PPA Blog

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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Treat Yourself: Resting on Water

By Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC 

If you're anything like me, you're in constant pursuit for new, inventive ways to find a sense of balance through self-care. As a therapist, I oftentimes preach the importance of how to incorporate self-care into the lives of my clients. Sadly, many people look to the use of self-care as a last resort. We take up so much of our daily lives living them for other people and our careers, that we forget how taking care of ourselves can play a role in our overall mental health and functioning. 

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  • Co-parenting Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
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  • Group Supervision
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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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Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Call: 412.367.0575

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