Casey Watkins (she/her)

National Certified Counselor
Accepting Clients

I am an LGBTQ provider with immediate availability Monday-Friday. My goal is to encourage empowerment through respect, kindness, and equity.

Mental Health Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Supervised by Jennifer Rozell-Whitaker, LPC, ATR-BC

About My Clients

I work with clients ages 14 and up who want to feel empowered. My clients come from all backgrounds and are in different stages in their lives. I especially enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals who have bipolar disorders, personality disorders, and trauma survivors. I value authenticity and encourage open and honest communication with my clients.

My Background and Approach

I try to show up authentically each session to show that I am a person just like you. I don’t pretend to be an expert, because YOU are the expert on your life. My therapeutic environment is based on equality between me and my clients. You should feel respected and heard as an individual and not as “Patient X with X diagnosis.” I prioritize earning my clients' trust - which is a privilege, not a right - because therapy is personal, and I want to support you where you are. I use a lot of humor and empathy in sessions to make the process more comfortable, because sometimes therapy is awkward. And that’s ok! Change can only happen when we’re uncomfortable enough to take action, and we will navigate that process together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in respect, kindness, and social justice. As a queer woman, I am well aware of how the social constructs of gender norms inform how people are expected to act. I value advocacy and encourage clients to be their own advocates. I think it's important to focus on individual strengths in order to grow, especially when confidence and relational interactions have negatively impacted mental health.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 100/session

Info

Email Casey
5541 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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