Patricia Sage-McLean

(LCSW-R)

About Me

I am an LCSW with my "R" number, licensed in the State of New York. I have over 16 years of experience working in both outpatient and psychiatric inpatient settings. I have extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My two areas of expertise are, working with individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorder. I am also comfortable treating those that struggle with depression; anxiety, bipolar disorder; nicotine dependence, and chronic pain.

My counseling style is warm and accepting. I utilize a person centered approach allowing for self exploration of past and current struggles, and work on problem solving and growth. I focus on strength building and working on areas of a the individuals life that they value most. Change occurs when someone begins to recognize that what they have been or are currently doing may no longer be working for them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies take a hands on and practical approach to problem solving. It explores the links between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. CBT's main components are working on identifying core beliefs and automatic thoughts that may not be working for a person in a healthy way. I also will provide skills building techniques utilizing DBT Therapy to help when feeling overwhelmed and to work on having more healthy and balanced interactions with others.

The first step is recognizing that you may be struggling, once that occurs, the journey towards wellness can begin. If you are ready for change, I am here to help support you on your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #076556 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Patricia is more than a therapist, she’s a friend and supporter. I go to her for ED issues, and she has more than helped me enter and stay in recovery. Highly recommend her.

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s the best!

Written by J.O. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is really the best sympathize with my feelings,listen to me and so much more I’m really happy to have her. Sometimes I feel like wanna cancel the membership because I’m not an open person I was raise to keep everything inside of me it is a work in progress but each time I have a session with her she makes me wanna keep going.

Written by K.A. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Patricia is an amazing counselor. She is kind and extremely intelligent. She is by far one of the most knowledgeable and skilled therapists I have ever met. She is warm, caring and inviting, yet thought provoking. Patricia pushes me and helps me look at issues from a different perspective. She replies to me in a timely fashion and was straightforward about her availability during the week. She jumps right in and gets you on her schedule. I could go on and on about her many wonderful qualities. She is just the best. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by L.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Patricia is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and relatable. She’s a professional in every sense of the word. I am grateful to her for helping me through a difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend her to everyone.

Written by S.A. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks

Patricia is amazing. My biggest concern was connecting with my counselor and she made that very easy. She’s a very understanding individual and helps identify your own feelings without her having to say it. She provides a lot of exercise too. She’s a great person to work with!

Written by F.R. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

She’s the best. I know she’s always there for me in any one of my crisis with compassion and good advice.

Written by L.A. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I absolutely love Patricia. She is attentive, caring and helpful. I’m very busy, but she always has time to help me in any way she can. I hope to have her guide me more, because I value her opinions. She’s fair and honest with me.

Written by T.R. on Feb 28, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Patricia is kind and intelligent.

Written by T.A. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

Patricia is just fantastic, she really knows her stuff, her knowledge, expertise and understanding of mental health is just amazing. Patricia creates an warm, open, trusting space that you feel you can be honest in. She has helped me understand so much more about myself, and helped me learn and navigate a whole new mind field of skills to help with my depression. For the first time in a long time I am feeling positive that I can tackles life’s ups and downs, and it’s great knowing I have someone to support me along the way.

Written by C.A. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I’m so lucky that Patricia works with me! Not only does she contact me often, but when I’ve been extremely worried or scared about situations, Patricia went above and beyond and consistently checked on me to see how I was doing. She has continually given me tools which are helping. I’ve done the video method, phone and texting... all methods that work for me. I would recommend Patricia very highly to anyone who feels they need emotional support.

Written by V.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shes awesome. Felt like a mother figure and a friend but who knows how to truly help.

Written by C.A. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Patricia is very competent and she is helping me in a professional and empathetic way. I would highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by J.A. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Very understanding and helpful

Written by S.U. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Patricia is amazing. She helped me through some relationship problems. I am extremely grateful for her support. She is very kind and explains difficult situations in a way that they make sense. I especially loved the fact that she sends you a summary of your session so you can get back to it at any time. It helped me a lot. I felt very lucky to have had Patricia as my counselor.

Written by M.E. on May 12, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

I have been working with Patricia for some weeks now and only with a few sessions I really feel I am benefiting from my sessions with her. She makes me feel completely comfortable when talking with her that I haven’t felt with other therapists before and I highly recommend her expertise to others.

Written by L.O. on May 08, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I found Patricia to be thoughtful, caring and supportive.

Written by S.H. on Apr 21, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Patricia has been so helpful to me through a traumatic loss I experienced. She spoke to me, directly, and didn't treat me as "just another patient." Her insights really helped get me through the toughest spots and I am so grateful for her expertise.