Frances Patton


About me

If you're reaching out to a therapist, you're needing something better in your life. You're not willing to go on the way things are, and you have the hope and determination that things can and must change. And, to be very honest, you may have been doing everything you knew to do, following the Bible to the best of your ability, exercising your faith, and none of it has seemed to work for your relationship. That is a painful place to be.

You need someone who can help you achieve that change. You don't need someone who will just tell you what you want to hear, or who will listen but not know what to do. Again, just being honest -- you don't need to hear a bunch of judgement and the same Bible verses without any practical help. You need someone who understands what you're going through and who has the ability to help you get to that better place in your life.

I have the training, compassion, and experience to help you get there. For couples, I'm trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. These are two of the best-researched, most effective couples therapy methods out there, and I have seen beautiful results in my clients. They are compatible with Christian principles and ideals, although they are secular methods. Every day I am amazed at the power these methods have to help couples grow closer together.

I've also been there. I know what depression feels like, and I've struggled with a difficult marriage and divorce (which I never thought would happen to me). I've been to therapy myself, humbled myself, learned a lot, done the work, and have gotten to my own better place. I'm an imperfect person, and I get what it is to be imperfect and to find a better way. My passion and my reason for becoming a therapist is to help others benefit from what I've learned. My training has given me the skills to do that. I won't judge you, and you won't hear, "Well, just get over it!" from me.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NC LMFT 2150


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Frances Patton. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 3 months

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