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My name is Nataliya Novikova and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Here is some information about me and my background and experience. By the way most of people are calling me Natasha and you are welcome too:)
Nataliya Novikova holds a Masters Degree in Social work from Pittsburgh University and is active member of NASW.
She has extensive experiences and great success in working with individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, OCD , ADHD and survivors of childhood or adult trauma. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) short term treatment, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Based Therapy and Couples therapy to address multitude problems experience by individuals and couples. She also incorporates individual approach to every client and practices and teaches Meditation, Visualization and Relaxation methods to provide clients with better coping skills to manage anxiety and depression.
Natasha has practiced in a variety of roles during her career. She has worked as an adoption counselor as well as an in-home crisis clinician. She also worked for many years as an intake clinician where she demonstrated her accomplished analytic skills by assessing clients and helping them receive the care that was needed. She has over 6 years of experience in providing group and individual therapy as well as couples therapy. She enjoys working with adults and teenagers using CBT, DBT, NLP and family based approaches among others. She has extensive experience working in the drug and alcohol field and works with individuals with drug and alcohol dependencies and their families affected by this disease. Her passion is providing a devoted and honest service to individuals in need of counseling from all walks of life especially the ones who feel marginalized in society for any reason, including the LGBT community.
Natasha enjoys working with a variety of individuals from various nationalities and lifestyles. She is currently a member of Allegheny county Immigrants and International Advisory Council and shares a passion for connecting with people from different cultures and languages. She has found the immigration experience unifying amongst many cultures and is passionate about providing individuals support through this journey. She is fluent in Russian and participated in many cultural competency trainings.
She strongly believes in keeping up with research and new advances in
psychology and neurology sciences to pass the benefit of knowledge to her
My name is Lisa Fleissner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Here is some information about me and my background and experience.
Lisa Fleissner is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. She holds a Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Gannon University and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Westminster College. Lisa has always enjoyed working with people and has been driven to help others through volunteer activities for many years before completing her undergraduate and graduate studies. Lisa’s drive to help others has led her to complete her undergraduate, graduate and licensure requirements in a timely fashion while working in the field and developing her professional experience.
Lisa has worked in a variety of settings including group homes, school settings and in-home therapy environments. Lisa has spent a number of years working in a community mental health outpatient setting treating individuals with drug and alcohol and mental health concerns. In the last few years Lisa has expanded her business knowledge through working in the private practice setting and providing quality care to individuals, children, families and couples with various issues.
Lisa’s areas of specialty include, anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, grief, as well as bullying and self-esteem issues. She also has helped multiple abuse survivor’s including individuals with PTSD. She believes in the importance of the therapist being knowledgeable of how trauma affects individuals on many levels and colors their outlook of the world around them. Lisa champions the individual for working through these traumas and provides a supportive environment for healing.
Lisa also feels strongly about the need for grief counseling in our society and has successfully counseled children and adults through this difficult process. She values the importance of spirituality in therapy and believes that this guides her in her work on a daily basis. She is also open to many forms of spirituality and understands the impact that it can play in the healing process of therapy.
In her work Lisa is also accomplished in helping teens who have experienced bullying and has enjoyed working with many teenagers who are struggling with self-esteem issues. She has found that she is able to provide them with the support and validation that they need in order to find their strengths and feel confident and successful. She also enjoys working with couples and families and children and does well helping individuals learn to communicate more effectively and gain stronger relationships.