Ron Barnes LSW, Marriage & Family Therapy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15237

Ron Barnes


Ron Barnes


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor, Pastoral Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Social Worker - SW004486E


800 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237

My Approach to Helping

We are here to help you take the first step toward healing and personal growth through professional psychological services where emotional and spiritual resources are integrated, as needed. Our professional counseling services are for children, youth, adults, couples, and families experiencing a wide variety of personal, emotional, and relational issues. We hope to enrich the lives and relationships of those we serve by helping them face and resolve the significant issues in their lives.

More Info About My Practice

We accept most major insurance both in and out of network. Plus, we offer an affordable sliding scale option. Tutoring for academically at-risk students, Parent Education, and Parent Coaching are also available at Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry.

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

Adolescence is often a stressful time for the family. There is so much going on developmentally in the life of a teenager that it usually affects the entire family system. Adolescents are going through identity formation, relational skill building, comparing themselves to peers, learning what intimacy means, experimenting with different activities and involvements with different peer groups, beginning to think about a career, separating from their parents, and developing a religious belief system about life. Formal operational thinking is developed in the later teen years when they learn to argue their line of reasoning for their behaviors which can be enjoyable as well as very challenging for the parents and siblings.

At the Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry we have counseled with teenagers for 48 years. We know that the teenager and his or her family are going through many changes which can run the gambit from intense joy and wonderment to intense pain and tragedy. We work from a systems point of view when counseling with the adolescent family. Counseling can help clarify needed boundaries, expectations, consequences, and strengthen the communication process which often becomes minimal and secretive. Teenagers need and want to be connected to their family and yet they need to be allowed to expand their boundaries from when they were younger. Remember the ultimate goal is to launch our teens so they become responsible, independent adults who are capable of maintaining their

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescence, Family, Couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Jungian Psychotherapy
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