The Practice

Advanced Diagnostics provides a wide range of treatment options. We help our patients by using an array of traditional and energy psychology methods to fully serve your mental and behavioral needs. We are specialists in dealing with trauma from accidents, phobias, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and much more. Therapeutic consultations are scheduled in fifty (50) minute increments at the rate of $150 per session. We accept all major insurance providers and are willing to work with you to get you the therapy you need! Listed below are many of our treatment options and a brief description of each. Please call (412) 683-TEST (8378) for information or to arrange an appointment.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR uses a structured eight-phase approach and addresses the past, present, and future aspects of the dysfunctionally stored memory. During the processing phases of EMDR, the client attends to the disturbing memory in multiple brief sets of about 15–30 seconds, while simultaneously focusing on the dual attention stimulus (e.g., therapist-directed lateral eye movement, alternate hand-tapping, or bilateral auditory tones). Following each set of such dual attention, the client is asked what associative information was elicited during the procedure. This new material usually becomes the focus of the next set. This process of alternating dual attention and personal association is repeated many times during the session.

    In 2018, Dr. Nicosia published a single subject case study in the IOS Press Journal of Work examining the effectiveness of both Emotional Freedom Techniques and EMDR in treating a survivor of the September 11, 2001, Twin Towers collapse. To read the study and learn more about the science behind these techniques click here.
  • Educational and Therapeutic Audio are available to calm the mind, body and spirit wherever you have access to earbuds! Check out Dr. Nicosia’s exploration of your mind’s creative potential in ThoughtWorks® Creation. Listen now or download ThoughtWorks® Creation for FREE here. ThoughtWorks!

  • Energy Psychology Therapies
  • Cognitive Retraining
  • Bio & Neuro Feedback
  • Neuropsychological testing, which includes: Mental Status Exam, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III), Wechsler Memory Scale-III (WMS-III), Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery (Computerized Category Test; Tactual Performance Test; Seashore Rhythm Test; Speech Sounds Perception Test; Finger Oscillation Test; Trail Making Parts A & B; Hand Dynamometry (Grip Strength); Sensory Perceptual Examination; Aphasia Screening), Grooved Pegboard Test, Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), and Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM).