My Approach to Helping
I am a therapist and coach in private practice in Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh, PA, offering services to couples, individuals, and families. I help clients nurture compassion – both for themselves and for others – by confronting feelings of shame, fear, and powerlessness. I specialize in addiction, sexuality, fear, loss and grief, spirituality, shame, and self-hatred.
Shame is a universal emotion that can take many forms. Sometimes it leads to codependency, judging, blaming, addiction, and perfectionistic behavior. Shame tells you there’s something wrong with you, that you’re just not good enough, andor that you do not matter. Shame lies.
I help my clients manage a wide range of behavioral and emotional challenges. I offer therapy for grief counseling and depression, as well as couples counseling, parenting support, and much more. I offer a personally-tailored approach to my clients’ needs in a supportive and comfortable environment. With healing, more loving choices become possible.
When I work with couples, my goal is to work myself out of a job. I adopt a compassionate approach for both partners, helping them to move beyond the blamingshaming conversations to which they’ve grown accustomed. Couples come to couples counseling to speak to each other in a different way, or to say goodbye. No matter what your circumstances are, feel free to reach out so we can explore how best to work together.
You can find self-acceptance and joy and improve your life and relationships. Call today for a life worth living!
New Online Groups starting soon.
More Info About My Practice
~UPMC, Highmark, BCBS, Aetna, and WPEE accepted
~Licensed professional counselor
~Nationally certified counselor
~Military Family Life Consultant
~MSEd in Marriage and Family Therapy
~Black Belt in Cacoy Doce Pares.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Please see my website (TheLovingChoice.com) and know there is a “No wonder” to your struggle.
All human beings have issues and struggles.
Therapy is useful to all!
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- High Mark
- Keystone Health Plan
- Out of Network Provider
- UPMC Commercial Insurance
Fees: $145 per hour after intake