While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery. Spirituality, religion, and/or faith can also be explored as preferred throughout discussing personal growth, self-awareness, and meaningful relationships in life. PPI welcomes individuals and families seeking services provided free of discrimination according to age, color, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or disability.
Finding the right therapist to work within sensitive and vulnerable areas of life can be challenging. PPI's Clinical Team of licensed behavioral health professionals is diverse in expertise, background, and approach. Clients and therapists are matched as closely as possible by PPI's Intake Team, taking care to respect your interests and needs.
Start the process now through the online New Client Registration, or call 412-661-1239 x216.
Your first contact:
PPI's Referral Coordinator gathers necessary contact and insurance information, provides PPI forms to sign prior to your first appointment, and schedules you for a virtual initial assessment with the Intake Therapist.
You will receive an email with the link for this appointment.
Your initial assessment appointment:
Please set aside an hour to share what you have been recently experiencing, what you would like to work on in your sessions, and questions from our Intake Therapist.
Click on the link provided in the emailed appointment reminder. You will automatically be in a virtual waiting room.
After your initial assessment:
If PPI is indeed the best fit for your needs, you will be connected with a therapist from our Clinical Team who will contact you to schedule your ongoing therapy.
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute seeks to serve the diverse community of Pittsburgh. Services are provided free of discrimination according to age, color, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or disability.
PPI's Services are delivered using a hybrid approach with virtual counseling available across our region. All clients must be residents of Pennsylvania and practice required health guidelines if onsite. While many of our listed locations remain closed, we look forward to their reopening in the future.