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Dr. Patricia Lyle, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Thanks so much for viewing my information. I am Dr. Patricia Lyle, a licensed psychologist, graduated from Auburn University and licensed in Alabama. I have spent the past 18 years working for the Veterans Health Administration and before that I retired from the US Air Force after 20 years’ service to my country. For that reason, I am deeply devoted to helping veterans, first responders, and others with traumatic experiences.

I have focused my training on trauma recovery and helping individuals reach their personalized goals for success. I have expertise in treating PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and other serious behavioral health conditions. I have a background in treating substance disorders, personality disorders, and developmental disorders as well. I am fully trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (for PTSD), Motivational Enhancement, and psychodynamic approaches to enhance your well-being.

I want to make sure that your needs are clearly understood, so I may begin our time together using a question and reflection approach to make sure I understand your current situation. I use an interpersonal style that is warm, yet challenging. I strive to meet you right where you are and evaluate your readiness for change. Sometimes this can take a couple sessions to accomplish. I tend to explore your background information so I can get a feel for how you’re built.

I want this relationship to be collaborative from the start. You know yourself much better than I do, and you have already developed tools to get through some hard times. Make sure I know your strengths as we get to know each other. If you want to start by going directly to your goals for change, feel free to jump right to the action stage. We’re partners on your journey.

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower your growth.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

AL Psychologist 1426


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Patricia Lyle. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Lyle is epic! She has already helped me so much and we just started our sessions.

Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

I highly recommend Dr. Lyle - she is compassionate and offers good information and suggestions.

Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd