Ricardo S Marsili

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Education & Experience

I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by traumatic events. I treasure my career and have worked in the counseling profession for 30 years. I embrace a strength-based and compassion-oriented counseling model. The use of EMDR has assisted people of all ages to heal from the impact of traumatic stress. I also integrate evidence-based counseling practices into direct care such as mindfulness based cognitive coping skills, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I place great importance on an integrative model of counseling which promotes healing of mind, body, and spirit. My practice is also a safe and affirmative place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons and their families and support systems. Social Justice Counseling is also used to assist those who desire to increase self-advocacy skills.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association; Pennsylvania Counseling Association; Pennsylvania Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Out of Network Benefits UPMC