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Patrick O'Leary, LMFT

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About me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the golden state of California with 35 years of experience in the field of psychology and active practice. My background covers a very wide range of life issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, life cycle issues, parenting problems, chronic mental health problems, ADHD, addictions, psychosis, trauma and abuse, grief and loss. (I work with a very wide range of issues and concerns across the life spectrum).
My personal counseling style is engaging, warm, and interactive. I don't believe a diagnosis identifies who a person is. As Mr. Rogers quoted across the last fifty years, you are "OK", just the way you are!
Regarding my counseling style my approach includes and combines client centered and a cognitive behavioral approach during a session. I am not limited to these two modalities, as most counselors today use interventions that are from a multiple of modalities of therapy that are acceptable and appropriate and with researched and evidenced based practices. I will adjust our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I truly look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

37yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Post-traumatic Stress, Sex Addiction

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 27408


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patrick O'Leary. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Pat is such a great person to have in your corner. He has helped me achieve so much growth over the last couple of months and also helped me work through the healing process.

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Pat is a kind listener and makes me feel good about myself during times of anxiety and stress. As someone who suffers from perfectionism, and since I’m my toughest critic, it’s great to have an empathetic and compassionate professional help me navigate my emotions and difficult situations. I would recommend Pat to anyone looking to develop self love and navigating challenging situations. Thank you Pat.

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Patrick O’Leary is a kind listener. He encourages you to be kind to yourself. I enjoyed working with him.

Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Patrick for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Pat has been a crucial part of my emotional progress and has helped me better understand relationships and boundaries.

Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Patrick for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Pat is great. Really listens and provides great feedback

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great listener

Written on Aug 08, 2020 after therapy with Patrick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties