Welcome to Counseling Works in Pittsburgh

Integrated Counseling and Consulting Services 

Wesley Waldrup, LPC

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My Approach

As a Counselor, I view a persons struggle through a development lens. I will address your mental health concerns, your lifestyle, attitudes and behaviors and help you grow more intentional about living your values. 


I practice the science practicer approach, using evidence based practices while having a commitment to "seeing the best in you". Which means I will point out your strengths and help you build new skills to reach your goals.

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Treatment Focus

When we are struggling with a mental health concern or a big challenge in our life, it is common to feel alone, isolated and withdrawn. Taking the step toward professional help is tough and yet, is the first step to harnessing your internal courage. You can do this.


My focus is to help individuals and families build their self awareness and learn new skills to reach their goals. Collaborative treatment plans are created to meet your needs. 

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Consulting Services

"Counseling Works" on an organizational level too.  Consulting services for schools and non profits provide tailored professional development for organizational leadership or teachers.  Raising the skill level of employees or defining your values as an organization can positively impact the organizational community, productivity and motivation.  


Put the skills of compassion, social justice, trauma informed care or social and emotional learning to work on a systemic level in your organization. 



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Areas of Interest

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Women's Issues

Women often face unique challenges of discrimination, body image or struggles with finding balance.  Times of life transitions like motherhood, including prenatal, pregnant and postpartum times or career change can be tough. Counseling can help with empowerment, skill building, self acceptance and support. 

Transitions and Life Stages

Transitions in life can throw us off balance, making us feel vulnerable, confused or overwhelmed.  Taking on a new role in life (like parenting or a new leadership role) can be daunting and counseling can give you the extra support you need to manage this change.  


Transitions include life stages too- childhood, adolescents, college age students, retirees and everything in between. Learning new skills can help strengthen your confidence during times of transition. 

Depression and Anxiety

Depression, fear and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, you can recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a natural part of life and yet a loss can often feel devastating, paralyzing and isolating. Seeking help to process your loss can help you manage your emotions and begin to heal.

Building Social and Emotional Skills

Self Awareness is the first step to creating any personal change. Increasing your emotional vocabulary can help you increase awareness and become more mindful about your choices and behavior. Counseling can help grow your ability to use conflict resolution, communication and productive disagreement skills.  Improving social and emotional skills can impact your mood, motivation, relationships and much more.

Trauma

Experiencing trauma impacts your mind and body in many disruptive ways. Counseling can help you identify your strengths, learn coping skills and regain stability in our life.

An Integrated Approach

Compassion Focused

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Compassion is integrated into all elements of the therapeutic process. Identifying ways to enhance ones own self compassion and increase compassion toward others can positively impact ones self esteem, relationships and overall functioning. 

 

Inclusive and Systemic

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Exploring and responding to how race, gender and culture impact ones life and the conflicts between these structures, including the systems we live in, are important parts of the therapeutic process.

Skill Building

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Skill building is center stage during the therapeutic process. Treatment approaches include ACT,  CBT, mindfulness based practices and others that will help you be more intentional about your behavior. 

Services: Let's Get Started

Individual or Couples / Family Therapy

Sessions are 55 minutes long and $150 per session*. If using insurance, your copay is due at the time of service. 

Insurances Accepted

Highmark Blue Shield


Out of network Insurance


*There is a limited amount of sliding scale sessions for those with significant financial need. Please call to discuss. 

Payments Accepted

Check, cash, credit card.

Resources

Helpful resources that I use in my practice:

What is Professional Counseling?  https://www.counseling.org/aca-community/learn-about-counseling/what-is-counseling


Self Compassion  http://self-compassion.org/


Wellbeing- The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/


Perspective Taking: “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times


Brene Brown- The Power of Vulnerability Ted Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability


Introduction to Mindfullness

https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/benefits-of-mindfulness.htm


Suicide Prevention Hotline- National https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


Crisis and Suicide Intervention in Pittsburgh - Resolve Crisis Center at

888-796-8826 24/7

resolve Crisis Services | UPMC - UPMC.com


*Disclaimer: the content of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional or psychological services. The use of this website does not constitute a therapist-client relationship.

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Counseling Works

5908 Bryant Street, Suite 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(917) 627-9782

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thu

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed