I have worked my entire career as a social worker in various capacities, including 8 years as a therapist/counselor. My counseling style is eclectic, utilizing tools from various forms of therapy depending on my client and their concerns. As a part of my training and my life I have been a consumer of both therapy and life coaching, and these experiences have helped me to understand client concerns and perspectives. I believe that my maturity has provided me with a breadth of experience that is very helpful in my awareness, acceptance, and ability.
Of particular interest to me is women’s issues, as I have nearly 20 years experience working in the field of domestic violence. My practice is trauma informed.
I believe that it takes courage to seek treatment, which can lead to self examination and discussion of issues that are more easily pushed aside. But the reward of a more satisfying life is more than worth the effort. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.0009887-SUPV
Patti was great! Highly recommended
Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Patti for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues