724-762-9316

5362 Steubenville Pike  
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

©2017 The Counseling Initiative

Our Passion Is Your Journey

At The Counseling Initiative, our foundation is built on the belief that support should be comprehensive, flexible and compassionate. As a team of professional counselors, we have found that our experience coupled with education has provided us with a clear vision. Only through individual wellness can a family get well and in turn a community get well. Our goal is to walk beside our clients and ease their fears in whatever means best supports their goals.

TCI offers a combination of diverse services that are custom built for each individual. Creating a comprehensive treatment approach is a shared experience between counselor and client. Together growth and wellness are within reach. The journey of change can create fear and worry but when you are paired with the right counselor it can make change feel welcoming and supported. The Counseling Initiative is excited and motivated to be that welcoming support! 

What makes TCI different?

We believe in promoting the highest level of personal growth. By providing services that go beyond the traditional setting, TCI is a full-service practice. What does this mean? It means that your TCI counselor is not only dedicated to your mental health, but is also experienced in handling things such as: coordination with other treatment providers (i.e psychiatrists, medication-assisted-treatment centers, primary care doctors and or general practitioners). It also means that you will be able to spend your time focusing on you – and not the paperwork.    Our goal is to make the process as simple and encouraging as possible all while providing the utmost level of respect and compassion. 

Never been to counseling before?

What do I do now...

Have you never been to counseling before? Are you not sure about what happens when you see a counselor? Yet, you feel stuck and need a change? Identifying the need to make a change is the first step, reaching out for support is the next. 

If you're not sure what you need but you think you may need something, don't just wait and hope things will change. Make an active decision to reach out and see what's available to you. Time is a precious thing and feeling stuck is no way to spend your time. Change can be overwhelming and not knowing what to expect makes that even more difficult. The Counseling Initiative makes every attempt to ease those concerns even before the first appointment. Call today and speak directly with Angela or Jessica.  

Have you had a counselor before but you're looking for something different?

We can help!

Counseling is a very personal and intimate experience. Feeling comfortable and safe are two core components. It's important to feel connected, understood and supported during your journey. 

What makes TCI different is the unique collaborative approach to working with each individual. It is through listening, compassion and teamwork that goals are achieved. Counseling is meant to be a shared experience because the individual is the master of their own life. The counselor is designed to be a support and guide along the road to change. The Counseling Initiative takes pride in meeting each individual with a fresh perspective that radiates authentic connected understanding. 

Contact us for more information by filling out the contact information on our home page or emailing your desiered counselor directly.

 

Let us Introduce Oursevles

Jessica Schad

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a graduate of Waynesburg University who has been practicing in mental health and substance use for the last 8 years. My approach is generally interactive, directive, and educational, and is geared to give you practical skills to live a balanced life.  I believe that providing comprehensive and attentive care is key to wellness and success. A healthy mind is something we all want. TCI works hard to provide a personalized, creative and empathetic approach on that journey.

Angela Stutzman

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a graduate of Waynesburg University and I've been working in the field of mental health and substance abuse services for over 10 years. Through self-exploration I found a home in the professional world of counseling. My client approach is grounded in a strong therapeutic alliance and is integrative and eclectic by design and through experience. I work closely with clients to create an environment of trust, acceptance, and honesty. I believe wellness is a holistic and inclusive state of being. Through balance, stress reduction, interpersonal relationships and self-efficacy the road to fulfillment is obtainable.

Emily & Kim

Professional Counselor

TCI is proud to announce the addition of two amazing counselors to the team! Emily has a MS from Carlow University with an eclectic skill set that ranges from Life-Coaching to Adolescent Services.  Kim has a MA from Waynesburg University with a concentration in Drug & Alcohol services

The Counseling Initiative's, Jessica and Angela, have been working together for several years. It is through their experience and cohesive approach to counseling that they are able to provide a unique and connected individualized experience within the counseling relationship.

At TCI we are dedicated to treating all individuals with dignity and respect. TCI is passionate and motivated to eliminate stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse. It is through education and awareness that stigma and cultural perceptions change. TCI is committed to bringing those aspects directly to individuals, families and communities.


 

Our Team | This group is dynamic, engaged, and excited about life! #TCIpittsburgh