"Healing. It comes when you find the gift. From the experience, from the pain. There is always a gift. When you discover it, that is when the shift happens, when you taste freedom."

- Kamal Ravikant, Live Your Truth. Founderzen, 2013

Services provided for:

  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Couples


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Styles:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
Katelyn Elliot, NCC, LPC
ur lives are like a tapestry, with experiences being woven together to create an image. We need the contrast of the light and dark to depict our story. We may not be able to see the beauty or understand the meaning until we take a step back, with another set of eyes, and see our story from a place of compassion. It is then we can appreciate, even love, our fate.

Counseling is a collaborative relationship that helps us connect to a meaningful life. Exploring personal experience - how we exist in the world, the meaning we find or choose to create in our lives - is a process we can develop together.

Healing happens in the lessons discovered.

I strive to be present, to offer a nonjudgmental and understanding atmosphere. My approach is humanistic, with a foundation in Existential Therapy, and I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to help individuals discover their own positive potential, cope more effectively and perceive meaning and purpose for new freedom. Some of my techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Enhancement. Motivational Enhancement Therapy empowers an individual to change by increasing their intrinsic motivation through the development of awareness. This approach works from the premise that everything we need is already within us.

My experience lies in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, loss, identity issues, LGBTQ concerns, substance use issues and some personality disorders. As a Licensed professional counselor, I am trained to work with individuals and couples in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. I am also a National Certified Counselor, meeting the highest standards of education, supervision, experience, and ethics.

Psychologist Carl Rogers, one of the founders of the humanistic approach, described a kind of listening that I seek each day: “We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.”

The story of our lives can unfold to new heights as we uncover our profound capabilities.

Insurances Accepted:

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • UPMC

Contact Katelyn Elliott, NCC, LPC

I encourage you to call me at the Center (412-241-8552) or write me directly with the form below.


The Center for Counseling Arts

1201 South Braddock Avenue, Suite 2,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218

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