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Patricia Hamilton, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me

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I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative, and Mindfulness therapies. I use an integrative approach to treatment, based on the client’s needs and presenting issues.

After many years as a school guidance counselor at a top ten, college prep institution, well known for its extreme academic rigor and competitive admissions, I am intimately familiar with the inherent stressors endured by parents, families, and individuals in these performance-driven, high pressure environments. In my private practice, I have enjoyed a broader, more eclectic client base, particularly working with adults in their late twenties, thirties and forties who are coping with difficult life transitions, relational issues at home or work, and people managing significant health problems, anxiety, depression and loss. I have strengths in parenting and co-parenting support, screen/tech/phone addictions, ADHD, and managing high-risk adolescent behaviors.

I am privileged and humbled to do psychotherapy with my clients and I deeply respect the courage and vulnerability it requires of them to do good work. I am a warm, friendly, outgoing person and I actively engage with clients in the therapeutic process. I believe it helps (all of us) to have a sense of humor, acknowledge our humanity, and celebrate that even the smallest adjustment can effect change and improve quality of life.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LMFT 202547

CA LMFT 78353


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patricia Hamilton. 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.

compassionate and understanding

Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have found it so helpful!

Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Pat has been an incredibly helpful guide in my personal journey. I feel that I can be completely honest with her about my imperfections, struggles, and joys and I'll be understood and met by her with empathy and compassion. I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s awesome! Makes you feel very comfortable and safe ! Easy to talk to!

Written on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Ms. Hamilton has been a wealth of support and knowledge. I’m not sure how many ways my situation differs from anyone else’s but she draws upon her experience and offers a practical and reasonable way to relook at difficult issues.

Written on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks

when i started i wasn't in a good place and was hesitant about counseling and didn't think it was going to be much of a difference but when i was matched with Ms. Hamilton i realized i made a good decision to seek help. i went through many traumatic experiences growing up and ms. hamilton was kind and understanding but she really helped me see things in a new perspective by telling me what i needed to hear not what i wanted to hear and i appreciated that

Written on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd