Patricia Corlew has been practicing Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for 30 years. She also a Grief Counselor and have helped many bereaved people heal in Grief Groups over the years. In addition, Patricia has extensive experience working with Teens in Teen Groups. She has served as a Volunteer with the American Red Cross as both a Facilitator of Reconnection Workshops for Military Families and a Caseworker in both Disaster Service and Service to Military Families. She is an experienced Workshop Presenter on Mental Health Issues and served as Chair of the Board of a Major Counseling Center in my city. She is also a published author. A teacher before becoming a therapist.
Patricia Corlew hold Dual Licenses in her state: LICENSED MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPIST and LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, each requiring 35 HOURS of CONTINUING EDUCATION bi-annually. She earned a MASTERS of SCIENCE DEGREE in COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGYand a BACHELOR of SCIENCE DEGREE in EDUCATION. Patricia also completed a three year POST MASTERS RESIDENCY in MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPY.
“My Philosophy on Mental Health and Wellness”
I believe that mental health is as important to our wellbeing as physical health and that the two are profoundly intertwined. Therefore I take being a therapist very seriously and feel it is my duty to have a wide variety of skills to meet the needs of my clients. My clinical orientation is Eclectic, a combination of Humanistic, Experiential, Family Systems and Jungian (I do work with dreams). I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy when I feel these approaches would be helpful. Research shows that the most important factor in healing is the therapeutic relationship with our clients. I believe that relationship to be sacred and my primary goal is to give it the honor it deserves.