P.O Box 81037 | Pittsburgh, PA 15217 | info@isalyca.com | 412.369.4285 (Main) | 412.939.0246 (Fax)

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Swissvale Office

2033 Noble Street

Swissvale, PA 15218

412.369.4285 (Main)

412.939.0246 (Fax)


Our Therapists in Swissvale


We have just opened our Swissvale office and are actively seeking more therapists to staff this location.  If you are a therapist interested in applying, please fill out the form HERE, or contact us at info@isalyca.com


Ms. Cohen obtained her Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Houston/Clear Lake in 1982. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Registered Art Therapist. Ms. Cohen has been practicing for over 30 years, primarily in substance abuse treatment, working with both adolescents and adults. She has experience working with individuals, groups, and families. Additionally, she worked with the treatment of perinatal (pregnant women) for 8 years.


Ms Cohen has over 30 years working with issues around substance abuse disorders, codependency, & mood disorders. She has worked with adolescents, adults, couples & families. 


With numerous decades of clinical experience, Ms Cohen utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions & approaches. She actively works on matching the appropriate therapeutic strategies to best meet the client's needs, skill set, & strengths. Whatever the approach, Ms. Cohen assists clients with learning to address their issues from a strength-based position. She consistently utilizes the concepts & practices of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Mindfulness to assist with empowering the client in gaining a sense of mastery over themselves (most importantly), & their environment, & to assist with improving functioning across all life areas.




Ms. Torango has over twenty-five years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups.  As both an Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor, she offers options as to how clients can express themselves based on their comfort level, through talk therapy or through the art process.  She has found that children respond extremely well to art therapy and therapeutic play, and this can bring significant relief to parents whom have had difficulty getting their resistant children to come to therapy.


Her focus includes art therapy, grief therapy, AD/HD, anger management for children, children of separated//divorced parents, chemical dependency, victims of sexual abuse/trauma, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.




Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Social Worker with over 8 years’ experience in outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol therapy. Kristin has both a Master's of Psychology from Chatham University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of New England. She is a professional  who is experienced in many facets of social work as well as professional counseling which includes working with the seriously mentally ill, individuals who suffer from drug/alcohol addiction, those who are experiencing grief and loss, as well as couples experiencing change and transition in their lives.  Her style is interactive, relational, creative and transparent.  Kristin is skilled in empowering people to make positive change in their lives and will work alongside her clients to develop the tools to achieve this change.  Her experience and dedication to others is evidenced through education, service and interaction that fosters acceptance, understanding and respect for diversity. Her past positions as a funeral director and certified nursing assistant have fostered her skills of compassion and empathy.