Marla Patterson

LPC

About Me

Greetings,
My name is Marla and I am a licensed professional counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health/mental health field. I believe in treating people with respect and kindness. My counseling approach involves the creation of a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for each counseling session.
My theoretical orientation is a strength-based approach that will focus on an individual’s resourcefulness and resilience. We will work together to address your needs, life challenges, and goals.

I look forward to working with you.
Marla Patterson, LPC


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC005645 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

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Written by O.L. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Great professional

Written by V.I. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Marla is amazing! She makes me feel comfortable to discuss whatever is going on. The sessions are very relaxed and she is able to provide practical guidance through the toughest of situations. She listens, and gets you thinking. There is never a feeling of pressure. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional who can listen, guide, and provide insight in a calm, inviting environment.

Written by S.T. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I would prob say that it’d a miracle that I can have confidence in anyone tho. Lol. It’s not on my counselor or y’all really if I don’t give anyone a 10. I have a hard time trusting anyone. But I’m trying. Hence the sessions I still engage in. Lol.

Written by M.E. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve been working with Marla for a little over a year now and she has helped me through a lot of big life changes and has helped me greatly. She has helped me learn how to cope better, given me ideas for self care and showed me how important it is to take care of myself. I look forward to our meetings every week and feel like I can vent without being judged. She always has insightful ideas on problems I am having and I’m very thankful for her.

Written by M.E. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marla has been a wonderful counselor and mentor. I have always felt safe talking to her and she brings a good energy to her therapy sessions

Written by T.E. on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Marla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Marla continues to deliver great and realistic tactics to help me move towards a solution to my challenges.

Written by R.E. on Nov 12, 2020 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

After just a few sessions with Marla, I am feeling a sense of hope that had been lost. Marla actively listens, gives resources and help that she knows align with who I am/what I enjoy, and empowers me in new ways each session. Thank you Marla for everything so far!

Written by R.O. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Marla for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Marla is an absolute expert. Her discernment is unmatched and her level of competence in counseling is the reason I continue to pay for the service.

Thanks so much Marla... She is golden!

Written by K.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I absolutely love marla and would highly recommend her.

Written by H.O. on Sep 04, 2020 after therapy with Marla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Marla helped me get through crippling anxiety that was impacting my daily function. She really helped me understand the way that I think and helped me identify clear, tangible ways to help control my worried thoughts and to take better care of myself. I’ve learned how to create better boundaries, to advocate for myself, to identify my patterns of behaviors that impact my relationships. She is so approachable and I always feel so much better after a session with Marla!!

Written by T.A. on Jun 12, 2020 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She has empathy and helped me get thru some panic attacks with breathing.

Work with me!