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Anita Cilia, MSW, LCSW

Have you been feeling overwhelmed, like you are drowning and not able to catch your breath? Are you having trouble managing your thoughts and feelings? Are you having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one? Are you sad and unsure why or what to do about it? Do you ever find yourself talking and no matter how loudly you talk it seems like nobody is listening? Do you feel irritated and angry or are having trouble controlling your temper and it’s causing you difficulties at home or work?

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Direct Practice and Child Welfare, from the University of Pittsburgh and my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I've worked in many different settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have struggled with a variety of issues, such as: behavior problems, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, OCD, family problems, sexual abuse victims, problematic sexual behaviors, autism, mood disorders, trauma/abuse, addictions, relationships/parenting/conflicts in the home, to name a few. I also specialize in working with people with intellectual disabilities that have a dual diagnosis and significant behavioral concerns as a result. I utilize a wide variety of treatment modalities and an eclectic mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Therapy, Grief Work, Play Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, among other therapies and adapt them in order to help best meet your needs.

Like it or not, life happens...But what if we could be better prepared with how to cope with things that come up and problem solve? What if we could better focus on the good in our lives instead of the daily struggles? It’s time to say goodbye to the thunderstorms and start counting the rainbows! I’d love to work with you so that together we can find the beauty in the every day, EVERY DAY!

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” by Vivian Greene

If you want to schedule an appointment with Anita, you can do so by calling us at 412.367.0575 or by clicking here.

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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