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Mischa Patteson( They/Them/She/Her)

( They/Them/She/Her)
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Pennsylvania
Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Anxiety -Bipolar disorder- Depression-Sexual harassment & assault- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Mischa is a licensed social worker. As a social worker, her orientation to therapy is to view the person as a whole. Rather than simply pathologizing a client, she recognizes clients are impacted by their environment, biology, psychology, social context, economic context, spirituality, and more. Mischa’s work experience has primarily centered on trauma and mood disorders, which are her specialties. The approaches she is trained and experienced in include dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. Using a psychodynamic approach, she integrates elements of these approaches and others in order to tailor her therapeutic approach to each individual client.

Mischa believes it is vital to include her clients in the process by introducing approaches she thinks they may benefit from and asking for feedback. Ultimately, clients are the experts on their own experiences and lives.


Message to clients

If you decide to work with me, you can expect unconditional positive regard, warmth, and a safe space in which we work together toward your goals. I think humor and laughter can be powerful tools for coping and healing and I love to co-create a space where that is welcome. On the other hand, I will also point out when defense mechanisms show up that serve to distract you from what is important. I will always be kind, and I will always be honest. I will respect your autonomy and never tell you what to do or feel. By simply holding space and listening, strangers at bus stops and bars have felt comfortable enough to tearfully share their stories with me. That strange talent serves me well as a therapist!


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist

Temple University, Masters, 2023

Licensure

Pennsylvania: SW141145

Supervisor: Maria Bautista(LCSW CW021328)


Languages

English

Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

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

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$75 - $150