Patricia Nelson

(LISW-CP, LCSW)

About Me

Hi,
My name is Patricia but I really prefer to be called Pat ( Patricia makes me shiver like I used to when my parents used that name, YIKES!) I have many years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker but more than that I was born with the heart of a Social Worker (at least I've heard that since I was five years old and used to drag home all the sick kitties and puppies, hence the "PATRICIA!") I believe in the goodness of people and that with guidance and encouragement anyone can be their best.

I graduated from the New York State University at Buffalo and am also licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina. I have worked in the Addiction field, the Mental Health field, the Domestic Violence field, have been a county director and have developed programs for several agencies but my passion remains working one on one with people.

I believe all people are unique and thus, have I spent most years of my career continually learning the newest techniques and theories of providing the best therapies for my clients. I have an eclectic selection of helping techniques; most are anchored in the evidenced based cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical therapy which stem from attachment theory but I also use solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Socratic Questioning and many other techniques that can be individually tailored to each person's needs. I create each treatment plan individually based on each person's unique presenting concerns and goal(s). I have a warm and compassionate counseling style using respect and sensitivity when providing encouragement, support and insight.

I would love to get to know you and what your needs are to help you be the best you can be; Work with me.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C010612 (Expires: 2020-06-30)

LISW #6586 (Expires: 2018-12-31)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Nov 25, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

She is truly incredible and helps me with all of my deepest and surface issues. She has been great and I really appreciate what she has taught me and helped me work through.

Written by L.I. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

After speaking with Patricia for two weeks she’s amazing.

Written by K.I. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Patricia has a lot of experience. Without experience, it is not possible to understand the challenges that a person is facing. I find Patricia to be very real and honest, and I have no problems opening up to her. I see her as an authentic human being, and this makes trust easier.

Written by P.E. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Pat is a wonderful counselor who really understands all of the issues and problems of the patients that she helps. She’s easily available and genuinely concerned for each patient.

Written by R.E. on Oct 12, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I love Patricia!

It has only been a few weeks of talking to her, but she makes me feel so, so, so much better every time we talk!

She is very encouraging, which is what I've been needing. She listens to me, and I feel like she completely understands me when I talk to her.

I feel comfortable to tell her what I'm feeling and that she will talk me through it. I appreciate the time I have with her and I feel better every time our session is over. She's helped me realize things I hadn't realized before and needed to understand about myself and people around me.

She seems very kind, and caring. I feel lucky to have her as my therapist

Written by O.L. on Oct 04, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I love her. She's great and she has really helped me.

Written by M.A. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 5 months

Patricia listens, understands, and helps me find ways to deal with my problems. She always answers me even if she is on vacation. I have grown to trust her and to love her and to look forward to our sessions. I am a hard case and she is dealing with me with such patience and care. I do not want to lose her. I am on disability and my insurance won't pay for online visits, but I pay because this is so much better for me and it is working.

Written by J.E. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

She’s been great to communicate with! Loving that I made the decision to use better help

Written by S.H. on Apr 26, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 5 months on issues concerning relationship, family, and self esteem

Patricia has helped my marriage tremendously. If you're having any doubts about counseling, rest assured she is sincere and was very integral in bringing my marriage to a much better place! Thank you for all you've done, Pat!

Written by J.O. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

She was very nice to me, and also on time. I feel that she is a good fit for anyone dealing with anxiety, and depression.

Written by T.A. on Mar 03, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Pat is an awesome counselor. We are working on some issues that she is very knowledgeable about. I am looking forward to continuing my counseling.

Written by A.R. on Jan 30, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Helped me so much. She's so sweet, and just a really nice person. So thankful I got to talk to her, and have her help me through my problems. God bless Patricia always. For helping people and being a wonderful person. Thank you.

Written by A.S. on Jan 30, 2018 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger, and bipolar

Patricia has been an awesome therapist! She is patient, understanding, empathetic, and kind. I'd highly recommend her to anyone who needs someone honest and gentle to talk to.