Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Find a therapist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Pittsburgh to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Mary Alice Emert

MSW,LCSW
25 years experience
Hello, my name is Mary Alice Emert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and a Master Degree in Social Work also at University of Pittsburgh. While there I earned a certificate in Child Welfare. My experience is in individual, couples and family counseling. I have owned my own private practice for... Read More
Hello, my name is Mary Alice Emert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and a Master Degree in Social Work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Michael Sucro

LCSW
30 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30 yrs experience in numerous settings. My focus is to aid you in recovering from difficult life circumstances and to help you find meaning, purpose and direction in your life. I provide Individual therapy, couples/family therapy. I specialize in depression, anxiety (PTSD, generalized anxiety, panic disorder) OCD and pure 'O' (BDD, intrusive thoughts, sex, harm, relationship, religious, contamination, ritual and hoarding OCD, depersonalization/derealization), addictions (alcohol/drugs, sex, porn,... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30 yrs experience in numerous settings. My focus is to aid you in recovering from difficult life circumstances and to help you find meaning, purpose and direction in your life. I provide Individual... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Dr. Domingo Luiggi

45 years experience
I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina as well as having been certified as a Clinical Telemental Health Provider. I was trained in a Clinical Psychology program that included a module in Decision Analysis that allows me to address both clinical as well as life issues in terms of the choices made by my clients. In my career, I have worked in different settings such as schools, mental health... Read More
I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina as well as having been certified as a Clinical Telemental Health Provider. I was trained in a Clinical Psychology program that included a module in Decision Analysis... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:45 years

Erin Riley

MS,LMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I have over three years of post-graduate experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with various concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, sexuality concerns, drug/alcohol addiction, and with crisis issues. I also helped many people who have Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Lastly I have worked with clients who... Read More
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I have over three years of post-graduate experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with various... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Maureen Rebar

LCSW
27 years experience
I am a proud NEPA native that graduated Marywood University in 1992 and gathered 28 years of social work experience beginning my career in child and adolescent mental health. I followed my interest in medicine as a medical social worker at Moses Taylor Hospital for 8 years then worked in long term care and hospice until 2008. At that time, I worked with the homeless to help them find and... Read More
I am a proud NEPA native that graduated Marywood University in 1992 and gathered 28 years of social work experience beginning my career in child and adolescent mental health. I followed my interest in medicine... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 years

Ashley Houston

MS,LPC
9 years experience
Welcome! I want to commend you for taking the step to explore therapy as an option. I know this is no small feat, especially if you’re battling the idea that therapy is seen as a weakness and not a solution. I assure you; therapy can be a valuable and useful tool for your life. So again, I welcome you. To me, therapy really comes down to two people in a room building a foundation of... Read More
Welcome! I want to commend you for taking the step to explore therapy as an option. I know this is no small feat, especially if you’re battling the idea that therapy is seen as a weakness and not a solution.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

James Disantis

LCSW
35 years experience
I am Jim Disantis and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. I have worked in settings from child development to geriatric. I also have experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, both non-profit and commercial as well as private practice. I have supervised other therapists among additional professionals in an inner city area. I would best describe myself as a faith believing Evangelical Roman Catholic. Life has taught me that ... Read More
I am Jim Disantis and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. I have worked in settings from child development to geriatric. I also have experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, both non-profit and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Angela Cianchetta

MA,LPC
7 years experience
Hello there! Let me first start by saying thank you and congratulations! You should pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative to becoming a better version of yourself. Admitting that you may need guidance is hard, but here you are taking steps towards mental clarity. For that, you should be very proud of yourself, as you have crossed one of the biggest hurdles. My name is Angela, and I am a Licensed Professional... Read More
Hello there! Let me first start by saying thank you and congratulations! You should pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative to becoming a better version of yourself. Admitting that you may need guidance is hard, but here... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Jennifer Turek

LCSW,NBC-HWC
9 years experience
Hello! I am so excited to have the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how I can help you become the best version of you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned my Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and Master’s from The University of Chicago. In addition to my clinical social work background, I also received training from Duke University’s Integrative Health Coaching program and continued to... Read More
Hello! I am so excited to have the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how I can help you become the best version of you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Mental health Professionals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the states of Pennsylvania and one of the most populated cities in the United States. Known by many as the “Steel City,” this thriving metropolitan area is actually home to more than 2.5 million people in total. While it was once primarily a manufacturing city, big names in the tech industry such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Apple and Bosch are all setting up offices in Pittsburgh—which has brought a huge influx in population to the Pennsylvania town. Unfortunately, just like any other community, this dynamic, growing population of Pittsburgh has no shortage of unique issues that tend to impact this city.

Drug abuse has become an issue for Pittsburgh, especially when it comes to opioid and prescription drug addiction.  This can ultimately lead to issues with poverty, depression and unfortunately for many in Pittsburgh, death. Throughout the state of Pennsylvania, more than 4,600 people per year are dying of drug-related overdoses.  This is a problem that can be curtailed with proper mental health counseling.

Unfortunately, drug abuse is also known to increase high school dropout rates, which has proven to be the case in Pittsburgh.  In fact, Pittsburgh public school students are graduating at a lower rate than the national average. While the nation’s average is 83.2 percent, in Pittsburg that numbers are only around 70 percent graduation rate. There is a great deal of poverty and economic hardship in Pittsburgh that can also increase drop out rates, lead to drug use and leave many young people without the mental health care that they need and deserve.

In fact, the Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force, recently released a report emphasizing the need for mental health resources in their schools. While there are a growing number of young people with mental health concerns, there are limited resources available for these students and most schools in the area have an alarmingly high student to school psychologist rate, with the average being around 1,164 students to one psychologist.

There is a growing need for professional mental health counseling for people both young and old, especially in cities like Pittsburgh, yet approximately 56% of Americans with mental illness are not receiving treatment. This is why finding a therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist is important—no matter where you may live. Unfortunately, many people, especially those who have never been diagnosed or treated before may know they have a problem, but may not know how to find someone who can help.

Taking the time to find a Pittsburgh area professional that works for and with your unique needs is the first and most important step on the road to recovery. There are many people who are able to regain a better quality of life with regular treatment—and you can too. Yet, with so many therapists throughout the city, narrowing down your options can be a challenge. This is why you should take the following considerations into account during your search.

  • Write down your goals, and have a clear vision of what it is you are looking to achieve with your therapy sessions.
  • Decide whether you are looking for long-term ongoing therapy sessions or if you want to meet with someone over a shorter period of time until you find a resolution to a specific concern.
  • Do you have a diagnosis? Are you looking for one? Think about what you are really seeking help for, so you can search for therapists that are best matched to your situation.
  • Determine whether you are most comfortable with a male or female therapist.
  • Does your problem require a specialist?

You should not only use this information to narrow down your options, but you should also check with your insurance provider to make sure your treatments will be covered.

Working with a professional can help you with a number of mental health concerns ranging from anxiety to depression.  Therapists can also be a valuable resource for struggling couples, and those considering divorcing, dealing with post-divorce life or working on co-parenting. It is also a common form of treatment for those dealing with serious addiction or substance abuse issues.

There are so many reasons to start therapy and no matter what you are looking for help with, it is important that you take the time to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. As you browse through our listings of different Pittsburgh area mental health professionals, you can look at profiles and bios to find someone you connect with. Remember, it takes many people a few tries until they find a therapist they are comfortable with, so you should know you have the right to switch providers until you find one that works for you.

Therapy can change your life for the better, all you need to do is to take the first step and find a therapist to help you start your treatment. This is why we have created our comprehensive directory, to help those throughout Pittsburgh search for and find the right professional to give them the care they need and deserve.