PPA Blog

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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I've Waited My Whole Life For You: A Tale of New Motherhood


By AB 

“I’ve waited my whole life for you.”

That was the first thing I said to my sweet, 22 inch long, almost 9 lb baby girl when they placed her on my chest (sheesh, she was a toddler haha). I’d just spent 17 hours in labor, 90 minutes pushing her out, and I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to say when I met her.

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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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