Hello - my name is Pat Pearson, RN, LMFT. I am licensed in California and have 12 years of professional work experience as an MFT. I have 25 plus years of experience as a registered nurse. I consider myself a "seasoned" therapist at 58 years old, as my life journey has given me many opportunities to gain experience, grow and in turn help others. I have adopted, divorced, single parented, remarried, and blended a family. I have direct experience with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, autism, anxiety, and depression. I know the challenges involved with caring for aging parents, and end of life issues. My medical background in ICU, ER and Cardiology has given me experience with grief/loss, medical trauma, hospice care, as well as recovery and wellness. I understand medical staff issues, being a patient, and loss (family members and friends). As an LMFT, I choose to and enjoy working with children, teens, and adults. I am here to help with any of life’s challenges, whether financial, emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual. Having experienced a natural disaster 4 years ago (Paradise Camp Fire) I can help with grief/loss/guilt. I understand what it is like to not know if family and friends are safe, having people live with you after a disaster, and working with EMT/police/sheriff/fire and other emergency personnel, as they process the same loss - and yet are there day after day to help their community. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, dignity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
I like: family, friends, and food.
Self care: playing with my horses, good movies, window shopping.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
CA LMFT 89714
She's very empathetic and sensitive towards how I communicate my feelings and how I interpret others - and asks me questions about what would make me feel most comfortable in uncomfortable situations or when talking about uncomfortable traumas and situations. She seems to really care about what I feel and am going through.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,
Patricia is a very kind and compassionate therapist. She has helped me tremendously in the past few weeks! I really enjoy working with her and gain so much insight at each session. Highly recommend!
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues