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Christina Mattschei(She/Her/Hers)

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP
Anxiety -Chronic illness- Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)- Trauma-

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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!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist

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


Pennsylvania: PC010866




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)

Locations & Hours

Supervised by Jithin Vijayan, PA, LPC, PC010866. Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • 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