Strong Foundations provides telehealth and in person therapy sessions. You can meet with your therapist in our office or over a secure connection without leaving your home. Contact us at 412-368-2211 to learn more.

STRONG FOUNDATIONS 

THERAPY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

We are here to help.

At Strong Foundations, we understand that finding the right mental health provider for yourself, your child, or your family can be a daunting task. Our hope is that the information you will find here about our therapists, and our approach will help you to make a well-informed decision. As a practice, our highest priority is providing supportive, personalized, and effective care to every individual and family. 

Our therapists offer daytime, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate busy schedules. Please call (412) 368-2211 to schedule an appointment or contact us via email: elizabeth.reitz@sfpgh.com

THERAPY FOR CHILDREN

For children and teens, we provide individual and family therapy. Our therapists typically meet with parents (without their child) for the first meeting. This allows us to learn about the child’s developmental history, to understand the current difficulty, and to collaboratively develop a provisional treatment plan.

 

During the second session we meet individually with the child to establish rapport, to assess their understanding of their challenge, to create investment in their treatment, and to set treatment goals.

Going forward, session time is divided so children and parents each have time with the therapist to learn new skills each week. We use evidenced-based practices, demonstrated by research to be effective in alleviating distress. We work with children and families using cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques. Children and caregivers leave with a clear plan on what strategies to practice together at home, and how these activities link with their overall treatment goals. 

THERAPY FOR ADULTS

For adults, we provide individual therapy, parent guidance, couples’ counseling, and family therapy. For individuals, we are here to help with anxiety or stress, depression, making meaningful social connections, anger management, trauma, grief, and adjustment to changing life circumstances.

 

We treat adults using cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. These have been proven to be effective methods to alleviate distress. You will find your treatment experience to be tailored to your needs and to be built upon your existing strengths. You will gain skills to be aware of your emotions, to manage them effectively, and to improve your relationships. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

We provide developmental, neuropsychological, and academic evaluations for children and adults. Our testing is in-depth and personally tailored, conducted by our licensed and highly experienced psychologist. Our evaluations provide accurate diagnosis, as well as helpful recommendations for therapy directions and academic accommodations. If you have concerns about Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, our evaluations can help.
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BILLING & INSURANCE

The therapists at Strong Foundations are in-network providers for Highmark, all Blue/Cross Blue Shield, and UPMC Health Plan insurances. Often sessions are covered in full, or families either have a deductible to fulfill or a small co-payment to make.

If you have another type of insurance, you can likely process the fees through your out-of-network benefits, but we suggest you contact your insurance directly to receive more information about those procedures and your coverage.

CONTACT STRONG FOUNDATIONS

We love helping our patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges.

Contact us today to learn more.

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363 Vanadium Rd

Suite 105

Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Phone: 412 368 2211

Fax: 412 279 1418