Depression Therapists in Presto, PA

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Cynthia Jo Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CFRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Presto, PA 15142
Solutions are possible and within your reach. My approach to therapy is client centered, trauma informed and strength based. I have been fortunate to have served a variety of individuals with varying needs that include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional regulation, anger issues and grief. Together we can find ways around stumbling blocks and discover stepping stones to peace of mind.
Solutions are possible and within your reach. My approach to therapy is client centered, trauma informed and strength based. I have been fortunate to have served a variety of individuals with varying needs that include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional regulation, anger issues and grief. Together we can find ways around stumbling blocks and discover stepping stones to peace of mind.
(724) 200-3973 View (724) 200-3973
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Jeff Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Presto, PA 15142  (Online Only)
With over 20 years of mental health experience and 14 years practicing therapy, I have learned to specialize in relationship/couples therapy and work as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life and circumstantial issues. If you are looking to repair, strengthen, regain connection, improve intimacy, or generally work on your relationships or your mental health I can help you find that path. My experience has also led me to work with trauma in a systemic and experiential way and utilize EMDR, mindfulness and trauma informed interventions.
With over 20 years of mental health experience and 14 years practicing therapy, I have learned to specialize in relationship/couples therapy and work as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life and circumstantial issues. If you are looking to repair, strengthen, regain connection, improve intimacy, or generally work on your relationships or your mental health I can help you find that path. My experience has also led me to work with trauma in a systemic and experiential way and utilize EMDR, mindfulness and trauma informed interventions.
(724) 932-6276 View (724) 932-6276
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Nicole Bialecki
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Presto, PA 15142  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, future client! I am so excited to have you join me in session on your journey of health and wellness. We will work together to bring beauty from the pain of life's circumstances at times. Come join me in a space that is both safe and non-judgmental as we work on some of these challenges. If you desire to work towards restoration on mental health symptoms that include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood concerns, etc., you have surely come to the right place. I will be your formal support as you work through areas of concern to improve everyday functioning.
Hello, future client! I am so excited to have you join me in session on your journey of health and wellness. We will work together to bring beauty from the pain of life's circumstances at times. Come join me in a space that is both safe and non-judgmental as we work on some of these challenges. If you desire to work towards restoration on mental health symptoms that include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood concerns, etc., you have surely come to the right place. I will be your formal support as you work through areas of concern to improve everyday functioning.
(570) 929-4304 View (570) 929-4304
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Sarah MacNerland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Presto, PA 15142  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I like to work collaboratively with clients to bring about healing in their present day lives. My approach is warm and supportive and I seek to create an environment through which the journey of psychotherapy can begin to take root.
I like to work collaboratively with clients to bring about healing in their present day lives. My approach is warm and supportive and I seek to create an environment through which the journey of psychotherapy can begin to take root.
(412) 612-2165 View (412) 612-2165
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Virtual Psychedelic Integration Group: The Ko-Op
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Presto, PA 15142  (Online Only)
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
(215) 461-3156 View (215) 461-3156
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Katie Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Presto, PA 15142
It is a courageous act to trust others with our innermost cognitive and emotional experiences: our pain, our worries, our anger, even our hopes and aspirations. Pause for a moment to recognize yourself for considering this step in your journey.
It is a courageous act to trust others with our innermost cognitive and emotional experiences: our pain, our worries, our anger, even our hopes and aspirations. Pause for a moment to recognize yourself for considering this step in your journey.
(412) 891-8574 View (412) 891-8574
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Anxiety And Relationship Therapist Monica DiLaurenzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Presto, PA 15142  (Online Only)
Currently accepting NEW clients! I believe that you are already capable of change and I guide you through stepping into it. I specialize in anxiety and relationships. Much of my work has been in treating anxious individuals who struggle with worry, self-doubt, and "analysis paralysis". I can help you recognize what is interfering with your daily life, relationships and overall well-being and adopt healthier belief systems. I am also especially passionate about helping couples recognize the "stuck points" in their communication patterns and replace them with with vulnerability, closeness, and connection.
Currently accepting NEW clients! I believe that you are already capable of change and I guide you through stepping into it. I specialize in anxiety and relationships. Much of my work has been in treating anxious individuals who struggle with worry, self-doubt, and "analysis paralysis". I can help you recognize what is interfering with your daily life, relationships and overall well-being and adopt healthier belief systems. I am also especially passionate about helping couples recognize the "stuck points" in their communication patterns and replace them with with vulnerability, closeness, and connection.
(610) 345-7308 View (610) 345-7308

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Detra Flowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Detra Flowers has over 12 years of experience working in a variety of settings with adolescents, adults, families and couples with difficult challenges in life. Some of these challenges include: work/school related stress; relationship problems; coping with crisis; self-esteem issues; emotional disorders; anxiety; depression; and PTSD/trauma. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. "My work centers on providing a non-judgmental, supportive, compassionate and professional space for you to gain insight into your life.
Detra Flowers has over 12 years of experience working in a variety of settings with adolescents, adults, families and couples with difficult challenges in life. Some of these challenges include: work/school related stress; relationship problems; coping with crisis; self-esteem issues; emotional disorders; anxiety; depression; and PTSD/trauma. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. "My work centers on providing a non-judgmental, supportive, compassionate and professional space for you to gain insight into your life.
(412) 419-2019 View (412) 419-2019
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Jamie P Del
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Life comes with stresses and challenges, and I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment to help you navigate through these hard times. My goal is for you to finish counseling with a set of skills that will help you feel happy, successful, and confident. I will provide you the tools that will improve your quality of life. I work with a variety of diagnoses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I can help with stress, insomnia, and anger management.
Life comes with stresses and challenges, and I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment to help you navigate through these hard times. My goal is for you to finish counseling with a set of skills that will help you feel happy, successful, and confident. I will provide you the tools that will improve your quality of life. I work with a variety of diagnoses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I can help with stress, insomnia, and anger management.
(412) 376-4956 View (412) 376-4956
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Amy Lee Saunier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I'm a licensed professional counselor who loves working with children, teenagers, families, and adults. If you or your child are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, and self-defeating behaviors, or emotional pain, please know that I am here and would love to help you. My intervention strategies are client-driven and relationship focused. I am also certified to counsel women and families during pregnancy, the post partum period, and support to those experiencing fertility issues. I am a passionate and firm believer in providing support to parents.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I'm a licensed professional counselor who loves working with children, teenagers, families, and adults. If you or your child are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, and self-defeating behaviors, or emotional pain, please know that I am here and would love to help you. My intervention strategies are client-driven and relationship focused. I am also certified to counsel women and families during pregnancy, the post partum period, and support to those experiencing fertility issues. I am a passionate and firm believer in providing support to parents.
(412) 324-3119 View (412) 324-3119
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Kyle W. Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106
Hello, and Congrats on taking your first step towards self-improvement! My main approaches are cognitive and trauma therapies. Our thoughts, our beliefs, and even our inner voice strongly shape our emotions. When unfortunate events happen in our lives, we try our best to make sense of these events and what our lives have now become. As we adjust our thoughts and beliefs, our emotions have to follow. I combine CBT, trauma therapy, brief/solution focused, and EMDR. I work with traumas, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, toxic work places, toxic relationships, adjusting to changes in life, and low self confidence.
Hello, and Congrats on taking your first step towards self-improvement! My main approaches are cognitive and trauma therapies. Our thoughts, our beliefs, and even our inner voice strongly shape our emotions. When unfortunate events happen in our lives, we try our best to make sense of these events and what our lives have now become. As we adjust our thoughts and beliefs, our emotions have to follow. I combine CBT, trauma therapy, brief/solution focused, and EMDR. I work with traumas, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, toxic work places, toxic relationships, adjusting to changes in life, and low self confidence.
(412) 727-8281 View (412) 727-8281
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Briana Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106  (Online Only)
Briana is a Licensed Social Worker, gaining her Master’s at The University of Pittsburgh. Briana has worked at Western Psychiatric Hospital as an intern and inpatient social worker for over 7 years, working with clients with chronic psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Briana also has a background in child development, utilizing her education to help individuals identify how their development effects them today.
Briana is a Licensed Social Worker, gaining her Master’s at The University of Pittsburgh. Briana has worked at Western Psychiatric Hospital as an intern and inpatient social worker for over 7 years, working with clients with chronic psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Briana also has a background in child development, utilizing her education to help individuals identify how their development effects them today.
(412) 435-4374 View (412) 435-4374
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AIBDT Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment is a group practice with locations in Moon Township, Robinson Twp, Carnegie and North Hills. Because many of our clients are professionals with busy schedules, our practice is open 7 days a week offering both daytime and evening hours. There are clinicians who work with general mental health issues (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, Women's health, grief, adjustment) as well as specialists in Child Development/Autism, OCD, Behavioral Medicine, and Family Therapy.
Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment is a group practice with locations in Moon Township, Robinson Twp, Carnegie and North Hills. Because many of our clients are professionals with busy schedules, our practice is open 7 days a week offering both daytime and evening hours. There are clinicians who work with general mental health issues (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, Women's health, grief, adjustment) as well as specialists in Child Development/Autism, OCD, Behavioral Medicine, and Family Therapy.
(412) 246-8537 View (412) 246-8537
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Larissa Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morgan, PA 15064
I am an LPC with experience providing therapy to clients with mental health problems, substance use disorders and also co-occurring disorders. My experience comes from a variety of diverse treatment settings including Shawnee Academy Residential Treatment Facility, Southwood Hospital, Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services and Wesley Spectrum Services. I have delivered quality services across the lifespan. I am currently working with children and adults in individual, family, and couples counseling. I have addressed various issues in counseling such as bullying, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.
I am an LPC with experience providing therapy to clients with mental health problems, substance use disorders and also co-occurring disorders. My experience comes from a variety of diverse treatment settings including Shawnee Academy Residential Treatment Facility, Southwood Hospital, Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services and Wesley Spectrum Services. I have delivered quality services across the lifespan. I am currently working with children and adults in individual, family, and couples counseling. I have addressed various issues in counseling such as bullying, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.
(412) 547-5738 View (412) 547-5738
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Douglas C Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
I work with many issues including: depression, anxiety, vocation, family strife, grief, and purpose.
