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Patrick Whaley, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in West Virginia and Pennsylvania with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
I have done research on the Impact of ADHD on Family Functioning. This research has improved my understanding of how important counseling is to families who have a loved one with ADHD.
I also have specialization in treating addictions. I have been trained to use motivational interviewing and CBT for addiction.
I also have experience in trauma and have used a DBT approach as well as CBT and Gestalt.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

PA LPC PC014062

WV LPC 2553

Reviews

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Patrick has been super supportive, I don't think I'll be able to pay for his help much longer, but I'll miss talking to him

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life c