Marriage counseling that Heals in Pittsburgh, PA. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Pittsburgh. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.

Mike Elliot, MSPC, NCC, LPC
Marriage Counselor

Mike Elliot, MSPC, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

A healthy marriage takes work. Therapy will reach the heart of the issues and begin the process of restoration. Let's get started.

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Family Therapy Pittsburgh, PA

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There are plenty of museums to choose from here in Pittsburgh, such as the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Frick Art & Historical Center, and the Mattress Factory. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a fantastic place to bring the whole family as it has a vast array of dinosaur displays as well as an Ancient Egypt section.1 The science center is also a favorite amongst kids. Since Pittsburgh is a major city, there is never a month without some sort of festival or celebration of the different seasons and ethnicities in the city. Don't forget to visit the zoo and the aquarium, always a plus for the kids. Some of the private schools in the area include Bishop Canevin High School, Seton-La Salle Catholic High School, Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel, The Ellis School, the Winchester Thurston School, to name a few.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Pittsburgh

Family Resources offers a parenting and family education course that fosters improved relationships among family members. Called the Nurturing Course, the class focuses on creating boundaries, facilitating respect, improving emotional functioning, and developing empathy for others. The class is open to children, parents, and other family members and is free of charge. Classes meet each week for 15 weeks at locations throughout the Pittsburgh area. Call 412-363-1702 for additional details.2

R U Ready is a transitional program offered by Circle C Youth and Family Services that seeks to help older children in the foster care system acquire the skills they need to be successful in adulthood. Young adults aged 16-21 years old can participate in various programs that teach basic life skills such as cooking, cleaning, finding adequate housing and employment, and preparing oneself for financial independence. Social programs are also offered in the form of monthly meetings in which youth come together to support one another, ask questions, offer advice, and talk about successes and difficulties on their path to adulthood. R U Ready staff also act as ongoing case managers and mentors that young people can depend on for moral support and guidance. For more information, call 412-937-1605.3

The purpose of the infant/toddler and parent play groups offered by Arsenal Family and Children's Center is to promote positive social and emotional development of children in a supportive and safe setting. The weekly groups also provide parents an opportunity to learn about discipline strategies, having appropriate expectations for their children, and general child development issues. The group meets three times a week for unrestricted learning and playtime. Call 412-345-0008 to sign up.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Distressed families can turn to the Brashear Association for a full spectrum of assistance programs that facilitate family and community stabilization. Case management services include programs that improve family functioning, including substance abuse and mental health services for each member of the family. Neighborhood employment centers offer trainings, job search assistance, and educational programs so unemployed family members can find a decent job with a livable wage. Child development courses are also offered to improve parents' understanding of the needs of their children as they progress through developmental stages. To learn more, call 412-431-2236.5


1. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. (2017). Now On View. Retrieved from
2. Family Resources. (2017). The Nurturing Course. Retrieved from
3. Circle C Youth and Family Services. (2017). R U Ready. Retrieved from
4. Arsenal Family and Children's Center. (2009). Infant/Toddler and Parent Play Groups. Retrieved from
5. Brashear Association. (2016). Programs. Retrieved from

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.