Psychodynamic Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

Photo of Nicholas George Pelescak, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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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Barbara Kline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
(412) 888-0420 View (412) 888-0420
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Kate Rudd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Change, even good change, is hard. Life transitions happen to all of us and sometimes we need help managing it. Together, we will find your path toward healing and growth, based on your innate self-compassion, dignity, and courage.
Change, even good change, is hard. Life transitions happen to all of us and sometimes we need help managing it. Together, we will find your path toward healing and growth, based on your innate self-compassion, dignity, and courage.
(412) 900-8251 View (412) 900-8251
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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
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Khalida Sethi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
My ideal client would be ready for a challenge. Someone who wants their worldview expanded, prepared to find internal and external connection with the world. My ideal client would be someone who also wants their race, sexuality, or gender affirmed by their clinician.
My ideal client would be ready for a challenge. Someone who wants their worldview expanded, prepared to find internal and external connection with the world. My ideal client would be someone who also wants their race, sexuality, or gender affirmed by their clinician.
(412) 900-4852 View (412) 900-4852
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A. Edwards LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PCC, ART
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
*Accepting new clients * As a Marriage and Family Therapist I focus on the systems around and inside of you. My philosophy is, you must honestly know yourself in relationships to identify yourself as an individual. There are no individuals in the world, only fragments of families trying to express themselves. I work with those that are curious about the world around them. I support breaking generational curses and patterns, to help find your true self. I support disenfranchised groups through the time we all living in. I focus on Social Justice through an experiential lens, that challenges our way of existing.
*Accepting new clients * As a Marriage and Family Therapist I focus on the systems around and inside of you. My philosophy is, you must honestly know yourself in relationships to identify yourself as an individual. There are no individuals in the world, only fragments of families trying to express themselves. I work with those that are curious about the world around them. I support breaking generational curses and patterns, to help find your true self. I support disenfranchised groups through the time we all living in. I focus on Social Justice through an experiential lens, that challenges our way of existing.
(412) 285-1974 View (412) 285-1974
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Jennifer Ruth Rozell-Whitaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Choosing to start therapy takes courage. It's not easy to look within one's self and challenge yourself to change. In our work together, I will support you in your journey towards personal growth, discovery and change. As an Art Therapist, I believe that engaging in the art process has a powerful way of touching the deepest aspects of one's soul. Through creative approaches in therapy, you can connect authentically with yourself and thrive. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I can help each person use the process to grow.
Choosing to start therapy takes courage. It's not easy to look within one's self and challenge yourself to change. In our work together, I will support you in your journey towards personal growth, discovery and change. As an Art Therapist, I believe that engaging in the art process has a powerful way of touching the deepest aspects of one's soul. Through creative approaches in therapy, you can connect authentically with yourself and thrive. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I can help each person use the process to grow.
(878) 768-7027 View (878) 768-7027
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Gail Ludwig Vogler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MSN
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Are you struggling and frustrated with life problems and traditional help is not working? I offer an organic blending of traditional eastern healing practices with western psychotherapy. This work helps you deepen your connection to the answers which are already within you. I just help you "see" them, and assist you in bridging a connection between the healthy self and those parts of you that are struggling to be healthy. I call these dissonant parts. These dissonant parts can create disorder and dysfunction. We work as partners on a path towards unity, health and well-being.
Are you struggling and frustrated with life problems and traditional help is not working? I offer an organic blending of traditional eastern healing practices with western psychotherapy. This work helps you deepen your connection to the answers which are already within you. I just help you "see" them, and assist you in bridging a connection between the healthy self and those parts of you that are struggling to be healthy. I call these dissonant parts. These dissonant parts can create disorder and dysfunction. We work as partners on a path towards unity, health and well-being.
(412) 528-4081 View (412) 528-4081
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Saving Sanity, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Please visit our website to fill out the Therapy Intake Form and we will contact you! Saving Sanity, LLC is a private practice of Professional Counselors with a vision of inspiring individuals to achieve their greatest human potential. We have a mission to empower individuals by creating a supportive space in which personal growth and healing can occur. Please visit savingsanity.org to view our available therapists.
