I have been working as a psychotherapist, psychotherapy supervisor and trainer since 1983. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. I can work with individuals, families and couples. While I value a family perspective in my work, who I see in treatment is always a result of a our collaborating on what you want, need and ways I believe I can be helpful. A good working, collaborative relationship is a key to success. I ask you for ongoing immediate feedback about whether treatment is getting you what you want and how I am doing in delivering good service to you.
Psychotherapy works for most people who seek help. When you seek help, you should expect to see improvement within a relatively short time. This does require some time and effort on your part. Psychotherapy has been shown to have a better record for producing lasting positive effects than many medications used to treat depression and other problems you may be experiencing. Psychotherapy does not come with a long list of terrible side effects.
If you would like more detail about how I work and what I have to offer, please see my services page.
I am flexible with my time. I am willing to accommodate your needs for a convenient appointment time. I have day and evening times available as well as some weekend hours.
My office is located at 2008 Murray Avenue, Suite A, Pittsburgh, 15217. This is in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. There is street parking available on Murray and adjacent streets. Most of this is metered parking until 6:00 p.m. The office is also accessible via bus with the 61C, 61D and the 64 buses passing by the office. The 61A, 61B, 74 and 65 have stops a few blocks away.
When you arrive out the outside door, On the right side of the entrance is a buzzer system, press the top button and I will buzz you in. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Leaving the elevator, turn right through the door. The waiting room door will be right in front of you.
You will notice that the office itself is set up to feel more like a living room than a clinical office. I recognize that coming to talk to a psychotherapist can be difficult. I hope that the space will help you feel comfortable and safe.
I am credentialed with Highmark, all Blue/Cross Blue Shield products, Aetna and Cigna. I am also credentialed with the following UPMC Plans: UPMC Health Plan-Commercial; UPMC Health Plan – Value; UPMC Health Plan – Value Select; UPMC Partner; UPMC for Kids (CHIP). If you do not have coverage or prefer to pay directly for my services, I have a sliding fee scale. I am also willing to meet for a free initial consultation to allow you to make a fully informed decision regarding whether you want to use my services.
Counselor, MA, LPC
- Dieticians make the best psychotherapists
- By David Mente
You can file this post under the complaining, groaning, bitching and moaning category. I suspect that all professionals feel that their own profession gets badly treated by the media. I have thought about this in terms of psychotherapy in movies and TV shows and plan to write some things about this in the future. Do you have any suggestions about either good or bad portrayals of psychotherapy?