Meet Adela

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Adela Waton
MSW, LSW

she / her / hers

Therapist

Specialties:

LGBTQIA+

Relationship Issues

Relationship Identity

Sex Therapy

Gender Identity & Sexuality

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

   Services Offered:    

  • Individual Therapy

  • Relationship Therapy

  • Telehealth Therapy

    Insurances Accepted: 

  • Highmark BCBS

  • UPMC

  • Aetna

  • United Healthcare/Optum

  • Private Pay

   Ages:   

  • Adults

Phone: 724 -777-1433 Extension: 12

Who I Help

Let's talk about the "sensitive topics"--sex, intimacy, relationships, consensual non-monogamy... all of it. I'm not afraid to talk about hard things from a non-judgemental, empathetic standpoint. Because of my own multicultural background, I'm especially attuned to issues of identity and belonging. People who have been told that they "feel too much" or "think too much"... THOSE are my people.

 

You're not "too much" here. You don't have to remain in the boxes others have put you in. I want you to finally be able to show up as your authentic self. And if you don't know what that is yet, we can find that, too.

 

I'm a LGBTQIA+ and relationship affirming therapist, and have lived experience as a queer woman. I'm trilingual and speak English, French, and Czech. I specialize in interpersonal issues, relationship issues, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. I'm experienced in working with consensually non-monogamous relationships, as well as the kink and fetish community. I'm passionate about working with people who are struggling with their identity and relationships, and I'm particularly interested in the ways social norms dictate appropriate behaviors and desires.

What Can you Expect?

Therapy often involves working through pain instead of avoiding it--and finding strength and autonomy in the process. By gaining insight into your emotions and relationship patterns, you can break free from unhelpful behaviors that prevent you from living authentically.

I understand the therapeutic relationship as a safe place where a client can explore new ways of being. I always strive to support and empower my clients, while honoring their unique personalities and life experiences. Nothing is off limits here--bring it all. The more raw you arrive, the better.

I utilize various approaches depending on what works for you and what you uniquely need. I draw from Attachment-Based, CBT, Emotionally Focused (EFT), existential, feminist, psychodynamic, and sex therapy theoretical orientations.

 When I'm not at Open Space CCW, you may also find me...

Cooking, playing with my dog and cat, and reading!

Call us, send us a message via our contact form below, or email us to get started.

724-777-1433

hello@openspaceccw.com