I am an LCSW with my "R" number, licensed in the State of New York. I have over 16 years of experience working in both outpatient and psychiatric inpatient settings. I have extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My two areas of expertise are, working with individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorder. I am also comfortable treating those that struggle with depression; anxiety, bipolar disorder; nicotine dependence, and chronic pain.
My counseling style is warm and accepting. I utilize a person centered approach allowing for self exploration of past and current struggles, and work on problem solving and growth. I focus on strength building and working on areas of a the individuals life that they value most. Change occurs when someone begins to recognize that what they have been or are currently doing may no longer be working for them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies take a hands on and practical approach to problem solving. It explores the links between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. CBT's main components are working on identifying core beliefs and automatic thoughts that may not be working for a person in a healthy way. I also will provide skills building techniques utilizing DBT Therapy to help when feeling overwhelmed and to work on having more healthy and balanced interactions with others.
The first step is recognizing that you may be struggling, once that occurs, the journey towards wellness can begin. If you are ready for change, I am here to help support you on your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
LCSW #076556 (Expires: 2020-05-01)
Patricia is just fantastic, she really knows her stuff, her knowledge, expertise and understanding of mental health is just amazing. Patricia creates an warm, open, trusting space that you feel you can be honest in. She has helped me understand so much more about myself, and helped me learn and navigate a whole new mind field of skills to help with my depression. For the first time in a long time I am feeling positive that I can tackles life’s ups and downs, and it’s great knowing I have someone to support me along the way.
I have had the pleasure of working with Patricia for several sessions now. She is so easy to talk to and get along with. She has a great way of explaining things and making you see a different perspective. I am very happy with the counseling I am receiving. Patricia is excellent and I strongly recommend her.
I’m so lucky that Patricia works with me! Not only does she contact me often, but when I’ve been extremely worried or scared about situations, Patricia went above and beyond and consistently checked on me to see how I was doing. She has continually given me tools which are helping. I’ve done the video method, phone and texting... all methods that work for me. I would recommend Patricia very highly to anyone who feels they need emotional support.
Patricia has been wonderful, very knowledgeable and compassionate
Shes awesome. Felt like a mother figure and a friend but who knows how to truly help.
Patricia is very competent and she is helping me in a professional and empathetic way. I would highly recommend her as a counselor.
Very understanding and helpful
Patricia is amazing. She helped me through some relationship problems. I am extremely grateful for her support. She is very kind and explains difficult situations in a way that they make sense. I especially loved the fact that she sends you a summary of your session so you can get back to it at any time. It helped me a lot. I felt very lucky to have had Patricia as my counselor.
I have been working with Patricia for some weeks now and only with a few sessions I really feel I am benefiting from my sessions with her. She makes me feel completely comfortable when talking with her that I haven’t felt with other therapists before and I highly recommend her expertise to others.
I found Patricia to be thoughtful, caring and supportive.
She’s the best!
Patricia has been so helpful to me through a traumatic loss I experienced. She spoke to me, directly, and didn't treat me as "just another patient." Her insights really helped get me through the toughest spots and I am so grateful for her expertise.