Dr. Patricia Switaj

(PsyD, LPC, NCC)

About Me

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, ADHD, depression, 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).

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


  • 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


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

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

LPCC #CCMH0204821 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Written by T.R. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks

It’s been a great few sessions and Dr. Switaj has been a great navigator and counselor! She is very professional! I am so glad I was placed with her!

Written by O.R. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks

Dr. Switaj is very detailed and a deep listener.

Written by A.N. on Jun 11, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks

While I've had two sessions with Dr. Switaj, I am very impressed thus far. Very helpful.

Written by C.A. on May 26, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks

Dr. Patty was a great refuge in the midst of a big transition for me. From the first meeting, she was friendly, kind, and patient. You can tell she’s heard it all and has the expertise to handle what you share. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by P.A. on May 04, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks

I really felt like God providentially prepared me to discover FaithfulCounseling.com just days before spiraling into depression. I was paired with Dr. Switaj. Even though I first contacted her on a weekend, she sensed the need of my situation and devoted a lot of time for me when I needed it most and contributed helpful feedback for myself and my marriage. The clouds have rolled back from the darkest time of my life, and I have grown in the process. While my journey from lament to praise has taken much personal reflection and hard work, Dr Switaj has been a valued help when I badly needed it. Thank you so much Dr Patty!

Written by D.E. on Mar 10, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks

She really cares about giving me the advice to meet me where I was at. For me I was very confused and felt empty without guidance feeling lost. Now I feel like I refocused on the Call God has over my life, and I have the career guidance I was seeking. Before I was lost now I am found.

Written by O.L. on Mar 07, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month

There are times in a person's life where additional support is needed especially when clarity isn't accessible. In my difficult time, I reached out to online support and luckily got connected to Dr. Switaj. She has been an active and attentive supporter who without judgment; continuous to empower and support me in my journey to Recovery. I've been working with her for almost 2 months in I already see a difference in my perspective and my approach to my struggle. More Importantly, I see hope. I am thankful and grateful for all the skills I have learned and I am hopeful that more is to come as I continue. Thank you Dr. Switaj! You are truly a gift for those who need help.