Our Therapists in Swissvale
Sarah graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and went on to graduate from Case Western Reserve University with a Masters of Science in Social Administration.
Sarah believes that every person is the expert in their own life and through collaborative therapeutic work great change can be made. She believes that there is no one therapeutic method that works for everyone, so she uses methods from several therapeutic modalities. Sarah practices therapy with a person-centered approach and will work with you to find the approach that works best for you. She utilizes many evidence-based practices including (but not limited to) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused-CBT, solution focused therapy, emotionally focused individual therapy, play therapy, expressive therapies, bibliotherapy, and continues to seek out and be trained in new evidence based interventions.
Sarah has spent her career working with children, adult, and family survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, as well as many different mental health diagnoses. She is a firm believer in equity and spends her free time creating political change, pushing for legislation to support LGBT+ individuals and families, people of color, and other marginalized and underserved populations.
Sarah is passionate about helping individuals be the best version of who they want to be.
Ms. Fox has been a licensed therapist since 1991, having been trained as a Gestalt therapist with the New England Gestalt Therapy Institute. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in treating dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, ADHD, family issues, bereavement, and family of origin issues. She has worked with clients who have acute mental health issues at Westmoreland Hospital and Western Psychiatric Clinic as group therapist. Also she has been a group therapist at Gateway’s Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse. She has years of experience as a care manager at UPMC. Ginny has compassion and understanding for clients on their journey of emotional healing.
MA, ATR, LPC, BCPC
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.