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

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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