I am available evenings and weekends and specialty hours upon request.
Patricia Sage-McLean, LCSW-R, hails from a small town in upstate New York. After receiving her BA from Binghamton University, she completed her MSW at the University at Albany School of Social Welfare. She received advanced training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy from Upstate Medical University at SUNY Syracuse. For the last four years, she has been part of a multi-disciplinary team at Lourdes Center for Pain and Wellness. She also currently works providing Teletherapy with Skypiatrist Psychiatry, PLLC and BetterHelp. Prior employment includes working for a Substance Abuse Facility and an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital.
Patricia strives to create a safe space where her patients feel welcome and validated. She takes a person-centered approach, allowing for self-exploration of past and current struggles to work on problem-solving and growth. She focuses on strength building and working on areas of life that they value most. Interested in the human being behind the story, she facilitates a therapeutic relationship that encourages patients to open up about their lived experience. Patricia has worked with patients online for two years and sees teletherapy as a solution to the transportation, scheduling, and accessibility issues commonly associated with in-office care.
While she specializes in treating personality disorders, Patricia has extensive experience treating schizophrenia, chronic pain, substance abuse issues, stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, and coping with life changes. In her free time, she enjoys working on her daughter’s farm and playing golf. She is also an avid nature photographer and animal lover.
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain
Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 20 years
Lourdes Center for Pain and Wellness, LCSW-R, 2016 - Present
BetterHelp, Teletherapy Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R, 2019 - Present
Skypiatrist Psychiatry, PLLC, Teletherapy Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R, 2021 - Present
Greater Binghamton Health Center, Social Worker 2, 2010 - 2016
Chenango County Drug and Alcohol, Staff Social Worker, 2004 - 2010
University at Albany, Master Social Work, 2004
Binghamton University , Bachelor of Science Human Development, 2001
Broome Community College, Liberal Arts Associate Degree, 1998
New York: 076556