I hold a Master of Arts degree in Service Agency Counseling, which I received from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2005. I also became licensed in school counseling in 2008 (License Number: 1096979) by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). In 2015, I became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in School Counseling/ Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood (Certificate Number: 02771048). I also
During my educational experience, I worked as an intern with Family Alternatives, Inc. in Lumberton, NC, completing 200 hours of counseling experience. After graduating, I gained employment with Family Alternatives, Inc. in June 2006, as a case manager and therapist. In July 2007, I changed courses and began work in the public school setting. I have been employed as a Professional School Counselor in NC Public Schools for 13 years. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of NC (License # 14606).
Before we begin our sessions together, I would like you to understand my personal view of counseling and how I practice it. The following information should help you gain a better grasp of what to expect from your counseling sessions.
I view counseling as a relatively short-term, collaborative effort, although I will continue sessions as long as we deem necessary. I believe that in order to reap any benefits from our time together, you must be committed and active. As your counselor, I can only support, educate, and encourage you. You will have to put forth effort in homework assignments, including special exercises or journal writing, for example. Some changes will come more quickly than others, which may require more effort.
I subscribe primarily to “Person-Centered Therapy” developed by Dr. Carl Rogers and “Reality Therapy” formulated by Dr. William Glasser. Relying heavily on the methods and techniques form these two theories, I will help you feel more comfortable with the idea of self-exploration. This will enable you to meet your needs in a more effective manner by understanding the consequences of the choices you make.
Together, we will identify your goals, the time commitment involved in reaching these goals, the risks and benefits of counseling, and the approaches used in reaching your goals. We will also develop a plan that will be evaluated periodically. If the progress towards these goals is less than satisfactory, we will revise our treatment plan.
Although our sessions may be both emotionally and psychologically intimate, it is important for you to understand that the relationship between us is not personal, but strictly professional. In order for you to best address your concerns, it is better for our relationship to reach no further than the confines of our counseling sessions. Even though you may learn a lot about me through my own disclosure, you need to remain aware that you are experiencing me only in my professional role.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 14606
The most experienced therapist I've ever heard of, Patricia can really connect, put the right questions and solve so many kinds of broken relationships or broken souls.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I recommend her to everyone that I know is going through things. She’s amazing. She’s helped me through some of the most difficult things I’ve been through as an adult.
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Patricia for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coaching
Pat has been my sanity for the last two years. She listens to me and offers me tools and guidance for how to feel better in life. I'm thankful for her listening ear and caring heart. She's meant more to my healing than she'll probably ever know. I wouldn't be where I am mentally/emotionally without her. Also, since I'm an expat in Uganda, our conversations give me a nice taste of home too.
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
Patricia is my guardian angel. She was sent to me in my time of need.
Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Patricia has been such a gift
Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
I have seen a few therapists over the years. This app is fantastic because of the texting feature and the journal. Most of all i was paired with the PERFECT counselor. Patricia is ALWAYS quick to repond. Always with spot on answers and insightful thoughts. I truly appreciate her honesty and all of her advice and winderful tools she has given me.
Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts