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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2019013521
KS LCPC 2661
I feel like I have gotten the support I needed, but have had an overall good experience with it and will be starting again if necessary.
Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She cares for me and wants what is best for me. She is very helpful and is a partner with me in improving my mental and physical health.
Written on Jan 24, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders
Patricia has been very helpful to me over the years. We have reached the point where constant therapy is not needed so I'm not in contact with her for a while but then contact her for a short time when I need a "second opinion". It's a definite comfort knowing she is there when I need her.
Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 4 years and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
This was my first therapy experience and it has been a great one. I always feel better once I’m done with my sessions, but I also always have tools to use and work through my temporary circumstances. Meeting with Pati feels like laying on a cool pillow after a long day. And she also holds me accountable and I appreciate it. I have no complaints at all.
Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Patricia for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
It's good to feel heard and not treated like a textbook issue. Thank you.
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Patricia is really understand and helpful in guiding me through my concerns. She is a great listener, and is very encouraging towards my goals!
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem