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  Adolescent Therapy

  • Adolescence is temporary ... but its hell getting through it

  • Being your teen's buddy doesn't get them to adulthood.

  • Adolescence can be a bumpy road - maybe it was for you -     maybe it is for your child.

A complete family view of the problem is accomplished with appropriate recommendations for the family unit as well as the child or adolescent.  Outpatient therapy and family sessions are available.  Clinical Hypnosis can be used during ongoing therapy.

You can deal with issues of personal happiness and personal growth. We can create a dialogue about present situations and future plans.

Registered Therapy Dog

I am possibly the only psychologist in the Pittsburgh area who uses a Registered Therapy Dog (Therapy Dogs International.)  Freida, my Miniature Schnauzer, is a valuable tool when working with children and with people who have a history of trauma.  Freida is able to provide unconditional positive regard for clients, their moods, feelings, and their situational anxieties.  She has assisted both young people and adults in confronting their fears and memories and makes each person feel welcome and loved. 
We crucify ourselves between two thieves … regret over yesterday, and fear of tomorrow.

Licensed Psychologist.
Joseph S. Auria, MA, MBA

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

Anna Karenina (1873-1877)
Leo Tolstoy


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