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: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jul 28, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and family

Patrick has been a wonderful support and help throughout a current difficult situation. He is always in tune to my feelings, a great listener, and is spot on in offering the most appropriate advice. I’m happy to say that I’ve come a long way in such a short period of time thanks to my counseling with Patrick. I’m truly grateful!

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 S.C. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger

Patrick is perhaps the best counselors I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. I’m quite grateful for having met him through BetterHelp and I strongly suggest anyone that struggling to reach out and take one step in the right direction.

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 T.J. on Jun 05, 2018 after counseling with Patrick for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

I have been counseling with Patrick for 4 months now. He is so supportive and understanding. Patrick helps me to understand myself and to identify roots of specific issues, hurts, behaviors. He is wonderfully compassionate and provides helpful feedback along with questions that allow me to increase my awareness, make healthy choices and come to some resolutions. He is an affirming, understanding, non-judgmental, professional person who gives great direction and reflective suggestions that have been most helpful to me. I am very grateful for Patrick's wisdom and gentle guidance. He is an awesome counselor! I highly recommend Patrick & BetterHelp!

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.