PPA Blog

How to Choose the Right Therapist for You

by Alissa Klugh, MS, LPC


For many people, choosing a therapist is simple: they go to the first person who comes up on an internet search, or whatever therapist is available soonest at the practice closest to home - or even worse - we base it solely on the type of insurance that we have and is accepted at the practice. This is hard. Sometimes, this works, and it's a great match. Typically, this is happenstance, and I don't know many people who would truly prefer to leave their story in the hands of someone who they just "lucked out" getting.

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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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Service List

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples & Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Co-parenting Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Groups
  • Group Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Classes



We are celebrating One Year of owning our practice! Won't you join us on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 1:00p - 4:00p for raffles, food trucks, local venders, tours, and so much more at our Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Re-Opening event! It's FREE! Bring your family and friends. You don't want to miss this event.

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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