Christina Mattschei,Counselor

Christina Mattschei,Counselor

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Jithin Vijayan, LPC, PC010866
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session, free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Resilience Lab
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

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My Approach to Helping

If you are looking for a compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore an issue and receive support, I am here to help.

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!

More Info About My Practice

I believe healing is possible. All spiritual paths lead to the same place and in the power of synchronicity and timing (kairos). I value compassion, empathy, spirituality, creativity, and spending time in nature. To give back, I have volunteered with PCOM's Healthy Monks program, supporting the health of Laotian monks in South Philadelphia. I also volunteer with community events like Society Hill's home and garden show, organize donation drives for local animal shelters, and help provide food for homeless people.

I believe in evidence-based practices, but also recognize the power that lies within the unproven (spiritual experiences, connecting with nature, etc.). By offering my clients a safe, open space to freely explore their true selves, they will find a path of self-acceptance, self-love, and personal improvement.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Many of my clients struggle with anxiety and trauma and are open to approaches like CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. I am also interested in working with clients who are dealing with gut health issues exacerbated by stress, trauma, and anxiety.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania

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