Alexa Stern, LCSW

Alexa Stern, LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work - CW017561
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 15005
Office 1
425 North Craig Street
Suite 302
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • HighMark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UPMC Health Plan, Inc.

Fees: I accept self/private pay and my rate is $90/hr. I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation to help prospective clients decide whether we might be a good match.

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I am passionate about helping people achieve greater self understanding, acceptance, and connection with others and lead happier, healthier lives. My therapeutic style balances attentive listening and active engagement while combining insight, emotion and skills-based frameworks. I assist individuals in understanding how their past experiences may be impacting their current functioning, live more fully in the present, and develop ways to cope with life situations that may involve risking new ways of behaving, thinking and feeling. As there is no one size approach to helping, I work thoughtfully and collaboratively with each individual to understand his or her personal struggles and needs and achieve his/her goals.

Email or Call Alexa Stern, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15005

More Info About My Practice

I have both seen and experienced the value psychotherapy can offer in relieving pain and suffering, cultivating awareness, and helping people risk change. As this is often difficult work, it can be hard to do alone. As Robert Frost so well said, "The best way out is always through." I would be honored to assist you through your journey to health, relief, and self discovery and encourage you to contact me to schedule an appointment if you believe such an approach and partnership can be helpful to you. You are welcome to call for a free 10 minute telephone consultation to help us decide if we might be a good match. I accept UPMC, Highmark, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurances as well as private pay ($100/hr). Other insurance companies may reimburse you for seeing me out-of-network.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work well with young adults (20s-30s) and have a good understanding of the developmental issues and challenges this age group faces. I have experience working with a range of issues and problem areas, including anxiety/stress, depression, substance use/abuse, eating disorders, interpersonal/relationship issues, grief/loss, identity development, and low self esteem, though generally enjoy working with those who are eager to understanding themselves and willing to risk and accept responsibility for change.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic

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