Sarah Maffei, MA, LPC
Call 412-588-0343 or or send me an email to inquire about my services or to schedule an appointment.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with adults struggling with various issues ,spanning various settings, including a Partial Hospitalization Program, a Drug & Alcohol IOP, a group psychotherapy practice, and currently my private practice.
I am Gestalt trained from the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh (2011-2013) and incorporate this into my work, in addition to person-centered, CBT, relational, solution-focused, etc. I strive to create a safe, trusting environment which encourages clients to explore various parts of themselves that they have hidden or not even realized. I believe that each individual has the power within themselves to identify and create change; sometimes we just need some support. I will explore family history, as I strongly believe that where we come from and who we come from has shaped who we are today. We all learn various survival skills growing up, some of which remain with us and are healthy, others remain with us and cause us more harm in our relationships with others and ourselves. Developing a collaborative relationship with each of my clients is important, as well as meeting them where they are. I incorporate humor into sessions, when appropriate, and take a relaxed approach, while also nudging the growth edge when necessary.
I am passionate about working with women during the childbearing years as well as general maternal mental health. I have experience working with pregnancy, postpartum depression & anxiety, infertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss. I also have a soft spot for individuals who struggle with perfection, shame & guilt.
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