Where the Focus is Only on Your Best Self
Everything can be taken from a man or woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances , to choose ones own way.
~Viktor E. Frankl
Robert Feragotti, LPC
Chair to Chair Counseling
6301 Forbes Ave, Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Many years ago I gravitated towards this field due to a strong desire to accompany others on a path of self-exploration and transformation. While each person seeks counseling for their own unique and personal reasons, the idea of growth is always at the core.
I believe that, at times, people experience painful situations, carrying the burden of unhealed wounds wherever they go. If these wounds aren't processed and understood, the individual may struggle to arrive at their full potential. Manifestations of trauma, loss and life fatigue are numerous and so destructive.
In my practice I take the time to learn what my client loves in life, longs for and feels unworthy of. We will search for the origins of counterproductive thoughts and behaviors with the hope of changing them and preventing them from burdening you in your life pursuits.
My therapeutic style is conversational, while my approach is practical, present focused and experiential. With a focus on the here and now, I emphasize the strengths, life experience and courage of the individual as we move together on a journey of self-development and personal growth. I draw from a number of methodologies, individualized to the uniqueness of each person, couple or family.
Among these are Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Person Centered Therapy. The relationship between me and the person coming in for psychotherapy is paramount. Trust is vital for any therapeutic relationship to be successful and I focus greatly on establishing a warm atmosphere with which to relax into.
I attained a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Pittsburgh's Carlow University in 2007 and have been engaged in helping relationships for over a decade, holding a variety of positions in private practice, community and outpatient settings. In 2009, I attained licensure, in the State of Pennsylvania, to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).