Mischca T Scales

Mischca T Scales

Psychologist, PhD
Texas Accepting Online
Updated January 26, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work stress
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Aging related concerns

Professional statement

Dr. Mischca T. Scales is a psychologist practicing in Austin, Texas. She sees adolescents (13 and older) and adults of all ages who are dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and health-related challenges.

Dr. Scales utilizes treatment approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Dr. Scales has a warm, non-judgmental, and goal-oriented style. She helps clients navigate their journey toward lives that are more fulfilled in the presence of challenges and difficulties.

Dr. Scales earned her master's and doctorate degrees at the University of Alabama and completed an internship and post-doctoral training at Duke University Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and is involved in organizations dedicated to service to children and underserved communities.


Message to clients

Currently, I am offering only telehealth services. I will work to understand what is important you, where you are in your journey, and collaborate with you to establish your treatment goals. In session, we may use grounding tools or explore creative expression in addition to examining your thoughts and beliefs, and how they impact your feelings and behavior. These approaches can facilitate greater clarity of your personal values, and understanding of and commitment to changes that may be needed for a better quality of life.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (45min)
  • Initial session: $160 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Self, Private Practitioner, 2010 - Present
State of Texas, Psychologist III, 2008 - 2010
Vericare, Regional Clinical Operations Manager, 2006 - 2008
Vericare, Psychologist, 2003 - 2006


Licensure

Texas: 31559


Languages

English