Donald Laird


Donald Laird


Professions: Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: Self-Pay Fee is $40 to $75 per session.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Distance Certified Counselor with over fifteen years experience helping adults, teenagers, and couples who are struggling with a variety of conflicts and problems. I utilize non-judgmental support so that clients can safely explore issues they have been unable to resolve on their own. My approach is designed to help navigate unresolved problems, conflicts, and emotional pain. My intent is to always provide a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment, so that every client may achieve a pronounced sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives and in their relationships. I work online through a HIPPA secure live Video office that is convenient, secure, and affordable to meet any client's schedule and needs. I hope to talk with you soon.

More Info About My Practice

My therapeutic style is supportive, non-judgmental and interactive, and my objective is to assist you in engaging life in a richer, more meaningful way by creating goals that are individualized and highlight your strengths. Helping redefine balance and promoting a greater understanding about living as fully, authentically, and compassionately as possible is my hope for every individual that I encounter.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am most interested in helping individuals and couples navigate and overcome problems and issues that have them feeling stuck, frustrated, misunderstood or alone.

I have over sixteen years experience providing help to those who are struggling with a wide range of issues including anxiety, alcohol abuse, depression, divorce and separation, grief, guilt, intimacy, life transitions, martial problems, parenting, relationships, poor self-esteem and confidence, stress, and trauma.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy provides a unique and safe place for individuals, couples, and families to be heard and understood. It is about forging a relationship based on trust, honesty and authenticity. Good therapy is conversational and non-judgmental, and is based on the idea that true healing begins within the therapeutic relationship.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Couples, Teens and Elders.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self-Relations Therapy
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