Patricia Montanari

(MA, LMHC, CTP)
Therapist Patricia  Montanari Photo

About Me

Mrs. Trish Montanari, LMHC holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from New Mexico Highlands University. Her BA is in Criminal Justice. She has studied mental health therapy from a range of perspectives, combining a pragmatic, problem-solving approach with the understanding that some problems are not easily resolved.

She has experience as a therapist and an assessor working with children, families, and individuals in the private sector as well as home therapy, groups, and community mental health agencies. While she was completing her undergraduate studies she counseled youths with behavioral challenges in both delinquent and residential settings. She worked with preadolescent children of sexual abuse and behavioral concerns as well as the family entity.

Ms. Montanari has extensive experience in treating personality disorders, paraphilic and other co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse and disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorder. She has worked in diverse population’s enhancing her sensitivity and understanding to help individuals struggling with parents, children, and partners of another culture.

Some of the treatment approaches CBT, Reflective Listening, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Play Therapy and Stages of Change.

Specific Issues:

· Parenting challenges

· Personality disorders

· Addictive Behaviors

· Mood disorders

Licensure and/or Certifications:

Mental Health Therapy

· Anger Management

· Crisis Intervention

· Motivational Interviewing

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and dogs along with activities to ease the mind and body such as traveling, swimming, music, and reading.

Her mission is to “provide a safe, relaxed and supportive atmosphere for increasing resolutions to life’s challenges”

Therapy Provided: Individual, Group, Families, Couples

Ages Seen: Young children (0-4), Children, Adolescents, Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Specializes In: ADHD, Adjustment, Anxiety, Mood disorder, Parenting, Personality disorders, Psychotic disorders, Relational conflicts, Substance Abuse, Trauma disorders

PTSD Crisis, DBT, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Serial Sexual Offenders

Credentials:

MA - Highlands University


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , First Responder Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH15998 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by U.P. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I’m new to therapy and I feel the match with my first therapist, Trish, was perfect. She encourages me to open up and understands exactly what I’m trying to convey along with the underlying issues. I wanted a practice-based approach and she has been helping me with that. She listens and responds in a timely manner. Moreover, she’s friendly, kind and non-judgemental, which are such great qualities, and particularly so when one is opening up, showing all of one’s vulnerabilities and weaknesses.

Written by A.M. on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Patricia makes me feel supported and heard and meets me 'where I am at' on whatever I want to discuss. I like the way she gives me a range of things to practice and think about and tools to try. I feel much more resilient from just a few sessions.

Written by K.E. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Patricia is amazing, she’s always been there for me at my hardest time always guides me through the right path, she’s truely amazing, one of the best counsellors I ever had, always listens to me ranting about my exes all my toxic people that are in my life, I’m soo thankful to her, I wish her all the best

Written by G.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I have had a lease two counselor within a year and Patricia Montanari is the best. ***** stars

Written by A.L. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

Patricia really is a person I feel confident to talk about anything with. Every time I see her, I feel lighter as a person and about myself.

Written by A.M. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I like how she listens and tries to reason with me on certain subjects. It makes me feel like I do matter

Written by K.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very attentive and supportive

Written by S.U. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Felt I have a professional support

Written by J.O. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Patricia is a great conselour! Always responds quickly, and she provides insightful information that really makes you challenge yourself. I've seen vast improvement in myself thanks to the guidance from Patricia

Written by T.W. on May 02, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very professional approach, with a lot of insight. I enjoyed her services. Very helpful and got back to me immediately. Very attentive which I love.

Written by D.Y. on Apr 10, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Has really helped me learn a lot about relationships, boundaries, needs, etc. Has helped me address where negative behaviors stem from, how to recognize that, and then correct it. And has similarly assisted in giving guidance and strategies on managing fears, sadness, and feelings of stress.