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Catherine Misciagna, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me


My name is Cathy and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 30 years experience in the mental health field. I've worked with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse backgrounds in many different settings, with many different issues. Specialties include work with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and family issues. I've also worked with addictions, sex offenders, kids of all ages, employee assistance, and just about anything else you can imagine, or so it seems. After all these years I 'm tempted to say I've "heard it all"... until something new proves me wrong!

What I can say is I will try to offer a realistic perspective to almost any problem, whether it's a parenting, relationship, or family issue, or if you need help overcoming your fear, anxiety, anger, hurt, or just plain crazy-off-the-wall-stressful lifestyle. I draw upon many schools of thought, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, reality therapy, structural family therapy, and various trauma-informed approaches. For those who request Christian Counseling, I have a seminary education and can provide Biblical insights into all of the above, but also acknowledge that the church is made up of imperfect people and sometimes brings wounds of its own.

So whatever your background, I believe it's important to be real, to meet you where you are, and work together to find the best solutions. If you need someone to discuss the complex bio-psycho-social dynamics and treatment protocols for particular diagnosis, I can do that. If you need someone to break down the psychobabble into plain language, I can do that. If you need it explained by chapter and verse, or want nothing to do with religion, that's fine too. Most of all, I believe that everyone deserves to be heard with compassion and respect before I can earn the right offer advice, challenge your thinking, or confront you with an uncomfortable truth.

One of things I love about Betterhelp is that I have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world, and am reminded daily that the things we have in common are far greater than anything that may separate us. So no matter what your background, I am honored to have the privilege of getting to know you, and will do everything I can to help.

Hope to meet you soon!


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Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

PA LPC PC005432


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Catherine Misciagna. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Catherine immediately brings a sense of comfort. I started writing to her even before our first session which was a couple of days out. She responded very quickly and provided a much needed mix of words which were validating, comforting, and resourceful.

Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thank you Catherine for helping me out as best as you could. I appreciate all of your help.

Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I had a second session with Catherine and she disappeared on me. She didn’t contact me to reschedule or anything. I got the app because it was crucial to my mental health and what I’m going through and I feel really let down by her after explaining to her that I had some abandonment issues. I’m very disappointed

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I'm starting my second set of sessions in a year next week. Talk to me in spring.

Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really love how she listens and validates my feelings. I feel so much better after I talk with her. I feel like there’s hope for my healing.

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I really do appreciated miss Catherine since I been talking to her I been feeling a little better about my life I would love to keep her as my therapist

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching