Our Mission

Provide a safe space.
Empower with self knowledge.
Reveal insights.
Uncover healing energy.
Create strategies to live fully.
Partner with you on the journey.

We are committed to helping you explore solutions, and promise the highest quality of care for the journey.

Our services cover a broad range of needs for adults, children, families, couples and groups.


And most major insurances are accepted.

Have a question?
We're happy to help you find an answer.

Frequently Asked Questions 

A Garden in a Pocket:
Questions Great & Small on the Counseling Process

Join Director Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, and Director Emeritus Harlee Abromson, LCSW, as they explore the therapeutic journey in a comprehensive discussion that includes tips to overcoming roadblocks, the essential elements of change and such questions as:

How does counseling help us meet not only current needs and goals, but a larger essential human path?

What tips would you offer for getting the most out of therapy? And to ensure that someone receives the help they deserve?

What stops people from seeking help? How do they overcome these difficulties?

How does someone find the best fit for their needs - the best counselor for each person?

How do you know counseling is working? Are there any signs?

If communication is the golden thread in the constructive therapeutic relationship, how can we learn new ways to say what we feel?

Frequently Asked Questions

 Hours of Operation & Location

9:00am - 9:00pm

Monday - Saturday

All hours are by appointment. Our therapists welcome the opportunity to discuss individual availability.

  907 West Street, Second Floor,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15221


We are located on the entire second floor. For your convenience, we have two waiting rooms on either side of the building; if you're unsure where to meet your therapist, please come to Suite 2. Our office manager will be glad to help.

Our counseling suites are private and fully furnished with amenities including wifi.


 What to bring:

Please bring your health insurance card to your first appointment.

Co-pays and deductibles are due at your visit.

The Center accepts all major credit and debit cards, and Apple Pay. All therapists also accept fee for service.

Prior to your first appointment, we recommend confirming your coverage with your health plan. To view individual health insurance acceptance, please visit our Therapists Directory 


 Our Intake:

Before your first appointment, our intake package can be completed online  in about five minutes. Your entire submission will be sent in a secure transmission with robust HIPAA-compliant encryption.

We are also glad to mail you a hard copy, by post, at your request

A PDF copy can also be downloaded  to print at home.

Today & The Next Step

Professional counseling is a collaborative relationship. All of our experienced therapists believe your thoughts, feelings and goals matter; and all of our therapists uphold the highest levels of integrity, privacy and compassion. To learn more about our specific licensed counselors, social workers, psychotherapists and psychologists, please visit our  Therapists Directory 

To learn more about choosing counseling and the therapeutic process, please visit our  Specialties & Approaches page 

If you would like to request a recommendation, our director, Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, is happy to help
- at no charge to you, and free of any obligation.

You will not be added to any mailing lists, nor will you receive any recurring unwanted communications.

Most replies are within twenty-four hours, and our  secure form takes approximately two minutes to complete 


 For your privacy, your message will be sent in a secure transmission with robust HIPAA-compliant encryption.

Depending on your browser, you should see a padlock at the top of the address bar and a live Trusted Site security seal on the lower right of your screen.


 Browse Our Therapists Directory 

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