We are here to help you find the support and guidance you need in a safe and comfortable environment. Our experienced counselors specialize in a variety of areas, including anxiety, depression, and trauma.
All of these services are provided in the office, over the phone (teletherapy) and virtually through Zoom.
Choices employs a team of specialized virtual therapists that are trained in this specific form of treatment. This team has worked diligently to adapt evidence-based approaches such as CBT, EMDR and Solution Focused Therapy to a virtual format. Many clients say it is just as effective or even more effective than in office sessions. We are dedicated to providing personalized care for each of our clients in every form and are committed to ongoing training and education to stay up to date on the latest research and techniques.
At Choices Clinical Counseling, we are dedicated to providing superior counseling services to individuals battling mental health challenges. As the methods used to provide psychotherapy services continue to evolve, we have adapted as well. Since COVID-19, online therapy and over the phone (teletherapy) has become a great option because of its convenience and accessibility.
Insurance reimburses for this service and actually encourage it in some instances. We offer this virtual option to continue to meet the needs of our clients. in order to continue our philosophy of standout services we have specifically hired therapists that specialize in virtual treatment.
Some think they need to be tech savvy to receive online therapy. That is just not so, as we also have sessions over the phone. It is as simple as answering your phone. Your therapist will call you at the time of the appointment and do the session via teletherapy. This is just one more option to help you achieve your mental health goals.
At the writing of this page 17 studies have shown virtual therapy to be just as effective as in-person sessions. The evidence is in and virtual therapy is here to stay.
" Choices is a family-owned practice and we take pride in what we do. I can personally assure you that you are more than a number. Your health and mental well-being matter to us. There are many corporate options for online therapy but few family owned and operated practices like Choices. We have carefully hired well and only take the absolute best therapists. Now expanding into a wider market for virtual care, we pledge to continue the small practice feel and care while we help more people. Which was the goal from day one."
Adam Kleinman, LCSW
Founder and Owner of Choices Clinical Counseling
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You will receive the same quality of care as in-person therapy. Keep in mind that while you are seeing a therapist online or over the phone, they are part of a group that was founded on face-to-face therapy and continues this approach. We have a home office and continue in person sessions.
All therapists in person and online at Choices receive weekly supervision and leadership from our highly trained supervisory clinical staff. Rest assured, you are in good hands whether in person or virtually.
Online therapy and teletherapy is great for people with a busy schedule.
Whether you do your session in the car, at home or on your lunch break, virtual therapy is there when you need it most. Virtual therapy will help you meet your personal and professional goals, and to improve your overall quality of life.
Virtual therapy is a good option for children, adolescents, and adults. Even in the school setting, children can receive therapy at school in a private location without leaving the school and missing class.
Adults that have limited time on their work break can do the session via cell phone or zoom. This can be done in their office or car. No matter the situation the convenience of virtual therapy cannot be denied.
Our team of experienced counselors use virtual evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR and mindfulness practices, to help our clients overcome negative thought patterns and behaviors.
Choices virtual counselors believe in a holistic approach to mental health, addressing both the mind and body over a virtual format.
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Our anxiety counseling services are designed to help you overcome fear, stress, and anxiety. Our licensed therapists provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insights into your behavior, and develop strategies to manage your anxiety. Choices continues to adapt office-based interventions to a virtual format to meet a wider need and increase access to top rated mental health services.
Our depression counseling services will help you overcome feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair. Our experienced therapists can provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insights into your behavior, and develop strategies to manage your depression.
Trauma counseling services will help you overcome the effects of traumatic events. Our licensed therapists use evidence-based techniques to help you heal from the psychological impact of trauma, including PTSD, anxiety, and depression. We provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your experiences and develop strategies to move forward.
Choices grief counseling services will help you cope with the loss of a loved one. Our licensed therapists provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your feelings of grief, gain insights into your behavior, and develop strategies to manage your grief and move forward. We will gradually guide you through the stages of loss. The eventual goal will be finding peace and acceptance.
Stephanie Popp is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has 20 years of experience in a wide range of clinical, educational, and social service settings. She also brings a background in personal training.
Stephanie attended Duquesne University for her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Communication Studies, and English. She received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University.
Stephanie tailors her sessions to meet each client’s unique needs. Her therapeutic approach is nonjudgmental, person-centered, and eclectic. Stephanie’s goal is to create a safe space where healing can occur. Her area of specialty is trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.”
-Norman Vincent Peale
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Amanda McAtee, NCC, LPC has 8 years of clinical experience in mental health. Amanda is working towards her PhD. in philosophy and psychology with a specialization in addiction. She is currently in the process of completing her dissertation. Amanda is friendly, caring, and compassionate and will support you on your mental health journey.
Amanda specializes in the virtual treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, and mood challenges. She has 4 years’ experience providing psychotherapy remotely. Amanda has honed her craft of virtual therapy to provide top notch clinical work over zoom. The convenience and accessibility of online treatment is undeniable. Amanda is fluent in therapeutic services for children over an online platform.
Amanda will provide these clinical services in your home, car or at work on your lunch break. Simply open your zoom email on your phone, laptop or IPAD and the session begins. No driving or traffic, just guidance when you need it the most.
"Without change there would be no butterflies, Imagine a world without butterflies!"
Samantha is caring and non-judgmental. She uses a blend of approaches in session to help you learn to help yourself.
Sam has a laid-back approach that will give you the space to express yourself and clarify your feelings.
"You are the artist of your own life. Don't hand the paintbrush to anyone else"
Samantha provides a relaxed and supportive space to work through your challenges. Depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues can be difficult, but Samantha will help you find your strengths and use them to propel you towards your goals.
Emily has over 10 years experience in mental health. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Social Work Program and still resides in the Pittsburgh area. In undergrad she majored in political science, history with a minor in religion. Emily previously worked at large mental health clinics and has opted to bring her extensive clinical experience to Choices.
Emily is dedicated to providing services to a range of diverse populations. She is creative, energetic, empathetic and engaging. Emily has a warm and open personality that will quickly put you at ease. She brings her large clinic skills to private practice.
Jennifer Cribbs, LSW attended Penn State University for her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies.
Jenn received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a published contributor to clinical journals.
Jenn is caring, compassionate, empathetic, and nonjudgmental. She has experience in child welfare using a myriad of experience to produce the best possible treatment and clinical interventions. She works with adults and children with depression, anxiety, and a wide range of challenges.
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Virtual Counseling Services
Online Counseling Services
Remote Mental Health Services
Online sessions can be scheduled at any time as normal office hours do not apply.
Virtual Therapy has created a flexible and accessible format for receiving quality care.
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