Substance Use Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Bridget Bauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CAAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I work well with adults living with and healing from eating disorders, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to self-esteem and self-worth.
I believe that one of the bravest things that you can do is to understand your own story. You are the expert on yourself, and I would like to work collaboratively with you to understand and identify connections within your story. My therapeutic orientation is client-centered, strength-based, holistic, and eclectic. I tailor my approach to you and your wants and/or needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of growth and healing. I strive to develop an open, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
I work well with adults living with and healing from eating disorders, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to self-esteem and self-worth.
I believe that one of the bravest things that you can do is to understand your own story. You are the expert on yourself, and I would like to work collaboratively with you to understand and identify connections within your story. My therapeutic orientation is client-centered, strength-based, holistic, and eclectic. I tailor my approach to you and your wants and/or needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of growth and healing. I strive to develop an open, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
(412) 912-2961 View (412) 912-2961
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Sheray Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I enjoy working with young adults going through transitions and adjustment issues. These young adults may struggle with moving forward due to unresolved childhood trauma, or an individual may struggle to establish better boundaries within their interpersonal/intimate relationships, or even an individual struggling to meet their goals due to a substance use disorder they are facing. I enjoy working with these individuals, especially if they have moderate-high motivation, but I am also willing to assist patients in the population who are struggling with motivation altogether.
I enjoy working with young adults going through transitions and adjustment issues. These young adults may struggle with moving forward due to unresolved childhood trauma, or an individual may struggle to establish better boundaries within their interpersonal/intimate relationships, or even an individual struggling to meet their goals due to a substance use disorder they are facing. I enjoy working with these individuals, especially if they have moderate-high motivation, but I am also willing to assist patients in the population who are struggling with motivation altogether.
(412) 998-7508 View (412) 998-7508
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Leah Spyker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
(412) 517-7750 View (412) 517-7750
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Savanna Stanton-Ameisen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
My ideal client would be someone motivated to engage in motivational interviewing and change work.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
My ideal client would be someone motivated to engage in motivational interviewing and change work.
(412) 538-6393 View (412) 538-6393
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Khalilah Yadullah
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you struggling with depression and/or substance use? Do you feel hopelessness and helplessness, have poor sleep, poor appetite, and increased alcohol intake? Your Goals may be to improve sleep, use 2-3 skills to help identify and work through ANT/Cognitive Distortions, keep a food mood diary, and incorporate foods to improve mood. You may be seeking psychoeducation surrounding the effects of alcohol, including it being a depressant, identifying 2-3 techniques used to promote physical wellness, and using 4-6 days per week (cardio, yoga, stretching, etc.).
Are you struggling with depression and/or substance use? Do you feel hopelessness and helplessness, have poor sleep, poor appetite, and increased alcohol intake? Your Goals may be to improve sleep, use 2-3 skills to help identify and work through ANT/Cognitive Distortions, keep a food mood diary, and incorporate foods to improve mood. You may be seeking psychoeducation surrounding the effects of alcohol, including it being a depressant, identifying 2-3 techniques used to promote physical wellness, and using 4-6 days per week (cardio, yoga, stretching, etc.).
(412) 851-6757 View (412) 851-6757
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Sharifa Martin
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma/Substance Use. I introduce therapeutic interventions appropriate for an individual's comfort level, leading to long-term personal growth. I allow you to "take the wheel" and work with you as you define your therapy goals. I encourage you to have a voice, to speak up if an area of your treatment is not working for you, and to ask questions. I am candid in that if there is an answer to a question I do not know, I will research and consult with my supervisor to get you the best answer possible.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma/Substance Use. I introduce therapeutic interventions appropriate for an individual's comfort level, leading to long-term personal growth. I allow you to "take the wheel" and work with you as you define your therapy goals. I encourage you to have a voice, to speak up if an area of your treatment is not working for you, and to ask questions. I am candid in that if there is an answer to a question I do not know, I will research and consult with my supervisor to get you the best answer possible.
(412) 838-3916 View (412) 838-3916
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Bernadette Callaghan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
My specialty areas include trauma-informed care, mental health well-being, substance use disorders, and marriage & family counseling.
When people feel weighed down by the heaviness that seems to consume them, providing a sense of space and reconstruction that allows a shift to occur is vital. In that shift, I hope to provide a supportive environment where they will feel that weight move and become the foundation on which they can rebuild their life. This heaviness is a unilateral condition experienced by all human beings. The secret is to create a skillset that permits the transition from weight being carried to weight being conquered. In my opinion, there is no ideal client, however, there is a blueprint of individual success for everyone.
My specialty areas include trauma-informed care, mental health well-being, substance use disorders, and marriage & family counseling.
When people feel weighed down by the heaviness that seems to consume them, providing a sense of space and reconstruction that allows a shift to occur is vital. In that shift, I hope to provide a supportive environment where they will feel that weight move and become the foundation on which they can rebuild their life. This heaviness is a unilateral condition experienced by all human beings. The secret is to create a skillset that permits the transition from weight being carried to weight being conquered. In my opinion, there is no ideal client, however, there is a blueprint of individual success for everyone.
