Zipris, Arthur


Dr. Zipris is a licensed psychologist, and is a re-addition to the PPI staff. He is a seasoned clinician, with over 30 years of experience in working with individuals, couples, including premarital work, and families. He has worked with people and families with addiction issues, as well as with a broad spectrum of other concerns, including clients with concerns about general family issues, such as dealing with in-laws and other pesky relatives. In addition, he has spent many years in working with clergy and lay members of congregations, in dealing with developing and maintaining calm congregation functioning.His overall theoretical approach is through systems thinking, which allows people to gain a broad and workable comprehension of the issues that they are dealing with.

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna Health Insurance
  • Community Care Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Health Insurance
  • Highmark Health Insurance
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH) Optum
  • UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)


  • Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (Shadyside)


  • Clinical Staff


  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Family Systems
  • Multi-generational (Parents, In-Laws)
  • Organizational Issues (Congregational)
  • Premarital

Issues Tackled:

  • Addiction/Process Types (sex, gambling, etc)
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  • Child Counseling
  • Clergy/Missionary Families
  • Co-Parenting
  • Codependency
  • Cultural Transition
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Therapy
  • Geriatric Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Legal Stress
  • Life Transitions Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Counseling
  • Medical Stress
  • Mood Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parent/Teen Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth/Development
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Seminarians
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Step-Parenting
  • Trauma / PTSD

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

6324 Marchand Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

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