University of Pittsburgh presents: Movies for Mental Health (Online)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Counseling Center, University of Pittsburgh University

Steel Smiling

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:April 12, 2021
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Pittsburgh
4200 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 United States


Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
I felt like this was a safe space, which is rare to find! It was great that with the speaker’s words and actions, she made it feel like AWI was being proactive about inclusivity. "
-- Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

The Blind Stigma
Sal Tran
View Film Library


Don Laird, NCC, LPC, DCC l Clinical Director and Psychotherapist l eTalkTherapy, LLC I am the owner and clinical director for eTalkTherapy. Since 2017, we have been providing Pennsylvanians with professional and affordable telehealth counseling. We are a clinical and holistic practice, placing equal value on evidence-based approaches to therapy as well as humanistic, integrative, and existential methods. We have highly trained, licensed, and certified clinicians to oversee treatment for all levels of client care.  As a therapist with over 20 years of experience, I view each therapeutic encounter as a unique and creative endeavor for the client. I place the highest value on the client's story – how they arrived at this point in their life – and where they go from here.
Counseling & Wellness Center of Pittsburgh As an Integrative Counseling Practice we offer a full menu of counseling and wellness services that enhance the health and well-being of our clients. Our licensed professional counselors, therapists, and highly skilled wellness professionals are located in Pittsburgh, PA Monroeville, PA Wexford, Pa. Canonsburg, and Greensburg. We are proud to be serving all of Western Pennsylvania.
Aurora Mental Health Services Aurora Mental Health Services is committed to providing quality care and counseling services to the local community. Our mental health and counseling services are located in Moon Township, Penn Hills, and Hopewell Township and extend to Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties. Our dedicated, caring and professional staff of counselors inspire our clients to make the necessary changes in their lives. We provide the confidence and discipline needed to create productive and fulfilling outcomes in their futures.
Paula Moreci, MSW, LCSW, Psychoanalyst I’m a Psychoanalyst in private practice and President of the Board of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center and the Clinic without Walls.  I began my career working as a therapist at Carnegie Mellon Counseling Center and continue to enjoy and value my work with college students in my private practice.
New Directions Counseling Services, LLC New Directions Counseling wants to help you make a lasting, sustainable change. Our counselors, psychiatrists, and nutritionists highly value a one-on-one relationship to foster the growth you want. We have locations in Wexford, PA; Robinson Twp.; and Telehealth options. Please reach out to us at 724.934.3905 or complete our quick-n-easy online form at
Andrea Bigenho, LPC, owner of Lucent Counseling and Consulting I provide professional counseling, coaching and consultation services for adults who experience depression, anxiety, grief and trauma; focusing specifically on helping individuals and groups process and heal from emotional and psychological abuse and complex relational trauma. I believe that mental healthcare is not complete if it does not continually address the enormous barrier that mental health stigma places in the path of our recovery.
Amy Isaac, LPC and Owner of Thrive Counselling Center I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Thrive Counseling Center in Lawrenceille.  Thrive offers individual and couples counseling sessions meeting client’s mental health and relationship needs.
Vincent Reginella, LPC, NCC I provide counseling, cognitive rehabilitation, and vocational guidance to individuals who have sustained concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI). I also work with students struggling with academic performance and pressure. Services focus on executive functions, including organization, decision-making, problem-solving, planning, motivation, attention, impulsivity and memory. I focus on maximizing the chances of success for my clients in every aspect of life.
Frank Bienkowski MSEd., LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) My personal and professional path has unfolded so that I have been drawn to specializing in the treatment of addictions and effects of living in addictive family systems, the resolution of trauma and attachment disruption, and working with fathers experiencing perinatal/postpartum anxiety and depression. As a singer/songwriter along with my work as a therapist, I am a passionate proponent of the role of the creative arts in the healing of humanity overall.
Julie A. Scarpo, NCC, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, BC-TMH, LPC
I am a group practice owner and clinician specializing in trauma-informed approaches to working with individuals and couples.
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center (PPC) is an accredited nonprofit educational organization that provides high-quality training and continuing education in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. PPC also serves as a resource to the community of Pittsburgh by providing continuing education, consultation, and outreach programs including the Clinic Without Walls which provides reduced-fee, psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children in the Pittsburgh community.
For more information about our training programs, continuing education classes and outreach programs, please go to or contact [email protected]
Rysa G. Kemp (she/her) Board Certified Behavior Analyst I abide by the principles radical behaviorism (i.e., I consider thoughts, feelings, in addition to environmental factors when evaluating behavior). I also used a trauma informed care approach, combined with principles of Verbal Behavior (Skinner, 1957).