Depression Therapists in Swissvale, PA

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Samuel K Schachner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
(412) 567-5846 View (412) 567-5846
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Lawrence M Glanz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is primarily cognitive behavioral and I have over thirty years of experience. I work mostly with adults with depression and anxiety disorders. OCD is a special interest, and I use exposure and response prevention. I believe that with patience, a positive outlook and good rapport, much is possible.
My approach is primarily cognitive behavioral and I have over thirty years of experience. I work mostly with adults with depression and anxiety disorders. OCD is a special interest, and I use exposure and response prevention. I believe that with patience, a positive outlook and good rapport, much is possible.
(412) 543-8484 View (412) 543-8484
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Michelle Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
My therapeutic areas of interest include living with chronic physical illnesses, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, moving beyond fear in one's life, and providing support during and after pregnancy.
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.
My therapeutic areas of interest include living with chronic physical illnesses, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, moving beyond fear in one's life, and providing support during and after pregnancy.
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
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Rachael D Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I specialize in post-partum depression and women's health issues.
I like working with college and graduate students. Individuals and couples who want to enhance their quality of life and will do the work and exploration that this journey may require. I am very engaging and will be active with you in the process. I have over forty years as a clinical Social Worker. I have a certification as a certified Sex Therapist and educator .(ASSECT) I work with new parents and families trying to become parents.
I specialize in post-partum depression and women's health issues.
I like working with college and graduate students. Individuals and couples who want to enhance their quality of life and will do the work and exploration that this journey may require. I am very engaging and will be active with you in the process. I have over forty years as a clinical Social Worker. I have a certification as a certified Sex Therapist and educator .(ASSECT) I work with new parents and families trying to become parents.
(412) 253-4813 View (412) 253-4813
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Rebecca Pollack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
I have many years of experience working with adolescents and their families, adults, and couples throughout a variety of life stages. I am passionate about treating women who are struggling with infertility, postpartum depression, anxiety and/or OCD as well as other transitional issues that can occur throughout the perinatal period. I also work with individuals dealing with general depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, OCD, and Bipolar Disorder.
I have many years of experience working with adolescents and their families, adults, and couples throughout a variety of life stages. I am passionate about treating women who are struggling with infertility, postpartum depression, anxiety and/or OCD as well as other transitional issues that can occur throughout the perinatal period. I also work with individuals dealing with general depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, OCD, and Bipolar Disorder.
(412) 912-2840 View (412) 912-2840
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Jared Slodowick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I work with people who feel as if things are outside of their control and are looking to find better balance. Whether it’s a recent experience influencing your distress, or perhaps something that’s been present for much longer, I aim to help people better understand their situation and develop the skills needed to manage the thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to the struggle. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and general difficulty managing emotions are all areas with which I have experience. I also focus on areas such as impulse control/difficulty focusing, managing technology/internet use, and mindfulness practices.
I work with people who feel as if things are outside of their control and are looking to find better balance. Whether it’s a recent experience influencing your distress, or perhaps something that’s been present for much longer, I aim to help people better understand their situation and develop the skills needed to manage the thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to the struggle. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and general difficulty managing emotions are all areas with which I have experience. I also focus on areas such as impulse control/difficulty focusing, managing technology/internet use, and mindfulness practices.
(412) 743-8621 View (412) 743-8621
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Tomilyn Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPC, EMDR, PCIT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
I specialize in EMDR. therapy. I also work with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I have training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. I also have experience with working closely with clients who have experienced traumatic births as well as birth workers and medical providers who witness traumatic births. I have attended over 30 births as a birth doula and I understand the process of birth for parents and providers.
I specialize in EMDR. therapy. I also work with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I have training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. I also have experience with working closely with clients who have experienced traumatic births as well as birth workers and medical providers who witness traumatic births. I have attended over 30 births as a birth doula and I understand the process of birth for parents and providers.
(412) 837-8121 View (412) 837-8121
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Adrienne Bernardina
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I have experience working with individual adults, adolescents and children, couples and families. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which you can explore your feelings and develop self-awareness of your perspectives and insight into your motives and fears. I help you with feelings of depression and anxiety due to relationship issues-between individuals or within a family, life changes or loss. Together we can uncover unresolved issues from past experiences or trauma which often impact present behaviors and feelings.
I have experience working with individual adults, adolescents and children, couples and families. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which you can explore your feelings and develop self-awareness of your perspectives and insight into your motives and fears. I help you with feelings of depression and anxiety due to relationship issues-between individuals or within a family, life changes or loss. Together we can uncover unresolved issues from past experiences or trauma which often impact present behaviors and feelings.
(412) 228-0368 View (412) 228-0368
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Doty Lee Mauney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I am a practicing Gestalt therapist as well as a Registered Play therapist who works with adults and children that have experienced trauma and/or abuse, and present with symptoms of PDSD, anxiety, depression. When working with children I work closely with the parents or caregivers for best results. As a Gestalt therapist my focus is present focused and on the whole person (thoughts, feelings, body/movement.) Together we create an environment where the individual finds a deeper awareness about themselves that can increase their choices about how they interact with others and live their life.
I am a practicing Gestalt therapist as well as a Registered Play therapist who works with adults and children that have experienced trauma and/or abuse, and present with symptoms of PDSD, anxiety, depression. When working with children I work closely with the parents or caregivers for best results. As a Gestalt therapist my focus is present focused and on the whole person (thoughts, feelings, body/movement.) Together we create an environment where the individual finds a deeper awareness about themselves that can increase their choices about how they interact with others and live their life.
(412) 203-4349 View (412) 203-4349
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Tory Butterworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
I specialize in working with women who eat their feelings. I have developed the STOP Eating Your Feelings approach, which differentiates four different patterns of emotional overeating. Distinguishing these four types helps compulsive eaters to identify the reasons why they binge and to target the particular patterns they need to change in order to move beyond compulsive overeating. I also work with clients with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, those healing from grief or trauma or trying to sort out the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional family.
I specialize in working with women who eat their feelings. I have developed the STOP Eating Your Feelings approach, which differentiates four different patterns of emotional overeating. Distinguishing these four types helps compulsive eaters to identify the reasons why they binge and to target the particular patterns they need to change in order to move beyond compulsive overeating. I also work with clients with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, those healing from grief or trauma or trying to sort out the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional family.
(412) 545-6451 View (412) 545-6451
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Isaly Counseling Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LPC, RN, AT, CAADC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
ICA is a group of dedicated mental & behavioral health professionals who offer mediation, counseling & substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, & families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified & experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, & respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
ICA is a group of dedicated mental & behavioral health professionals who offer mediation, counseling & substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, & families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified & experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, & respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
(412) 369-4285 View (412) 369-4285
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Ryan B O'Donnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
My ideal client is deeply committed to their healing journey, eager to explore their emotions and experiences in a safe, supportive space. I prioritize creating an environment where clients feel empowered to share their stories, confront fears, and develop skills to manage trauma-related symptoms. I am particularly drawn to those actively seeking help, showing courage to confront their past and move towards healing.
My ideal client is deeply committed to their healing journey, eager to explore their emotions and experiences in a safe, supportive space. I prioritize creating an environment where clients feel empowered to share their stories, confront fears, and develop skills to manage trauma-related symptoms. I am particularly drawn to those actively seeking help, showing courage to confront their past and move towards healing.
(412) 207-3650 View (412) 207-3650
Jodi Peppel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CRS
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
(412) 543-8004 View (412) 543-8004
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Annette Kolski-Andreaco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I am a family therapist who works with individuals, couples and families. I focus my practice on helping individuals improve their important relationships - with their children, with their spouses or with a significant other and with their parents. Helping clients with work relationships is also a significant part of my practice. I've facilitated sessions with several generations of married couples within one family. Important relationships influence a person's emotional and physical states, resulting in some cases in extreme distress. When people reduce their sensitivity to others, they can make dramatic improvements in directing their own emotional and physical wellbeing.
I am a family therapist who works with individuals, couples and families. I focus my practice on helping individuals improve their important relationships - with their children, with their spouses or with a significant other and with their parents. Helping clients with work relationships is also a significant part of my practice. I've facilitated sessions with several generations of married couples within one family. Important relationships influence a person's emotional and physical states, resulting in some cases in extreme distress. When people reduce their sensitivity to others, they can make dramatic improvements in directing their own emotional and physical wellbeing.
(412) 540-5685 View (412) 540-5685
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Creating Connections Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
Anyone can benefit from counseling. At Creating Connections Counseling, our team of clinicians are available to guide you through the journey of self-examination and personal growth that everyone deserves. Counseling can be a vehicle for finding or maintaining healthy relationships, uncovering hidden passions, managing symptoms of mental illness, or establishing life goals for those who feel stuck.
Anyone can benefit from counseling. At Creating Connections Counseling, our team of clinicians are available to guide you through the journey of self-examination and personal growth that everyone deserves. Counseling can be a vehicle for finding or maintaining healthy relationships, uncovering hidden passions, managing symptoms of mental illness, or establishing life goals for those who feel stuck.
