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Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital

Southwood

2575 Boyce Plz Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15241 | (412) 203-4057

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital is Pennsylvania’s premier provider of inpatient and residential care exclusively for children, adolescents, and young adults ages 4 to 21 who have been struggling with a wide range of mental and behavioral health problems.

Mike Elliot, MSPC, NCC, LPC

Mike Elliot, MSPC, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

6135 Forbes Avenue, Suite L119D, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217 | 412-212-6909

It is my goal to help clients to create a life worth living. I strive to combine my expertise in therapy with your expertise in you. Together we co-create a mode of treatment that will help you to reach your goals.

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Therapy Pittsburgh, PA

Counseling Munhall, Baldwin, McKees Rocks, Carnegie, Wilkinsburg, Millvale

Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania, with around 313,000 residents in the city, and around 2.5 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is known as the city of bridges with 446 bridges due to the three different rivers that flow through the city.1 The climate in Pittsburgh is one of colder temperatures in the winter and warm temperatures in the summer, and receives a lot of precipitation throughout the year. This is definitely a city where you can find an array of cultural activities for the whole family. For instance, there is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera, and the River City Brass Band. While this may seem a bit boring for kids, it is definitely a cultural experience that they could learn to enjoy. There is also a youth symphony that would have musical performances geared towards the younger patrons. The Pittsburgh Ballet is also great to visit, particularly during the holiday seasons when the Nutcracker is performed.

Mental Health in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh residents that face a mental health crisis can seek emergency assistance from the Resolve Crisis Network. Resolve offers intervention and stabilization services 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Walk-in services are offered to those who need to talk to someone about personal concerns or concerns they have about a loved one. A telephone hotline is also available. That number can be reached at 1-888-796-8226.2

Mobile mental health treatment is available to Pittsburgh area residents through Southwest Human Services. This community-based and home-based service is offered to individuals that are unable to seek assistance in a traditional setting. Southwest Human Services works with clients at locations comfortable for them, and provides programming that reduces stress, emotional strain, or distress due to mental illness. At this time, the program is available for adults 21 years of age and older who qualify for medical assistance. To learn more, call 412-831-8211.3

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center in Pittsburgh seeks to promote good mental health and social wellbeing of the city's LGBTQ community. The organization engages in advocacy and outreach programs that fight for equality and seek to raise awareness of the unique mental health needs of this population. Social support services are provided at the center and give people an opportunity to meet with others that struggle with depression, isolation, anxiety, and other conditions due to discrimination by the public or lack of acceptance by family or friends. Call 412-422-0114 to inquire about the support services that are offered.4

Current Initiatives

Stand Together is an initiative of Pittsburgh Cares and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services that seeks to stop the stigma of mental illness. The initiative focuses on providing positive learning experiences and training exercises for the city's youth that encourage acceptance of others and a better understanding of common mental illnesses. The program is ongoing in seven local middle schools and high schools. Contact Stand Together at 412-471-2114 to obtain further details.5


References

1. Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau. (2017). Pittsburgh History. Retrieved from http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/about-pittsburgh/history/
2. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (2017). Resolve Crisis Network. Retrieved from http://www.upmc.com/services/behavioral-health/pages/resolve-crisis-network.aspx
3. Southwest Human Services. (2017). Mobile Mental Health Therapy. Retrieved from http://shs-pgh.org/other-services/
4. Gay and Lesbian Community Center. (2017). GLCC Mission Statement. Retrieved from http://www.glccpgh.org/about-the-glcc/mission
5. Pittsburgh Cares. (2017). Stand Together. Retrieved from http://standtogether.pittsburghcares.org/

Pittsburgh is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. It has a land area of 55.37 square miles and a water area of 2.97 square miles.  The population of Pittsburgh is 304,391 people with 132,468 households and a median annual income of $40,715. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pittsburgh, PA

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Pittsburgh is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Pittsburgh are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pittsburgh public health department.