Please visit our website to fill out the Therapy Intake Form and we will contact you! Saving Sanity, LLC is a private practice of Professional Counselors with a vision of inspiring individuals to achieve their greatest human potential. We have a mission to empower individuals by creating a supportive space in which personal growth and healing can occur. Please visit savingsanity.org to view our available therapists.
(412) 991-1620 View (412) 991-1620
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Lynn T. Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Teletherapy Available! During these uncertain times, connection and self-care are more important than ever. Are you going through times of high emotions and stress? Let me help. You deserve an experienced and competent professional that works with you to explore your situation with respect and compassion. Together, we will get to the heart of the problem and find fresh ways of managing your situation. I collaborate with you to help move you toward healthy change. I have a flexible approach that takes the best parts of different treatments and uses them in a way that fits your needs.
Teletherapy Available! During these uncertain times, connection and self-care are more important than ever. Are you going through times of high emotions and stress? Let me help. You deserve an experienced and competent professional that works with you to explore your situation with respect and compassion. Together, we will get to the heart of the problem and find fresh ways of managing your situation. I collaborate with you to help move you toward healthy change. I have a flexible approach that takes the best parts of different treatments and uses them in a way that fits your needs.
(412) 906-4423 View (412) 906-4423
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Taylor Petro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Starting your therapeutic journey can be both overwhelming and exciting. As an individual, it may be scary to open up, challenge yourself, and commit to change. As a parent, it can be hard to know when the right time is to begin therapy for your child. One thing I know to be true is that each and every person is unique, and is capable of growth, happiness and emotional wellness. I enjoy working with clients from late childhood through adulthood and love helping clients who are new to therapy understand the therapeutic process, create goals, and empower themselves to live their best life.
Starting your therapeutic journey can be both overwhelming and exciting. As an individual, it may be scary to open up, challenge yourself, and commit to change. As a parent, it can be hard to know when the right time is to begin therapy for your child. One thing I know to be true is that each and every person is unique, and is capable of growth, happiness and emotional wellness. I enjoy working with clients from late childhood through adulthood and love helping clients who are new to therapy understand the therapeutic process, create goals, and empower themselves to live their best life.
(412) 816-9434 View (412) 816-9434
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Matt Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
I help people who are confused by their emotions to develop a sense of control and safety in exploring their thoughts, memories and feelings. I work with people who have experienced sexual/physical/emotional abuse in childhood, or assault in adulthood, community violence, gender violence or incarceration; and who find it hard to control anger, sadness, mood swings, stress, to trust themselves, others or have close relationships. I believe that honest, compassionate discussion lets you approach what you might want to ignore, but won’t go away; or explore what might not have space to be said with friends or family.
I help people who are confused by their emotions to develop a sense of control and safety in exploring their thoughts, memories and feelings. I work with people who have experienced sexual/physical/emotional abuse in childhood, or assault in adulthood, community violence, gender violence or incarceration; and who find it hard to control anger, sadness, mood swings, stress, to trust themselves, others or have close relationships. I believe that honest, compassionate discussion lets you approach what you might want to ignore, but won’t go away; or explore what might not have space to be said with friends or family.
(878) 225-5486 View (878) 225-5486
Photo of Madeleine Morrison, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Madeleine Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, and depression. If you are struggling with obsessive thoughts, feel out of control, or find yourself confused by your identity, emotions, behaviors, or relationships, I am here to help.
I specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, and depression. If you are struggling with obsessive thoughts, feel out of control, or find yourself confused by your identity, emotions, behaviors, or relationships, I am here to help.
(412) 534-3865 View (412) 534-3865
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Avellar Warden Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Our skilled doctoral-level therapists offer personalized and comprehensive psychological care. Together, we help with most mood, behavioral, relational, and life transition issues. You will receive an assessment of your psychological health and a personalized plan to fit your unique needs, goals, and life situation. Most importantly, you will develop insights and strategies to take therapy “on the go.”
Our skilled doctoral-level therapists offer personalized and comprehensive psychological care. Together, we help with most mood, behavioral, relational, and life transition issues. You will receive an assessment of your psychological health and a personalized plan to fit your unique needs, goals, and life situation. Most importantly, you will develop insights and strategies to take therapy “on the go.”
(412) 850-2156 View (412) 850-2156
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Spiegel Freedman Psychological Associates
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
The clinicians of Spiegel Freedman Psychological Associates provide outpatient psychotherapeutic care to the people of the greater Pittsburgh area. We are committed to excellence and strive to provide our community with the highest quality of psychological services. We combine professional expertise with personal compassion in our therapeutic care. Our diverse staff and associates offer psychological evaluation and care for children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples and families.
The clinicians of Spiegel Freedman Psychological Associates provide outpatient psychotherapeutic care to the people of the greater Pittsburgh area. We are committed to excellence and strive to provide our community with the highest quality of psychological services. We combine professional expertise with personal compassion in our therapeutic care. Our diverse staff and associates offer psychological evaluation and care for children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples and families.
(412) 307-5806 x1 View (412) 307-5806 x1
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Karisa L. M. Sévère
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC, BC-TMH, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
The beauty of life can be hidden by the demands of time and resources. Thoughts of helplessness, frustration, and worry can be difficult to navigate. Constantly thinking about events or feelings that have had major impacts on our lives can prevent us from reaching our goals in life. To me reaching out for help to work through personal difficulties is one of the most important steps a person can take to begin to implement changes. I believe in the authenticity of the therapeutic relationship and how it is a source of strength for change.
The beauty of life can be hidden by the demands of time and resources. Thoughts of helplessness, frustration, and worry can be difficult to navigate. Constantly thinking about events or feelings that have had major impacts on our lives can prevent us from reaching our goals in life. To me reaching out for help to work through personal difficulties is one of the most important steps a person can take to begin to implement changes. I believe in the authenticity of the therapeutic relationship and how it is a source of strength for change.
(412) 538-5296 View (412) 538-5296
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Paget Bridget Wickard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Now offering telehealth across most states! Welcome! My name is Paget. If you're feeling stuck and want to make some changes, please call. I would love to work with you! My clinical experience has been broad and varied, including the full spectrum of mental health issues, emotional problems and relationship challenges. Currently, I have an office in Dorseyville, PA.
Now offering telehealth across most states! Welcome! My name is Paget. If you're feeling stuck and want to make some changes, please call. I would love to work with you! My clinical experience has been broad and varied, including the full spectrum of mental health issues, emotional problems and relationship challenges. Currently, I have an office in Dorseyville, PA.
(412) 426-3319 View (412) 426-3319
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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, MDiv, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15233  (Online Only)
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
(412) 453-3279 x216 View (412) 453-3279 x216
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Mikael Ferm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218  (Online Only)
Clients describe me as authentic, determined, and insightful. I can offer you direct solutions founded on evidence-based techniques that will help you solve your problems. I can also dive deeper with you to explore the roots behind your troubles and true self. Clients regularly find my combination of skills-based and insight-oriented therapy to be highly effective as it offers both practical utility and depth. For OCD, I specifically use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Clients describe me as authentic, determined, and insightful. I can offer you direct solutions founded on evidence-based techniques that will help you solve your problems. I can also dive deeper with you to explore the roots behind your troubles and true self. Clients regularly find my combination of skills-based and insight-oriented therapy to be highly effective as it offers both practical utility and depth. For OCD, I specifically use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
(412) 991-2030 View (412) 991-2030
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Ronald Thomas Curran
PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Pain, uncertainty, feelings of being lost and a failure emerge as we seek to find our individual path in life. These feelings often indicate it is time to be found, not that you are "mentally ill." They can indicate the need to connect with your inner Self rather than to substitute unfulfilling forms of social adjustment. My approach focuses on you as a unique individual. It recognizes that you have a Self in the sense that there is a unique inner guidance available to you. I will work as a guide in your journey toward conflict resolution and wholeness.
Pain, uncertainty, feelings of being lost and a failure emerge as we seek to find our individual path in life. These feelings often indicate it is time to be found, not that you are "mentally ill." They can indicate the need to connect with your inner Self rather than to substitute unfulfilling forms of social adjustment. My approach focuses on you as a unique individual. It recognizes that you have a Self in the sense that there is a unique inner guidance available to you. I will work as a guide in your journey toward conflict resolution and wholeness.
(412) 212-3801 View (412) 212-3801