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Patricia Sage-McLean

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
IllinoisNew York
Borderline personality disorder- Anxiety - Depression-Chronic pain-Drug addiction & abuse-Women's issues-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

My counseling style is warm and accepting. I utilize a person centered approach allowing for self exploration of past and current struggles, and work on problem solving and growth. I focus on strength building and working on areas of your life that your value most. I validate someone's perception of their current truth and together as a team we work to identify areas that may no longer be working for them in a healthy way. My passion is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, combining the two in a unique way of identifying thinking errors, struggles with stuck core beliefs, and skills building. The first step is recognizing that you may be struggling, once that occurs, the journey towards wellness can begin. If you are ready for change, I am here to help support you on your journey!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Chenango County Drug and Alcohol, Staff Social Worker
Greater Binghamton Health Center, Social Worker 2
Lourdes Center for Pain and Wellness, LCSW-R
BetterHelp, Teletherapy Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R
Skypiatrist Psychiatry, PLLC, Teletherapy Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R

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 - Illinois: 149.025282




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am available evenings and weekends and specialty hours upon request.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (60min)
  • Initial session:$250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed