PPA Blog

Is it Faith or is it Fear?

by Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC, CMHIMP


What if I told you that faith and fear are essentially the same? You'd probably think I was a bit off-my-rocker with it, but hear me out. 

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A Peaceful Self: Guided Meditation Practice

By Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC, CMHIMP


As a therapist, I oftentimes will encourage my clients to learn and use meditation. Like many of my clients, you may have no idea what that truly means. So many people mistaken it for "just breathings" or "having extreme focus" - I know this because they tell me, "I can't sit still that long" and "I don't know how to have nothing on my mind." It's a common mistake. One that even I made, years ago, before I became a therapist.

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Fighting off Loneliness

by Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC, CMHIMP

What does loneliness mean to you? Is it something you struggle with? When I put together what I have learned over the years in working with individuals, families, couples, children, and even in my personal life, I have found that one of the biggest driving factors of seeking support is loneliness: Either the fear of being lonely or being in a situation where you feel lonely, even if you are surrounded by other people or in a relationship with another. 

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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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