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Melanie McConnell, B.S., M.S.C.P, I.M.H., R.Y.T

Melanie McConnell, B.S., M.S.C.P, I.M.H., R.Y.T

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"If you are struggling or feel stuck through a life transition I would like to help you. Sometimes we have challenges such as relationship conflict or anx..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Melanie McConnell, B.S., M.S.C.P, I.M.H., R.Y.T Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22509

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Andrew Eppich, LCSW

Andrew Eppich, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Coaching, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I have been in the field of therapy for over 15 years and come from a very client centered approach. I believe that we all have a right to develop our own ..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Andrew Eppich, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16576

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Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW

Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Pastoral Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"We are here to help you take the first step toward healing and personal growth through professional psychological services where emotional and spiritual re..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19248

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Robert Hawkins, LPC

Robert Hawkins, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I help people understand that the ability to change exists inside them. I help them to understand the stages of change and how they can use these stages to..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Robert Hawkins, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14117

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William Kelly, Ph.D., NCP

William Kelly, Ph.D., NCP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"If you are looking for a therapist or counselor, most likely you are in emotional turmoil, going through a difficult life change, having relationship probl..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

William Kelly, Ph.D., NCP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21016

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Tracey L Davis, MA, LPC

Tracey L Davis, MA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Lets be Frank- It can be intimidating and daunting meeting a therapist to talk about personal items for the first time. I would like to assist with making ..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Tracey L Davis, MA, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12500

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Ronald T. Curran, Ph.D.

Ronald T. Curran, Ph.D.


Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Misery, pain, uncertainty, and feelings of being lost appear as we look to follow our personal path in life. But, feeling lost can be viewed as a hurtful b..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Ronald T. Curran, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00054

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David Mente

David Mente

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am an therapist with a wide range of professional experience and training.I individualize my work with you according to your needs and wishes. This mean..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

David Mente Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17079

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Jean McClung, PhD

Jean McClung, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I use an individualized approach for each individual that I see. I work with the client to determine their goals, and when appropriate, to gain an understa..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Jean McClung, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15722

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Don Laird, MS, NCC, LPC

Don Laird, MS, NCC, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor with over ten years experience helping adults, children, teenagers, couples, an..." read more

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Don Laird, MS, NCC, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12493

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Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Penguins, and the Pirates, Pittsburgh is well known for its rich steel industry. The city is located in Allegheny County and has over 306,000 year-round residents1. In addition to those living in the city, many more come into the area every day to work, play, or study. The city has several institutions of higher education, including the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Melon University. Ranked as a top-city destination to live in and visit by National Geographic, Forbes, and others, the steel city also offers cultural venues including the Pittsburgh Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to a Pennsylvania Department of Health Survey, conducted in 2011, 38% of county residents experienced at least one poor day of mental health in any 30-day period, and 25% cited having their daily activities impaired as a result of mental, physical, or emotional problems. Depression was diagnosed in 19% of county residents at some point in their lives. Of all county adults, 8% reported having a problem with alcohol, and 20% reported having had an episode of binge drinking once per month2. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that 13.4% of all Pittsburgh area residents used illicit drugs, and 8.7% had a substance abuse problem between 2005 and 20103.

 

Pittsburgh’s Mental Health Resources
In an effort to raise awareness about common mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and bipolar, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services provides an anonymous, online screening for residents to assess their mental health. The self-administered screening provides users with recommendations and resources for seeking help. The county also provides an alcohol use screening to help residents determine if their alcohol consumption is problematic4.

 

The Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery designed the campaign Hope and Change – Imagine the Possibilities to eradicate the stigma that surrounds mental illness. The coalition’s goal is to help people initiate discussion around mental health issues, to encourage those with mental health diagnoses to pursue treatment, and to instill hope in those living with substance abuse issues and emotional health problems.

 

The county also offers numerous resources for children in need. For example, the Explore Your Emotions booklet includes activities and games for children to express themselves and explore social, emotional, and behavioral development in a unique way. By using the booklet, children are able to share their emotions with trusted adults and act as agents of their own recovery. In addition, LGBTQ residents can find support through the region’s Family Acceptance Project, which offers suggestions on ways to create an environment of acceptance for all residents, regardless of their sexual, social, religious, or cultural differences5.

 

Other services offered through the state, county, and city include emergency crisis services, free mental health evaluations, mental health first-aid education and training, outpatient services, residential services, community outreach programs, employment support services, early intervention, and ongoing coordination of care6.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42/4261000.html

2 Pennsylvania Department of Health. (2013). 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Core Question Response Tables by Demographic Characteristics: Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Comparisons. Retrieved from http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=596755&mode=2

3 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Pittsburgh MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Pittsburgh.pdf

4 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: Department of Human Services. (2013). Mental Health and Alcohol Use Screenings. Retrieved from http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/dhs/nasd.aspx

5 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: Department of Human Services. (2013). Anti-stigma. Retrieved from http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/dhs/antistigma.aspx

6 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: Department of Human Services. (2013). Mental Health Services and Support. Retrieved from http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/dhs/mhservices.aspx