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.


Stephanie Dyann Helsel, Ph.D., is a 2005 graduate of the Gestalt Institute of New England-Pittsburgh Program and has participated in advanced training in Gestalt therapy since that time.

Stephanie is a Pennsylvania licensed professional counselor who is active in research, counseling, and teaching in the Pittsburgh area. She holds a bachelor degree in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Pittsburgh, a masters in community counseling and a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from Duquesne University. She first began her work in the field as a clinical interviewer and project manager for psychiatric research programs examining the effects of life stress and self-esteem on a variety of mental health disorders.

While obtaining her masters degree she began substance abuse counseling and continues to work with adults and adolescents in this capacity. In her private practice, she specializes in stress and pain management, mood and anxiety disorders, relational issues, and working with adolescents. Since completing her doctorate in 2008 she has worked as an adjunct instructor and clinical supervisor for several of the areas counseling programs, and joined Waynesburg University’s counseling program faculty in 2009.