We unite in solidarity with all those in the U.S. and beyond who demand an end to systemic racism and police violence. 

We, the Center for Relational Change, as an organization and individuals, are outraged over the systemic racism which has led to the oppression, marginalization, silencing, dehumanization and killing of Black people. While the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have been the catalyst for the recent protests and outrage, as professional mental health clinicians, we see and seek to address the pervasive impact that centuries of systemic racism has had on Black people and all people of color in the United States and around the world. In addition, we seek to continuously address and call out the benefits and impact systemic racism has on White people both nationally and globally.

To all of our community members, we are here to listen and support you, to have difficult conversations on racism and white privilege, and to address the pervasive toll systematic racism and oppression, along with police violence, takes on your mental health and relationships.

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The Center for Relational Change is a group practice in Pittsburgh, PA, where clinicians conduct therapy with individuals, couples and families. Clinicians have over 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families.

  • Are you and your partner tired of arguing and not seeing eye to eye?
  • Has infidelity resulted in trust concerns?
  • Are you struggling with issues of grief, self-esteem, or emotional distress?
  • Are you struggling with childhood trauma or abuse?
  • Are you and your children arguing more frequently?
  • Are you and your partner thinking about marriage?

The Center for Relational Change is Pittsburgh’s premier family therapy practice. Our clinicians are skilled, caring, insightful licensed therapists helping individuals, couple and families work through issues of self-worth, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma and abuse, and more. We work with everyone, regardless of race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, etc. If you, your partner and/or family are having a difficult time healing from past issues, working through present concerns or want to maintain a healthy future, the Center for Relational Change is a great place to begin investing in yourself and your relationships.

OUR SERVICES

Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapies
 
  • Marital strife
  • Grief and Loss
  • Emotional distress
  • Gender identity
  • Communication struggles
  • Childhood trauma
  • Racial or ethnic struggles
  • Couple intimacy
  • Self-esteem
  • Parent-child conflict
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Blended and step families
  • Religious or spiritual concerns
  • Divorce or separation
  • other difficulties, struggles, issues or concerns
The licensed therapists at The Center for Relational Change are  capable, compassionate, experienced clinicians that provide individual, couple/marital, and family therapy for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, relational conflict, trauma and abuse recovery, parent-child conflict, anger management,co-parenting, family therapy, couples therapy, working with issues related to anxiety, depression, sexual orientation, gender, and race/ethnicity.

OUR THERAPISTS

Licensed Clinical Consultants
 
Dr. DeMarquis Clarke, LMFT

Dr. DeMarquis Clarke, LMFT

Founder, Principal Clinical Consultant

East End Office

I conduct therapy with individuals, couples, and families, as well as consulting for family owned businesses. I had the honor of receiving my master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and doctoral degree from Syracuse University, both in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I also have over 15 years of experience teaching and supervising clinicians. In addition to my private practice, I also service as Program Director and Associate Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seton Hill University.

Heather Brown, LMFT

Heather Brown, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Consultant

East End and North Hills Offices

I am a licensed therapist who believes in an empowering, and empathic therapeutic relationship in which growth can occur. I strive to honor the difficult work that my clients experience while also providing honest, straightforward insight.

My belief is that you don’t exist in the world without being impacted by your most intimate relationships. Your relationships with your partner/ significant other, family, friends, co-workers and neighbors influence your individual experience. My hope is to help you navigate those relationships while also helping you to identify your role in creating your own experience.

Una Henry, LMFT

Una Henry, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Consultant

East End Office

I work with individuals, couples, and families. I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University and am completing my doctorate from Kansas State University in the same field. I have 10 years of clinical experience in four different states.

I believe that relationships are central to who we are and who we become. My goal in therapy is to improve both personal and relational health in individuals, couples, and families.

 

C. Michaela Jacks, LMFT

C. Michaela Jacks, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Consultant

East End and North Hills Offices

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who believes in fostering a therapeutic space where my clients can have a positive experience in which they can challenge themselves to honor all of who they are, not just pieces that our society, culture, family, and relationships have given them permission to be. I strive to empower my clients through the exploration of messages they have received in their life from all systems so that they can thrive being their authentic self.

Bob Moore, LCSW

Bob Moore, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Consultant

East End Office

Everyone deserves to be happy. Sometimes life happens in such a way that we get thrown off our path. But, you have the ability to regain your footing and keep moving forward. Whether you feel the problem lies within you, in the world, or in your relationship with the world, I can help. You have all the tools you need to be happy. Allow me to help you remove the obstacles to your happiness. Together, we’ll find the therapeutic approach that works best for you.

Brianna Totty, LMFT

Brianna Totty, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Consultant

North Hills Office

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with the mission and purpose of assisting you in walking into the fullness of your destiny. I believe that by creating a safe, honest, and validating space this will allow for individuals to cultivate the awareness into themselves and the opportunity to choose how they want to be seen in the world. I believe that our relationships to the people, places, and things around us can be beautiful, complex, and connecting at the same time.

Matthew R. esch, LMFT

Matthew R. esch, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Consultant

North Hills Office

Throughout my career, my commitment to serving the clients who come to me has been my first priority, and I strive to serve to the best of my capabilities. In the more than twenty years of service prior to joining The Center for Relational Change, my task has been to “roll up my sleeves and get to work” on finding better solutions, coping mechanisms, or insights into the relationship dynamics people find themselves in.

Chelsea Mazzotta, LMFT, MT-BC

Chelsea Mazzotta, LMFT, MT-BC

Licensed Clinical Consultant

North Hills Office

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and board-certified Music Therapist who believes that moving toward emotional congruence is the key to creating change in relationships. A creator at heart, I often utilize music therapy interventions and creative arts to help individuals and families understand one another in a more caring and compassionate way.

OUR CURRENT RESIDENTS

John Kalisz-Tonsor, MSCP

John Kalisz-Tonsor, MSCP

Pronouns They/Them/Theirs

My approach to therapy starts in recognizing that somewhere within us, every human being holds the power and strength to live a life of joy and connection. Every person encounters significant obstacles to this along the way—obstacles in our families and relationships, in our physical health, and in our lived experiences with the larger social and ecological systems around us.

Leon Ginn, MSPC

Leon Ginn, MSPC

Master of Science in Professional Counseling

In therapy we will cultivate, explore, and direct that change, working together to promote more authentic and satisfying ways of living. We will build a treatment plan and relationship that uniquely suits you, joining in understanding your past, paying attention to your current embodied way of living, and creating new ways of being, socializing, and thinking.

PAYMENT & FORMS

Resources for Clients
 

Therapy services may be covered in full or partially based on your health plan.

Please check your healthcare coverage before your initial session. Also, you may want to ask your provider the following questions:

  • Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
  • Are there limits to the mental health therapy I am able to receive, and if so what are they?
  • Do I have to choose a therapist from a specific provider list, and if so is your therapist on it?
  • Do I have a deductible and if so, has it been met?
  • Do I have a copay and if so, how much is it per session?
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?

Payment Methods

Cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) are all acceptable methods of payment.

Payment is due when services are rendered.

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CONTACT US

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East End Office

1789 South Braddock Ave., Suite 350
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 
Phone: 412-593-4451
Fax: 412-727-7475

North Hills Office

4721 McKnight Rd., Suite 208
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412-301-5221
Fax: 412-548-3025

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