Sandra Pattinato,MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor

Sandra Pattinato,MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor

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Professions: 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)
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • United Health Care
  • UPMC Commercial Insurance
  • UPMC Health Plan, Inc.
Fees: Initial Individual Assessment: $150
30 minute Individual Session: $60
45 minute Individual Session: $80
60 minute Individual Session: $100
Couples and Family Counseling (hourly): $120
Group Therapy (90 minutes): $90
Missed Appointment fee: $100
Returned check fee: $25
Letter request for records: $100
Court Appearances (per hour): $150
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd
Suite 309
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15234

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My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the field for 15 years. I believe we all have the capacity to change and grow, and that we possess the skills to do so. Sometimes, we need someone to guide us through this transformation. When working with individuals, I work strongly from a Person-centered background, meaning that throughout the therapeutic process I will empower and motivate you in finding your most authentic self.

My passion is providing therapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Each person I see is unique, so I individualize my approach based on your goals. Treatment will be tailored to your cultural and social background, including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. 

I have worked across a variety of treatment settings, from outpatient services to family-based services, crisis intervention, school counseling, and more recently drug and alcohol recovery services.
I draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, person-centered background, and motivational interviewing therapy to help my clients develop healthy coping strategies to make positive changes in their lives. 

I have also led an anger management group for adults and adolescents, as well as an early recovery drug and alcohol recovery group for adults.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, in Portugal, and a Master’s of Education minor in Mental Health Counselor from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. I am fluent in Portuguese.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Portuguese

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

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