Hi, I’m Liana, a licensed professional counselor in the State of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Counseling from Carlow University and an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Edinboro University.
I’m certified in Eco Systemic Structural Family Therapy, a modality that focuses on helping children and families who experience behavioral and relationship challenges find healthier ways to interact and communicate with one another.
I have over two decades of experience working within various community mental health settings helping children, adolescents, adults, and families navigate emotional, behavioral, social, and mental health needs. I create a goal-oriented treatment for those experiencing, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, intrapersonal conflict, relationship and communication issues, childhood trauma, stressful events, life transitions, and parenting needs.
Relationships are paramount, and trust is essential. To that end, I foster a therapeutic space that is shared, collaborative, supportive, and safe. I work to partner with those seeking therapy, whether contemplating making a change, interested in exploring the change process, pursuing new methods to maintain change, or refining skills already established. Through this partnership, I support one’s autonomy, empower individual strengths, listen carefully to understand one’s perspective, and with permission, provide education, explore new methods, and teach new strategies to manage identified needs better.
I rely on evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while using a strength-based Solution Focused approach and incorporating the Stages of Change. Although, it’s important to share that I use these practices with flexibility and balance since therapy is individualized and tailored to each unique person and their circumstances.
PA License #PC007684
Liana Scalise offers in-person counseling at the Pittsburgh office and online therapy sessions for anyone aged six and older in Pennsylvania.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Caregiving for a loved one can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. Often we don’t think about how the caregiver needs support, too. If you are experiencing burnout, our therapists can teach you skills to help you cope.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
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.