Tranformaion, growth, and healing can be incredibly daunting. It takes bravery to seek help. Patricia holds safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for clients to move toward their therapeutic goals. Currently earning her master’s degree, she is working with clients as a Clinical Intern at Living Pono Counseling. Patricia will graduate with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in 2021. Previously, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. Earning a BFA has been an asset to her therapeutic practice, assisting in exploring Art Therapy. Additionally, her extensive experience as a Certified Yoga Teacher allows for the integration of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and mindfulness into sessions when appropriate. In addition to being an E-RYT, she holds two professional certifications in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Leadership. Leading workshops, classes, private sessions, and monthly support groups for survivors has helped her gain perspective, understanding, and experience. Patricia is honored to create a safe space for trauma survivors to access their innate resilience. Working with survivors is her passion. Patricia remains dedicated to continuing to serve this extraordinary community as clincal mental health therapist.
Modalities used within sessions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Feminist Therapy, as well as Somatic Experiencing, Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Meditation. This blend of traditional psychotherapy modalities and holistic body-based healing modalities allows her to offer a unique and mindful therapeutic approach.
Conditions treated include but are not limited to; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, mood disorders, personality disorders, impulse control, ADHD, behavioral disorders, adjustment disorders, and trauma recovery. Challenges such as parenting, relationships, peer relationships, life and career transitions, family struggles, divorce, self-image, body image, school issues, and stress can be points of focus. Currently, telehealth sessions are available for adults, teens, adolescents, and children over four.