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Patricia "Patti" Mills, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Welcome to my Psychotherapy practice. This is where growth and personal healing can really happen. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationships and achieve their life goals. I believe developing a trusting relationship is essential to create change. My approach is strength based and solution focused. I use an eclectic approach in therapy which may include Client centered, attachment, EMDR, CBT, with individuals to obtain their goals and have a successful therapeutic experience. My philosophy and approach with therapy integrates professional work with my own personal experiences. I have developed empathy and understanding for how difficult life can be. I specialize in helping my clients not just get relief from painful emotional struggles—such as anxiety and depression—but also create lasting change in their most significant relationships. I enjoy developing relationships and providing active listening with individuals. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach, in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere tailored to individual needs to help attain the personal growth. I have experience with depression, anxiety, family issues, trauma, and abuse issues. I have been trained in long- and short-term models of therapy. Offering a well-rounded approach by providing an Eclectic approach to problems and therapeutic interventions, tailored to each unique situation. I have enjoyed working in the Behavioral field with a variety of clients since 2000. Training and Education: I hold a Master's Degree from National University and a BA from Simpson University. I have a certificate for level 1 training in EMDR. I have additional training from working as a clinician for 15 years in County Services in several departments which are Health Program Manager, Clinician, LMFT and Psychiatric Technician. Currently offering telehealth sessions.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 90335