My name is Dr. Patricia L. Switaj, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan 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, anger, grief, career challenges, learning and physical disabilities, stress, trauma and abuse, 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LPC #6401011018 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
LPC #0701008388 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
LPCC #CCMH0204821 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
While I've had two sessions with Dr. Switaj, I am very impressed thus far. Very helpful.
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!
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!
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.
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.