My name is Patricia Searels and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in a variety of settings such as universities, private practice, and non profit centers for over 20 years. I have worked closely with college students, athletes, young professionals, and adults of all ages suffering from adjustment disorders ( moving, new parents, job changes, divorce) depression, anxiety, trauma, and those who are experiencing loss or relationship issues.
My counseling style is is to create a genuine relationship that is caring, direct, and cooperative. I believe that when people are treated with respect and in a safe, healthy and honest relationship, growth can occur. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and motivational interviewing counseling. The therapeutic process looks different for each individual, and my belief is in finding a unique, individualized and wholistic approach for each client. I always meet the client where they are and their personal goals will drive our work together.
My hours are pretty flexible and I prefer to have some voice or face to face time in addition to text. I believe in providing the tools you need to live a happier more fulfilling life. By reaching out for support and help you have already taken the first step towards improving your life and achieving your goals.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching
LMHC #MH 16551 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
LPC #14995 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Patricia is warm and understanding. I always feel relieved and inspired after speaking with her.
Ms. Searels so far has been a wonderful counselor; she has been consistently available, frequently checks in, and has been incredibly supportive during a difficult time. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Patricia is very caring, insightful, and makes me feel like the future could be brighter. She really absorbs what I say and I totally trust her with my deepest secrets.
I feel that Patricia understands my concerns and is adapting to my needs. She is very supportive and strives to relate to the way I feel and my perception. Her caring nature and enjoyment of her job truly shows. I'm very thankful to have her to talk to and see the true purpose of a therapist.
Patricia is kind, caring, professional, and has warm personality. She makes me feel safe, comfortable to talk to and advise she gives me is on point! I'm glad that I met Patricia and look forward to work with her as long as I need.