Twenty years ago, my life was turned upside down when my husband walked out the door, leaving me to raise our two year old daughter and dreams I thought we had built together since our second year in college. I couldn't imagine how I could go on. I couldn't imagine how anyone who'd been though this sort of pain had gone on. But, to my surprise, I did go on, grow, developed new and stronger emotional muscles. And formed a new dream: I wanted everyone to believe they could get there (peace/happiness) from here (pain/anxiety/confusion). So, I went back to school and, with a lot of family help, got this degree that allowed me to begin helping others help themselves. For over 20 years now, I've worked with women growing through divorce, adults facing stage of life changes, people of all ages seeking to believe in - or even identify - their strengths, accept and work on their weaknesses. We start by learning to trust each other; we start by trusting the client's self empowerment (even if the client doesn't really believe - at first). Then we form a two-person team and reframe negative beliefs, pinpoint resources, figure out distorted thoughts that are holding the client back and need to be abandoned. We do in-session exercises, refer to research and books, and connect dots in belief sets until...we get there from here. And, almost all the time, we do. We will - you and I. Almost no problem is too big such that two people working hand in hand with a sound knowledge base, can't overcome it. In time, the problem that seems so big today will be a learning experience and a memory. We'll get you there. Let's start now.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes Read more...
LPC #1841 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Patrice is wonderful, caring, knowledgeable and responsive. After a week and a half, I certainly have been happy with her help so far; not to mention, she is so kind and patient. I appreciate Patrice very much and would recommend her to family and friends.
Pat is a wonderful counsellor and has helped me tremendously! She helped guide me through an incredibly hard time in my life. I highly recommend her!
Patrice has been great. She has helped me come to understand things I didn't understand before!!
Pat has really been an amazing counselor for me. She is very attentive and caring. I always feel comfortable being honest with her and she has helped me so much just in the couple of weeks I started seeing her. I definitely recommend Pat!
Ms.Patrice is truly an amazing person with genuine care for others. I’m very appreciative to have her as my counselor.
Patrice is so nice. She’s very professional, but also caring. I can tell she cares about my problems. She listens, and she even helped me set up goals.
Personable, good listener, shares and understands my life experiences