Psychodynamic Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

Photo of Kathleen A Brenckle, MSW, LCSW, CST, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kathleen A Brenckle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST, CCTP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Do you feel invisible? Has life lost it's zest? Do you feel like you and your spouse can't communicate? Are you talking about the same things over and over again and not getting anywhere? It is never too late to look at areas of your life that create significant stress and make a change; or take a troubled relationship and turn it into a healthy, loving, supportive union. I have had great success helping individuals & couples identify and resolve persistent issues helping them live the life they want. My passion is to motivate you to realize your full potential and achieve your dreams.
Do you feel invisible? Has life lost it's zest? Do you feel like you and your spouse can't communicate? Are you talking about the same things over and over again and not getting anywhere? It is never too late to look at areas of your life that create significant stress and make a change; or take a troubled relationship and turn it into a healthy, loving, supportive union. I have had great success helping individuals & couples identify and resolve persistent issues helping them live the life they want. My passion is to motivate you to realize your full potential and achieve your dreams.
(724) 479-7929 View (724) 479-7929
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Leah Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
There are many reasons clients decide to work with a therapist. Developing healthy life habits, working on overcoming challenges, exploring patterns and behaviors, expanding communication skills are some preferred goals. An ideal client has both curiosity and the courage to gain perspective and insight into how they relate to themselves and others. I work with children, teens, and adults and welcome the opportunity to explore life’s challenges alongside you. I recognize the courage it takes to explore history and patterns, and it is my goal to create a space of hope and connection within the therapeutic relationship.
There are many reasons clients decide to work with a therapist. Developing healthy life habits, working on overcoming challenges, exploring patterns and behaviors, expanding communication skills are some preferred goals. An ideal client has both curiosity and the courage to gain perspective and insight into how they relate to themselves and others. I work with children, teens, and adults and welcome the opportunity to explore life’s challenges alongside you. I recognize the courage it takes to explore history and patterns, and it is my goal to create a space of hope and connection within the therapeutic relationship.
(412) 906-4526 View (412) 906-4526
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Ashley Van Alen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15208  (Online Only)
Emotions require movement and at times when we find ourselves stuck, it is helpful to have support to find our path forward. If you're struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or simply want to live a more fulfilled life, you don't have to suffer alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic connection, and offer a supportive space for vulnerability and growth to help you live your most fulfilled life.
Emotions require movement and at times when we find ourselves stuck, it is helpful to have support to find our path forward. If you're struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or simply want to live a more fulfilled life, you don't have to suffer alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic connection, and offer a supportive space for vulnerability and growth to help you live your most fulfilled life.
(412) 207-3947 View (412) 207-3947
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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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Madison Petermann
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15211  (Online Only)
Life's journey can feel chaotic, that sometimes leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, or alone. I'm here to offer a safe harbor—a place where you can share your struggles without fear of judgment and explore what it means to be you. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your emotions and experiences, drawing from approaches like EMDR, humanistic, and strength-based therapy.
Life's journey can feel chaotic, that sometimes leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, or alone. I'm here to offer a safe harbor—a place where you can share your struggles without fear of judgment and explore what it means to be you. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your emotions and experiences, drawing from approaches like EMDR, humanistic, and strength-based therapy.
(412) 912-2571 View (412) 912-2571
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Braden Bernard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I'm very much a "come as you are" and "meet you where you're at" therapist. I am known to have a warm, yet direct style when practicing, and often utilize humor to help create a relaxed atmosphere. Clients come to me when they're dealing with problems in the bedroom and feel like they have nowhere else to turn. I believe that through exploration of one's personality and relationships, people are able to outgrow a conflicted sense of self.
I'm very much a "come as you are" and "meet you where you're at" therapist. I am known to have a warm, yet direct style when practicing, and often utilize humor to help create a relaxed atmosphere. Clients come to me when they're dealing with problems in the bedroom and feel like they have nowhere else to turn. I believe that through exploration of one's personality and relationships, people are able to outgrow a conflicted sense of self.
(412) 345-1457 View (412) 345-1457
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(412) 912-2940 x1 View (412) 912-2940 x1
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Rachael D Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I like working with college and graduate students. Individuals and couples who want to enhance their quality of life and will do the work and exploration that this journey may require. I am very engaging and will be active with you in the process. I have over forty years as a clinical Social Worker. I have a certification as a certified Sex Therapist and educator .(ASSECT) I work with new parents and families trying to become parents.
I like working with college and graduate students. Individuals and couples who want to enhance their quality of life and will do the work and exploration that this journey may require. I am very engaging and will be active with you in the process. I have over forty years as a clinical Social Worker. I have a certification as a certified Sex Therapist and educator .(ASSECT) I work with new parents and families trying to become parents.
