Our pastors are here to care for your needs and are available to council you with appointments on a short-term basis.
For long-term counseling needs, our church offers a professional on-site counseling service with Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI).
PPI is an interfaith counseling and psychotherapy center that integrates into the counseling process both the behavioral sciences and the resources of a client's particular religious faith. Counseling services include individual, couple, family, and group counseling, as well as psychiatric consultation. The counseling staff includes licensed psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, certified pastoral counselors, and consulting psychiatrists.
While every counseling experience is unique, PPI's overall approach seeks to provide an empathic relationship in which clients can safely and freely discuss their problems and concerns. The main goal is for client and therapist to work together to resolve them as far as possible, along with promoting personal growth, self-awareness, and meaningful relationships with the important people in one's life. This is a "client-centered" process in which the client determines the particular areas of discussion and exploration in a given session. It also is a "faith-friendly" process in which spiritual and religious concerns can be discussed, if a client chooses to do so.
PPI's services are covered by most major insurance companies. Some financial assistance is available in cases of financial hardship or lack of insurance.