PPA Blog


submitted and written by Kelly K

CAUTION: This content is considered of the adult variety and can be triggering for those who have experienced addiction and/or are sensitive to the topic. Please read with caution.

August 22, 2012, I took a bus ride that I had taken many times in the past, the trek to rehab. I knew the 12 steps, I knew how to get sober. I never believed I was worth the effort to stay sober. My whole life had been gearing me up for the fight of my life.

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Back to School: Shifting the Parental Focus

by Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC

Do you have children who are going back to school? If so, you know how difficult it can be to adjust and readjust your family's lives to the new schedule, new people, and new setting(s). But what is the best way to do all of this? Are there really fool-proof ways to avoid the difficult situations that arise? Is there some special technique out there that you have been missing all of these years, as a parent? The answer to that is, "No," but there are some tips, which you may find helpful during this stressful time of year.

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The Connection of Mental Health and Nutrition

By Chaz Jones 

Nutrition is something that must be tailored and different for each individual's needs. We all come from different backgrounds, genetics, and cultures and thus have different nutritional values that our body longs for. Understanding how our diet is impacting our dopamine, serotonin and overall mental status is what I want to address.

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Pittsburgh Psychotherapy Associates is under new ownership as of August 2018! If you see Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC, or Lauren Heaton, MS, LPC, ICAADC, be sure to congratulate them on their new journey.

We are continuously adding new blogs, groups, classes, and services to our practice, with a focus on overall wellness. Check back frequently for updates!

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