(412) 844-2922 View (412) 844-2922
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Patrick S Gann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
Whether you're a newcomer, or you've searched high and low for a therapist or counselor to help you through your struggles, I invite you to consider how I might be able to help. Perhaps you are struggling with a chronic mental health condition; perhaps you have experienced a significant stressor or trauma and need help processing it all. You may want insight on how to decrease your suffering, or how to overcome a challenge. Perhaps the intersection of belief and identity is a concern of yours. If any of this sounds like what you're experiencing, I am glad you found your way here.
Whether you're a newcomer, or you've searched high and low for a therapist or counselor to help you through your struggles, I invite you to consider how I might be able to help. Perhaps you are struggling with a chronic mental health condition; perhaps you have experienced a significant stressor or trauma and need help processing it all. You may want insight on how to decrease your suffering, or how to overcome a challenge. Perhaps the intersection of belief and identity is a concern of yours. If any of this sounds like what you're experiencing, I am glad you found your way here.
(717) 276-4891 View (717) 276-4891
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Marisa Costa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MET, LPC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
Not accepting new clients
My twenty years in mental health care include helping individuals to address depression and anxiety, manage stress, survive trauma, move through grieving, practice self-care, confront relationship issues, and explore spiritual concerns.
**I am not currently accepting new clients** Each of us has intrinsic worth and our hearts and psyches have the ability to heal. My work with adults of all ages draws on the expressive arts, motivational and strengths-based therapies and cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapies. One of my passions has been exploring the ways in which the expressive arts - visual art, drama, music, movement, writing - touch us deeply and express emotions for which there may simply be no words. Where the response to suffering is compassion and hope, the goals of the individual - not the therapist - inspire the therapeutic process.
My twenty years in mental health care include helping individuals to address depression and anxiety, manage stress, survive trauma, move through grieving, practice self-care, confront relationship issues, and explore spiritual concerns.
**I am not currently accepting new clients** Each of us has intrinsic worth and our hearts and psyches have the ability to heal. My work with adults of all ages draws on the expressive arts, motivational and strengths-based therapies and cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapies. One of my passions has been exploring the ways in which the expressive arts - visual art, drama, music, movement, writing - touch us deeply and express emotions for which there may simply be no words. Where the response to suffering is compassion and hope, the goals of the individual - not the therapist - inspire the therapeutic process.
(412) 532-1356 View (412) 532-1356
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Terri Fessler LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Reiki
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
Not accepting new clients
I believe each of us has a gift of Self to unwrap and embrace along life's journey, especially when we've lived through a life threatening event or a series of chronic traumas. I know first hand how impossible connecting to ourselves can seem afterward. We grieve the loss of a sense of safety and often believe that our identity has changed to what has happened to us. We fear life will always be tarnished and feel set apart by our shame. Through my own life journey and my experiences as a Trauma therapist I have witnessed the reclaiming of Self that arises from the ashes of violence when healing begins to happen!
I believe each of us has a gift of Self to unwrap and embrace along life's journey, especially when we've lived through a life threatening event or a series of chronic traumas. I know first hand how impossible connecting to ourselves can seem afterward. We grieve the loss of a sense of safety and often believe that our identity has changed to what has happened to us. We fear life will always be tarnished and feel set apart by our shame. Through my own life journey and my experiences as a Trauma therapist I have witnessed the reclaiming of Self that arises from the ashes of violence when healing begins to happen!
(412) 567-9375 View (412) 567-9375
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Hayley Sweitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
(412) 419-3741 View (412) 419-3741

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Johanna Lux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
If you are struggling to get up in the morning, overwhelmed by feelings of depression or anxiety, or have feelings of general dissatisfaction with your life, then I'd like to offer you relief.
***NOW PROVIDING TELE-THERAPY***, as we navigate our mental health and keep ourselves, our families, and our communities healthy. Tele-therapy is simple and easy to use, and I will guide you through it. As a parent and therapist, I understand the challenges facing women today as they navigate the many obligations and demands in their lives. My practice focuses on women's issues including depression, anxiety, pregnancy/postpartum issues, poor prenatal diagnosis, balancing work and family life, role identity, trauma, and family and partner conflict.
If you are struggling to get up in the morning, overwhelmed by feelings of depression or anxiety, or have feelings of general dissatisfaction with your life, then I'd like to offer you relief.
***NOW PROVIDING TELE-THERAPY***, as we navigate our mental health and keep ourselves, our families, and our communities healthy. Tele-therapy is simple and easy to use, and I will guide you through it. As a parent and therapist, I understand the challenges facing women today as they navigate the many obligations and demands in their lives. My practice focuses on women's issues including depression, anxiety, pregnancy/postpartum issues, poor prenatal diagnosis, balancing work and family life, role identity, trauma, and family and partner conflict.
(412) 453-4246 View (412) 453-4246
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.