I have always been interested in people, how they construct their lives, build relationships, and make choices. Curiosity and interest in human behavior led me to become a counselor, yoga/meditation instructor, coach, group facilitator and speaker.
I chose puzzle pieces as my logo as the pieces of our lives continually change throughout our lifetime. Creating your best life is about recognizing what fits at what time, learning to not force, and learning to let go when it is needed. It's also about having the right set of tools on the journey.
For more than two decades I’ve worked with clients at various junctures in their journeys. I worked in private practice in Massachusetts for many years prior to moving to Pennsylvania in 2016. I spent many years working in residential treatment with juvenile offenders, where I became introduced to DBT, which reinforced my understanding of the benefits of mindfulness.
Through personal experiences I became very interested in the mind/body connection, stress, immunity and went on to participate in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction professional training at U Mass. As I continued to understand the connections between the mind and body, I trained to become a yoga/meditation instructor.
These experiences have provided me valuable insight into helping people grow through their challenges and transition into new and fulfilling chapters of their lives. I have continued to strongly integrate aspects of DBT and CBT into my therapeutic work with my clients as I have seen such positive results. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a set of skills and strategies that strengthen emotion regulation, our ability to move through difficult interactions and situations more effectively. 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.
Board Certified Coach, BCC3249, Institute for Life Coach Training Licensed Professional Counselor, PC009134, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Rivier University, Nashua, New Hampshire, MA Counseling
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"Working with Patricia could not have come at a better time for me. I was feeling stuck in my job… The coaching allowed me to step back and review my options with honesty. The homework helped me to follow through and hold myself accountable. Patricia's feedback was always honest yet nonjudgmental, teaching me how to talk to myself and work past anxiety and fear. "