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Macy Gardipee Psychotherapy, LPC

Macy Pawelek works with teens and adults who struggle with trauma, life transitions, problems in relationships, depression, or anxiety. She is warm, authentic, and passionate about helping clients feel understood, find solutions, and achieve the outcome they want for their lives.

Macy Pawelek works with teens and adults who struggle with trauma, life transitions, problems in relationships, depression, or anxiety. She is warm, authentic, and passionate about helping clients feel understood, find solutions, and achieve the out…

Macy Pawelek works with teens and adults who struggle with trauma, life transitions, problems in relationships, depression, or anxiety. She is warm, authentic, and passionate about helping clients feel understood, find solutions, and achieve the outcome they want for their lives.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Religion and Spirituality
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay with a program
  • Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Texas
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Provider
Profile
“Therapy is a joint venture where you will be in control of what you want to work on and want to change in therapy.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From a very young age, I had an interest in the role of relationships. Growing up, I had a close relationship with my extended family and parents. However, when my parents divorced, everything changed in my life and my family dynamics and the support I had declined. On top of that, I also had to adjust to moving to a new school, deal with family issues, and make new friends. I struggled to talk about how I felt and what I needed, but things got better when I sought help and got my own support from therapy and friends. In my journey of self-growth and discovery, I learned how to make personal changes that led to improvements in my life, happiness, and better relationships. In that journey, I also pursued learning about human psychology, relationships, and common human issues with the goal of helping people understand themselves better and make changes that have a positive impact on their lives and relationships.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy is a joint venture where you will be in control of what you want to work on and want to change in therapy. I will be here to help support you and your goals in therapy as well as help you facilitate changes that you want to make for yourself and your relationships. Starting out, you and I will talk about issues you are having and what you want the outcome of therapy to be. We will meet weekly to address these issues together and discuss how you can make changes to address these issues in your life. Change sometimes looks like increasing self-awareness of your feelings, thoughts, and needs, feeling more confident in your decision-making process, prioritizing your needs, setting boundaries, improving communication in your relationships, or making changes in your life and behavior to achieve your goals.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a provider, I enjoy learning about suicide prevention and intervention strategies to better serve my clients and help them find alternative solutions to their depression and anxiety. My training and the therapy I provide includes person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, which are evidence-based therapies known to effectively treat anxiety and depression. I also enjoy learning about issues adolescents struggle with, like social anxiety, social media influences, identity development, career development, and family issues, to better serve them.
“Change sometimes looks like increasing self-awareness of your feelings, thoughts, and needs, feeling more confident in your decision-making process, prioritizing your needs, setting boundaries, improving communication in your relationships, or making changes in your life and behavior to achieve your goals.”