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.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar
LPC #005122 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Every week I look forward to my sessions with Patrick. These sessions have helped tremendously in dealing with issues that cause great anxiety and depression. I believe that I would not be functioning as well on a day to day basis if I did not speak to Patrick each week. In between sessions, if I need to get input or encouragement from Patrick, he responds to my messages in a manner that keeps me getting through my days with a level head.
I have been working with Patrick for last two months. He has been very helpful with my issues. I highly recommend him to others.
Patrick is very responsive, insightful, and flexible. I've been super happy working with him so far.
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.
Great listener and really helps you get better over time instead of a "quick fix."
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.