I hold Dual Licenses in my state: LICENSED MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPIST and LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR. I have been Practicing Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for more than 30 YEARS. My Degrees are a MASTERS of SCIENCE in COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY and a BACHELORS of SCIENCE in EDUCATION. I was a teacher before becoming a therapist.
My therapeutic style is to meet you right where you are and tailor our sessions to your needs. I never have an agenda in therapy; it is a journey we take together. I will listen with compassion, understand without judgment, and offer practical advice as well as effective tools to help you cope and heal. My clinical orientation is Eclectic., a combination of Humanistic, Experiential, Family Systems and Jungian (I do work with dreams). I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy when I feel these approaches would be helpful. I also teach Effective Communication Skills and Mindfulness Meditation for Stress and Anxiety..
I can help with DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BI-POLAR DISORDER, PTSD, SELF-ESTEEM, CO-DEPENDENCY, STRESS and many other Mental Health Issues. I am experienced in counseling GAY, LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL and TRANSGENDERED CLIENTS. I am also a GRIEF COUNSELOR and can support you in your time of loss. As an EXPERIENCED COUPLES and FAMILY THERAPIST, I can help with RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, MARITAL and FAMILY PROBLEMS and PARENTING DIFFICULTIES. You can trust that I bring a WEALTH of PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE to my work with you.
I am a VOLUNTEER with the AMERICAN RED CROSS as both a FACILITATOR of RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS for MILITARY FAMILIES and a CASEWORKER in DISASTER SERVICES and SERVICE to MILITARY FAMILIES. I am also a PUBLISHED AUTHOR.
I truly want to help with your problems. It would be my privilege to consult with you and offer my professional guidance regarding any emotional, relationship issues or life challenges you may be experiencing. I hope you will reach out to me.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
GA LMFT MFT000922
GA LPC LPC002763
Lovely person, listens to everything you have to say and gives her advice on what should be best for you had such a nice conversation felt more relaxed just speaking about everything
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Patricia is very affirming.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
Patricia listens to my concerns and digs in deeper. She asks a lot of questions and I can tell she is really paying attention to what I have to say.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Working with Patricia has been extremely helpful in overcoming anxieties and fears that stem from childhood, emotional abuse. She is a great listener and offers tools that can help day to day when those fears and anxieties rise to the surface. I’ve noticed so much improvement since doing therapy with her.
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Patricia is very thoughtful and a great listener. I appreciated her insight.
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Patricia is a really kind and friendly therapist. She listened to my troubles and stories without judgment and provided the appropriate advice/solutions when needed. This was my first time trying out therapy, so I'm glad that Patricia was there to guide me through the process!
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts