Counselors and Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Anne Riddle
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anne Riddle, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Anne M. Riddle is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has vast clinical experience working with individuals, children, and families with a vast array of issues such as abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, panic attacks, suicide, major depressive disorder, adjustment disorder, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, tobacco addiction, bipolar depression, child neglect, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mrs. Riddle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University DuBois Campus. She graduated with an honorary membership from the Delta Mu Sigma honor society.  She went on to receive a Master’s degree in counseling from St. Bonaventure University with a membership of the Chi Sigma Iota honor society.  Mrs. Riddle attended the Hamburg, NY campus of St. Bonaventure University and received her degree in 2008.

Education

Master of Science in Education
St Bonaventure University

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Depression Therapy
  • Attention Deficit Hypertension Therapy
  • Trauma and Stress related Disorders
Barbara Thomas
Self Pay Rate: $99

Barbara Thomas, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Barbara Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family/life transitions. Additionally, she has experience working with autism spectrum disorder, trauma, grief & loss, and LGBTQ+ specific issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and attained her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University.

Barbara provides systemic, client-centered, contextual, and cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adults, couples, and families. Barbara focuses on the specific and unique needs of each individual through an adaptable, relational lens that encourages a fresh perspective into your life. Barbara incorporates empirically supported theories, family system theories, and relational dynamics into therapy.

Barbara works to create a comfortable and open atmosphere to foster a growing and caring therapeutic relationship with you. She hopes to collaborate with you to create and achieve goals that enhance your strengths and personal fulfillment.

Education

Seton Hall University
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Multigenerational family patterns
  • Family restructuring
  • Grief & Loss
Bridget  Bogan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bridget Bogan, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Bridget Bogan is an Art Psychotherapist in the Greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. She has experience helping children and adults navigate peer relationships, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, social skills, and self-awareness. Bridget meets people where they are on their personal path.

Bridget received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts from the Pennsylvania State University where she focused on Psychology and Fine Art. She completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She enjoys creating individual therapeutic experiences by combining the arts with person-centered and trauma-informed cultural-relational, cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, mindfulness-based, humanistic approaches.

Bridget wants to build a positive relationship with you based on compassion, respect, and inclusivity in order to guide you towards creating the meaningful changes and well-being you seek within yourself.

Education

Lesley University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement 
  • Post-traumatic stress 
  • Women’s issues
Britney Brinkman
Self Pay Rate: $129

Britney Brinkman, Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Britney Brinkman is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) in the state of Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with conditions or concerns relating to adolescent girls’ experiences, women's issues, themes gender identity and exploration, academic issues, and career development and transitions.

She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University and utilizes interpersonal therapy and an intersectional feminist perspective in sessions. Britney often integrates mindfulness-based, arts-based, and movement-based therapies to provide clients with a broad range of methods for self-expression and to integrate mind-body connections.

Britney builds collaborative relationships with clients to foster opportunities for exploration and discovery. She supports clients in developing ways of creating meaningful connections and living their best lives. With Britney as your therapist, you'll start rebuilding your self-confidence while rediscovering your passions and sense of purpose in your personal life.

Education

Colorado State University
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Adolescent Therapy 
  • Girls/ Women’s Issues 
  • Gender Questioning/ Exploration
  • Leadership/ Career
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Life Transition 
  • Self-Esteem/ Exploration 
  • Issues with sex and sexual identity
Darby Testa
Self Pay Rate: $99

Darby Testa, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Darby Testa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania. In her 10 years of direct care and supervisory experience, she has worked to promote social justice for individuals and care systems. Darby has extensive training and experience working with teens, adults, and seniors who are affected by chronic health conditions, sleep, disorders, mood disorders, dysfunctional relationships, and coping. She is open-minded, non-judgmental, and compassionate.

Darby earned her Master's degree from the University of Michigan. She works to support individuals and couples to enhance or develop skills to manage life stressors, mood disruptions, and communication by building on their existing strengths. With a strong background in both mental health and addiction treatment, Darby competently and comfortably treats behavioral health disorders. Treating the person, not just the problem or its symptoms, is critical to long-term success in therapy. Darby seeks to understand you and your world and help you to adapt to its changing demands.

Darby will help you to identify your goals from session one. She understands that any life change has benefits and drawbacks worth exploring and will meet you where you are with readiness and willingness to change, to help make the most impact. Whatever your motivation, Darby is ready to listen. As a trauma survivor and care provider, she is deeply invested in her client's feelings of comfort, safety, and choice in the therapy process.

Education

Master of Social Work
University of Michigan

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Holly Zill
Self Pay Rate: $99

Holly Zill, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Holly Zill is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with her clients by meeting them at their pace and need level to achieve their personal goals, decrease negative symptoms, improve interpersonal relationships, and increase quality of life. Holly has 7 years of experience in the mental health field.

Holly completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy at Kutztown University. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT, ecosystemic structural family therapy, and techniques developed by the Gottman Institute. Holly incorporates a trauma informed approach to help facilitate a feeling of safety, trust, and build a strong therapeutic alliance with each of her clients.

Holly works to help her clients feel empowered, even in their vulnerability, and help them regain control over their own narrative to make lasting positive change. She acknowledges the possible hesitation behind initiating and maintaining change, and works to understand her clients and meet them with flexibility.

Education

Master of Arts in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy
Kutztown University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
Howard Buckwold
Self Pay Rate: $99

Howard Buckwold, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Howard Buckwold is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who specializes in treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce and co-parenting, self-esteem, anger, and grief in adults, adolescents, children, and families.

Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) with Mental Health Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an LGBTQ+ ally as well as gender-, non-monogamy-, and kink-affirming. Howard works toward building a safe, warm environment in which clients can face challenges, reach goals, build connection, and live an authentic, fulfilling life.

Howard seeks to create an environment of trust and safety, aiding his clients in whatever challenges they may face. Howard believes clients benefit from inward exploration combined with a focus on changing patterns of thought and behavior. Howard will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing a person-centered/humanistic approach combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, Gestalt, existential, and solution-focused therapeutic techniques.

Education

Master of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
Jodi Affuso
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jodi Affuso, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jodi is a Master’s level clinician in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University.  Jodi’s passion is helping her client navigate mental health challenges in order to live an authentic, meaningful life.  Her experience encompasses depression and anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, body image issues, and spirituality.  She is LGBTQ+ allied, gender affirming, trauma informed, and dedicated to creating a safe atmosphere for all clients.

Jodi draws from a variety of techniques in her client-centered approach.  Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma and solution-based approaches help her connect with clients where they are now, in order to help them get to where they want to be.  She is also adept at incorporating a client’s spirituality into therapy.

Deciding to work with a counselor can prompt many emotions, from hope to fear – sometimes all at once!  Jodi’s goal is to welcome you, and create a space where you can feel secure, supported and respected in your journey.  

Education

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Duquesne University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Body Image Issues
  • Spirituality
Karen Osborne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Karen Osborne, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Osborne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. She has thirty years of diverse clinical expertise in the profession of nursing.

Her scope of practice encompasses psychopharmacological assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, patient-centered practice philosophy that is flexible, caring, and individualized to meet patients where they are in their journey for mental wellness. In addition to her board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership.

Karen specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents.

Education

Drexel University
Post Master’s Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wilmington University
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Social anxiety
Kathleen"Kate" Ivory
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathleen “Kate” Ivory, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“Thoughts become things...choose the good ones!" (-Mike Dooley/TUT).

Kate has over 13 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She takes a holistic, eclectic, integrative approach to counseling, with the desire to create a "home base" -- a safe, caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment to explore, heal, and reunite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who you are. She incorporates traditional evidence-based modalities; wisdom gleaned from broad life experiences; a deep, spiritual relationship with her own humanness; and good old-fashioned common sense.

One of Kate’s greatest realizations is that our thoughts and beliefs are not always reliable sources of information. When faced with stress, sorrow, pain, trauma and tragedy, inaccurate thoughts and beliefs can lead to depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, and unnecessary suffering. This in turn can lead us down distressing paths.

Kate commends you for recognizing and accepting that you can't figure it all out by yourself. She desires to help you learn to think clearly and effectively in times of crisis; show courage in the face of trauma; and find humor amid tragedy. She endeavors to help you make sense out of things that just don't seem to make sense.

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Spirituality
  • Career Counseling
  • Multicultural Sensitivity - Latino/Hispanic, Native American
Kimberly Deutsch
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Kimberly Deutsch, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Deutsch is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She sees individuals of all ages and is willing to treat the majority of psychiatric conditions. Kimberly is also comfortable providing care during some of life’s most delicate times, including pregnancy. She desires to provide high-quality care to everyone she encounters.

Kimberly began her journey in nursing more than 15 years ago and since that time she has maintained a focus on increasing her knowledge and the level of care she is able to provide. Due to her nursing background, Kimberly stresses the importance of open communication and places an emphasis on working with the people she sees to develop a treatment plan together. She feels it is important to address an individual’s specific needs and not just prescribe a medication based on a label. She also takes side effects and difficulties with medications seriously and is willing to discuss changes or even specific medication requests to determine if a treatment is appropriate.

During the initial appointment, Kimberly will review psychiatric and medical history and complete a thorough evaluation, including previous medication trials that were or were not successful. After collecting the necessary information, she will review diagnoses, provide education as needed, and discuss treatment options. If you're looking for a provider who is down-to-earth, compassionate, easy to talk to, understanding, and supportive, you've found it in Kimberly.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
Mikayla Weston
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mikayla Weston, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Mikayla Weston is a Master’s Level Clinician in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience partnering with children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, and more.

Mikayla completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grove City College and her Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Messiah University. Mikayla utilizes a person-centered approach to counseling with techniques drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, reality therapy, and more that emphasize awareness, mindfulness, acceptance, responsibility, and life skills necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Mikayla works towards an atmosphere of comfort and openness in order to foster a growing and caring relationship with each client. She strives for a therapeutic environment that is collaborative and goal-oriented in order for clients to create and achieve goals and engage in meaningful connections.

Education

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
Messiah University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship issues
  • Religious issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women’s issues
Paul Dalton
Self Pay Rate: $99

Paul Dalton, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Paul Dalton is a Supervisee in Social Work who has worked with a range of populations from teens into adulthood and in both inpatient and outpatient settings. For the past 8 years Paul has used a multi-traditional approach when caring for his clients who have experienced issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, internalized toxic shame, and metaphysical issues.

Paul completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at California University of Pennsylvania. He has an extensive background in cognitive behavioral therapy  (CBT), motivational interviewing, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and  meditation. Paul prides himself on embarking alongside his clients through  their journey of healing; taking them from identifying their issues to  releasing the psychological and emotional energies related to the issue  which then allows for proper processing and healing.

Education

Master of Social Work
California University of Pennsylvania

Specialties 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • PTSD/Trauma 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Metaphysical issues 
  • Non-denominational Spiritual seeking 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Career planning and transitions 
  • Addiction
Russell Bohner
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Russell Bohner, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Russell Bohner is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has worked with psychiatric patients for over 21 years. Through his education and previous practice experience, Russell has accumulated a wide range of experiences working with people from adolescents to the elderly.

Russell started his career in psychiatry as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked his way to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Wilkes University before obtaining his Nurse Practitioner (NP) license. Russell believes that healing, both physical and emotional, must involve a complete and holistic approach to assessing one's problems, finding solutions, and ultimately providing healing to the mind, body, and soul. This is accomplished through the development of a nurturing, trusting, and nonjudgmental relationship with his patients. Medication management and supportive counseling are the primary modalities utilized.

Russell seeks to establish a positive and productive therapeutic relationship with you to provide wholeness and psychiatric wellness that will ultimately allow you to work toward your life's goals with confidence, dignity, and respect.

Education

Wilkes University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Theresa Welsh
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Welsh, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Theresa Welsh is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals, couples, and families struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, abuse, ADHD, stress, family conflict, life transitions, grief, and more.

Theresa received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Geneva College, where she focused her studies on Marriage and Families. Her clinical vision is to ensure a virtual space that is a safe place for clients to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories. Theresa implements both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy (SFT), and motivational interviewing interventions in her practice.

Theresa’s strength-based approach, non-judgmental nature, and focus on strong therapeutic relationships all help her clients grow to accomplish their goals. Reach out to build on your strengths and attain the growth Theresa can help you stay committed to accomplishing.

Education

Geneva College
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
Erica Johnson
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Erica Johnson, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She received her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing. 

Erica specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.

Education

Temple University
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
Monique Searight
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149:Follow-up

Monique Searight, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Monique Searight is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric disorders across practice settings, which includes: hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University, and a Master of Science in Nursing, (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization), from Drexel University.

Monique's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.). She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection, with emphasis on how we are made up as a whole person and not a series of parts.

Monique strongly believes that medications assist greatly during recovery but are not all inclusive. She strongly encourages counseling/ therapy in order to obtain a new perspective, to learn new coping skills and to assist with processing past life events.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia

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