Michelle Metz-Foley, LPC, NCC, M.Ed. has worked in the field of mental health for over eighteen years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Psychology in Education program and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She began her career in mental health at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She worked with a variety of populations there, but devoted most of her time to working with dually diagnosed adults. Upon completion of her Master’s degree she found her niche working with children, adolescents and families. She started out as a mental health liaison to several Pittsburgh area schools. She worked to help children and families get the mental health services that they needed. Ms. Metz also worked to help establish school based counseling for two inner city schools, making help more easily available for students. She spent almost ten years working with children and adolescents at Mercy Behavioral Health’s residential facility. Over the years, she broadened her scope of interest and began working more extensively with adults. She became especially interested in treating addictions, eating disorders, and mood disorders. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including DBT, CBT, Family Systems, Psychodynamic and Gestalt. She is an avid believer in the mind-body connection. She incorporates mindfulness training, meditation, spirituality, and relaxation techniques in her practice of therapy. She believes that these techniques not only help relieve anxiety and depression, but can also restore physical health and well-being. In addition, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member at CCAC for over 10 years in the department of Social Sciences. This has been another passion of hers that has allowed her to continue to help others and share her enthusiasm for Psychology.
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