Life in Balance
Therapy, Counseling & Coaching

Located in Shadyside - Pittsburgh PA 15213

As a therapist and licensed professional counselor in private practice in the Shadyside / Oakland area of Pittsburgh, PA, I offer individual therapy, couples therapy, marriage counseling, group therapy, and family counseling & therapy to help clients find compassion for themselves and others, confront issues of shame, and make more loving choices--specialized psychotherapy work includes addiction, spirituality, sexuality, relationships, fear, grief & loss, self-hate, and shame.

Shame is universal and takes many forms, including addiction, codependency, judging, blaming, and perfectionism. One voice of shame is "There is something wrong with me."  Another is "I'm not good enough."

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from individual therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client’s individual needs to help each person attain the personal growth and healing he/she longs for.  I do this by helping people cultivate compassion for themselves and to make more loving choices.

My job is to "work myself out of a job," especially with couples. I hold the compassionate stance for both partners and help them to have a different conversation than the one they keep finding themselves in.  No blame.  Couples come to couples counseling to either say "hello in a different way" or to "say goodbye."  Whatever your circumstance, give me a call, and we can assess how best to work. 

I also provide non-medical counseling/coaching as a Board Certified Coach and consultations to other clinicians and coaches.

Finding joy & self-acceptance is possible.  Improve the quality of your life & relationships. 

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Highmark/BCBS, Tricare/MHN, Health Assurance/America,
MHNet, Aetna, Innovation Health, and Cigna
insurances accepted. 

EAP Credentialed:  Ceridian Life Works, Ceridian Military Source & Carebridge.

Military Family Life Consultant.

Licensed Professional Counselor.
Nationally Certified Counselor.
MSEd in Marriage & Family Therapy.
Board Certified Coach.

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