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Introducing Our Newest Therapist: Polina Kitsis

When we have a new therapist start with our practice, we want to do what we can to introduce you to him or her so that you have an opportunity to get to know them outside of their general bio. We've asked our newest therapist, Polina Kitsis the following questions about her. She has provided you with the following answers:


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The Power of Heartache


By Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC

What is heartache? Have you ever experienced it? I’d take a guess that you have, and if you have, you know. It’s not something that you have to wonder whether or not you’ve experienced. It’s powerful. It can knock the breath right out of your chest. It can last days, months, weeks, or even years. When it comes to doing therapy with people, I’d say that this is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment.

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Service List

  • 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!

Contact Information

9401 McKnight Road, Suite 105 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Call: 412.367.0575

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