Psychodynamic Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Dr. Allan D. Pass
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, NBCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
I have been practicing in the mental health profession since 1973 using recognized best practices for the assessment & treatment of behavioral health issues. I have been accepted in state & federal courts as a clinical & forensic mental health expert in both criminal & civil court proceedings for both defense & prosecution. The focus of our practice is upon providing client focused behavioral health care services which are results driven to a wide range client base. I am a nationally & internationally recognized published author & provide training services on a frequent basis. NBSC employs a net work of mental health experts providing specialty mental health services to our clients.
I have been practicing in the mental health profession since 1973 using recognized best practices for the assessment & treatment of behavioral health issues. I have been accepted in state & federal courts as a clinical & forensic mental health expert in both criminal & civil court proceedings for both defense & prosecution. The focus of our practice is upon providing client focused behavioral health care services which are results driven to a wide range client base. I am a nationally & internationally recognized published author & provide training services on a frequent basis. NBSC employs a net work of mental health experts providing specialty mental health services to our clients.
(443) 296-5572 View (443) 296-5572
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Daneya Lynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
My ideal client is introspective, honest, and engaged in doing the work necessary for personal growth. I am passionate about helping others heal from trauma, especially attachment trauma from childhood, and I believe that looking into your past can help you explore how you became the person you are today and grow into the person you want to be.
My ideal client is introspective, honest, and engaged in doing the work necessary for personal growth. I am passionate about helping others heal from trauma, especially attachment trauma from childhood, and I believe that looking into your past can help you explore how you became the person you are today and grow into the person you want to be.
(412) 312-3091 View (412) 312-3091
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Noah Potvin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
As a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified music therapist, I've worked with adults across the age spectrum for 15 years on chronic and progressive illnesses, death and dying, pre-bereavement, and grief. When facing such significant life transitions, it is important that all involved individuals have a compassionate space for processing their experiences and to plan for the future. Using a combination of motivational interviewing, humanism, and Gestalt therapy, we will explore avenues for moving forward in ways helping you feel empowered and emboldened, ready to face the coming journey and the meaning it may bring.
As a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified music therapist, I've worked with adults across the age spectrum for 15 years on chronic and progressive illnesses, death and dying, pre-bereavement, and grief. When facing such significant life transitions, it is important that all involved individuals have a compassionate space for processing their experiences and to plan for the future. Using a combination of motivational interviewing, humanism, and Gestalt therapy, we will explore avenues for moving forward in ways helping you feel empowered and emboldened, ready to face the coming journey and the meaning it may bring.
(412) 612-2588 View (412) 612-2588
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Mandy Kushner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I strive to create a relaxed, supportive and positive environment for my clients during each counseling session, because I understand how difficult and scary it can be for clients to disclose personal information. I show my clients respect, honesty, compassion and I listen without judgement. I make sure my clients feel heard, validated, supported and gain insight. I have 22 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings which include: Outpatient, Home/Community, School-Based, Psychiatric Hospitals and Primary Care Physician Offices.
I strive to create a relaxed, supportive and positive environment for my clients during each counseling session, because I understand how difficult and scary it can be for clients to disclose personal information. I show my clients respect, honesty, compassion and I listen without judgement. I make sure my clients feel heard, validated, supported and gain insight. I have 22 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings which include: Outpatient, Home/Community, School-Based, Psychiatric Hospitals and Primary Care Physician Offices.
(412) 999-2244 View (412) 999-2244
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Debbie Witchel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Does the thought of starting a new day seem overwhelming? Do you dread interacting with others due to anxiety/depression? Are you unhappy with/or feel stuck in your relationships? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and people pleasing? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I listen, I care and I want to help. I can assist you to heal and lead a happier life. I believe in connecting with you as a person, the significance of identifying and releasing unexpressed feelings and changing unhealthy life themes. I am also trained in co-parenting (including court-ordered) for couples experiencing a divorce.
Does the thought of starting a new day seem overwhelming? Do you dread interacting with others due to anxiety/depression? Are you unhappy with/or feel stuck in your relationships? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and people pleasing? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I listen, I care and I want to help. I can assist you to heal and lead a happier life. I believe in connecting with you as a person, the significance of identifying and releasing unexpressed feelings and changing unhealthy life themes. I am also trained in co-parenting (including court-ordered) for couples experiencing a divorce.
