"A moment of self compassion can change your day. A string of them can change your entire life."
Alisha Miller, PhD
People often feel unhappy in their life and need help figuring out what to do. I mix evidence-based techniques with warmth, candor, and humor to help individuals and families better understand their problems and develop a plan to feel better.
Prior to opening South Hills Psychological Services I worked at Strong Foundations Psychological Associates, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Western Psychiatric Hospital. I am extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and I am also trained in family therapy, parent training, motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, suicidality, adjustment difficulties, and chronic somatic symptoms. Additionally, I frequently work with individuals seeking parenting guidance and I enjoy working with individuals in the healthcare field to address burnout and work-life balance.
In addition to supporting clients, I am actively involved in prevention and treatment efficacy research through University of Pittsburgh's Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) and Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS). I frequently attend workshops and conferences, have published several articles in peer reviewed journals, and given invited trainings. I've taught at the undergraduate and graduate level and hold memberships in the American Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists (ABCT).
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." -Jon Kabat-Zinn
In individual therapy we will work together to better understand the problems impacting you. We will explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in hopes of learning new, healthy ways to respond to challenges as well as collaboratively solve problems to help improve your day to day life.
Parent coaching provides guidance on how to best support your child's social and emotional development. In a safe space we will process your parenting struggles and learn strategies proven to improve children's behavior and emotional well-being.
Coping Skills Training
Coping skills training focuses on teaching a variety of ways to manage overwhelming emotions. Session time is spent learning new coping skills and out of session practice is emphasized.
Starting college can be stressful! I help youth successfully navigate this transition, promoting well-being and academic success. This is a good fit for seniors who will attend college in one of the 35 states I provide telehealth services in.
You are worthy of a safe, unbiased, and productive space to process your experiences.
I am a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. I see clients in-person at my office, located at 393 Vanadium Road in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. For your convenience I also provide telepsychology services using a secure, HIPAA compliant video platform.
Additionally, I hold an E. Passport and an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) through the PSYPACT program coordinated by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The E. Passport and APIT allow me to practice telepsychology with clients who reside in any of the 35 states registered in the PSYPACT compact. A list of all participating states can be found here.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." -Carl Rogers
Call, text, or e-mail me and schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.
During the phone consultation we will talk briefly about why you are seeking services and discuss scheduling
Attend 1st Session
We will meet face-to-face or via telehealth for about 60 minutes to talk about what is bothering you and develop a plan.
393 Vanadium Road, Suite 306
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Note. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 1-800-273-TALK. Those in Allegheny can also call Resolve at 1-800-796-8226.