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