Adjunct Faculty

Kristy Carnahan, MS. Ed, LPC, NCC

 kristyKristy Carnahan, MS. Ed, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who has been working with trauma survivors for over 15 years. She has degrees in linguistics and counselor education, and has worked as a victim advocate, legal advocate, supervisor, director, consultant, and private practice therapist. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, she earned credentialing as a Nationally Certified Counselor and is a graduate of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Pittsburgh. She is currently a therapist in private practice and has office locations in both Lawrence and Allegheny Counties.

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Dawn Covington, LPC


Dawn Covington, LPC is a 2013 graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh and a 2015 graduate of the Advanced Program of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh. In addition, she has participated in ongoing advanced Gestalt trainings furthering her education as a Gestalt therapist.

Dawn Covington is a licensed professional counselor and has her private practice in two locations, Squirrel Hill and Mount Lebanon. She provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. She also provides consultation, groups and trainings. Dawn is currently an intern with the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh for the Epsilon group.

Dawn received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Master’s of Art degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. She received her licensed in Professional Counseling in 2012.

Dawn has been active in the mental health field for the past 10 years. She has provided in-home family therapy to at-risk youth and families for five years at Wesley Spectrum Services. She also provided psychotherapy at Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA. In addition, she has worked at TCV MH/MR, Inc for four years working with patients with severe mental health diagnosis and adjustment issues. Her specialty includes anxiety, mood disorders, relationship problems, and working with trauma.

Dawn lives in Coraopolis with her husband. She has two children and five grandchildren in the Pittsburgh area.