Patricia Hamilton

(LMFT-S)
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About Me

Thank you for reading my profile.

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #202547 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LMFT #LMFT78353 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by L.I. 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

compassionate and understanding

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

I have found it so helpful!

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

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 by M.E. 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

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

Written by L.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks

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 by B.R. 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

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 by E.G. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Patricia is very caring, friendly and all around the greatest therapist I’ve had. She takes the time to really listen and process the issues I’m going through. If there’s a weird or unusual topic I’m dealing with, she goes above and beyond to search for solutions. We’ve been doing therapy for a few months now and have made great progress.

Written by J.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I was hesitant to start therapy with BetterHelp but when I got matched to Ms. Hamilton, I knew I was in good hands. She is incredibly insightful and kind but tells you how it is. 5/5.

Written by C.A. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and parenting issues

Very helpful and experienced.

Written by M.A. on Mar 18, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem

A wonderful counselor. She listens and does her best to help me find answers or a direction to look in.

Written by Q.I. on Feb 10, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Patricia has been a great comfort to me in dealing with the death of my grandmother. I feel supported and she has given me some concrete ways to take care of myself, heal and see a positive future. BetterHelp is really convenient and fits my busy lifestyle.

Written by W.I. on Dec 26, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She’s very great and honest and kind and smart!! I highly appreciate her

Written by B.R. on Nov 12, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

Patricia has helped me overcome many of the issues I had brought with her when we first started working together. She is firm and caring at the same time. She listens to what I am saying and gives me proper feedback to help me make measurable changes to better myeslf.

Written by J.E. on Oct 10, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love Dr. Hamilton. She knows what's important to me, she gets that I don't like small talk and is very well at adapting to my communication style on any given day. She has been a great help.

Written by J.E. on Sep 10, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Patricia is very experienced, easy to talk to and so helpful. She’s honest, caring and empathetic. She really helped me look at my situation in a positive light and lifted my spirit. I needed the honest therapy so I could make positive changes! Highly recommend Patricia!

Written by J.E. on Aug 22, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Patricia is phenomenal and extremely intuitive. She takes a genuine investment in getting to know you as a person. She remembers details of your past conversations as if she’s an old friend who has been with you through it all. It makes talking with her super comfortable and natural. I’m am so grateful for her guidance and support!

Written by M.E. on Jul 19, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Patricia Hamilton is a blessing from above! She inspires and motivates me daily!

Written by E.F. on Jul 19, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Patricia has been helping me understand my issues. She's been helping me a lot and I think she can make me understand myself.

Written by M.O. on Jul 15, 2019 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

My situation seemed so different before I began working with Pat she’s there completely. She’s giving me different ways to cope and or approach the same situation and actually get a different response from a situation that had me feeling trapped. She gives me ways to keep me healthy and making sure I’m taking care of me. I’m so relieved to have found BetterHelp but mostly that they were able to get me to Pat, that will continue to help me find me again.