Patricia Searels

(LMHC)

About Me

Hi!
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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • 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

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 16551 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LPC #14995 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Patricia is so patient and understanding. From day 1 I felt that I could open up to her about the good, bad and the ugly. Doing so is very important for progress.

Written by L.I. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks

Patricia is extremely insightful. She offered my perspectives and ideas I would not have considered. She’s very accessible and relatable. She helped me so much in a very short period of time.

Written by N.I. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Patricia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Patricia is so wonderful. She's the best, most effective therapist I've had. She is kind, wise, inspiring, and honest. Very skilled. She kicks me in the butt when I need it and is there to catch me when I fall. Thank you!

Written by E.L. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 4 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Patricia is warm and understanding. I always feel relieved and inspired after speaking with her.

Written by N.I. on Nov 26, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by J.U. on Jul 24, 2019 after counseling with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.