Christina Mattschei (she/her)

Accepting Clients

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

Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Supervised by Jithin Vijayan, LPC

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

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. I am happy to work with spiritual and religious minorities and people from any spiritual background (agnostics and atheists are welcome too). I also love working with LGBTQ clients by providing a safe space to affirm and explore related issues.

My Background and Approach

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!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

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.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 24 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


833-775-6252 Email Christina
Resilience Lab
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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