Hi, my name is Dr. Patricia Frueh, (my friends and clients call me Pat), and I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Michigan with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. As a therapist, I believe our relationship is key in helping you, so you will find that I have a warm and respectful style, often seeing the humor in things. I want our work together to be a safe place where you feel comfortable voicing whatever you need to say. I listen, too, for your strengths and natural resilience, believing that those perspectives sometimes get lost when you're suffering. I have worked with clients who have expressed a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and habit challenges. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse too.
I incorporate many aspects of positive psychology in my approach, as well as psychology research about happiness. Depending on your needs, I may incorporate cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma-informed counseling approaches. I am also a Certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher, so I may use ACT and/or DBT interventions, (both incorporate mindfulness). I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI Psychologist 6301008874
As all of my friend's say, everyone should have a Dr. Pat. She's non-judgmental, supportive but isn't afraid to push, caring, funny and incredibly intuitive. My life has changed because of her, and I'm immeasurably more stable and confident in my decisions. If everyone had a Pat, the world would be a better place.
Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem
Dr. Frueh is an excellent listener and she is extremely intuitive. She is an excellent match for me, and is always apt to support with me with what I need. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem