Patrick Currie

(MEd, LPC)

About Me

Hi, I'm Patrick, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience helping people in various settings. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Widener University with a focus on behavioral medicine and health psychology, learning the amazing ways in which we can improve or regain health and wellness using the power of the mind. Then, while working on an inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit, I witnessed the damaging effects of trauma, abuse and neglect and so I returned to school at Temple University and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology to be better equipped to help others deal with life's many challenges.

I have worked in clinical, educational and correctional facilities providing individual counseling, conducting workshops and seminars on stress management, making healthy choices and other topics, as well as running psycho-educational group programs for violence prevention, drug abuse prevention, relapse prevention and anger management. I have continued to provide outpatient therapy addressing a number of issues - anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief and loss, work and career problems, relationship issues, life transitions and more. No matter what type of challenges you are facing, I believe we all have the capacity to improve ourselves and live more authentic, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Success in any endeavor is a process of developing awareness, gaining acceptance and taking effective action. My style is supportive and empowering, using elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and positive psychology to educate and inspire others to master these skills. I take a holistic approach to counseling, looking at every aspect of a person's life to identify strengths, build resiliency and encourage growth. I am also sensitive to the needs and challenges of individuals from different groups, including racial, cultural, LGBT, differently abled or other. I respect the values and experiences of my clients and I aspire to see the world from their perspective as we work towards the life they want to live.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #005122 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

He's great the best counselor I've ever had

Written by T.J. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Patrick is awesome! He is there for me, listening, reflecting, challenging me. I have been very I'll recently & was hospitalized for well over 2 weeks. Patrick kept in touch with me via the message board & offered his support & encouragement while I was unable to set appointments.
He is a caring soul who understands me, affirms me & helps me sort out my crazy life in my one time.
I am grateful for Patrick & for BetterHelp!

Written by B.R. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career difficulties

Patrick is incredibly understanding of the issues I present to him and he is very easy to relate to. His use of references to his own life help create a safe and open environment to volunteer information, usually knowing I am about to be told I’m not as strange as I think. I’d recommend Patrick to anyone looking to increase clarity and drill down on what motivates and inspires you.

Written by C.H. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts

Patrick has been my counselor for the past two years. With his help, I have transformed my life around for the better!

Written by J.A. on Feb 09, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Patrick has created a solid “safe” place for me to share and work through my issues. He puts me at ease but is good at pushing me when I start to pull back. He listens and does a great job of helping me work through the reflection of difficult memories and then helps me redirect to think about how to apply new skills in my future similar interactions. With his help I am working through the painful memories and improving my coping skills!

Written by N.A. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Great guy. Great mentor and consular. Kept me calm and relaxed throughout and made me feel better about myself.

Thank you for your help, you made a difference in my life. Thank you.

Written by W.I. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Patrick has been very responsive and helpful.

Written by L.A. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management, and career difficulties

Great! informative, professional, and In tune with what is being said. Patrick also provides great feedback.

Written by E.R. on Dec 18, 2019 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks

Patrick is willing to approach issues without diagnosing immediately. He looks at all aspects and gives natural exercises to work on. I feel comfortable and confident in his abilities.

Written by M.A. on Nov 15, 2019 after counseling with Patrick for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Patrick is a wonderful counselor and I’m fortunate to work with him! He is an attentive listener and provides thoughtful insight and actionable recommendations. He understands how to help people through a wide range of issues they might be facing and always treats me with respect and dignity. I could not recommend him more highly!

Written by S.C. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Patrick for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Patrick is amazing. He’s help me through the past year get through some major obstacles in my life and I’m greatly appreciative for better help and Patrick Currie.

Written by M.I. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Patrick for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Patrick is a great counselor. He reaches out to me regularly and checks on me. He gives great advice and feedback. I wish that everyone was as compassionate and understanding as Patrick. Thank you!

Written by C.H. on Aug 25, 2019 after counseling with Patrick for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Patrick has a talent for listening, validating, and providing a new perspective. I have had a few counselors and Patrick is by far the easiest to work with and the most productive. I hold his council in high regard and I would absolutely recommend him to a friend.

Written by N.I. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Although we have only had a few sessions, Patrick has been attentive in listening to my concerns, even when my thoughts are often all over the place. I look forward to more sessions and continuing to work through some of the troubles I am facing.

Written by A.S. on Nov 20, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Patrick is fantastic! I have seen many counselors before, but Patrick is one of the few who made me feel very comfortable from the start. I highly reccomend him!

Written by J.O. on Nov 14, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and trauma and abuse

Patrick has been very patient and understanding with my current life situation and has given me great support and advice on how to cope with my current situation. I’m very grateful for his service.

Written by M.O. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Patrick is fantastic at listening to me go over some of the same problems I keep having and giving out useable and realistic advice. He’s attentive and understands when I mess up my schedule or miss a session. I would recommend Patrick to anyone!

Written by C.R. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Patrick has been great so far. I’m always concerned about “the fit” with therapists but BetterHelp did a great job matching me with Patrick. I’ve been in therapy before and Patrick really clicks even though it’s all over the phone. His methods are logical and fact-based while maintaining a strong sense of empathy and patience.

Written by L.O. on Jul 06, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 11 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, and parenting

During a difficult time in my life, my sessions with him kept me going.

Written by M.I. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career

I have found Patrick very supportive to me in a time of crisis. I recommend him highly.

Written by L.A. on Jun 12, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career

Patrick is an excellent therapist. He listens well, and offers great tools to improve my mental health.

Written by K.A. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and grief

Patrick has quite literally been a lifesaver! While I am still struggling, I understand the causes and have learned tools to deal with the issues that cause me difficulties. I don’t believe I could have done this without Patrick’s support and encouragement!

Written by T.A. on Mar 01, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, and anger

Patricks tips are invaluable. Patrick is reliable and highly skilled and he is someone that I call on for personal and professional advice.

Written by M.A. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

I have made a lot of progress and growth personally since having Patrick as my counselor. His methods and mechanisms of counseling have allowed me to see things in a different perspective and a healthy way of handling situations. Would definitely recommend him to friends and family!

Written by E.M. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

So far this is so much better than traditional therapy, I feel able to communicate with Patrick and he is able to give me feedback and help me work in a precise manner.

Written by M.A. on Jan 02, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Patrick listens and gives great advices and guides you to a positive path.

Written by J.O. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and bipolar

Been working with Patrick for about 4 months now and it has made a world of difference. He is open, honest and genuine. He has been able to assist me in many facets of my life.

Written by S.C. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks

Great guy that genuinely cares about people.

Written by E.L. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Patrick is compassionate, attentive and very good at what he does.

Written by J.A. on Oct 17, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar

Patrick has been a great help with my depression. He's been supportive, understanding and offered a number of useful suggestions on which I've followed up and found to be beneficial in dealing with depression and anxiety.

Written by H.A. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

I have been working with Patrick for last two months. He has been very helpful with my issues. I highly recommend him to others.

Written by T.A. on Jul 28, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and bipolar

Patrick is very responsive, insightful, and flexible. I've been super happy working with him so far.

Written by M.I. on Jun 26, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger, and career

Patrick has been quick to respond to messages and very accommodating in video sessions. We're only two sessions in, but I value his input and am looking forward to further learning how to manage issues with his guidance.

Written by A.R. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Great listener and really helps you get better over time instead of a "quick fix."

Written by H.E. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Patrick is my first counselor I have ever had and I like his demeanor. He is understanding and listens well. He doesn't push and asks if I want his opinion on things I bring up. I would definitely recommend him to others.