Hi, I’m Bethany Mittelman (she/her).
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Waynesburg University. I schedule counseling with people aged thirteen and older.
Everyone can experience healing and change when given a safe space, an understanding of how their brain and emotions work, and a helper to explore past and current wounds. During therapy, you will have a chance to express your own experiences and take steps to move toward your health goals in mind, body, and community.
I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma-informed therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and creative therapies, including writing, poetry, and imagery.
My work experience has included teaching, mentoring at-risk children, addiction therapy, child/adolescent therapy, and presenting psychoeducation and spiritual seminars. I have education and experience nonjudgmentally discussing anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma symptoms, LGBTQ+ experiences, faith and spirituality, adult women with ADHD, chronic pain and disability, “Gifted Kid Syndrome,” and more.
Therapy is a team effort, and I recognize how much energy and work you bring to this process. I welcome feedback throughout our time together. And if you feel like we are not a good fit, I’d be happy to connect you with another therapist.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family (especially my numerous nieces and nephews), many hobbies (music, sewing, furniture restoration, puzzles), learning more (social issues, psychology, history), and dogs—every single dog.
PA License #PC014894
Bethany Mittelman is available to provide telehealth sessions to anyone living in Pennsylvania and in-person sessions at the Pittsburgh therapy office.
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Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.