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Catherine Misciagna, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, 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
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression

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 , 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, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, 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

Services offered

Live Chat

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.

Kind, respectful, offers other view points, but speaks accurately and truthfully. Her genuine approach is greatly appreciated.

Written on Mar 04, 2024 after therapy with Catherine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

she is extremely helpful and a really kind and understand person and actually makes me realize things i had missed.

Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with Catherine for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Been talking to her since covid, got me through some pretty hard times.

Written on Dec 23, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Catherine has listened intently in every session offering me faith based counseling and directives to build a healthier life and to heal properly. I am so grateful the Lord guided me to her services! She has been instrumental in piecing me back together as a whole and complete woman and mother.

Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 1 month

She is experienced and has a calm, knowledgeable demeanor. She is helpful in identifying what is wrong, which in itself is really helpful. I recommend her. She knows what she is doing!

Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Catherine is my girllll. I have shared quite a few graphic things with her and she hasn't even flinched. She doesn't make me feel like i'm a mess or a freak for what I feel. She is also genuinely doing everything she can to help me process my past trauma. I can't recommend her enough!

Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues