Patricia Lord

(MA, LCPC, RPT)

About Me

I believe everyone has a unique story and it is in sharing these stories that I can offer empathy and hope to my clients. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and my certification as a Play Therapist, and work extensively with adolescents, teens and young adults.

My experience includes working with all ages and stages of divorce, co-parenting and step parenting relationships, grief and loss, anxiety, stress and depression, trauma, domestic violence and self harming behaviors. My work also includes assisting with behavioral, adjustment and attachment issues. With teens I have worked with self harm (non-suicidal), divorce of parents, adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, handling expectations in a healthy way, understanding boundaries, among other things. I utilize therapy modalities and treatment approaches including client-focused, experiential, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapies.

I am committed to my client and the therapeutic process of helping them achieve their goals and gain satisfaction and joy in all aspects of their lives.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Control Issues , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Infidelity , Jealousy , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #2661 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LPC #2019013521 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

What I love the most is I’m able to stay in contact with pati without having to make an appointment life can be crazy and busy at times so some in between life chats are very helpful to me

Written by J.O. on Apr 20, 2021 after counseling with Patricia for 11 months on issues concerning depression

She is amazing therapist and so happy and fortunate to have a great counselor that listens

Written by L.Y. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Very good 1st meeting experience.

Written by A.L. on Feb 13, 2021 after counseling with Patricia for 9 months on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Pati is very good at what she does. I wish she had more time for me, but I realize she does have a caseload. I wish we could speak more often as communication is more immediate that way. But that had happened only once.

Written by K.R. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

My husband and I have only met with Pati once, but we both felt understood and supported and we look forward to future visits with her.

Written by N.I. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with Patricia for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Patti is great! She has been a huge help!

Written by K.E. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s helped me more than any other therapist.

Written by L.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Patricia is an outstanding counselor. She is available to help you through your tough situation and will see you through completion. I appreciate our time and better off because of it. Thank You

Written by K.A. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has been great to help process my issues

Written by S.A. on Oct 25, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is really amazing and insightful.

Written by K.E. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve had a few therapists, and Pati is heads and shoulders above anyone I’ve ever worked with. She’s real and isn’t afraid to speak truth to me. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling (although I don’t like to share...

Written by M.A. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Patricia is excellent! She is very compassionate, knowledgeable, and precise when it comes to counseling me on my anxiety and self esteem. I am doing very well managing my mental health after working with her the past few months. She has taught me to be more mindful and grateful each day to live a happy and healthier life. I am very grateful for this service to be used in the go and in my free time!

Written by Z.A. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I absolutely love her. Very professional and extremely well equipped.

Written by T.I. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

she is wonderful and is there for you no matter what!

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Patricia seems to have a genuine interest in me and my story. She responds promptly and has good, practical suggestions for me as to how to cope with anxiety outside of medication. I don't know if I would be able to transition off medications without her help and support. I feel that she is on my side and a strong advocate for me and my mental health.

Written by S.T. on Jun 14, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months

The best counselor I've had; hands-down.

Written by J.E. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Patricia always makes time for me and if I have an emergency she immediately answers.

Written by C.H. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

I have been working with Pati for almost a year now. I have very much enjoyed and appreciated this means of counseling. Pati is very responsive and understanding with schedule concerns. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Written by B.R. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months

Perfect!

Written by D.O. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I like Pati. We email because my computer balks at video. Email is great because I can go back and re-read what she has told me. She understands me and keeps me focused.

Written by G.E. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I really like Pati's approach. I only wish I'd contacted BH sooner -- Pati has helped me see what I already knew and put it into practice. The accountability is critical.

Written by M.A. on Apr 05, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Patricia is wonderful!

Written by J.E. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Ms. Lord is absolutely amazing. I have had the other therapist before and none have made me feel as comfortable as she does. I truly have made progress and feel better than I have in a long time.

Written by J.E. on Mar 16, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders

Patti is the best ever. At least she is perfect for me. She is very knowledgeable but delivers it with a perfect tone of professionalism and caring. I look forward to chatting with her and remaining on track. My life has never been more balanced or at ease than it has been over the last few years. Patti is a huge part of that.

Written by S.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Patricia is such a wonderful person. She was so helpful and knowledgeable. I have learned a lot about how to help myself throw hard times. I have grown so much through her help.

Written by A.N. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Patricia Lord is an incredible help to myself as well as whoever else needing her expertise. She listens very carefully, understands, and responds strong. The passion she has to help others is rare and for that I'm beyond thankful for her time. Id recommend to others not only the website but as a counselor Patricia Lord would be my recommendation.

Written by K.R. on Jan 07, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Patricia has been so helpful in helping me handle my anxiety. I have been through a lot of therapy, so signing up for more felt very daunting. Patricia eased that and didn’t make me feel like she was repeating everything I’ve heard before.

Written by B.R. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

When I came to Pati I was at a very dark time in my life that I hadn’t been in, in a long time. She truly helped me get out of it with her comfort and support. I had never tried therapy before because it’s so expensive but having been with Pati and being able to talk to her about things whenever I need to is really nice. Just know someone has your back out there and that you’re not alone is really really nice.

Written by S.A. on Nov 08, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Patti has been attentive, patient, timely, and accurate in providing me with steps toward my goals and needs. After going through multiple different counselors, I'm happy to finally have someone on which I can rely.

Written by T.O. on Nov 08, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s a very kind and understanding woman, with a mother-like and friend-like energy.

Written by S.T. on Aug 29, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Talking to Patricia is like talking to a close friend. She’s great at listening and encouraging me.

Written by C.A. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Patricia’s been a great help to me!

Written by T.R. on Jun 09, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I love that Patricia and I share common interests, it was easy to relate to her and vice versa quickly! She responds so quickly and always has something helpful to say about the situation. She is very wise, and she has provided me with several tools to help with anxiety and depression.

Written by M.I. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Patricia is a wonderful friend and confidant that has been supportive through some of the most difficult times in my life.

Written by B.R. on May 18, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Patricia is awesome!

Written by M.A. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Patricia has taken the time to understand the issues that I bring to the table. More importantly she takes the time to know me as a person so that she can help guide me on these issues. She is so caring, kind, and effective.

Written by J.E. on Feb 15, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She’s very responsive and is good at getting to the heart of the issue. I haven’t worked with her long but I’ve found her input helpful. She’s really goood at focusing on my primary concerns. I would highly recommend her.

Written by R.A. on Dec 20, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

This is my first time ever receiving counseling. I was very apprehensive at first. Patricia has been very helpful and caring. She listens, understands, is compassionate and makes recommendations to help me through my issues that I have not thought of. I am very thankful for her.

Written by B.E. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

I really enjoy working with Pati. I have had 3-4 live sessions with her and signed up for three more months. I feel like she genuinely cares and listens (she remembers intricate details about what I told her the next week). I really feel like I can make progress with her and move on from some painful experiences in my life and look forward to our future sessions and healing.

Written by R.O. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and career

I’ve messaged and had a video session with Pati and felt so comfortable and at ease speaking with her. I feel like she genuinely cares. I look forward to our future sessions.

Written by H.A. on Jul 30, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She's extremely helpful and kind and does her best to make sure you're comfortable talking to her.

Written by S.M. on Jul 27, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, family, and self esteem

Patricia Lord was extremely helpful. She listened to my problems and offered reasonable and useful coping mechanics.

Written by K.E. on Jul 26, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

In the short time I have been communicating with Patricia she has helped me immensely. I highly recommend her in anyone's life's journey.

Written by C.A. on Jul 17, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I haven’t really been doing this long, but so far I’m pretty happy. Patricia listens and understands my concerns, which is really what I needed in the first place!

Written by K.A. on Jun 24, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

She is awesome and helps me as much as she can

Written by A.B. on Jun 05, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Pati is wonderful. In just two weeks she has helped me break habits I’ve been trying to break for a long time. I really like the mindsets and techniques she’s teaching me.

Written by W.I. on May 16, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, parenting, and self esteem

Awesome! Super helpful and understanding!

Written by T.E. on May 01, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

Patricia has been a terrific help sorting out my emotions. She has refreshing ideas, and has really shown me concern and empathy. I highly recommend Patricia, she is knowledgeable and very keen to listen. She responds promptly when I message her. A+ Thank you for everything!

Written by J.E. on Apr 12, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

I absolutely adore Patricia!! She is so understanding and is a great listener!!

Written by M.A. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

In just one video session, Pati was able to help me get to the root of how my controlling ex was able to manipulate my emotions. Since meeting with her I've been able to really dig deep and feel much more stable. I've also been able to process a lot of things alone using her guidance and affirmations. So thankful!

Written by J.E. on Mar 22, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Pati was very helpful. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.U. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, and anger

Pati is very receptive and easy to talk to. She is accessible and responsive. I am really enjoying my time with her. I appreciate that she checks in on me throughout the week.

Written by B.A. on Mar 09, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

She’s very understanding and patient, I am one who struggles to open up and she has helped me feel accepted and not judged to open up and that to me means the world, I highly recommended her.

Written by A.L. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I was matched with Pati after a few short survey questions about what kind of counselor I needed, and I couldn’t be happier! She always responds in a timely manner and I can tell that she puts a lot of thought and detail into her questions and responses to me. I love that we can email back and forth because I am a busy single mom. She has helped me a great deal with my stress and anxiety and she uses real life scenarios to help me understand situations better. She is also local to me so if I wanted to set up an appointment I could do so. I feel important and cared for with her responses. Thanks Pati/BetterHelp!

Written by A.D. on Jan 23, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Patricia and I exchanged several messages and a live chat. She has been great. BetterHelp is great because of its availability. I wish I found it sooner when my wife and I started having problems.

Written by J.U. on Jan 16, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting

Patricia has helped me see how emotionally connected my memories are; it's helped me get through a layer of fog so I can better understand my current state better!

Written by K.B. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, parenting, and bipolar

Working with Patricia has been a really great experience. I have done traditional counseling before, but had a really hard time getting sessions scheduled with a busy professional life and home responsibilities. I was nervous about BetterHelp because the sessions are not in person; but it has far exceeded my expectations and has even been more comfortable than meeting with someone in person.

Written by K.A. on Dec 19, 2017 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

After just a few sessions Patricia has been absolutely wonderful. She offers advice when I ask for it but she truly listens and seems to care about my wellbeing. She understands my situations and makes me feel like it’s okay to have the emotions that I do, then proceeds to try to help me understand those emotions and work through them. Wonderful experience so far.

Written by K.A. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and grief

I was connected with Patricia a few weeks ago, and she has been so open to listening with no judgement. I have been able to get some things off my soul and heart, and try to work through it. I appreciate her.

Written by C.H. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Patti has been a great source of comfort in an extremely difficult time in my life. I felt comfortable with her almost immediately. I am nearing the end of my second month with her and can highly recommend her!

Written by T.O. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month

My time with Pati has been more valuable to me than I'd ever imagined it might be. It's great to have someone help you to look at your life from a different perspective, and to help you approach areas of concern from another direction. I hope to see/talk with her again!!
Thanks Pati!!

Written by K.R. on Apr 06, 2017 after counseling with Patricia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, and family

Patricia has been a big help to me.

Written by A.L. on Mar 29, 2017 after counseling with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

She's very personable, always there and just wants to understand you and help YOU understand you, or help you begin to do so. Best counselor I have had.

Written by K.I on Feb 15, 2017 after counseling with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is very friendly, offers frequent support and knowledgable about many various issues I have presented her. I trust in her opinion and respect her advice