In my 16 years of experience as a therapist, I have discovered that each of us has problems that at times become overwhelming. Many of us know that we are capable, but there are times when each of us find ourselves struggling to cope with certain issues. My counseling approach acknowledges this similarity in all of us.
My approach to counseling embraces the reality that all of us will both need and offer help as we journey through life. More importantly, I embrace the value that my clients place upon the issues they present to me. From my perspective, any issue that you feel will improve your well being deserves the benefit of therapy to help you get there. In my practice, I take a non-directive, practical approach to helping. I acknowledge your strengths and embrace you as your own greatest resource. I recognize that each of us experience our distress in our own way.
My approach involves listening to you. I believe that therapy is a place for growth and new perspectives. My clients have come to me for many reasons, but much of the time it is because although help is needed, they don't want to be a burden on friends or worry family members that might otherwise be supports. My approach involves exploring your difficult experiences, processing emotions, and building strategies to help you cope with life's challenges.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career
LPC #PC005736 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Patrick is gentle and constructive. He is there when I need him. I love that he believes in me and that mistakes I make are outside of my consciousness for the moment. He has given me faith that I can be all that I dream I can be. Work in progress! Thank you Patrick
I couldn't ask for a better therapist than Patrick. He listens and responds thoughtfully to my concerns. Patrick offers a perspective that I wouldn't likely arrive at on my own, that help me understand what I'm experiencing and see circumstances in a different light. I am definitely further along in my healing process than I would be without Patrick's help.
Patrick is a great counselor with keen insight.
One of the best decisions I made is to seek help at BetterHelp and I found Dr.Smith. He is very patient, takes time to understand the issue and truly stands for what BetterHelp is all about - helping you feel better. He is very professional, dedicated , helps see things in the right perspective. Will continue working with him until I truly feel better!! Do not think if you need help not even twice - just go for it - you will not regret feeling Better!!
Patrick's knowledge, experience, and compassion have been invaluable to me as I've navigated a very difficult period. He has always offered a perspective that help me see my situation in ways that help me move toward healing. I couldn't have asked to be matched with a better therapist.
Patrick is a great counselor! His words really helped put my problems into perspective and I feel much better in a short amount of time.
Patrick was wonderful. I really enjoyed speaking with him!
Patrick has been so helpful these past few weeks and honestly, my sessions with him are nothing short of God sent. Patrick, you've helped me unlock so many of my suppressed emotions and been so good at helping me get to the bottom of them. You're hands down the best puzzle solver in the business! You're an incredible human being and I thank God that I was matched with you. It's been an amazing time and I definitely look forward to working through all my stuff with you in the future. May God bless you exceedingly, above and beyond your wildest dreams. Cheers to you Patrick! :)
Patrick is very nice person, I love to talk with him. I think that he perfectly understand how I'm feeling, understands my fears and he encourages me a lot. He helps me thinking about my needs, my emotions and how to menage them in an efficient way.
Patrick is highly responsive, kind, and patient.
Patrick is a very nice guy! He listens and understands and is very, very helpful! Thanks for your help.
Patrick is a very helpful and compassionate counselor.
The experience with Patrick is wonderful! He replies in time, he understands well what I say, he points out the problems and gives solution. I made big progress under his guidance in 2 months. Thank you again!
I don't trust therapists... but Patrick Smith is an exception. He is intelligent, intuitive, respectful and honest.
I trust him, and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for help in sorting out the challenges in their life.
Patrick is straightforward and is a great therapist. He has really helpful methods for helping me work through any problems/issues I might be having. Easy to communicate with and non-judgmental. Also has a good sense of humour, which helps.
I feel like patrick genuinly wants to know about my life, and genuinly tries to help. And not just trying to do his job. He never judges. Never makes you feel worse. Supportive and has a great perspective.
Patrick was great with taking the time to understand what I was going through, and learn exactly what issues I was dealing with before making his assessment. I was able to talk through all the different aspects of my feelings, and then he would give small insights to help me think about the situation in a new light. After only a few sessions, I can already feel a difference in my outlook and how I'm handling my emotions!
I am just at the start of my sessions with Patrick, but I do feel really good knowing he is there for me 24/7. I mean I can write whenever I want and he is quick to answer back. I am all new to this stuff too cause it's my first time, but I really like him. Thanks Scott.
I have certainly enjoyed Patrick Smith's insight and support during a rather tough time in my life. Even his observations about normal daily behavior was a relief to hear. And although I knew a lot of what he pointed out, it was of great help to hear it and go back in the discussion from time to time, to read it again and again. That is one of the benefits of this online counseling. The words don't dissipate after being said - they are still for me to read and understand down the road.
Patrick is very insightful, nonjudgmental, and easy to talk to. He has really helped me to create a much more positive internal dialogue. I am so grateful for his encouragement. I don't think I could have matched with a better counselor!
He provides great insight on issues along with quotes that prove to be very helpful during stressful times
Patrick was extremely helpful to me!
Patrick has a fantastic, calming personality and a very helpful view of the world. He does not judge or criticize, but provides multiple views of a situation and helps me get out of my own head!
This option is really great for me, and Patrick really nailed the needs and worries I've been having very early in the sessions.
Patrick is a great counsellor. He immediately identified my problems with sensitivity and politeness. He also allowed me space to come to my own conclusions while encouraging me to listen to my own internal truths. I found his advice nurturing, positive and intelligent. Thanks, Patrick!