The fundamental skill that I share with psychotherapy clients is to listen deeply to their life experiences. From there, I use questions carefully to clarify my understanding of where they are in life. I work to help people understand that they are not broken or defective. As Carl Rogers said "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." I accompany clients on a journey of self-exploration, and evolution. A more satisfying life is achieved via greater psychological skill and creating healthier behaviors. I specialize in working with people suffering from Childhood PTSD & narcissistic abuse.
I work with many issues including: depression, anxiety, vocation, family strife, grief, and purpose.
The fundamental skill that I share with psychotherapy clients is to listen deeply to their life experiences. From there, I use questions carefully to clarify my understanding of where they are in life. I work to help people understand that they are not broken or defective. As Carl Rogers said "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." I accompany clients on a journey of self-exploration, and evolution. A more satisfying life is achieved via greater psychological skill and creating healthier behaviors. I specialize in working with people suffering from Childhood PTSD & narcissistic abuse.
(412) 536-7801 View (412) 536-7801
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Sara Emery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CADC
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping adults struggling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship issues, and substance abuse.
Finding the right therapist is important because effective therapy elicits change and guides individuals toward living more fulfilled lives. I am a committed, interactive and non-judgmental therapist who loves what I do and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients and work together to develop solutions and reach goals. The decision to start therapy can be difficult and feel vulnerable and yet it is courageous when one finds the willingness and strength to look inward and lean into fear or sadness to remove obstacles that prevent someone from living their best life. I commend you on taking this first step.
I specialize in helping adults struggling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship issues, and substance abuse.
Finding the right therapist is important because effective therapy elicits change and guides individuals toward living more fulfilled lives. I am a committed, interactive and non-judgmental therapist who loves what I do and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients and work together to develop solutions and reach goals. The decision to start therapy can be difficult and feel vulnerable and yet it is courageous when one finds the willingness and strength to look inward and lean into fear or sadness to remove obstacles that prevent someone from living their best life. I commend you on taking this first step.
(412) 223-7204 View (412) 223-7204
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Amy Flynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults and specialize in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, women's issues, and life transitions.
You've had enough and are ready for change. You want to feel better but are not sure what to do or where to start. Breathe... you've already taken the first step by making the decision to reach out for help! You may wonder what it would be like to work with me. I can promise I will always strive to provide a space where you feel supported, understood, and free to be yourself without any fear of judgement. We will work together to help you achieve the skills and insight you need to make lasting change.
I work with adults and specialize in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, women's issues, and life transitions.
You've had enough and are ready for change. You want to feel better but are not sure what to do or where to start. Breathe... you've already taken the first step by making the decision to reach out for help! You may wonder what it would be like to work with me. I can promise I will always strive to provide a space where you feel supported, understood, and free to be yourself without any fear of judgement. We will work together to help you achieve the skills and insight you need to make lasting change.
(412) 453-8840 View (412) 453-8840
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Katie Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106
I work with adult individuals that are dealing with anxiety, anger management, depression, and other mental health issues.
I work with adult individuals that are dealing with anxiety, anger management, depression, and other mental health issues.
(878) 205-0045 View (878) 205-0045
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Metanoia Wellness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, CFRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
Full body wellness is the ultimate goal at Metanoia Wellness. If your mind isn’t well, your body isn’t well; and if your body isn’t well, your mind isn’t well. The Licensed Professional Counselors on staff are knowledgeable about depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, stress, grief, and the challenges life throws your way that not only affect your mental health, but also your physical health. Metanoia’s counselors want to support you every step of the way to not just feeling better but getting better.
Full body wellness is the ultimate goal at Metanoia Wellness. If your mind isn’t well, your body isn’t well; and if your body isn’t well, your mind isn’t well. The Licensed Professional Counselors on staff are knowledgeable about depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, stress, grief, and the challenges life throws your way that not only affect your mental health, but also your physical health. Metanoia’s counselors want to support you every step of the way to not just feeling better but getting better.
(412) 634-8102 View (412) 634-8102
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Jamie Harkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CYT-200
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
Waitlist for new clients
I have been working for nearly two decades with people experiencing a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual identity matters, academic stress, navigating major life changes, and trauma recovery.
I believe in providing an environment of understanding, encouragement, and hope to allow you work through overwhelming, stressful, and confusing life situations. My therapeutic framework is client-centered and strengths-based, meaning that I recognize you as the expert on your own lived experiences. My goal is to collaborate with you, concentrating on your inherent strengths, to help you work through difficult and uncomfortable emotions, change thought patterns, and support your personal growth.
I have been working for nearly two decades with people experiencing a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual identity matters, academic stress, navigating major life changes, and trauma recovery.
I believe in providing an environment of understanding, encouragement, and hope to allow you work through overwhelming, stressful, and confusing life situations. My therapeutic framework is client-centered and strengths-based, meaning that I recognize you as the expert on your own lived experiences. My goal is to collaborate with you, concentrating on your inherent strengths, to help you work through difficult and uncomfortable emotions, change thought patterns, and support your personal growth.
(412) 960-1266 View (412) 960-1266

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Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.