(412) 899-1832 View (412) 899-1832
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Eileen Henry Coaching and Consulting
Occupational Therapist, BA, MS , MBA, EdD, ACC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15243  (Online Only)
I am a certified coach specializing in substance use recovery, ADHD, and grief education for individuals and families.
I am a certified coach specializing in substance use recovery, ADHD, and grief education for individuals and families.
(878) 645-3821 View (878) 645-3821
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Andrew Dyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you experiencing depression/anxiety, career issues, substance use issues, relationship issues, and familial issues? Your needs may include identifying and implementing new ways of coping, exploring career options, finding a treatment facility, or acquiring new insights regarding your spouse/family member. A client would work with me to address areas in their life that are contributing to stressors.
Are you experiencing depression/anxiety, career issues, substance use issues, relationship issues, and familial issues? Your needs may include identifying and implementing new ways of coping, exploring career options, finding a treatment facility, or acquiring new insights regarding your spouse/family member. A client would work with me to address areas in their life that are contributing to stressors.
(412) 753-7459 View (412) 753-7459
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Sandra Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15201  (Online Only)
I specialize in family therapy for families experiencing stressors, including depression, anxiety, and substance use.
If you’re navigating parenting, family relationships, and life’s challenges, I look forward to meeting with you! Throughout my training and experience, I have provided individual, group, and family counseling in community, child welfare, and substance use treatment settings. I work from a client-centered approach and consider myself a guest on your journey to hope, wellness, and strength.
I specialize in family therapy for families experiencing stressors, including depression, anxiety, and substance use.
If you’re navigating parenting, family relationships, and life’s challenges, I look forward to meeting with you! Throughout my training and experience, I have provided individual, group, and family counseling in community, child welfare, and substance use treatment settings. I work from a client-centered approach and consider myself a guest on your journey to hope, wellness, and strength.
(717) 892-5832 View (717) 892-5832
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Jennifer O'Brien
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CAADC, C-DEI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I specialize in Substance use disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and gender identity issues. I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and also work with clients living with depression, anxiety, psychotic spectrum disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Post-Partum Depression. I have also worked with clients on the Autism Spectrum, worked closely with behavioral analysis, behavior modification, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Womens' issues in counseling has always been a main focus for me as well as working with trans women.
I specialize in Substance use disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and gender identity issues. I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and also work with clients living with depression, anxiety, psychotic spectrum disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Post-Partum Depression. I have also worked with clients on the Autism Spectrum, worked closely with behavioral analysis, behavior modification, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Womens' issues in counseling has always been a main focus for me as well as working with trans women.
(412) 408-4015 View (412) 408-4015
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Marc Treanor
Counselor, MEd, LACMH, NCC, ASAT, ICGC-I
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Compulsive behaviors impact all aspects of one’s life, including thoughts, feelings, and actions. They can lead to various addictions, including substance use, sex, social media, relationships, gambling, and more. People with compulsive behaviors often struggle to align their actions with personal goals. For more than twenty years, I have supported individuals struggling with compulsive behaviors. I built my practice upon the idea that anyone can recover if given the right tools and environment, and I aim to provide a safe space where clients gain insight into their emotions, experiences, and behavioral patterns.
Compulsive behaviors impact all aspects of one’s life, including thoughts, feelings, and actions. They can lead to various addictions, including substance use, sex, social media, relationships, gambling, and more. People with compulsive behaviors often struggle to align their actions with personal goals. For more than twenty years, I have supported individuals struggling with compulsive behaviors. I built my practice upon the idea that anyone can recover if given the right tools and environment, and I aim to provide a safe space where clients gain insight into their emotions, experiences, and behavioral patterns.
(302) 204-0781 View (302) 204-0781
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Scott Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I am a counselor with over 25 years experience in the field of mental health/substance use treatment. I am comfortable with working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, problematic drug & alcohol use, relationship issues, and adjustments to challenging life events. I see you as the expert of your own lives. So, I am here to help you navigate through these challenging times.
I am a counselor with over 25 years experience in the field of mental health/substance use treatment. I am comfortable with working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, problematic drug & alcohol use, relationship issues, and adjustments to challenging life events. I see you as the expert of your own lives. So, I am here to help you navigate through these challenging times.
(412) 900-4598 View (412) 900-4598
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Brandi Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , MBA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I have had experience with children, teens, adults, and older adults with both mental health and/or substance use needs and goals.
Do you desire treatment for mental health diagnoses, grief/loss, disabilities, or stress/anger management? Do you want or need guidance and are willing to explore yourselves more deeply? My ideal client would be motivated for change and open to new perspectives to create healthy progress in their lives. They would feel comfortable in their rapport with me and supported in their treatment. My diverse experience in healthcare has allowed me to develop strong therapeutic skills using various strategies fitting the client's needs.
