Dr. Michelle Steimer, PhD, NCC, LPC

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  • Specialties

  • Trauma

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • PTSD

  • Depression

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Couples Counseling

Welcome to Steimer Counseling & Consulting. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania as well as a nationally credentialed counselor. I work with children, adults, and couples to meet each individual or couple's needs. I specialize in working with trauma, issues related to military service such as transition to civilian life, family conflict, depression, anxiety, impulse control, and life transitions such as divorce and retirement. Knowing that each client is unique, I use a person centered, humanistic approach along with cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, attachment theory, transactional analysis, and EMDR in order to help each client meet his or her goals.  Therapy is a collaborative journey during which I am committed to helping you live the best life possible.  We are all human and sometimes we all need a little help. 

In addition to practicing counseling, I am also an assistant professor at Waynesburg University in both the Humanities and Counseling Departments. I have presented at numerous events and conferences to include both the Pennsylvania and American Counseling Associations' annual conference, and have been a guest speaker at organizations such as West Virginia University and La Roche University. I serve as an expert on military culture for the National Board of Credentialed Counselors Foundation and have conducted an international webinar on military culture and mental health needs for veterans and reservists. Additionally, I am a published blogger for the Huffington Post on the topics of mental health, wellness, and finding the beauty in humility and being genuine. Lastly, I have served in the United States Army and Army Reserve for over 15 years which gives me a unique perspective on the military culture.

Michelle's Huffington Post Blog


Nationally Credentialed Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania


University of Pittsburgh

Waynesburg University

Professional Memberships

The American Counseling Association

The Pennsylvania Counseling Association

The Greater Pittsburgh Counseling Association

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

The Military and Government Counselor Association

Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honors Society)

Pittsburgh Professional Women