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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #C010612 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
LISW #6586 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
I was skeptical going into therapy in the beginning because I didn't think it was for me or that I even needed it. Patricia has opened a lot of new doors for me and has revealed a lot of solutions to some issues I have been faced with. I am a firm believer in therapy now and I strongly recommend Patricia if you are faced with some of the issues she specializes in. I cannot thank her enough for the help I have received.
Pat has been wonderful in helping me discover a number of areas for growth, as well as supporting me and offering me reassurance during a difficult time. She is insightful, compassionate, and expresses genuine care for my well-being. I very much appreciate her skill, attentiveness, and empathy!
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.
After speaking with Patricia for two weeks she’s amazing.
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.
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.
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
I love her. She's great and she has really helped me.
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.
She’s been great to communicate with! Loving that I made the decision to use better help
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.