Substance Use

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Substance Use therapy in Pittsburgh, Tailored Talks Counseling & Conversations
Substance Use therapy in Pittsburgh, Tailored Talks Counseling & Conversations

About Substance Use Therapy

I have spent more than a decade providing substance use treatment in both private practice and substance use facilities and hospitals. I am passionate about the idea of recovery be it from substance use, a behavioral/process addiction such as gambling, or freeing one’s self of the endless cycle of unmanageability related to emotional dysregulation. I have formal training in Motivational Interviewing, and have held my International Certification for Gambling Counselors-I since 2007. I fully support Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) and frequently will provide the therapy portion which many MAT clinics & physicians as well as insurance companies require, for dosing of medications such as Suboxone, Subutex, methadone, etc.

Services Available

Individual therapy: session length varies from 30 minutes to 55 minutes depending on a collaborative discussion around individualized needs. Most people are seen weekly or bi-weekly depending on each person’s needs and preferences. If more frequent sessions are needed or a referral to a higher level of care such as an Intensive Outpatient Program or Inpatient Hospitalization is required, we will talk about guidelines that would require such a referral.

Sometimes family/spouses are invited in as collateral support, however I do not specialize or typically offer couples therapy or family counseling.

My training and clinical experience includes the use of Motivational Interviewing, CBT-E (CBT-Eating Disorders), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

Our Office

6301 Forbes Avenue Suite 120
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Office Hours

As my practice is functioning as 100% Telehealth, hours are variable, between the hours of 9am to 6pm Monday thru Friday, no weekend hours available.

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