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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
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I appreciate Pat's care and empathy as a therapist.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Patrice is understanding, patient and helpful in helping me understand well me. Her suggestions have been spot on in helping me work out my issues. I'm very thankful for being matched with her.
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Patrice has been a wonderful therapist for me over the last several months. I had one before her and I never really clicked or was able to feel comfortable opening up and discussing things. But with Pat I feel like I am safe and validated in how I feel and I also can tell she truly cares about me, not just getting the hour over with. I appreciate her so much!
Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I cherish the time Pat and I have spent so far and look forward to continuing my growth with her by my side.
Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd
Patrice has been absolutely amazing - She listens with a loving nature & provides excellent feedback with thoughtful questions and great insights.
Thanks for all that you do & keep up the great work!!
Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Patrice for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Pat is a wonderful counselor! She validates my feelings. She makes me feel heard. She also gives me the tools to live a better life. I’m so glad BetterHelp paired me with her!
Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue