Last updated: 12/3/2019

Linda A. Mates, LCSW,QCSW (412) 784-1068
Last Updated: 12/3/2019
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Years of Experience: 33

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


PA - LCSW [CW012749]

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

Office and Contact Information
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Linda A Mates, LCSW
205 South Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215  

(412) 784-1068

Office Hours:
Mon: N/A
Tue: N/A
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Not accepting new clients as of 9/1/2019

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
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
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
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems
Populations Served (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 Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Step Families
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)
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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)
Beacon Health Highmark
Beacon Health Options Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (PreferredBlue PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield InterGroup Services Corp.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Community Blue) Keystone Health Plan West
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Direct Blue) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Keystone Blue) Managed Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO Blue) Military OneSource
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Security Blue) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Select Blue) UPMC Health Plan