Last updated: 11/29/2020

Linda A. Mates, LCSW,QCSW (412) 784-1068
Last Updated: 11/29/2020
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Online counselingOnline counseling

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Personality Disorders Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Anger Management Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Phobias Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Workplace Stress
Office and Contact Information
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Linda A Mates, LCSW
205 South Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215  

(412) 784-1068

Office Hours:
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Not accepting new clients as of 11/29/2020

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)


Years of Experience: 34

PA - LCSW [CW012749]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Level II Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA Health Highmark
Beacon Health Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (PreferredBlue PPO)
Beacon Health Options InterGroup Services Corp.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Keystone Health Plan West
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Community Blue) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Direct Blue) Managed Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Keystone Blue) Military OneSource
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO Blue) Optum Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Security Blue) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Select Blue) UPMC Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Corrections Officers Couples First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Polyamorous Single Parents Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
EMDR Evaluation/Diagnostic Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Expressive Therapy Feminist Gestalt Information and Referral Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Occupational Therapy Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Relational Satir Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)