Welcome to the GPPA Directory of members, organized by office location.  Please note that GPPA itself, does not employ any therapists nor do we provide therapy or psychological services.

Susan J. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

I have over 30 years experience working with adults 19 and older.  I use a variety of treatment modalities, including Gestalt, EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral, depending on my clients needs.

Specialties include: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, Adjustment Reactions, Women's Issues, Self-Esteem and Relationship Issues

Phone: (412) 441-1683


Kevin H Bursley, Ph.d.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Whether you want to deal more effectively with a current life situation or with longer-term concerns, therapy can be of help as you work to gain self-awareness and examine the choices you may be facing. I work with clients with issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues (romantic, family, friends), and grief. My approach to therapy is collaborative. I work with clients to help them focus on what they want to change in their lives and we work together to make goals for therapy.

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, LGBT, Self Esteem

Issues: Academic Underachievement, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Stress

Phone Number: (412) 735-0330

Website: http://www.kevinbursleyphd.com/


DR. JOHN CAROSSO, PSY.D.

LICENSED CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST, CERTIFIED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

I work as a child psychologist with over 30 years experience in evaluating and treating children with autism, ADHD, Behavioral and Emotional difficulties, and learning problems.

Specialties: Childhood Autism; ADHD; Behavioral and Emotional Disorders; Dyslexia

Phone Number: 412-372-8000

Website: www.helpforyourchild.com

Office Locations: Monroeville, McCandless Township, South Hills, Greensburg, and Monessen.


K. TERRY CARSKADDAN, M.ED. 

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST 

Issues: General Psychology 

Specialty: Relationships

Phone Number: (412) 373-1519 


FRANCINE FETTMAN, PH.D.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, CERTIFIED EMDR THERAPIST

My practice is devoted to working with Adults from 19 and up.  My basic approach is cognitive behavioral.  I use EMDR therapy for many of my clients, as trauma is often the basis, or contributes to, the problems and issues they want to work on.  Where appropriate I will also use a variety of other techniques drawn from other therapies.  In short, my focus is working with my client's style. I accept the more prominent insurances but not Medicare or Medicaid.  

Specialties:  Trauma, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, except OCD, Panic Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence - victims, Parenting Coaching. Certified EMDR Therapist. 

Phone Number: (412) 635-9377


JEFFERY FREEDMAN, PH.D.

Spiegel Freedman Psychological Associates has been providing mental health care to the Greater Pittsburgh Area since 2003.  We are a group of licensed clinicians with a collective wide range of expertise and experience.  We offer psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.   Offices in the North Hills and Shady Side areas.

Specialties: Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Marital Difficulties, Stressful Life transitions.  Dementia, Gender Issues, and Chronic Distress.  

Phone Number: (412) 367-9800

Website: http://www.spiegelfreedmanpsych.com/


LORETTA A. GEPHART, M.A.

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST AND COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE COACH PRESIDENT, NORTH HILLS PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

North Hills Psychological Associates, Inc., established in 1990, is a private practice with offices in Wexford, Robinson Township, Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh. We have 22 clinicians, a Collaborative Divorce Coach and a Collaborative Child Specialist. We offer comprehensive outpatient mental health services including psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and Collaborative Divorce services -  for families who want to resolve conflicts without going to court.

Specialties: ADHD, Adolescence, Anxiety, Childhood Disorders, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Separation, Divorce, Grief, Learning Disabilities, LGBT, Obsessive-Compulsive, Oppositional Defiance, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sleep, Testing and Evaluation

Issues: Divorce and Separation through the Collaborative Divorce Process

Phone Number: (724) 759-7500

Website: http://www.nhpa.com


Judy A. Gettle, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Over 40 years of experience with a variety of populations.  Provides individual psychotherapy to adults as well as supervision for mental health professionals.   Please see website listed.

Specialties: Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, LGBT, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sleep, Spirituality, Trauma

Issues: Anger Management, Body Image, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Infidelity, Postpartum Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation

Phone Number: (412) 242-8707

Website: http://judygettlephd.com


Lawrence Glanz, Ph.D.

licensed psychologist

Cognitive Dynamic Therapy Associates, Inc.: partner.

I specialize in working with adults with anxiety and depression.  We have twelve therapists who specialize in work with adults, couples, families, and children.  We have offices in Oakland and in Wexford and we accept most major insurances.

Specialties: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive, Self Esteem

Issues: Behavioral Issues

Phone Number: (412) 687-8700

Website:  cogdyn.com


Robert Gregory, Ed. D., NCSP, LPC, LBS


Certified School Psychologist,  Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Behavior Specialist

I specialize in conducting psychoeducational and clinical assessments in order to identify developmental and learning disorders in children and adolescents.

Specialties: ADHD, Adolescence, Childhood Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Testing and Evaluation

Issues: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues

Phone Number: (412) 480-8280

 


Joshua Gregson, Ph.D.

licensed psychologist

I help people with adjustment, anxiety, depression, relationships, and self-esteem. If you are struggling with a recent transition, frequently worry or feel sad, repeat relationship problems again and again, or feel badly about yourself--these are problems I help to address. I help you understand how your thoughts, feelings, and experiences play a role in your problems. I help you learn tolerate your emotions and change how you relate to yourself, so that you live more freely and happily.

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem

Issues: Life Adjustments, Relationship Difficulties, Longstanding Patterns of Difficulty

Phone Number:  (412) 708-4862

Website: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/126743


Angela J. Hartman, psy.d.

Licensed Psychologist

I have over 10 years experience providing psychological services. My graduate training emphasized multicultural awareness and this focus has continued through my work to date. I have experience working with diverse populations, including sexual minorities, racial/ethnic minorities, religious minorities, persons with disabilities, etc. Not only am I experienced and comfortable working with diverse populations, but I am very passionate about and greatly enjoy this work. I am an LGBTQ-affirmative and sex positive therapist.

Specialties: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Eating Disorders, LGBT, Self Esteem

Issues: Body Image, Career Counseling, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Life

Coaching, Relationship Issues, Stress, Weight Loss

Phone Number: (412) 621-0207

Website: http://www.drahartman.com/


Jodie Hnatkovich, MS, LPC, CRC

Professional Counselor

Therapy is the best gift you can possibly give to yourself. In therapy we get to reflect on your life, relationships, and behaviors. Together we will work towards discovering your ultimate life goals and what motivates your life choices (including those unwanted anxiety coping mechanisms). Throughout life the unchanging factor is LIFE HAPPENS- it can bring joyous transitions OR life brings us painful losses.   I also specialize helping mothers/ families through 'the dark side of motherhood'

Specialties: Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, OCD

Phone Number:  (412) 660-6100

Website: www.forwardwellnesscounseling.com


James Huggins, Ph.D., MSW

Licensed Psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomat)

I have over 44 years of experience providing psychotherapy services to people over the life span from young adults to the seniors. I was originally trained and practiced as a Social Worker and then continued my education to complete a PhD and become a Licensed Psychologist. Given my training and experience, I am particularly aware of how family and peer relationships, socialization and environment contribute to the development of psychological distress. 

Specialties: LGBT, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Illness, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem

Issues: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Anger Management, Relationship Conflict, Stress

Phone Number: (412) 362-9388


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Karen Litzinger, MA, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Owner, Litzinger Career Consulting

I work with clients from high school students through retirees who are asking  the "What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up" question.  I also help people in the job search to not have their resume lost in the black hole of the Internet.  I have done this specialty work exclusively my entire professional career.  I am also recognized as a Master Career Specialist through the National Career Development Association.

Specialties: Career Counseling, Vocational Assessment and Testing

Issues: Career Transitions, Job Loss, High School Advising, Women Re-entering the Workforce, Retirement Planning,  Job Search Coaching

Phone Number: (412) 242-5342

Website: www.KarensCareerCoaching.com


Joseph R. McAllister, Jr., Ph.D.

Providing a wide range of autism services to children, young adults, their families, schools, and service providers throughout the region, nationally, and internationally

Specialties: Autism Services- Evaluation, Identification, Intervention, Therapy

Phone Number: (412) 275-0083

Website: www.AutismServicesPittsburgh.com


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Terry O’Hara, Ph.D.

licensed psychologist Specializing in Forensic Psycholog 

For over 20 years, I have worked with children and families. For the last 15 years, I have worked almost exclusively on forensic cases, including dependency, delinquency, child custody, risk assessment, decertification, personal injury, emotional abuse, and termination/adoption cases. Thus far, I have conducted approximately 7,000 forensic evaluations and have testified as an expert approximately 700 times.

Specialties: Forensic Psychology, Bullying, Attachment, Violence

Issues: Behavioral Issues, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Parenting, Relationship Issues

Phone Number: (412) 362-1007

Website: http://www.drterryohara.com


Rebecca Parker, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Parker provides psychotherapy to help individuals with problems in life that are bothering them, or that are keeping them from being successful, by helping them recognize their strengths and helping them to increase coping strategies.

Specialties: ADHD, Adolescence, Anxiety, Childhood Disorders, Coping Skills, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Self Esteem, Sleep

Issues: Academic Underachievement

Phone Number: (412) 888-9021


Charelle Samuels, Ph.d.

Specialties: Long-term individual psychotherapy for adults.  Personality Disorders

Phone Number: 412-682-5335


Samuel K Schachner, Ph.D.

Schachner Associates offers comprehensive psychological services, spanning therapy, psychological evaluation, and forensic evaluation and consultation.  I work with children, adolescents, young and older adults alike.  We have provided services for over forty years in the Pittsburgh area.  Our location is convenient to most areas of the city, is handicapped accessible, and easy to access by public transportation and has private parking.

Specialties:  My specialties include working with children (play therapy), college and graduate student populations, psycho-educational and psychological testing, substance abuse treatment, and forensic evaluation and consultation.  Forensic work includes custody, personal injury, employment related, immigration related and competency evaluations; court ordered therapy, re-unification and co-parenting counseling; in addition to general psychological practice.

Issues:  General treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, college and graduate adjustment to transitions, ADHD and Learning Disorder treatment and evaluation, substance abuse

Phone Number: 412-683-1000

Website: www.schachnerassociates.com


Harmony Sullivan, PsyD

licensed psychologist

am a Clinical Psychologist working in both individual and couples therapy using Cognitive Behavioral, Emotion Focused, Psychodynamic and Interpersonal therapies as well as Mindfulness exercises.    I believe we are all capable of changing our lives to feel happier more of the time. Perhaps you are struggling with a big transition, such as the death of a loved one, marriage or divorce, having a child, changing careers, or coming out. Or maybe you feel stuck and you're not sure why. New clients often say that they are frustrated because they would like to feel happier but can't seem to figure out how. Therapy helps people break out of the rut and find new ways to achieve contentment. 

 

Specialties: Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, LGBT, PTSD, Self Esteem, Trauma

Issues:  Anxiety, Change of life issues, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Men's Issues, Peer Relationships, Prenatal and postpartum issues, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues 

Phone Number: (412) 596-6432