welcome

The Center welcomes all.

Our mission is to provide a safe comfortable space where you can discover insights, healing energy and strategies that empower you to live more fully.

A ll of our licensed counselors, social workers, psychologists & psychotherapists offer a wide range of local counseling in Pittsburgh and can be contacted online through our in-depth  therapists directory 

And our director, Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, is happy to offer her recommendation at no cost and with no obligation. Most inquiries are answered within twenty-four hours. 

Support, like people, can come in many ways. First time visitors may be interested in Frequently Asked Questions  about our Center or the 3 Steps for New Clients.  For a brief outline on counseling and the therapeutic process please read Specialties and Approaches  Questions great and small, tips to overcoming roadblocks and the essential elements of change are considered by our director in a comprehensive discussion: A Garden in A Pocket: 6 Questions on Inner Matters 

Whether you're facing significant life changes, grief and loss, depression and anxiety episodes, gender related issues, relationship recovery, family systems, a critical workplace incident or something you just can't label, we can help.

Reaching out to change the inner workings of a problem is, quite simply, what therapy is all about. 

 Our new location
Only a few minutes from our previous site, the beautifully renovated Columbia on Penn Building features:

  •   free accessible parking in off-street lot
  •   secure bicycle storage
  •   two elevators
  •   green courtyards
  •   conferencing facility
As always, all of our counseling suites are private, fully furnished and include such amenities as WIFI.

Our New Location! Our New Location!

 Our New Address & Phone
The Columbia on Penn Building
907 West Street, Second Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15221.
For mail correspondence, please include Suite # 223.

 412-241-8552

 Our Email Form | Secure Contact Portal 

  Our Hours
9:00am - 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday

All hours are by appointment.
Our therapists are glad to discuss individual availability.

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What's new:


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Addictions (counseling only; other treatments referred out)   Matthew Adams, LPC
    George Dalzell, LCSW
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
     
ADHD   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
     
Adolescents, Children, Teenagers, Transition Youth & Young Adults (20s & 30s)   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Travis Schermer, LPC
  + Parenting & Child Bipolar Diagnoses & Childhood Advocacy & Autism; Parent + Child Conflict   Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
       
  Adoption   Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
       
  Alcohol Abuse (counseling only; other treatments referred out)   Matthew Adams, LPC
      Nicholas Demaio, LPC
       
  Anger Management   Matthew Adams, LPC
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
      Nicholas Demaio, LPC
       
    Anxiety & Excessive Worrying
(including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder)
  Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
      Matthew Adams, LPC
      Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
      George Dalzell, LCSW
      Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
      Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
      Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
      Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
         
    Asperger's   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
         
    Autism   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
    Bipolar Disorder   Matthew Adams, LPC
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    +Child Bipolar Diagnosis   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
         
    Borderline Personality   Matthew Adams, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
       
    Career Issues   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
         

C

Child Psychology & Counseling   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
     
  Chronic Illness   Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
      Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
       
    Chronic Mental Illness
(including Adjustment disorder, Acute Stress disorder, Antisocial behavior, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder, Kleptomania, Phobic disorders)
+ View eating disorders
  Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
         
    Chronic Pain   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
    Chronic Relapse   Matthew Adams, LPC
         
    Codependency   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
        Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Matthew Adams, LPC
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
        Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
         
    Communication Skills   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
        Travis Schermer, LPC
       
    Coping Skills   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
        Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
         
    Corporate Consultations   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
         
    Couples Therapy   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    + approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy & Solution Focused Therapy   George Dalzell, LCSW
      Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
    Cultural Diversity & Cultural Sensitive   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
      Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
         
    Deep Behavioral Change   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
       

D

Depression & Depressive Episodes
(including Seasonal Affective Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and Depression episodes, aging concerns and major depression)
  Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
  Matthew Adams, LPC
  Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
  Nicholas Demaio, LPC
  Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
  Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
  Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
  Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
      Travis Schermer, LPC
         
    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)   Matthew Adams, LPC
         
    Divorce   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
         
    Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
         
    Drug Abuse   Matthew Adams, LPC
         
    Dual Diagnosis   Matthew Adams, LPC
         
 

E

Eating Issues & Disorders   Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
  (including Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, bing eating & purging, clinical perfectionism & body dissatisfaction, extreme dieting, OSFED)  
         
    Elderly Persons Disorders   Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
         
    Emotional Disturbance / Emotionally Focused Counseling   Matthew Adams, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Travis Schermer, LPC
         
    Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)   Travis Schermer, LPC
         
Energy, Body & Relaxation Work   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
     
    Existentialism   Matthew Adams, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
         
    Expressive Arts (visual art, drama, music, movement, writing)   Matthew Adams, LPC
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
         
 

F

Family Systems    
  + Parenting & Child Bipolar Diagnoses & Childhood Advocacy   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
         

G

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, Intersex, Two-Spirit, Asexual and/or Ally (LGBTQIA+)   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    George Dalzell, LCSW
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Gestalt Therapy   Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
     
