Mrs. Trish Montanari, LMHC, CTP 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.
· 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
MA - Highlands University
Additional areas of focus: 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, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction
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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH15998
NM LPCC CTB-2023-0327
Trish is amazing with her expertise in her field. She responds quickly to my messages.
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Patricia is excellent. She is very good at getting to the heart of the issues. Her sessions are very good; she always leaves follow-up questions and summaries and is quick with any communications. She is very respectful and easy to talk to.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes
Patricia is an incredible therapist! I started therapy around 8 months ago and I was hesitant about talking to someone about my problems. I am so thankful for Patricia and her expertise because I can now say I have the tools necessary to go through life. I enjoy every session I have with her and I trust her completely, which for me has been hard in the past. I cannot thank her enough for all the help she has provided me.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Patricia is always truthful, patient and always encouraging so I'm much appreciative.
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She really help to understand what going with me
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
Trish is very patient and understanding and has provided me a different perspective on my concerns, this has helped me work towards being in a healthy relationship with myself and my partner
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes