Counseling creates a space for you to create and define your future by...


  • Feeling valued, heard, and respected.
  • Encouraging honest self-exploration to gain greater self-understanding.

You...

Gain greater insight into your emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
Explore new ways of thinking, behaving, and viewing situations.
Let go of old ways of defining yourself, develop greater confidence.
Acquire greater satisfaction and a sense of well-being in your life.

Your Counselor...

Identifies skills to reduce reactivity and improve communication.
Works with you to identify ineffective behavior patterns and develop new skills.
Facilitates your understanding and movement through past events that continue to surface.
Works with you to move past "venting" to create real change in your life.

My Style


Through my work as a counselor I have developed a style and strategy that is effective in helping my clients meet their goals. I have identified the key practices that support and guide my clients to success and these practices are incorporated in our sessions.


My work is grounded in mindfulness - being present to what is happening right now. Whenever helpful we weave in meditation, breathing, and a variety of relaxation skills into your session.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an amazing set of skills and strategies that strengthen emotion regulation, our ability to move through difficult situations, reinforces mindfulness and improves our interactions with others.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel and how we act (behavior) all interact together. How do your thoughts affect your emotions and behaviors? Are your thoughts accurate? This practice provides powerful and amazing results.


Getting Started


Counseling takes place face to face but phone sessions are available as needed given your schedule needs. I like to meet weekly for the first few sessions in order to develop a rapport and comfort with working together.


In order to get the most out of therapy it's helpful for you to create the time to "work" outside of our sessions. This increases your insight and awareness as you begin to see the situations you have discussed being played out in your life. It also gives you the opportunity to integrate and practice new skills. Regardless of the frequency of the sessions, the ability to commit to taking "therapy" out of the session and into your life is the key factor.


If you have questions please fill out the contact form or call 610-206-3308.


Come and create your best life today!



19 Elliott Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

 

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" I learned coping skills, grew in confidence, and realized that I donít have to be the person that I was in my childhood home; this has fundamentally changed my outlook on life... I find I am no longer constantly ruminating, holding resentment, and feeling anxious and depressed. Instead, I am empowered and excited about my future. I know I would not be where I am today without Patricia's support and dedication, and for that I will be eternally grateful.Ē  MM