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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Service List

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples & Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Groups
  • Workshops
  • Classes


  • We are proud to announce that we are under NEW Ownership as of August 2018. Congratulations to Lauren Heaton, MS, ICAADC, LPC and Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC on this 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!

Contact Information

9401 McKnight Road, Suite 105 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Call: 412.367.0575

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