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Online therapy in Pittsburgh

Online therapy is the best way to deal with stress and anxiety. Since our lives are getting more hectic, people are turning to online therapy for relief. It is the latest technology available today that has helped thousands of patients resolve their mental health issues without having to spend too much. Clients only need a laptop, tablet or desktop computer with a working webcam and a fast internet connection to be able to avail this facility.

A professional therapist will attend the session from a remote location and provide a virtual space for the patient where he can talk about his problems without feeling too self-conscious or anxious. This is an extremely beneficial option for those who would not otherwise seek therapy because they cannot afford to take time out or travel across town. It can also help people who are too self-conscious or even embarrassed of their condition to sit in front of a therapist and talk about it face-to-face.

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Mental Health in Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh is a city with a high incidence of mental health conditions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health found that the rates for mood disorders and anxiety disorders in Allegheny County were significantly higher than in other counties in Pennsylvania. In fact, within one year, there was over a 100% increase in cases from the previous year. The Department of Health also found that at least 30% of adults in Allegheny County have been diagnosed with a mental illness. In comparison to the U.S., it is twice as high.

The number of children and adolescents with mental illness is also high at about 20%. This is four times the national average and points to a pressing need for early interventions and prevention programs.


There is an especially high incidence of mental health conditions in the African American population, particularly among younger individuals. However, other ethnic groups also show higher than average rates for mood and anxiety disorders. The reason for the higher rate of African Americans is unknown; however, it has been suggested that there may be a genetic component and/or differences in socioeconomic status between different races which could explain the difference.

Poverty and unemployment are also associated with increased rates of mood disorders and anxiety disorders while having a college education or more significantly reduces the risk of developing these types of conditions. Females tend to have more depressive episodes than men but men have more serious attempts at suicide than women. It should be noted though that females attempt suicide three times as often as males.

Best Therapists in Pittsburgh

Dr. Julie Presti-Woods

Dr. Julie Presti-Woods was born in Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1991. She has been practicing individual, couples, family therapy for over 25 years. Her clinical interests include treating individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, or loss; relationships experiencing conflict or infidelity; families struggling to communicate or connect; parenting concerns; and aging issues.

Dr. Presti-Woods is currently working at her private practice in Bridgeville, PA called “I Grow People”. She focuses on helping people improve their lives by overcoming life’s obstacles and she is committed to providing the highest quality mental health services. She studied at Temple University, Philadelphia, and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been awarded over 13 prestigious awards including the “Doctor of the Year Award” from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008.

Dr. Robert Cefalo

Dr. Robert Cefalo graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelors’s degree in Psychology then he went on to receive his Master’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College before receiving his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University at Richmond in Counseling Psychology 2002. He spent 14 years as a professor as well as Director of Clinical Training at La Roche College where he taught their graduate students who were studying for their Masters’s degree in clinical psychology. He is currently teaching master-level psychologists online through Marymount University in Virginia.

Mary Wroblewski

Mary Wroblewski was born in Rhode Island where she graduated from Stonehill College at North Easton, MA with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She also attended the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Master’s degree in Education to become a counselor. Mary has worked for over 25 years as an adjunct professor at Carlow University teaching graduate students about family therapy and psychology. Her clinical interests include helping people overcome eating disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, infidelity, attachment issues, separation/divorce, domestic violence/intimate partner abuse, trauma & PTSD (including military sexual assault), relationship conflict /communication problems.

Dr. Jennifer Lambert

Dr. Jennifer Lambert is originally from New Castle Pennsylvania where she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology then went on to receive her Master’s degree from Robert Morris University in Counseling and Human Services. She then received a Ph.D. from Duquesne University in Clinical Psychology before becoming a Licensed Psychologist through the state of Pennsylvania where she has been practicing for over 20 years. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Robert Morris University as well as being a therapist on staff at West Penn Hospital’s, Center for Behavioral Health Department of Chemical Dependency Services where she helps patients overcome their mental health problems with individualized treatment plans that address co-occurring disorders along with chemical dependency issues.

Dr. Scott Rozelle

Dr. Scott Rozelle graduated from Grove City College where he earned his bachelor’s degree then went to receive a Master’s degree from California State University, East Bay. After that, he earned his Ph.D. from Lehigh University where he also completed an APA-approved internship in clinical psychology working with children, adolescents, and adults before becoming a Licensed Psychologist through the state of Pennsylvania where has been practicing for over 20 years. He is currently working at PHC Counseling Associates located in West Mifflin where he provides individual therapy for adults struggling to overcome depression, anxiety, fear/phobias, marital conflict/intimacy issues, grief/loss/trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), bipolar mood swings, anger problems /control issues all within the context of a supportive, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment.

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Common types of therapies in Pittsburgh

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Pittsburgh is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Pittsburgh is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Pittsburgh focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

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Psychologists or therapists in Pittsburgh help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Pittsburgh area therapist.  Online therapy in Pittsburgh is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Pittsburgh via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Pittsburgh free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Atlanta area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Pittsburgh also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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