    Grief & Loss   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Matthew Adams, LPC
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        George Dalzell, LCSW
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
        Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
       
 

H

Holistic Health & Wellness   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD
  + Healthy Living   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
         
    Humanistic   Travis Schermer, LPC
       

I

Identity Development   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Impulse Control Disorders   Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
     
  Infidelity   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
      Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
      Nicholas Demaio, LPC
       
  Infertility   Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD
       
  Integrative   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
      Matthew Adams, LPC
      Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
      Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
      Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
       
  Intellectual Disability   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
       
  Internet Addiction   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
       

J

Jungian   Matthew Adams, LPC
     

L

LGBTQIA+
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or Ally, Two-Spirit & Related
  Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
  Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
  George Dalzell, LCSW
  Nicholas Demaio, LPC
  Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
  Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
  Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Life Transitions & Significant Changes   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Matthew Adams, LPC
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
      Travis Schermer, LPC
       
  Life Coaching   Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
       

M

Marital and Premarital   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Matthew Adams, LPC
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
     
Men’s Issues   Matthew Adams, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Mindfulness & Self-Awareness Techniques & Mindfulness-based (MBCT)   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
      Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
       
    Mind-Body-Spirit & Holistic Health Therapies   Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
    Mood Disorders & Issues   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Matthew Adams, LPC
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
         
    Motivation & Fatigue   Matthew Adams, LPC
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
    +Motivational Interviewing   Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
 

N

Narcissistic Personality   Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
         
    Narrative   Matthew Adams, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Travis Schermer, LPC
       
    Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)   Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
         
    Oppositional Defiance   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
         

P

Panic Disorders (please press here to view anxiety)    
     
Parenting & Parent-Child Conflict   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
     
Parenting & Child Bipolar Diagnoses & Childhood Advocacy   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
     
Play Therapy   Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
     
Peer Relationships   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Matthew Adams, LPC
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Person-Centered   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Matthew Adams, LPC
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Personality Disorders and Issues
(including Adjustment disorder, Acute Stress disorder, Antisocial behavior, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder, Kleptomania, Phobic disorders and chronic, serious and severe illnesses)
  Matthew Adams, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
      Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
         
    Positive Psychology   Matthew Adams, LPC
         
    Pregnancy, Prenatal & Postpartum   Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
  Psychodynamic for Individuals & Couples   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Matthew Adams, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    + View additional couples therapies   Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
 

Q

Questioning (sexuality) and related LGBTQIA+ concerns   Please see LGBTQIA+ or sexuality
         
 

R

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)   Matthew Adams, LPC
       
Relationships and related concerns (friends, colleagues, marriage, family, life partners)   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
  Matthew Adams, LPC
  Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
+ View couples therapies   Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
   

S

School Issues   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Self Improvement, Self Awareness & Self-Esteem Concerns   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Matthew Adams, LPC
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Self-Harm   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
     
Sexuality, Sex Therapy   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
     
Sexual Abuse   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
     
Sexual Compulsive Behavior / Dependence (Formerly Considered Sex Addiction)   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
     
Sleep or Insomnia   Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
     
Solution Focused Therapy / Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)   George Dalzell, LCSW
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Spirituality counseling (*by special appointment only)   Matthew Adams, LPC
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Strength-Based   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Stress Management   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Matthew Adams, LPC
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    George Dalzell, LCSW
    Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
    Jinna Leo, MEd
    Travis Schermer, LPC
+ Please also view anxiety    
       
  Substance Abuse (counseling only; other treatments referred out)   Matthew Adams, LPC
      Nicholas Demaio, LPC
       
  Suicidal Ideation   Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
      Travis Schermer, LPC
       
  Supervision Services   Travis Schermer, LPC
       

T

Teen Violence   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
     
Thinking Disorder   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Travis Schermer, LPC
     
Thought Stopping   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
     
    Trauma, Assault & PTSD   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
    +Trauma Informed Care   Jinna Leo, MEd
       
    Traumatic Brain Injury   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
         
 

W

Weight Loss   Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
      Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director
         
Women’s Issues   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
    Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
    Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
    Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
    Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
     
    Work & Life Balance   Harlee Abromson, LCSW, Director Emeritus
        Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
        Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Adria Fredericks, MEd, LPC
       
 

Y

Young Adults (20s & 30s)   Marisa Costa, MET, LPC
      Nicholas Demaio, LPC
        Dr. Megan Dufford, PsyD
        Jinna Leo, MEd, LPC
         
    Video Game Addiction (counseling only)   Nicholas Demaio, LPC
         
    Voice Dialogue   Travis Schermer, LPC
welcome

address

907 West Street, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15221

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The Center for Counseling Arts is located in Pittsburgh and minutes from Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, East Liberty, Greenfield, Shady Side, the East End, Edgewood, Monroeville, Oakland, Forest Hills, the Waterfront, the South Side, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and downtown Pittsburgh.

phone

412-241-8552

All hours are by appointment, Monday through Saturday, 9am-9pm.
Most major insurances are accepted.