Last edited 03/01/2024

Darby Testa LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Darby Testa Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a trauma survivor and care provider, I am deeply invested in my client's feelings of comfort, safety, and choice in the therapy process.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Darby Testa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania. In her 10 years of direct care and supervisory experience, she has worked to promote social justice for individuals and care systems. Darby has extensive training and experience working with teens, adults, and seniors who are affected by chronic health conditions, sleep, disorders, mood disorders, dysfunctional relationships, and coping. She is open-minded, non-judgmental, and compassionate. Darby earned her Master's degree from the University of Michigan. She works to support individuals and couples to enhance or develop skills to manage life stressors, mood disruptions, and communication by building on their existing strengths. With a strong background in both mental health and addiction treatment, Darby competently and comfortably treats behavioral health disorders. Treating the person, not just the problem or its symptoms, is critical to long-term success in therapy. Darby seeks to understand you and your world and help you to adapt to its changing demands. Darby will help you to identify your goals from session one. She understands that any life change has benefits and drawbacks worth exploring and will meet you where you are with readiness and willingness to change, to help make the most impact. Whatever your motivation, Darby is ready to listen.As a trauma survivor and care provider, she is deeply invested in her client's feelings of comfort, safety, and choice in the therapy process.





General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Anger management

Anorexia nervosa

Divorce & separation

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$220
Individual Therapy$180
Marriage & Couples Counseling$180
Family Therapy$180
Group Therapy$180

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Feminist Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW020131


Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Darby Testa, LCSW

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

Is Darby Testa accepting new clients?

Yes, Darby Testa is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Darby Testa accept insurance?

Yes, Darby Testa accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Darby Testa offer?

Darby Testa offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Darby Testa offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Darby Testa offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Darby Testa offer online therapy?

Yes, Darby Testa offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Darby Testa?

Darby Testa typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Darby Testa speak?

Darby Testa conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Darby Testa online?

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