Counseling & Therapy
Addiction & Eating Disorder Treatment, Mental Health Counseling in Pittsburgh
College can be a stressful and difficult time for some students, as they may become overwhelmed with responsibility, find it difficult to be away from family and home, or perhaps be unable to avoid the pressures of drug and alcohol use. Mental health is as important as physical health. If you have problems that you find overwhelming or if you're worried about someone close to you, contact one of these Counseling & Therapy Services in Pittsburgh.
Featured Counseling & Therapy in Pittsburgh
Lauren Lazar Stern, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
11 S. Craig St., Oakland
Board-Certified Art Psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in eating disorders.
Domestic violence is a pattern of forceful, controlling behavior by an abuser within an intimate relationship. It occurs in all races, religions, income levels, professions and neighborhoods. You're not responsible for another person's violence. If you are being physically, sexually or emotionally abused and controlled by a person with whom you currently or formerly have had an intimate relationship, counseling, legal advocacy, and a safe, temporary shelter are available.
- Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Drugs & Alcohol
College has traditionally been the place where most people discover drinking. Even though alcohol is legal for those over the age of 21, it's still a drug. The Office for Substance Abuse Prevention estimates that almost 7% of college freshmen drop out because of problems with alcohol. Remember: Know your limit. Eat food while you drink. Skip a drink occasionally. Don't be duped. A glass of wine, a mixed drink and a glass of beer contain the same amount of alcohol. Appoint a designated driver. Don't drink on an empty stomach. Don't be intimidated by peer pressure.
Drugs are illegal, destructive and deadly. There are no safe limits. Even prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be dangerous if abused or misused. If you or someone you know needs help, do not hesitate to contact:
- Al-Anon & Alateen
Support for the families & friends of alcoholics
- Alcoholics Anonymous
900 Fifth Ave., Fifth Floor, Schenley Heights (412-471-7472)
- Gateway Allegheny Valley
1360 Old Freeport Rd., Suite 3B, Fox Chapel (412-963-7077)
- Message Carriers
5907 Penn Ave., East Liberty (412-361-0142)
An addiction intervention service
- Narcotics Anonymous
701 Smithfield St., Downtown (412-391-5247)
Are you compulsive about diet and exercise? Have you developed eating habits like severe dieting or secret binging? Have you ever fasted, induced vomiting, or used laxatives, diuretics or diet pills excessively? If you answered yes, you might have an eating disorder. Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Compulsive Overeating) are prolific on campuses. If you think you or someone you know needs help, contact the resources below.
- Dr. Aedamar J. Grant, PhD
1107 E. Carson St., Southside (412-481-4207)
- Dr. Judith Lydon, PhD
5850 Ellsworth Ave., Suite 210, Shadyside (412-695-3767 ext 3)
- Lauren Lazar Stern, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
311 S. Craig St., Oakland
- Overeaters Anonymous
Meetings every day at various locations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Visit www.gpioa.org for a schedule.
- UPMC Center for Overcoming Problem Eating
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O'Hara St., 8th Floor