Last edited 03/01/2024

Howard Buckwold RESIDENT

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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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.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Howard Buckwold is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who specializes in treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce, co-parenting, self-esteem, anger, grief in adults, adolescents, children, and families. Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) with Mental Health Certification from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an LGBTQ+ ally as well as gender, non-monogamy and kink-affirming. Howard works toward building a safe, warm environment in which clients can face challenges, reach goals, build connection, and live an authentic, fulfilling life. Howard seeks to create an environment of trust and safety, aiding his clients in whatever challenges they may face. Howard believes clients benefit from inward exploration combined with a focus on changing patterns of thought and behavior. Howard will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing a person-centered/humanistic approach combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, Gestalt, existential, and solution-focused therapeutic techniques.






Anger management

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management


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)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Person-Centered Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Existential Therapy


  • Pennsylvania, RESIDENT, SW138590


Master of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Howard Buckwold, RESIDENT

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

Is Howard Buckwold accepting new clients?

Yes, Howard Buckwold 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 Howard Buckwold accept insurance?

Yes, Howard Buckwold accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Howard Buckwold offer?

Howard Buckwold offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Howard Buckwold offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Howard Buckwold offer online therapy?

Yes, Howard Buckwold offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Howard Buckwold?

Howard Buckwold 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 Howard Buckwold speak?

Howard Buckwold conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Howard Buckwold online?

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