(412) 252-2450 View (412) 252-2450
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Bonnie Lou Ricard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Bonnie Ricard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified by the National Board of Counseling. Her undergraduate work was completed at Kent State University and she received her Masters in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than two decades of experience in the counseling profession with a focus on relational issues, life transitions, emotional distress, grief, crises and trauma. She has also done significant work in the field of substance use and its far reaching implications on individuals and families.
Bonnie Ricard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified by the National Board of Counseling. Her undergraduate work was completed at Kent State University and she received her Masters in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than two decades of experience in the counseling profession with a focus on relational issues, life transitions, emotional distress, grief, crises and trauma. She has also done significant work in the field of substance use and its far reaching implications on individuals and families.
(412) 564-4138 View (412) 564-4138
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Amanda E Zeiders
LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
I see one of the most important roles as a therapist to be putting in the work to earn someone’s trust and walking beside them as an accomplice on their path towards growth. I don’t believe that people are “broken” or “need to be fixed”, but rather that somewhere within every person lies the capacity to generate change. I believe this change begins by finding someone trustworthy to support them through this process. And—that being kinder and gentler towards ourselves goes a long way to building the foundation for this change to occur.
I see one of the most important roles as a therapist to be putting in the work to earn someone’s trust and walking beside them as an accomplice on their path towards growth. I don’t believe that people are “broken” or “need to be fixed”, but rather that somewhere within every person lies the capacity to generate change. I believe this change begins by finding someone trustworthy to support them through this process. And—that being kinder and gentler towards ourselves goes a long way to building the foundation for this change to occur.
(412) 754-7239 View (412) 754-7239
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Kelli Stebler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
(412) 618-2639 View (412) 618-2639
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John R White
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Life can be full of surprises, not all of them happy. There may be times when, quite out of the blue, you feel anxious, depressed, or just plain stuck. Even in the midst of personal, financial and professional success, you might still find you are struggling emotionally, interiorly questioning, wondering whether all the energy and time you have put into your life is really paying off. Often, you may not know what exactly is troubling you and yet feel quite certain that something is not quite right inside. When it feels this way, therapy can help.
Life can be full of surprises, not all of them happy. There may be times when, quite out of the blue, you feel anxious, depressed, or just plain stuck. Even in the midst of personal, financial and professional success, you might still find you are struggling emotionally, interiorly questioning, wondering whether all the energy and time you have put into your life is really paying off. Often, you may not know what exactly is troubling you and yet feel quite certain that something is not quite right inside. When it feels this way, therapy can help.
(412) 329-6364 x1 View (412) 329-6364 x1
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
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) 838-4560 x1 View (412) 838-4560 x1
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Celeste DiTroia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15212  (Online Only)
Greetings and salutations, I am Celeste! Are you looking for a space to truly be heard? A safe environment with another human who will not only listen, but empower, and challenge you? Are you struggling with your sexuality? Experiencing anxiety because the world is crazy and adulting is HARD? Does coping with day-to-day things seem like an insurmountable task that you’d rather put off for (yet) another day? How about relationships? Have they been increasingly confusing, or do you find yourself struggling with communication? Well, you are in luck because supporting people with these challenges is what I am all about.
Greetings and salutations, I am Celeste! Are you looking for a space to truly be heard? A safe environment with another human who will not only listen, but empower, and challenge you? Are you struggling with your sexuality? Experiencing anxiety because the world is crazy and adulting is HARD? Does coping with day-to-day things seem like an insurmountable task that you’d rather put off for (yet) another day? How about relationships? Have they been increasingly confusing, or do you find yourself struggling with communication? Well, you are in luck because supporting people with these challenges is what I am all about.
(808) 207-6499 View (808) 207-6499
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Erika L Gilmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Daytime availability only. Erika is an experienced psychotherapist with a diverse background in the mental health field. She has treated a range of clients such as toddlers, school-age children, teenagers, children in foster care, adoptees, college-age students, and adults in counseling settings. Erika works with both adults and children on healing the wounds that trauma has created in their lives, as well as those experiencing other symptoms that are impacting their lives. When working with clients, Erika utilizes an integrative approach to best meet the needs of the client. This therapeutic space is LGBTQIA+-affirming.
Daytime availability only. Erika is an experienced psychotherapist with a diverse background in the mental health field. She has treated a range of clients such as toddlers, school-age children, teenagers, children in foster care, adoptees, college-age students, and adults in counseling settings. Erika works with both adults and children on healing the wounds that trauma has created in their lives, as well as those experiencing other symptoms that are impacting their lives. When working with clients, Erika utilizes an integrative approach to best meet the needs of the client. This therapeutic space is LGBTQIA+-affirming.
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Valerie Bojarski
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Fred Rogers says, "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." I would love to work with you if you are ready to make your problems mentionable, and together we can work towards making them manageable.
Fred Rogers says, "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." I would love to work with you if you are ready to make your problems mentionable, and together we can work towards making them manageable.
(412) 528-6221 View (412) 528-6221
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Sarah Amelia Edmiston
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
(412) 891-8769 View (412) 891-8769
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Patrick O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Today we are faced with so many distractions that ask us to turn away from ourselves and our relationships. It’s hard to resist. Yet this leaves us feeling more stuck, isolated, angry, distressed, and injured. And I believe this makes therapy, and spaces like it, more important than ever; spaces in which we slow down to engage honestly with our past, present, and future. I see myself as your partner in this process, and above all am committed to being respectful, curious, genuine, appropriately challenging, and fully present with my clients.
Today we are faced with so many distractions that ask us to turn away from ourselves and our relationships. It’s hard to resist. Yet this leaves us feeling more stuck, isolated, angry, distressed, and injured. And I believe this makes therapy, and spaces like it, more important than ever; spaces in which we slow down to engage honestly with our past, present, and future. I see myself as your partner in this process, and above all am committed to being respectful, curious, genuine, appropriately challenging, and fully present with my clients.
(412) 467-0264 View (412) 467-0264
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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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Leilany Davila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I treat Anxiety, depression, lack of self-acceptance, and grief problems. I help with the management of anxiety symptoms and depression, helping you to develop coping skills to manage your every day. I help clients identify and challenge cognitive distortions and replace them with positive affirmations. I will teach some mindfulness meditation to help you when anxious & help you obtain a better understanding of your mental health to cope with your emotions.
I treat Anxiety, depression, lack of self-acceptance, and grief problems. I help with the management of anxiety symptoms and depression, helping you to develop coping skills to manage your every day. I help clients identify and challenge cognitive distortions and replace them with positive affirmations. I will teach some mindfulness meditation to help you when anxious & help you obtain a better understanding of your mental health to cope with your emotions.
(412) 387-6435 View (412) 387-6435
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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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Tara Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Mental Health is health. You don't have to be afraid to reach out for help or continue to live your life on mute. It is okay to speak up and do what you need to in order to feel better, just as you would for a physical ailment! My office is a judgement free zone and I'm here to help you meet your goals when you're ready! I am a clinician with The Better Institute who works with individuals and with couples. I have 8 years of experience working with those who struggle with addiction whether that be drugs, alcohol, or gambling.
Mental Health is health. You don't have to be afraid to reach out for help or continue to live your life on mute. It is okay to speak up and do what you need to in order to feel better, just as you would for a physical ailment! My office is a judgement free zone and I'm here to help you meet your goals when you're ready! I am a clinician with The Better Institute who works with individuals and with couples. I have 8 years of experience working with those who struggle with addiction whether that be drugs, alcohol, or gambling.
(412) 998-8480 View (412) 998-8480
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Autumn Brownlee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
On our journey it can be helpful to have someone to help us read the narratives which often define our lives. Some of those narratives keep us from experiencing what we want for ourselves now and in the future. Since graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2010, I have been working as a therapist with people in various stages of life. A relationship between a therapist and client can provide someone with a deep reflection of how they live and are experienced. I believe therapy can give us the opportunity to rediscover our story in a new way. Real change is possible.
On our journey it can be helpful to have someone to help us read the narratives which often define our lives. Some of those narratives keep us from experiencing what we want for ourselves now and in the future. Since graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2010, I have been working as a therapist with people in various stages of life. A relationship between a therapist and client can provide someone with a deep reflection of how they live and are experienced. I believe therapy can give us the opportunity to rediscover our story in a new way. Real change is possible.
(412) 538-6582 View (412) 538-6582