I have had experience with children, teens, adults, and older adults with both mental health and/or substance use needs and goals.
Do you desire treatment for mental health diagnoses, grief/loss, disabilities, or stress/anger management? Do you want or need guidance and are willing to explore yourselves more deeply? My ideal client would be motivated for change and open to new perspectives to create healthy progress in their lives. They would feel comfortable in their rapport with me and supported in their treatment. My diverse experience in healthcare has allowed me to develop strong therapeutic skills using various strategies fitting the client's needs.
(412) 538-6536 View (412) 538-6536
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Adriane Hall
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I welcome clients with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, substance use and trauma.
As a Therapist, I focus on achieving wellness through supported exploration of mind and body. Wellness promotes healthy and informed decision-making, leading to more satisfying results. As a trained therapist, I support adolescents and adults adjust to change. Through motivational interviewing and other behavioral models, I assist clients clarify and pursue their goals. I am here to support your growth.
I welcome clients with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, substance use and trauma.
As a Therapist, I focus on achieving wellness through supported exploration of mind and body. Wellness promotes healthy and informed decision-making, leading to more satisfying results. As a trained therapist, I support adolescents and adults adjust to change. Through motivational interviewing and other behavioral models, I assist clients clarify and pursue their goals. I am here to support your growth.
(412) 981-2104 View (412) 981-2104
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Erica Vaughn Strasser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15205  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a licensed professional psychotherapist with a specialty in addiction, substance use disorder, codependency, healing after divorce, women's issues, and wellness. I meet my clients where they are and then build on their strengths in order to help them achieve their goals. Healing takes time and patience, but it doesn't need to also be lonely. I am here as your therapist to help you get back on a path to a thriving successful life!
Hello! I am a licensed professional psychotherapist with a specialty in addiction, substance use disorder, codependency, healing after divorce, women's issues, and wellness. I meet my clients where they are and then build on their strengths in order to help them achieve their goals. Healing takes time and patience, but it doesn't need to also be lonely. I am here as your therapist to help you get back on a path to a thriving successful life!
(412) 960-8674 View (412) 960-8674
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Stephanie Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or addiction? My ideal client is open to gaining insight into behavior patterns and problematic coping skills. I am kind & non-judgmental, but not afraid to give clients a little (figurative) nudge when necessary. I have experience working with all kinds of problems & diagnoses, both inpatient and outpatient, as well as individual and group settings. The majority of my experience lies in dual diagnosis treatment, working with clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnoses.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or addiction? My ideal client is open to gaining insight into behavior patterns and problematic coping skills. I am kind & non-judgmental, but not afraid to give clients a little (figurative) nudge when necessary. I have experience working with all kinds of problems & diagnoses, both inpatient and outpatient, as well as individual and group settings. The majority of my experience lies in dual diagnosis treatment, working with clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnoses.
(412) 754-7892 View (412) 754-7892
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Danielle Carioto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In the past, I have worked with substance use disorders.
You are why I enjoy my work so much. Your journey of emotional growth through our sessions inspire me to continue this work. I base our sessions off of what you want to talk about each session and work off of your comfort level. In the end, my goal for you is that you feel more comfortable with yourself and that your mental health symptoms have improved.
In the past, I have worked with substance use disorders.
You are why I enjoy my work so much. Your journey of emotional growth through our sessions inspire me to continue this work. I base our sessions off of what you want to talk about each session and work off of your comfort level. In the end, my goal for you is that you feel more comfortable with yourself and that your mental health symptoms have improved.
(412) 214-7892 View (412) 214-7892
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Ashlee Groover
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I have experience working with adults, college-aged adults, adolescents struggling with severe mental illness (depression, anxiety, trauma) and substance use.
I currently have early morning openings for telehealth on Mon & Thurs! Understanding the unsettling feelings, emotions, and thoughts that you may be experiencing can be an incredibly complex task to grapple with on your own. It can feel even more daunting when you think of how to try and explain what is going on to someone else. I strive to provide a supportive and collaborative environment to assist you in taking the time to explore the things you seek to understand. My goal is to help you build your “mental tool box” with effective coping skills, confidence, and self-awareness to tackle any obstacle that is thrown your way.
I have experience working with adults, college-aged adults, adolescents struggling with severe mental illness (depression, anxiety, trauma) and substance use.
I currently have early morning openings for telehealth on Mon & Thurs! Understanding the unsettling feelings, emotions, and thoughts that you may be experiencing can be an incredibly complex task to grapple with on your own. It can feel even more daunting when you think of how to try and explain what is going on to someone else. I strive to provide a supportive and collaborative environment to assist you in taking the time to explore the things you seek to understand. My goal is to help you build your “mental tool box” with effective coping skills, confidence, and self-awareness to tackle any obstacle that is thrown your way.
(412) 520-7741 View (412) 520-7741
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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
Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.