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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting psychologists therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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6 therapists available at Pittsburgh
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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Sex Therapy, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, +1 more

I will strive to assist you on your journey of self-exploration while creating a safe, genuine, and open-minded environment for growth and self-improv... I will strive to assist you on your journey of self-exploration while creating a safe, genuine, and open-minded environment for growth and self-improvement. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +3 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, +2 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +3 more
Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +5 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +17 more
LGBTQIA+, Men’s Issues, ADHD, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, +5 more

As a young man in a predominately female profession, I am sensitive to the vast issues that all genders in today's society are faced with and have an ... As a young man in a predominately female profession, I am sensitive to the vast issues that all genders in today's society are faced with and have an understanding of generational miscommunication. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +4 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Stress, Career, ADHD, Anxiety, +3 more

Starting Psychologists

What is Psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How does Psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Pittsburgh, PA provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Is Psychologists conducted in person or online?

How long does Psychologists last?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Pittsburgh is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client's condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

Need more help deciding?

A major hurdle for many of us is acknowledging and admitting when we aren’t okay. We are fast to say, “I’m doing just fine,” “I’ll manage,” or, “It isn’t a big deal’, when really we mean, “I’m definitely not okay,” “I need some help,” or, “I’m really struggling here.” Fortunately, we can learn to adjust these automatic responses and admit that we could use a little help!

If you’re struggling—maybe you’re feeling depressed or anxious; you’re in a battle with your significant other; or you struggling with hard-to-manage emotions like anger or disappointment—consider reaching out for professional mental health help from a psychologist. Psychologists are just like us, except they have mental health skills, training, and experience. They can help, guide, and support you in a way that others can’t.

“If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” –Russell Wilson

Thriveworks Pittsburgh Counseling has an important mission: to help people live happy, successful lives. If there is a mental health challenge or obstacle that’s standing in your way of living the life that you deserve, our psychologists are here to help. They can help you manage a mental illness, work through challenges in your most important relationships, deal with difficult emotions, and more. Our mental health professionals are here to guide and support you. To book a session, in-person or online, a Thriveworks Pittsburgh psychologist, simply give our office a call.

How Can a Thriveworks Pittsburgh Psychologists Help Me?

The psychologists at Thriveworks Pittsburgh Counseling are uniquely qualified to help you in a variety of ways. If you decide to work with one of our psychologists, they will first get to know you, including the challenges in your life as well as your unique needs. Then, they’ll take this knowledge and use it to create a treatment plan customized for you. For example, if you are feeling anxious, they will ask you about your specific anxiety symptoms, as well as when and why (if applicable) you started to experience anxiety. This will allow them to create the best treatment plan for your needs. In this case, treatment will likely involve anxiety therapy.

Anxiety is one of hundreds of mental health challenges. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness of any kind, please consider talking with one of our providers. In addition to helping with mental illness, the psychologists at Thriveworks can help with the following challenges:

  • Grief and loss
  • Job stress or insecurity
  • Trauma
  • Parenting struggles
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Family problems
  • Addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger and other emotions

Don’t worry—if you’re currently wrestling with another challenge that did not make this list, you should not feel discouraged. The psychologists at Thriveworks Pittsburgh Counseling are qualified to help their clients with myriad challenges, all of which we could not possibly list! So, if you are struggling mentally or emotionally, consider reaching out. We can set you up with a skilled, caring psychologist who will do everything they can to help you live better.

Work with a Psychologist at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA

You should be proud of yourself. You’ve taken that first step in receiving mental health help, which is finding mental health services. Now, if you think that you could benefit from working with a psychologist or another mental health professional at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA, we hope that you take that next step and give us a call to book your first appointment.

We are dedicated to helping people live better. In addition to setting our clients up with exceptional mental health providers, we provide excellent customer service, as well as quick and flexible scheduling—this includes weekend and evening session options—and online counseling opportunities. So if you think that you could better benefit from working with one of our providers online, we are happy to make that happen. You can schedule your first in-person or online counseling session, by phone or video, today. Just give our office a call and our scheduling team will assist you. We look forward to it!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Pittsburgh therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Pittsburgh
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I am so very happy with my Therapist Monica Cwynar. She is everything I could hope for since I really never did this before and didn't know what to expect. She is very understanding and easy to talk to.
Read more I am so very happy with my Therapist Monica Cwynar. She is everything I could hope for since I really never did this before and didn't know what to expect. She is very understanding and easy to talk to.
Philip Feb 2024
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★★★★★
So I don't like doing this but have to say that I'm very happy with Monica and I think we are doing good work.
Read more So I don't like doing this but have to say that I'm very happy with Monica and I think we are doing good work.
Philip Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I have learned so much about myself since i started therapy at thriveworks .. I’m doing CBT and I’m improving I love my Therapist and my NP that goes over medication. I would recommend anyone to use your services
Read more I have learned so much about myself since i started therapy at thriveworks .. I’m doing CBT and I’m improving I love my Therapist and my NP that goes over medication. I would recommend anyone to use your services
Rosanne Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Kate is a warm, caring and trusting person who has a way of making me feel secure with opening up to her with whatever I need to talk about.
Read more Kate is a warm, caring and trusting person who has a way of making me feel secure with opening up to her with whatever I need to talk about.
Pittsburgh Nov 2021
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★★★★★
Barb is an amazing therapist. She is compassionate and very motivated. I highly recommend her.
Pittsburgh Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
Read more Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Erica is a great person and a wonderful listener. You will be in great hands!
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.
Read more Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh is near Arriviste Coffee Bar, and across the street From Dark Matter Tattoo Collective. Between Ellsworth Avenue and Felix Way, we share an office building with Round Table Coffee.

Phone number

(412) 561-9950

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
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