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Patricia Geel, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in North Carolina with over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide range of concerns including relationship difficulties, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, and adjustment problems. For the last 12 years before moving to North Carolina in 2019 I worked primarily with active duty or retired military members, their spouses, significant others or family members through the Department of the Navy's Fleet and Family Support program. Military families experience problems arising from frequent moves, extended family separations due to deployments or other assignments, and the anxiety and fear family members feel when the service member is in a dangerous situation or when regular communication is not possible. In addition I assisted clients who had experienced domestic violence or childhood abuse or neglect. I also have extensive experience working with parents to improve communication with their children, learn and apply more effective discipline techniques, and develop helpful behavior management practices. I am a certified clinical trauma professional and also am certified as a clinical telemental health provider.

My approach to therapy is individualized and focused on the unique strengths and challenges of each client. My therapeutic style is engaging and collaborative exploring with each client the strengths he or she already has to find solutions. I draw on tools and perspectives from several approaches including Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

I know that it takes courage to reach out for help. I would be honored to assist you as you address the concerns that are motivating you to seek counseling services. I believe that together we can find solutions.

Professional experience

31yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NC LMFT 2062

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patricia Geel. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is a great person and very professional !!

Written on Feb 24, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Patricia has given me practical advise and tools I understand and I’m able to use and put into practice with real life applications.

In a short time I’ve gotten help that will take me in the right path to restoring myself and the relationships with my family.

Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Patricia is very thoughtful and understanding. She is a good listener and knows how to tell you what you need to hear without being too harsh about it. She remains fully present with you and if you just need to talk she will listen. When it comes time for a response she draws on everything you have told her and it feels like it’s the right answer for you. She has helped me tremendously and I am very grateful to her.

Written on Jan 01, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am blessed beyond belief to have been matched with Patricia as my first therapist. She is kind, understanding, and has really helped me progress in my therapy journey. I’ve recommended BetterHelp to friends and family and feel it should be a part of every person’s life. How wonderful the world would be.

Written on Dec 12, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I came to Patricia with a somewhat different issue and looking for another outcome than what I assume most people would. She has been quick to understand the situation and offered very helpful support.

Written on Dec 11, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Patricia is awesome! She listens and understands and gives on point guidance!

Written on Dec 09, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management