What is Anchorpoint?

Founded in 1966, Anchorpoint is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable counseling and support services to community members and families primarily in the Northern Greater Pittsburgh region. Support services include tutoring, support groups and parent education.

Who does Anchorpoint serve?

Anchorpoint serves children (ages 5+), teens, adults, older adults, parents, couples and families of all faiths and backgrounds.

What types of issues/problems does Anchorpoint address?

Examples include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, past trauma, loneliness, low confidence, family problems, communication problems, divorce/separation, relationship problems, peer pressure, bullying, parenting struggles, addictions and academic struggles.

What is the cost for services?

Anchorpoint accepts fees to help cover the costs of services. In the counseling program, most major health insurances are accepted, including Medicare plans, Highmark, UPMC, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care and more (call to inquire about additional insurance options). In all other programs or when insurance is not accepted, Anchorpoint offers affordable sliding-scale fees based on household income and family size.



Where are the services located?

The majority of services are based at Anchorpoint’s office near Ross Park Mall in the North Hills. A limited number of programs may be available at local churches and other sites.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anchorpoint is also offering telehealth services to ensure families and clients can remain safe at home. 

Why is “Ministry” in the name?

Anchorpoint was established by local churches and continues its commitment to “live faith” by unconditionally serving all community members and families. If requested, Anchorpoint counselors can integrate faith perspectives and practices into counseling in ways that are meaningful to each client. However, this is optional and not a requirement to receive services.

How can I help?

Anchorpoint is able to offer services everyone can afford because of generous community support. Community members can help by referring clients, volunteering, donating or participating in one of our events.