Michelle L. Kahl, LPC

Preferred Name: Michelle

About Me

I have over 25 years experience of different capacities in the mental health field. I have foundational EMDR experience and am earnestly working towards international certification. The following are certification I hold: Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) by the International Association of Trauma Professionals, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT), Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD), Disaster and Crisis Outreach and Referral Professional (DCORP). NOVA training was completed in 2001. My work experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMT and Paramedic Crew Chief) has provided me personal experience in managing a variety of crisis situations, post-crisis debriefings as well as first hand knowledge of what first responders experience.

Education & Experience

Foundational EMDR training. B.A. Clinical Sociology, Indiana University of PA M.A. Counseling and Development, Slippery Rock University of PA. 30 years experience in Mental Health and Substance Treatment.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Board of Certified Counselors American Counseling Association Pennsylvania Counselors Association EMDRIA Professional member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Employee Assistance Programs, UPMC