4 years and has provided patients with compassionate psychiatric care. She is experienced in treating various psychiatric illnesses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and ADHD.
(267) 361-2038 View (267) 361-2038
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Glade Run Lutheran Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LPCC, LCSW, CC, MSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
We offer outpatient, in-home and school based therapy, intensive behavioral rehabilitative services (BHRS), blended case management, psychiatric rehabilitative services, psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management and transitional programming.
Glade Run has a 165 year history of service to individuals in need in our communities. With a range of caring and professional client-focused therapists, we are able to help you set and reach your personal goals. With office locations in Zelienople, Butler, Beaver Falls, and Pittsburgh, Glade Run is ready and available to help.
We offer outpatient, in-home and school based therapy, intensive behavioral rehabilitative services (BHRS), blended case management, psychiatric rehabilitative services, psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management and transitional programming.
Glade Run has a 165 year history of service to individuals in need in our communities. With a range of caring and professional client-focused therapists, we are able to help you set and reach your personal goals. With office locations in Zelienople, Butler, Beaver Falls, and Pittsburgh, Glade Run is ready and available to help.
(724) 558-8616 View (724) 558-8616
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Chelsey Smail
PA-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Supervised by Dr. Lutka, I am a Psychiatric Physician Assistant who had previously been working as a Hospitalist. Studying Internal Medicine, I saw first hand how our minds, bodies, and souls are so interwoven and the profound impact that each health component has on the others. For example, our physical health significantly impacts our mental health, and vice verses. Here at Journey Healthcare, we want to help you to utilize therapy in combination with medications, if necessary, to help you reach your most successful potential to lead a fulfilling and happy life.
Supervised by Dr. Lutka, I am a Psychiatric Physician Assistant who had previously been working as a Hospitalist. Studying Internal Medicine, I saw first hand how our minds, bodies, and souls are so interwoven and the profound impact that each health component has on the others. For example, our physical health significantly impacts our mental health, and vice verses. Here at Journey Healthcare, we want to help you to utilize therapy in combination with medications, if necessary, to help you reach your most successful potential to lead a fulfilling and happy life.
(878) 313-2118 View (878) 313-2118
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Marquia Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
An ideal client for me is someone who has difficulty managing their emotions, engages in frequent negative thinking, and has trouble communicating their needs with family and friends. They want to decrease their anxious or depressive behaviors but have little knowledge of how to begin regulating their emotions.
An ideal client for me is someone who has difficulty managing their emotions, engages in frequent negative thinking, and has trouble communicating their needs with family and friends. They want to decrease their anxious or depressive behaviors but have little knowledge of how to begin regulating their emotions.
(412) 990-1245 View (412) 990-1245
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 498-0049 View (724) 498-0049
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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
Photo of Patricia Hanson, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Patricia Hanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
You can schedule on my Website if you like. What you can expect from our first session • A Safe and Nurturing Environment • Enhanced Self-awareness • Practical Coping Strategies • Holistic Well-being • Empowerment • A Deepened Connection • Transformational Conversations In essence, sessions with me are a blend of empathy, expertise, and empowerment. Whether in a crisis, seeking strategies for specific challenges, or yearning for personal growth, our collaborative journey is designed to illuminate paths forward and cultivate enduring mental and emotional strength.
You can schedule on my Website if you like. What you can expect from our first session • A Safe and Nurturing Environment • Enhanced Self-awareness • Practical Coping Strategies • Holistic Well-being • Empowerment • A Deepened Connection • Transformational Conversations In essence, sessions with me are a blend of empathy, expertise, and empowerment. Whether in a crisis, seeking strategies for specific challenges, or yearning for personal growth, our collaborative journey is designed to illuminate paths forward and cultivate enduring mental and emotional strength.
(878) 313-6450 View (878) 313-6450
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Nicholas George Pelescak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Ideally, I work best with adults struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders or relationship problems. Issues I support are that of developing stronger interpersonal social rhythms, development of effective coping skills; using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy, and improved sense of self efficacy. Clients who are able to identify strengths that help them in their recovery, and deficits in their recovery can begin working with myself in setting goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound.
Ideally, I work best with adults struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders or relationship problems. Issues I support are that of developing stronger interpersonal social rhythms, development of effective coping skills; using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy, and improved sense of self efficacy. Clients who are able to identify strengths that help them in their recovery, and deficits in their recovery can begin working with myself in setting goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound.
(412) 784-6178 View (412) 784-6178
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Anne Barbabella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
For over 20 years, I have worked in the field of mental health and addiction. I have extensive experience working with all disorders from mild to severe and specialize in working with the dual diagnosed (mental health and addiction) population; especially those suffering with mood disorders, anxiety and trauma related issues. I am able to offer support to not only the client who is suffering but their family and support system as well. I believe that all people are capable of improving their life with hard work, openness and a desire for change.
For over 20 years, I have worked in the field of mental health and addiction. I have extensive experience working with all disorders from mild to severe and specialize in working with the dual diagnosed (mental health and addiction) population; especially those suffering with mood disorders, anxiety and trauma related issues. I am able to offer support to not only the client who is suffering but their family and support system as well. I believe that all people are capable of improving their life with hard work, openness and a desire for change.
(412) 357-5971 View (412) 357-5971
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Lisa Fleischer Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you have trouble opening up to others? Is it difficult to talk about your feelings? Do you ever wonder why you have certain thoughts? It’s common for people to bottle up emotions and project their feelings onto others, but there is a healthier way to handle them. You are worth it! I work with people who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. I have a special interest in working with women in Midlife. I can help you navigate the challenges of feeling stuck, questioning your identity, and setting your priorities.
Do you have trouble opening up to others? Is it difficult to talk about your feelings? Do you ever wonder why you have certain thoughts? It’s common for people to bottle up emotions and project their feelings onto others, but there is a healthier way to handle them. You are worth it! I work with people who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. I have a special interest in working with women in Midlife. I can help you navigate the challenges of feeling stuck, questioning your identity, and setting your priorities.
(412) 455-8630 View (412) 455-8630
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Sam Ehrlich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, TCT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Not accepting new clients
I work from strengths-based, trauma-informed, person-centered, and Feminist perspectives. I'm LGBTQIA+, sex, and body positive and neurodivergent affirming. I have experience working with people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse and neglect. I use DBT, CBT, MI, and EMDR. I believe that, since every client is different, they each require a different approach. Nothing cookie cookie cutter here! My approach uses a lot of laughter, really connecting with the client on a personal level, using lots of validation, and comes from a place that each client is the expert on themselves.
I work from strengths-based, trauma-informed, person-centered, and Feminist perspectives. I'm LGBTQIA+, sex, and body positive and neurodivergent affirming. I have experience working with people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse and neglect. I use DBT, CBT, MI, and EMDR. I believe that, since every client is different, they each require a different approach. Nothing cookie cookie cutter here! My approach uses a lot of laughter, really connecting with the client on a personal level, using lots of validation, and comes from a place that each client is the expert on themselves.
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 749-5328 View (724) 749-5328
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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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The Mask Must Go
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Healing is often hard, but it can also be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey toward happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery. I will work closely with you to monitor how you are feeling and match your pace in a supportive, safe environment. I would like to assist you in understanding how you have learned to cope with various situations, and how these same coping skills may be getting in your way now. I work from the Person-Centered therapy approach to empower you to acquire a new layer of understanding of who and where you are.
Healing is often hard, but it can also be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey toward happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery. I will work closely with you to monitor how you are feeling and match your pace in a supportive, safe environment. I would like to assist you in understanding how you have learned to cope with various situations, and how these same coping skills may be getting in your way now. I work from the Person-Centered therapy approach to empower you to acquire a new layer of understanding of who and where you are.
(412) 896-7129 View (412) 896-7129
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Michael Leone
MPAS, PA-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
As a Psychotherapist and Physician Assistant with nearly a decade of mental health experience in inpatient, outpatient, and addiction treatment settings, I’m particularly grounded in the diversity of people’s suffering and what helps provide relief. Whether you struggle with the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, intense inner criticism, or ongoing shame, my first priority is always to create a space where meaningful therapeutic work can take hold. Holding space for caring, honest self-examination while I remain actively and supportively involved are essential ingredients for personal growth and progress.
As a Psychotherapist and Physician Assistant with nearly a decade of mental health experience in inpatient, outpatient, and addiction treatment settings, I’m particularly grounded in the diversity of people’s suffering and what helps provide relief. Whether you struggle with the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, intense inner criticism, or ongoing shame, my first priority is always to create a space where meaningful therapeutic work can take hold. Holding space for caring, honest self-examination while I remain actively and supportively involved are essential ingredients for personal growth and progress.
(412) 776-6407 View (412) 776-6407
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Medication Management Therapists

