Mental Health Resources

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HOTLINES

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

1-800-273-8255

FOR VETERANS PRESS 1

UPMC re:SOLVE CRISIS NETWORK

re:solve Crisis Network
333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Located near Point Breeze, Homewood, and Wilkinsburg, Pa.

  • Telephone: call any time and speak with a trained counselor at 1-888-7-YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226).
  • Mobile dispatch unit: our trained crisis counselors will travel to where you are — anywhere in Allegheny County.
  • Walk in: you don’t need an appointment when you visit our North Braddock Avenue location, near Pittsburgh, Pa. Just walk in and talk about your concerns or those of a family member or friend.
  • Residential services: accessible for individuals, ages 14 and older, whose crisis extends over a period of time. We provide up to 72 hours of residential services at our North Braddock Avenue location.

UNITED WAY’S 211 HELPLINE

Call 211 24 hrs/7 days a week for referrals for drug and alcohol, mental health, social services…

SERVICES

East End Cooperative Ministry Free Behavioral Health Services

East End Cooperative Ministry

6140 Station Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15206/East Liberty

EECM offers free mental health consultation and therapy with a masters level clinician for individuals age 18+ who are uninsured or underinsured (copay is too expensive to afford weekly counseling).

Contact- Vince Mach, M.S.- 412-345-7132 or VinceM@eecm.org

o   Generally available Monday-Friday 8a-4p with some evening flexibility.

Here are some things you can expect when meeting with Vince.

  • During the first meeting he will ask what you want to talk about. He will listen and reflect what he is hearing to make sure he is on the same page with you.
  • During each meeting he will use a short form to ask you what you want to work on, if you are getting better, and if he is helping you in the best way possible
  • In following meetings he will help you find (or remember) skills to cope with current and future stress.
  • He believes that every person has wisdom and that every person is valuable. He believes that when people are given a safe place to be themselves that they tend to grow and feel better. He strives every day to create that safe place in his office for the people who collaborate with him.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD COUNSELING SERVICES
933 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
www.ppwp.org

  • Pregnancy Options Counseling
  • Post Abortion Counseling
  • Professional Counseling Services

PPWP staffs professionally trained, master-level therapists and interns that are available to you regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs or cultural background.

Have a question?  Email the Counseling Department. To make an appointment, email counseling@ppwp.org

or call 412-434-8971.

Entrance is wheelchair accessible, and all client bathrooms have rails available.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC

Services are available to Duquesne University Students and employees as well as to the Pittsburgh Community. Doctoral students in Duquesne University’s clinical psychology program provide all services. Licensed clinical faculty members and selected licensed adjunct faculty psychologists in the community are involved in the supervision of all doctoral students.

Intake Fees:

Any full time college student – $10

All other clients, including couples – $20

Fee Per Psychotherapy Session:

Full-time Duquesne University Students – $10

For all other clients, the fee is calculated on a sliding scale

$1 per $1,000 of Annual Family Income

Minimum fee is $10, Maximum Fee is $60

Fees can be altered during financial hardship

Fees for Consulting Psychiatrist:

Clinic Fee per session = Psychiatric Fee

$0-$10 = $20

$11 – $20 = $40

$21 – $30 = $60 (maximum fee)

Military and Spanish Services are offered free of charge

Check out their website http://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/psychology-clinic

or call 412-396-6562 for more information.

ADRIA A. FREDERICKS, M.ED., LPC

1201 South Braddock Avenue

Second Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15218

(412) 848-7391

Website: Listed under thecenterforcounselingarts.com

Flexible hours Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.

Negotiable fee for service only.

Unfortunately my office is not wheelchair accessible, although I do try to make alternate arrangements when possible.

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Tel: 412-521-3800
Email: info@squirrelhillpsych.org

http://www.squirrelhillpsych.org/

Squirrel Hill Psychological Services offers support to individuals, couples and families as well as organizations and groups. Special expertise is available for children and adolescents.

Counseling services are covered by many major insurers, HMO’s, Medicare and Medical Assistance. Sliding scale fees are offered for those without insurance.

PITTSBURGH PASTORAL INSTITUTE

412-661-1239 (ext. 16)

 http://www.ppi-online.org/

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) is an interfaith counseling and psychotherapy center that integrates into the counseling process both the behavioral sciences and the resources of a client’s particular religious faith. Counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups.

PPI’s services are covered by most major insurance companies. Some financial assistance is available in cases of financial hardship or lack of insurance.

Comment – Submitted on 2013/04/23 at 1:22 pm

As of April 2013, the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute charges a minimum $50 fee for uninsured, sliding scale clients according to the person I spoke with on the phone. To quote the email: “This is for any household income up to $50,000 annually.  From there it goes up $1 per $1000, i.e., if income is $55,000, fee is $55 per session; if annual income is $60,000, fee is $60 per session, and so on.” Hope this helps!

About Be Well!

Be Well Pittsburgh! collaborates with healthcare consumers, health care providers, social service providers and community organizations to improve un- and underinsured Pittsburghers’ awareness of and access to healthcare resources.

Be Well! was founded in 2005 and was originally funded by a Seed Award from the Sprout Fund. The Seed Award supported the printing of 6,000 copies of a resource booklet entitled Be Well! Healthcare Options for the Uninsured. The booklet was distributed in public venues and health clinics and through social service organizations in Pittsburgh. Its release was launched at a community health fair at the Quiet Storm Coffeehouse during the summer of 2006.

The information was listed online at www.bewellpgh.org shortly thereafter.

The information in the booklet and on the website was compiled using some existing resources and through much additional research. All resources must be free or offered at reduced cost for un- and underinsured people.

Be Well! continued to revise, update, print and distribute the booklets as funds allowed and has distributed 14,000 booklet copies thus far.  We also continually expanded and updated the website. We have participated in community events and held community information sessions.

Be Well! went on hold with the passing of the ACA in 2013. Though the website was still accessible, listings were not updated or added.

Be Well! is active again as of January, 2017. We look forward to helping ensure that all people get the healthcare that they deserve regardless of our country’s political situation. Healthcare is a human right. We intend to focus on our most threatened neighbors.

Be Well! received a Root Award from the Sprout Fund in 2007. In 2008 we received a Pittsburgh 250 Community Connections grant as well as an acknowledgement award from the Pittsburgh Creativity Project at Carnegie Mellon University.

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