(412) 253-4813 x106 View (412) 253-4813 x106
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Kate Semple
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15226  (Online Only)
I love working with adults who want to get curious about the ways their past affects their present. Beginning in childhood, we learned to adapt to our circumstances and adjust our behaviors to maintain safety and security with others. Many of us found along the way that our emotions, needs, or wants were "too much" for the people we turned to for connection and protection. As a result we may have come to believe that we had to hide parts of ourselves in order to be loved or cared for. Over time, this hiding can lead to feelings of distress, anxiety, depression, shame, relationship challenges, and even chronic pain.
I love working with adults who want to get curious about the ways their past affects their present. Beginning in childhood, we learned to adapt to our circumstances and adjust our behaviors to maintain safety and security with others. Many of us found along the way that our emotions, needs, or wants were "too much" for the people we turned to for connection and protection. As a result we may have come to believe that we had to hide parts of ourselves in order to be loved or cared for. Over time, this hiding can lead to feelings of distress, anxiety, depression, shame, relationship challenges, and even chronic pain.
(412) 743-9409 View (412) 743-9409
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Bonnie Wargo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
You're here because you're stuck and have tried all the things. Something works, briefly, and then things get hard again. Bad experiences, bad people, or simply just not enough wins have gotten you down. You have all these ideas, all these hopes, and things just aren't happening the way you envisioned. The good news: You're in the right place to make a change. You're ready to figure this out, or you're just giving things one last shot.
You're here because you're stuck and have tried all the things. Something works, briefly, and then things get hard again. Bad experiences, bad people, or simply just not enough wins have gotten you down. You have all these ideas, all these hopes, and things just aren't happening the way you envisioned. The good news: You're in the right place to make a change. You're ready to figure this out, or you're just giving things one last shot.
(412) 838-4452 View (412) 838-4452
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Lee Jacobs Riggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-PA, LCPC-IL
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221  (Online Only)
In my individual, couples, and family work, values of collaboration, mutuality, and connection guide my practice. I partner with clients to identify their own unique strengths that can be used as resources to foster growth and change. I am attentive to the role of early family experiences, cultural values, oppression, and stigma in shaping client's experiences. Particularly when addressing painful or traumatic areas, I attend to clients' emotional safety using mindfulness and body awareness. I believe that healing happens in the context of honest relationships and invite my clients to engage in open dialog about our work together.
In my individual, couples, and family work, values of collaboration, mutuality, and connection guide my practice. I partner with clients to identify their own unique strengths that can be used as resources to foster growth and change. I am attentive to the role of early family experiences, cultural values, oppression, and stigma in shaping client's experiences. Particularly when addressing painful or traumatic areas, I attend to clients' emotional safety using mindfulness and body awareness. I believe that healing happens in the context of honest relationships and invite my clients to engage in open dialog about our work together.
(412) 968-8191 View (412) 968-8191
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Christopher McCann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
In my practice I offer a space for you to say what cannot be said anywhere else. It is an unconditional welcome to speak what is most real for you; and to speak freely, fully, and without censorship. Dreams, fantasies, memories. Ruptures and traumas. Experiences of love and sexuality as lived in your body and relational bonds. Crises, complaints, and all of the repetitions that happen again and again. These formations (and more) we raise to the dignity of what is most unknown and alive within you. Read deeply into yourself and articulate the 'other scenes' between the lines of lived experience.
In my practice I offer a space for you to say what cannot be said anywhere else. It is an unconditional welcome to speak what is most real for you; and to speak freely, fully, and without censorship. Dreams, fantasies, memories. Ruptures and traumas. Experiences of love and sexuality as lived in your body and relational bonds. Crises, complaints, and all of the repetitions that happen again and again. These formations (and more) we raise to the dignity of what is most unknown and alive within you. Read deeply into yourself and articulate the 'other scenes' between the lines of lived experience.
(412) 744-3247 View (412) 744-3247
Photo of Morgan (Robert) Riley, MS, Pre-Licensed Professional
Morgan (Robert) Riley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
Taking the first steps to feel better can be scary. Therapy is a big ask! Trusting a new person, daring to make change, investing time and energy in yourself for maybe the first time ever - it can be overwhelming. I take a Health At Every Size (HAES), trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ allied approach to navigating what quality of life means to you. We can explore your authentic self together and work toward goals you find motivating.
Taking the first steps to feel better can be scary. Therapy is a big ask! Trusting a new person, daring to make change, investing time and energy in yourself for maybe the first time ever - it can be overwhelming. I take a Health At Every Size (HAES), trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ allied approach to navigating what quality of life means to you. We can explore your authentic self together and work toward goals you find motivating.
(412) 387-6483 View (412) 387-6483
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Sarah Marie Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, MA, LPC, CFRC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
I work from a humanistic approach, but believe in being holistic and pulling from a variety of counseling theories and techniques to meet clients where they are at. I work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds and with a ranges of concerns. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, dual diagnosis clients, etc. I have a special interest in military, first responders, and children from the child welfare system. I believe that counseling is a partnership of sorts and try to help individual meet their full potential by understanding their life experiences from their perspective.
I work from a humanistic approach, but believe in being holistic and pulling from a variety of counseling theories and techniques to meet clients where they are at. I work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds and with a ranges of concerns. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, dual diagnosis clients, etc. I have a special interest in military, first responders, and children from the child welfare system. I believe that counseling is a partnership of sorts and try to help individual meet their full potential by understanding their life experiences from their perspective.
(878) 213-4746 View (878) 213-4746
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
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) 907-1210 View (724) 907-1210
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Chloe Brokaw Heimbuch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15234  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile page. Please feel free to email, text or call me to get acquainted and see if we are a good fit.
Welcome to my profile page. Please feel free to email, text or call me to get acquainted and see if we are a good fit.
(412) 301-9721 View (412) 301-9721
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Diane Elliot McHirella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  (Online Only)
Hello & Welcome! With over 25 years of experience in counseling with folks of varying backgrounds, I am honored to walk the path of the Counseling Journey with you. Our work & play together will allow you to further discover the strengths & resources you already have, while using these innate abilities to work with the growing edges you may wish to explore. I work in tandem with clients, parents & families as a guide, helping you to understand the ways you are the expert on your own life. Together, we will engage in an authentic therapeutic relationship to enhance your life & well-being. Helpful info: EMDRIA.org & dnmsinstitute.com
Hello & Welcome! With over 25 years of experience in counseling with folks of varying backgrounds, I am honored to walk the path of the Counseling Journey with you. Our work & play together will allow you to further discover the strengths & resources you already have, while using these innate abilities to work with the growing edges you may wish to explore. I work in tandem with clients, parents & families as a guide, helping you to understand the ways you are the expert on your own life. Together, we will engage in an authentic therapeutic relationship to enhance your life & well-being. Helpful info: EMDRIA.org & dnmsinstitute.com
(412) 328-2929 View (412) 328-2929
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Dr. Shelly W Hanlon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Hi, I'm Dr Shelly Hanlon. I'm a licensed and board certified clinician with over 30 years of experience. My approach to practicing psychotherapy is to first work collaboratively with you, on identifying and harnessing your innate strengths, and talents. Then together, we will work in a safe and comfortable setting to develop strategies and "life hacks," that will ensure therapeutic change and personal growth. By analyzing existing patterns, within the context of one's own life experience, we will develop a behavioral approach that will result in a greater sense of empowerment and the opportunity for life long success.
Hi, I'm Dr Shelly Hanlon. I'm a licensed and board certified clinician with over 30 years of experience. My approach to practicing psychotherapy is to first work collaboratively with you, on identifying and harnessing your innate strengths, and talents. Then together, we will work in a safe and comfortable setting to develop strategies and "life hacks," that will ensure therapeutic change and personal growth. By analyzing existing patterns, within the context of one's own life experience, we will develop a behavioral approach that will result in a greater sense of empowerment and the opportunity for life long success.
(878) 444-2969 View (878) 444-2969
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Ann Frerotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN , LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
It is powerful, life changing and brave when we take steps toward understanding ourselves and how we interact with the world around us. At first this can sound daunting but with a solid set of tools and healthy introspection and exploration, this is a superpower. This is where our freedom lies. Things in life are often not clearly delineated. Oftentimes, we judge ourselves harshly and feel like we can’t move ahead. In therapy, we will work collaboratively to help you weather life's ups and downs while developing self-compassion.
It is powerful, life changing and brave when we take steps toward understanding ourselves and how we interact with the world around us. At first this can sound daunting but with a solid set of tools and healthy introspection and exploration, this is a superpower. This is where our freedom lies. Things in life are often not clearly delineated. Oftentimes, we judge ourselves harshly and feel like we can’t move ahead. In therapy, we will work collaboratively to help you weather life's ups and downs while developing self-compassion.
(412) 910-1053 View (412) 910-1053
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Julisa Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Julisa. As a Philadelphia native and person of color, I am driven by my desire to provide healthy representation of breaking generational trauma I longed to see available for myself and loved ones during various trials in our lives. I’ve used my wealth of professional and personal experience in community behavioral health and private practice settings to work as a team with people that are trying to create senses of stability, fulfillment and self-understanding in their lives. I aim to get rid of stigmas related to seeking professional help. Everyone deserves access to meaningful ways of healing without being labeled.
Hi! My name is Julisa. As a Philadelphia native and person of color, I am driven by my desire to provide healthy representation of breaking generational trauma I longed to see available for myself and loved ones during various trials in our lives. I’ve used my wealth of professional and personal experience in community behavioral health and private practice settings to work as a team with people that are trying to create senses of stability, fulfillment and self-understanding in their lives. I aim to get rid of stigmas related to seeking professional help. Everyone deserves access to meaningful ways of healing without being labeled.
(412) 365-4590 View (412) 365-4590