Rob Bumbaco LCSW, Social Work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206

Rob Bumbaco


Rob Bumbaco


Professions: Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Medicare
  • UPMC Commercial Insurance
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401 Shady Ave
Suite B-205
Shadyside , Pennsylvania 15206

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My Approach to Helping

Rob Bumbaco, LCSW is the Co-Founder, COO, and VP of Clinical Services at The Better Institute. He is an expert in the areas of addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, and men's related issues. Rob is goal oriented and enjoys motivating his clients to Get Better and be the best version of themselves. He is known for his caring and supportive approach.

Rob holds a Master's Degree in Social work from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Niagara University. Rob is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice with over 10 years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. He has a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He is constantly researching the most up to date and innovative practices to provide his clients, including the utilization of technology to provide convenient, alternative methods of counseling.

In addition to working in private practice, Rob has held leadership roles in multiple drug and alcohol programs. In these roles, he has helped promote the recovery process by engaging his clients in both individual and group therapy. He has helped educate his clients and their families on the disease concept of addiction, effective relapse prevention tools, and overdose prevention strategies. He has a great understanding of all forms of addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment approaches. These leadership roles have to lead to Rob providing supervision hours for up and coming clinical social workers.

Prior to his work as a therapist, Rob played Division 1 hockey at Niagara University. He has used his experience in sports and his background in therapy to become the founder of Head in the Game. Rob works with athletes of all ages to help them develop the mental skills that will take them to the next level.

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Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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