Patricia  Stankovitch
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Patricia Stankovitch

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD Licensed Psychologist, LP
Minnesota Accepting Online
Edina Accepting In-person
Updated November 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Psychological evaluations & testing

Professional statement

Pat Stankovitch is a Licensed Psychologist who provides therapy and psychological testing services to adults across the lifespan from emerging adulthood (ages 18-25) through seniors. Many of Pat’s clients, despite being successful in school or career, find that one or more aspects of their life is currently challenging. This might be due to a recent life transition – for example, job loss or increased stress on the job, a relationship breakup, or the death of someone significant in their life. Life transitions can cause anxiety, sadness, and self-doubts even in those who typically see themselves navigating their lives well. Other clients have experienced a traumatic event-recently or in the past. It might be a car accident, hurricane, war, sexual assault, physical/emotional abuse (or any other highly stressful event). Post-trauma symptoms can interfere with relationships, work life, social life, or simply getting through each day.

Pat’s therapeutic work with anxiety and stress is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and related therapies (such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that are evidence-based and focused on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. Pat provides clients with practical strategies that can help them feel better while they are taking steps toward reaching goals for change that the client constructs and works on during the therapy. Specific therapies used by Pat for trauma are Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy, which are both evidence-based treatments. When working with a client presenting with grief over a death, Pat assesses for the type of death that has occurred and selectively uses either a trauma-informed or an attachment-informed therapy approach. In addition to psychotherapy, Pat provides diagnostic psychological testing, career assessment, mental health evaluations for immigration court, and pre-adoption evaluation.


Message to clients

I view each client as the expert on their own life and the changes they want to make. I am committed to maintaining an environment in which you can feel safe to be yourself and talk about whatever is on your mind without fear of judgment. Being allowed to hear a client's story and share in their life journey is a privilege which I take very seriously. I value the individual differences that each client brings to our work together, including differing family backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. If you team up with me, I will join with you in affirming your strengths and goals, and identifying changes that may be needed to accomplish your goals -- while providing encouragement and support as you continue on your journey to live the best version of your life.


Specialties

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

Psychological evaluations & testing - A broad range of tests and assessments that may be used to identify present strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals




Clientele

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

Insurance

Patricia Stankovitch is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (60min)
  • Individual Sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Clinical Interview for Testing Clients: $225 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Edina practice
3209 W. 76th Street, Suite 204, Edina, Minnesota 55435
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

University of St. Thomas, Director of Psychological Services-Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services, 2008 - 2019

University of St. Thomas, Psy.D., 2006
University of St. Thomas, M.A., 2000


Licensure

Minnesota: 4947


Languages

English