Rick Marsili, M. Div., MS, NCC, LPC
Rick is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. His private counseling practice, “Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania, LLC” is located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (30 miles east of Pittsburgh). He is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Rick earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in Minneapolis. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association.
Rick firmly believes that counseling relationships can create healing. His practice provides a safe, empathic and nurturing environment that fosters healing of mind, body, and spirit. In addition, those who seek counseling with Rick are encouraged to involve families, spouses, partners, and friends in the counseling process. Support systems can contribute to healing and solutions.
Rick has been in the counseling profession for 30 years working in the addiction, mental health, and child welfare fields. He has provided counseling to people of all ages. He specializes in providing trauma informed counseling to children, adolescents, families, and adults. He is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist. EMDR is an evidence based form of counseling that assists people of all ages to heal from the intensity of traumatic stress.
During his years in the counseling profession he has been a counselor, educator, program developer, and mentor to counselors. He is trained in mindfulness based cognitive coping skills, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and affirmative therapy. He also integrates spirituality into the healing process for individuals. Creative forms of expression, such as art and play, are also integrated into the counseling process. Rick’s practice also provides wellness opportunities such as mindfulness retreats, leadership training, and holistic healing.
Rick also engages in advocacy work with and on behalf of clients. Advocacy work is an integral aspect of the counseling process. Therefore, when needed, and if a client desires, advocacy work can be done to empower clients and their families. Advocacy can extend into schools and communities.
The following types of orientations are be used: Affirmative Therapy, Attachment Based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Coping Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Person-Centered, Social Justice Counseling, Trauma Focused
Individuals, Couples, and Families
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6), Children (6 to 10), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)
CCWP is currently offering two group therapy options.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group is a skill-building group. There are four DBT skill sets: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Those who attend will have weekly exposure to mindfulness skills and exposure to one of the four DBT skill sets. The group environment provides a safe place to learn skills and apply them to situations experienced in life. As a result of integrating DBT skills into daily life, individuals increase their ability to engage in self-regulation and live life within a safe window of tolerance.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Skills
Mindfulness based practices assist people to lower stress, mood related struggles, and acquire skills that increase a present moment focus. The outcome of these skills includes an increase in self-awareness, awareness of one's world, and an ability to cope more effectively rather than react and getting lost in the waves of emotions when stressed. Group sessions are highly experiential. Members will have weekly exposure to mindfulness-based skills. Members will be encouraged to integrate these practices into daily living and discuss these experiences with the group.
Avg Cost per session: $60 - $100
Avg Cost per group session: $40 - $60
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Accepted Insurances: Anthem, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, BlueCross and BlueShield, Highmark; Aetna; Cigna; Tricare; United Behavioral Health; UNUM; UPMC; Out of Network Benefits