Last edited 10/26/2022

Christy Nyakana LCSW

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Christy Nyakana Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My theoretic approach to therapy is primarily based in Psychodynamic Theory. Psychodynamic theory focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are self-reflection and self-examination, as well as the use of the relationship between therapist and client as a sort of window reflection into problematic relationship patterns in the patient’s life. Its goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious mental health symptoms, but to help people lead healthier lives. I also use a mix of Client-Centered/Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma-Focused, Feminist, Attachment-Based, and Systems therapy theoretical models as an eclectic framework for my approach to therapy.

What does a first session with you look like?

After your first session with me, I hope that you feel a sense of genuine kindness, compassion, and empathy. Because my therapy approach is positively focused and encourages self-acceptance opposed to trying to become someone different than who you are, I hope that you find a place where you can find your authentic and vulnerable self. From there, my hope for you is that you become the very best emotional, mental, physical, and/or spiritual version of yourself that you were meant to be.





Mood disorders

Personality disorders

General Expertise

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Cigna EAP

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield


Oscar Health


Individual Therapy$100


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW015530


University of Pittsburgh

Frequently Asked Questions About Christy Nyakana, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Christy Nyakana, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Christy Nyakana accepting new clients?

Yes, Christy Nyakana is accepting new clients.

Does Christy Nyakana accept insurance?

Yes, Christy Nyakana accepts insurance, including Aetna, AvMed, Cigna EAP, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Christy Nyakana offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Pennsylvania can book Christy Nyakana for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Christy Nyakana offer online therapy?

Yes, Christy Nyakana offers online therapy to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Christy Nyakana?

Christy Nyakana typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Christy Nyakana speak?

Christy Nyakana conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Christy Nyakana online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Christy Nyakana online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.