What are the most effective ways to manage medications?

One of the most effective ways a patient can manage their medications is to keep a list of each drug and dosage they take. Such a list can be helpful in keeping to their schedule and can also be something they bring to their psychiatrist or other physician so that the healthcare provider has a clear picture of what they’re taking and in what quantity. Using a pill organizer can be useful for memory and organization. Patients should discuss their medications and their effects at every appointment.

What are the risks if medications are not managed properly?

A suboptimal approach to medication management can lead to potentially harmful health outcomes. Most psychiatric drugs have side effects, and if a patient is not aware of them, they may seek additional medical help or over the counter or prescription drugs to treat the side effects, which may have its own side effects, a process called “prescription cascade.” Another risk to disorganization is that a psychiatrist without full knowledge of a patient’s regimen could prescribe a medication that should not be mixed with a patient’s existing drugs.

What’s the best way to encourage someone to get help managing their medications?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the person while framing medication management as a tool for improving their life and avoiding dangerous side effects. Offering specific examples of an individual’s failure to properly manage their medication regimen should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to break management down into parts, and there are several apps that can be used to organize which drugs are ingested, when they need to be refilled, and how they should be stored.

Are there natural treatments that can replace medications?

While there are many medications that can be vital to mental health, there are some natural lifestyle changes that can help reduce the need for drugs. Regular exercise, good sleep habits, a healthy diet, and therapy can all go a long way in symptom relief. Psychiatric medications typically treat symptoms but do not necessarily treat the cause of the condition. Many clinicians consider medications an adjunct to treatment rather than a treatment in and of itself.