Pittsburgh Integrative Mental Health

Mind-Body-Spirit approaches to mental and physical health.
Treating each patient from a truly holistic perspective.

Holistic Healing with Emmanuel Birstein
Only fully-certified Craniosacral Therapist in Western Pennsylvania

Blog: Health and Healing with Emmanuel Birstein

Emmanuel Birstein is a physicist by training, an athlete by lifestyle, a researcher by nature, and a healer by heredity. In the past several years he has been practicing his own form of holistic bodywork. As a bodywork professional, Emmanuel is a Craniosacral Therapist licensed by the Upledger Institute and the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP). His work is based in osteopathic principles and is effective for a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional issues. He treats the person, not the illness.

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A Word from Emmanuel

Why a manual therapist  in a mental health clinic? Because we are committed to the true intention of integrative treatment of mind-body-spirit. A comprehensive, integrative plan for treating any mental health condition must include attention to the physical aspects  of the living being. In all clients referred to me by at PIMH, I look for the underlying physical condition that is the key to psychoemotional issues. And it is often not what one may think. Often I treat severe clinical depression by stimulating the activity of the intestine. Panic disorder is often treated by way of the trigeminal cranial nerve and the teeth. Even PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) cases can be successfully treated in a few sessions of competent bodywork without a catharsis and without bringing back painful memories. Indeed a two thousand old Latin motto: "a healthy mind in a healthy body" has found a new meaning in our practice.

Mental health counseling with Judith Gusky

Judith Gusky is a licensed professional clinical mental health counselor and therapist (LPC) in Pittsburgh. She came to counseling as a mid-life career change. She brings a lifetime of experiences, challenges, and insight to her work with a diverse clientele. Often her work with clients requires a focus on spiritual crises and sometimes unexplained phenomena.

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A Word from Judith

Often clients come to me with issues of depression, anxiety, profound grief, trauma and difficulty adjusting to the demands of life and a host of unrealistic expectations that define the current social disorder that surrounds us. Many of them are clearly suffering from pain, fatigue, chronic illnesses, and undefined physical problems that they have been told are psychosomatic. When this happens, I refer them to Emmanuel Birstein. More often than not, they find almost immediate relief and a hopefulness they believed impossible. Sometimes clients come spiritually and energetically broken. No one to listen to the "unexplainable" in their lives. PIMH is place where those conversations are commonplace.

Mental Health Counsling and Cognitive Rehabilitation with Vincent Reginella, LPC

Vincent Reginella is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). His background includes a B.S. in Psychology with a focus in Neuropsychology from Allegheny College and a M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. Vincent also has extensive experience in working with college students who are struggling academically, emotionally, and socially. For much more information on Vincent, click the link above.

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A Word from Vincent

Traumatic brain injury and various roads to cognitive and social impairment require multi-disciplinary approaches. Young people, in particular, can benefit from retraining and skills building. But bodywork and manual therapies like craniosacral therapy can go a long way in reactivating nervous system deficiencies and improve the lives of many. The work I do, paired with integrative approaches offered by Emmanuel Birstein, are unique to PIMH.  My work with college students overwhelmed with the demands of school coupled with anxiety, depression, and despair also are or primary concern to me. Helping them learn and apply better coping skills, managing time, setting realistic expectations, and building self-confidence are critical to success. And so too are the importance of learning self-care and mindfulness as they begin the transition to adulthood.

Mindfulness and Meditation with Kevin Henry, LSW

Kevin Henry has been a teacher of meditation for over thirty years. He has done so as a behavioral medicine specialist working with adults as well as children at The Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh, now The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh. Over the years, Kevin has conducted meditation workshops for numerous area hospital programs and human service agencies,. He also provides workshops and one-on-one training in meditative practices to his private practice clients (Grateful Heart Therapy). Among his other experiences, Kevin has served as Counselor-in-Chief for the Exceptional Cancer Patients Program founded by Bernie Siegel. For the past ten years he has been a meditation instructor for the staff support program of Carnegie Mellon University, and conducts Mindfulness Meditation courses for the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Continuing Education Program.

We are so lucky to have Kevin Henry as PIMH's meditation guide for our Monday Group Meditation.