My name is Patty and I'm Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience helping adults with depression and anxiety. My practice philosophy is strongly rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness based Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy with a strong evidence base, that helps you take an unconventional look at mental suffering. What if pain is a normal, unavoidable part of the being human, but avoiding or trying to control painful experience is the cause of suffering and long-term problems? With ACT, we engage in a therapy process that centers on the difference between pain and suffering and teaches you to let go of your struggle against pain, access your values, and then commit to acting in ways that further those values. This work is not about fighting your pain, "battling" depression or anxiety, but about developing a willingness to embrace every experience life has to offer. It's not about resisting your emotions or developing new techniques or strategies to "manage" them, it's about feeling them completely and yet not turning your choices over to them. How does this look in therapy? I'd love to show you. I know it takes courage to reach out and get help, and you may have already done so at other times in your life and still find that you are feeling “stuck” or trapped in a cycle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If you are ready to adopt a new perspective on your problems, your life and the way you live it, consider working with me. I will consider it an honor.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 103382
OR LCSW L12651
IL LCSW 149.015677
she’s a life saver. almost literally.
Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Patrice for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Patti makes me feel heard and always takes my concerns into consideration. She adjusts her approach to my learning style and makes sure I am feeling comfortable with our sessions. I went through a couple of therapists before I found Patti, and I’m so glad that I didn’t settle for anything less than the best: Patti! Thanks, Patti!
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Patrice is amazing - I'm so glad I found her, seriously. Not sure how I would've made it through the last season of my life without her. She is wonderful.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Someone I respect and appreciate.
Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Im so thankful for Patty and this platform, and feel a support when I need and when I want. It’s a comfort. Patty really is supportive in our chats and responds in a manner that coincides with the work I’m doing with her
Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Great therapist, love Patty’s focused approach to working through emotional issues.
Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue