Susan Stay

LCSW

Susan Stay

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work - CW 14580
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Employer Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare UPMC
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care
  • UPMC Commercial Insurance
  • UPMC Health Plan, Inc.
  • ValueOptions
Fees: $110 to $150 per session. We accept insurance!

Offices

470 Streets Run Road
Suite 402
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236

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My Approach to Helping

The most important person in the therapeutic process is the client. Therapy is interactive relationship. This is a group practice with providers who will not simply nod or convey empathy. Together we will look for solutions. We used a solution based approach to assist in exploring the patterns of behaviors, expectations and relationships to form new more adaptive ways to manage the world around you. We are here for you. All the therapist's at this practice understand that your needs are primary. We work hard to set aside our own agendas and be flexible to your needs.

More Info About My Practice

We have closed our office in response to the national emergency of COVID19. We are, however, accepting new clients for Telehealth therapy. We use secure video or phone sessions. When this emergency is over we look forward to inviting you back into our office. Our approach is simple: We exist for our clients.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

We are all struggling with the fear and anxiety around the global pandemic. Telehealth therapy can help you manage the anxiety and uncertainty in this very stressful time.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

We understand ambivalence. It can feel as if you are very vulnerable when sharing emotions or problems. People worry about stigma or about being judged and labeled. We make every effort to create a safe non-judgmental environment in which you can explore life's challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Multicultural issues, Trauma survivors, grief,loss, couples and families. Military: Activeor past service, Military Families, domestic violence issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • 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
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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