Welcome to Better Help! Often seeking counseling, whether it is your first time or you have returned often, is a big step. I honor you for being here.
I began my journey of service as an R.N. Following getting my R.N. license I entered the University of South Carolina, where I earned a B.A. with a triple major in Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion. Those were and are my favorite subjects. I received my M.S.W. from the University of Louisville with a specialty in Clinical Practice.
My work has taken me from hospital inpatient psychiatric units, where I dealt with individuals who were emotionally critically wounded and in severe crisis. I provided counseling on an outpatient basis as well as worked with those in an emergency psychiatric crisis. I also created my own successful independent counseling practice where I worked mainly with individuals, and couples.
Currently I am licensed in South Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have 40 years’ experience helping individuals deal with depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues and intimacy, conflict resolution, empowerment, trauma, and family conflict. My style of counseling is compassionate, open hearted and honest. I work from the vantage point of client centered therapy with a humanistic, psychodynamic, solution focus.
I will check my messages at least twice a day, seven days a week, and more if I feel it is needed. I provide messaging, live chat, phone, and video sessions with limited availability on weekends. The video session will last approximately 45 minutes, unless we decide on a 30 minute session. Please, always check with me through messaging just in case my calendar doesn't reflect my availability.
I believe that counseling is a sacred union. So much so that I respect and hold it with the strictest level of confidentiality. I feel it is my responsibility to sincerely hear and see you, and to offer you the gifts I have. You have chosen to work with me and share your story. I consider that sacred. I won’t perceive you as broken, but rather as the gift you are. Realistically you wouldn’t be seeking counseling if you were totally happy about your current situation. That’s where our work comes in and our journey together begins. We will do this together. I will make a covenant to join you until we get on the other side where you want to be.
Welcome again to Better Help. It will be my honor to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LISW #6685 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
Patrica is a godsend. I tell my friends often how thankful I am to have found her and that I hope to become the person that shes helps me believe I am. I have been on the path of finding my true authentic self and Patrica has been the extra push and help that I needed to really put in the work. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for her and BetterHelp. I am told by Patricia at the end of every session to take great loving care of myself and for the first time in my life, with her guidance and my hard work, I am starting to do just that.
Patricia has been a comforting guide into the unknown, into my unknown. She is helping me to embrace and struggle to find my way in this season of life. It's hard to know what you don't know, but I feel like I'm at least asking the questions. She is not afraid of my unknown.
Patricia is very kind and compassionate. She listens to ALL the things I have to say and has recommended some great resources and tools that have helped me process and work through some of the current issues I'm dealing with. I would highly recommend her.
Patricia has a very warm and inviting presence.
I feel lucky to be working with Patricia. She is warm, kind, and supportive. She is so easy to talk to, is great at provoking reflection and self-awareness, and provides feedback to help you in your goals. She creates a nurturing, safe place for you to work through whatever you need to address.