Lynn T. Allen, LCSW
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW - CW016165|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: $50.00 - $120.00/session.
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I am passionate about helping others explore their difficulties in a kind and caring way. I believe in creating a calm and safe environment in which people can explore issues. It is important to me that people feel heard, understood, and comfortable expressing themselves. As a therapist, I pinpoint the heart of the issue quickly so we can work on moving you toward the positive changes you desire.
Email or Call Lynn T. Allen, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21160
More Info About My Practice
Right now, I am credentialed with Highmark, Tricare, Cigna, and MH Net. If you do not have mental health benefits or if you do not wish to use your insurance, I offer private pay rates that depend on your finances and situation. If you have any questions about insurances I take or about paying for therapy, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am located on Forward Avenue in the Squirrel Hill Professional Building. My office is minutes from highway 376 and has free on-street parking.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My main speciality is working with people of all ages with social difficulties. This might mean not knowing what to say to others, feeling nervous about getting out there socially, feeling unsure of how to approach others, or being sensitive to evaluation, criticism, or possible rejection. These issues can lead to feelings of self-doubt, nervousness, or low or irritable mood. I help people explore their social issues in a safe, therapeutic environment.
I also work well with oppositional, defiant, and angry children from ages 5-10 and their families. I enjoy connecting with these youngsters and helping them to gain the motivation to use new ways of coping to manage their difficult emotions triggering their behavior. I also enjoy working closely with the families of angry and defiant kids to help them gain back a sense of control, balance, and wholeness within the family.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am thrilled and humbled to be able to assist people in reaching their personal goals. I love being in a position to make a difference in the lives of others. What I love most about being a psychotherapist, though, is watching people go from feeling just the tiniest bit of hope that something might get better to feeling as though their life has more meaning and to really believing in themselves.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
The relationship between a client and therapist is one of the most unique relationships one can have. Being ambivalent about starting therapy is perfectly understandable. It can be really tough to put yourself out there. You might wonder if you can really trust this individual, or if they can help you.
All of this is a normal part of starting therapy. I really commend anyone for taking the first step toward positive change in their life, especially if they are on the fence about therapy. I think it is important to acknowledge ambivalence and talk through this from the start. Regarding whether or not therapy can help, I truly believe that, with the right therapist, nearly everyone can achieve some benefits from psychotherapy.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
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