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Paula Patterson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Hello! My name is Paula Patterson, MSW, LCSW. I have been working in the mental health field for about 20 years. My training stems from being a school based social worker in my undergrad experience. Traveling my path to teach Love and Logic and 1-2-3 Magic positive parenting techniques to parents mandated to take parenting classes through DSS. I have also had experience with Foster Care department within the same social services. I have also worked with high risk youth in the juvenile justice system. I have provided Functional Family therapy and Family Centered Treatment therapy modalities (just received my second re-certification). I specialize in working with children and family's with special needs like ADHD and those with Autism (neuro diversity). I focus on the strengths of people, what they can do instead of what they can't do. I provide many interventions that will suit your needs. There is hope and solutions to almost every problem. I also have experience with teaching communication skills, behavior control, affective responsiveness, affective involvement and the like. Life is a journey and I appreciate the opportunity to help in anyway, navigating the peeks and valleys of life.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCSW C009264


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paula Patterson. 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.

My talk therapist Paula Patterson has helped me more than I can explain. I am really glad I got the chance to work with her navigating through my challenges. I feel much more grounded and I got a better sense of direction in my self discovery thanks to her kind and thoughtful guidance.

Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Paula has made therapy so easy. She is very easy to talk to and I am proud of the person I am today compared to when I began my healing journey. I would highly recommend Paula, she is encouraging & supportive and has made the hardest thing ive ever had to face feel easier than if I didn't have Paula as my therapist. Thank you

Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Paula is an excellent therapist - She has helped me through a challenging year, and very responsive.

Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is wonderful

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I changed therapist two weeks in and im glad I did. She has helped me thru the most difficult time in my life with respect, knowledge, kindness and effort and I will recommend her a million times over

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Paula is very kind and welcoming and made my experience starting therapy so much easier. She brings a level of peace and understanding to our sessions and is very easy to talk to. I am extremely grateful to her for her help so far!!

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts