Hi, I'm Patrick. I'm the father of two, so when I'm not counseling I'm either spending time with my kids or I'm engaging in one of several hobbies that provide enjoyment or help me cope with stress. Besides being a book and movie nerd, I like to write essays, stories and poetry, play guitar, train for 5K runs and occasionally travel or go camping.
I've practiced counseling as a therapist, as an educator and as a crisis specialist. Although my degree is from the University of North Texas, I've learned much of my current set of skills from the experience of counseling clients and through specific training and workshops aimed at improving myself professionally. As a therapist, I tend to be very relaxed, coming alongside clients to help them at situations that feel like dead ends or like they are in a fog with no clear direction in sight.
With people, one size usually does not fit all, so I like to have a variety of techniques available to assist them. Sometimes a path can be made clear simply by sorting through thoughts with someone, but often situatons are more complex with more variables in play, such as with addiction, feelings of uncontrollable anger, trauma that seems to overwhelm or something that feels more physical like sexual dysfunction.
My starting point is usually listening to try to wrap my mind around a client's story and then I work alongside my client to see if our combined efforts and experience can help them go forward. I bring to the table training in anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, communication, boundaries, sexual issues, spiritual abuse, grief and consciousness growth.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 62139
I am very thankful Patrick offers a safe and down to Earth environment for me to heal throughout my ongoing challenges!
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Patrick for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I had my first session with Patrick and im looking forward to the next! He is very understanding made me feel very comfortable talking to him
Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 1 week on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Patrick is wonderful. He challenges me with different ways to gain insight. I’ve been in therapy a long time before working with Patrick, but he’s offered me more of a variety of techniques than I’ve had before. I appreciate his intelligence and sense of humor. I’d recommend Patrick to anyone seeking to discover more about themselves.
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
He is warm and understanding. I really enjoyed talking to him.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
On the first session I already had options to work and experiment with. In following sessions I was able to explore and express doubts comfortably opening up to a dialogue that redefined my focus.
Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 4 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Patrick is an amazing therapist. Best I ever worked with.
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem