Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression distort how we feel, think, and handle mundane activities such as sleep, nutrition, and work for extended periods of time. Both are among the most effectively treated mental disorders with routine therapy being one of the most effective treatment options.

Family Conflict

Family conflict is inevitable. Dysfunctional families are the rule, not the exception. A functional family is best described as one that handles their dysfunction with love and grace. Every family experiences conflict. It’s still a challenge to navigate though. Oftentimes an outside perspective creates clarity for the family to find resolution.

Emotional Dysfunction

Experiencing abuse or trauma can create toxic beliefs about ourselves that result in feelings of anger, rejection, worthlessness, low self-esteem, shame, emotional shutdown, and self-hatred. Internalizing these poisonous lies leads to emotional dysphoria and dysfunction where we oftentimes create false identities for ourselves.

Grief & Trauma

Grief and trauma can develop deep roots in our identity if left unresolved. Whether it’s childhood trauma, loss of a loved one, sexual trauma, or any other form, it needs resolution. Treatment for trauma and grief involves a counseling professional using evidence-based clinical treatments.

Marriage & Relationships

Marriages and relationships are hard work. There are seasons when communication with our significant others feels impossible. Sometimes deeply rooted or toxic problems arise threatening to destroy a relationship we’ve spent years cultivating. Trained marriage counselors give you the safe space and tools you need to overcome these obstacles.

General Mental Health

At WPA Counseling, we have a variety of therapists who can meet your varied mental health needs.  We spend time getting to know you and your specific needs so we can tailor your treatment to what you need at this time.  We utilize evidence based treatment along a person centered approach so that your counseling is effective and truly about you.

WPA Now Offers Online Counseling!

Get accessible and personalized mental healthcare from the comfort of your home.

Therapy Your Way

WPA Counseling strives to make therapy accessible to all. Our office is conveniently located in Irwin, PA. Can’t make it into the office? No worries – we’ve got you covered with teletherapy. We’ll schedule every appointment for a time and place that you’re comfortable with. Get ready to set sail on a mental health journey!

Providing You with Shelter from the Storm.

All your appointments will take place in our soothing office environment with fully private rooms and individualized care. WPA Counseling is a safe space where you and your counselor can work together through the storm of mental illness and see the sunshine through the dark clouds. We are personally invested in your mission to help you achieve a healthier mind.

Our Counseling Services

Individual

You don’t have to sail the seas of mental health alone. WPA Counseling offers individual counseling with a licensed therapist who will become the lighthouse you need.

Marriage/Couples

Mistrust, finances, in-laws, WPA Counseling offers comprehensive counseling for a range of issues that commonly strain the relationships of marriage and couples. 

Family

A family unit is a complicated unit. WPA Counseling understands that healthy minds are crucial to keeping a family together and strong through thick and thin.

Coaching

Sometimes life is overwhelming, and we’re unsure of which of many paths to take next. WPA Counseling is here to give you a nudge in the right direction with accredited coaching.

Meet Our Team

Steve Luther

MSEd, MEd, LPC

With over 25 years of experience, Steve works with individuals of all ages, couples, and families.  He specializes in dealing with adoption trauma in families and other relational issues.

Jason Baatten

MA, MBA, LPC

Jason is our practice director and sees individuals of all ages.  He adheres to a holistic wellness approach utilizing evidence based treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Jason sees people in Irwin, Uniontown and online.

Louise Meleshenko

MSW, LCSW

Our Clinical Director has over 20 years of experience providing therapy to adults and late adolescents using evidence-based treatments, as well as EMDR and sex addiction.

Aki Jamal Durham

MA

Our Director of Creativity Aki contributes his creative talents to WPA Counseling both in his counseling and coaching as well being an integral part of our marketing and leadership teams.  Aki works with individual, couples and business in clinical, coaching and consulting capacities.

The Journey to a Healthier You Starts Here

You don’t have to sail the waves to a healthier mindset alone.

Schedule your free consultation below and let WPA Counseling be your lighthouse.

First Call

You’ll be greeted warmly by one of our friendly intake coordinators. They are eager to meet and get to know you. Once they get a sense of your story and goals, they will take some of your basic information and schedule you for a free 30 minute consult.

Free 30 Minute Consult

Meet one of our counselors, and have an opportunity to dive in a little deeper about the needs and goals you have for your wellness journey. Great chance you will connect with this counselor, but if not don’t worry, the counselor will connect you with a counselor or coach who is right for you.

Schedule Your Sessions

Once you’ve connected with one of our counselors, you two will be ready to embark on your wellness journey. Our online counseling makes it simple for you to get the care you need when it’s convenient for you. Never let a financial hardship stop you from getting the care you deserve – just fill out our financial assistance form.

Commitment

Congratulations! You are beginning your wellness journey, and this journey together will be transformational. Together we will explore dark, scary recesses of your Self and jubilantly scale peaks. No matter what, your counselor will be fully committed to using all the best tools for your success. When you go all-in too, you will wonder why you didn’t do this sooner.