Christina  Mattschei

Christina Mattschei


Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Pennsylvania Accepting Online

Supervised by Jithin Vijayan, PA, LPC, PC010866

Updated November 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Christina recognizes the immense relief, catharsis, and growth from simply talking about a problem, but knows sometimes it is not enough. Being a scientist's daughter, it is important for her to study and offer evidence-based approaches like CBT, DBT, and exposure-response prevention. Recognizing not everything can be clearly proven, keeping an open mind is key, while discussing spiritual interventions and experiences can be profoundly healing as well.

Along the lines of evidence-based therapy, Christina focuses on the findings of Carl Rogers and the three things that make therapy most effective and helpful: congruence (being real, authentic), unconditional positive regard, and accurate empathy. She strives to embody these while working with clients. She believes the therapeutic alliance is crucial and will work together in alignment toward shared goals.

Message to clients

There is so much healing and medicine in simply being able to speak the truth - especially if it has never been spoken out loud before - in a completely safe space. This is where I believe the magic lies in talk therapy. It is my honor to be a supportive listener and witness to shared truths and respond with empathy and acknowledgment. We will work together as a team in alignment with therapeutic goals for growth and healing.

While there is immense relief, catharsis, and growth from simply talking about a problem, this is sometimes not enough. Being a scientist's daughter, it has been really important to study and offer evidence-based approaches like CBT, DBT, and exposure response prevention, to name a few. If there is research to show that an approach can be reliably helpful to most people struggling with a particular issue, I am all for providing that approach!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 8pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8am - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8am - 2pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Masters, 2017
Saint Joseph's University, Masters, 2007


Pennsylvania: PC010866