I believe everyone has a unique story and it is 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
LPC #2668 (Expires: 2020-08-01)
LCPC #2661 (Expires: 2020-12-01)
LPC #2019013531 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
I really appreciate Pati's help. It's comforting knowing she is always there for me. I picture her as my voice of reason when I get off course. She's my guiding star.
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.
I have been working with Pati for several months now. I wasn't sure if online counseling would work, but I've truly been helped by Pati and have enjoyed the flexibility online counseling brings.
VERY highly recommend!!!
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.
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.
She’s a very kind and understanding woman, with a mother-like and friend-like energy.
Talking to Patricia is like talking to a close friend. She’s great at listening and encouraging me.
Patricia’s been a great help to me!
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.
Patricia is a wonderful friend and confidant that has been supportive through some of the most difficult times in my life.
Patricia is awesome!
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.
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.
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.
In a short period of time, Ms. Lord has become a part of my day-to-day life. Our interactions fit perfectly with my professional and personal lifestyle. We have been engaged in a fluid and productive discussion that bounds between some of my long-term concerns and ancillary issues that affect those concerns. I have found her advice and commentary to be professional and well reasoned. Her advice is delivered subtly within the context of our discussions. It is offered as a point to consider. This has proven to be the most effective way to guide me.
The combination of the flexibility afforded by Bette Help's platform and Ms. Lord's manner are a winning combination for this busy professional who is balancing between professional responsibilities and family obligations.
5 out of 5 stars for Ms. Lord.
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.
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.
She's extremely helpful and kind and does her best to make sure you're comfortable talking to her.
Patricia Lord was extremely helpful. She listened to my problems and offered reasonable and useful coping mechanics.
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.
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!
She is awesome and helps me as much as she can
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.
Awesome! Super helpful and understanding!
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!
I absolutely adore Patricia!! She is so understanding and is a great listener!!
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!
Pati was very helpful. I’d recommend her to anyone!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
Patricia has been a big help to me.
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.
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