Hello my name is Patricia “Patt” Carrington. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. I am a compassionate professional with 30 years of experience in providing social services, case management and trauma counseling working with diverse groups of all ages. I have a calm and easy-going demeanor with the ability to a create a working rapport, develop trust and maintain meaningful relationships. I am non-judgmental, solution focused, and results-oriented.
My specialties include working with individuals whom suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management concerns, adjustment disorders and substance use. I work with individuals, couples, and youths as they face challenges through life's transitions. Together we will work as a team to find workable solutions that fit in your life's journey.
I began my career as a social worker working with women and children impacted by abuse and trauma issues. I love helping people find the best path for themselves, as you are the most knowledgeable about what works best in your life. My therapy style and approach is influenced by Solution-Focused Therapy which is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions to help you get to the place in your life where you can be the best version of yourself. We will work together as a team to help you set goals and learn ways to navigate life's daily challenges.
Thank you for checking out my site! Before we start working together I just wanted to give a little information about scheduling. I am available evenings and weekends. As single parent I always looked for providers and activities that were available after day-working/school hours. I continued this into private my practice for families who could not miss work or school, but needed therapy services to accommodate their lives. I am available weekday evenings after 6:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 4:00pm. I check messages about 2-3 times per day, usually in the morning, afternoon and evening. I will always respond within 24 hours. I look forward to chatting with you and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out!
I also have experience in:Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 30
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #7366-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
So far it’s been great with Patti! She gives great advice
Pat has been an incredible support system, mentor, and guide to what I’ve been feelings. She has opened my eyes to perspectives about situations I’ve replayed over in my head and never come across before. She is such a calming presence that diving into difficult things isnt scary or intimidating. Her use of articles and exercises really strengthens things we talk about by providing the words I can put to feelings. I absolutely adore Pat.
She is very caring and works with me to figure out what plans fit my lifestyle.
Patricia is a wonderful woman who listens and gives realistic solutions, as well as, pose questions for you to figure out on your own. She is also well versed in opportunities in her field and was able to recommend jobs in similar fields I didn't know existed, giving me hope for my desired career. Unlike another counselor I was given, she did video chats and phone calls along with messages.
I love her so much. She fits me like a good shoe and I appreciate all of her support and experience. I recommend for those who are looking for someone kind and understanding.
I can't say enough about Patricia (a.k.a. Patt) and BetterHelp is really cool too. I am blessed that my husband's EAP had you guys as an option, I am so glad I chose this route!
Extremely kind and helpful.
She has been very helpful during my tough time. She supportive and genuine.
She's always so helpful and comforting.
Patricia has been the first counselor I have had who has shown me consideration, compassion and has helped me to overcome obstacles when it comes to giving myself the same treatment.
Patricia is very compassionate, and is very good at listening.
Patricia is an awesome counselor. I enjoy our conversations and how clear she is with her thoughts. Patricia has a very warm and comfortable personality that made it very easy to discuss topics that I never thought I would bring up with anyone. She does not pass judgment and is very patient about encouraging her clients to finding their strengths and trying different strategies that fit their lives. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Patt has been a very supportive and positive resource for me over the past several months, helping me to overcome my own struggles and learn how to manage helping others. She's been persistent when needed and adapted her communication to fit into my life. Thank you!!!
Pat has helped me a lot to see the full picture and appreciate my successes along the way. She helps me reframe my thinking to stop taking on too much at once and helps me plan my strategy for my life changes in a way that feels manageable and doable. I feel great after speaking with Pat; her support, wisdom and encouragement have helped me tremendously!
She goes very much in depth and questions me on a deep level. She has helped me a lot and I would recommend her to just about anyone.