Hershberger, Lance


Lance is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. As a therapist at PPI, he works with adults, children, adolescents and families. With dual-training in mental health and theology, Lance offers a unique therapeutic perspective that utilizes elements of psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapies.

Outside of PPI, Lance has served for three years as assistant director and counselor of Quest Therapeutic Camp in Pittsburgh, a summer and after school program for children and teens who struggle with mild to moderate social and emotional challenges. Lance also gained social service experience at the intersection of disability and healthcare while interning with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the LEND program. In addition to his work with children and families, Lance also facilitates a monthly discussion group for adults on the Autism Spectrum through Autism Connection of PA, a fantastic resource or families and individuals affected by autism.


  • Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (Shadyside)
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Highland Park)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered/Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic

Issues Tackled:

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Child Counseling
  • Co-Parenting
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Geriatric Counseling
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Transitions Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Counseling
  • Parenting
  • Self Harm
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Suicidal Ideation

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

6324 Marchand Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

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