Therapists in Shadyside, PA

Photo of Michele Bertini, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shadyside, PA
Michele Bertini
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Ready to shift in a positive way? It's one thing to talk about your problems and another to resolve them. I specialize in holistic approaches that focus on healing the root cause. As unresolved issues fester inside of you, they leave you feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, anxious or depressed. Over time these unresolved issues build up and form patterns of negative thinking and behaving that drain you and your joy for life. I believe we are hard-wired for joy at our core. My compassionate and nonjudgmental approach helps release the negativity that is blocking your joy and fulfillment.
Ready to shift in a positive way? It's one thing to talk about your problems and another to resolve them. I specialize in holistic approaches that focus on healing the root cause. As unresolved issues fester inside of you, they leave you feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, anxious or depressed. Over time these unresolved issues build up and form patterns of negative thinking and behaving that drain you and your joy for life. I believe we are hard-wired for joy at our core. My compassionate and nonjudgmental approach helps release the negativity that is blocking your joy and fulfillment.
(412) 203-8179 View (412) 203-8179
Photo of Christina M. Riga, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shadyside, PA
Christina M. Riga, PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Not accepting new clients
Disappointment, stress, and trauma can make us forget who we really are: inherently good beings, capable of giving and receiving love in a balanced, healthy way. I can help you to remember, by providing a safe, warm, and welcoming space where you can share your experiences. We'll explore your story together and, along the way, take a look at your strengths, your potential, and what stands between you and strong, healthy connections with yourself and others. I have a deep understanding of how essential - and fragile - trust can be.
Disappointment, stress, and trauma can make us forget who we really are: inherently good beings, capable of giving and receiving love in a balanced, healthy way. I can help you to remember, by providing a safe, warm, and welcoming space where you can share your experiences. We'll explore your story together and, along the way, take a look at your strengths, your potential, and what stands between you and strong, healthy connections with yourself and others. I have a deep understanding of how essential - and fragile - trust can be.
(412) 376-4036 View (412) 376-4036
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Deborah Sharp Molchan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Not accepting new clients
** Currently not accepting new clients. ** I believe you can promote wellness in your life. I have deep respect for the client's I work with and believe choosing therapy is a healthy act of growth. My style is to create a collaborative, respectful, and compassionate relationship in which we explore both your challenges and your strengths. I emphasize a whole-person integrative treatment plan utilizing evidence-based interventions and complimentary approaches as appropriate.
** Currently not accepting new clients. ** I believe you can promote wellness in your life. I have deep respect for the client's I work with and believe choosing therapy is a healthy act of growth. My style is to create a collaborative, respectful, and compassionate relationship in which we explore both your challenges and your strengths. I emphasize a whole-person integrative treatment plan utilizing evidence-based interventions and complimentary approaches as appropriate.
(412) 312-4177 View (412) 312-4177
Photo of Kathleen Seitz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shadyside, PA
Kathleen Seitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Do you feel like you are going through life’s struggles alone, unsupported and with no direction? Balancing the demands of life, work or school in today's fast paced and changing world can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely or even angry. As children we sometimes develop behavioral strategies to face life's challenges or trauma's that as adults, simply no longer fit with how we imagine or intend ourselves to be. Understanding the nature and origin of destructive patterns and their consequences, addressing current challenges and long standing issues, gaining insight and learning the skills necessary for change is what successful therapy is about.
Do you feel like you are going through life’s struggles alone, unsupported and with no direction? Balancing the demands of life, work or school in today's fast paced and changing world can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely or even angry. As children we sometimes develop behavioral strategies to face life's challenges or trauma's that as adults, simply no longer fit with how we imagine or intend ourselves to be. Understanding the nature and origin of destructive patterns and their consequences, addressing current challenges and long standing issues, gaining insight and learning the skills necessary for change is what successful therapy is about.
(412) 436-3928 View (412) 436-3928
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Martha M Yablonsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232
At this time, and throughout 2021, I am not able to accept new clients. At times, people need a safe and supportive environment to express their thoughts and feelings. Counseling is an opportunity for people to gain: awareness, acceptance, insight, and identify tools for relaxation and problem-solving. Counseling is a therapeutic relationship wherein your voice is heard.
At this time, and throughout 2021, I am not able to accept new clients. At times, people need a safe and supportive environment to express their thoughts and feelings. Counseling is an opportunity for people to gain: awareness, acceptance, insight, and identify tools for relaxation and problem-solving. Counseling is a therapeutic relationship wherein your voice is heard.
(412) 387-5182 View (412) 387-5182
Photo of Akiko Motomura, Psychologist in Shadyside, PA
Akiko Motomura
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as well as other difficulties or experiences of pain that are hard to categorize. My style is collaborative and interactive to meet each person’s unique needs and concerns, with a relational psychoanalytic, and psychodynamic approach.
I work with adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as well as other difficulties or experiences of pain that are hard to categorize. My style is collaborative and interactive to meet each person’s unique needs and concerns, with a relational psychoanalytic, and psychodynamic approach.
(412) 253-4899 View (412) 253-4899
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Michelle Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232
I help clients learn to listen to and hear themselves; my interest is in helping you to develop the confidence to recognize and honor your own wisdom and thereby make more effective choices in your life. My clinical experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to those with major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, and grief. If you are interested in gaining insight into your problems and concerns in order to make changes in your life, then our work together will be rewarding for you.
I help clients learn to listen to and hear themselves; my interest is in helping you to develop the confidence to recognize and honor your own wisdom and thereby make more effective choices in your life. My clinical experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to those with major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, and grief. If you are interested in gaining insight into your problems and concerns in order to make changes in your life, then our work together will be rewarding for you.
(412) 253-6173 View (412) 253-6173
Photo of Heather Martin LCSW / Alliance Therapy Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shadyside, PA
Heather Martin LCSW / Alliance Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232
Therapists at Alliance Therapy Center have immediate openings for clients, now including children ages 3 and up! Click our website link to request an appointment. We look forward to working with you!
Therapists at Alliance Therapy Center have immediate openings for clients, now including children ages 3 and up! Click our website link to request an appointment. We look forward to working with you!
(412) 212-8805 View (412) 212-8805
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Dr. Ann C Barrows
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(412) 440-5501 View (412) 440-5501
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Mark Shoaf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSIM
Verified
7 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232
The funny things about life's hurts, they generally do not just get better on their own. Running from a problem is a race we will never win. My goal is to create a warm safe and relaxed place for you to explore, to discuss, to learn and maybe laugh. The outcome is for you to feel empowered in your life and to have HOPE. Changing or healing often require learning new skills so my approach is as much about coaching as it is about counseling. My primary counseling modes are Cognitive Dissonance and Reframing and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy). Together we create the tools for HOPE that are custom made for you.
The funny things about life's hurts, they generally do not just get better on their own. Running from a problem is a race we will never win. My goal is to create a warm safe and relaxed place for you to explore, to discuss, to learn and maybe laugh. The outcome is for you to feel empowered in your life and to have HOPE. Changing or healing often require learning new skills so my approach is as much about coaching as it is about counseling. My primary counseling modes are Cognitive Dissonance and Reframing and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy). Together we create the tools for HOPE that are custom made for you.
(412) 407-4070 View (412) 407-4070
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Dr. Lynn Harper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: I am not currently able to take any new patients. I am a doctoral level clinical psychologist. I see individuals from early adulthood through old age and have specialized training in: depression, anxiety, development across the lifespan, gender/sexuality, grief & loss, stress management & mindfulness practices, university counselling (including working with international populations), geriatrics, and issues related to intimacy/relationships. I offer both in person and telehealth (virtual) sessions.
NOTE: I am not currently able to take any new patients. I am a doctoral level clinical psychologist. I see individuals from early adulthood through old age and have specialized training in: depression, anxiety, development across the lifespan, gender/sexuality, grief & loss, stress management & mindfulness practices, university counselling (including working with international populations), geriatrics, and issues related to intimacy/relationships. I offer both in person and telehealth (virtual) sessions.
(412) 867-7563 View (412) 867-7563
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Paige Beckwith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232
Change is an inevitable part of life that can sometimes be scary, anxiety inducing, and difficult to cope with. Because change is often fraught with unknowns, I believe a strong therapeutic relationship – one that is built on trust, empathy, compassion, and non-judgement – is essential to the healing process. My focuses include working with adults of all ages to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses, as well as their family members and caregivers.
Change is an inevitable part of life that can sometimes be scary, anxiety inducing, and difficult to cope with. Because change is often fraught with unknowns, I believe a strong therapeutic relationship – one that is built on trust, empathy, compassion, and non-judgement – is essential to the healing process. My focuses include working with adults of all ages to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses, as well as their family members and caregivers.
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Photo of Paula Rossi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shadyside, PA
Paula Rossi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232
I believe that therapy should feel like a conversation between two people, without a power imbalance or fears of being judged. I am a licensed professional counselor, but first and foremost, I’m a human being like you. If you choose to work together, I promise to be genuine, compassionate, and real. I specialize in treating adolescents through young adults, and I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, suicidality and self-injury, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I believe that therapy should feel like a conversation between two people, without a power imbalance or fears of being judged. I am a licensed professional counselor, but first and foremost, I’m a human being like you. If you choose to work together, I promise to be genuine, compassionate, and real. I specialize in treating adolescents through young adults, and I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, suicidality and self-injury, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
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Barbara Lynn Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAADC, CCDPD, LPC
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Barbara is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Mental Health Counseling. Barbara received her Master's Degree from Slippery Rock University in Psychology. Her counseling approach is eclectic in nature and adjusted to meet the existing needs of the client in relationship to their own individual developmental needs.
Barbara is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Mental Health Counseling. Barbara received her Master's Degree from Slippery Rock University in Psychology. Her counseling approach is eclectic in nature and adjusted to meet the existing needs of the client in relationship to their own individual developmental needs.
(412) 685-3190 View (412) 685-3190
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Sirena Claxon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Within our lives the one constant that prevails overtime is change. As humans, we often can be creatures of habit and life changes can be significantly difficult at times for us to manage. The fear attached to changes within our mental health, medical health, interpersonal relationships, identity, job status, etc. can feel very overwhelming. However, within our sessions I hope to provide you with a safe and supportive space to unpack these concerns and allow you to learn various skills to empower you to feel fully capable of addressing these life changes.
Within our lives the one constant that prevails overtime is change. As humans, we often can be creatures of habit and life changes can be significantly difficult at times for us to manage. The fear attached to changes within our mental health, medical health, interpersonal relationships, identity, job status, etc. can feel very overwhelming. However, within our sessions I hope to provide you with a safe and supportive space to unpack these concerns and allow you to learn various skills to empower you to feel fully capable of addressing these life changes.
(412) 274-8174 View (412) 274-8174
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Abby Ritter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ERYT500, AHC
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients who are experiencing any one of a variety of issues, including stress, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual issues, and grief following the loss of a loved one, including to suicide. I also specialize in helping college students learn positive coping strategies to deal with stress, anxiety, social issues, cultural concerns, and life transitions.
I work with clients who are experiencing any one of a variety of issues, including stress, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual issues, and grief following the loss of a loved one, including to suicide. I also specialize in helping college students learn positive coping strategies to deal with stress, anxiety, social issues, cultural concerns, and life transitions.
(878) 777-5082 View (878) 777-5082
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Rachel Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi I’m Rachel, a Licensed Professional Counselor and proud owner of Lavande Counseling Services. My overall approach to therapy is collaborative and science based. What does that mean? I aim to help clients learn tools to assist growth and move toward change while also creating a supportive and empathetic environment. I have the ability to be flexible with treatment approaches because of 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Whether you’re dealing with general life stress/transitions or you have specific goals, I aim to work with you on your needs.
Hi I’m Rachel, a Licensed Professional Counselor and proud owner of Lavande Counseling Services. My overall approach to therapy is collaborative and science based. What does that mean? I aim to help clients learn tools to assist growth and move toward change while also creating a supportive and empathetic environment. I have the ability to be flexible with treatment approaches because of 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Whether you’re dealing with general life stress/transitions or you have specific goals, I aim to work with you on your needs.
(412) 844-2879 View (412) 844-2879
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Building Happiness Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Not accepting new clients
Everyone has their capacity for happiness and I want to help you find it. Happiness comes from creating connection to ourselves, our environments, our purpose, and others. I help adults looking for assistance in improving their lives and breaking through old patterns of behaviors. I help those looking for direction, purpose, and answers to questions about their experiences. People ask themselves why they keep having the same things happen over and over in their life, I can help figure out those patterns and help to eliminate them so that you can move forward.
Everyone has their capacity for happiness and I want to help you find it. Happiness comes from creating connection to ourselves, our environments, our purpose, and others. I help adults looking for assistance in improving their lives and breaking through old patterns of behaviors. I help those looking for direction, purpose, and answers to questions about their experiences. People ask themselves why they keep having the same things happen over and over in their life, I can help figure out those patterns and help to eliminate them so that you can move forward.
(878) 787-6980 View (878) 787-6980
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Phillip Barton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Not currently accepting new clients. Many of us wrestle to find hope in our lives, move forward, or just make it through the day. Depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and loss can take away motivation, causing struggle and suffering. This can change. Perhaps you're determining which life path to take or are dealing with past trauma, abuse, or painful memories. You don't have to carry this weight alone. I provide an unbiased, nonjudgmental space for adults to explore what is hindering them and overcome obstacles in healthy, ways.
Not currently accepting new clients. Many of us wrestle to find hope in our lives, move forward, or just make it through the day. Depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and loss can take away motivation, causing struggle and suffering. This can change. Perhaps you're determining which life path to take or are dealing with past trauma, abuse, or painful memories. You don't have to carry this weight alone. I provide an unbiased, nonjudgmental space for adults to explore what is hindering them and overcome obstacles in healthy, ways.
(267) 356-5911 View (267) 356-5911
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Elizabeth Schandelmeier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, APHSW-C, FT
Verified
Shadyside, PA 15232
Death is the price we pay for being human, yet the chaos of grief can bring the strongest to their knees and the heartbreak of loss can make us feel that we've lost our way. I have more than 10 years specialized experience in helping people cope with chronic/terminal illness, death, dying, grief and loss. Grief is a lived experience to move through, not a simple problem to fix. I specialize in helping others find their way through the chaos and darkness to (re)find themselves and the joy and beauty of the world around them.
Death is the price we pay for being human, yet the chaos of grief can bring the strongest to their knees and the heartbreak of loss can make us feel that we've lost our way. I have more than 10 years specialized experience in helping people cope with chronic/terminal illness, death, dying, grief and loss. Grief is a lived experience to move through, not a simple problem to fix. I specialize in helping others find their way through the chaos and darkness to (re)find themselves and the joy and beauty of the world around them.
(412) 368-0366 View (412) 368-0366

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Shadyside, PA

30+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Shadyside, PA who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
78% Grief
72% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Highmark
81% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Shadyside, PA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shadyside?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.