Dr. Patricia Switaj

(PsyD, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hello,
My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I am a National Board Certified Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience in the behavioral health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, college counseling center, a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic, and a cognitive rehabilitation clinic.

My experience includes working with diverse populations that are coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, career challenges, learning and physical disabilities, stress, care-giver support, memory issues, Alzheimer’s /Dementia, cancer, health issues, and traumatic brain injury (TBI’s).

Education:
Doctorate degree (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology - California Southern University.
Master of Arts in Psychology (Specializing in Health psychology / Behavioral Medicine) - Northcentral University
Master of Arts in Counseling - Oakland University (CACREP) program

I use a person-centered counseling approach offering a warm, caring and compassionate environment. Every client is unique and treatment is individually tailored to meet your needs. I believe in an evidence-based practice and use the Bio-psychosocial model to examine the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect my clients. From a theoretical orientation, an eclectic approach is used in utilizing cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused framework in drawing upon individual strengths.

Congratulations on taking the first step in looking for help. I am here to support you through your therapeutic journey and I look forward to working with you!

Dr. Switaj


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching
Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401011018 (Expires: 2023-05-31)

LPC #0701008388 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LPCC #CCMH0204821 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr Switaj is an amazing person

Written by A.N. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

Dr. Switaj is wonderful and has already helped me start working through so many of the issues that I never felt comfortable addressing with other therapists. She makes me feel heard and understood, and I would highly recommend her to all of my friends!

Written by K.A. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Switaj has been very helpful and compassionate regarding my current situation. She listens and is very caring and has great suggestions for me to try.

Written by R.O. on Sep 22, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Switaj is awesome! She tailors counseling to my needs and is responsive to my emails and journals. The BetterHelp service is great too, because you don't need to schedule time to go to counseling, you can do it wherever you can find a private space. Can't recommend Dr. Switaj and the service enough!

Written by K.A. on Aug 18, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month

Dr. Switaj is very caring and easy to talk to. She makes the experience normal so that you don't have to feel nervous about sharing whatever is going on with you. I highly recommend her!

Written by E.D. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Switaj is fantastic. It has made a huge impact in my life that I am able to message her any time I want and she responds in such a timely manner.

Written by E.L. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

So far I really enjoy Dr.Switaj. She’s been helping me for a few weeks and she is kind and respectful. I feel comfort just knowing I can message her anytime and she replied in a timely manner.

Written by E.R. on Apr 17, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Dr. Switaj's care and concern. It was a pleasure working with her!

Written by B.E. on Jan 28, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and addictions

Dr. Switaj respond promptly and really pays attention to what I am telling her about my problems. I really appreciate her taking the time to help me.