Our Counselors

Barbara Thomas
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Barbara Thomas, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Barbara Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.  She has four years of 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 multigenerational family patterns.  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 Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family/life transitions
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Multigenerational family patterns
Britney Brinkman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Britney Brinkman, Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Britney Brinkman is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. Britney works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has over a decade of expertise regarding adolescent girls’ experiences, issues impacting women, gender identity and exploration, and academic and career development. 

Britney utilizes interpersonal therapy and an intersectional feminist perspective. She often integrates mindfulness, arts-based therapies, and movement therapies to provide clients with a broad range of methods for 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. 

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
Erica Ploski
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Independence BlueCross
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erica Ploski, LPC

Erica Ploski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has more than 26 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and groups seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief, reproductive, bariatric and divorce issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in German, Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and an Advanced Degree in Secondary School Guidance Counseling from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

Erica utilizes strength based, cognitive behavioral, dialectic, mindfulness based, solution focused and Rogerian approaches to therapy. Erica especially encourages artistic expression in her work, allowing clients to tap into their creative abilities. She strives to assist clients in feeling comfortable and encouraged during their counseling journey. She provides psycho educational information so that clients have resources to refer to in between sessions. 

Erica seeks to establish a supportive and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. 

Erica’s specialties:

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, etc before, during and after pregnancy)
  • Bariatric Lifestyle Support both before and after surgery 
  • Divorce Recovery 
  • Adoption preparation and post adoption support (domestic, international and embryo)
  • First Responder Support (Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighters)
  • Infertility
  • Surrogacy Screening and Support 
  • Parenting Special Needs Children 
Kelly Corr
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kelly Corr, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kelly Corr is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has spent the last 18 years supporting people through their journey in addressing challenges with both behavioral health and substance abuse recovery and has extensive experience with Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Parenting/Women’s issues. Kelly has worked with clients of all ages throughout her career, but has spent the majority of time working with adults age 18-64. Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania. 

Kelly believes in the inherent ability for people to make positive changes in their lives. She has partnered with clients to support them in realizing their potential. She provides encouragement and empowerment to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Kelly utilizes cognitive behavioral strategies to assist clients in achieving their goals. 

Kelly will work collaboratively with clients to identify how thinking patterns lead to feelings and actions and on developing skills to reduce negative thoughts. Kelly wants to provide clients with a safe environment to work on their goals, improve functioning, develop more effective coping skills and lead the life you are meant to experience.

Education

California University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Grief/Loss
  • Family Issues
Theresa Welsh
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Welsh, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Welcome to Thriveworks! Theresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals, couples, and families struggling with relationship issues and mental health disorders. Theresa received her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in which she focused her studies on Marriage and Families.

Theresa’s 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, Solutions-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing interventions in her practice. “I have found that when using these interventions, individuals, couples, and families have the ability to overcome and understand their unhealthy or dysfunctional thought processes.” 

Theresa’s strength-based approach, non-judgmental nature, and focus on a strong therapeutic relationships helps clients grow to accomplish their goals. Reach out to Theresa so that you can build on your strengths and attain the growth that you are 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
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Erica Ploski

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Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
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Erica

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Erica is a great person and a wonderful listener. You will be in great hands!
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Erica Ploski

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Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.

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  • 5830 Ellsworth Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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