At a Glance

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute’s (PPI) specialty is spiritually integrated psychotherapy. All therapists are trained to respond with respect and sensitivity to the client’s spiritual viewpoint and welcome discussions of spiritual realities in the therapy room. This makes PPI uniquely suited to walk with clients through questions such as “why am I here,” “how could God allow this,” and others that may have a spiritual component.

PPI works hard to accommodate clients who desire a therapist from their own belief system. Our staff includes therapists from a variety of Christian perspectives, both liberal and conservative, as well as other spiritual backgrounds. PPI welcomes clients of all age, race, sexuality and religion. PPI’s ideal client is any individual, couple or family wishing to see a therapist twice a week or less. We do not treat issues of addiction or severe mental illness, as they require more intensive treatment.  Find out more at 412-661-1239 or contact our staff.

PPI partners with churches throughout Western Pennsylvania to provide branch offices in locations accessible to clients. For a list of current locations, click here or call us at 412-661-1239 or 1-877-661-9623

To Schedule an Appointment:

Please contact our Intake Coordinator at 412-661-1239 (ext. 216)

Our Mission and Purpose

Mission. The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) exists to enhance the health of individuals, families and communities through an interfaith ministry of counseling and education that integrates the resources of faith and the behavioral sciences.

Purpose. The general purpose of PPI is to provide, from an interfaith perspective, the services of: counseling and psychotherapy; professional training, supervision, and consultation in counseling and psychotherapy; psychological and career assessment; community education; and community collaboration with organizations and institutions that share PPI’s vision and concerns for ministry.

PPI’s services are offered to all persons who can benefit from them without discrimination based on age, race, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical disability.  These services are provided in accordance with the standards and code of ethics of The Samaritan Institute (our national-certifying organization).  PPI’s service area is generally known as southwestern Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh and the surrounding counties.

2016 Annual ReportThis report includes details of PPI’s development during the 2016 calendar year including a fiscal report.

Years in Practice

  • 50+

Types of Therapy

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child/Adolescent Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Other Services

  • Career and Assessment Development
  • Clergy and Congregational Care
  • Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Coaching
  • Gambling Counseling
  • Spiritual Direction


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Treatment Approach

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Credit, Debit, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account
 Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIP | Children’s Program
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Behavioral Health (MA)
  • ComPsych – EAP
  • Health America
  • Highmark
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare
  • UBH – Optum
  • UPMC
  • Value Behavioral Health (MA)
  • ValueOptions

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

6324 Marchand Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

Phone: 412-661-1239
Fax: 412-661-1304