PPA Blog

What is Motivation?

By: Timothy Merolillo

According to Webster’s Dictionary motivation can be defined as, “having a strong reason to act or accomplish something.” What makes motivation special, though, is the reason that drives each individual to put their thoughts into action. So I wanted to frame this blog around one big question: What motivates you?

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The Importance of Sleep and Weight Loss

By: Timothy Merolillo

I see it all the time. People struggling to lose weight, claiming they are doing everything right. Their nutrition is on point and they’re training every single day. Waking up at 4:30 in the morning to get their training in and planning their meals out to a tee and still no weight loss. They say, “But I am doing everything right!? Should I eat less and train more?!” No!!! The answer is no.

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Getting to Know You: Casey Harvilla

We asked our new therapist, Casey Harvilla, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, a few questions in an attempt to get to know her better. We thought we'd share this information with you so that you could do the same!


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  • 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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9401 McKnight Road, Suite 105 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Call: 412.367.0575

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