PPA Blog

What to Expect in Therapy: Part One

by Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC

Looking to start therapy but not sure what to expect? Perhaps you're already in therapy, and you're wondering if what you're experiencing is "normal?" Well, you're not alone. Thousands of people are seeking therapy each week and they have no idea what to expect when they walk through the door. Now, every practice is different and there are many levels of care, but that's just therapist jargon for "there are many forms of therapy to serve people who have different types and severities of need." Regardless of all of that, there are a few things to anticipate when you go in to see your therapist for the first time and when you continue to attend. I'm going to share some of this information, below.

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The Power of Yoga: Welcome Michele Miklos

At PPA, we're constantly growing. We have a drive to make our practice one that focuses on overall health. We understand the benefits of the mind-body-spiritual connection and what better way to start to focus on this than bringing in Yoga! We lucked out because Michele Miklos, our office manager, is also a Yoga instructor, and a good one at that! We are truly blessed with her compassion, focus, stillness, and peaceful-attitude. 

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How to Choose the Right Therapist for You

by Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC


For many people, choosing a therapist is simple: they go to the first person who comes up on an internet search, or whatever therapist is available soonest at the practice closest to home - or even worse - we base it solely on the type of insurance that we have and is accepted at the practice. This is hard. Sometimes, this works, and it's a great match. Typically, this is happenstance, and I don't know many people who would truly prefer to leave their story in the hands of someone who they just "lucked out" getting.

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Service List

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples & Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Co-parenting Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Groups
  • Group Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Classes



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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